Tag Archives: environmental chemistry

Can clay minerals make copper oxide nanoparticles toxic?

In this blogpost by Jonas Fischer, springtails were exposed to copper oxide nanoparticles at realistic field concentrations in four soils of varying properties. Toxic effects occurred only in loamy soils and mostly at the lowest test concentrations. Reduced nanoparticle agglomeration and clay-nanoparticle interactions were considered being responsible for this observation.

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Post-doc position in Environmental Analytical Chemistry at SLU, Uppsala (Sweden)

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala is offering a Post-doctoral position in Environmental Analytical Chemistry. The position is in the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment.

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Can plastic mulching mitigate fungicide effects on soil?

In this post, Maximilian Meyer reports on his recently published paper “Agricultural mulching and fungicides—impacts on fungal biomass, mycotoxin occurrence, and soil organic matter decomposition”. The research question was – “Does plastic mulching mitigate fungicide effects in soils?”

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