We are launching a new series to highlight the variety of student research and experiences in the field of ecotoxicology around the world. Students will have the chance to share their stories in an interview-style blog with our community.Continue reading
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In this post, Sara Gonçalves reports on how Landau researchers contributed to the 40th Annual SETAC North America conference in Toronto from November 3-7, 2019.Continue reading
Suitcase packed, 14-hour flight, welcome to Seoul! In this post, Verena reports on her experiences at the 5th Annual IIES Science & Policy Workshop at Korea University in November 2019.Continue reading
For the “Applied Module at External Organizations” (AMEO), Ecotox students complete an eight-week internship at an external university, governmental or industrial research institute. In this post, Manuel Ayala-Velázquez reports on his internship at the Université Pierre et Marie-Curie (UPMC), now Sorbonne Université.Continue reading
The Applied Module at External Organizations (AMEO) is an 8-week internship taking place during the 2nd semester of the MSc Ecotoxicology program. Teresa and Harshada completed their AMEO at Mesocosm GmbH, a company that is specialized in higher-tier and non-standard tests. In this post, they report on their experience in conducting a macrophyte ring test.
Student blogger Lara and Prof. Ralf Schäfer report from the EFSA’s Conference “Environmental risk assessment of pesticides: 25 years of scientific advancements since the adoption of Directive 91/414/EEC”.
As you might know from previous posts of this blog, students of the Ecotoxicology Master’s Program spent the last summer term in internships at external organisations such as industrial companies, universities, research facilities or authorities. This time, student blogger Lara reports on her experience with the AMEO module at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in Parma, Italy.
In this post, our new student blogger Adnan says hello. Continue reading
Large-scale experiments give us a more realistic idea of pesticide toxicity than single-species tests. Mesocosm studies for example simulate natural ecosystems and can include several trophic levels, which help us to detect both direct and indirect pesticide effects. However, large scale means large workload. In the scope of my master thesis I set up and performed a mesocosm experiment at the National Wildlife Research Center in Ottawa, Canada. Follow me through my 10 steps of set-up.