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Meet ECT at the SETAC Europe 30th Annual Meeting

As in previous years, ECT Oekotoxikologie as SETAC Europe partner attends the annual SETAC Europe meeting as exhibitor. Please come and visit us at our booth (N° 5)! Besides our booth as contact point, we are also busily involved in the scientific programme: In the ‘Soil ecotoxicology’ session on Monday, Jörg Römbke talks on the […]

New publication on microbial functional standards for soil quality assessment

The activity of microorganisms in soil is important for a robust functioning of soil and related ecosystem services. There is a necessity to identify the composition, diversity, and function of the soil microbiome to evaluate its properties and functioning and to assess ecotoxicological effects due to anthropogenic activities. Although numerous microbiological methods exist or are […]

New publication: Effects of waste materials on Caenorhabditis elegans

The ecotoxicological characterisation of waste according to the European Waste List (HP14) is part of its hazard classification, which is based on 15 different hazardous properties and should include toxicity tests representing the aquatic and terrestrial compartment. Besides established soil toxicity tests with bacteria, plants, and earthworms, the standardised test with the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans […]

Jörg Römbke elected as SETAC Fellow

The Fellows Award of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) was created to recognize SETAC members demonstrating both (1) significant long-term scientific or science policy contributions and (2) service and leadership within SETAC. Jörg Römbke has been elected as SETAC fellow in 2019 […]

ECT at 24th SETAC GLB Annual meeting

The 24th SETAC GLB Annual Meeting (Biodiversity in water and on land – the role of chemical stressors) takes place in Landau (Pfalz), Germany, from 4 to 6 September 2019. ECT is contributing with the following two presentations:

New publication: Uptake and effects of the beta‐adrenergic agonist salbutamol in fish: supporting evidence for the fish plasma model

The fish plasma model predicts the fish blood plasma concentration of a pharmaceutical from the water concentration to which the fish is exposed and compares it to the human therapeutic plasma concentration with the postulate that no adverse toxic effects occur below this concentration. The present study provides several lines of evidence supporting the fish […]

Review: Environmental risk assessment of pesticides in tropical terrestrial ecosystems

Despite the increasing use of pesticides in tropical countries, research and legislative efforts have focused on their temperate counterparts. In the present publication, the literature on environmental risk assessment of pesticides in tropical terrestrial ecosystems is reviewed. Potential differences in pesticide risks between temperate and tropical regions are evaluated, and research needs for tropical regions […]