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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 […]