On 01 February 2017, Dr. Anja Coors has been appointed as honorary visiting fellow in the Environment Department of the University of York, UK. This appointment will deepen and further develop the cooperation with the research group of Prof. Alistair Boxall…
In cooperation with several partners, a multidisciplinary concept was developed for assessing the eﬃcacy of advanced wastewater treatment methods for removal of micropollutants. This concept integrates (1) chemical parameters (the removal of selected indicator substances and the formation of transformation products), (2) ecotoxicological parameters (the assessment of ecotoxicity using in vitro tests), and (3) microbiological […]
Soil is an essential component of terrestrial ecosystems and fulfils many important functions being the natural basis of life, habitat, an integral part of water and nutrient cycling, and having a filter function for the protection of groundwater. Earthworms contribute very effectively to the breakdown of organic matter in soil
For in situ remediation of groundwater contaminated by halogenated hydrocarbons Carbo-Iron®, a composite of microscale activated carbon and nano Fe0, was developed. Against the background of the intended release of Carbo-Iron into the environment in concentrations in the g/L-range, potential ecotoxicological consequences were evaluated in the present study
The 7th SETAC World Congress / 37th SETAC North America Annual Conference takes place in Orlando, USA, from 06 to 10 November 2016. ECT is contributing with the following presentations:
J. Römbke: Effects of chemicals on soil organisms in the field: available methods and ecological background
ECT contributes to the 5th EUROSOIL Congress (Istanbul, Turkey, 16-21 October 2016):
J. Römbke, J.-J. Ortega-Calvo, J. Harmsen, J.R. Parsons, K.T. Semple: From bioavailability science to regulation of organic chemicals – the role of biological methods. (Platform presentation)
Residues of veterinary pharmaceuticals enter the environment via application of manure onto agricultural land, where particularly antibiotics can cause phytotoxicity. Terrestrial plant tests according to OECD test guideline 208 are part of the environmental risk assessment of veterinary pharmaceuticals. However, this standard approach might not be appropriate for veterinary medicinal products forming non-extractable residues or transformation products in manure and manure-amended soil. To assess such products, a new test design including a more realistic exposure scenario via manure application is needed.
The 46th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (‘150 Years of ecology – lessons for the future’) is taking place in Marburg, Germany from 05 to 09 September 2016. ECT contributes with the following presentations:
S. Jänsch, J. Römbke, A. Scheffczyk, R.M. Schmelz, U. Burkhardt, A. Toschki: The Edaphobase nationwide field monitoring – a survey of soil oligochaete (Lumbricidae, Enchytraeidae) assemblages in different habitat types in Germany
The XVII International Colloquium on Soil Zoology takes place in Nara, Japan on 22-26 August 2016. ECT is contributing with the following presentations:
C. Bandow, P. Lorenz, T. Natal-da-Luz, R. Schmelz, J.P. Sousa, J. Römbke: Effects of a combination of soil moisture levels and an insecticide on invertebrates (Oligochaeta, Arthropoda) and their feeding rate in Terrestrial Model Ecosystems (TME)
The project ‘Development and standardisation of an ecotoxicological test method for the environmental risk assessment of genetically modified plants’ that ECT conducted for the German Federal Agency for Nature Protection (BfN) has been selected as BfN’s project of the month July 2016.
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In compliance with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), we perform standardised ecotoxicological tests in the laboratory as well as at semi-field and field level.
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