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Ecotoxicology

Effects of pollutants on the environment.


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The field of Ecotoxicology researches, analyzes and quantifies the effects of pollutants on the environment. This provides important information that can be used to reduce or even prevent negative environmental effects. To make the effects measurable, both in vivo living organisms and in vitro bioassays (cell-based investigation systems) are used. Single substances, complex mixtures or samples direct from the environment can be examined.

At the Institute of Ecopreneurship, the Ecotoxicology group deals with a wide range of research questions and carries out projects in various subject areas. Examples include the use of bioassays in wastewater treatment, the study of the effects of individual organic substances and mixtures on organisms, and the coordination of protective measures for native crayfish species.

Our Research Topics

Application of bioassays in waste water management

to Application of bioassays in waste water management

Coordination Centre Crayfish Switzerland

to Coordination Centre Crayfish Switzerland

Effects of single organic substances and mixtures on organisms

to Effects of single organic substances and mixtures on organisms

Our Projects

Use of bioassays for the assessment of industrial wastewaters

to Use of bioassays for the assessment of industrial wastewaters

Effects of plant protection products on honey bees

to Effects of plant protection products on honey bees

eDNA detection of aquatic diseases based on DNA fragments in environmental samples

to eDNA detection of aquatic diseases based on DNA fragments in environmental samples
All Projects

Institute for Ecopreneurship

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Life Sciences, Institute for Ecopreneurship Hofackerstrasse 30 CH - 4132 Muttenz
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