Ecotoxicology

Experimental and modelling studies from the laboratory to the field

Our team has more than 20 years of experience in carrying out ecotoxicological tests of varying complexity. Our portfolio ranges from single-species laboratory tests to more complex multi-species tests under standardized conditions to complex field studies in aquatic mesocosm ponds or in terrestrial model ecosystems (TME) with intact soil cores. We take into account the ecological requirements for the test organisms and test systems while considering the practicability and reproducibility of the test results. On the one hand, we routinely apply existing standard procedures, on the other hand, we also work on optimisation of existing methods and development of new test procedures (e.g. procedures for the testing of mayflies, or passive dosing procedures for biotests with poorly soluble substances).

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Aquatic Ecotoxicology
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Mechanistic effect modelling
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Terrestrial Ecotoxicology
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Difficult substances

Good Laboratory Practice

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Taxonomic expertise

Our expertise

Mesocosm Studies

More than 3 decades experience in outdoor mesocosm studies

TME Studies

Long-term experience in terrestrial model ecosystems (TME) under outdoor conditions

Standard laboratory tests

Standard laboratory tests with green alga, duckweeds, daphnids and snails are part of our standard portfolio

Non-standard laboratory tests

Non-standard laboratory tests with mayflies, waterlouses, amphipods and cladocerans are part of our daily business

Field studies

Field studies with plant communities and soil organisms profit from our long-standing taxonomic expertise

Statistical evaluation

Our comprehensive statistical expertise in univariate and multivariate methods is available for your data evaluation

Effect modelling

We offer made-to-measure ecological models for environmental risk assessment. For specific species ready-to-use models are available.

Recent News

11.05.2022 in News

Meet us at the SETAC Europe 32nd annual meeting in Copenhagen!

The SETAC Europe 32nd annual meeting will take place from 15 - 19 May 2022 as a physical meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark featuring limited virtual components for remote participants. gaiac is…
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03.05.2022 in News

BeeMonitor – Pollutants in bees and bumblebees in cooperation with Serbia

In cooperation with the Institute for Environmental Research, RWTH Aachen and the University of Belgrade, Serbia, the two-year project "BeeMonitor" has started. In this project, the pesticide and heavy metal…
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06.04.2022 in News

R2K-Klim – Urban structural parameters for Duisburg

For the municipality of Duisburg, different urban structure parameters have been determined on the basis of RGBI aerial photographs and the normalised digital terrain model (nDOM). Their intersection not only…
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