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).
Experimental and modelling studies from the laboratory to the field
Monitoring of Cologne water
This year, the gaiac research institute again carried out monitoring of 16 Cologne city waters on behalf of the Stadtentwässerungsbetriebe Köln (StEB). These limnological investigations have already been carried out…Read More
Comparative study of two mesocosm systems (Pond and Stream)
With the help of a comparative mesocosm study, which is being carried out by a Master's student from the Institute of Environmental Research at RWTH Aachen University together with Bayer…Read More