Arctic Monitoring and Assessment
Programme - Information about studies of contaminants in the
Arctic environment, including sources, transport, and effects on
biota and humans.
and Biocriteria - U.S. EPA website includes a primer and FAQs
on biological criteria and their application, guidelines on their
use in aquatic ecosystems, case studies, and links/contacts for
Exposure Factor and Toxicity Database - Search a compilation
of exposure factors (i.e., ecological and physiological data) and
toxicity data for a number of California mammals, birds,
amphibians and reptiles.
Ecological Risk Analysis Tools and Applications - Information
for use in conducting ecological screening and baseline risk
assessments, from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
Ecotoxicology and Stress Biology - Information on the research
being undertaken in the ESBRC at the University of Plymouth.
Ecotoxicology-L Archives - Provides discussion list focusing
on risk assessment and ecotoxicology issues. On line LISTSERV at
Environmental Contaminants Encyclopedia - General information
about 118 elements, compounds, and products. U.S. National Park
Service, February 1998.
Laboratory - ETL has developed an innovative environmental
technology, the Tetramitus Assay. This bioassay detects toxicity
in sediment, whole water and other samples.
Network Bioindication - Assess air quality by the use of
bioindicator plants in eleven European cities. Provides
information about the project, news, resources and results.
EXTOXNET - The
EXtension TOXicology NETwork - Fully searchable and
selectively retrievable databases of pesticide toxicology and
environmental chemistry information.
Institute of Experimental Medicine: Department of Genetic
Ecotoxicology - Outlines research being done in the Czech
Republic into the genetic damage caused by genotoxic and
Ecotoxicology Page - General introduction to ecotoxicology and
information about its role in pest management from the Integrated
Pest Management Resource Centre.
Ecotoxicology Research - Information on heavy metals research,
career vitae, and links to other ecotoxicology sites. Research on
bioavailability, toxicity, and environmental fate of TNT in
aquatic sediments and heavy metal bioavailability in soil.
Lemnatec - Provides
ecotoxicology testing products and services. Describes the Lemna
(duckweed) bioassay test for detecting and evaluating hazardous
substances in ecosystems.
Mitochondria-based Bioassays - Toxicity test kits for diverse
applications in environmental eco-toxicity monitoring, effluent
management and product safety screening using a rapid
Pequitec - Specialists
for the supply and construction of ecotoxicology testing equipment
and agricultural research equipment.
University of Antwerp
Laboratory for Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology -
Provides information on research.
Group Ecotoxicology - Provides information on program at the
Dresden University of Technology Institute of Hydrobiology.
Did PCB's Save the Stripers? A Fish Story - New York Times
article about the fact that striped bass are thriving in the
Hudson River because PCBs deter fishing, even though PCBs actually
are harmful to the fish. However, fish in Newark Harbor have
adapted to contaminants. [Requires free registration.]
(March 25, 2003)
Unknown Contaminant Found In Seabird Eggs - Researchers found
an unidentified organohalogen contaminant in the eggs of Atlantic
and Pacific Ocean seabirds. If a marine organism is the source,
this would be the first instance of a naturally produced
organohalogen accumulating in the eggs of wild birds.
(December 11, 1998)