Environmental Toxicology – University of Copenhagen

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Environmental Toxicology

In Environmental Toxicology we study the effects of chemicals on individual organisms and their physiology and on populations and ecosystems. Modelling and understanding the joint effect of chemical cocktails is one of our core topics, with special focus on unraveling the mechanisms behind synergistic interactions and their importance in natural environments.

In the research group we aim at understanding the dynamics of toxic effects both over time and between different endpoints in the same organisms ranging from gene expression and molecular changes to effects on life history traits such as growth, reproduction and survival.