Research Group: Environmental Toxicology
To avoid adverse environmental effects of chemical pollutants we need to understand how chemicals alone and in mixtures affect the biology of soils and waters.
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.
We study the effects of chemical pollutants on individual organisms and their physiology and on populations and ecosystems. Modelling and understanding the joint effect of chemical cocktails combined with environmental stressors is one of our core topics, with special focus on unravelling the mechanisms behind synergistic interactions and their importance in natural environments.