Environmental Monitoring Teams

The LRI Environment Monitoring Team overseas programme development and funded research in environmental subjects such as cross taxonomic biotransformation potential, a BCF database, a strategy to predict acute fish lethality using fish cell lines and fish embryos, QSARs, the bridge between environmental fate & human health effects modelling, biomagnification, PBTs, omics, biodegradation & persistance and mode of action.

The current 2019 research portfolio under the environmental programme looks as follows:

  • ECO 11.3: Ring-test to revise the OECD 306 biodegradation in seawater test [Extension to ECO 11]
    Principal investigator: Dr. Russell Davenport, University of Newcastle, UK (Eco 11 workshop on the improvement of the OECD 306 screening test held 17-18 February 2015 at CEFAS Laboratories, Lowestoft UK)
  • ECO 29: Application of chemostat systems to include adaptation of microbial communities in persistency testing.
    Principal investigator: Dr John Parsons, University of Amsterdam (UvA), The Netherlands
  • ECO 31.2: Identifying strategies that will provide greater confidence in estimating the degradation rates of organic chemicals in water, soil, and sediment
    Principal investigator: Damian Helbling, Cornell University, USA
  • ECO 34: A tiered testing strategy for rapid estimation of bioaccumulation by a combined modelling – in vitro testing approach
    Principal investigator: Kristin Schirmer, Eawag, Switzerland
  • ECO 35: Interference of hepatotoxicity with endocrine activity in fish
    Principal investigator: Thomas Braunbeck, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • ECO 37: D-BASS: Developing a Bioaccumulation Assessment Strategy for Surfactants
    Principal investigator: Steven Droge, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • ECO 38: Cross-validation for improving determinations of water solubility for difficult to test substances
    Principal investigator: Philipp Mayer, Technical University of Denmark
  • ECO 39: Review, ring-test and guidance for TKTD modelling
    Principal investigator: Roman Ashauer, University of York, UK
  • ECO 40: Investigations on the bioconcentration of xenobiotics in the freshwater amphipod Hyalella azteca and inter-laboratory comparison of a new BCF test protocol
    Principal investigator: Christian Schlechtriem, Fraunhofer Institute, Germany
  • ECO 40.2: Investigations on the bioconcentration of xenobiotics in the freshwater amphipod Hyalella azteca and inter-laboratory comparison of a new BCF test protocol (Phase II)                                    Principal investigator: Christian Schlechtriem, Fraunhofer Institute, Germany
  • ECO 41: Improved characterization of partitioning and biotransformation for screening organic compounds for the potential to bioaccumulate in airbreathing species
    Principal investigator: Frank Wania, Univerisity of Toronto at Scarborough, Canada
  • ECO 42: Fate-directed Toxicity Testing and Risk Assessment of UVCBs.
    Principal investigator: Prof. Dr. Philipp Mayer, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
  • ECO 43: Improved sediment toxicity testing design and data interpretation for very.
    Principal investigator: Dr. Michiel Jonker, IRAS, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • ECO 44: Integrating bioaccumulation assessment tools for mammals (iBAT-Mam)
    Principal investigator: Dr. Jon Arnot, ARC Arnot Research & Consulting Inc., Canada
  • ECO 45: Chemicals: Assessment of risks to ecosystem services (CARES II).
    Principal investigator: Prof. Lorraine Maltby, University of Sheffield, UK
  • ECO 46: Improved aquatic Testing and Assessment of cationic Polymers (iTAP).
    Principal investigator: Dr. Hans Sanderson, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • ECO 47: SNAPFISH: Searching for refiNed in vitro Approaches to Predict bioconcentration in FISH              Principal investigator: Dr. Kilian Smith, Institute for Environmental Reserach, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • ECO 48: Nano2Plast – Extending nanoparticle models to open source models of the fate and transport of microplastic in aquatic systems                                                                                                                Principal investigator: Prof. Matthew MacLeod, Stockholm University
  • ECO 49: Microplastic Effect Thresholds for Aquatic Species (METAS)                                                                Principal investigator: Prof. dr. Albert Koelmans, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  • ECO 50: Incorporating spatial and seasonal variability in community sensitivity into chemical risk assessment (GETREAL)                                                                                                                                                Principal investigator: Prof. dr. Ralf B. Schäfer, The University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany