Environmental Monitoring Teams

The current 2021 research portfolio under the environmental programme looks as follows:

  • 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 43: Improved sediment toxicity testing design and data interpretation for very.
    Principal investigator: Dr. Michiel Jonker, IRAS, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • 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
  • ECO 51: SWIFT – Strengthening Weight of evidence for FET data to replace acute Fish Toxicity
    Principal Investigator: Adam Lillicrap, Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), NO
  • ECO 52: Bioavailability, complex substances and overall persistence (BCOP): three themes to
    deliver a step-change in persistence assessments
    Principal investigator:  Christopher Hughes, Ricardo-AEA Ltd, UK
  • ECO 53: A Chemical Categorisation Approach for LRTP Assessment (CC-ALT)
    Principal investigator: Knut Breivik, Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), NO
  • ECO 54: Developing a tiered modeling framework in support of risk assessment of chemical
    substances associated with mobility concerns
    Principal investigator: Li Li, NSHE University of Nevada, USA
  • ECO 55: Assessing the Impact of Sample Collection on Microbial Population and Validity Criteria
    in the OECD 309 Surface Water Mineralisation Test
    Principal investigator: Odd Gunnar Brakstad, SINTEF Ocean AS, Norway
  • ECO56: UTOPIA:  Development of a mUltimedia uniT world OPen-source model for mIcroplAstic
    Principal investigator: Matthew MacLeod, Stockhom University, SE
  • ECO57: μPLANET – microPlastic Long-range transport Assessment aNd Estimation Tools
    Principal investigator: Antonia Praetorius, University of Amsterdam, NL
  • ECO58: Comprehensive additive release and bioaccessibility model for risk assessment of micro-
    and nano-plastics in the environment
    Principal investigator: P. Lee Ferguson, Duke University, US
  • ECO59: FRAGMENT-MNP: Developing a mechanistic model of Micro and NanoPlastic
    FRAGMentation in the ENvironmenT
    Principal investigator: Claus Svendsen, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH), UK 

    For more information on the LRI,, visit their website http://www.cefic-lri.org.