Environmental Monitoring Teams

The current 2020 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 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 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

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