Project

Impact of morphological characteristics on ecotoxicological sensitivity of aquatic macroinvertebrates

Duration
01 January 2009 → 31 October 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Scientific computing
    • Geology
    • Animal biology
    • Bioinformatics and computational biology
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Bioinformatics and computational biology
    • Bioinformatics and computational biology
    • Public health care
    • Public health services
    • Bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Engineering and technology
    • Scientific computing
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
Keywords
morphological characteristics predictive toxicology image analysis
 
Project description

The proposed research aims to gain more insight in the relation between morphological body characteristics of animals and their tolerance to chemical compounds. For this study, advanced model development and image analysis tools will be used. The specific research goals is to describe these relations in a quantitative manner, with a focus on metal-sensitivity of aquatic macro-invertebrates based on external and internal morphological body characteristics.