Marine ecosystem productivity in a gradient of toxic stress and the implications for higher trophic levels

01 October 2012 → 30 September 2016
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Sustainable chemistry
    • Animal biology
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
    • Environmental science and management
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Biomarker discovery and evaluation
    • Drug discovery and development
    • Medicinal products
    • Pharmaceutics
    • Pharmacognosy and phytochemistry
    • Pharmacology
    • Pharmacotherapy
    • Toxicology and toxinology
    • Other pharmaceutical sciences
Seabirds POPs north sea ecotoxicology primary production
Project description

In this PhD research, I want to examin to what extend persisten organic pollutants (POPs) affect primary production in the North Sea, relative to the effects of temperature and nutrients. Also, the implications of such effects for seabirds, i.e. a model for higher trophic level species, will be examined.