Towards biology-based lab-to-field extrapolation in ecotoxicology: developing a mechanistic understanding of the combined impact of chemical pollution and climate change across different organisms and habitats

01 September 2015 → 30 June 2020
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Scientific computing
    • Geology
    • Animal biology
    • Bioinformatics and computational biology
    • General 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
risk assessment heavy metals molecular and biological pathways hypoxia climate change gene expression ecotoxicology
Project description

In this project, we will address a critical research need in ecotoxicology. Via growth experiments and geneactivity- profiling, we aim to understand the biological mechanisms behind organism-specific differences in vulnerability to combined effects of chemical pollution and climate change. The project will significantly contribute to climate-adaptation: adjusting processes of chemical safety management to the reality of climate change.