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Name
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Biology, Ecotoxicology and Polar Ecology Laboratory (VUB-ETOX)
Native name
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Vakgroep Biologie, Laboratorium voor Ecotoxicologie en Polaire Ecologie
Address
Boulevard de la Plaine/Pleinlaan 2
Zipcode
1050
City
Brussels
Country
Belgium
Phone
+32-(0)2-629 34 14
Fax
+32-(0)2-629 34 38
Centre Website
http://we.vub.ac.be/nl/vakgroep-biologie

organisation profile

The ETOX unit is mainly developing research in the domains of ecotoxicology of polar marine ecosystems (Antarctica, Greenland Sea, Barents Sea), mainly for the higher trophic levels (seabirds, marine mammals). The concentration, transfer, accumulation and detoxification mechanisms of stable pollutants (organochlorine pesticides, total and organic mercury) are investigated. The ecotoxicology of terrestrial ecosystems is also studied (stable pollutants in raptors and owls and their prey, etc.). Research also concerns marine ecology, namely the quantitative distribution of seabirds and marine mammals at sea, mainly in the NE Atlantic and polar ecosystems: European Arctic, Antarctica.

results in other services

  • Marine environmental research project (EDMERP)

edmo metadata

EDMO record id
2071
Collating centre
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Management Unit of North Sea and Scheldt Estuary Mathematical Models, Belgian Marine Data Centre (MUMM-BMDC)
Latest update
4 March 2015 2:21:33 PM