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Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laboratory for Ecotoxicology and Polar Ecology

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The activities are in two main research areas:

(1) Monitoring of stable pollutants (PCBs, organochlorine pesticides, heavy metals) at the different trophic levels of marine ecosystems (phytoplankton, zooplankton, benthos, fish, birds and mammals) with special interest for background concentrations (levels in Arctic and Antarctic areas);

(2) At sea study of the distribution of marine birds and mammals: seasonal variations of distributions, linkage with hydrographical regimes, estimations of population sizes and densities. Estimations of food demands and energy fluxes through higher trophic levels of the marine ecosystems.

results in other services

  • Marine environmental research project (EDMERP)
  • Marine environmental databases (EDMED)

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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
16 September 2020 11:12:59 AM