|Teaching method||Contact hours|
|Course coordinator(s)||prof. dr. ir. PJ van den Brink|
|Msc ME Vollebregt|
|dr. ir. ETHM Peeters|
|dr. ir. EH van Nes|
|prof. dr. AA Koelmans|
|prof. dr. ir. PJ van den Brink|
|ir. TBM Dekkers|
|Examiner(s)||prof. dr. ir. PJ van den Brink|
Language of instruction:
ZSS06100 Laboratory Safety
Assumed knowledge on:
TOX-30806 Environmental Toxicology; AEW-31306 Water Quality or AEW-30306 Ecology: Classics and Trends.
This course focuses on the fate of toxic compounds and their effects on populations and ecosystems. It deals with the assessment of both exposure and ecological effects, and their interconnection. Main subjects are exposure on higher biological organisation levels, ecological effects, bio-monitoring, risk assessment of anthropogenic stressors and natural stressors like cyanotoxins, and multiple stresses.
After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- perform ecotoxicological toxicity and bioassay experiments with non-standard test species;
- interpret the results of chemical fate and eco(toxico)logical models;
- perform microcosm and mesocosm experiment to evaluate effects on a food-web and interpret its results;
- perform an advanced multivariate data analysis on chemical and biological monitoring data;
- design, perform and evaluate your own experiment to test a self-formulated hypothesis;
- conceptualise and organise experimental work and its interpretation as a group.
- lecture attendance;
- experimentation in the lab and collecting animals in the field;
- analysis, interpretation and presentation of results of lab experiments;
- ecological modelling and multivariate statistics;
- reviewing literature; report writing.
Individual and group performance; reporting on experimentation in the lab, multivariate analysis and eco(toxico)logical modelling; individual presentation of results. Successful partial interim examinations remain valid for a period of three years.
A manual and lecture notes will be distributed during the course.
|Restricted Optional for:||MES||Environmental Sciences||MSc||A: Spec. A - Environmental Quality||5AF|