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The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
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Seminar extending the lectures from General ecotoxicology. Demonstrations of real experimental results and selected ecotoxicological methods. Scientific literature - basic principles of reading and usage, self-prepared lecture of model scientific paper. Students write an assay focused on current environmental problems. Excursion to proffesionally equipped research center.
1. Principles of ecotoxicology - relation with environmental chemistry, studies of fate and effects of chemicals, risk assessment. 2. Evaluation, analyses and interpretation of toxicology data, toxicity of chemicals and chemical mixtures. 3. Examples of real experimental results (scientific papers from environmental chemistry and ecotoxicology), demonstrations and discussions on ecotoxicological methods. 4. Basic principles of reading and usage of scientific papers, preparation of students lecture of model scientific paper. Presentation of results to other students. 5. Preparation of an assay, which should extend the students ability of self thinking about environmental problems. Themes covering both well known environmental problems are provided for discussion and assays. 6. Excursion to research institution. Presentation of recent sofisticated instruments, their applications and possibilities in ecotoxicology. Illustration of simple experiments (cytotoxicity, dioxin-like toxicity), data analysis, protocol preparation.
CALOW, P. Handbook of Ecotoxicology Vol. I and II. London, U.K.: Blackwell Scientific publications, 1993. info