To evaluate hazardous potential of contaminants in aquatic organisms, we conduct monitoring studies, develop new and improve existing bioassays, search for new sensitive biomarkers and build models to predict population responses. Integrating effects across levels of biological organization improves our understanding of response mechanisms and adaptation to toxic substances and other stressors, such as eutrophication, nutrient imbalances, hypoxia and climatic factors.

THE BIG PICTURE

ACES is part of the SECTION FOR EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES at Stockholm University, which covers a wide range of research into the Earth’s formation, climate and the environment.

If you want to know more about the work of the Section for Earth and Environmental Sciences read the article by former Section Dean and ACES Professor Cynthia de Wit published in Pan European Networks: Science and Technology.