Ecotoxicology and effect monitoring on bottomfauna, particularly amphipod crustaceans in both brackish-water and fresh-water environments. The significance of different sediment characteristics for bioavailability of sediment-associated metals and persistent hydrophobic organic contaminants (PHOCs). The ecotoxicological studies are focused on reproduction and endocrine effects on amphipods, and the significance of both antropogenic and natural environmental variables such as oxygen deficiency, food quality and temperature for reproduction disturbances.
Latest scientific papers
Exposure to contaminants exacerbates oxidative stress in amphipod Monoporeia affinis subjected to fluctuating hypoxia
Perfluorooctane sulfonate accumulation and parasite infestation in a field population of the amphipod
Single and combined effects of hypoxia and contaminated sediments on the amphipod Monoporeia affinis in laboratory toxicity bioassays based on multiple biomarkers
Biological effects of contaminants: The use of embryo aberrations in amphipod crustaceans for measuring effects of environmental stressors
Population decline of amphipod Monoporeia affinis in Northern Europe: consequence of food shortage and competition?