Britta Eklund

Former employees
Room: X525
Phone: +46 8 674 7211

Research field

My main research field is the development and application of biological test methods for studying effects of single substances and complex effluents. The last years I have been leading different projects mainly concerning effects from boat activities, in particular effects from antifouling paints. The aim is to understand the extent of the problem and find soulutions on how to minimize negative effects.
Other interests are:

– Effects on mixtures. Since negative effects on the envronment is the result of mixtures I have taken an interest in studying the total impact on living organisms, mostly on indigenous species from the Baltic Sea.

– Development of test methods with algae. I have developed a test method with the red macroalga Ceramium tenuicorne, which since 2010 is an international standard.

Latest scientific papers

Total tin and organotin speciation in historic layers of antifouling paint on leisure boat hulls

M. Lagerström; J. Strand; B. Eklund; E. Ytreberg
2017 | Environ. Pollut.

A novel XRF method to measure environmental release of copper and zinc from antifouling paints

Ytreberg E; Lagerström M.; Holmqvist A.; Eklund B.; Elwing H.; Dahlström M.; Dahl P.; Dahlström M.
2017 | Environ. Pollut. | 225 (490-496)

Biofouling of leisure boats as a source of metal pollution.

Bighiu MA; , Eriksson Wiklund AK, Eklund B.
2016 | Springer-Verlag, Germany | 24 (1) (997-1006)

Pollutant concentrations and toxic effects on the red alga Ceramium tenuicorne of sediments from natural harbors and small vessel harbors on the west coast of Sweden

2016 | Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. | 70 (3) (583-594)

Metal contamination at recreational boatyards linked to the use of antifouling paints—investigation of soil and sediment with a field portable XRF

2016 | Environ Sci Pollut Res

All publications

Exposure & Effects

Exposure and effects of chemical contaminants on living organisms.