Field of studyEkotoxicology

Single-subject study
Type of studydoctoral
Language of instruction
Standard length of studies4,0 years
Accrediteduntil 31. 5. 2020
Field of study code1603V004
Degree programme codeP1527
Offered byFaculty of Science

Major objective of the Ecotoxicology is to study and understand the fate and effects of chemicals (and other stressors) released by human activities on living organisms in ecosystems (including also effects in humans but focusing more specifically on other biota). Ecotoxicology studies effects of xenobiotics and biotoxins at all levels (i.e. understanding biochemical and cellular mechanisms of toxicity, studying effects in individuals as well as in populations or communities). Studies focus on interactions between (i) environmental characteristics (bioavailability, biotransformations), (ii) levels of stressors in the environment, and (iii) their biological effects (acute or chronic including genotoxicity). Ecotoxicology studies the influence of environmental stressors on all major functional groups of organisms (producers, consumers, destruents) in both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. The activities also include application and development of information and modeling tools. One of important aims of ecotoxicology is to transfer the basic research results to the practical use in environmental risk assessment and rational protection of ecosystems.

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in 40 days (30. 11. 2016)

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