Laboratory of Ecotoxicology

The Laboratory offers the investigations of plant protection products,
medical and veterinary agents, biocidal products, and chemical / industrial waste.

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The scope of laboratory tests

carried out in the Laboratory of Ecotoxicology for organisms /
systems

  1. Algae growth inhibition test (Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata) – OECD 201
  2. Cyanobacteria growth inhibition test (Anabaena flos-aquae) – OECD 201
  3. Lemna sp. growth inhibition test (Lemna sp.) – OECD 221
  4. Daphnia sp. acute immobilisation test (Daphnia sp.) – OECD 202
  5. Daphnia sp. reproduction test (Daphnia sp.) – OECD 202
  6. Acute toxicity for fish – OECD 203
  7. The investigation of toxicant effect on early-life stages for fish – OECD 210
  8. Water-sediment Myriophyllum spicatum toxicity test – OECD 239
  1. Acute toxicity test for Earthworm (Eisenia fetida) – OECD 207
  2. Earthworm reproduction test (Eisenia fetida) – OECD 222
  3. Collembolan reproduction test (Folsomia candida) – OECD 232
  4. Predatory mite reproduction test (Hypoaspis aculeifer) – OECD 226
  5. Laboratory residual contact test with the predatory mite Typhlodromus pyri – according to Guidelines to evaluate side effects of plant protection products to non-target arthropods. IOBC, BART and EPPO Joint Initiative. M.P. Candolfi, S. Blümel, R. Forster et al. (2000)
  6. Rove beetles survival and reproduction test (Aleochara bilineata) – Guidelines to evaluate side effects of plant protection products to non-target arthropods. IOBC, BART and EPPO Joint Initiative. M.P. Candolfi, S. Blümel, R. Forster et al. (2000)
  7. The effect of plant protection product on the carabid beetle (Poecilus cupreus) – Guidelines to evaluate side-effects of plant protection products to non-target arthropods. IOBC, BART and EPPO Joint Initiative. M.P. Candolfi, S. Blümel, R. Forster et al. (2000)
  1. The effect of investigated product on soil microorganisms – nitrogen transformation test (OECD 216, ISO 14240-1 (1997): Soil quality – Determination of soil microbial biomass – Part 1: Substrate-induced respiration method)
  2. ISO 14256-1:2003 Soil quality — Determination of nitrate, nitrite and ammonium in field-moist soils by extraction with potassium chloride solution — Part 1: Manual method
  3.  Determination of nitrate content in soil according to ISO/TS 14256-1 „Soil quality – Determination of nitrate, nitrite and ammonium in field-moist soils by extraction with potassium chloride solution”
  4.  Determination of the carbon in soil microbial biomass according to ISO 14240-1
  1. Acute oral toxicity test – OECD 213
  2. Acute contact toxicity test – OECD 214
  1. Seedling emergence and seedling growth test – OECD 208
  2. Vegetative Vigour Test – OECD 227
  1. Evaluation of maximal water capacity – ISO 11268-2
  2. Determination of dry matter and water content on a mass basis – ISO 11465
  3. Evaluation of soil pH – OECD 222
  4. Measurement of cation exchange capacity in soil – PN-R-04027:1997
  5. The evaluation of soil salinity
  6. Activated sludge respiratory inhibition test – OECD 209 / Commission Regulation (EC) No 440/2008, Method C.11: „Activated Sludge Respiration Inhibition Test”, Official Journal of the European Union No. L 142/559-563, dated May 30, 2008

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