We investigate how freshwater organisms respond to chemical exposure and other stressors in their environment. In particular, we explore adaptive and toxicological response pathways and develop conceptual and computational models to support knowledge-based risk assessment.
As one step to finalize the National Research Program on Oppor-tunities and Risks of Nanomaterials (NFP64), Renata Behra, Kristin Schirmer and Ralph Kägi (Eng) were interviewed by Andrew Maynard. Stay tuned for the upcoming video.
Steffi Merbt wins the EFFS award!
Steffi Merbt won the EFFS (European Federation for Freshwater Sciences) Award for the best PhD Dissertation in Freshwater Sciences 2015-2016. She has been invited to give a plenary lecture on her Thesis entitled "Microbial nitrification in urban streams: from single cell activity to ecosystem processes" at the SEFS10 meeting in Olomouc, Czech Republic, July 2-7th 2017.