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42 days set-up, 42 days mesocosm study

Large-scale experiments give us a more realistic idea of pesticide toxicity than single-species tests. Mesocosm studies for example simulate natural ecosystems and can include several trophic levels, which help us to detect both direct and indirect pesticide effects. However, large scale means large workload. In the scope of my master thesis I set up and performed a mesocosm experiment at the National Wildlife Research Center in Ottawa, Canada. Follow me through my 10 steps of set-up.

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AMEO #2: Diving into the aquatic world

For the “Applied Module at External Organizations” (AMEO) the 2nd semester Ecotox students complete an eight-week internship, either performed at an external university, governmental or industrial research institute to apply the competences achieved during their study. Several students used this opportunity to explore new places in Germany, others went out into the big, wide world. This time, Elena Adams tells us about her internship at Bayer CropScience in Monheim, Germany.

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