In this blog post, Carsten Brühl is explaining the background and findings of a review produced together with colleagues of the Central American Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances (IRET) at Universidad Nacional (UNA), in Costa Rica that focusses on pesticide use in banana plantations and addresses exposure and effects in environment and human health. The review is the result of a DFG – Conare collaboration funding.Continue reading
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AMEO experience: IRET-UNA in Costa Rica – Lukas Reinhard (2022)
In this blogpost, Lukas Reinhard shares his internship experience at the Central American Institute of Studies on Toxic Substances (IRET) of Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica. Students of the Environmental Pollution Management (Ecotoxicology) Program complete an 8-week internship each year, the so-called “AMEO”. The AMEO is performed either at an external university, governmental or industrial research institute where students learn to apply the competences achieved during their study. Students also use this opportunity to travel and explore not only Germany, but also other countries.Continue reading
Tropical Ecotoxicology and Exchange with Costa Rica
In this post, Lara Petschick, Sebastian Stehle and Carsten Brühl share their experiences when visiting Costa Rica to establish a collaboration on Tropical Ecotoxicology with colleagues from the University Nacional in Heredia.Continue reading
Costa Rica: A tropical e(coto)xperience – Part 6
In this series of posts, Carsten Brühl reports about his current trip to Costa Rica. Part 6 is all about his guest lecture in the “Tropical Ecotoxicology” masters program at National University of Costa Rica.
Costa Rica: A tropical e(coto)xperience – Part 2
In this series of posts, Carsten Brühl reports about his current trip to Costa Rica. Part 2 is all about his host Clemens Ruepert who is an experienced environmental analytical chemist at the Regional Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances of the National University of Costa Rica.
Costa Rica: A tropical e(coto)xperience – Part 1
In this series of posts, Carsten Brühl reports about his current trip to Costa Rica. Part 1 is all about his first impressions and what he learned about pesticide use on tropical crops such as the bananas that get shipped to Germany. Continue reading