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EcotoxTools: Ecotoxicological tools for assessing agriculture associated environmental risks in Southern Europe big man-made freshwater reservoirs.
Coordinator - Isabel Rita Rebelo Ferreira Barbosa
CESAM Responsible researcher - Isabel Lopes
Programme - PTDC/AAC-AMB/103547/2008
Execution dates - 2010-07-01 - 2013-06-30 (36 Months)
Funding Entity - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Funding for CESAM - 7000 €
Total Funding - 199000 €
Proponent Institution - Universidade de Coimbra
Participating Institutions
Universidade de Aveiro
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas - Instituto de Investigaciones Quimicas y Ambientales de Barcelona
Josep Pascual Vila (IIQAB)
c/ Jordi Girona 18-26,

Empresa de Desenvolvimento e Infra-estruturas do Alqueva, SA (EDIA)
Rua Zeca Afonso 2
7800-522 Beja

Instituto do Mar (IMAR)
Departamento de Zoologia - Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra

Instituto Politécnico de Beja (IPBeja)
Campus do IPB, Rua Pedro Soares, s/n
7800-295 Beja

Universidade de Aveiro (UA)
Campus Universitário de Santiago

Universidade do Algarve (UAlg)
Campus da Penha, Estrada da Penha
8005-139 Faro

The aim of the ECOTOXTOOLS project is to implement, to evaluate and to validate a battery of short-term bioassays that can be used as sensitive, rapid and simple (i.e., cost-effective) tools for the characterization of ecotoxicological risks due to pesticides and cyanobacteria toxins in Southern Europe big freshwater reservoirs adjacent to intensive agricultural areas.

Members on this project
Inês Domingues
Isabel M. Lopes

CESAM Funding: