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Aquatic and Land ecotoxiclogy

B2ME Technical Pole

Land ecotoxicology

Manager:
RIEFFEL Dominique
Office: -104L - Phone: +33 3 81 66 63 52
Mail: RIEFFEL Dominique

Location
La Bouloie - Propédeutique building - Building wing L - Floor -2 (-20xL)

Brief summary of the activity

The analyzes or preparations

List of devices

Access conditions:

Contact:
RIEFFEL Dominique

Aquatic ecotoxicology

Manager:
GIMBERT Frédéric
Office: -108L - Phone: +33 3 81 66 57 75
Mail: GIMBERT Frédéric

Location
La Bouloie - Propédeutique building - Building wing M - Floor -3 (-304M)

Brief summary of the activity
The TU focuses on ecotoxicological studies for the assessment of aquatic system quality. Two types of approaches are proposed: 1) in controlled condition (lab): bioassays of risk assessment of substances (REACH) or a matrix (water, sediments) and 2) in situ: biomonitoring and caging in situ (water, sediments, suspended particles). Different biological models are used: chironomids, gammarids and pond snails. The TU also manages permanent (Chironomus riparius) or occasional (Lymnaea sp et Gammarus sp) breeding. Finally, the TU includes an air-conditioned room (16-25°C) allowing to accommodate various exposure devices (aquariums…).

The analyzes or preparations
Examples of some standardized tests feasible in the TU: OCDE 218 and 219 (2004) ; OCDE 233 (2010) and OCDE 235 (2011) (texts available on demand)
Examples of in situ biomonitoring devices: Gimbert et al., 2017 ; Gauthier-Manuel et Gimbert, 2018 (article and report available on demand).

List of devices

MaterialObjectiveAssociated equipment
Air-conditioned room 15-25°C Exposure devices (beakers, aquariums…)
Water bath Temperature regulation (18-25°C) Exposure devices
Air and water pumps Air and water circulation Exposure devices
Plastic vials and flasks Glass wear Sampling; solution preparation Pipetting material
Ultrasound bath Bottling cleaning Acid solutions
Ventilated cupboard Chemicals handling Fume hood
Cages for organisms (different types) In situ biomonitoring with aquatic invertebrates Material for the introduction and the removal of animals, transport crates

Access conditions:
Contact the TU responsible for planning management, usage rules and health and safety instructions.

Contact:
GIMBERT Frédéric

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