Ecotoxicology (option)

Environmental and Biological Engineering
5.5 ECTS; 3º Ano, 1º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 P

Lecturer

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
Students should develop skills to understand the complexity of the environmental interactions resulting from the presence of xenobiotics in the environment, identify environmental risks and get familiar with the ecotoxicological tests.

Program
1-Toxicology and ecotoxicology;
2-Contaminants;
3-Distribution of pollutants and modelation;
4-The destination of metals and radioactiv isotopes in contaminated ecosystems;
5-The destination of the organic pollutants in the individuals and ecosystems;
6-Toxicity testes;
7-Forecast of ecological effects;
8-Monitorization and bioindicators;
9-Risk evaluation of contaminants.

Evaluation Methodology
Assessment includes mini-tests and laboratory reports. A mimimum mark of 10/20 exempts students from taking the exam.

Bibliography
- Calow, P. (1993). Handbook of Ecotoxicology. (Vol. I). Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications
- Forbs, T. e Forbs, V. (1994). Ecotoxicology in theory and practice. Londres: Chapman and Hall

Method of interaction
Lectures and laboratory classes including ecotoxicological analyses and its statistical analysis.

Software used in class