Lucica TOFAN, Elizabeth O’GRADY, Timothy J. EHLINGER, Setting Up a Lab On Aquatic Ecotoxicology For Students

Abstract

Aquatic ecotoxicology is a growing transdisciplinary field that integrates concepts and expertise from both disciplines – ecology and toxicology – and develops appropriate assessment tools. It allows not only researchers and government officials to evaluate the hazards resulting from contamination of the earth’s water, but also offers a great opportunity for educators to convey these problems to future generations. The lab in aquatic ecotoxicology introduces the students to the concepts of risk assessment, environmental management, and the effects chemicals have in living ecosystems, enabling them to develop hypothesis, collect data, statistically analyze information and generate a written report that displays critical thinking skills.

Key words: aquatic ecotoxicology, ecosystems degradation, toolkit for lab, critical thinking skills

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