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A new web page dedicated to ecotoxicology

This report is thus based on the work carried out and results obtained by the Research Unit for the Physico-chemistry and Ecotoxicology of Soils from Contaminated Agrosystems (INRA Versailles-Grignon).

Sample preparation in the Research unit for the Physico-chemistry and Ecotoxicology of Soils from Contaminated Agrosystems (INRA Versailles-Grignon).. © Bertrand NICOLAS - Inra, NICOLAS Bertrand
Updated on 10/02/2014
Published on 07/08/2014

A rapidly evolving discipline, ecotoxicology is the study of toxic compounds in the environment and their effects on living beings.  The aim is to understand, predict and prevent the associated effects and risks.  In the context of studies on the soil, ecotoxicology shares numerous concerns and scientific and societal questions with agroecology.

The INRA website contains a report entitled "Soil Ecotoxicology and Agroecology: partners in progress", which comprises several articles that address the principal challenges of this discipline:

  1. Soil ecotoxicology: a rapidly evolving field;
  2. Developing new bioindicators for use in soil ecotoxicology;
  3. Using the right earthworms when evaluating pesticides;
  4. Updating the tools and structures used for ecotoxicological research.

This report is thus based on the work carried out and results obtained by the Research Unit for the Physico-chemistry and Ecotoxicology of Soils from Contaminated Agrosystems (INRA Versailles-Grignon).

It is available on line.