Chapter 11. Potential Future Developments in Ecotoxicology

  1. Professor K. Clive Thompson Chief Scientist2,
  2. Dr Kirit Wadhia Principal Ecotoxicologist2 and
  3. Dr Andreas P. Loibner3
  1. Professor Wim De Coen,
  2. Dr Geert Huyskens,
  3. Dr Roel Smolders,
  4. Dr Freddy Dardenne,
  5. Dr Johan Robbens,
  6. Dr Marleen Maras and
  7. Professor Ronny Blust

Published Online: 3 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305531.ch11

Environmental Toxicity Testing

Environmental Toxicity Testing

How to Cite

De Coen, W., Huyskens, G., Smolders, R., Dardenne, F., Robbens, J., Maras, M. and Blust, R. (2005) Potential Future Developments in Ecotoxicology, in Environmental Toxicity Testing (eds K. C. Thompson, K. Wadhia and A. P. Loibner), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305531.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 2

    ALcontrol Laboratories, Templeborough House, Mill Close, Rotherham S60 1BZ, UK

  2. 3

    Contaminated Land Management, IFA-Tulln, Environmental Biotechnology, Konrad Lorenz Strasse 20, A-3430 Tulln, Austria

Author Information

  1. Laboratory for Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 24 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405118194

Online ISBN: 9781444305531



  • ecotoxicology - fate and effects of toxicants in ecosystems;
  • future developments in ecotoxicology;
  • crucial developments for future ecotoxicological research;
  • essential relationships between levels of biological organization;
  • biomarkers in ecotoxicology;
  • transgenic systems in ecotoxicology;
  • novel markers at proteome level - glycosylation of proteins;
  • computer assisted sperm analysis (CASA) - Hobson Sperm Tracker (HST);
  • ecological complexity in toxicity testing - pollutant stress and food availability interactions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Future research needs in ecotoxicology

  • Conclusions

  • References