The Ecotoxicology group conducts the ecotoxicological evaluation of contaminants in representative soil and aquatic organisms of different trophic levels. We use bioassays at several levels of complexity, from in vitro (cell lines) to in vivo with either single species or multispecies (higher level assay). These tools can assess the impact of individual contaminants or complex mixtures of unknown composition such as effluents, reclaimed water, sewage sludge, organic amendments…, usually applied to agricultural soils for watering or increasing the content of soil organic matter.
Our group also focuses on the potential transference of these contaminants from soil to water and vice versa, as well as from soil to soil organisms (i.e. plants or invertebrates).
The Ecotoxicology group is part of the Environment and Agronomy Department of INIA.
DESCRIPTION OF YOUR ORGANISATION:
The National Institute of Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA) is assigned to the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. As a Public Research Organization, it has a dual function, being responsible for the management and coordination of agrifood research at the national level and for the execution of research projects, in close collaboration with the relevant socioeconomic sectors.
We seek to be part of a consortium as a collaborating partner. As a whole, our strength lies in studying the sustainability of new practices applied to the agricultural environment.
The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area will devise new R&I approaches to improve water availability and sustainable agriculture production in a region heavily distressed by climate change, urbanisation and population growth
The PRIMA programme is an Art.185 initiative supported and funded under Horizon 2020, the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
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