Methods for assessing the toxicity of pesticides to aquatic invertebrates currently do not account for important organism characteristics. For example, the sensitivity to pesticides might be influenced by age and sex. Regarding the population level effects of pesticides, it matters whether the individuals who die are young or old – the young ones have more potential to contribute to the population abundance than old individuals.
– Its organizational culture promotes scientific excellence, allows room for innovation and accords high priority to personnel development and gender equity.
– The Master thesis topic is about investigating whether mortality of Gammarus pulex under exposure to pesticides is influenced by sex and age.
Study Subject(s): Sex and age dependent mortality of Gammarus pulex in pesticide exposure
Course Level: Master
Scholarship Provider: Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology
Scholarship can be taken at: Switzerland
Scholarship Application Deadline: By November 1st, 2011