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ECOTOX

Research team in Ecotoxicology and Marine Pollution at the University of Vigo. It staffed by a dedicated team of scientists with a wide range of experience in all types of ecotoxicology studies, belonging to the Department of Ecology and Animal Biology and the Department of Analytical Chemistry and Food.

It is focused on enhancing the understanding of the chemical pollution on marine ecosystems with a view to identifying and mitigating those that pose a significant threat to their ecological integrity, and provide the scientific basis to develop environmental criteria and standards for the protection of coastal marine ecosystems.

Operates in the framework of projects funded by the European Union, the Ministry of Science and Innovation, the Ministry of Environment of the Galician regional government and other institutions with environmental responsibilities as well as contracts with public and private entities. Its research activity has generated 12 doctoral thesis, more than 130 scientific publications and 50 research contracts with public and private entities.

ECOTOX facilities include two laboratories at the Marine Sciences Faculty and the Faculty of Chemistry and a third lab at the Marine Science Station (ECIMAT).

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