Freshwater & Marine Ecotoxicology

We are able to offer a comprehensive suite of Freshwater and Marine Ecotoxicology studies, covering a wide range of test species. The purpose of ecotoxicology testing is to predict the effects of pollution, so that the most efficient and effective actions can be identified to prevent or remediate any detrimental effects.

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Our capabilities

Our multidisciplinary team of scientists have substantial experience across multiple vertebrate and invertebrate species and in a variety of test systems, (static, flow through, pulsed dose), in marine and freshwater environments). The team comprises proven experts in testing routine and problematic (hydrolytically unstable, highly sorptive, volatile, low solubility) materials and regularly develop novel methodologies, exposure systems and culture techniques to support bespoke testing strategies. We operate in modern GLP-compliant facilities striving to provide the highest quality service possible.

Below: an example of our freshwater and marine test species.

Ecotoxicology studies

We offer a comprehensive range of acute, chronic and bespoke aquatic ecotoxicology studies with a variety of test species and we can conduct testing to a variety of test guideline requirements.

View our ecotoxicology services below, broken down by study type (Marine, Freshwater, Invertebrate, Vertebrate, Chronic, Acute and Aquatic Plants).

Marine studies

Arenicola marina sediment study

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Corophium volutator acute toxicity

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Corophium volutator chronic study

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Crustacean Acute: Toxicity Study - Acartia Tonsa or Tisbe battaglia. Determination of acute lethal toxicity to marine copepods.

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Mysid Acute (Static and Flow Through)

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Fish: Chronic: Saltwater - Toxicity Study

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Algal Acute Marine - Growth Inhibition Study

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Fish: Early Life Stage Toxicity Test

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Bioaccumulation in Fish: Aqueous and Dietary Exposure

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Freshwater studies

Algal Acute Marine - Growth Inhibition Study

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Freshwater Alga and Cyanobacteria: Growth Inhibition Test

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Daphnia Sp. Acute Immobilisation Test

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Fish: Prolonged Toxicity Test 14 Day

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Fish: Early Life Stage Toxicity Test

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Daphnia magna Reproduction Test

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Fish: Short-term Toxicity Test on Embryo and Sac Fry Stages

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Fish: Juvenile Growth Test

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Sediment: Water Chiromonid Toxicity using spiked sediment

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Sediment: Water Chiromonid Toxicity using spiked water

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Lemna sp growth inhibition test

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Sediment: Water Lumbriculus Toxicity Test using Spiked Sediment

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21-day Fish Assay

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Amphibian Metamorphosis Assay

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Sediment: Water Chironomid Life-Cycle Toxicity Test Using Spiked Water or Spiked Sediment

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Fish: Sexual Development Test

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Chironomus sp. Acute Immobilisation Test

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Sediment Free Myriophyllum Spicatum Toxicity Test

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Water: Sediment Myriophyllum Spicatum Toxicity Test

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Potamopyrgus antipodarum Reproduction Test

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Lymnaea stagnalis Reproduction Test

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Bioaccumulation in Fish: Aqueous and Dietary Exposure

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Bioaccumulation in Sediment: Dwelling Benthic Oligochaetes

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Fish: short term reproduction Assay

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Fish: Embryo Toxicity (FET) Static

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Invertebrate studies

Arenicola marina sediment study

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Corophium volutator acute toxicity

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Corophium volutator chronic study

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Crustacean Acute: Toxicity Study - Acartia Tonsa or Tisbe battaglia. Determination of acute lethal toxicity to marine copepods.

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Mysid Acute (Static and Flow Through)

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Daphnia Sp. Acute Immobilisation Test

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Daphnia magna Reproduction Test

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Sediment: Water Chiromonid Toxicity using spiked sediment

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Sediment: Water Chiromonid Toxicity using spiked water

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Sediment: Water Lumbriculus Toxicity Test using Spiked Sediment

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Sediment: Water Chironomid Life-Cycle Toxicity Test Using Spiked Water or Spiked Sediment

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Chironomus sp. Acute Immobilisation Test

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Potamopyrgus antipodarum Reproduction Test

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Lymnaea stagnalis Reproduction Test

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Bioaccumulation in Sediment: Dwelling Benthic Oligochaetes

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Vertebrate studies

Fish: Chronic: Saltwater - Toxicity Study

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Fish: Prolonged Toxicity Test 14 Day

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Fish: Early Life Stage Toxicity Test

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Fish: Short-term Toxicity Test on Embryo and Sac Fry Stages

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Fish: Juvenile Growth Test

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21-day Fish Assay

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Amphibian Metamorphosis Assay

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Fish: Sexual Development Test

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Bioaccumulation in Fish: Aqueous and Dietary Exposure

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Fish: short term reproduction Assay

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Fish: Embryo Toxicity (FET) Static

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Chronic studies

Arenicola marina sediment study

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Corophium volutator chronic study

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Crustacean Acute: Toxicity Study - Acartia Tonsa or Tisbe battaglia. Determination of acute lethal toxicity to marine copepods.

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Fish: Chronic: Saltwater - Toxicity Study

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Algal Acute Marine - Growth Inhibition Study

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Freshwater Alga and Cyanobacteria: Growth Inhibition Test

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Fish: Early Life Stage Toxicity Test

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Daphnia magna Reproduction Test

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Fish: Short-term Toxicity Test on Embryo and Sac Fry Stages

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Fish: Juvenile Growth Test

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Sediment: Water Chiromonid Toxicity using spiked sediment

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Sediment: Water Chiromonid Toxicity using spiked water

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Lemna sp growth inhibition test

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Sediment: Water Lumbriculus Toxicity Test using Spiked Sediment

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21-day Fish Assay

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Amphibian Metamorphosis Assay

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Sediment: Water Chironomid Life-Cycle Toxicity Test Using Spiked Water or Spiked Sediment

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Fish: Sexual Development Test

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Sediment Free Myriophyllum Spicatum Toxicity Test

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Water: Sediment Myriophyllum Spicatum Toxicity Test

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Potamopyrgus antipodarum Reproduction Test

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Lymnaea stagnalis Reproduction Test

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Bioaccumulation in Fish: Aqueous and Dietary Exposure

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Bioaccumulation in Sediment: Dwelling Benthic Oligochaetes

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Fish: short term reproduction Assay

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Acute studies

Arenicola marina sediment study

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Corophium volutator acute toxicity

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Mysid Acute (Static and Flow Through)

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Algal Acute Marine - Growth Inhibition Study

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Freshwater Alga and Cyanobacteria: Growth Inhibition Test

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Daphnia Sp. Acute Immobilisation Test

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Fish: Prolonged Toxicity Test 14 Day

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Lemna sp growth inhibition test

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Chironomus sp. Acute Immobilisation Test

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Fish: Embryo Toxicity (FET) Static

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Aquatic Plants studies

Algal Acute Marine - Growth Inhibition Study

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Freshwater Alga and Cyanobacteria: Growth Inhibition Test

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Lemna sp growth inhibition test

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Sediment Free Myriophyllum Spicatum Toxicity Test

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Water: Sediment Myriophyllum Spicatum Toxicity Test

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Search our full range of Ecotxicology studies by browsing our catalogue.

If you cannot find the study, you need or require a bespoke study then please do not hesitate to contact us to find out how we can help you.

Our facilities

We have state of the art facilities including in-house freshwater and seawater processing and management systems, controlled temperature rooms, high flow through rates. Direct access to clean seawater provides highly flexible and customizable resources for your research project.

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Why our customers choose us

  • Direct access to your study director
  • Experienced scientists capable of supporting complex and bespoke studies
  • Well established and proven cultures including Mysid Shrimp (Americamysis bahia)
  • Acute studies (OECD, OSCPP):
  • Algae (All guideline freshwater and marine species)
  • Daphnia magna
  • Fish (Rainbow trout, Carp, Fathead minnows,Sheepshead minnows)
  • Marine invertebrates (Mysid Shrimp - Americamysis bahia, Tisbe battaglia, Acartia tonsa)
  • Endocrine disruption studies:
  • FSTRA OECD 229, OECD 234 (Zebrafish, Medaka, Fathead minnow)
  • Bespoke study design (merger of multiple guidelinesor novel methods)
  • Modern and sophisticated world class facility
  • Commitment to a controlled and carefully planned execution of studies based on excellence in science and project management

Search our Ecotoxicology tests

We can offer a wide range of study specific standard and non-standard species and study types.

Use our study search below to see all studies or find the specific one for your needs.

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Meet your Study Directors

Michelle Fox
Michelle Fox
Head of Ecotoxicology
Heather Powell-Thomas
Heather Powell-Thomas
Study Director
Becky Burden
Becky Burden
Study Director
Daniel Hill
Daniel Hill
Study Director
Sarah Priestly
Sarah Priestly
Study Director
Richard Maunder
Richard Maunder
Study Director