Coasts represent less than 15% of the earth´s surface, but more than 50% of the world´s population lives in coastal areas. Coasts are fundamental areas for the reproduction of numerous species, and they stand intense activities like tourism, maritime traffic, aquaculture or fisheries. All of this creates economic, demographic and environmental pressures that end up in a deterioration of coastal ecosystems and that can cause adverse effects in human health.

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Job position: laboratory technician specialized in marine culture-European project GLAUKOS

The team of Ecotoxicology and marine pollution (Ecotox) of the Coastal Ecology (EcoCost, CIM-UVigo) group, offers a laboratory technician specialized position in marine culture under the …

Laboratory Technician (group III) specialist in ecotoxicology

Working place: Ecotox Team, ECIMAT Duration: 6 months starting in december 2018 Fross salary: 1400 E / month Requerements: Experience in carrying out marine ecotoxicological…

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Environmental Analytical Chemistry and Toxicology
Reproducción de Moluscos Bivalvos
Fish Physiology
Coastal Ecology
“As we continue to pollute estuaries, we will end up with more pathogens than we already have”

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Effects of plastic additives on marine fish, a proteomic approach

Tuesday 15th of September at 11:00h, Alexandre Martinez Schönemann, predoctoral researcher on the EcoTox Marine Ecotoxicology and Pollution Research Group (Ecocost Group, CIM-UVigo), presented the conference…

The Bay of Biscay constitutes a trapping zone for the plastics that reach it

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Oceans Day 2020. By Daniel Rey

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“Virgin” polyethylene, PVC, and polyamide resins are less toxic than biodegradable

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