Using metabolomics to develop climate and site robust biomarkers to detect metal toxicity effects amongst baseline field-variation
, Associate Professor in Ecotoxicology at IGM, LIFE.
PhD student is employed on the project.
Involved people and partners:
Imperial College London, UK.
Center for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH, NERC), Wallingford, UK.
The purpose of the project is to develop tools that can identify and quantify the level of different chemical and environmental stressors in collected field populations of earthworms. The separation between effects induced by chemical exposure and those from natural environmental variation is key to clear environmental problem identification and management. This will be done using metabolomic data analysed through comprehensive data pre-processing and multivariate data analysis.