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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Ecotoxicology - N240018
Title: Ekotoxikologie
Guaranteed by: Department of Environmental Chemistry (240)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2016 to 2020
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:5
E-Credits: winter s.:5
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:3/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: 40 / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Additional information:
Guarantor: Kočí Vladimír prof. Ing. Ph.D., MBA
Mocová Klára Anna Mgr. Ph.D.
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
The main goal of this course is to explain the principles of toxicity testing for industrial purposes like hazardous waste characterisation. The student will be guided through the whole process of toxicity testing from sample collection, planning of experimental design to final data interpretation. Broad spectrum of toxicity tests is demonstrated.
Last update: TAJ240 (18.11.2013)
Aim of the course -

Student will be able to interpret dose-response curve and other toxicity indexes like EC50, NOEC, LOEC etc. Students get knowledge of broad variety of toxicity tests at different trophic levels and biological organisation.

Last update: Kočí Vladimír (20.08.2013)
Literature -

R: Michael Newman: Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology.Ann Arbor Press

A: C.H. Walker, S.P. Hopkin: Principles of Ecotoxicology. Taylor & Francis

Last update: TAJ240 (25.09.2013)
Learning resources -


websites of department 240

Last update: Kočí Vladimír (20.08.2013)
Requirements to the exam - Czech

Předmět je zakončen písemnou a ústní zkouškou.

Last update: Mocová Klára Anna (29.09.2016)
Syllabus -

1. Introduction to ecotoxicology. Relationship bioassays and chemical analysis in environmental monitoring.

Second Toxicity. Design toxicity tests. Basic ecotoxicological parameters. Bioconcentration, biomagnification. Relation between structure and toxicity of the substance. Estimates of the toxic effects of substances on the basis of structural analysis. Biotest. Toxicity tests. Toxicity testing at different organizational levels of the test system.

3. Evaluation and interpretation of data. Dose response curve. Experimental determination of toxicity.

4. Factors influencing the toxicity of the substances. Physico-chemical factory. Environmental factory. Interactions between poisons. Toxicity of mixtures of toxins. Biological faktory.Faktory influencing the results of toxicity tests. Methods of pre-treatment and the importance of methods for testing. Pretreatment to remove interferences. Pretreatment on terms and conditions acceptable to organisms. Pretreatment to separate the different toxic substances. To test the toxicity of mixed samples and samples from the environment.

6. Test.

7th Ecotoxical effects of chemicals in the aquatic environment.

8th Ecotoxical effects of chemicals in the soil environment.

9th Ecological and practice. Legislation. Risk analysis.

10.Exkurze on ecotoxicological workplace.

11.Biodostupnost chemicals and methods of evaluation.

12.Ecotoxicity - different mechanisms and levels of toxicity.

13.Ecotoxicity different chemical groups (metals, pesticides, dioxins, nanomaterials)


Last update: KOBETICK (23.06.2015)
Registration requirements -


Last update: Kočí Vladimír (20.08.2013)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0.5 14
Účast v laboratořích (na exkurzi nebo praxi) 1 28
Účast na přednáškách 1.5 42
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 2 56
5 / 5 140 / 140
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Continuous assessment of study performance and course -credit tests 40
Oral examination 60