Ecotoxicology

“Ecotoxicology”, which examines the negative effects of chemicals  on the environment, is a sub-science of toxicology. Although this definition evokes animal venom, microbial or plant-derived toxins in our environment, the field of environmental toxicology is based on synthetic chemicals of human origin and chemicals emitted by human beings to the environment. These chemicals are called “environmental pollutants” or “environmental contaminants de in the literature.

In environmental toxicology, the negative effects of environmental pollutants on human health are examined. In assessing the toxic effects of environmental pollutants on humans, standard animal models (such as mice, rats and zebra fish) are used as well as the assessment of aquatic organisms and invertebrate groups exposed to the chemical. In the field of ecotoxicology, which is considered as a sub-branch of environmental toxicology, the negative effects of environmental contaminants due to ecosystems, their components, plants, animals, all wildlife and the interaction of these components with each other are examined. This investigation is carried out in the natural habitats of living things that make up the ecosystems from the beginning of the food chain to the predator at the top. Although these two areas are separated from each other for practical reasons, there are important intersections; Determining the amount of environmental pollutants in plant and animal tissues, which is the field of ecotoxicology, is important and necessary in order to determine the sources and amounts that these organisms will be exposed to if they are consumed by other organisms and people in the food chain. On the other hand, the toxicological risks that other organisms in the biosphere may be exposed to may be predicted, albeit in part, by the release of chemicals (eg drugs), whose effects are known to humans in the environment.

In addition, a comprehensive review of the environmental impacts of pollutants should include the fate of these pollutants in the environment and their interaction with abiotic components of ecosystems. For these reasons, a comprehensive investigation of the negative effects of environmental pollutants is possible with the contribution of many scientific disciplines.

In ecotoxicology, there is an ecological hazard assessment process. However, the studies and the data obtained in the field of ecotoxicology, which is actually very important since human beings perceived the universe as human-centered until recently, are relatively less compared to those in the field of environmental toxicology. The field of ecotoxicology requires adequate training in general / systematic biology and animal physiology. In addition, basic toxicology and chemistry knowledge as well as analytical laboratory techniques and methods are essential knowledge in the field of ecotoxicology.

For tests such as LC50, metal deposition, contact the Aquatic Animal Experiment subunit (LINK: https://akvaryum.trakya.edu.tr/).

Ecotoxicology Research Group Assoc. Utku Güner Prof.Dr. Prof. Dr. Fulya Dilek Muranlı and Assoc. Dr. Mitat Aydoğdu works for undergraduate, doctorate and graduate students.

Group publications

2019

  • Aydoğdu M., Gökalp F.D., Güner U., Determination of LC50 Concentration of Diazinon on Archips rosana (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) Adults ,INTERNATIONAL BIOLOGICAL, AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCE CONGRESS 2019(POSTER BİLDİRİSİ)  (Kasım 2019).
  • Gökalp F.D., Güner U., Aydoğdu M., Effective concentrations of Diazinon on Larval stage of Archips rosana (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) ,International Bıological, Agricultural And Life Science Congress 2019(POSTER BİLDİRİSİ)  (Kasım 2019).
  • Güner U, Aydoğdu M, Gökalp F.D., Acute Toxicity Of Low Dose Dıazınon Pupa Stage Of Rose Tortrix Archips rosana (Lınnaeus, 1758) (Lepıdoptera: Tortrıcıdae) ,International Bıological, Agricultural And Life Science Congress 2019(POSTER BİLDİRİSİ)  (Kasım 2019).
  • Aydogdu M, Gökalp F.D., Güner U. (2018) A Proposed Method for Observing the Effect of the Pesticides on Archips rosana (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) Adults. International Agricultural, Biological and Life Science Conference, Edirne, Turkey, September 2-5, 246. (POSTER BİLDİRİSi) (Eylül 2018).

2018

  • Güner U., Aydogdu M, Gökalp F.D. (2018) Technique of Observing the Effect of Pesicides on Archips rosana (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) Pupae. International Agricultural, Biological and Life Science Conference, Edirne, Turkey, September 2-5, 342. (POSTER BİLDİRİSİ) (Eylül 2018).
  • Aydoğdu M., Gökalp F. D. & Güner U (2018). Determination of Ld50 of Ddvp 550 Ec on Archips rosana (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) Adults. The Fourth International Mediterranean Symposium on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, April 18th – 22th, 2018, Antalya/TÜRKİYE, 117 pp. (Nisan 2018).
  • Aydoğdu M., Gökalp F. D. & Güner U (2018). Toxicity of Ddvp 550 Ec on Pupae Stage of Archips rosana (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). The Fourth International Mediterranean Symposium on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, April 18th – 22th, 2018, Antalya/TÜRKİYE, 118pp. (Nisan 2018).
  • Güner U, Aydoğdu M. & Gökalp F. D. (2018). Reduction of Recommended Dose Value of Ddvp 550 Ec on Archips rosana (Linnaueus, 1758) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). The Fourth International Mediterranean Symposium on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, April 18th – 22th, 2018, Antalya/TÜRKİYE, 119pp. (Nisan 2018).
  • Güner U., Aydoğdu M. & Gökalp F. D. (2018).  ,Method of Observing The Effect of The Recommended Doses on Family Rosaceae Pest Larvae, MESMAP - 4 ABSTRACT BOOK, April 18th – 22th, 2018 ,Antalya – Turkey, ISBN: 978-605-61261-5-4. (Nisan 2018).
  • Aydoğdu M. Gökalp F. D. & Güner U , (2018). Determination of Ld50 of Ddvp 550 Ec on Archips rosana (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidoptera:Tortricidae) Adults, MESMAP - 4 ABSTRACT BOOK, April 18th – 22th, 2018 ,Antalya – Turkey, ISBN: 978-605-61261-5-4. (Nisan 2018).Doganlar O, Doganlar ZB, Muranlı FDG, Guner U. 2016. Genotoxic Effect and Carcinogenic Potential of a Mixture of As and Cd in Zebrafish at Permissible Maximum Contamination Levels for Drinking Water. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 227(3):1-16.10.1007/s11270-016-2779-1. 
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2014

  • Aydogdu, M., Güner U. and F. D. Gökalp Muranlı (2014), The LC50 and LC90 Concentrations of Alpha-Cypermethrin on Different Life Stages of Archips rosana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Balkan Agricultural Congress, 8-11 September Edirne-Turkey, 817, 2014.

2012

  • Aydoğdu M., Mortality of the European Leafroller Parasitoid Bracon (Bracon) variegator Spinola, 1808 (Hymenoptera, Braconidae) Exposed to five different Insecticides. 4th Croatian Congress of Toxicology (CROTOX 2012). 63(2):61, 2012.

2011

  • Gökalp M., F. D., Güner, U., Induction of micronuclei and nuclear abnormalities in erythrocytes of mosquito fish (Gambusia affinis) following exposure to the pyrethroid insecticide lambda-cyhalothrin. Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis, 726, 104–108, (2011).
  • Güner, U., Gökalp M., F. D., Micronucleus test, nuclear abnormalities and accumulation of Cu and Cd on Gambusia affinis (Baird & Girard, 1853). Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 11, 615–622, (2011).
  • Aydogdu, M., Gökalp Muranlı F. D. and U. Güner U. (2014), Decreased Concentrations of Lambda-cyhalothrin Still Have Effect on Target Organism, Archips rosana (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). 2nd International Confererence on Enviromental Science and Tecnology, Side-ANTALYA, 418-419, 2014.
  • Aydogdu M., Gökalp Muranlı F. D., Güner U., Alkaline Comet Assay for genotoxic effect detection in larvae of Archips rosana (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). 9th International Comet Assay Workshop. 13-16 September, Kuşadası, Turkey, 2011.
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