Welcome to the DEBtox information page, the site for people that want to make sense of (eco)toxicity data! Here, you can find information, a list of publications on DEBtox, and freely downloadable software to analyse your data. Use the major categories on the top left of the screen to navigate through this site; the corresponding sub-categories will appear at the top right.
The mission of DEBtox is to simplify biology to get to the essence of what toxicants (and other stresses) are actually doing to organisms. Simplification is necessary as we cannot expect to test even a small fraction of all possible (combinations of) toxicants, species and environmental conditions. Once we get to the essence, it should be possible to make educated predictions of toxicant effects for untested chemicals, untested species, and under untested conditions.
- For basic information about DEBtox, check out the "about DEBtox" section ...
- For basic information about GUTS, check out the "about GUTS" section ...
- You can find the (experimental) DEBtox Discussion Forum at board.debtox.info.
- For the story behind the "digesting duck", see this WikiPedia entry.
- Mike Newman offers his course on quantitative methods in ecotoxicology (in the US) from 17-21 June 2013. See brochure.
- And most important (for me):
The 2013 summercourse on TKTD modelling is cancelled, mainly due to low number of registrations. Given sufficient interest, we will provide a course in 2014. More info here.
Opinions are like ...
I often find myself having a strong opinion about things going on in ecotoxicology. Scientific journals are not always the best place to ventilate such opinions, and I certainly do not want to clutter my e-book with criticism on other approaches. My opinion on the NOEC has gotten a dedicated place on this website, where I will follow the developments. For my opinions on other matters, I will use the dedicated section of the discussion board on "Ecotox Essays". I welcome you to visit this forum, where you can also comment on the essays. If you are plagued by strong opinions too, and would like to contribute, please register on the board and contact me there.
- 10 April 2013. Jager et al (2013). DEBkiss or the quest for the simplest generic model of animal life history. Journal of Theoretical Biology. DOI 10.1016/j.jtbi.2013.03.011
- 1 Apr. 2013. Martin et al (2013). Extrapolating ecotoxicological effects from individuals to populations: a generic approach based on Dynamic Energy Budget theory and individual-based modeling. DOI 10.1007/s10646-013-1049-x
- 28 Mar. 2013. Martin et al (2013). Predicting population dynamics from the properties of individuals: a cross-level test of Dynamic Energy Budget theory. DOI 10.1086/669904
- 10 Jan. 2013. Jager (2013). All individuals are not created equal; accounting for inter-individual variation in fitting life-history responses to toxicants. DOI 10.1021/es303870g
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