Lieven Bervoets

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Affiliation: University of Antwerp
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Comparison of accumulation of micropollutants between igenous and transplanted zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha)
    Lieven Bervoets
    Department of Biology, Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology Group, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Toxicol Chem 23:1973-83. 2004
  2. pmc Surviving in a toxic world: transcriptomics and gene expression profiling in response to environmental pollution in the critically endangered European eel
    Jose Martin Pujolar
    Department of Biology, University of Padova, Italy
    BMC Genomics 13:507. 2012
  3. pmc Differential hepatic metal and metallothionein levels in three Feral fish species along a metal pollution gradient
    Lieven Bervoets
    Department of Biology, Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 8:e60805. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Use of transplanted Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) to assess the bioavailability of microcontaminants in Flemish surface waters
    Lieven Bervoets
    Department of Biology, Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology Group, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Sci Technol 39:1492-505. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Fish community responses to metal pollution
    Lieven Bervoets
    Department of Biology, Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology Group, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 138:338-49. 2005
  6. doi request reprint Cytosolic distribution of Cd, Cu and Zn, and metallothionein levels in relation to physiological changes in gibel carp (Carassius auratus gibelio) from metal-impacted habitats
    Karen Van Campenhout
    Department of Biology, Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology Group, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 73:296-305. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Metallothioneins (MTs) and delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (ALAd) as biomarkers of metal pollution in great tits (Parus major) along a pollution gradient
    Caroline Vanparys
    Laboratory of Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Sci Total Environ 401:184-93. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Bioaccumulation of micropollutants and biomarker responses in caged carp (Cyprinus carpio)
    Lieven Bervoets
    Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology Group, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 72:720-8. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Brominated flame retardants and perfluorinated chemicals, two groups of persistent contaminants in Belgian human blood and milk
    Laurence Roosens
    Toxicological Centre, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 158:2546-52. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Accumulation of background levels of persistent organochlorine and organobromine pollutants through the soil-earthworm-hedgehog food chain
    Frouke Vermeulen
    Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology Group U7, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Int 36:721-7. 2010

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  1. ncbi request reprint Comparison of accumulation of micropollutants between igenous and transplanted zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha)
    Lieven Bervoets
    Department of Biology, Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology Group, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Toxicol Chem 23:1973-83. 2004
    ..With this study, we were able to prove the applicability of transplanted mussels as a biomonitoring tool for the accumulation of pollutants over a wide range of pollution...
  2. pmc Surviving in a toxic world: transcriptomics and gene expression profiling in response to environmental pollution in the critically endangered European eel
    Jose Martin Pujolar
    Department of Biology, University of Padova, Italy
    BMC Genomics 13:507. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc Differential hepatic metal and metallothionein levels in three Feral fish species along a metal pollution gradient
    Lieven Bervoets
    Department of Biology, Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 8:e60805. 2013
    ..Perch had the lowest capacity in inducing MTs (highest ratio). Relationships between hepatic metal levels and fish condition indices were absent or very weak...
  4. ncbi request reprint Use of transplanted Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) to assess the bioavailability of microcontaminants in Flemish surface waters
    Lieven Bervoets
    Department of Biology, Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology Group, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Sci Technol 39:1492-505. 2005
    ..However, even at constant environmental concentrations a 10- to 100-fold variation in BAFs/BSAFs was observed. This study illustrated the need for biological monitoring since neither environmental..
  5. ncbi request reprint Fish community responses to metal pollution
    Lieven Bervoets
    Department of Biology, Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology Group, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 138:338-49. 2005
    ..The IBI proved a suitable index for the assessment of metal pollution, provided that other water quality characteristics meet the water quality criteria...
  6. doi request reprint Cytosolic distribution of Cd, Cu and Zn, and metallothionein levels in relation to physiological changes in gibel carp (Carassius auratus gibelio) from metal-impacted habitats
    Karen Van Campenhout
    Department of Biology, Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology Group, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 73:296-305. 2010
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Metallothioneins (MTs) and delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (ALAd) as biomarkers of metal pollution in great tits (Parus major) along a pollution gradient
    Caroline Vanparys
    Laboratory of Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Sci Total Environ 401:184-93. 2008
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Bioaccumulation of micropollutants and biomarker responses in caged carp (Cyprinus carpio)
    Lieven Bervoets
    Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology Group, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 72:720-8. 2009
    ..This study shows that caged carp might be useful for the assessment of bioaccumulation and some effects of micropollutants in aquatic ecosystems...
  9. doi request reprint Brominated flame retardants and perfluorinated chemicals, two groups of persistent contaminants in Belgian human blood and milk
    Laurence Roosens
    Toxicological Centre, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 158:2546-52. 2010
    ..6 ng/g lw, respectively). An identical trend was observed for PFOS, but not for PFOA. We estimated that newborn exposure to BFRs and PFCs occurs predominantly post-natally, whereas placental transfer has a minor impact on the body burden...
  10. doi request reprint Accumulation of background levels of persistent organochlorine and organobromine pollutants through the soil-earthworm-hedgehog food chain
    Frouke Vermeulen
    Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology Group U7, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Int 36:721-7. 2010
    ..Our results suggest that POPs in tissues should be measured from an adequate number of individuals per population instead of relying on indirect estimates from levels in soil or prey items...
  11. doi request reprint A field survey of metal binding to metallothionein and other cytosolic ligands in liver of eels using an on-line isotope dilution method in combination with size exclusion (SE) high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) coupled to Inductively Coupled Plas
    Karen Van Campenhout
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Sci Total Environ 394:379-89. 2008
    ..The close relationship between the cytosolic metal load and the total MT levels or the metals bound on the MT pool indicates that the metals, rather than other stress factors, are the major factor determining MT induction...
  12. doi request reprint Direct and indirect effects of metal stress on physiology and life history variation in field populations of a lycosid spider
    Debbie Eraly
    Terrestrial Ecology Unit, Department of Biology, Ghent University, K L Ledeganckstraat 35, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 74:1489-97. 2011
    ..5. We conclude that indirect and synergistic effects of metal pollution may be more important than physiological defense mechanisms in shaping life history traits in field populations...
  13. ncbi request reprint Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in freshwater mussels and fish from Flanders, Belgium
    Adrian Covaci
    Toxicological Center, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    J Environ Monit 7:132-6. 2005
    ..50) and most were statistically not significant (p > 0.05). This suggests that the exposure to contaminants arises from local sources possessing different signatures of PBDEs and organochlorine pollutants...
  14. doi request reprint Exposure of the Flemish population to brominated flame retardants: model and risk assessment
    Laurence Roosens
    Toxicological Centre, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Environ Int 36:368-76. 2010
    ..59ng/kgbwday and declines to approximately 1ng/kgbwday at later age. SigmaBDE(5) intake exhibited a different profile compared to SigmaHBCD with maximal levels for newborns and a decline to approximately 0.7ng/kgbwday at adulthood...
  15. doi request reprint Accumulation and detoxification of metals and arsenic in tissues of cattle (Bos taurus), and the risks for human consumption
    Saskia Roggeman
    Laboratory for Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research SPHERE, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171 U7, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium Electronic address
    Sci Total Environ 466:175-84. 2014
    ..Based on the existing minimum risk levels (MRLs) for chronic oral exposure, the present results suggested that a person of 70kg should not eat more than 150g cow meat per day because of the Cr levels in the muscles. ..
  16. ncbi request reprint Metallothionein gene and protein expression as a biomarker for metal pollution in natural gudgeon populations
    Dries Knapen
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Research Unit Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Aquat Toxicol 82:163-72. 2007
    ..Our data provided no evidence to support this hypothesis. In contrast, the ratio of the long mRNA variant relative to total MT mRNA was surprisingly constant, and independent of exposure history...
  17. doi request reprint Relevance of hair and spines of the European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) as biomonitoring tissues for arsenic and metals in relation to blood
    Frouke Vermeulen
    Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology Group, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Sci Total Environ 407:1775-83. 2009
    ..In conclusion, hair and spines can be used to monitor blood concentrations of some metals, although more data are needed on uptake from the food chain and on the incorporation dynamics of these contaminants...
  18. doi request reprint Are persistent organic pollutants and metals in eel muscle predictive for the ecological water quality?
    Evy Van Ael
    Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium Electronic address
    Environ Pollut 186:165-71. 2014
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  19. ncbi request reprint Metallothionein concentrations in natural populations of gudgeon (Gobio gobio): relationship with metal concentrations in tissues and environment
    Karen Van Campenhout
    Laboratory for Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp RUCA, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Toxicol Chem 22:1548-55. 2003
    ..These results clearly illustrate the tissue-specificity of the MT concentrations, thus for monitoring purposes MT concentrations should be measured in liver tissues, rather than in kidney or gill tissues...
  20. doi request reprint Can cocaine use be evaluated through analysis of wastewater? A nation-wide approach conducted in Belgium
    Alexander L N van Nuijs
    Toxicological Centre, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein, Antwerp, Belgium
    Addiction 104:734-41. 2009
    ..A recently introduced and direct nation-wide approach based on measurements of the major urinary excreted metabolite of cocaine, benzoylecgonine, in wastewater is proposed...
  21. doi request reprint Behavioural, physiological and biochemical markers in damselfly larvae (Ischnura elegans) to assess effects of accumulated metal mixtures
    Nander Van Praet
    Department of Biology, Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research Group SPHERE, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium Electronic address
    Sci Total Environ 470:208-15. 2014
    ..In conclusion, the sublethal endpoints cannot be used as reliable biomarkers to monitor the toxicity of accumulated metal mixtures in natural populations of I. elegans. ..
  22. doi request reprint Differences in metal sequestration between zebra mussels from clean and polluted field locations
    Judith Voets
    Laboratory for Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Aquat Toxicol 93:53-60. 2009
    ..Finally we found an indication that metal detoxification was influenced by the condition of the zebra mussels. MT content could be explained for up to 83% by variations in Zn concentration and physiological condition of the mussels...
  23. doi request reprint The relation between Acid Volatile Sulfides (AVS) and metal accumulation in aquatic invertebrates: implications of feeding behavior and ecology
    Maarten De Jonge
    Department of Biology, Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology Group, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 158:1381-91. 2010
    ..Our results indicated that the relation between AVS and metal accumulation in aquatic invertebrates is highly dependent on feeding behavior and ecology...
  24. ncbi request reprint Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid and organohalogen pollutants in liver of three freshwater fish species in Flanders (Belgium): relationships with biochemical and organismal effects
    Philippe Tony Hoff
    Department of Biology, Research Unit Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology, Antwerp University, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 137:324-33. 2005
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  25. doi request reprint Are accumulated sulfide-bound metals metabolically available in the benthic oligochaete Tubifex tubifex?
    Maarten De Jonge
    Department of Biology, Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology Group, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Sci Technol 45:3131-7. 2011
    ..Moreover, a rapid increase in MTLP induction was found when SEMTot-AVS>0. Our results indicate that the accumulated sulfide-bound metals were detoxified and little available to the metabolism of T. tubifex under anoxic conditions...
  26. ncbi request reprint Microcontaminant accumulation, physiological condition and bilateral asymmetry in zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) from clean and contaminated surface waters
    Judith Voets
    Laboratory for Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Aquat Toxicol 79:213-25. 2006
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Historical metal pollution in natural gudgeon populations: Inferences from allozyme, microsatellite and condition factor analysis
    Dries Knapen
    University of Antwerp, Department of Biology, Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology Research Group, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerpen, Belgium
    Aquat Toxicol 95:17-26. 2009
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Baseline levels and trophic transfer of persistent organic pollutants in sediments and biota from the Congo River Basin (DR Congo)
    Vera Verhaert
    Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Int 59:290-302. 2013
    ..Trophic magnification factors were higher than 1, indicating that biomagnification occurs through the tropical food web. ..
  29. doi request reprint The use of invertebrate body burdens to predict ecological effects of metal mixtures in mining-impacted waters
    Maarten De Jonge
    Department of Biology, Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research SPHERE, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium Electronic address
    Aquat Toxicol 142:294-302. 2013
    ..Overall, the present study concludes that invertebrate body burdens can be used to (1) predict metal-induced ecological effects and (2) to derive critical burdens for the protection of aquatic invertebrate communities...
  30. ncbi request reprint Metal concentrations in water, sediment and gudgeon (Gobio gobio) from a pollution gradient: relationship with fish condition factor
    Lieven Bervoets
    University of Antwerp RUCA, Department of Biology, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 126:9-19. 2003
    ..Nevertheless, in the pollution gradient, threshold tissue concentrations could be defined above which the condition factor was always low...
  31. doi request reprint Metal exposure and accumulation patterns in free-range cows (Bos taurus) in a contaminated natural area: Influence of spatial and social behavior
    Saskia Roggeman
    Laboratory of Systemic Ecophysiological and Ecotoxicological Research SPHERE EB and T, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171 U7, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 172:186-99. 2013
    ..Also detailed information about the occurring vegetation types, spatial habitat use together with the social- and foraging behavior and diet selection of the species need to be studied...
  32. ncbi request reprint Resistance to water pollution in natural gudgeon (Gobio gobio) populations may be due to genetic adaptation
    Dries Knapen
    Research Unit Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Aquat Toxicol 67:155-65. 2004
    ..Although this study does not provide direct evidence for a genetic basis of Cd resistance (i.e. at the gene level), our results indicate that the regulation of MTLP-gene expression may involve a genetic component...
  33. doi request reprint Persistent organic pollutants in the Scheldt estuary: environmental distribution and bioaccumulation
    Evy Van Ael
    Laboratory of Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Int 48:17-27. 2012
    ..Because of the high PCB levels, regular consumption of fish and seafood, especially mussels, from the Scheldt estuary should be avoided...
  34. ncbi request reprint Do acid volatile sulfides (AVS) influence the accumulation of sediment-bound metals to benthic invertebrates under natural field conditions?
    Maarten De Jonge
    Department of Biology, Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology Group, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belguim
    Environ Sci Technol 43:4510-6. 2009
    ..Our study clearly demonstrates that, in addition to the results gained from experiments under lab conditions, benthic invertebrates can accumulate metals from unspiked field sediments even when there's an excess of AVS...
  35. doi request reprint Analysis of drugs of abuse in wastewater by hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry
    Alexander L N van Nuijs
    Toxicological Centre, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, Wilrijk, 2610, Antwerp, Belgium
    Anal Bioanal Chem 395:819-28. 2009
    ..The presence of ecgonine methyl ester in wastewater could be demonstrated for the first time. In the future, the new HILIC-MS/MS method will be applied to assess the use of DOAs in Belgium using the "sewage epidemiology" approach...
  36. ncbi request reprint Relationships between metal concentrations in great tit nestlings and their environment and food
    Tom Dauwe
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, B 2610 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 131:373-80. 2004
    ..Our data suggest that excreta are a good monitor for the presence and concentrations of non-essential metals in the food and the environment of passerine birds...
  37. ncbi request reprint Dynamics of cadmium accumulation and effects in common carp (Cyprinus carpio) during simultaneous exposure to water and food (Tubifex tubifex)
    Hans Reynders
    Department of Biology, Research Unit Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology, Antwerp University, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Toxicol Chem 25:1558-67. 2006
    ..All together, these results suggest that plasma hypocalcemia as an ion-disruptive phenomenon is the most sensitive effect during cadmium exposure, although the occurrence and magnitude both depend on exposure time and concentration...
  38. ncbi request reprint Cadmium bioavailability and accumulation in the presence of humic acid to the zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha
    Judith Voets
    Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology Group, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Sci Technol 38:1003-8. 2004
    ..6. This implies that cadmium uptake rates were higher than predicted by the free-ion activity model and indicates that cadmium-humic acid complexes are partly available to zebra mussels...
  39. doi request reprint Optimization and validation of a hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method for the determination of 13 top-prescribed pharmaceuticals in influent wastewater
    Alexander L N van Nuijs
    Toxicological Centre, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, Wilrijk, 2610 Antwerp, Belgium
    Anal Bioanal Chem 398:2211-22. 2010
    ..In the future, this analytical method will be used to determine if there is a relationship between pharmaceutical sales figures and concentrations of these compounds in influent wastewater...
  40. doi request reprint Haematological status of wintering great tits (Parus major) along a metal pollution gradient
    Ann Geens
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Ethology, Universiteitsplein 1, B 2610 Antwerp, Belgium
    Sci Total Environ 408:1174-9. 2010
    ..Our results indicate that the haematological status of great tits is negatively affected by metal pollution and may therefore be used as a successful biomarker for monitoring the negative impact of metal exposure in the wild...
  41. ncbi request reprint Transplanted zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) as active biomonitors in an effluent-dominated river
    Roel Smolders
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp RUCA, Belgium
    Environ Toxicol Chem 21:1889-96. 2002
    ..Overall, we conclude that the use of transplanted mussels is a sensitive and easily applicable active biomonitor that can be used to assess water quality, pollution, and subsequent recovery through self-purification in field situations...
  42. doi request reprint Factors influencing the bioaccumulation of persistent organic pollutants in food webs of the scheldt estuary
    Evy Van Ael
    Laboratory of Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Sci Technol 47:11221-31. 2013
    ....
  43. doi request reprint Can acid volatile sulfides (AVS) influence metal concentrations in the macrophyte Myriophyllum aquaticum?
    Johannes Teuchies
    Department of Biology, Ecosystem Management Research Group, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Environ Sci Technol 46:9129-37. 2012
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Caged midge larvae (Chironomus riparius) for the assessment of metal bioaccumulation from sediments in situ
    Lieven Bervoets
    University of Antwerp RUCA, Department of Biology, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Toxicol Chem 23:443-54. 2004
    ..None and 26.9% of the variation could be described for Cu and Ni, respectively. Among the environmental factors, organic carbon and oxygen levels in water were important in describing the accumulation of metals...
  45. ncbi request reprint Dynamic model for the accumulation of cadmium and zinc from water and sediment by the aquatic oligochaete, Tubifex tubifex
    Erik Steen Redeker
    Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology Group, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Sci Technol 38:6193-200. 2004
    ....
  46. doi request reprint Simultaneous determination of 15 top-prescribed pharmaceuticals and their metabolites in influent wastewater by reversed-phase liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry
    Isabela Tarcomnicu
    Toxicological Centre, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Antwerp, Belgium
    Talanta 83:795-803. 2011
    ..The newly developed analytical method is currently used to assess relationships between sales figures of pharmaceuticals and their corresponding concentrations in influent wastewater...
  47. doi request reprint A one year investigation of the occurrence of illicit drugs in wastewater from Brussels, Belgium
    Alexander L N van Nuijs
    Toxicological Centre, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Antwerp, Belgium
    J Environ Monit 13:1008-16. 2011
    ..For MTD, the ratio of parent compound/metabolite was in agreement with the excretion pattern, while for COC some deviations were observed, resulting from excretion pattern uncertainties, and stability and discharge issues...
  48. doi request reprint Responses of aquatic organisms to metal pollution in a lowland river in Flanders: a comparison of diatoms and macroinvertebrates
    Maarten De Jonge
    Department of Biology, Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology Group, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Sci Total Environ 407:615-29. 2008
    ..This study indicated that to assess the effect of metal pollution in lowland rivers, the combined use of macroinvertebrates and diatoms is more appropriate than the use of both biota separately...
  49. doi request reprint A kinetic model for the relative contribution of waterborne and dietary cadmium and zinc in the common carp (Cyprinus carpio)
    Karen Van Campenhout
    Department of Biology, Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Toxicol Chem 28:209-19. 2009
    ..Taking into account the Cd and Zn AE of the laboratory experiments, respectively, 31 and 55%, more than 85% of the total body Cd and Zn was taken up from the food...
  50. doi request reprint Role of plants in metal cycling in a tidal wetland: implications for phytoremidiation
    Johannes Teuchies
    Department of Biology, Ecosystem Management Research Group, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Sci Total Environ 445:146-54. 2013
    ..The growth of plant species with low accumulation in aboveground tissues, e.g. Scirpus maritimus or Typha latifolia, may be preferred since this might result in lower toxic metal distribution to the wider environment...
  51. ncbi request reprint The importance of exogenous contamination on heavy metal levels in bird feathers. A field experiment with free-living great tits, Parus major
    Veerle Jaspers
    University of Antwerp, Campus Drie Eiken, Department of Biology, Universiteitsplein 1, B 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    J Environ Monit 6:356-60. 2004
    ..Consequently, the concentrations of zinc and mercury in feathers are probably primarily due to endogenous deposition...
  52. doi request reprint Habitat type-based bioaccumulation and risk assessment of metal and As contamination in earthworms, beetles and woodlice
    Frouke Vermeulen
    Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology Group U7, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 157:3098-105. 2009
    ..Furthermore, simple generic soil risk assessments for Cd and Cu showed that risk characterization was more accurate when performed in a habitat-specific way...
  53. doi request reprint Perfluorinated substances in human food and other sources of human exposure
    Wendy D'Hollander
    Laboratory for Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Rev Environ Contam Toxicol 208:179-215. 2010
    ..It is, therefore, appropriate that several scientific projects have recently been launched that addresses the assessment of human exposure to PFCs and related compounds from dietary sources...
  54. doi request reprint Brominated flame retardants and perfluorinated compounds in indoor dust from homes and offices in Flanders, Belgium
    Wendy D'Hollander
    Laboratory for Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Chemosphere 81:478-87. 2010
    ..Calculated human exposure was below the reference dose values set by the US-EPA for BDE 209, HBCD and below the provisional tolerable daily intakes proposed by European Food Safety Authority for PFOS and PFOA...
  55. doi request reprint Experimental exposure to cadmium affects metallothionein-like protein levels but not survival and growth in wolf spiders from polluted and reference populations
    Debbie Eraly
    Terrestrial Ecology Unit, Department of Biology, Ghent University, K L Ledeganckstraat 35, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 158:2124-31. 2010
    ..We suggest that MTLP production may be an important mechanism enabling P. saltans populations to persist in ecosystems polluted with heavy metals above a certain level...
  56. doi request reprint Do concentrations of pharmaceuticals in sewage reflect prescription figures?
    Alexander L N van Nuijs
    Toxicological Centre, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Antwerp UA, Universiteitsplein 1, Wilrijk, 2610, Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 22:9110-8. 2015
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  57. doi request reprint Organ- and species-specific accumulation of metals in two land snail species (Gastropoda, Pulmonata)
    Magdalena Boshoff
    University of Antwerp, Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Sci Total Environ 449:470-81. 2013
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  58. doi request reprint Characterizing field sediments from three European river basins with special emphasis on endocrine effects - A recommendation for Potamopyrgus antipodarum as test organism
    Claudia Schmitt
    University of Antwerp, Department of Biology, Wilrijk, Belgium
    Chemosphere 80:13-9. 2010
    ..Our study demonstrates the applicability of the test with P. antipodarum for a variety of sediments and once again points out the need of suitable in vivo biotests for the risk assessment of field sediments...
  59. ncbi request reprint Effects of heavy metal exposure on the condition and health of nestlings of the great tit (Parus major), a small songbird species
    Ellen Janssens
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp U I A, Universiteitsplein 1, B 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 126:267-74. 2003
    ..We also observed growth abnormalities of the legs near the pollution source. Tarsus length, wing length and haematocrit values did not differ significantly among study sites...
  60. doi request reprint Prioritization of contaminated watercourses using an integrated biomarker approach in caged carp
    Sébastjen Schoenaers
    Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research SPHERE, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerpen, Belgium Integrated Molecular Plant Physiology Research IMPRES, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerpen, Belgium Electronic address
    Water Res 99:129-39. 2016
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  61. doi request reprint Can damselfly larvae (Ischnura elegans) be used as bioindicators of sublethal effects of environmental contamination?
    Nander Van Praet
    Department of Biology, Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research SPHERE, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Aquat Toxicol 154:270-7. 2014
    ..Body mass was negatively correlated with GST and AChE activities, lipid and glycogen levels. The present findings provide evidence of toxicity-induced sublethal stress of dichlorvos accumulation in natural populations of I. elegans...
  62. doi request reprint Land use changes and metal mobility: multi-approach study on tidal marsh restoration in a contaminated estuary
    Johannes Teuchies
    Department of Biology, Ecosystem Management Research Group, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Sci Total Environ 449:174-83. 2013
    ..More in situ research is needed to get a better insight in the risks involved...
  63. doi request reprint Levels of persistent organic pollutants in larvae of the damselfly Ischnura elegans (Odonata, Coenagrionidae) from different ponds in Flanders, Belgium
    Nander Van Praet
    Department of Biology, Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology Group, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Sci Total Environ 423:162-7. 2012
    ..The vectors of both contaminated groups are situated nearly perpendicular which is suggesting a different pollution sources...
  64. ncbi request reprint Analysis of cocaine and its principal metabolites in waste and surface water using solid-phase extraction and liquid chromatography-ion trap tandem mass spectrometry
    Adriana Gheorghe
    Toxicological Centre, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610, Antwerp, Belgium
    Anal Bioanal Chem 391:1309-19. 2008
    ..The degradation of COC was minimal at -20 degrees C and pH = 2, but it was substantial at +20 degrees C and pH = 6. The validated method was applied to a set of waste and surface water samples collected in Belgium...
  65. doi request reprint Cocaine and metabolites in waste and surface water across Belgium
    Alexander L N van Nuijs
    Toxicological Centre, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Antwerp UA, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 157:123-9. 2009
    ..The estimation of cocaine abuse through water analysis can be executed on regular basis without cooperation of patients. It also gives clear geographical information, while prevention campaigns can easily be implemented and evaluated...
  66. doi request reprint Spatial and temporal variations in the occurrence of cocaine and benzoylecgonine in waste- and surface water from Belgium and removal during wastewater treatment
    Alexander L N van Nuijs
    Toxicological Centre, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Antwerp UA, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Antwerp, Belgium
    Water Res 43:1341-9. 2009
    ..COC and BE were removed in the investigated WWTPs with a removal efficiency of >93%...
  67. doi request reprint Additive effects of predator cues and dimethoate on different levels of biological organisation in the non-biting midge Chironomus riparius
    Nander Van Praet
    Department of Biology, Systemic Physiological and Ecotoxicological Research SPHERE, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Aquat Toxicol 155:236-43. 2014
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  68. pmc Estuaries as filters: the role of tidal marshes in trace metal removal
    Johannes Teuchies
    Department of Biology, Ecosystem Management Research Group, University of Antwerp, Wilrijk, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 8:e70381. 2013
    ..In addition, the large-scale implementation of planned tidal marsh restoration projects was estimated to almost double the trace metal storage capacity of the present natural tidal marshes in the estuary. ..
  69. ncbi request reprint Accumulation of 137Cs by larvae of the midge Chironomus riparius from sediment effect of potassium
    Lieven Bervoets
    University of Antwerp RUCA, Department of Biology, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Toxicol Chem 22:1589-96. 2003
    ..These results indicate that although differences were rather small, radiocesium accumulation decreased with increasing potassium level in the sediment...
  70. ncbi request reprint Integrated condition indices as a measure of whole effluent toxicity in zebrafish (Danio rerio)
    Roel Smolders
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp RUCA, Belgium
    Environ Toxicol Chem 21:87-93. 2002
    ..This approach can quantify effects on different biological processes and can determine the interactions that occur between these different processes...