The test organisms used in our toxicity tests include marine, estuarine and freshwater, tropical and temperate invertebrate species. Ecotox Services has run over 8000 full ecotoxicity tests since 2001, with over half of these being for waste water treatment plants. Staff of our laboratory have been responsible for developing many of the bioassays using Australasian species that are in routine use today, including the Milky and Rock Oyster larval development tests, the sea urchin fertilisation and larval development tests, the juvenile prawn and marine copepod acute toxicity tests, Rainbowfish embryo development test and the Ceriodaphnia dubia acute and chronic toxicity tests.
Ecotox Services Australia is owned and directed by Dr Rick Krassoi. Rick has presented numerous papers in Ecotoxicology using Australasian species, and is one of the most experienced ecotoxicologists working with marine WET testing and Toxicity Identification Evaluation studies in the Australasian region.