The DCs will benefit from international, interdisciplinary, and intersectoral training, which combines training through research and training through education. As uniqueness, the QTOX training programme couples a strong component of mechanistic modelling with mesocosm level studies.  An innovative and uniting aspect of the training is the involvement of all DCs in implementing and interpreting mesocosm experiments.

Training objectives

  1. To train DCs in scientific knowledge and technical skills necessary for implementing research projects in quantitative ecotoxicology in an interdisciplinary and intersectoral environment.
  2. To train DCs in toxicological modelling, including the development, parameterisation and validation of models at different levels of ecological complexity.
  3. To equip DCs with a range of transferable skills that optimise their career perspectives.
  4. To provide the DCs with research experience outside the academic sector.