Giovanni Castaldo

Giovanni Castaldo


Campus Groenenborger
Groenenborgerlaan 171
2020 Antwerpen, BEL

I started my PhD at the SPHERE group in January 2017.

The aquatic environment is continuously challenged by anthropogenic stressors of which exposure to mixtures of chemicals is one of the most important. In most cases the resulting environmental impact is caused by a combination of natural and anthropogenic stressors with very different modes of action. 

The goal of the project is to provide a better molecular- and physiology based understanding of the impact of mixture stress on the structural and functional organization of aquatic species and ecosystems. In detail I will investigate the effects of three different heavy metals, Copper, Zinc and Cadmium on Cyprinus carpio, at different levels of organization, under controlled conditions in the laboratory and then I will compare these results with observations obtained in a more complex and more variable mesocosm type ecosystem. 


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