Levend Lab

Name
Levend Lab
Legal name of organisation
Leiden University
Country
Netherlands
Continent
Europe
Organisation address

Leiden University

Institute of Environmental Sciences

PO Box 9518

2300 RA

Leiden

Primary contact information (PI)
Years of Mesocosm Experiments
2016 - present
Description of Facility
  • 48 x mesocosms 65 L,
  • 38 x experimental ditches of 10 meter lenght, 30 cm depth and 60 cm width with grassland bufferzones around the ditches. The ditches are connected to open water but can also be closed.
  • 36 x terrestrial mesocosms, surrounding with plants for terrestrial testing,
  • 2 lab units
Controlled Parameters
Research Topics

Ecological and ecotoxicological research

Facility location(s)
Primary interests

Impact of chemicals on community level impacts

Specialist areas
  • Aquatic and terrestrial communities
  • Cross-ecosystems
Equipment
  • Basic lab equipment is available
  • more advanced lab equipment is available at the university (10 minutes biking distance)
Lodging

Lodging can be organised in private accomodations in Leiden (walking distance)

Photos of experiments/installations
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