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)

Martina G. Vijver

Maarten Schrama

Peter van Bodegom

 

Vijver@cml.leidenuniv.nl

m.j.j.schrama@cml.leidenuniv.nl

p.m.van.bodegom@cml.leidenuniv.nl

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)

52.170726, 4.451855

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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