Welcome to the DEBtox information site
Welcome to the DEBtox information page, the
site for people that want to make sense of ecotoxicity data.
This site contains information on mechanistic models for the
analysis of stressor effects on the life-history traits of
individual organisms (and from there to higher and lower
levels of biological organisation). Specifically, this site
is about models based on animal energy budgets (DEBtox and DEBkiss) and survival models
from the GUTS framework.
This website constitues a node in the international DEBnet
network, together with the associated site of DEBtox Research.
The mission of DEBtox.info is to simplify biology to
get to the essence of what toxicants (and other stresses)
are actually doing to organisms. Simplification is necessary
if we need to gain understanding. Furthermore, we cannot
expect to test even a small fraction of all possible
(combinations of) toxicants, species and environmental
conditions. Once we get to the essence, it is possible to
make educated predictions of toxicant effects for untested
chemicals, untested species, and under untested conditions.
Here, you can find information, lists of relevant
publications, (links to) free e-books, and freely
downloadable Matlab packages to analyse your data. Use the
major categories on the top left of the screen to navigate
through this site; the corresponding sub-categories will
appear right next to it in the submenu.
On 18 January 2018, the long-awaited GUTS e-book was
released. More information on the book's support page.
Upcoming courses and events
- For 13-23 August 2018, we are organising a new round
of the TKTD modelling summer course DynModTox in Denmark. More
details on the format and costs are now available (as of
1 November 2017), so check out the course page! Or download the
flyer (and pass it
on to potentially interested people).
- For 2019, a new round of the DEB telecourse is planned,
and also a classroom part followed by the international
DEB symposium. This time, the location will be Brest,
France. More information will follow in 2018.
Job opportunities for modellers
- Postdoc position on DEB/population modelling for
freshwater mussels in the US. Download
Older news over here.