Cláudia de Lima e Silva
I am interested in two lines of study: One, the effect of the neonicotinoid insecticides on F. candida, E. Andrei and sexually reproducing springtails, by assessing the endpoints: survival, reproduction and decomposition rates (springtails). Two, the design of an ecotoxicological tests that help bridge the gap between laboratory and field tests.
De Lima e Silva C, Brennan N, Brouwer JM, Commandeur D, Verweij RA, Van Gestel CAM (2017) Comparative toxicity of imidacloprid and thiacloprid to different species of soil invertebrates. Ecotoxicology (2017) 26:555–564.
Van Gestel CAM, De Lima e Silva C, Lam T, Koekkoek JC, Lamoree MH, Verweij RA (2017) Multigeneration toxicity of imidacloprid and thiacloprid to Folsomia candida. Ecotoxicology. 26:320–328