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Aquatic Macrophyte Species Sensitivity Distribution (SSD)

Due to a decision by the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) further aquatic plant species now need to be tested for the risk assessment of growth regulators and herbicides.

In response, Eurofins Agroscience Services Ecotox GmbH has added a broad range of additional aquatic macrophyte species to the aquatic lab portfolio.

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Our commitment to excellence in ecotoxicology is underlined by a vision of expansion for the future and project management from the industry's most respected individuals

Claiming some of the industry's most reputable names in ecotoxicology,  Eurofins Agroscience Services evaluates the environmental safety of plant protection products, chemicals, biocides, pharmaceutical and veterinary products on behalf of companies seeking registration.

This includes investigating the selectivity of products against a range of pests and their usual enemies in the laboratory and the field.

Specialising in the fate and effects of substances in the environment, our ecotoxicology specialists are able to respond rapidly to requests for complex, in-depth environmental studies, whether laboratory, field or semi field studies.

Susanne Timmermann can help with any initial enquiries related to ecotox studies.


Having amassed a wealth of ecotoxicology experience and working in full compliance with GLP, Eurofins Agroscience Services has organised and managed numerous multi-site and multi-national studies.



In summary, our specific services and studies include:

  • Standard tier testing with NTA and soil organisms
  • Aged residue and semi-field
  • Residue studies on terrestrial anthropods
  • Honey bee and bumble bee lab, brood, tunnel and field
  • Solitary bee lab, semi field, and field
  • Predatory mite field studies
  • Earthworm field studies
  • Large scale studies
  • Non target plants
  • Aquatoxicology and microbiological testing
  • Monitoring
  • Residues in food sources and bee products

Further Information

For further information, please contact Dr. Susanne Timmermann and download our Ecotoxicology services PDF as a general introduction.  More detailed information on specific services can be found on the relevant web pages.