Development and application of the Moinodaphnia macleayi feeding rate bioassay for rapid toxicity assessment
Internal Report 369
Supervising Scientist Division
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
About the report
Ecotoxicological testing provides a knowledge base from which the impact of chemicals and effluents on receiving waters can be predicted. They are also useful to screen and rank chemicals to predict their hazard and risk, determine cause-effect relationships in post-impact studies and to determine dilution coefficients of effluents prior to discharge. In principle, toxicity tests can be carried out at any level of organisation ranging from sub-cellular through to ecosystem.