Ecotoxicology

Members

Dr N. Basopo (PI), Prof. Y.S. Naik, Prof. A.H. Siwela, Miss S. Mnkandla, Mr C. Teta, Mr D. Ndebele

Research Activities

  • Determination of residue levels of anthropogenic pollutants in aquatic and terrestrial environments using analytical techniques (GC, AAS, UV-Vis spectrophotometer, Mercury analyzer, etc).
  • Assessment of environmental health/quality using biomarkers which include enzymatic (esterases, anti-oxidant, metabolic enzymes) levels of thiobarbituric acid reactive substances, embryo toxicity tests, vitellogenin for endocrine disruptors and comet assay gene toxic pollutants.
  • Indicator species used determinations (snails, amphibians, fish and earthworms).