EU network of mesocosms facilities for research on marine and freshwater ecosystems open for global collaboration.

Rsk Adas Limited

Rsk Adas Limited

Short name: Rsk
Contact name: Nadine Taylor
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Partner Description

Cambridge Environmental Assessments (CEA) (part of RSK ADAS Ltd) is a research and consultancy group, providing higher tier risk assessment and novel experimental studies to commercial and government organisations. We have a dedicated higher tier aquatic ecotoxicology group, with proven expertise in designing and developing non- standard, higher tier tests for investigating the effects of chemicals in the aquatic environment.

In particular, CEA hold a long-established, 199 mesocosm, GLP-certified facility, with a strong reputation for performing mesocosm studies to regulatory standards. Studies conducted at CEA aim to mimic communities residing in edge-of-field waterbodies and are routinely used to assess risks of Plant Protection Products (PPPs) under realistic conditions to form part of the higher tier aquatic risk assessment in the EU registration process.

Role and Commitment of key person(s)

Nadine Taylor (f, PhD 2010 environmental metabolomics). Aquatic ecotoxicologist with >12 years’ experience in designing and implementing novel aquatic ecotoxicology and molecular ‘omics studies. ISI WoS statistics: 8 papers,
218 citations, h-index 6.

Project role AQUACOSM-plus: Contributer WPs 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7

Adrian Terry (m, PhD 1988 Biosynthesis of Neuropeptides). Environmental fate chemist, environmental risk assessor, with >20 years’ experience, Managing Director of CEA, and Test Facility Management for the aquatic ecotoxicology facility. 5 papers.

Project role AQUACOSM-plus: Contributor WPs 2 and 5

Marie Brown (f, Bsc. 2011 coastal marine biology). Aquatic ecotoxicologist with 4 years experience. GLP study director for both lab and mesocosm studies

Project role AQUACOSM-plus: Contributor WPs 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7.

Hanna Schuster (f, PhD 2014, anthropogenic impacts on sponges) Aquatic ecotoxicologist with >10 years’ experience focussing on the effects of pesticides on freshwater invertebrate, algal and plant communities as GLP study director including innovative statistical approaches. 2 papers.

Project role AQUACOSM-plus: Contributor WPs 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7.

Emma Jefferys (f, MSci 2016 Marine Biology with study abroad). Aquatic ecotoxicologist with 2 years experience working on various indoor and outdoor GLP and non-GLP studies and statistical re-analysis projects.

Project role AQUACOSM-plus: Contributor WPs 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7.


Rsk Adas Limited
Cambridge Environmental Assessments
Battlegate Road
CB23 4NN