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Paul van den Brink

  • Professor in Chemical Stress Ecology
  • Professor
  • Wageningen Universiteit
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Paul J. Van den Brink is a professor of chemical stress ecology and works at the research institute Alterra and the Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management Group of Wageningen University, both belonging to the Wageningen University and Research centre. At Wageningen University Paul chairs the chemical stress ecology group which currently consists of himself and 9 PhD students. For both affiliations, he is involved in supervising and executing international projects on assessing the ecological effects of contaminants like pesticides, veterinary medicines and personal and home care products and multiple stressors. Recent research topics are the development of effect models (e.g. individual based, meta-population models and ecoinformatics, expert base models), Trait based Ecological Risk Assessment (TERA) and ecological risk assessment of chemicals in the tropics. Since 1995, Paul van den Brink has published over 170 peer reviewed papers, for three of which he won an international prize. He also co-edited five books. In 2006 Paul won the LRI-SETAC Innovative Science Award. He also organized and took part in many international workshops and courses. Paul van den Brink is presently a member of the SENSE research school (, associate fellow of the Canadian River Institute, honorary visiting professor at the University of York and editor of the journal: ‘Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry’. He is also a past-president of SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry; World and of SETAC Europe.


Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry


2008 - Present

Professional experience


Wageningen Universiteit

January 2005 - Present

Senior Scientist

Wageningen Research (Alterra)

January 1992 - Present



Wageningen Universiteit

January 1992 - January 1999(7 years)


Wageningen Universiteit

January 1986 - January 1992(6 years)

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