Nick is an terrestrial ecotoxicologist focusing on the effects of organic substances including agrochemicals, veterinary medicines and pharmaceuticals on non-target arthropods, honey bees, terrestrial plants and soil organisms.
Nick has a vast experience on terrestrial ecotoxicology and environmental fate studies.
Science lead in the non target arthropod and terrestrial plant ecotoxicology team at Fera
Over 15 years experience working on a wide range of GLP compliant non-target arthropod, honey bee, terrestrial plant and soil organism studies, both in the lab and field in the UK and Europe.
Experienced GLP study Director for laboratory, semi field and multi site field studies.
Responsible for the management and delivery of both regulatory and non-regulatory studies.
If you are a company developing veterinary products or plant protection products (PPPs), it’s essential that you fully assess the risks posed by your products to the wider environment and natural ecosystems. In the face of ever-tightening regulation and restrictions on the chemical options available, Fera ecotoxicology services can help you to develop effective, sustainable products that minimise ecosystem impacts and pollution, while maximising the beneficial effects for crops, plants and animals.
Wilkins S; Jarratt N; Harkin S; Thompson H; Coulson M; (2013) "Effects of solvent on the toxicity of dimethoate in a honey bee in vitro larval study". Pest Management Science 69(4),462-463, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ps.3465/abstract
Jarratt N, Thompson H, (2009) Comparison between the Sensitivity of Enchytraeids and Lumbricidae to Chemicals, in Particular Plant Protection Products. A Report to EFSA CFT/EFSA/PPR/2008/01 Lot 3. FERA. EFSA Supporting Publications, Volume 6, Issue 8, November 2009.
UK Defra, 2008. Are pesticides risk assessments for honeybees protective of other pollinators? SID 5 Research Project Final Report. Defra Project Code PS2237
Terrestrial Ecotoxicology focusing on the effects of organic substances
including agrochemicals, veterinary medicines and pharmaceuticals on
non-target arthropods, honey bees, terrestrial plants and soil
Helping commercial companies to accurately assess the toxic impacts of plant-protection products and veterinary medicines on a range of ecosystems and species.
Fera consultancy services support you through the regulatory processes required to register your chemical products and biocides in the EU.
Regulations-compliant environmental fate studies provide essential data on the fate and behaviour of a range of chemicals in the environment including pesticides.
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