ESR16 Ellie Stone

Project: Natural toxin database and risk assessment

Principal supervisor: Dr. Carmel Ramwell

Intro to project:

This project will expand an existing natural toxin database ( ) to include plant toxins from across Europe and reported medicinal properties by datamining a wide range of data sources, including citizen science. Information in the database will be designed to align with the land cover mapping work of ESR15 to apply a simple model to predict relative toxin transfer to water and hence concentrations. Ellie will assess the impact of land use changes on predicted concentrations of toxins in water, in conjunction with ESR15, and propose mitigation measures. She will actively collaborate with all the other ESRs to integrate the findings of the project overall.