Olivier Champeau

Olivier Champeau

Ecotoxicologist – Biomarkers and Contaminants

Role at Cawthron

Olivier is a scientist in the Coastal and Freshwater Group at Cawthron. He assesses contamination and environmental risks in water and soil with Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) standardised tests and biomarkers in a range of freshwater, marine and soil organisms. He also develops assays using New Zealand native species.

Technical skills, experience and interests

  • Link between biomarker responses and impact on the whole organism and populations
  • Effects of multiple stressors and mixtures toxicity
  • Biomonitoring of ecosystems health with biomarkers to provide support for environmental management decisions

Professional affiliations

  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)
  • Royal Society of New Zealand


  • PhD (Ecotoxicology). University of Bordeaux 1
        Olivier Champeau