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The establishment of EVISA is funded by the EU through the Fifth Framework Programme (G7RT- CT- 2002- 05112).

Supporters of EVISA includes:



Artificial multi-species test system that simulates major characteristics of the natural environment for
the purposes of ecotoxicological effects and risk assessment; such systems are normally terrestrial or
aquatic and may contain plants, animals (vertebrates and invertebrates), and microorganisms.
Note:       The terms mesocosm and macrocosm are used to refer to larger and more complex sys-
tems than microcosms, but the distinction is often not clearly defined.

The term "microcosm" was found in the following pages:


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