Tom Aldenberg


Tom Aldenberg


Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu

Postal addresse

RIVM – Laboratory for Ecological Risk Assessment
P.O. Box 1, Anthonie van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3720 BA Bilthoven, The Netherlands

Phone: +31 30 2743137
Mobile: +31 6 38896456
Fax: +31 30 2744401
  • Cooperative, human-interest, optimistic, and humorous
  • Member of the board of a big Oratory Choir.
  • Knowledgeable modeller and statistician, directed towards computational modelling in all areas of (Probabilistic) Ecotoxicological and Environmental Risk Assessment.
    Specializes in Categorical Data Analysis, Bayesian Statistics, and Bayesian Networks
  • Interested in History of Mathematics, Philosophy of Science, and Artificial Intelligence/ Automated Reasoning.
  • High musical sensitivity; score reading, singing (tenor) and playing string instruments (violin, guitar).
Curriculum Vitae
1975 – 1978 Bio-mathematician at Ministry of Water Works, section Environment and Management (Delta Institute)
1979 – Present Senior Scientist-B in Modelling and Statistics at RIVM, Bilthoven, Netherlands
List of publications

Aldenberg, T., Janse, J.H., Kramer, P.R.G., 1995. Fitting the dynamic model PCLake to a multi-lake survey through Bayesian Statistics. Ecological Modelling, 78, 83-99.

Aldenberg, T., Jaworska, J. S., 2000. Uncertainty of the hazardous concentration and fraction affected for normal species sensitivity distributions. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 46, 1-18.

Aldenberg, T., Jaworska, J. S., Traas, T. P., 2002. Normal species sensitivity distributions and probabilistic ecological risk assessment. in: Posthuma, L., et al., Eds.), Species sensitivity distributions in ecotoxicology. CRC/ Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, pp. 49-102.

Aldenberg, T., Peters, J.S., 1990. On relating empirical water quality diagrams and plankton-dynamical models: the Sample methodology applied to a drinking water storage reservoir. Arch. Hydrobiol. Beih., 33, 893-911.

Aldenberg, T., Slob, W., 1993. Confidence limits for hazardous concentrations based on logistically distributed NOEC toxicity data. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 25, 48-63.

Janse, J.H., Aldenberg, T., 1990. Modelling phosphorus fluxes in the hypertrophic Loosdrecht lakes. Hydrobiological Bulletin, 24, 69-89.

Janse, J.H., Aldenberg, T., 1991. Modelling the eutrophication of the shallow Loosdrecht Lakes. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol., 24, 751-757.

Luttik, R., Aldenberg, T., 1997. Extrapolation factors for small samples of pesticide toxicity data: special focus on LD50 values of birds and mammals. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 16, 1785-1788.

Traas, T.P., Janse, J.H., Aldenberg, T., Brock, T.C.M., 1998. A food web model for fate and direct and indirect effects of Dursban 4E (active ingredient chlorpyrifos) in freshwater microcosms. Aquatic toxicology, 32, 179-190

Verdonck, F. A. M., Aldenberg, T., Jaworska, J. S., Vanrolleghem, P. A., 2003. Limitations of current risk characterization methods in probabilistic environmental risk assessment. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 22, 2209-2213.