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WEDNESDAY 24 AUGUST 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Terrestrial contamination is of concern for regulatory agencies, industry and the public. Contaminants encompass many different types of materials such as organic chemicals (e.g., polychlorinated biphenyls and high explosives) and inorganics (e.g., heavy metals and radionuclides) and they have the potential to affect plants and animals in the terrestrial environment; e.g., impacting biochemical functions, development, reproduction and survival. To bring a full understanding of ecological effects biomonitoring, this course attempts to achieve three major goals: (1) demonstrate the practical steps of identifying and interpreting ecological effects using a contaminated soil example; (2) provide an understanding of the role managers play in improving biomonitoring through input to the conceptual site model and problem formulation development; and (3) document the strengths and limitations of using current effects characterization tools, such as ecological risk assessment, to support informed environmental decision making. This course will allow attendees to objectively evaluate biomonitoring efforts performed in terrestrial environments and will provide guidance on data evaluation for characterizing and interpreting ecological effects. Furthermore, this presentation will provide attendees with an appreciation and understanding of current biomonitoring tools as a basis for sound environmental decision making.
SATURDAY 27 AUGUST 8:00AM - 10:00AM There is no cost to attend this course
Room: Regency III/IV
Title: How to get published: Tips from a SETAC Editor-in-chief
Instructors: Rick Wenning
Join Rick Wenning, Editor-in-Chief of the SETAC journalIntegrated Environmental Assessment and Management (IEAM), as he discusses strategies for successfully publishing peer-reviewed papers and offers general information about SETAC journals and benefits of publishing with SETAC and Wiley-Blackwell. There will be a brief presentation followed by a question and answer session. The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) publishes two journals: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (ET&C) and Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (IEAM). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry is dedicated to furthering scientific knowledge and disseminating information on environmental toxicology and chemistry, including the application of these sciences to risk assessment. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (IEAM) focuses on the application of science in environmental decision making, regulation, and management, including aspects of policy and law, and the development of scientifically sound approaches to environmental problem solving. Together, these journals provide a forum for professionals in academia, business, government, and other segments of society involved in the use, protection, and management of the environment for the enhancement of ecological health and human welfare.