The purpose of the SETAC North America (SNA) Science Committee (SC) is to provide guidance, direction, and assistance to the Society in addressing technical issues with the objective of ensuring overall technical excellence of SNA, its activities, and its members. The SC will communicate and work with SNA advisory groups and committees to maintain awareness of SNA activities and procedures, and to bring emerging science or technical issues to the SNA membership-at-large.
- Liaising with advisory groups to identify emerging and hot topics, energize advisory group activities and facilitate interdisciplinary exchange across SETAC North America membership
- Support SETAC North America program committee planning for annual meetings. Current interest is to create an opportunity for plenary speaker topics to be integrated with short courses and technical sessions. Support membership committee in recruiting members to maintain SETAC’s diversity in expertise across disciplines relevant to current environmental toxicology and chemistry issues.
- Facilitate SETAC peer review activities (e.g., wildlife toxicity assessments)
SETAC North America Science Committee membership is at least 12 members with each member serving a term of at least three (3) years. Membership must not be stagnant. At least two (2) members of the committee should be replaced with new members each year. Each member of the technical committee will be assigned to a leadership role or interim sub-committee to facilitate completion of tasks and encourage engagement and input on SNA issues. Leadership and subcommittee roles will be dynamic and change depending upon SETAC North America needs. Contact a current chairperson if you are interested to join the committee.
Chair: Cynthia Stahl
Co-chair: Katherine von Stackelberg
Future chair: (2014): Mary Ann Ottinger
Past chair (2012): Cameron Irvine
SETAC North America Board Liaison: Thomas Augspurger
SETAC North America Board Liaison: Doug Fort
SETAC North America Scientific Affairs Manager: Bruce Vigon
SETAC Globe Liaison: Markus Hecker
Advisory Group Liaison: Alan Samel
SETAC World Council Science Committee Liaison: Katherine von Stackelberg
Student Liaison: Ryan Prosser
Student Liaison: Kristen Connors
SETAC North America Science Committee meeting at SETAC North America Annual General Meeting in Long Beach, California, November 2012.
Back Row (left to right): Markus Hecker, Bruce Vigon, Kristen Connors, Alan Samel, Ron McCormick, and Doug Fort.
Front Row (left to right): Cynthia Stahl, Mary Ann Ottinger, Suzanne Robinson, Becky Braetigam, Michelle Embry, John Toll, and Cameron Irvine. Back Row (left to right): Markus Hecker, Bruce Vigon, Kristen Connors, Alan Samel, Ron McCormick, and Doug Fort. Front Row (left to right): Cynthia Stahl, Mary Ann Ottinger, Suzanne Robinson, Becky Braetigam, Michelle Embry, John Toll, and Cameron Irvine.
20 December 2012, Volume 13, Issue 12 – Hot Stuff from the Long Beach Meeting
16 August 2012, Volume 13, Issue 8 – Boston, Berlin and Beyond: An Update on the SETAC Sustainability Discussion from the SETAC North America Science Committee
12 April 2012, Volume 13, Issue 4 – SETAC North America Technical Committee becomes the SETAC North America Science Committee
8 December 2011, Volume 12 Issue 12 – Hot Stuff at the Boston Meeting
September 2011, Volume 12, Issue 9 – How to Create a Successful SETAC North America Annual Meeting
May 2011, Volume 12, Issue 5 – SETAC North America Technical Committee (SNA TC) – Peer Review Role
February 2011, Volume 12, Issue 2 – News from the SETAC North America Technical Committee
SNA Science Committee SOP
Interested in volunteering for this committee? Contact Chairpersons Cynthia Stahl or Katherine von Stackelberg.
Already a member of the North America Science Committee? Visit the group page