The SETAC Science committee, on behalf of the SETAC Board, has asked the IGs to assist in identifying priority research questions that might warrant a SETAC Focus Topic Meeting or workshop.
Please take a few minutes and respond to this blog with your thoughts this week.
1. What are the best methods to measure bioavailable/freely-dissolved/chemical activity of organic chemicals and metals in environmental media?
2. How do we develop methods to identify and quantify nano- and microplastics in different environmental compartments (water, sediment, soil, biota) associated with potential toxicity or interactions with other contaminants?
3. How can we strengthen the environmental quality criteria system (e.g, water, sediment, soil, air) to adequately protect ecosystems that are experiencing multiple stressors and changing climate?
4. Do you have any other ideas or research priorities that may pertain to sediments?
The Ecological Risk IG has sparked a lively discussion on research questions for that IG and I look forward to a similar response on sediments!