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The Plants IG is open to all interested scientists and students. This group is led by two chairs from different SETAC Geographic Units. The current chairs (Rena Isemer since May 2019 and Dave Olszyk since May 2020) are from Europe and North America, respectively. They are supported by a member-elected Steering Committee (SC) comprised of chairs of working groups and other SC members with specific tasks. Members of the Steering Committee (limited to a maximum of 12) are evenly distributed over the three stakeholder groups (academia, government, and industry) and also includes one student member. This leadership team initiates and facilitates activities in support of the Plants AG mission. See the Plants IG SOP for more details regarding appointments and duties.

After the second round of calls for applications for the Steering Committee in 2019, we have now 6 new membes of the SC which were officially introduced during the SETAC SciCon meeting in May, 2020. Four members of the current SC have/will step back.

Current Steering Committee (2020)


 Elisabeth Gross (University of Loraine, FR)

Jian Lu (Yantai Institute of Coastal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN)

Judith L. Arnolds (South African National Biodiversity Institute, SA)

Ying Wang (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)


 Rena Isemer (Bayer AG, GE, Co-Chair)

Hank Krueger (Eurofins US, USA)

Guido Gonsior (GG BioTech Design, GE)

Joshua Arnie (Eurofins US, USA)

Aida M. Farag (U.S. Geological Survey – Columbia Environmental Research Center, USA)


 Silvia Mohr (Federal Environment Agency, DE)

David Olszyk (US Environmental Protection Agency, US, Co-Chair)


Verena Sesin (Trent University, CAN)