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SETAC workshops bring together scientists, engineers and managers from government, business (both services and manufacturing), academia and public interest groups to consider the state of knowledge on specific environmental topics. Many groups of renowned scientists have produced publications and workshop summaries that are valued by environmental scientists, engineers, regulators and managers for their technical quality and comprehensive, state-of-the-science reviews. The following is a list of past workshops and resulting publications:


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SETAC Pellston Workshops

Life Cycle Impact Assessment – Part II
Co-organized with the SETAC-UNEP Life Cycle Initiative
24–29 June 2018 | Valencia, Spain
Coming soon: Global Guidance for Life Cycle Impact Assessment Indicators - Volume II

Advancing the Adverse Outcome Pathway Concept – An International Horizon Scanning Approach
2–6 April 2017 | Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
ET&C Focus Article: Volume 36, Issue 6, June 2107, pp. 1411–1421

Environmental Hazard and Risk Assessment Approaches for Endocrine-Active Chemicals 
31 January–5 February 2016 | Pensacola, Florida, USA
Executive Summary
IEAM Special Series: Volume 13, Issue 2, March 2017, pp. 264–330 

Life Cycle Impact Assessment – Part I
Co-organized with the SETAC-UNEP Life Cycle Initiative
24–29 January 2016 | Valencia, Spain
Global Guidance for Life Cycle Impact Assessment Indicators - Volume 1 (United Nations, 2016)

Improving the Usability of Ecotoxicology in Regulatory Decision-Making
30 August–4 September 2015 | Shepherdstown, West Virginia, USA
Executive Summary
IEAM Brief Communications and Original Articles

Simplifying Environmental Mixtures: An Aquatic Exposure-based Approach via Exposure Scenarios
22–27 March 2015 | Valencia, Spain
Executive Summary

Ecosystem Services, Environmental Stressors and Decision-Making
28 September–3 October 2014 | Shepherdstown, West Virginia, USA
IEAM Special Series

Potential Risks of Plant Protection Products to Pollinators
16–22 January 2011 | Pensacola Beach, Florida, USA
Executive Summary 
Pesticide Risk Assessment for Pollinators (Wiley, 2014)

Influence of Global Climate Change on the Scientific Foundation and Application of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
16–21 July 2011 | Racine, Wisconsin, USA
ET&C Special Series

LCA Database Global Guidance
SETAC–UNEP Life Cycle Initiative
30 January–4 February 2011 | Kangawa, Japan
Global Guidance Principles for Life Cycle Assessment Databases: A Basis for Greener Processes and Products (United Nations, 2011 and 2012)

Problem Formulation for Ecological Risk Assessments
18–24 April 2010 | Pensacola Beach, Florida, USA

Vision and Strategy for Predictive Ecotoxicology in the 21st Century: Defining Adverse Outcome Pathways Associated with Ecological Risk
19–23 April 2009 | Forest Grove, Oregon, USA
ET&C

Ecological Assessment of Selenium in the Aquatic Environment
22–27 February 2009 | Pensacola, Florida, USA
Executive Summary
Ecological Assessment of Selenium in the Aquatic Environment (CRC Press, 2010)

Science-Based Guidance and Framework for Evaluation and Identification of PBTs and POPs
27 January–1 February 2008 | Pensacola Beach Florida, USA
Executive Summary 
IEAM Special Series

Tissue Residue Approach for Toxicity Assessment: Invertebrates and Fish
7–12 June 2007 | Leavenworth, Washington, USA
IEAM Special Series

Veterinary Medicines in the Environment
12–16 February 2006 | Pensacola, Florida, USA
Veterinary Medicines in the Environment (CRC Press, 2008)

Molecular Biology and Risk Assessment: Evaluation of the Potential Roles of Genomics in Regulatory Ecotoxicology
18–22 September 2005 | Pellston, Michigan, USA
Genomics in Regulatory Ecotoxicology (CRC Press, 2007)

Emerging Molecular and Computational Approaches for Cross-Species Extrapolations
18–22 July 2004 | Portland, Oregon, USA
Genomic Approaches for Cross-Species Extrapolation in Toxicology (CRC Press, 2006)

Valuation of Ecological Resources: Integration of Ecological Risk Assessment and Socio-Economics to Support Environmental Decisions
4–9 October 2003 | Pensacola, Florida, USA
Valuation of Ecological Resources (CRC Press, 2007)

Population-Level Ecological Risk Assessment
14–17 September 2003 | Roskilde, Denmark
Population-Level Ecological Risk Assessment (CRC Press, 2007)

Science for Assessment of the Impacts of Human Pharmaceuticals on Aquatic Ecosystems
3–8 June 2003 | Snowbird, Utah, USA
Human Pharmaceuticals: Assessing the Impacts on Aquatic Ecosystems

Use of Sediment Quality Guidelines and Related Tools for the Assessment of Contaminated Sediments
17–22 August 2002 | Anaconda, Montana, USA
Executive Summary
Use of Sediment Quality Guidelines (free download)

The Role of Dietary Exposure in the Evaluation of Risk of Metals to Aquatic Organisms
27 July–1 August 2002 | Fairmont Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada
Toxicity of Dietborne Metals to Aquatic Organisms (SETAC Press, 2005, out of print)

Methods of Uncertainty Analysis for Pesticide Risks
24 February–1 March 2002 | Pensacola, Florida, USA
Application of Uncertainty Analysis to Ecological Risks of Pesticides (CRC Press, 2010)

The Global Decline of Amphibian Populations: An Integrated Analysis of Multiple Stressors Effects
18–23 August 2001 | Wingspread, Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Amphibian Decline: An Integrated Analysis of Multiple Stressors Effects (SETAC Press, 2003, out of print)

Ecological Assessment of Aquatic Resources: Application, Implementation, and Communication
16–21 September 2000 | Pellston, Michigan, USA
Ecological Assessment of Aquatic Resources: Linking Science to Decision-Making (free download)

Environmental–Human Health Interconnections
10–15 June 2000 | Snowbird, Utah, USA
Interconnections Between Human Health and Ecological Integrity (out of print)

Assessing the Effects of Complex Stressors in Ecosystems
11–17 September 1999 | Pellston, Michigan, USA
Ecological Variability: Separating Natural from Anthropogenic Causes of Ecosystem Impairment (SETAC Press, 2001)

Endocrine Disruption in Invertebrates: Endocrinology, Testing, and Assessment (EDIETA)
12–15 December 1998 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Endocrine Disruption in Invertebrates: Endocrinology, Testing, and Assessment (SETAC Press, 1999)

Assessing Contaminated Soils: From Soil-Contaminant Interactions to Ecosystem Management
23–27 September 1998 | Pellston, Michigan, USA
Contaminated Soils: From Soil-Contaminant Interactions to Ecosystem Management (SETAC Press, 2003)

Persistence and Long-Range Transport of Organic Chemicals in the Environment 
13-19 July 1998 | Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada 
Executive Summary

Re-evaluation of the State of the Science for Water Quality Criteria Development
25–30 June 1998 | Anaconda, Montana, USA
Reevaluation of the State of the Science for Water Quality Criteria Development (SETAC Press, 2003)

Reproductive and Developmental Effects of Contaminants in Oviparous Vertebrates
13–18 July 1997 | Anaconda, Montana, USA
Reproductive and Developmental Effects of Contaminants in Oviparous Vertebrates (SETAC Press, 1999)

Multiple Stressors in Ecological Risk Assessment
10–14 February 1997 | Pensacola, Florida, USA
Multiple Stressors in Ecological Risk and Impact Assessments: Approaches to Risk (SETAC Press, 1999)

Ecological Risk Assessment of Contaminated Sediments
23–28 April 1995 | Pacific Grove, California, USA
Ecological Risk Assessment of Contaminated Sediments (SETAC Press, 1997, out of print)

Chemical Ranking and Scoring: Guidelines for Developing and Implementing Tools for Relative Chemical Assessments
12–16 February 1995 | Sandestin, Florida, USA
Chemical Ranking and Scoring (SETAC Press, 1997)

Whole-Effluent Toxicity Testing: An Evaluation of Methods and Prediction of Receiving System Impacts
16–21 September 1995 | Pellston, Michigan, USA
Whole Effluent Toxicity Testing: An Evaluation of Methods and Prediction of Receiving System Impacts (SETAC Press, 1996, out of print)

Uncertainty in Ecological Risk Assessment
23–28 August 1995 | Pellston, Michigan, USA
Uncertainty Analysis in Ecological Risk Assessment (SETAC Press, 1998, out of print)

Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment for Wetlands
30 July–3 August 1995 | Fairmont, Montana, USA
Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment for Wetlands (SETAC Press, 1999)

Avian Toxicity Testing
4–7 December 1994 | Pensacola, Florida, USA
Report of the SETAC/OECD Workshop on Avian Toxicity Testing (OECD, 1996)

Ecological Risk Assessment Decision Support Systems
23–28 August 1994 | Pellston, Michigan, USA
Ecological Risk Assessment Decision Support System: A Conceptual Design (SETAC Press, 1998, out of print)

Application of Life-Cycle Assessment to Public Policy
14–19 August 1994 | Wintergreen, Virginia, USA
Public Policy Applications of Life-Cycle Assessment (SETAC Press, 1997)

Ecotoxicological Risk Assessment for Chlorinated Organic Chemicals
25–29 July 1994 | Alliston, Ontario, Canada
Ecotoxicological Risk Assessment for Chlorinated Organic Chemicals (SETAC Press, 1998)

Sustainability-Based Environmental Management
25–31 August 1993 | Pellston, Michigan USA
Sustainable Environmental Management (SETAC Press, 1998, out of print)

Avian Radio Telemetry in Support of Pesticide Field Studies
5–8 January 1993 | Pacific Grove, California, USA
Avian Radio Telemetry in Support of Pesticide Field Studies (SETAC Press, 1998, out of print)

Life-Cycle Assessment Data Quality
4–9 October 1992 | Wintergreen, Virginia, USA
Life-Cycle Assessment Data Quality: A Conceptual Framework (SETAC Press, 1994, out of print)

A Mechanistic Understanding of Bioavailability: Physical-Chemical Interactions
17–22 August 1992 | Pellston, Michigan, USA
A Mechanistic Understanding of Bioavailability: Physical-Chemical Interactions (Lewis Publishers, 1994, out of print)

A Conceptual Framework for Life-Cycle Assessment Impact Assessment
1–6 February 1992 | Sandestin, Florida, USA
Conceptual Framework for Life-Cycle Impact Assessment (SETAC Press, 1993)

Aquatic Microcosms for Ecological Assessment of Pesticides
7–11 October 1991 | Wintergreen, Virginia, USA
Workshop on Aquatic Microcosms for Ecological Assessment of Pesticides (SETAC Press, 1992, out of print)

A Technical Framework for [Product] Life-Cycle Assessments
18–23 August 1991 | Smuggler's Notch, Vermont, USA
Technical Framework for Life-Cycle Assessment (SETAC Press 1991, 1994)

Population Ecology and Wildlife Toxicology of Agricultural Pesticide Use: A Modeling Initiative for Avian Species
22–27 July 1990 | Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA
Wildlife Toxicology and Population Modeling: Integrated Studies of Agroecosystems (Lewis Publishers, 1994, out of print)

Biomarkers: Biochemical, Physiological, and Histological Markers of Antropogenic Stress
23–28 July 1989 | Keystone, Colorado, USA
Biomarkers: Biochemical, Physiological, and Histological Markers of Anthropogenic Stress, 1st Edition (Lewis Publishers, 1992, out of print)

Research Priorities in Environmental Risk Assessment
16–21 August 1987 | Breckenridge, Colorado, USA
Research Priorities in Environmental Risk Assessment (SETAC Press, 1987, out of print)

Fate and Effects of Sediment-Bound Chemicals in Aquatic Systems
11–18 August 1984 | Florissant, Colorado, USA
Fate and Effects of Sediment-Bound Chemicals in Aquatic Systems (Pergamon Press, 1987)

Environmental Hazard Assessment of Effluents
23–27 August 1982 | Cody, Wyoming, USA
Environmental Hazard Assessment of Effluents (Pergamon Press, 1985, out of print)

Modeling the Fate of Chemicals in the Aquatic Environment
16–21 August 1981 | Pellston, Michigan, USA
Modeling the Fate of Chemicals in the Aquatic Environment (Ann Arbor Science, 1982, out of print)

Biotransformation and Fate of Chemicals in the Aquatic Environment
14–18 August 1979 | Pellston, Michigan, USA
Biotransformation and Fate of Chemicals in the Aquatic Environment (American Society of Microbiology, 1980, out of print)

Analyzing the Hazard Evaluation Process
14–18 August 1978 | Wateville Valley, New Hampshire, USA
Analyzing the Hazard Evaluation Process (American Fisheries Society, 1979, out of print)

Estimating the Hazard of Chemical Substances to Aquatic Life
13–17 June 1977 | Pellston, Michigan, USA
Estimating the Hazard of Chemical Substances to Aquatic Life, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), STP 657; SETAC (1978)


SETAC Technical Workshops

Bioavailability-based Water Quality Criteria and Standards for Metals
3–8 December 2017 | Pensacola Beach, Florida, USA

18th Annual CEFIC-LRI Workshop
16–17 November 2016 | Brussels, Belgium

Chemicals: Assessment of Risks to Ecosystem Services (CARES)
3–4 May 2016 | Brussels, Belgium (Part II)
15–16 July 2015 | Brussels, Belgium (Part I)

Improving Representation, Management and Mitigation of Spray Drift for Plant Protection Products in Arable Crops (DRAW)
16–17 February 2016 | Montpellier, France
Executive Summary
Data and Modeling Breakout Document

Non-Target Terrestrial Plant Workshop Risk Assessment and Management
21–22 September 2015 | Wageningen, The Netherlands
Executive Summary

Model Concepts in Drainage Models to Assess Discharge of Plant Protection Products into Surface Water
23–24 October 2014 | Vienna, Austria
Drainage Models and Macroporous Soils – Report of a SETAC Workshop

Restoration of Impaired Ecosystems
1–6 June 2014 | Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA

Developing a Higher-tier Approach for Assessing the Risk of Plant Protection Products to Non-Target Terrestrial Plants in Off-crop Areas
1–3 April 2014 | Wageningen, The Netherlands
Executive Summary

MagPie – Mitigating the Risk of Plant Protection Products in the Environment
22–24 April 2013 | Rome, Italy (Part I)
13–15 November 2013 | Madrid, Spain (Part II)
Mitigating the Risks of Plant Protection Products in the Environment (SETAC, 2017, free e-book)

Closing the Gap between Academic Research and Regulatory Risk Assessment of Chemicals
12 May 2013 | Glasgow, United Kingdom

Pesticides and Fertilizers in Life Cycle Assessment
12 May 2013 | Glasgow, United Kingdom

Risk-based Weight of Evidence (WoE) Bioaccumulation Assessment
12 May 2013 | Glasgow, United Kingdom

Developing Global Guidance for Environmental Life Cycle Impact Assessment
16 May 2013 | Glasgow, United Kingdom

Closing the Gap Between Academic Research and Regulatory Risk Assessment of Chemicals
12 May 2013 | Glasgow, United Kingdom

Risk-based Weight of Evidence (WoE) Bioaccumulation Assessment
12 May 2013 | Glasgow, United Kingdom

Pesticides and Fertilizers in Life Cycle Assessment
12 May 2013 | Glasgow, United Kingdom

Modelink: Ecological Effect Models to Link Ecotoxicological Tests to Protection Goals
April 2013 | Monschau, Germany (Part II)
22–25 October 2012 | Le Croisic, France (Part I)

Freshwater Salinisation
10–13 March 2013 | Witzenhausen, Germany
Workshop Summary

Guidance on Passive Sampling Methods to Improve Management of Contaminated Sediments
7–9 November 2012 | Costa Mesa, California, USA
Executive Summary
IEAM Special Series

Latin America Risk Assessment of Pesticides (LATARAP)
10–12 October 2012 | Buenos Aires, Argentina

Workshops to Evaluate Current and Prospective Environment Issues
31 May–4 June 2009 | Göteborg, Sweden

Expert Workshops on Fish Gonad Histopathology
1–3 December 2008 | Ermatingen, Switzerland

The Nexus between Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA) and Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)
28–31 January 2008 | Fairmont, MT, USA
IEAM Special Series

Aquatic Macrophyte Risk Assessment for Pesticides (AMRAP)
14–16 January 2008 | Wageningen, The Netherlands
Aquatic Macrophyte Risk Assessment for Pesticides (CRC Press, 2009)

Linking Aquatic Exposure and Effects in the Registration Procedure of Plant Protection Products (ELINK)
14–16 March 2007 | Bari, Itlay
19–21 September 2007 | Wageningen, The Netherlands
Linking Aquatic Exposure and Effects: Risk Assessment of Pesticides (CRC Press, 2010)

Ecological Models in Support of Regulatory Risk Assessments of Pesticides: Developing a Strategy for the Future (LEMTOX)
9–12 September 2007 | Leipzig, Germany
Ecological Models for Regulatory Risk Assessments of Pesticides: Developing a Strategy for the Future (CRC Press, 2009)

AMPERE Workshop on Mesocosm Tests
24–25 April 2007 | Leipzig, Germany

SETAC/Johnson Foundation Workshop on Integrating Ecological and Economic Risks in Wildfire Management
22–25 October 2006 | Racine, Wisconsin, USA

In Situ-based Effects Measures Linking Responses to Ecological Consequences in Aquatic Ecosystems
11-12 November 2004 | Portland, Oregon, USA
IEAM Special Section

Mercury Monitoring and Assessment
14–17 September 2003 | Pensacola, Florida, USA
Ecosystem Responses to Mercury Contamination (CRC Press, 2007)

Hazard Identification Approach for Metals and Inorganic Metal Substances
3-8 May 2003 | Pensacola, Florida, USA
Assessing the Hazard of Metals and Inorganic Metal Substances in Aquatic and Terrestrial Systems (CRC Press, 2007)

Workshops on Topics Such as Molecular Methods in Ecotoxicology
27 April–1 May 2003 | Hamburg, Germany

Toxicity Identification Evaluation/Toxicity Reduction Evaluation: What Works and What Doesn’t
23–27 June 2001 | Pensacola, Fl, USA
Toxicity Reduction and Toxicity Identification Evaluations for Effluents, Ambient Waters, and Other Aqueous Media (SETAC Press, 2005, free download)

Regulatory Evaluation of Aquatic Microcosm Studies with Pesticides
21–25 May 2000 | Brighton, United Kingdom

Sediment Porewater Toxicity Testing: Biological, Chemical, and Ecological Considerations
18–22 March 2000 | Pensacola, Florida, USA
Summary of a SETAC Technical Workshop
Porewater Toxicity Testing: Biological, Chemical, and Ecological Considerations (SETAC Press, 2003, out of print)

Predicting Ecological Impacts from Laboratory Toxicity Tests
1–5 May 1999 | Cornwall, Ontario, Canada

A Framework for Ecological Risk Management
25–27 June 1997 | Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
Summary of a SETAC Technical Workshop

Reassessment of Metals Criteria for Aquatic Life Protection: Priorities for Research and Implementation
13–18 July 1996 | Fairmont, Montana, USA
Reassessment of Metals Criteria for Aquatic Life Protection: Priorities for Research and Implementation (SETAC Press, 1997, out of print)

Guidelines for Life-Cycle Assessment: A “Code of Practice”
31 March–3 April 1993 | Sesimbra, Portugal
Guidelines for Life-Cycle Assessment: A "Code of Practice" (SETAC Press, 1993, out of print)