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Ecological Risk Assessment and Management
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Ecological risk assessment is the process of evaluating the likelihood and magnitude of effects to organisms from exposure to stressors (such as chemicals or habitat alterations). SETAC has a long history with advancing the science behind ecological risk assessment. Highlights of SETAC’s work in this arena are:

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SETAC Outreach Document

Technical Issue Paper (2018): Environmental Risk Assessment of Chemicals

SETAC Workshop Summaries

SETAC Technical Workshop: A Multi-Stakeholder Framework for Ecological Risk Management

Journal Articles

ET&C Article:  It is time to develop ecological thresholds of toxicological concern to assist environmental hazard assessment. ET&C 34: 2864–2869.

IEAM Special Series: Ecological Soil Clean‐Up Values for Metals. IEAM 10, 3.

IEAM Critical Review: Spatially explicit ecological exposure models: A rationale for and path toward their increased acceptance and use. IEAM 7(2): 158-168

IEAM Special Series: The Tissue Residue Approach for Toxicity Assessment. IEAM 7, 1.

IEAM Special Series: Ecological Risk Assessment and Natural Resource Damage Assessment: Synthesis of Assessment Procedures. IEAM  5, 4.

IEAM Special Series: In Situ-based Effects Measures Linking Responses to Ecological Consequences in Aquatic Ecosystems. IEAM 3, 2.


FREE download: Ecological Assessment of Aquatic Resources: Linking Science to Decision-Making (2004)

Population-Level Ecological Risk Assessment (2008)

Valuation of Ecological Resources: Integration of Ecology and Socioeconomics in (2008)