Tag Archives: environmental risk assessment

A perfect mix of science, management & policy at the International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species

In this post, Verena Sesin shares her visit at the International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species (ICAIS) in Montreal from October 27-31, 2019, a forum for new and emerging issues related to invasive species in aquatic environments.

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What’s driving insecticide pollution in agricultural surface waters?

In this post, Jakob Wolfram talks about his most recent paper “Insecticide Risks in United States Surface Waters: Drivers and Spatiotemporal Modeling”. This publication analyzed the drivers of insecticide nonpoint source pollution and used a modelling approach to identify regions in the U.S. where surface waters may be at risk.

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How do pesticides affect flower-visiting insects? Is the current European risk assessment suitable to protect them?

Philipp Uhl explains the newest technical report “Protection of wild pollinators in the pesticide risk assessment and management” to address these questions, published by the German Environment Agency.

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Does the treatment of contaminated groundwater with a nanoscaled zero valent iron-based remediation agent increase or decrease the environmental risk?

In this post, Mirco Weil reports on their recently published paper “Environmental risk or benefit? Comprehensive risk assessment of groundwater treated with nano Fe0-based Carbo-Iron®.”

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Can we use an American leaf shredder to assess sediment-associated metal risks in Europe?

In this post, Jochen Zubrod reports on their recently published paper “Is Hyalella azteca a suitable model leaf-shredding benthic crustacean for testing the toxicity of sediment-associated metals in Europe?”.

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