SETAC Globe - Environmental Quality Through Science
 
Global Executive Director’s Corner
Michael C. Mozur, SETAC Global Executive Director
16 August 2012
Volume 13 Issue 8
Mike Mozur SETAC is having a banner year in 2012 and the 6th SETAC World Congress in Berlin was just the starting point. This midsummer message highlights the latest developments in the Society’s communication program, the numerous significant regional branch and chapter meetings around the world and some new developments in other areas. And I must highlight the SETAC Asia/Pacific 2012 Annual Meeting 24-27 September in Kumamoto, Japan and the SETAC North America 33rd Annual Meeting in Long Beach, California, USA from 11-15 November.

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SustainabilityBoston, Berlin and Beyond: An Update on the SETAC Sustainability Discussion from the SETAC North America Science Commtittee
Ron McCormick, Cynthia Stahl, Markus Hecker, Trina von Stackelberg, Mary Ann Ottinger and Bruce Vigon
As a society we are coming to recognize that global environmental issues are exceedingly complex. Traditional reductionist approaches suitable for addressing obvious environmental contamination (e.g., point discharges, industry-specific emissions) are less suited to the "wicked problems" of coupled social-ecological systems.
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SETAC AustralasiaSETAC Australasia Meeting Report from the Second Annual Conference
Fred Leusch
The theme of the conference this year was "Navigating Through Extreme Weather Events in a Changing Environment," as a sign of respect to creatures both big and small who suffered from the intense drought and floods that have shaken Australia in recent years.

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Kumamoto Castle 8th SETAC Asia/Pacific Annual Meeting Coming Up in Kumamoto, Japan
Koji Arizono
Please join us at the 8th SETAC Asia/Pacific Annual Meeting, Learning from History and Advancing Science to Build a Safer and Sustainable Environment, to be held on 24-27 September.

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YES logo News from the SETAC Europe Student Advisory Council: The 3rd Young Environmental Scientists Meeting 2013 in Krakow, Poland
Jochen Zubrod, Dragan Jevtić and Aupaki Michael Melato
The SETAC Europe Student Advisory Council aims to support SETAC Europe’s student members in becoming well-networked and self-confident scientists. Accordingly, we proudly announce the 3rd Young Environmental Scientists (YES) meeting under the motto "Interdisciplinary Discourse on Current Environmental Challenges."

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Nantes FranceFirst International Symposium on Life Cycle Assessment and Construction
Anne Ventura
The first International Symposium on Life Cycle Assessment and Construction was held in Nantes, France, from 10-12 July 2012 with multi-national support from public and private sectors. During the 3-day conference, keynote speakers and presenters focused timely and relevant LCA topics related to the construction industry.

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Journals Open Access and SETAC Journals
Mimi Meredith
Most of you are familiar with the term "open access," which means that a journal article is freely available online to the non-subscriber public. But "freely available" does not come free, and the costs of managing submissions and peer review, editing, typesetting, hosting online, and maintaining archives are recovered in varying ways by varying business models.

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Frog Berlin Highlights—Ecotoxicology of Amphibians and Reptiles: Novel Approaches for Linking Contaminant Effects with Population Declines
Manuel E. Ortiz-Santaliestra and Isabel Lopes
The session’s presenters linked causes and effects through integrated and novel approaches in the ecotoxicology of amphibians and reptiles, with a special focus on these aspects that may be related with population declines of these two taxa.

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Earthworms Berlin Highlights—Are Environmental Specimen Banks Ready to Face Future Challenges of Environmental Chemistry and Regulatory Toxicology?
Ionan Marigómez, Jan Koschorreck and Olivier Donard
Historically, the primary reason for environmental specimen banking (ESB) was to provide materials that could be used for analyzing trends in exposure to previously unrecognized pollutants or for pollutants for which analytical techniques were inadequate at the time of collection. ESBs should continue playing this important role, especially in the assessment of emerging substances.

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
Global Executive Director’s Corner
Boston, Berlin and Beyond: An Update on the SETAC Sustainability Discussion from the SETAC North America Science Committee
SETAC Australasia Meeting Report from the Second Annual Conference
8th SETAC Asia/Pacific Annual Meeting Coming Up in Kumamoto, Japan
News from the SETAC Europe Student Advisory Council: The 3rd Young Environmental Scientists Meeting 2013 in Krakow, Poland
First International Symposium on Life Cycle Assessment and Construction
Open Access and SETAC Journals
Berlin Highlights—Ecotoxicology of Amphibians and Reptiles: Novel Approaches for Linking Contaminant Effects with Population Declines
Berlin Highlights—Are Environmental Specimen Banks Ready to Face Future Challenges of Environmental Chemistry and Regulatory Toxicology?
 
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NEWS AND UPDATES:

Students from Europe or Africa working on doctoral research may apply for the SETAC / Procter & Gamble Fellowship for Doctoral Research in Environmental Science. This fellowship, sponsored by P&G, provides $15,000 (USD) for one-year Ph.D. studies. Deadline to submit proposals for 2013 is 1 Sept. 2012.
For details and applications, visit the Global Awards page at www.setac.org.


Nominations for the 2013-2015 Editorial Board of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (ET&C) are now being accepted through 30 Sept. The primary duty of editorial board members is to review papers submitted to ET&C. Candidates should be experienced reviewers who are able to respond promptly to requests for peer reviews. Send your resume with publication list and the completed nomination form to Erin Nelson.

SETAC would like to congratulate Kurt Maier, Professor and interim Chair of the Department of Environmental Health for his recent election to serve a three-year term as vice president, president, and past president for SETAC North America. In this capacity, he will also serve on the SETAC World Council. Maier has served on the SETAC North America Board of Directors for five years.

 
SETAC JOURNALS:
IEAM volume 8, issue 3 What's New in IEAM
Review: Refocusing on nature: Holistic assessment of ecosystem services

(Volume  8,  Issue  3)
 
ET&C volume 31, issue8What's New in ET&C
Critical Review: Metal-based nanoparticles in soil: Fate, behavior, and effects on soil invertebrates
(Volume  27,  Issue  9)
Coming 13 September: ET&C and IEAM Spotlights, SNA Executive Director's Corner, SNA North Atlantic Chapter News and more…
 
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