SETAC Globe - Environmental Quality Through Science
 
SETAC North America Executive
Director’s Corner
Greg Schiefer
13 September 2012
Volume 13 Issue 9
Greg Schiefer SETAC North America is having an excellent year! Regional chapters are flourishing, having held great meetings through the spring and summer and another great one, the Ohio Valley Regional Chapter Meeting, coming up this month. You will find reports from the Laurentian, North Atlantic and Prairie Northern chapters in this issue of the Globe.

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PASI teaserSETAC Successful in Delivering International Air Quality Short Course
Bruce Vigon
What happens when a group of 30 eager graduate students from universities across North and Latin America mixes with a dozen internationally recognized instructors to explore and discuss the state of understanding regarding a critical aspect of urban growth? That’s the dynamic in play recently for nine days in La Plata, Argentina.

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IEAMIEAM Spotlight: Special Series on Bayesian Networks in Environmental & Resource Management
John Toll
Thomas Bayes was a man 300 years ahead of his time. Bayes, an English Presbyterian minister during the first half of the 18th century, derived a simple and elegant mathematical rule explaining how new evidence should affect existing beliefs. His rule relies only on three simple assumptions that most people find easy to accept.

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Ruth Hull Why Wouldn’t You Join a SETAC Advisory Group?
Ruth Hull
SETAC has 14 global advisory groups (AGs), three focused in North America, and six in Europe. This month, we’ll describe three European AGs (Mechanistic Effect Models, Environmental Monitoring, Extreme Stress Events and Ecosystem Recovery), one more Global AG (Exposure Modeling), and Life-cycle assessment (LCA), which has AGs in Europe and North America, and a Global coordination group.

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YES logo Regional Spotlight: Prairie Northern Chapter, New Challenges, New Logo!
Jon Doering and Sarah Crawford
The 3rd annual SETAC North America Prairie Northern Chapter conference was held on 15 June 2012 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Hosted by David Janz and Markus Hecker of the University of Saskatchewan, the meeting’s theme was Risk Assessment in Northern Ecosystems: Opportunities and Challenges.

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Whispering PinesRegional Spotlight: North Atlantic Chapter
Adria Elskus and Ted Wickwire
The North Atlantic Chapter of SETAC North America continues to plan diverse educational, professional and social activities and enjoys a strong and enthusiastic membership and board. On June 6-8, 2012, our 18th annual meeting was held at the Whispering Pines Conference Center on the Alton Jones Campus of University of Rhode Island in West Greenwich.


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facility tour Regional Spotlight: Laurentian Chapter
Alison Fraser
SETAC North America’s Laurentian Chapter Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on 22 June 2012, along the beautiful banks of the Otonabee River at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. This year’s theme was Fate, Exposure and Toxicity of Chemicals in the Environment.

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Selenium Workshop Have an Idea for a Focused Topic Meeting or Scientific Workshop?
Ruth Hull
Focused topic meetings and scientific workshops, such as Pellstons, are extremely important features of what SETAC provides to its members and the wider scientific community. These meetings not only allow the timely exchange of information and ideas on specific topics, but also advance technical issues by bringing experts together in smaller groups.

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buttercup Berlin World Congress Session Brief: Risk Assessment, Pest Management and Phytoremediation
Gertie Arts, Silvia Mohr and Udo Hommen
During the SETAC World Congress in Berlin, the session “Plants and chemicals in the environment” was organized by the SETAC Aquatic Macrophyte Ecotoxicology Group. Plants are key components of ecosystems. By performing photosynthesis, they produce O2 and organic material. Plants therefore form the basis of many aquatic and terrestrial food webs. The session focused on how plants interact with chemicals.

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
SETAC North America Executive Director's Corner
SETAC Successful in Delivering International Air Quality Short Course
IEAM Spotlight: Special Series on Bayesian Networks in Environmental & Resource Management
Why Wouldn’t You Join a SETAC Advisory Group?
Regional Spotlight: Prairie Northern Chapter, New Challenges, New Logo!
Regional Spotlight: North Atlantic Chapter
Regional Spotlight: Laurentian Chapter
Have an Idea for a Focused Topic Meeting or Scientific Workshop?
Berlin World Congress Session Brief: Risk Assessment, Pest Management and Phytoremediation
 
SETAC Global Environmental Photography Contest
 
NEWS AND UPDATES:
The online itinerary planner is now available for the SETAC North America 33rd Annual Meeting in Long Beach, CA.

Sign up for the SETAC Long Beach iPad Raffle. Wiley-Blackwell is giving away a free iPad in Long Beach. Simply stop by the Wiley-Blackwell booth, #642, and ask us to register you for one or both of the SETAC journals’ email table-of-contents alerts. You’ll automatically be entered into the drawing. It’s that easy! If you bring a business card, signing you up will be even faster!

Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (IEAM) is seeking nominations for its Editorial Board (2013-2016). Appointments are for 3-year terms from 2013 to 2016. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the SETAC journal website. Send completed nomination forms, along with the candidate’s CV, to ieam_editor@setac.org. Nominations must be received by October 19, 2012. For more information, please contact the IEAM Editorial Office.

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.

Call for fellows for the Senior Resources Group (SRG)! If you are a SETAC member with Emeritus or retired status, or are nearing retirement, and would like to share your SETAC institutional knowledge and experiences with fellow members, then SRG may be a great fit for you! Mentoring and ambassador activities are being planned for the upcoming conference in Long Beach. For more information contact Alison Fraser.
 
SETAC JOURNALS:
Tell your colleagues: the articles shown below, and the entire 2010 volumes of ET&C and IEAM are Open Access!
IEAM volume 8, issue 3 What's New in IEAM
Review: Quantifying population-level risks using an individual-based model: Sea otters, Harlequin Ducks, and the Exxon Valdez oil spill

(Volume  8,  Issue  3)
 
ET&C volume 31, issue8What's New in ET&C
Critical Review: Dry–wet cycles increase pesticide residue release from soil
(Volume  31,  Issue  9)
Coming 11 October: ET&C spotlight, advances in bioaccumulation science and more…
 
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