SETAC Globe - Environmental Quality Through Science
 
Global Executive Director’s Corner–Farewell
Mike Mozur
11 April 2013
Volume 14 Issue 4
Bart BosveldLife is a series of journeys, and I am very pleased that I was able to include an exciting SETAC sojourn in my own personal journey. Following a career of more than 33 years as a US diplomat and eager for new challenges and to make a substantive contribution on the environment, I came to SETAC over six years ago with great enthusiasm and interest in promoting the Society’s compelling goal of “Environmental Quality through Science®.”

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Glasgow logoStrong Lineup of Keynote Speakers for the SETAC Europe 23rd Annual Meeting
Keynote speakers for the SETAC Europe 23rd Annual Meeting will address a wide variety of interesting topics.

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IEAMIEAM Spotlight—Ecosystem Services and Environmental Decision Making: Seeking Order in Complexity
Brian Church
Sabine Apitz’s new paper Ecosystem services and environmental decision making: seeking order in complexity (IEAM 9(2):214-230) reminds us of the environmental externalities that occur in traditional markets, asserts the potential for the ecosystem services paradigm to help quantify those externalities so that they can be internalized,  and sets up the philosophical debate about whether it is right to treat ecosystems like industries, manufacturing services for consumers to buy and sell.

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Glasgow session How Can We Communicate to Improve Our Outreach?
Thomas-Benjamin, Agnieszka Hunka, Mattia Meli and Peter Calow
Modern societies are increasingly worried about environmental and personal risks. Hence, the “why” regarding public and risk communication should be obvious to researchers, but the “how” question remains more or less unclear.

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Canadian lakes Canadian Aquatic Science and Environmental Legislation Under Threat
Globe Editors
Last June we ran Peter Hodson’s letter “A Vitally Important Issue” concerning the Canadian federal government’s decision to make drastic changes to environmental management in Canada. Recently Hodson brought to our attention another editorial on the subject, this one by Peter Wells, which was recently published in Marine Pollution Bulletin.

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teaser imageEffects of Mining on the Local Environment Session at the SETAC Europe 23rd Annual Meeting
Benjamin Davies, Bill Adams and Hugh Potter
Please join us in Glasgow for this session on the effects of mining. We will hear from researchers about a variety of topics including ecological impacts of mining releases on aquatic and/or terrestrial ecosystems, methods of assessing and regulating risk, case studies of ecological impacts at abandoned mines, novel monitoring/ biomonitoring methods as a means to assessing metal bioavailability and potential impact at mine sites and more.

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NetworkingSETAC North America Introduces the SETAC MultiBrief
Greg Schiefer and Jennifer Lynch
SETAC North America is pleased to offer our members a new informational product, the SETAC MultiBrief. Starting in May, this free email resource will provide comprehensive new digests of the top stories in environmental toxicology and chemistry.

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Earth Day activitySETAC on Earth Day 2013
Jodi Mohs-Davis and Chris Ivey
Earth Day, 22 April, and World Environment Day, 5 June, are just a few weeks away. We’d like to share what we’ve learned so far about what SETAC members have planned for Earth Day and World Environment Day, plus share resources that you might find useful.

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
Global Executive Director’s Corner–Farewell
Strong Lineup of Keynote Speakers for the SETAC Europe 23rd Annual Meeting
IEAM Spotlight—Ecosystem Services and Environmental Decision Making: Seeking Order in Complexity
How Can We Communicate to Improve Our Outreach?
Canadian Aquatic Science and Environmental Legislation under Threat
Effects of Mining on the Local Environment Session at the SETAC Europe 23rd Annual Meeting
SETAC North America Introduces the SETAC MultiBrief
SETAC on Earth Day 2013
 
Global Photograhpy Contest
 
NEWS AND UPDATES:
Last chance for early registration for the SETAC Europe 23rd Annual Meeting in Glasgow, Scotland! The deadline is 15 April.

Proposals for professional training courses (formerly "short courses") are now being accepted for the SETAC North America 34th Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn. Visit nashville.setac.org for more information. The deadline for submission is 1 May.

The Pharmaceutical Advisory Group (PAG) is seeking nominations for new Steering Committee members. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals who want to influence the work of the PAG and get actively involved in running PAG events. If you are interested, please contact Alistair Boxall. Click here for more information.

The SETAC North America Board of Directors is seeking to engage members in a carbon offset initiative for the SETAC North America 33rd Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn. Up to 7,000 USD in direct funding can be requested. Submit proposals by 31 May. Acceptance notices will be issued 28 June.
 
SETAC JOURNALS:
IEAM volume 9, issue 2 What's New in IEAM
Continuing the NOEC and LOEC debate: A call for fuller reporting of toxicity test data
by Joel N Meyer and Alex B Francisco

(Volume  9,  Issue 2)
 
ET&C volume 32, 4What's New in ET&C
Cross-Species Conservation of Endocrine Pathways:
A Critical Analysis of Tier 1 Fish and Rat Screening Assays with 12 Model Chemicals
by Gary T. Ankley and L. Earl Gray

(Volume  32,  Issue  1)
Coming in May: More about Glasgow…
 
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