SETAC Globe - Environmental Quality Through Science
New Globe Editors-in-Chief
Bill Goodfellow, Tim Canfield
Mary Reiley Starting with this issue of the Globe, we are assuming the responsibilities of editors-in-chief. This task is a little bit intimidating because we are taking the reins from John Toll, who restructured the Globe as a successful, electronic-only publication. The Globe, along with SETAC News, provides our membership with news and information within the society. Using the email platform ensures this information finds you in a timely manner, and you get to decide if you want to look further. This is by design because the demands on all our time is only increasing, not decreasing. Pertinent information that you can access as your schedule permits is important to all of us.

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INSIDE VOLUME 16, ISSUE 1
22 January 2015
 
Russian Language BranchA Message from SETAC World Council Immediate Past President
Peter Campbell
SETAC is truly a global, professional scientific society, with strong or increasing membership in most regions of the world. Our well-respected and appreciated scientific program draws on the best environmental scientists and practitioners from government, business and academia internationally, an approach based on SETAC’s founding principle of tripartite engagement and governance. Our membership spans 98 countries, and consequently our global outreach continues to be formidable, reinforced this year by our Global Horizon Scanning Project, which sets out to prioritize the environmental issues and challenges starting with each of the Geographic Units (GUs).

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Bart BosveldLooking Forward to the 2015 Challenges for SETAC in Europe
Bart Bosveld
Our 25th anniversary year will be both exciting to participate in and experience. Committees in SETAC Europe are working very hard to provide diverse and interesting programming that we know each of you will appreciate. Twenty-five years of continuous programming is truly something to celebrate.

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Jail and Bail Jail and Bail in Vancouver Helps Endowment Fund Reach Record Annual Donations
Ruth Hull
Thanks to many of you, 2014 was a great year for the SETAC North America Endowment Fund! The fund received approximately $30,000 in donations and reached a total of more than $175,000 by the end of the year!

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NASACStudent Perspectives of the SETAC Vancouver Meeting
Austin Gray, Blair Paulik
The SETAC North America 35th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, was very successful in the eyes of students of SETAC. For some students this was their first annual meeting. For others it was a reunion with student members met at previous meetings and a chance to catch up and reconnect. It also provided a platform that allowed students to interact with new people and build new relationships. After the meeting, many students emphasized how impressed they were with the high priority SETAC puts on student interests. SETAC and NASAC are continuing to work diligently to ensure that students have an even stronger voice within the society.

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Emergin Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances Session Summaries from SETAC Vancouver
Read six session summaries from the SETAC Vancouver meeting: Bioavailability and Bioaccessibility Critical Tools for Risk Management Decisions; Emerging Contaminants in the Marine Environment: Presence, Effects, Regulation; Evolutionary, Multigenerational and Epigenetic Effects of Pollutants: Scientific Support for Long-Term ERA; Occurrence, Fate and Effects of Contaminants in National Parks, Wildlife Refuges and Other Protected Habitats; Assessing Contaminant Effects in Multi-stress Ecosystems; and Temporal Trends of Persistent Organic Chemicals in the Environment and Biota.

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Theo Colburn In Memoriam: Theo Colborn
Bill Goodfellow, Tim Canfield
SETAC Rachael Carson award winner Theo Colborn passed away on 14 December 2014. Colburn’s primary scientific focus was in fostering scientific discussion and public awareness of endocrine disruptors. In 2003, she launched The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX), an international nonprofit organization.

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NEWS AND UPDATES
The SETAC Science Slam is returning for SETAC Barcelona, which is exciting news for the creative scientists in the SETAC community! Candidate slammers can submit their application via the SETAC Barcelona website. Take this opportunity and show off your scientific entertainment skills.

SETAC Barcelona registration is now open, and the deadline for early registration is 4 March. Now is also the perfect time to discover the social events, book a hotel room, choose a short course, reserve a meeting room or arrange an exhibitor booth.

Session submission is now open for the SETAC North America 36th Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, taking place from 1–5 November 2015. Submit your proposal before the 18 February deadline. Professional training course submission is also open. Share your knowledge and submit a proposal today.

Missed the SETAC Vancouver meeting? Didn't have time to go to all the sessions? Session recordings are now available online, free of charge.
 
SETAC JOURNALS:
IEAM volume 11, issue 1 What's New in IEAM
*Ecological risk assessment for residual coal fly ash at Watts Bar Reservoir, Tennessee: Site setting and problem formation
Suzanne J Walls, Daniel S Jones, Amber R Stojak and Neil E Carriker
(Vol. 11, Issue 1)

*Introductory article to a special series, accompanying podcast available for download.
 
ET&C cover, Volume 34, Issue 1 What's New in ET&C
Critical review of mercury sediment quality values for the protection of benthic invertebrates
Jason M Conder, Phyllis C Fuchsman, Melissa M Grover, Victor S Magar and Miranda H Henning
(Vol. 34, Issue 1)
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