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  • ecosystem
  • Soft sediments are often hotspots of chemical contamination and a thorough ecotoxicological assessment of this habitat can help to identify the causes of stress and to improve the health of the respective ecosystem. (environmental-expert.com)
  • species
  • As an important component of the ecologically relevant meiobenthic fauna, nematodes can be used for sediment assessments, with various assay tools ranging from single‐species toxicity tests to field studies. (environmental-expert.com)
  • environmental
  • INTERA Incorporated is seeking an Ecological Risk Assessment Specialist to join our growing group of environmental professionals in our Richland, Washington, office. (environmentalcareer.com)
  • BREEZE Risk Analyst is available in two application formats including a standalone application with fully integrated GIS capabilities or as an Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) ArcView™ Extension. (environmental-expert.com)
  • Limited Space Still Available For Sustainable Futures Training Workshop: There are still spaces available for the Sustainable Futures Training workshop scheduled for August 5-7, 2014, at the George Washington University campus in Washington, D.C. Attendees at the three-day workshop will get firsthand experience with the tools, methods, and models used by the U.S. Environmental Protection (EPA) in its assessment of new chemicals. (environmental-expert.com)
  • It combines detailed information (ballast water source of each tank, transit time, time of the year when the water is released, environmental suitability of receiving habitat, impact, and habitat sensitivity) in order to assess ecological risk. (bioportfolio.com)
  • EPA is announcing the availability of a final report titled, Application of Watershed Ecological Risk Assessment Methods to Watershed Management (EPA/600/R-06/037F), which was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD). (epa.gov)
  • This report is of potential use to ecologists, hydrologists, watershed managers, risk assessors, landscape ecologists, and other scientists and managers seeking to increase the use of environmental assessment data in decision making. (epa.gov)
  • Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal is a bimonthly peer-reviewed scientific journal covering risk analysis as it relates to environmental health and ecology. (wikipedia.org)
  • According to data collection and environment assessment studies of World Bank experts, between 1995 through 2010, India has made one of the fastest progress in the world, in addressing its environmental issues and improving its environmental quality. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2006 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had stated that under the Food Quality Protection Act "the risks associated with the pesticide residues pose a reasonable certainty of no harm", and in 2007, the EPA said that atrazine does not adversely affect amphibian sexual development and that no additional testing was warranted. (wikipedia.org)
  • contaminants
  • The FORTRAN77 ecological risk computer model--ECORSK.5--has been used to estimate the potential toxicity of surficial deposits of radioactive and non-radioactive contaminants to several threatened and endangered (T and E) species at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). (unt.edu)
  • This integration results in the production of hazard indices which, when compared to risk evaluation criteria, estimate the potential for impact from consumption of contaminants in food and ingestion of soil. (unt.edu)
  • pose
  • Through the use of this approach it is highlighted that domestic discharge events pose a higher relative overall risk on a vessel-specific and cumulative annual bases than international discharges. (bioportfolio.com)
  • The need to capture spatio-temporal dynamics and possible interactions among service providers pose challenges for ecological models as a basis for decision making. (nih.gov)
  • The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has identified 11 key substances that pose a risk to human health: Arsenic: used in making electrical circuits, as an ingredient in pesticides, and as a wood preservative. (wikipedia.org)
  • In January 2013, the European Food Safety Authority stated that neonicotinoids pose an unacceptably high risk to bees, and that the industry-sponsored science upon which regulatory agencies' claims of safety have relied may be flawed or even deceptive. (wikipedia.org)
  • estimate
  • When these methods are applied in practice, it depends on the situation at hand which technique is most suitable to estimate risk. (tudelft.nl)
  • In addition, the report suggests how to estimate, describe, and communicate risk and how to evaluate management alternatives. (epa.gov)
  • description
  • Risk description" provides information important for interpreting the risk results and identifies a level for harmful effects on the plants and animals of concern. (epa.gov)
  • participants
  • After each presentation, and during breaks in the programme, participants were able to discuss all aspects of ecological risk assessment, including good modelling practices, scenario development, and local requirements. (degruyter.com)
  • As with the previous workshops, the participants agreed that they were given much useful information that enabled them to better understand the complexities of ecological risk assessment. (degruyter.com)
  • diseases
  • Tobacco use is a risk factor for many diseases, especially those affecting the heart, liver, and lungs, as well as many cancers. (wikipedia.org)