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Ecological Models for Regulatory Risk Assessments of Pesticides: Developing a Strategy for the Future

Edited By: P Thorbek, VE Forbes, F Heimbach, U Hommen and

160 pages, col & b/w illus

CRC Press

Paperback | Nov 2009 | #183912 | ISBN-13: 9781439805114
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Bringing together more than thirty influential regulators, academics and industry scientists, this book provides a coherent, science-based view on ecological modeling for regulatory risk assessments. It discusses the benefits of modeling in the context of registrations, identifies the obstacles that prevent ecological modeling being used routinely in regulatory submissions, and explores the actions needed to overcome these obstacles.


Executive Summary of the LEMTOX Workshop: Lessons Learned and Steps to Be Taken, Volker Grimm, Valery E. Forbes, Fred Heimbach, Pernille Thorbek, Hans Hermann Thulke, Paul J. Van den Brink, Jorn Wogram, and Udo Hommen; Introduction to the LEMTOX Workshop, Pernille Thorbek; Short Introduction to Ecological Modeling, Volker Grimm; Regulatory Challenges for the Potential Use of Ecological Models in Risk Assessments of Plant Protection Products, Jorn Wogram; Development and Use of Matrix Population Models for Estimation of Toxicant Effects in Ecological Risk Assessment, John D. Stark; MASTEP: An Individual-Based Model to Predict Recovery of Aquatic Invertebrates Following Pesticide Stress, Paul J. Van den Brink and J.M. (Hans) Baveco; Incorporating Realism into Ecological Risk Assessment -- An ABM Approach, Chris J. Topping, Trine Dalkvist, and Jacob Nabe-Nielsen; Ecological Models Supporting Management of Wildlife Diseases, Hans-Hermann Thulke and Volker Grimm; State of the Art of Ecological Modeling for Pesticide Risk Assessment: A Critical Review, Volker Grimm, Pernille Thorbek, Amelie Schmolke, and Peter Chapman; The Role of Ecological Modeling in Risk Assessments Seen from an Academic's Point of View, Valery E. Forbes; Potential Role of Population Modeling in the Regulatory Context of Pesticide Authorization, Franz Streissl; Ecological Modeling: An Industry Perspective, Pernille Thorbek, Paul Sweeney, and Ed Pilling; References; Index

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Pernille Thorbek is an ecological modeler at Syngenta. Valery E. Forbes is head of the Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change and professor of aquatic ecology and ecotoxicology at Roskilde University. Volker Grimm is a senior scientist at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ and teaches at the University of Potsdam. Fred Heimbach is a consultant scientist at RIFCon GmbH. Udo Hommen is a senior scientist at the Fraunhofer Institute of Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology. Hans-Hermann Thulke is a senior scientist at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ. Paul J. van den Brink is a professor of chemical stress ecology at Wageningen University and a senior research scientist at the Alterra research institute. Jorn Wogram is a biologist with Germany's Federal Environment Agency (UBA).

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