20 years SETAC GLB: increasing realism of pesticide risk assessment

Published on Feb 19, 2019in Environmental Sciences Europe5.878
· DOI :10.1186/S12302-019-0197-X
Matthias Liess49
Estimated H-index: 49
(Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ),
Toni Ratte2
Estimated H-index: 2
+ 1 AuthorsHenner Hollert53
Estimated H-index: 53
(RWTH Aachen University)
Pesticides contribute to this reduction of biodiversity in ecosystems. Obviously, environmental risk assessment did not prevent adverse pesticide effects on non-target organisms. This called for an identification of processes that are relevant to extrapolate from simplified investigations to the reality of pesticide effects in the field, one of the prominent research areas at the SETAC GLB since two decades. We identify research areas that are relevant to link toxicant effects from test systems with the ecosystem to increase the realism of pesticide risk assessment.
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