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20 years SETAC GLB: increasing realism of pesticide risk assessment

Published on Feb 19, 2019in Environmental Sciences Europe
· DOI :10.1186/s12302-019-0197-x
Matthias Liess47
Estimated H-index: 47
(Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ),
Toni Ratte1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 1 AuthorsHenner Hollert40
Estimated H-index: 40
(RWTH Aachen University)
Abstract
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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Tobias Frische7
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(EA: Environment Agency),
Sina Egerer1
Estimated H-index: 1
(EA: Environment Agency)
+ 2 AuthorsJörn Wogram7
Estimated H-index: 7
(EA: Environment Agency)
This position paper intends to stimulate a profound rethinking of contemporary agricultural practice. We criticise the current intensity of chemical plant protection in Germany as ecologically unsustainable and thus threatening the achievement of key targets of environmental protection and nature conservation policies. In the first part of the paper, we provide background information on the use of plant protection products (PPP) in German agriculture, the role of agricultural policy, European pe...
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Published on Oct 1, 2018in Science of The Total Environment 4.61
Sebastian Stehle6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Koblenz and Landau),
Sascha Bub1
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,
Ralf Schulz46
Estimated H-index: 46
(University of Koblenz and Landau)
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Published on Jul 1, 2018in Science of The Total Environment 4.61
Saskia Knillmann7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ),
Polina Orlinskiy4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ)
+ 2 AuthorsMatthias Liess47
Estimated H-index: 47
(Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ)
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(Radboud University Nijmegen),
Martin Sorg1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Estimated H-index: 1
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N. Peta20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Griffith University),
Rolf Altenburger45
Estimated H-index: 45
(Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ)
+ 17 AuthorsHenner Hollert40
Estimated H-index: 40
(RWTH Aachen University)
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Margaret R. Douglas7
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(PSU: Pennsylvania State University),
John F. Tooker28
Estimated H-index: 28
(PSU: Pennsylvania State University)
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Matthias Liess47
Estimated H-index: 47
,
Kaarina Foit10
Estimated H-index: 10
+ 2 AuthorsHans-Dieter Liess1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Annika Jahnke20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ),
Philipp Mayer39
Estimated H-index: 39
+ 3 AuthorsBeate I. Escher21
Estimated H-index: 21
(University of Tübingen)
Mixtures of organic contaminants are ubiquitous in the environment. Depending on their persistence and physicochemical properties, individual chemicals that make up the mixture partition and distribute within the environment and might then jointly elicit toxicological effects. For the assessment and monitoring of such mixtures, a variety of cell-based in vitro and low-complexity in vivo bioassays based on algae, daphnids or fish embryos are available. A very important and sometimes unrecognized ...
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Erik Gawel14
Estimated H-index: 14
+ 3 AuthorsSaskia Knillmann7
Estimated H-index: 7
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Georg K.S. Andersson10
Estimated H-index: 10
+ 8 AuthorsJohanna Yourstone1
Estimated H-index: 1
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