Title: Towards a renewed research agenda in ecotoxicology
Authors: LETTIERI TeresaARTIGAS JoanVINDIMIAN EricARTS GertieBABUT MarcCHARLES SandrineCHAUMOT ArnaudCOMBOURIEU BrunoDAHLLÖF IngelaDESPRÉAUX DenisGARRIC JeanneGEFFARD OlivierGOURLAY-FRANCÉ CatherineHEIN MichaelaKRAUSS MartinLIESS MathiasHJORTH MortenJ. DE LANGE HendrikaLAHR JoostLEHTONEN KariLOFTS StephenMAYER PhilippMORIN SoizicPASCHKE AlbrechtSVENDSEN ClausUSSEGLIO-POLATERA PhilippeVAN DEN BRINK NicoWILLIAMS RichardCARACCIOLO Anna BarraFERRARI BenoitFRIBERG NikolaiGARRIC Jeanne
Citation: ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION vol. 160 p. 201-206
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCI LTD
Publication Year: 2011
JRC N°: JRC66339
ISSN: 0269-7491
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749111004441
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC66339
DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2011.08.011
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: New concerns about biodiversity, ecosystem services and human health triggered several new regulations increasing the need for sound ecotoxicological risk assessment. The PEER network aims to share its view on the research issues that this challenges. PEER scientists call for an improved biologically relevant exposure assessment. They promote comprehensive effect assessment at several biological levels. Biological traits should be used for Environmental risk assessment (ERA) as promising tools to better understand relationships between structure and functioning of ecosystems. The use of modern high throughput methods could also enhance the amount of data for a better risk assessment. Improved models coping with multiple stressors or biological levels are necessary to answer for a more scientifically based risk assessment. Those methods must be embedded within life cycle analysis or economical models for efficient regulations. Joint research programmes involving humanities with ecological sciences should be developed for a sound risk management.
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

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