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Sharpen Your Skills in Wildlife Food Chain Modeling!

23 Jun 2024 11:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

SETAC North America just releases its preliminary program for the 45th Annual Meeting!

We are excited to share that Brian Yates from our HDC-SETAC chapter will offer a short course titled "Wildlife Food Chain Modeling: Theory and Application" on Sunday morning, October 20th, 2024.

Course Description:

“The purpose of the course is to introduce students, practitioners, and other environmental experts to wildlife food chain modeling – an important skill in the ecological risk assessors’ toolbox. The class will review the predominant theory behind food chain modeling, its underlying assumptions, sources of data, methods of calculation, and sources of uncertainty. This will include modeling of exposure, which includes derivation of food, water, and sediment/soil ingestion rates, and exposure modifying factors. Additionally, the student will be introduced to toxicity reference values (TRVs) using USEPA Ecological Soil Screening Level (Eco-SSL) guidance. The course will end with exercises requiring the student to estimate hazard quotients for a wildlife species, back-calculate a protective concentration level (a.k.a., screening level), and develop protective criteria for surface water for a bioaccumulative contaminant.”

Don’t miss out! Register by August 21st to secure the early bird discount.

Find more details and registration information here: https://www.setac.org/discover-events/global-meetings/setac-north-america-45th-annual-meeting/program/professional-training-courses.html

Brian Yates Website: https://www.yates-env.com/

HDC-SETAC is a regional chapter of SETAC North America (SETAC NA), which is the national scientific non-profit organization composed of more than 3,200 individuals. The Hudson-Delaware Chapter (HDC) was founded in 1984, making it one of the first established regional SETAC chapters within North America.

Email Us:  admin@hdcsetac.org 

Juliana Atmadja - President

Linda Logan - Past President

Dan Millemann - Treasurer



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