Aquatic Macrophyte Risk Assessment for Pesticides / Edition 1

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Given the essential role that primary producers play in aquatic ecosystems, it is imperative that the potential risk of pesticides to the structure and functioning of aquatic plants is adequately assessed. An integration of regulatory and research information from key specialists in the area of environmental regulation, Aquatic Macrophyte Risk Assessment for Pesticides provides a state-of-the-art guide to ecotoxicological risk assessment. Written by well-known experts in the field of aquatic risk assessment, this book is a practical reference for the assessment of the risk of pesticides with herbicidal activity to aquatic macrophytes.

The book supplies a concise, coherent, and science-based view from influential regulators, academics, and industry scientists. They address the selection of additional species, critical regulatory endpoints, and assessing the risk of plant protection products to aquatic macrophytes. They also present a clear description of key issues in macrophyte risk assessment, information on macrophyte test methods, suitable measurement endpoints, and data evaluation and interpretation.

Filled with recommendations distilled from existing regulatory experiences of aquatic macrophyte risk assessment, the book includes case studies to identify issues, data gaps, and inadequacies in study design. It also identifies improvements to risk assessment that could be implemented immediately and those for which further research is needed. An authoritative resource, the book points the way to an improved approach to aquatic macrophyte risk assessment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439822111
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/4/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 0.61 (w) x 0.92 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction and Background

Guidance, Recommendations, and Proposed Decision Scheme for Additional Aquatic Macrophyte Tests


Tier 1: Proposed Decision Scheme for Additional Aquatic Macrophyte Tests

Higher-Tier Risk Assessment

Informing Decision-Making

Regulatory Issues Concerning Effects of Pesticides on Aquatic Macrophytes

Why Macrophytes are Important in Regulatory Aquatic Risk Assessment

Methodologies: Strengths and Weaknesses

Characterizing and Assessing Risk using Case Studies


Case Study Evaluations

Reports of Workgroups and Follow-up Investigations

Workgroup 1: Criteria for Assessing the Need for an Additional Macrophyte Test

Workgroup 2: Development of a Proposed Test Method for the Rooted Aquatic Macrophyte, Myriophyllum sp

Workgroup 3: Use of Additional Macrophyte Test Species: Current Experience

Workgroup 4: Investigating the SSD Approach as a Higher-Tier Tool for Risk Assessment

of Aquatic Macrophytes

Keynote Presentations

Aquatic Macrophytes in Agricultural Landscapes

Regulatory Issues with Respect to the Risk Assessment of Macrophytes

Critical Evaluation of Laboratory Toxicity Testing Methods with Aquatic Macrophytes

Critical Evaluation of (Semi-)Field Methods Using Aquatic Macrophytes

Stakeholder Opinion on Current Approaches to the Assessment of the Risk of Plant Protection Products to Aquatic Macrophytes


Appendix I: AMRAP Case Studies

Appendix II: List of Workshop Participants, Workgroup Members

Appendix III: List of AMRAP Workshop Sponsors

Appendix IV: Glossary of TermsOther Titles from the Society of Environmental Toxicology and

Chemistry (SETAC)

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