ACS National Meeting Call for Papers – Due Date March 22 2017

American Chemical Society Call for Papers
254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition
August 20-24, 2017
Washington, DC, USA

Species habitat determination and chemical exposure routes and timing

Purpose of Symposium

Novel and robust approaches for spatial and temporal characterization of potential exposure to non-target species (both listed on non-listed) and their associated habitat(s) are emerging as a central theme in agrochemical risk evaluation.  Several challenges need to be addressed: 1) paucity of species habitat information that is currently available in digital form, 2) spatial and temporal complexities of dynamic landscape composition, and 3) definition of local-scale farm and crop management and associated exposure route (i.e. drift versus runoff), timing, and location of agrochemical application.

This symposium would ideally integrate novel frameworks, case studies, automated filtering, numerical simulation(s), and geospatial technologies and techniques that advance synthesis of information related to species biology and life cycle, farm and crop management, environmental conditions, landscape composition and land use change.  Specific focus areas within this topic would ideally include elements dealing with percent crop treated, impact of mixtures on exposure, and implications of bias factors with monitoring data. This symposium is aimed at modelers, risk assessors, land use managers, and scientist applying spatial technologies to better integrate temporal and spatial information related to species habitat definition and associated agrochemical exposure routes and timing.

Suggested Topics

  • Habitat information/description sources, modeling techniques, and characterization
  • Environmental data analysis and synthesis
  • Agrochemical product use, timing, farm and crop management related to exposure pathways
  • Implications of mixtures and integrated pest management
  • Species (listed and/ non-listed) biology and life cycle related to potential exposure to agrochemicals
  • Landscape composition and land use change characterization
  • Exposure estimates related to a percent crop treated concept
  • Bias factor development for use with monitoring data
  • Geospatial advances related to species habitat definition, species life cycle information, and temporal and spatial exposure characterization

For further information, contact the organizers

Daniel Perkins, Waterborne Environmental Inc., USA, 1+ 217-903-2936,

Rochelle Bohaty, USEPA Environmental Effects Division, USA, 1+ 703-305-6381,

Ashlea Frank, Compliance Services International, USA, 1+ 253-473-9007,

Aleshia Kenney, US Fish and Wildlife Service, USA, 1+ 309-757-5800,

Caroline Wade, Illinois Corn Growers Association, USA, 1+ 309-827-0912,


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