SETAC Globe - Environmental Quality Through Science
Message from the SETAC Europe Immediate Past President
Mónica Amorim
Monica Amorim It has been a great pleasure to serve as the SETAC Europe President during this past year. It has definitely been very enriching and a fantastic year at many levels! We had two main priorities: First, we wanted to strengthen the tripartite structure of SETAC, and second, we wanted to increase the support for and encourage younger members in activities.

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21 May 2015
Rachel CarsonRachel Carson Award: Rewarding Bold and Insightful Action
George Cobb
Rachel Carson devoted much of her professional life to environmental stewardship and communication of those principles to the public. Her diligence and dedication was more than the simple publication of her seminal book, Silent Spring. Although quite controversial during her lifetime, Silent Spring is now identified as a pivotal and integral event in the emergence of a widespread environmental consciousness. We invite and encourage all SETAC members to consider nominating candidates that you think rise to example of environmental stewardship espoused by Rachel Carson.

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Mary ReileyHighlights from the SETAC North America President’s Blog
Mary Reiley
Note from the Editors: Mary Reiley, SETAC North America President, is giving readers a behind-the-scenes view with her blog of what she is thinking and things that she is encountering during her year in the governance of one of SETAC’s geographic units. While some of the items focus on North America, they offer an excellent window into how SETAC leadership needs to balance their personal, work and volunteer responsibilities. We hope that you find these brief synopses of her blog postings as interesting as we do and that you continue to follow along on her year-long journey through her blog.

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SETAC AustralasiaJoin SETAC Australasia in Nelson, New Zealand
Louis Tremblay
The 2015 SETAC Australasia Conference will be held from 25–28 August in Nelson, New Zealand. The theme is "System Approach to Environmental Management" and recognizes the continuity of environmental processes in space and time, an ambitious concept that can enable us to better manage the environment and contribute to the development of more sustainable solutions.

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SETAC BarcelonaSummary of Selected Sessions from SETAC Barcelona
The SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain, had a diverse array of platform and poster presentations. Over the next several issues of the Globe, selected sessions will be highlighted to provide relevant information from the meeting. This month’s issue has highlights from sessions on aquatic nanotoxicology, fish model species in environmental toxicology, hazardous emerging pollutant monitoring and modeling, and periphyton ecology and ecotoxicology.

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Yes meetingMore than a Conference! Reflections on the 2015 YES Meeting
Erica Brockmeier, Dragan Jevtić, Tomica Mišljenović
This spring, SETAC hosted more than 100 young professionals at the Petnica Science Center in Valjevo, Serbia, for the 4th SETAC Young Environmental Scientists (YES) meeting. Building on the great success of the past three YES meetings, the Student Advisory Council faced quite a challenge maintaining the collaborative spirit of this for-students, by-students event, while also bringing new ideas and perspectives to the meeting.

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Melissa SchultzIn Memoriam: Melissa M. Schultz
Edward T. Furlong, Christopher P. Higgins, Heiko Schoenfuss, Paul Edmiston, Sascha Usenko and Carin A. Huset
SETAC and the environmental chemistry community suffered a tragic loss on Saturday, 7 February 2015, when Melissa M. Schultz, 37, associate professor of chemistry at the College of Wooster passed away.

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SETAC Salt Lake City
Abstract submission deadline is approaching quickly for the SETAC North America 36th Annual Meeting, which will take place from 1–5 November in Salt Lake City, Utah. Submit your abstract before the 27 May deadline.

Don’t miss the 5 June early registration deadline for the SETAC Europe 21st Case Study Symposium. This is a joint event with the 4th International Exergy, Life Cycle Assessment, Sustainability Workshop and Symposium, which will be held from 12–14 July in Nisyros, Greece.

You can now submit a poster abstract for the 11th SETAC Europe Special Science Symposium, which will be held 20–21 October 2015 in Brussels, Belgium. This symposium will address how science, biomonitoring and policy can be integrated for the successful implementation of the UNEP Minamata Convention on Mercury.

Reviewers for ET&C and IEAM are now awarded points for their time! Learn more about the rewards program.

We hope you had an amazing, productive time in Barcelona! Be sure to save the date for the SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting, which will take place from 22–26 May 2016 in Nantes, France.
IEAM volume 11, issue 2 What's New in IEAM
Interpretation of aged sorption studies for pesticides and their use in EU regulatory leaching assessments
Sabine Beulke, Wendy van Beinum and Laura Suddaby
(Vol. 11, Issue 2)
ET&C cover, Volume 34, Issue 5 What's New in ET&C
Tissue concentrations as the dose metric to assess potential toxic effects of metals in field-collected fish: Copper and Cadmium
James P. Meador
(Early View)
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