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Session Summaries from SETAC Barcelona

SETAC BarcelonaWe are pleased to present a SETAC Globe special issue from the SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain. The meeting was SETAC Europe's largest, with more than 2,600 delegates from 69 different countries in attendance. It included 71 sessions, seven special sessions and three keynote presentations, which included over 700 platform presentations and 1,600 posters and poster corner presentations.

This special issue presents a diverse scientific program, showcasing more than 30 individual session summaries, and provides an excellent scientific resource. It is organized by meeting subject tract, for ease. We hope that you find this special issue helpful.

Read a summary of the meeting from the perspective of meeting co-chairs.

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  • Opening Keynote
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    • Beyond Barcelona—Making Our Science More Valued
      Peter Calow (Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota)
  • Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecotoxicology
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    • Advances and Criticalities of Sub-individual Approaches in Ecological Risk Assessment: The Way Forward
      Claudia Vaj (Dow AgroSciences) and Marco Vighi (University of Milano Bicocca)
    • Behavior Revised: Examining Behavioral Effects of Contaminants and Other Stressors in Aquatic Animals
      Greg Pyle (University of Lethbridge), Bryan Brooks (Baylor University) and Alex Ford (University of Portsmouth)
    • Fish Model Species in Environmental Toxicology
      Jessica Legradi and Juliette Legler (VU University Amsterdam) and Eduarda Santos (University of Exeter)
    • Evolutionary, Multigenerational and Epigenetic Effects of Pollutants: Scientific Support to Long-term ERA
      Marie-Agnès Coutellec (INRA), Carlos Barata (CSIC), João Pestana (University of Aveiro) and Karel De Schamphelaere (University of Gent)
    • From Ecosystem Services to Risk Assessment for Aquatic and Terrestrial Plants
      Lorraine Maltby (Sheffield University) and Véronique Poulsen (Anses)
    • Periphyton Ecology and Ecotoxicology—How Much Complexity and Reproducibility are Required to Connect Both Perspectives?
      Alexandra Kroll, (Eawag Dübendorf), Marianne Matzke (CEH), Helena Guasch (University of Girona) and Mechthild Schmitt-Jansen (UFZ)
    • Plastics in the Aquatic Environment: Mechanisms and Implications
      Albert A. Koelmans and Ellen Besseling (Wageningen University) and Won Joon Shim (Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, and University of Science and Technology, Daejeon)
    • Systems Biology: Increasing the Capacity, Understanding Ccosystems and Response Mechanisms to Model Chemicals (including nanomaterials)
      Mónica Amorim and Susana Gomes (University of Aveiro), Susana Cristobal (Linkoping University), Christian Huber (University of Salzburg), Martin Eriksson (Chalmers Technical University) and Mechthild Schmitt-Jansen (Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research-UFZ)
  • Analysis, Fate and Behavior of Contaminants
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    • Challenges and Opportunities in Protecting Human and Ecosystem Health: Understanding the Fate, Transport and Toxicity of Wastewater-borne Contaminants
      Gurpal Toor (University of Florida) and April Z. Gu (Northeastern University)
    • Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Food Webs: Impacts on Non-Target Organisms
      Elena Nilsen (US Geological Survey), Lutz Ahrens (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences), Kelly Smalling (US Geological Survey), Karina Miglioranza (National University of Mar del Plata), Yolanda Picó (University of Valencia) and Meritxell Gros (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
    • Pollution Sourcing: Molecular Markers in the Field
      John Harwood (Tennessee Technological University), Hideshige Takada (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology), Michèle Gourmelon (Ifremer), Emilie Jardé (University of Rennes), Anna-Maria Hokajärvi and Tarja Pitkanen (Finland National Institute for Health and Welfare)
  • Characterization, Fate and Effects of Nanomaterials
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    • Aquatic Nanotoxicology: From Freshwater to Seawater—Overcoming the Difficulties of Standard Toxicity Tests and the Implications for Higher Tier Toxicity Testing
      Boris Jovanovic (Ludwig Maximilian University) and Julian Blasco (Spanish National Research Council)
    • Biophysical Interactions at the Bio-nano Interface: Relevance for Aquatic Nanotoxicology
      Ismael Rodea-Palomares and Francisca Fernández-Piñas (Autonomous University of Madrid)
    • Challenges for Environmental Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials: Addressing Knowledge Gaps, Protection Goals and Regulatory Perspectives
      Birgit Sokull-Kluettgen (JRC), Anu Kapanen (ECHA) and Annemette Palmqvist (Roskilde University)
  • Exposure and Effect Modeling and Predictive Toxicology (Environment and Human)
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    • Rational Design of Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals and Other Input Prevention Measures Towards Sustainable Technological Development
      Ester Papa (University of Insubria and Paris Diderot University), Joana Pereira (University of Aveiro), Klaus Kümmerer (University of Leuphana) and Sonia Ventura (University of Aveiro)
    • Adverse Outcome Pathway Concept in Research and Risk Assessment: Exposure and Effect Modeling and Predictive Toxicology
      Tilman Gocht (University of Tuebingen), Ksenia Groh (EAWAG), Knut Erik Tollefsen (NIVA)
  • Identification and Prioritization of Emerging Contaminants
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    • Challenges in Wastewater Treatment and Reuse and the Agricultural Use of Manures and Biosolids
      Despo Fatta-Kassinos (University of Cyprus), Célia Manaia (Catholic University of Portugal), Dean Leverett (wca Environmental Ltd.) and Jason Snape (AstraZeneca)
    • Developing End-points and Effect-based Methodologies for Characterization of Emerging Pollutants at Relevant Exposure Concentrations
      Ismael Rodea-Palomares (Autonomous University of Madrid) and Roberto Rosal (University of Alcalá)
    • Emerging Contaminants in the Marine Environment: Presence, Effects and Regulation
      Kay Ho, Robert Burgess and Mark Cantwell (USEPA, ORD/NHEERL), Marja H Lamoree and Pim Leonards (VU University Amsterdam)
    • Monitoring and Modeling-Based Approaches for Identification and Prioritization of Hazardous Emerging Pollutants in European Freshwater Resources
      Werner Brack (UFZ Leipzig), Jos van Gils (DELTARES) and Jaroslav Slobodnik (Environmental Institute)
  • Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainability
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    • Challenges of Regional and Global Modeling Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Agriculture Supply Chains
      Aimable Uwizeye (Wageningen University), Camillo De Camillis (FAO), Rogier PO Schulte (Teagasc), Imke JM De Boer (Wageningen University)
    • Delving into the Planetary Boundary Concept and Issues Related to Biodiversity and Natural Resources Use in LCA
      Benedetto Rugani (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology), Kevin G. Harding (University of the Witwatersrand – Johannesburg) and Llorenç Milà i Canals (United Nations Environment Programme)
    • Prospective Life Cycle Thinking Approaches for the Definition and Implementation of Sustainability Strategies in Industry and Policy Making
      Mélanie Guiton and Enrico Benetto (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology)
  • Pollution Prevention and Remediation
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    • Soil and Water Pollutants’ Assessment, Monitoring and Remediation
      Beatrice Opeolu (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)
  • Risk Assessment, Regulation and Public Perception
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    • Assessment of Risks Posed by Systemic Insecticides to Hymenopteran Pollinators: From Lab via (Semi-) Field to Landscape Scale Testing
      Fred Heimbach (tier3 solutions) and Richard Schmuck (Bayer CropScience)
    • Ecological Risk Assessment and Sustainable Management of Contaminated Sediment: Perspectives and Experiences
      Elisa Bizzotto (Ramboll-Environ), Licia Guzzella (CNR-IRSA), Mario Carere (Italian Institute of Health)
  • Special Sessions
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    • Commuter Air Quality in Rail Subway Systems: Current Understanding and Future Mitigation
      Teresa Moreno (IDÆA- CSIC)
    • Engineering in vivo Models for Advancing Environmental Hazard and Risk Assessment
      Charles Tyler, Ross Brown, Tetsu Kudoh and Jon Green (University of Exeter); François Brion (INERIS); Andrew Tindall and Petra Spirhanzlova (Watchfrog); Daniel Gorelick (University of Alabama); and Helmut Segner (University of Bern)
    • Epigenetic Effects of Chemicals in Ecological and Human Risk Assessment: Challenges and Perspectives
      Michael Eckerstorfer and Helmut Gaugitsch (Environment Agency Austria), Benjamin Piña (IDAEA-CSIC, Spanish National Research Council) and Jean-Lou Dorne (European Food Safety Authority)
    • How Can “-omics” Help REACH?
      Bruno Campos (Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research), Stuart Marshall (Unilever), Wim DeCoen (European Chemicals Agency), Mark R. Viant (University of Birmingham), Carlos Barata (Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research), Ben Brown (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) and John Colbourne (University of Birmingham)
    • Sustainability of Mediterranean Olive Oil Production
      Sabine E Apitz (SEA Environmental Decisions, Ltd.)
    • Towards Realistic and Landscape Based Prospective Ecological Risk Assessments: Mapping Variability and Diversity
      Mark Egsmose, Franz Streissl and Jose V. Tarazona (European Food Safety Authority)

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