Last week members of the PBMS team presented recent results from our studies at the 28th annual meeting of SETAC Europe. The SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) annual meeting is a 5-day event featuring a variety of training, networking and learning opportunities and is attended by approximately 2,500 scientists, assessors, regulators and managers from academia, business and government who come from some 60 countries, provide a unique networking opportunity and a chance for cross-collaboration on subjects such as emerging research, regulatory developments and the latest methodologies in environmental toxicology and chemistry.
Lee Walker presented a poster on “Can post mortem data be used to monitor population health in the barn owl” while Gloria Pereira, head of the CEH centralised chemistry unit, chaired a session on “When ecotoxicology meets trophic ecology”.
Richard Shore presented two posters on “A synthesis of the interactions between anticoagulant rodenticides and wildlife.” and “Anticoagulant rodenticides in red kites (Milvus milvus) in Britain”, and a platform presentation on “Long-term increase in secondary exposure to anticoagulant rodenticides in European polecats”. The PBMS contributed to the polecat study by providing logistical support for the collection of specimens.
In addition Richard co-chaired a special symposium on “Migratory bird species at risk: the role of pesticides and other chemicals”, participated in the SETAC wildlife toxicology interest group meeting, and was also involved in a discussion session to plan a future workshop that aims to advance the science underpinning future chemical risk assessment.
Over the next few weeks, we will be publishing the PBMS posters from the conference on the PBMS website