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RECORD NUMBER: 591 OF 767
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Report of the Ecological Risk Assessment Review Subcommittee: Review of the Office of Research and Development's Ecological Risk Assessment Program.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Science Advisory Board.|
|Additional Subjects||Ecology ; Toxicology ; Pollution ; Research management ; Evaluation ; Food chains ; Decision making ; Mathematical models ; Populations ; Water pollution ; Risk assessment ; Environmental Protection Agency ; Ecosystems ; Environmental transport ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Terrestrial ecosystems ; Environmental fate ; Environmental monitoring ; Toxic substances ; Land pollution ; Path of pollutants|
The Ecological Risk Assessment Research Review Subcommittee's major conclusion was that the overall concept of ecological risk assessment developed in the program is comprehensive, scientifically ambitious, and sets forth a research direction for the long-term (perhaps twenty years). In the short-term (five-year), it is not achievable as planned, particularly because some of the key elements (density-dependent population, community and ecosystem mechanistic models) are based on an incomplete understanding of the fundamental mechanisms. However, the research staff have made a promising start in identifying some of the major issues the program should address.