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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Guide for Ecological Risk Assessment.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Risk Assessment Forum.|
|Additional Subjects||Ecology ; Risk assessment ; Environmental impact assessments ; Ecosystems ; Risk factors ; Biological stress ; Hazardous materials ; Toxic substances ; Environmental effects ; Biological effects ; Environmental exposure ; Environmental monitoring ; Environmental surveys ; Data quality ; Landscapes ; Characterization ; Biological communities ; Guidelines ; Environmental stress|
Ecological risk assessment evaluates the likelihood that adverse ecological effects may occur or are occurring as a result of exposure to one or more stressors. Ecological risk assessment provides a critical element for environmental decision making by giving risk managers an approach for considering available scientific information along with the other factors they need to consider (e.g., social, legal, political, or economic) in selecting a course of action. The primary audience for this document is risk assessors and risk managers at EPA, although these Guidelines also may be useful to others outside the Agency.