In this course we focus on EFSA guidance about aquatic effect assessment and the linking of exposure to effects, including consistency of the tiered approach, issues in each of the tiers, geomean and weight-of-evidenceapproach, species sensitivity distributions, modified exposure tests, micro- and mesocosm studies, realistic worse-case exposure profiles, statistical power, recovery option and models (TK-TD, population models) and a outlook on Landscape Level Risk Assessment. This course is an advanced course and handles aquatic effect assessment at the applied level. We ask at least a Bachelor degree or similar level in natural sciences and in-depth experience with the Tiered approach for effects on the aquatic ecosystem.
This course aims at professionals using guidance for the authorization of plant protection products:
- Regulators working for admission authorities who apply the guidance for their dossier evaluations
- Consultants and business representatives working for industry and or consulting agencies who apply the guidance for dossiers (evaluation, preparation and submission)
- Scientists performing lower and higher tier research (experimental and modelling), applying the latest and newest available guidance
G.H.P. (Gertie) Arts, Wageningen Environmental Research