Title: A short report on development of analytical and software basis for complex ecological and human risk assessment based on real environmental and population data (projects SVOD, TRITON and GENESIS, Czech Republic) 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2003 
Availability: Dušek, L. et al. (2003) A short report on development of analytical and software basis for complex ecological and human risk assessment based on real environmental and population data (projects SVOD, TRITON and GENESIS, Czech Republic). Persistent Toxic Substances Contamination of the European Region as a reflection of results of the GEF/UNEP Regional Based Assessment of Persistent Toxic Substances (RBA PTS) in Europe, the implementation of the Stockholm Convention and 'Community Strategy for Dioxins, Furans and PCBs' 
Author 1/Producer: Dušek, L. 
Other Authors/Producers: Pavliš, P., Jarkovský, J., Mužík, J., Holoubek, I., Žaloudík., J. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.recetox.muni.cz/coe/sources/workshop_1_rba_pts/V0 ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Persistent Organic Pollutants
 
Short description: Biomonitoring of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems became a frequent and valuable approach that is widely recognized as necessary supplement of still more standard chemical monitoring programmes. Although there is an increasing number of scientific papers devoted to the bioindication at the level of individual species or individual specimen (toxicity and genotoxicity testing, biomarkers, ..), complex biomonitoring at the ecosystem level seems to be rather difficult to manage and interpret. Real environmental data are principally multivariate and are associated with numerous problems including missing values or lack of parameters. This presentation is aimed to introduce complex and user friendly software tools that are developed for practical but also scientific management of data from biomonitoring studies and networks. Special attention is focused on the following problems. 
Link to Project(s): RECETOX Centre of Excellence in Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
 
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