Desirable protection goals for target areas will be developed through a preliminary risk assessment. Realistic worst case scenarios will be explored. The impact of land management and pesticide use on fate and effects within the target areas will be monitored, and compared to monitoring of chemical fate and effects. Effects will be monitored following the development of low cost, ecologically relevant bioassays with local species, both in the lab, and in field deployments. Outputs from environmental monitoring activities will be used to prepare local risk assessments, and develop a decision support system to aid management of the ecosystem. Implications on local stakeholders and on regulatory policy will be addressed, and policy recommendations disseminated. At the outcome of the project, a localised DSS should be established, with local researchers trained in environmental monitoring and risk assessment.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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