ISEI News and Notes: Winter 2009
News and Notes for the International Society of Environmental Indicators - WInter 2009
Conferences of Interest
- 6th International Phytotechnology Conference will be on December 2–4, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. (http://phyto.mst.edu)
- 4th International Conference on Plants & Environmental Pollution (ICPEP-4) is being organized under the joint auspices of International Society of Environmental Botanists (ISEB) and National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI). The conference will be held February 7–10, 2010 in Lucknow, India. (http://isebindia.com)
- *The 3rd International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment (As 2010) will be held May 17–21, 2010 in Tainan, Taiwan. (http://www.as2010tainan.com.tw/ index.html)
- *The 6th International Conference on Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology will be held on 31 May 31–June 3, 2010 in Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong. (http:// www.cityu.edu.hk/bch/conf2010)
- *International Conference on Green Remediation: Environment, Energy, Economics will be held June 15–17, 2010 in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. (http:// www.umass.edu/tei/conferences/GreenRemediation/GreenHome.html)
- 19th World Congress of Soil Science will be held on August 1–6, 2010 in Brisbane, Australia. (http://www.19wcss.org.au)
- *23rd International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) World Congress will be held August 23–28, 2010 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. (http:// www.iufro2010.com/?code=iu04&subp=0101)
- *4th National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration (NCER) will be held on August 1–5, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. (http://www.conference.ifas.ufl.edu/ ncer2011/index.html)
*new listing in this issue
Research Programs/Findings of Interest
US EPA: Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) GEOSS include measurements and monitoring of the Earth under water, on the land surface and beneath, air and water quality, of atmospheric conditions, and measures of the health of humans, plants and animals. Measurements can be made directly or by sensors in contact or remotely, and all these observations support modeling or other tools that create information for environmental decision-making. The EPA GEO Committee works on integrating EPA measurements, monitoring and modeling to make informed decisions about environmental issues. It also serves the GEOSS-focused Advanced Monitoring Initiative (AMI) projects that pioneer GEO-centric applications to foster decision-making. Chartered by the EPA Science Policy Council in 2005, it is formed by delegates from Program Offices and Regions. For more information regarding the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), visit www.usgeo.gov.
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Journal Articles & Books of Interest
Ayude MA, Okada E, González JF, Haure PM, Murialdo SE. 2009. Bacillus subtilis as a bioindicator for estimating pentachlorophenol toxicity and concentration. J Ind Microbiol Biotechnol. 36(5):765–8.
Azevedo JS, Fernandez WS, Farias LA, Fávaro DT, Braga ES. 2009. Use of Cathorops spixii as bioindicator of pollution of trace metals in the Santos Bay, Brazil. Ecotoxicology. 18(5):577–86.
Bach L, Forbes VE, Dahllöf I. 2009. The amphipod Orchomenella pinguis - a potential bioindicator for contamination in the Arctic. Mar Pollut Bull. 58(11):1664–70.
Baer H, Singer M. 2009. Global Warming and the Political Ecology of Health: Emerging Crises and Systemic Solutions. Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek, California. 240 pp.
Cannac M, Pasqualini V, Barboni T, Morandini F, Ferrat L. 2009. Phenolic compounds of Pinus laricio needles: a bioindicator of the effects of prescribed burning in function of season. Sci Total Environ. 407(15):4542–8.
Manier N, Deram A, Broos K, Denayer FO, Van Haluwyn C. 2009. White clover nodulation index in heavy metal contaminated soils- a potential bioindicator. J Environ Qual. 38(2):685–92.
Marsili L, Casini S, Mori G, Ancora S, Bianchi N, D’Agostino A, Ferraro M, Fossi MC. 2009. The Italian wall lizard (Podarcis sicula) as a bioindicator of oil field activity. Sci Total Environ. 407(11):3597–604.
McLean CM, Koller CE, Rodger JC, MacFarlane GR. 2009. Mammalian hair as an accumulative bioindicator of metal bioavailability in Australian terrestrial environments. Sci Total Environ. 407(11):3588–96.