Tune in to hear about latest groundbreaking work straight from the environmental scientists that make it happen. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (IEAM) is peer-reviewed journal devoted to bridging the gap between scientific research and the application of science in decision making, policy and regulation, and environmental management. Learn more at setacjournals.org.
IEAM Podcast 39: Gene drives: Navigating perils of engineered eradication, with Christoph Then
Imagine a world without natural enemies like parasites or deadly pathogens. Where crops grow unfettered by rodent and insect pests. Advances in genetic engineering now hold the possibility to alter genomes at the population level, but is it too good to be true? A critical review in the September 2020 issue of IEAM delves into environmental risk assessments for controversial gene drives in the European Union. Lead author Christoph Then talks with us about the challenges facing risk assessors of gene drives and a potential cut-off criteria presented in the study
IEAM Podcast 38: First peoples, last in environmental justice, with Nil Basu
Indigenous peoples around the world face multiple injustices as a result of environmental pollution. These highly vulnerable populations make up just 5% of the global population yet experience a disproportionate number of negative impacts from pollution that affect their environment, health and well-being, and culture.
IEAM Podcast 37: Do no harm: Evaluating non-lethal fish sampling, with Alyse Kambeitz.
The goal of any environmental monitoring program is to assess and protect the health of the organisms being monitored. Yet the most common methods require the sacrifice of a large number of individuals to collect enough data to ensure the well-being of the entire population. A new study published in IEAM set out to find a better way to monitor fish populations in Canadian waters affected by mining activity. .
IEAM Podcast 36: Polymers Used in US Household Cleaning Products: Assessment of Data Availability for Ecological Risk Assessment.
Pecquet, A. , McAvoy, D. , Pittinger, C. and Stanton, K. (2019), Polymers Used in US Household Cleaning Products: Assessment of Data Availability for Ecological Risk Assessment. Integr Environ Assess Manag, 15: 621-632.
IEAM Podcast 35: From individuals to populations: Assessing endocrine impacts of pesticides, with Mark Crane
TFrom individuals to populations: Assessing endocrine impacts of pesticides, with Mark Crane
IEAM Podcast 34: A deep dive into the complexities of deep-sea mining, with Andrea Koschinsky
The world’s growing population increases the already heavy demand on mineral resources on land, and so people are looking once more to the minerals found on the ocean floor, sometimes buried thousands of meters below the surface. The November 2018 issue of IEAM contains a critical review about deep-sea mining, and today we’re talking to lead author Andrea Koschinsky to learn more
Great supplement to reading. More episodes please.