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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.

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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 41: The skinny on sunscreens: UV filter impacts on coral reefs, with Yasmine Watkins

    IEAM Podcast 41: The skinny on sunscreens: UV filter impacts on coral reefs, with Yasmine Watkins

    We all know that it’s important to protect our skin from the harmful rays of the sun. But what happens to the sunscreen that washes off into the water—whether swimming in the ocean or lake, or down the drain while showering afterward? We have only recently begun to learn about the consequences of sunscreen use, from endocrine disruption to harmful effects on wildlife and environmental damage. The September 2021 issue of IEAM features a special series on sunscreen in aquatic ecosystems. One article reviews the impacts of chemical sunscreens on coral reefs and then identifies knowledge gaps and research priorities. We spoke with lead author Yasmine Watkins to learn more. Access the article "Investigating the exposure and impact of chemical UV filters on coral reef ecosystems: Review and research gap prioritization" in the September 2021 issue of IEAM.

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    IEAM Podcast 40: A new era for ERA? Using Bayesian Network Models to improve ERA, with Jannicke Moe

    IEAM Podcast 40: A new era for ERA? Using Bayesian Network Models to improve ERA, with Jannicke Moe

    Not difficult, just different, is how one author Bayesian Network models (BNs) to researchers that are unfamiliar with and often intimidated by them. A special series in the January 2021 issue aims to dispel the esoteric aura that surrounds this approach by showing how BNs have already improved ecological risk assessments in the past 20 years, with the goal of encouraging more practitioners to employ BNs to continue evolving the practice of ERA and environmental management. Guest Editor Jannicke Moe talks to us about advantages of BNs, recent developments, and highlights the research presented in the series—10 articles demonstrating the application of BNs to various environmental assessment and management scenarios involving climate change, ecological and socioeconomic endpoints, machine learning, diagnostic inference, and model evaluation. Access the series “Applications of Bayesian Networks for Environmental Risk Assessment and Management” in the January 2021 issue of IEAM.

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    IEAM Podcast 39: Gene drives - Navigating perils of engineered eradication, with Christoph Then

    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

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    IEAM Podcast 38: First peoples, last in environmental justice, with Nil Basu

    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.

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    IEAM Podcast 37: Do no harm: Evaluating non-lethal fish sampling, with Alyse Kambeitz.

    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. .

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    IEAM Podcast 36: Polymers Used in US Household Cleaning Products: Assessment of Data Availability for Ecological Risk Assessment.

    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.

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