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EEF 2019 | 15th EEF – European Ecological Federation Congress

Emerging contaminants under global change: perceptions and challenges

Speakers

Maria João Bebiano | CIMA - Centre for Marine and Environmental Research, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Algarve

Lúcia Guilhermino | CIIMAR- Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, University of Porto; ICBAS - Institute of Biomedical Sciences of Abel Salazar, University of Porto, Department of Populations Study, Laboratory of Ecotoxicology (ECOTOX)

Susana Loureiro | Department of Biology & CESAM, University of Aveiro

Cláudia Pascoal | Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology (CBMA), Department of Biology, University of Minho; IB-S, Institute of Science and Innovation for BioSustainability, University of Minho

Fernanda Cássio | Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology (CBMA), Department of Biology, University of Minho; IB-S, Institute of Science and Innovation for BioSustainability, University of Minho

 

Abstract

Contaminants of emerging concern are chemical compounds that appear in the environment at low concentrations, globally distributed or as new contaminants with the potential of inducing adverse effects on organisms and ecosystems, and still lacking information on their effects, exposure scenarios, environmental fate and behaviour. They are considered of emerging concern, due to the potential risk they pose to humans and to the environment. Microplastics, nanomaterials, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products (PCPs) include chemicals with these characteristics. This session is devoted to better understand the effects of emerging contaminants on biological systems and their consequences to ecological functions under the ongoing climate changes. Questions related to the quantification and characterization of emerging contaminants in natural environments and organisms, and biological and ecological effects are very welcome. All environmental compartments are from interest, from marine, brackish/estuarine, freshwaters, sediments, and soils. Considering the global changes predictions for the near future, it is also prone to understand how organisms will deal with these new threats, under extreme environmental conditions. 

This is a collaborative Symposium from SPECO- Sociedade Portuguesa de Ecologia, EEF - European Ecological Federation and SETAC- Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.

 

Short Presentations

Effects of microplastics, nanomaterials and other contaminants in a changing world: implications to marine ecosystem functioning
Luís Gabriel Barboza, Luís Vieira, Lúcia Guilhermino

Omics reveal distinct mechanisms of toxicity of nanoparticulate and ionic silver in microbes
Diana Barros, Arunava Pradhan, Cláudia Pascoal, Fernanda Cássio

Hazard assessment of nanomaterials in soils: tools and approaches
Susana Loureiro, Joana Neves, Zahra Khodaparast, Amadeu M.V.M. Soares, Fred Wrona and Kees van Gestel

Impacts of silver nanoparticles in freshwater detrital food webs
Daniela Batista, Cláudia Pascoal, Fernanda Cássio

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