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Title: A framework for predicting impacts on ecosystem services from (sub)organismal responses to chemicals

Abstract

Protection of ecosystem services is increasingly emphasized as a risk-assessment goal, but there are wide gaps between current ecological risk-assessment endpoints and potential effects on services provided by ecosystems. The authors present a framework that links common ecotoxicological endpoints to chemical impacts on populations and communities and the ecosystem services that they provide. This framework builds on considerable advances in mechanistic effects models designed to span multiple levels of biological organization and account for various types of biological interactions and feedbacks. For illustration, the authors introduce 2 case studies that employ well-developed and validated mechanistic effects models: the inSTREAM individual-based model for fish populations and the AQUATOX ecosystem model. They also show how dynamic energy budget theory can provide a common currency for interpreting organism-level toxicity. Lastly, they suggest that a framework based on mechanistic models that predict impacts on ecosystem services resulting from chemical exposure, combined with economic valuation, can provide a useful approach for informing environmental management.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [1];  [7];  [8];  [9];  [7];  [10];  [11];  [12];  [13]
  1. Univ. of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN (United States)
  2. Towson Univ., Towson, MD (United States)
  3. Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, CA (United States)
  4. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH (United States)
  5. Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (United States)
  6. Bayer, Monheim am Rhein (Germany)
  7. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C. (United States)
  8. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Forest Service, Arcata, CA (United States)
  9. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  10. Integral Consulting, Woodinville, WA (United States)
  11. Lang Railsback & Assoc., Arcata, CA (United States)
  12. Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE (United States)
  13. Jealott's Hill International Research Centre, Bracknell (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1351765
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 36; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 0730-7268
Publisher:
SETAC
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ecological production function; ecological risk assessment; ecosystem service; environmental management; mechanistic effects model

Citation Formats

Forbes, Valery E., Salice, Chris J., Birnir, Bjorn, Bruins, Randy J. F., Calow, Peter, Ducrot, Virginie, Galic, Nika, Garber, Kristina, Harvey, Bret C., Jager, Henriette, Kanarek, Andrew, Pastorok, Robert, Railsback, Steve F., Rebarber, Richard, and Thorbek, Pernille. A framework for predicting impacts on ecosystem services from (sub)organismal responses to chemicals. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1002/etc.3720.
Forbes, Valery E., Salice, Chris J., Birnir, Bjorn, Bruins, Randy J. F., Calow, Peter, Ducrot, Virginie, Galic, Nika, Garber, Kristina, Harvey, Bret C., Jager, Henriette, Kanarek, Andrew, Pastorok, Robert, Railsback, Steve F., Rebarber, Richard, & Thorbek, Pernille. A framework for predicting impacts on ecosystem services from (sub)organismal responses to chemicals. United States. doi:10.1002/etc.3720.
Forbes, Valery E., Salice, Chris J., Birnir, Bjorn, Bruins, Randy J. F., Calow, Peter, Ducrot, Virginie, Galic, Nika, Garber, Kristina, Harvey, Bret C., Jager, Henriette, Kanarek, Andrew, Pastorok, Robert, Railsback, Steve F., Rebarber, Richard, and Thorbek, Pernille. Tue . "A framework for predicting impacts on ecosystem services from (sub)organismal responses to chemicals". United States. doi:10.1002/etc.3720.
@article{osti_1351765,
title = {A framework for predicting impacts on ecosystem services from (sub)organismal responses to chemicals},
author = {Forbes, Valery E. and Salice, Chris J. and Birnir, Bjorn and Bruins, Randy J. F. and Calow, Peter and Ducrot, Virginie and Galic, Nika and Garber, Kristina and Harvey, Bret C. and Jager, Henriette and Kanarek, Andrew and Pastorok, Robert and Railsback, Steve F. and Rebarber, Richard and Thorbek, Pernille},
abstractNote = {Protection of ecosystem services is increasingly emphasized as a risk-assessment goal, but there are wide gaps between current ecological risk-assessment endpoints and potential effects on services provided by ecosystems. The authors present a framework that links common ecotoxicological endpoints to chemical impacts on populations and communities and the ecosystem services that they provide. This framework builds on considerable advances in mechanistic effects models designed to span multiple levels of biological organization and account for various types of biological interactions and feedbacks. For illustration, the authors introduce 2 case studies that employ well-developed and validated mechanistic effects models: the inSTREAM individual-based model for fish populations and the AQUATOX ecosystem model. They also show how dynamic energy budget theory can provide a common currency for interpreting organism-level toxicity. Lastly, they suggest that a framework based on mechanistic models that predict impacts on ecosystem services resulting from chemical exposure, combined with economic valuation, can provide a useful approach for informing environmental management.},
doi = {10.1002/etc.3720},
journal = {Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry},
issn = {0730-7268},
number = 4,
volume = 36,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {3}
}

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