In agroecosystems, natural communities are affected by several potential stress factors. The risk assessment procedure related to bird communities presents a number of critical aspects. At present, the Guidance Document on Risk assessment for birds and mammals and the current methods to perform ecotoxicological risk assessment take into account pesticide properties (application rates and patterns, physical-chemical properties) and bio-ecological characteristics of birds (weight, feeding rates, ecology and behaviour, role in the food chain). However, a site-specific approach is required to perform a refinement of the risk assessment at different scales, taking into account several critical issues related to the risk assessment procedure (availability of toxicological data, extrapolation of toxicity data, choice of focal species etc). A Gis-based risk assessment procedure was proposed to upscaling the approach. Detailed information on landscape and agriculture (land use, pesticide application, etc.) was available and the structure of the bird community was experimentally determined through field observations. In this study an application is presented and critical issues related to the results are discussed.

Sala, S., & Vighi, M. (2009). Assessing and mapping pesticide risk on ecosystems II Epygean terrestrial communities - birds. In Multiple Stressors Conference – Novel Methods for Integrated Risk Assessment Proceedings Aarhus, 28 - 30 September, 2009.

Assessing and mapping pesticide risk on ecosystems II Epygean terrestrial communities - birds

SALA, SERENELLA;VIGHI, MARCO
2009

Abstract

In agroecosystems, natural communities are affected by several potential stress factors. The risk assessment procedure related to bird communities presents a number of critical aspects. At present, the Guidance Document on Risk assessment for birds and mammals and the current methods to perform ecotoxicological risk assessment take into account pesticide properties (application rates and patterns, physical-chemical properties) and bio-ecological characteristics of birds (weight, feeding rates, ecology and behaviour, role in the food chain). However, a site-specific approach is required to perform a refinement of the risk assessment at different scales, taking into account several critical issues related to the risk assessment procedure (availability of toxicological data, extrapolation of toxicity data, choice of focal species etc). A Gis-based risk assessment procedure was proposed to upscaling the approach. Detailed information on landscape and agriculture (land use, pesticide application, etc.) was available and the structure of the bird community was experimentally determined through field observations. In this study an application is presented and critical issues related to the results are discussed.
abstract
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risk assessment, birds, spatial distribution
English
Multiple Stressors- Novel Methods for Integrated Risk Assessment" Conference
978-87-7073-131-7
Sala, S., & Vighi, M. (2009). Assessing and mapping pesticide risk on ecosystems II Epygean terrestrial communities - birds. In Multiple Stressors Conference – Novel Methods for Integrated Risk Assessment Proceedings Aarhus, 28 - 30 September, 2009.
Sala, S; Vighi, M
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