Submitted to: American Chemical Society National Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: April 29, 2009
Publication Date: August 18, 2009
Citation: Potter, T.L. 2009. Pesticide Environmental Fate Research for the 21st Century: Building Bridges Between Laboratory and Field Studies at Varying Scales [abstract]. American Chemical Society National Meeting 8/16-20/2009, Washington, DC. Technical Abstract: Accurate determination of predicted environmental concentrations (PECs) is a continuing and often elusive goal of pesticide risk assessment. PECs are typically derived using simulation models that depend on laboratory generated data for key input parameters (t1/2, Koc, etc.). Model flexibility in evaluating use scenarios makes them ideal tools for risk assessment; however, poor correspondence between PECs and field based measurement is common and often leads to a lack of confidence in model results. Environmental fate studies that bridge laboratory and field-based investigations are needed to close this divide. In this presentation we will discuss our recent studies and make proposals for a way forward.