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FRAM seminar series

Microplastics - an environmental threat?

Who: Bethanie Carney Almroth, a member of the Fish Ecotoxicology group at the department of Biological and Environmental Sciences

When and where: December 7, 2017. Centre for Environment and Sustainability, GMV, Aschebergsgatan 44, Göteborg

You can watch the presentation here.

Short chain PFAS; very persistent but maybe not so toxic or bioaccumulative - how can we make fair comparisons?

Who: Hanna Holmquist, PhD student Division of Environmental Systems Analysis, Chalmers University of Technology.

When and Where: September 21, 2017. Centre for Environment and Sustainability, GMV, Aschebergsgatan 44, Göteborg

The presentation (PowerPoint)

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have long been used to impart durable water repellency (DWR) to textiles. With the recognition of the hazardousness of the so called long chain PFAS those are being phased out in large parts of the industry. In the SUPFES project (www.supfes.eu) the aim is to compare available alternatives to the long chain PFAS in DWR applications to allow for a sound substitution. The substitution methodology proposed has a holistic approach, considering both environmental and technical performance. The seminar focused on how we can make fair comparations.

Adaptive management of ecological risks based on a Bayesian network - relative risk model

Dr. Wayne Landis, Western Washington University
April 3, 10.00-11.00, Room Analysen, Chalmers

Dr. Landis' current area of research is ecological risk assessment at large spatial and temporal scales. Dr. Landis' research contributions also include: creation of the Action at a Distance Hypothesis for landscape toxicology, the application of complex systems theory to risk assessment, and development of the Relative Risk Model for multiple stressor and regional-scale risk assessment and specialized methods for calculating risk due to invasive species and emergent diseases.

Baseline Risk and Marginal Willingness to Pay for Health Risk Reduction: Implications for regulation and policy.

Dr. W.L. (Vic) Adamowicz – University of Alberta, Canada
Date 16th March 11.00 AM - 12.00 AM Handels, Vasagatan 1, Room D34

Vic Adamowicz is Vice Dean in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, and a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta. He obtained his BSc and MSc from the University of Alberta (1981, 1983) and his PhD from the University of Minnesota in 1988.

His research has focused on the economic valuation of environmental amenities and ecosystem services and the incorporation of environmental values into economic analysis with applications to forestry, water quality, air quality, endangered species and agriculture. His research also involves the analysis of choice behavior with applications to food demand, recreation, and environmental quality.

Powerpoint presentation

Chemicals in a Circular Economy - Will politics for climate mitigation and material recycling spur or constrain green chemistry?

Per Rosander, BSc in Chemistry, former director of ChemSec.
Date 24 of February, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, Centre for Environment and Sustainability, GMV, Aschebergsgatan 44, Göteborg

Per Rosander, BSc in Chemistry, former director of ChemSec. Has been active in the field of chemical policy development for the last 25 years.Now working as senior consultant for Trossa AB. He is presently investigating how to best promote substition of hazarodus chemicals, as part of the Swedish Government's plan to set up a national "Substition Centre". Recently, he also investigated the role of chemicals for the optimisation of material recyling and climate mitigation (for KEMI, the Swedish Chemical Agency).

Powerpoint presentation

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