Coastal and estuarine ecological risk assessment: the need for a more formal approach to stressor identification

@article{Newman2006CoastalAE,
  title={Coastal and estuarine ecological risk assessment: the need for a more formal approach to stressor identification},
  author={Michael C. Newman and Yuan Zhao and John F. Carriger},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2006},
  volume={577},
  pages={31-40}
}
Application of ecological risk assessment to coastal and estuarine systems is accelerating although it initially lagged behind applications to land and freshwaters. Broader spatial and temporal scales, and multiple stressor integration are appropriately being considered more frequently in all risk assessment activities. This expansion and integration is essential for coastal risk assessment. Because coastal assessments must deal with co-occurrence of several candidate stressors manifesting… CONTINUE READING

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