Biodiagnostics and assessment of environmental quality: approaches, methods, criteria
and reference standards in ecotoxicology. Book of Abstracts of the International Symposium,
October 25-28, 2016, Moscow, Russia, GEOS, 2016, – 434 p.
The issue includes Proceedings of the International Symposium "Biodiagnostics and evaluation of quality of the environment: approaches, methods, criteria and reference standards in ecotoxicology", devoted to the problems of bioindication and bioassay of negative impacts on soil, terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. The collection contains the reports of known environmental specialists and young researchers from 10 countries: Russia, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Germany, UK, USA, Turkey, China and India. Particular attention is paid to the methodology of environmental assessment and the concept of environmental regulation, exposure sources to be monitored, and their impact on the environmental quality of soil, water and air environments. Widely presented results of indications of natural environments in natural, agricultural and urban ecosystems with zooplankton, phytoplankton, microbial and molecular-genetic bioassay. The informative value and the reproducibility of bioassay results in different fields of application, approaches to the integration of chemical data, toxicological and environmental studies for the construction of ecological rationing system under the discussion. Touched upon the problems of forecasting the possible consequences of human impact on the environment. The Proceedings of Symposia include abstracts of Young School focused on assessment of biosafety of products and wastes of traditional and recent technologies. Taking into account timeliness, theoretical and practical significance of the problems, the issue will be of interest for ecologists of all fields of study.
Venues for the Symposium:
October 25 and 26: Shuvalov building, new area of MSU, Moscow, 31-5 Lomonosovsky Prospekt
October 27 and 28: MSU, Faculty of Soil Science, Moscow, 1-12 Leninskie Gory
REGISTRATION OF THE PARTICIPANTS: October 25 (Tuesday), 8:30 - 10:00 in the lobby nearby B2 auditorium on the first flow of the Shuvalov building, MSU
Open ceremony: October 25, 10:00
Closing session: October 28, 15:00
During the conference, there are no parallel sessions. The objective is to keep all participants together and allow them sharing their experience. Each oral session starts with an invited or keynote speaker, followed by two or three regular talks of 15 .+ appr. 5 min. for discussion of each paper.
Instructions for poster presentations
Each poster should be the size A0 PORTRAIT ORIENTATION (0.84 x 1.19 m). The venue for posters is 2nd floor at the the Biology and Soil Sciences Department. Poster session will be on October 28 in forms of oral flash presentations of posters (3 min. for each poster).
Second Circular (here)
The Symposium will cover issues of environmental assessment of terrestrial and water ecosystems, standardization in ecotoxicolgy, collections of test cultures and reference samples for ecological soil and hydrobiological studies.
I. Bioassay in standardization and toxicological monitoring:
- Test organisms, biomarkers, and methods;
- Challenges in standardization, convergence and reproducibility of assessments.
II. Bioindication and chemical analysis in environmental monitoring:
- indication in environmental assessment of natural and technogenic media as a basis for environmental decision making;
- reference ecosystems and benchmarking;
- regional approaches.
III. Methodology of biodiagnostics:
- Methodological grounds, models and approaches to the integration of experimental biotesting results and bioindication data for setting environmental standards.
Oral Presentation Oct 24-28, 2016
Round tables )
Oct. 27, 2016Phytotests: problems and solutions. Moderators: Dr. GK Vasilyeva, Dr. LP Voronina
Oct. 28, 2016Environmental assessment using bacteria: bioluminescence and substrate specificity. Moderators: Prof. Kratasyuk VA, Prof. Kahru A.
You can participate in the following training:
- Bioassay on crustaceans. ( Dr. DM Gershkowitz)
- Algotests. (Dr. Ipatova VI)
- Methods of Statistics for Ecotoxicology. (Dr. Poromov, Dr. Fedoseeva EV)
Tentative schedule of scientific events:
Oct. 25 and 26, 2016 - plenary and section reports
Oct. 27, 2016 - lectures, round table and workshops, meeting SETAC RLB
Oct. 28, 2016 - lectures, round table and workshops, informational (short) multimedia presentations of young scientists (about their poster presentations), poster session for all participants
How to get to Moscow:
There are three major airports in Moscow: Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo, and Vnukovo. If you come from abroad you will arrive either to Sheremetyevo 2 international airport (Sky team members airlines including Aeroflot) or to Domodedovo international airport (Star alliance airlines: Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, AirMalta, British Airways, and domestic airlines, except for Aeroflot). The Vnukovo airport serves mostly domestic flights as well as GermanWings flights to/from Germany. All airports are connected to Moscow with Aeroexpress trains, taxis and buses.
tel : +7(495)930-0395 Pavel Uchanov, Mariya Akulova
Accommodation, transport: (495) 939 3623 – Anna Arzamazova
Contacts: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
tel : +7(495)930-0395
All participants are invited to discuss the current issues of SETAC RLB and election of new members of SETAC RLB Council on October 27 . Additional information about the programm of this meeting will be announced later.
October 25, 17.40 in the Hall, welcome reception (free of charge).
October 27, 18.00 in the Culture House, MSU (free of charge). Please book the ticket at the registration.
October 27, 19.00, Chaikovskiy Concert Hall (1000 roubles). Please book the ticket at the registration.