Join Compliance Services International (CSI) Principal Consultant / Endangered Species, Ashlea Frank, as she presents at the 2019 Entomological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting (#Entomology2019), November 17-20, in St. Louis, MO. You can contact Ashlea directly here – AFrank@complianceservices.com
2148: FESTF Gopher: A data integration tool to inform FIFRA/ESA processes
When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 2:20-2:35 PM
Location: America’s Center – Room 231
In the United States, management of risk to species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) from the use of pesticides is often accomplished at the field level. However, consideration of field-level data is rarely factored into the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) national pesticide risk assessment process. Aggregation and application of data is one of the challenges in this process; without a management system, the wealth of information can be overwhelming. The FIFRA Endangered Species Task Force (FESTF) has contributed to the USEPA’s pesticide and ESA-listed species data development process for nearly 20 years. A recent contribution is an enhanced data integration tool, Gopher, which integrates best available datasets related to various aspects of pesticides and ESA-listed species into a single platform. Gopher can be used to identify where efforts should be focused in a national-level assessment, and to organize/manage data at various scales. These activities will better inform the probability of risk as well as options for risk management.
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