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Italy-Parma: Advancing the Environmental Risk Assessment of Non-target Arthropods for Plant Protection Products by Accounting for the Impact on Ecosystem Services and on the Ecological Function
Prior information notice
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Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Advancing the Environmental Risk Assessment of Non-target Arthropods for Plant Protection Products by Accounting for the Impact on Ecosystem Services and on the Ecological Function
The project aims to address the following objectives, which should be considered as interlinked work-packages, with the aim to collect existing data, develop new data when necessary, and tools for analysis with the aim to advance the risk assessment of non-target arthropods.
Main objectives are:
1) Establish a quantitative link between direct effects of pesticides to non-target arthropods and the ecological consequences of these effects. For example, in terms of effects on biodiversity and impairment of the ecosystem service they deliver;
2) Characterise the source of exposure and the exposure estimation for key-driver species (i.e. most vulnerable species);
3) Develop a methodology for direct effects considering the interspecies sensitivity, and indirect effect to the food chain resulting from the direct effects of PPPs to arthropods;
4) Identify the elements that are necessary for advancing to a systems-based approach, which would be able, for example, to integrate.
All the information published in this prior information notice is to be considered provisional and subject to possible revision or cancellation.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information