Ecological Risk Assessment

Meaning, Term, and Glossary Definition - What is Ecological Risk Assessment?

The application of a formal framework, analytical process, or model to estimate the effects of human actions(s) on a natural resource and to interpret the significance of those effects in light of the uncertainties identified in each component of the assessment process. Such analysis includes initial hazard identification, exposure and dose-response assessments, and risk characterization.

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