Guide for developing conceptual models for ecological risk assessments

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Ecological conceptual models are the result of the problem formulation phase of an ecological risk assessment, which is an important component of the Remedial Investigation process. They present hypotheses of how the site contaminants might affect the site ecology. The contaminant sources, routes, media, routes, and endpoint receptors are presented in the form of a flow chart. This guide is for preparing the conceptual models; use of this guide will standardize the models so that they will be of high quality, useful to the assessment process, and sufficiently consistent so that connections between sources of exposure and receptors can be ... continued below

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Suter, G.W., II May 1, 1996.

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Ecological conceptual models are the result of the problem formulation phase of an ecological risk assessment, which is an important component of the Remedial Investigation process. They present hypotheses of how the site contaminants might affect the site ecology. The contaminant sources, routes, media, routes, and endpoint receptors are presented in the form of a flow chart. This guide is for preparing the conceptual models; use of this guide will standardize the models so that they will be of high quality, useful to the assessment process, and sufficiently consistent so that connections between sources of exposure and receptors can be extended across operable units (OU). Generic conceptual models are presented for source, aquatic integrator, groundwater integrator, and terrestrial OUs.

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  • Other: DE96010599
  • Report No.: ES/ER/TM--186
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400
  • DOI: 10.2172/237427 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 237427
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc672569

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Suter, G.W., II. Guide for developing conceptual models for ecological risk assessments, report, May 1, 1996; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc672569/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.