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SETAC Best Paper Award for Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management

Apr 09, 2013   |   SETAC

Dr. Mark Borsuk, assistant professor of engineering sciences, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, will be awarded the Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (IEAM) Best Paper Award during the The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Europe 23rd Annual Meeting, May 12–16, at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow, Scotland.

Borsuck with students
Professor Mark Borsuk, standing, with MEM students Rose Blais and Weirong Chang. Photo by John Sherman.

Borsuk’s paper, “A Bayesian Network Model for Integrative River Rehabilitation Planning and Management” integrates state-of-the-science mathematical analysis into decision-making critical to solving river ecosystem impairment problems around the world. The paper exemplifies the application of complex environmental models and information addressing morphological, hydraulic, economic and ecological consequences of different river rehabilitation strategies. Borsuk describes the successful application of his work to a large, recently completed river rehabilitation project in Switzerland. The approach has significant potential to support environmental decision making worldwide.

IEAM is a quarterly SETAC publication, focusing on the application of science to solve difficult environmental problems. The award, bestowed annually by IEAM editors, recognizes innovative analysis and problem-solving research published in the previous volume year. Borsuk will be recognized at the Society’s annual Europe meeting in May and annual North America meeting in Nashville, Tenn. in November.

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