The Wildlife Toxicology Interest Group (WTIG) Database takes an inventory of research laboratories and scientists involved in the study of the effects of pollutants on wildlife (mainly mammals and birds). The Database intends to help scientists, decision makers, and society as a whole, to identify labs and scientists working on specific pollutants, animals, study sites, or scientific approaches.
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The Wildlife Toxicology Interest Group (WTIG) is an open global forum that exists to serve as a scientific platform for Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) members, being environmental scientists and decision makers, and society as a whole, on scientific issues concerning wildlife toxicology in the broadest sense.
The mission of the WTIG is to improve and communicate the scientific outcome of research related to wildlife toxicology, promote and advance the use of non-destructive, sub-lethal, ethical and scientifically sound methods, and when possible, animal alternative models. The WTIG provides a forum to disseminate scientific outcomes to inform environmental decision making. We accomplish this mission by:
The scope of WTIG includes all aspects of wildlife toxicology with emphasis on bridging between cross-disciplinary domains of ecology, toxicology, chemistry, landscape ecology and others. All vertebrate species are considered as wildlife species, although fish are excluded, as are domesticated and feral species. The main focus is on field-oriented studies, although it is recognized that laboratory studies are needed to complement and corroborate field-derived results. The WTIG encourages the use of results of wildlife toxicological research in environmental management and policy processes because:
The WTIG considers wildlife toxicology in a global perspective, because wildlife do not recognize political borders (e.g., migratory species, species with broad ranges). Furthermore, WTIG acknowledges the fact that regulations and approaches may differ between regions, and that exchange of knowledge and information between geographical units is key for further development of this field.
The WTIG database aims at providing environmental scientists, decision makers, and society as a whole, with information about scientists working in the area of wildlife toxicology worldwide. Any researcher in the area of wildlife toxicology can register to the WTIG database and then give information about his/her affiliation and about his/her research (scientific skills, analytical facilities in the lab, pollutants studied, biological models, study sites, etc.). Everybody can then consult the database using keywords, alone or in combination, and download the information.
Chrono-environment ( Chrono-environnement) is a French research Department belonging to both CNRS and University of Bourgogne - Franche-Comté (UBFC). Both universities, that are engaged in a merging process, still have their own websites (Université de Bourgogne, Université de Franche-Comté). A part of its research activities deals with wildlife toxicology and the researchers involved in this scientific area, on behalf of the WTIG, have accepted to develop and maintain the WTIG database.