Exploring mayflies and bats: assessing the risk to chemicals (EMBARC)
What is EMBARC?
The project involves developing ecological models for assessing the risk of agrochemicals to bats and mayflies. It is funded by the Future Leaders Fellowship programme by UK Research and Innovation, running from 1 October 2021 to 30 September 2025.
Objectives of EMBARC
The objectives are to develop new effects models for bats and mayflies as part of an adverse outcome pathway approach, combining experimental data with state-of-the-art resource allocation modelling from first principles, to understand the toxicity of chemicals to populations and better inform the decision-making process in the environmental risk assessment of plant protection products to support sustainable agriculture in the future.