ecological risk assessment is performed when:
- The effects of a chemical,
physical, or biological factor that cause an adverse effect
in an ecosystem need to be studied.
- The ecosystem has suffered a
- Better management of an
ecological community is desired through study of potential
stressors to the ecosystem.
Stoller team supports the Department of Energy-Idaho Operations
office by performing ecological risk assessment for INL and the
Monitoring results from various
levels of the food chain are used to evaluate the introduction and
transport of contaminants in the ecosystem comprising the INL
and the bordering properties. From this data, Stoller
develops ecological risk models specific to the area that describe
the stressor's effects on individuals, species, populations and
communities in the ecosystem.
This data is provided to DOE-ID
office to augment information required to maintain the delicate
ecosystem on INL and to conform to environmental regulations.