Welcome To AGRO

AGRO, a Division of the American Chemical Society, brings together a worldwide community of scientists and stakeholders to advance knowledge and promote innovative solutions for the protection of agricultural productivity, public health, and environment.

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Call for Papers for Boston Opens January 15, 2018

The next AGRO program will be held in Boston, August 19-23, 2018 at the 256th ACS National Meeting.  The Call for papers will open on January 15, 2018 and deadline for abstract submission will be March 12, 2018. A detailed Call for Papers will be posted here soon. See the AWARDS page for information on applications for Education Awards for Student Travel and the New Investigator Awards.

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AGRO Lunch and Learn Webinar Series

Co-sponsored by EAG Laboratories
Co-organized jointly with ENVR

See the entire list of webinars for the 2018 season on our Webinar Page

February 14, 2018
12 noon to 1PM Eastern US Standard Time (5PM GMT)
Moderated by George Cobb of Baylor University

“Urbanization and Climate Change: A Recipe for Disaster for Coastal Ecosystem and Human Health”
Geoff Scott, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina

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Geoff Scott is a Clinical Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina.

Results from several studies assessing coastal development impacts will be presented in light of the additive effects of climate change including enhanced impacts on ecosystem health (e.g. enhanced occurrence of multiple antibiotic resistance pathogens and increased mobilization of both legacy chemicals from global ice flows as well as recent inputs of Contaminants of Emerging Concern) and public health (sea food safety and contact recreation concerns). In addition, the effect of increased chemical contaminant exposure on altering thermal tolerances of marine organism will also be discussed as a body of evidence is emerging that chemical contaminants may possibly lower upper thermal tolerances of marine species. Also impacts from “Contaminants of Emerging Concern” such as nanomaterials, flame retardants and Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products will be discussed from both an urbanization/climate change perspective.