Ross, Dustin and Marie attended the SETAC Australasia conference that was held on the Gold Coast from the 4th to the 6th of September. Marie presented some interesting insights about the unique characteristics of water in lateritic derived landscapes and the implications for ion regulation and metal tolerance in aquatic organisms.
The range and quality of presentations was outstanding with sessions on the revision of the National Water Quality Guidelines, the state of knowledge of the fate and effects of PFAS/PFOS, toxicity of mixtures and multiple stressors, the role of natural organic matter in environmental toxicology and chemistry, and emerging ecotoxicological techniques and test methods, to name just a few. The conference as a whole was a great success (the conference dinner at the top of the Q1 building was spectacular!) and we look forward to the next SETAC Australasia conference to catch up with new and old friends and hear about their research and ideas.