Welcome to the home page of the Mid-South Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Regional Chapter.  The Chapter is a non-profit organization, hosting annual meetings and workshops pertaining to regional and global interests in environmental toxicology and chemistry.  Our meetings, workshops and other activities foster relationships with educators, general public, professional organizations, student organizations, regulators, researchers and others.  Our chapter disseminates science information and is a resource for all in the region.  Our goals are intended to meet local needs of SETAC members and chapter members and to promote the goals of its parent society. 

Members of Mid-South SETAC come from a variety of disciplines in the region, from AL, AR, LA, IL, KY, MO, MS, and TN.  The annual chapter meeting location rotates among these states, so many other regional chapters are sometimes included.  The chapter encourages student membership and many aspects of the chapter are geared toward student participation and benefits. The regional meetings provide students with an excellent forum for research presentations and an opportunity to interact with other scientists and prospective employers. Students are also encouraged to get involved and take on leadership roles by serving on the Mid-South SETAC Board of Directors and committees.

2017 Mid-South SETAC Regional Chapter Annual Meeting

  • You are invited to attend the Mid-South SETAC Regional Chapter annual meeting, which will be held from 18–19 May on the campus of The University of Mississippi and the USDA National Sedimentation Laboratory in Oxford, Mississippi. Oxford has been named by USA Today as one of the top six college towns in the nation and is included in The Best 100 Small Towns in America. SETAC is a not-for-profit, worldwide professional organization that promotes the advancement and application of science related to contaminants and other environmental stressors, education in the environmental sciences, and the use of science in environmental policy and decision- making. SETAC’s mission is protecting, enhancing and managing sustainable environmental quality as well as ecosystem integrity.

    Join us at Mid-South SETAC in Oxford!


    We are inviting abstracts and participation in all areas but especially in Natural Resources Management, Multidisciplinary Approaches to Solving Environmental Problems, Science and Education, Sustainability, and of course, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry!


    Abstracts for platform and poster presentations must be submitted by 5 May.


    The 2017 annual meeting will start Thursday afternoon, 18 May, at 1:30 p.m. on the USDA National Sedimentation Laboratory campus with a short course titled “The Ins and Outs of Scientific Publishing and Peer Review” instructed by Drs. Erin Bennett, Piero Gardinali, Kristie Willett, and Matt Moore. This short course will provide the participants with step by step considerations as they plan and prepare manuscripts for journal submission. Additionally, it will cover best practices for peer reviewing scientific papers. Short course participants will have the opportunity to query the insight of four editors of environmental toxicology and chemistry relevant journals and will be invited to bring drafts of papers for discussion or questions. This short course is designed to help both novice and experienced reviewers to understand the process and how to provide a useful peer review while making the peer-review process as efficient and productive as possible. This short course will consist of two components, the first part will focus on the publication and peer-review process (a step by step tutorial) and the second part will be an open discussion to ask questions about the process and to discuss personal experiences. In addition, at least one case study will be presented for further discussion. Immediately following the short course, attendees will tour the National Sedimentation Laboratory. A reception at The Graduate with spirits and refreshments will allow the attendees to unwind and network.


    On Friday, 19 May, we will meet on the University of Mississippi campus and kick off the meeting with our first keynote speaker, Dr. Piero Gardinali, who is a professor at Florida International University in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Dr. Gardinali’s research interests are analytical chemistry, source fate and transport of organic pollutants in marine ecosystems, and biological markers of chemical exposure. His talk will be followed by oral and poster presentations on topics related to different aspects of environmental toxicology and chemistry in the Mid-South region. We will then take a break to enjoy a catered lunch. Following lunch, Dr. Scott Rush will be presenting the second keynote lecture. Dr. Rush is a professor at Mississippi State University in the department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture. Dr. Rush’s research interests are ecology and conservation of tidal systems, community ecology in large lakes, fire ecology, and urban wildlife ecology. A poster session will follow. We will conclude with a short business meeting and awards ceremony.

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Registration and Abstract Submission

  • Abstract Submission for 2017 SETAC Mid-South Regional Meeting The organizing committee of the 2017 Mid-South SETAC meeting welcomes submission of abstracts for platform and poster presentations. All abstracts must be formatted according to the example abstract below ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2017, 9:51 AM by Gale Beaubien
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    Posted Apr 10, 2017, 9:53 AM by Gale Beaubien
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