SETAC AU members may be interested in the following notices.

SETAC AU and Twitter

Twitter is an excellent tool for modern scientists. Its uses range from science communication and connecting with the public to making connections with fellow scientists within Australia and around the world. Many journals and organisations also have Twitter accounts, which allows for an at-a-glance feed of their recent activities. Still, starting out on Twitter can feel a lot like you’re shouting alone into the void. SETAC AU have adapted a quick start guide, originally developed by RACI, to help our members get involved in the online scientific community. In our guide, we aim to outline a few simple steps on how to join Twitter and make the most of your experience from the very beginning.

Click here to view/download our brief SETAC-AU Guide to Twitter.

Mentor Programme

Please visit our “mentor programme” page for more information.

Student Awards and Prizes

SETAC AU offers a variety of awards and prizes to its student members, including:

  • Postgrad Research Publication Award
  • Thesis Prize
  • Student Travel Award

Please visit our “student awards and prizes” page for more information.

Other Awards and Prizes

In addition, SETAC AU offers various awards to its full members, including:

  • Science Meets Parliament (SmP) Ambassador Award
  • Early-Career Medal
  • Mid-Career Medal
  • National Travel Fellowship
  • Please visit our “other awards and prizes” page for more information.

Job Advertisements

Please visit our “job advertisements” page or our facebook_icon Facebook page for further information.

Student Opportunities

Please visit our “student opportunities” page or our facebook_icon Facebook page for current honours, masters or PhD positions.

Other Miscellaneous Notices

SETAC AU Victoria Regional meeting at the University of Melbourne, 2 December 2016.

Professor Vance Trudeau from the University of Ottawa presents a seminar on “Neuroendocrine disruption: more than your hormones are upset” at the SETAC AU Victoria Regional Meeting. Click here to view a video of the seminar or here to view the slides.

Update on the revision of the Revision of the Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Water Quality (2000) – April 2013

The revision of the ANZECC/ARMCANZ (2000) Water Quality Guidelines and accompanying Guidelines for Monitoring and Reporting has been underway since 2010. Progress slowed during 2011-12 due to reviews and restructures of the relevant high-level governance structures, but the revision has been steadily progressing again since mid 2012. The Joint Steering Committee overseeing the revision has recently released a public update, which can be accessed at the following link: Regular and milestone-based updates will be posted to this location for the remainder of the revision. For more information, contact the Joint Steering Committee Secretariat (

Ecological Impacts of Toxic Chemicals, free online E-Book edited by Sanchez-Bayo F, van den Brink PJ and Mann RM.

Ecological Impacts of Toxic Chemicals presents a comprehensive, yet readable account of the known disturbances caused by all kinds of toxic chemicals on both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Topics cover the sources of toxicants, their fate and distribution through the planet, their impacts on specific ecosystems, and their remediation by natural systems. Each chapter is written by well-known specialists in those areas, for the general public, students, and even scientists from outside this field. The book intends to raise awareness of the dangers of chemical pollution in a world dominated by industry and globalization of resources. Because the problems are widespread and far reaching, it is hoped that confronting the facts may prompt better management practices at industrial, agricultural and all levels of management, from local to governmental, so as to reduce the negative impacts of chemical contaminants in our Earth. Available from Bentham Science Publishers,