The SoCal SETAC newsletter is published quarterly. Newsletter topics include regulatory updates in scientific fields related to toxicology and chemistry, member updates and introductions, calendar events and summaries, and much more! Click on the links below to download an issue.

Summer 2020

We have a new summer newsletter!




  • Feature article by Steven Colome from Aromatica on "Face coverings and SARS-CoV-2: Droplets, aerosols, infectivity and some surprisingly complicated science"

  • Meet the Board: Kate Buckley (Wood. Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc)

  • Student Corner: Meet Alice Coleman (USC) and "How to create a focused graduate school application"

  • Save the Dates: 2021 SoCal SETAC Annual meeting

  • SoCal SETAC Calendar 

  • SoCal SETAC Student Research Grant announcement

Spring 2020

Check out our spring newsletter!




  • Feature article by Nick Hayman and Dr Scott Coffin on "Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS): Overview and recent California actions"

  • Meet the Board: Mary Woo (CSU Channel Islands)

  • Student Corner: Meet Amanda Russell (CSU Long Beach)

  • Save the Dates: "Meet the expert" virtual networking event for students and 2021 SoCal SETAC Annual meeting

  • SoCal SETAC Calendar 

Winter 2020

Our Winter Newsletter is out.



  • Feature article by Luke Ginger of Heal the Bay titled “Leveraging Citizen Science for Effective Environmental Advocacy.”

  • Meet the Board: Karin Wisenbaker (Aquatic Bioassay & Consulting Laboratories)

  • Student Corner: Interview with Student Travel Award winner Raul Flamenco (Cal Poly Pomona)

  • Local Volunteer Opportunities: Beach & River/Park Cleanups

  • SoCal SETAC Calendar 

Spring/Summer 2019

Our Summer Newsletter features an informative article penned by SIO’s Amro Hamdoun on “Lab rats from the sea: How new technology is transforming sea urchin research.”



  • Re-cap and pictures from our 2019 SoCal SETAC Annual Meeting

  • Meet the Board: Nick Hayman

  • Student Corner: Meet our Annual Meeting student presentation winners

  • SoCal SETAC Calendar 

Winter 2019

Our Winter Newsletter features an informative article penned by OCSD’s Violet Renick and SCCWRP’s  Shelly Moore on “Managing Microplastics: Policies, data gaps, and steps forward.”

Fall 2018

Our latest Newsletter features an article penned by Dimitri Deheyn (SIO) that highlights “What’s hot at SIO: Microfibers: the newly re-discovered old pollutant.”

Summer 2018

Our hot Summer Newsletter features an article penned by Karen McLaughlin and Scott Martindale (SCCWRP) that highlights “Bight ’18 Keeps Focus on Key Issues of Management Concern.”

Spring 2018

The featured article, written by Past President Rachel Adams, explores “Passive Sampling for Measuring Freely-Dissolved Hydrophobic Organic Contaminant Concentrations (Cfree).”

Winter 2018

The Winter 2018 Newsletter features regulatory updates to California's sediment quality objectives as written by Wendy Rose Hovel and Shelly Anghera.

Fall 2017

Our latest featured article written by our new Vice President and Newsletter Editor Chris Stransky highlights “Stormwater monitoring challenges create opportunities to develop next-generation solutions.”

Summer 2017

Our featured article written by Academic Board Member Dan Schlenk looks at “Brine discharge from desalination, water recycling can pose unique ecological challenges.”

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