Workshop on Biotic Ligand Modelling, Principles and Practice.
May 12-14, 2008
Wilfrid Laurier University
1. an overview of the biotic ligand model and is potential applications,
2. a detailed discussion of the geochemical, mathematical and biological underpinnings of the biotic ligand approach.
3. a forum for exchange of the latest research on biotic ligand approaches to understanding metal toxicity.
By its nature, the biotic ligand modelling approach integrates a variety of different disciplines: geochemistry and speciation, computer modelling, physiology and toxicology. Those engaged in biotic ligand research come from a variety of different backgrounds and research areas and relatively few have the required appreciation of all of the disciplines involved; this is one of the factors that hinders the progress of BLM development. The goal of the workshop is to bring together BLM researchers and to foster exchange of expertise and knowledge on principles and approaches to modelling the impacts of metals.