The information in this document has been subjected to review by the National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory and has been approved for publication. Approval does not signify that the contents reflect the views of the Agency, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use. ii Foreword The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) describes its research directions through a series of Multi-year Research Plans. These multi-year plans identify the principal issues facing environmental decision makers, the critical scientific uncertainties behind these issues needing resolution through research, the expected research outputs, and a projected time line for conducting this research. The plans are organized around topical areas that deal with specific program areas (e.g., particulate matter, drinking water, safe food) or more general broad-based areas such as ecosystem protection or human health research. An issue that cuts across several of ORD’s Multi-year Research Plans is the need to better understand and predict the effects of human activities on wildlife populations. EPA ha
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