Data collection for the estimation of ecological data (specific focal species, time spent in treated areas collecting food, composition of diet), residue level and residue decline on food items to be used in the risk assessment for birds and mammals
The study described in this report was conducted with the aim of developing an unified database of ecological data and residue data to be used for the risk assessment of plant protection products for birds and mammals. The main sources of data were the information submitted in the context of approval of active substances and authorization of products and and additional information retrieved through a systematic literature review. The data were screened and organised in three Excel databases, one for birds, one for mammals and one for residue studies. The ecological information for birds and mammal risk assessment consisted of data that is used for the determination of focal species, estimation of the proportion of an animal's daily diet obtained in a treated habitat (PT) and assessment of the composition of the diet obtained from a treated area (PD). The information gathered on residues focussed on (initial) residue levels after treatment and on residue decline (the reported half‐life or DT50 and the DT90).