TheTĪNĒ consortium is an integrated research approach focused on terrestrial
ecosystems and aimed at addressing a
critical area of uncertainty related to the fate, transport, and
effects of manufactured nano-materials (MNMs) introduced into the environment. Specifically,
the effects on agroecosystems, including impacts on the soil
resource, direct risks from MNM entry into the human food chain, indirect risks to agricultural productivity
and food security, and impacts on aquatic resources from erosion and runoff will be considered.