APPLIED ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY Appl. Organometal. Chem. 2004; 18: 605 Published online in Wiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com). DOI:10.1002/aoc.731 Editorial: ICEBAMO Special Issue This issue contains a selection of papers based on an environmental and speciation theme. The papers include some based on presentations made at the International Conference on Environmental and Biological Aspects of Main Group Organometallics (ICEBAMO) held in Pau, France, 3–5 December 2003, chaired by Professor O. F. X. Donard of the Laboratoire de Chimie Analytique Bio-Inorganique et Environnement, of the Université de Pau. We hope that these papers will provide a very useful and tangible addition to both the subject and the conference. Peter Craig Editor-in-Chief Marcel Gielen Copyright 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.