Publication: «MICRO 2016: Fate and Impact of Microplastics in Marine Ecosystems, From the Coastline to the Open Sea»
New book has been published in January 2017 !
«MICRO 2016: Fate and Impact of Microplastics in Marine Ecosystems, From the Coastline to the Open Sea»
Edited by: Juan Baztan, Bethany Jorgensen, Sabine Pahl, Richard C. Thompson and Jean-Paul Vanderlinden.
. Organizing Board and Scientific Committee
. Conference Programme
PART I ABSTRACTS FROM ORAL PRESENTATIONS
PART II ABSTRACTS FROM POSTERS
PART III LANZAROTE DECLARATION
PART IV BREAKING DOWN THE PLASTIC AGE
PART V WHERE NEXT? THE ROAD TO MICRO 2018 AND BEYOND
Fate and Impact of Microplastics in Marine Ecosystems: From the Coastline to the Open Sea brings together highlights from the conference proceedings for MICRO 2016: Fate and Impact of Microplastics in Marine Ecosystems: From the Coastline to the Open Sea.
While the presence of microplastics in ecosystems has been reported in the scientific literature since the 1970’s, many pressing questions regarding their impacts remain unresolved. This short format title draws from the shared scientific and technical material and summarizes the current research and future outlook.
- Includes a range of topics, from macro- to microplastics
- Presents data from source to sink, including occurrence and distribution of microplastics in freshwater bodies, coastal zones, and the open ocean
- Presents the impacts of microplastics on marine life as well as microplastics as vectors of biological and chemical contaminants
- Provides important analysis on solutions and next steps.