MICRO 2016 Fate and Impact of Microplastics in Marine Ecosystems

MICRO 2016  Fate and Impact of Microplastics in Marine Ecosystems
Author: Juan Baztan,Bethany Jorgensen,Sabine Pahl,Richard C. Thompson,Jean-Paul Vanderlinden
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2016-11-29
ISBN 10: 0128122722
ISBN 13: 9780128122723
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MICRO 2016 Fate and Impact of Microplastics in Marine Ecosystems Book Review:

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

Marine Anthropogenic Litter

Marine Anthropogenic Litter
Author: Melanie Bergmann,Lars Gutow,Michael Klages
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 447
Release: 2015-06-01
ISBN 10: 3319165100
ISBN 13: 9783319165103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Anthropogenic Litter Book Review:

This book describes how man-made litter, primarily plastic, has spread into the remotest parts of the oceans and covers all aspects of this pollution problem from the impacts on wildlife and human health to socio-economic and political issues. Marine litter is a prime threat to marine wildlife, habitats and food webs worldwide. The book illustrates how advanced technologies from deep-sea research, microbiology and mathematic modelling as well as classic beach litter counts by volunteers contributed to the broad awareness of marine litter as a problem of global significance. The authors summarise more than five decades of marine litter research, which receives growing attention after the recent discovery of great oceanic garbage patches and the ubiquity of microscopic plastic particles in marine organisms and habitats. In 16 chapters, authors from all over the world have created a universal view on the diverse field of marine litter pollution, the biological impacts, dedicated research activities, and the various national and international legislative efforts to combat this environmental problem. They recommend future research directions necessary for a comprehensive understanding of this environmental issue and the development of efficient management strategies. This book addresses scientists, and it provides a solid knowledge base for policy makers, NGOs, and the broader public.

Microplastic Contamination in Aquatic Environments

Microplastic Contamination in Aquatic Environments
Author: Eddy Y Zeng
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2018-05-17
ISBN 10: 0128137487
ISBN 13: 9780128137482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microplastic Contamination in Aquatic Environments Book Review:

Microplastic Contamination in Aquatic Environments: An Emerging Matter of Environmental Urgency comprehensively illustrates the traditional and advanced technologies on sampling, identification and quantification of microplastic from different environmental media. Contributors summarize and discuss recent research on microplastic and examine studies on nano-sized plastic particles. Chapters cover a full range of microplastic research, including global distribution, detection, environmental fate, biological effects and political legislation. Users will find the book to be a comprehensive overview of microplastic research that is ideal for research and understanding on the occurrence of microplastic in aquatic environments. Provides an overview of the advantages and disadvantages of different methods for sampling, identification and enumeration of microplastics Contains contributions from world experts with a diverse range of backgrounds, all brought together by a well-known, experienced editor Presents information on microplastics in a unified place, with easy access for the reader

YOUMARES 9 The Oceans Our Research Our Future

YOUMARES 9   The Oceans  Our Research  Our Future
Author: Simon Jungblut,Viola Liebich,Maya Bode-Dalby
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2020-09-11
ISBN 10: 9783030203917
ISBN 13: 3030203913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

YOUMARES 9 The Oceans Our Research Our Future Book Review:

This open access book summarizes peer-reviewed articles and the abstracts of oral and poster presentations given during the YOUMARES 9 conference which took place in Oldenburg, Germany, in September 2018. The aims of this book are to summarize state-of-the-art knowledge in marine sciences and to inspire scientists of all career stages in the development of further research. These conferences are organized by and for young marine researchers. Qualified early-career researchers, who moderated topical sessions during the conference, contributed literature reviews on specific topics within their research field.

Freshwater Microplastics

Freshwater Microplastics
Author: Martin Wagner,Scott Lambert
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2017-11-21
ISBN 10: 3319616153
ISBN 13: 9783319616155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freshwater Microplastics Book Review:

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This volume focuses on microscopic plastic debris, also referred to as microplastics, which have been detected in aquatic environments around the globe and have accordingly raised serious concerns. The book explores whether microplastics represent emerging contaminants in freshwater systems, an area that remains underrepresented to date. Given the complexity of the issue, the book covers the current state-of-research on microplastics in rivers and lakes, including analytical aspects, environmental concentrations and sources, modelling approaches, interactions with biota, and ecological implications. To provide a broader perspective, the book also discusses lessons learned from nanomaterials and the implications of plastic debris for regulation, politics, economy, and society. In a research field that is rapidly evolving, it offers a solid overview for environmental chemists, engineers, and toxicologists, as well as water managers and policy-makers.

Microplastic Pollution

Microplastic Pollution
Author: Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2021-03-14
ISBN 10: 9811602972
ISBN 13: 9789811602979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microplastic Pollution Book Review:

This book addresses the emergent need to act on reducing or getting rid of micro plastic pollution, to achieve a sustainable environment. Microplastics are small plastic pieces, which are less than five millimeters long which can be harmful to our oceans and aquatic life. These predominantly include microfibers from clothing, microbeads, and plastic pellets. Microplastics impact aquatic creatures, turtles and birds. According to the first study on estimation of human ingestion of microplastic, on average a person consumes at least 50,000 particles of microplastic a year and breathes a similar quantity. Ingested microplastic particles can physically damage organs and also compromise immune function and stymie growth and reproduction. This book presents six informative chapters in order to alleviate the above mentioned issues​.

Microplastic in the Environment Pattern and Process

Microplastic in the Environment  Pattern and Process
Author: Michael S. Bank
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2021-11-12
ISBN 10: 9783030786267
ISBN 13: 3030786269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microplastic in the Environment Pattern and Process Book Review:

This open access book examines global plastic pollution, an issue that has become a critical societal challenge with implications for environmental and public health. This volume provides a comprehensive, holistic analysis on the plastic cycle and its subsequent effects on biota, food security, and human exposure. Importantly, global environmental change and its associated, systems-level processes, including atmospheric deposition, ecosystem complexity, UV exposure, wind patterns, water stratification, ocean circulation, etc., are all important direct and indirect factors governing the fate, transport and biotic and abiotic processing of plastic particles across ecosystem types. Furthermore, the distribution of plastic in the ocean is not independent of terrestrial ecosystem dynamics, since much of the plastic in marine ecosystems originates from land and should therefore be evaluated in the context of the larger plastic cycle. Changes in species size, distribution, habitat, and food web complexity, due to global environmental change, will likely alter trophic transfer dynamics and the ecological effects of nano- and microplastics. The fate and transport dynamics of plastic particles are influenced by their size, form, shape, polymer type, additives, and overall ecosystem conditions. In addition to the risks that plastics pose to the total environment, the potential impacts on human health and exposure routes, including seafood consumption, and air and drinking water need to be assessed in a comprehensive and quantitative manner. Here I present a holistic and interdisciplinary book volume designed to advance the understanding of plastic cycling in the environment with an emphasis on sources, fate and transport, ecotoxicology, climate change effects, food security, microbiology, sustainability, human exposure and public policy.

Handbook of Microplastics in the Environment

Handbook of Microplastics in the Environment
Author: Teresa Rocha-Santos,Mónica Costa,Catherine Mouneyrac
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1379
Release: 2022-04-09
ISBN 10: 9783030390402
ISBN 13: 3030390403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Microplastics in the Environment Book Review:

This reference work presents an authoritative review of microplastics as vectors of environmental contaminants and provides a comprehensive coverage of their ecotoxicological and toxicological effects. Divided into four sections, this book outlines the current analytical techniques and applications for sampling, processing analysis, and data reporting of microplastics pollution in the environment, explores microplastics degradation and interaction with chemical pollutants, discusses the fate and behaviour of microplastics in the environment, and provides valuable insights about prevention, regulation and remediation of microplastics pollution. Written by interdisciplinary expert academics and practitioners, this reference work will appeal to a wide readership of students, researchers and professionals interested in this field, including marine scientists, environmental scientists, analytical chemists, organic chemists, biochemists, biologists, polymer scientists, and toxicologists.

Microplastics in fisheries and aquaculture

Microplastics in fisheries and aquaculture
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 147
Release: 2018-11-09
ISBN 10: 9251098824
ISBN 13: 9789251098820
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microplastics in fisheries and aquaculture Book Review:

An overview of the occurrence and effects of microplastics on aquatic organisms, with recommendations regarding seafood safety and security, environmental risk assessment approaches and targeted monitoring of microplastics in the environment.

Impacts of Marine Litter

Impacts of Marine Litter
Author: Luisa Galgani,Ricardo Beiras,Francois Galgani,Cristina Panti,Angel Borja
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 165
Release: 2019-08-15
ISBN 10: 2889459314
ISBN 13: 9782889459315
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Toxicology

Toxicology
Author: Marcelo Larramendy,Sonia Soloneski
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2016-10-26
ISBN 10: 9535127160
ISBN 13: 9789535127161
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toxicology Book Review:

This edited book, Toxicology - New Aspects to This Scientific Conundrum, is intended to provide an overview on the different xenobiotics employed every day in our anthropogenic activities. We hope that this book will continue to meet the expectations and needs of all interested in the implications for the living species of known and new toxicants and to guide them in the future investigations.

Microplastics in the Marine Environment Sources Distribution Biological Effects and Socio Economic Impacts

Microplastics in the Marine Environment  Sources  Distribution  Biological Effects and Socio Economic Impacts
Author: André Ricardo Araújo Lima,Juliana Assunção Ivar do Sul,João P. G. L. Frias,Cristina Panti
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-06-09
ISBN 10: 2889668711
ISBN 13: 9782889668717
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Marine Plastic Debris and Microplastics

Marine Plastic Debris and Microplastics
Author: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Publsiher: United Nations
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-05-11
ISBN 10: 9210601602
ISBN 13: 9789210601603
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Plastic Debris and Microplastics Book Review:

This report presents both short- and long-term approaches to the problem of marine plastic debris and micro plastics. It provides an overview of the latest science and experiences, identifies priority areas of action, and points out areas requiring more research. Improved waste management is urgently needed to reduce the flow of plastic into our oceans.

Emerging Contaminants

Emerging Contaminants
Author: Aurel Nuro
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2021-05-27
ISBN 10: 1839624183
ISBN 13: 9781839624186
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Contaminants Book Review:

Emerging Contaminants presents the reader with information on classification, recent studies, and adverse effects on the environment and human health of the main classes of contaminants. Emerging contaminants are synthetic or natural compounds and microorganisms produced and used by humans that cause adverse ecological and human health effects when they reach the environment. This book is organized into four sections that cover the classification of contaminants and the instrumental techniques used to quantify them, recent studies on pesticides, antibiotics as an important group of emerging contaminants, and studies of different classes of emerging contaminants such as polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), microplastics, and others.

Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Microplastic Pollution in the Mediterranean Sea

Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Microplastic Pollution in the Mediterranean Sea
Author: Mariacristina Cocca,Emilia Di Pace,Maria Emanuela Errico,Gennaro Gentile,Alessio Montarsolo,Raffaella Mossotti,Maurizio Avella
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-04-23
ISBN 10: 3030459098
ISBN 13: 9783030459093
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Microplastic Pollution in the Mediterranean Sea Book Review:

This book addresses a broad range of issues concerning microplastic pollution, including microplastic pollution in various environments (freshwater, marine, air and soil); the sources, fate and effects of microplastics; detection systems for microplastic pollution monitoring; green approaches for the synthesis of environmentally friendly polymers; recovery and recycling of marine plastics; wastewater treatment plants as a microplastic entrance route; nanoplastics as emerging pollutants; degradation of plastics in the marine environment; impacts of microplastics on marine life; microplastics: from marine pollution to the human food chain; mitigation of microplastic impacts and innovative solutions; sampling, extraction, purification and identification approaches for microplastics; adsorption and transport of pollutants on and in microplastics; and lastly, the socio-economic and environmental impacts: assessment and risk analysis. In addition to presenting cutting-edge information and highlighting current trends and issues, the book proposes concrete solutions to help face this significant environmental threat. It is chiefly intended for researchers and industry decision-makers; international, national and local institutions; and NGOs, providing them with comprehensive information on the origin of the problem; its effects on marine environments, with a particular focus on the Mediterranean Sea and coasts; and recent and ongoing research activities and projects aimed at finding technical solutions to mitigate the phenomenon.

Characterization and Analysis of Microplastics

Characterization and Analysis of Microplastics
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2017-03-19
ISBN 10: 0444638997
ISBN 13: 9780444638991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Characterization and Analysis of Microplastics Book Review:

Characterization and Analysis of Microplastics, Volume 75, aims to fulfill the gap on the existence of published analytical methodologies for the identification and quantification of microplastics. This overview includes the following main topics: introduction to the fate and behavior of microplastics in the environment, assessment of sampling techniques and sample handling, morphological, physical, and chemical characterization of microplastics, and the role of laboratory experiments in the validation of field data. The characterization and analysis of microplastics is a hot topic considering the current need for reliable data on concentrations of microplastics in environmental compartments. This book presents a comprehensive overview of the analytical techniques and future perspectives of analytical methodologies in the field. Concise, comprehensive coverage of analytical techniques and applications Clear diagrams adequately support important topics Includes real examples that illustrate applications of the analytical techniques on the sampling, characterization, and analysis of microplastics

Micro and Macro plastics in Marine Species from Nordic Waters

Micro  and Macro plastics in Marine Species from Nordic Waters
Author: Inger Lise N. Bråte
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9789289351195
ISBN 13: 9289351195
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Stressors in the Marine Environment

Stressors in the Marine Environment
Author: Martin Solan,Nia Whiteley
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-03-10
ISBN 10: 0191028894
ISBN 13: 9780191028892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stressors in the Marine Environment Book Review:

A multitude of direct and indirect human influences have significantly altered the environmental conditions, composition, and diversity of marine communities. However, understanding and predicting the combined impacts of single and multiple stressors is particularly challenging because observed ecological feedbacks are underpinned by a number of physiological and behavioural responses that reflect stressor type, severity, and timing. Furthermore, integration between the traditional domains of physiology and ecology tends to be fragmented and focused towards the effects of a specific stressor or set of circumstances. This novel volume summarises the latest research in the physiological and ecological responses of marine species to a comprehensive range of marine stressors, including chemical and noise pollution, ocean acidification, hypoxia, UV radiation, thermal and salinity stress before providing a perspective on future outcomes for some of the most pressing environmental issues facing society today. Stressors in the Marine Environment synthesises the combined expertise of a range of international researchers, providing a truly interdisciplinary and accessible summary of the field. It is essential reading for graduate students as well as professional researchers in environmental physiology, ecology, marine biology, conservation biology, and marine resource management. It will also be of particular relevance and use to the regulatory agencies and authorities tasked with managing the marine environment, including social scientists and environmental economists.

YOUMARES 8 Oceans Across Boundaries Learning from each other

YOUMARES 8     Oceans Across Boundaries  Learning from each other
Author: Simon Jungblut,Viola Liebich,Maya Bode
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2018-08-29
ISBN 10: 3319932845
ISBN 13: 9783319932842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

YOUMARES 8 Oceans Across Boundaries Learning from each other Book Review:

This open access book presents the proceedings volume of the YOUMARES 8 conference, which took place in Kiel, Germany, in September 2017, supported by the German Association for Marine Sciences (DGM). The YOUMARES conference series is entirely bottom-up organized by and for YOUng MARine RESearchers. Qualified early career scientists moderated the scientific sessions during the conference and provided literature reviews on aspects of their research field. These reviews and the presenters’ conference abstracts are compiled here. Thus, this book discusses highly topical fields of marine research and aims to act as a source of knowledge and inspiration for further reading and research.

UNEP Year Book 2011

UNEP Year Book 2011
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: UNEP/Earthprint
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9789280731019
ISBN 13: 9280731017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

UNEP Year Book 2011 Book Review:

The 8th Edition of the UN Environment Programme flagship report, The UNEP Year Book 2011, examines global emerging issues and provides the latest environmental science. it also highlights major environmental events and developments over the past year, and presents the most recent data and indicator trends. The ocean has become a global repository for much of the waste we produce. Scientists are concerned that plastic debris in the ocean can transport toxic substances which may end up in the food chain, causing potential harm to ecosystems and human health. The Year Book also explores the wider implications of the use of phosphorus in food production. Phosphorus is an essential nutrient whose supply is limited. Since demand for fertilizer in agriculture rocketed in the 20th century, large amounts of phosphorus are flowing into the environment. New perspectives are also emerging on how biodiversity conservation can be integrated in forest management. Forests are receiving increasing attention, not least because of their role in climate change mitigation. Halting loss of forest biodiversity is essential if forests are to adapt to mounting pressures, including climate change and pest outbreaks. The Year Book's overview of events and developments during 2010 shows how cutting edge science reveals new opportunities to mitigate climate change while improving air quality. Stimulated by technological innovation and green investments, renewable energy supply is growing rapidly. This and other developments are summarized in key environmental indicators that present the latest data and trends For The global environment.