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Ecological impact studies: the effects of plastic on freshwater communities

Research from Queen Mary University London and Ifremer looked into the potential effects of plastic pollution on freshwater and marine communities. Some of these studies are illustrated in posters, available to download from this page.

Study 1 – Combined effects of microplastics and nutrient enrichment on freshwater communities and ecosystem functioning

Study 2 – Ecosystem scale assessment of the impact of biodegradable and conventional microplastics on macroinvertebrate communities

Study 3 – Blood cell analysis in marine organisms as an indicator of health


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Download Study 1 poster


Download Study 2 poster


Download Study 3 poster