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