Presence, abundance and effects of microplastics on the Great Barrier Reef

Santana, Marina F. M. (2021) Presence, abundance and effects of microplastics on the Great Barrier Reef. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Marina Santana investigated the extent and effects of microplastic contamination on coral reef ecosystems of the Great Barrier Reef. She found that microplastics are present in remote areas of the GBR, the risks of biological uptake rest on microplastic characteristics, and that biological contamination and effects are dose-dependent.

Item ID: 75903
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: plastic pollution, polypropylene, polyester, particles, fibers, marine environment, uptake, microplastics, Great Barrier Reef, contamination
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Copyright Information: Copyright © 2021 Marina F. M. Santana.
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Two publications arising from this thesis are stored in ResearchOnline@JCU, at the time of processing. Please see the Related URLs. The publications are:

Chapter 2: Santana, Marina F.M., Kroon, Frederieke J., van Herwerden, Lynne, Vamvounis, George, and Motti, Cherie A. (2022) An assessment workflow to recover microplastics from complex biological matrices. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 179. 113676.

Chapter 4: Santana, Marina F.M., Dawson, Amanda L., Motti, Cherie, van Herwerden, Lynne, Lefevre, Carine, and Kroon, Frederieke (2021) Ingestion and depuration of microplastics by a planktivorous coral reef fish, Pomacentrus amboinensis. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 9. 641135.

Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2022 22:56
FoR Codes: 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4105 Pollution and contamination > 410599 Pollution and contamination not elsewhere classified @ 50%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3103 Ecology > 310305 Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology) @ 50%
SEO Codes: 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1805 Marine systems and management > 180505 Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition @ 100%
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