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Marine Anthropogenic Litter


ISBN: 978-3-319-16509-7 (Print) 978-3-319-16510-3 (Online)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-25

    A Brief History of Marine Litter Research

  3. Abiotic Aspects of Marine Litter Pollution

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 27-27

    2. Chapter

      Pages 29-56

      Global Distribution, Composition and Abundance of Marine Litter

    3. Chapter

      Pages 57-72

      Persistence of Plastic Litter in the Oceans

  4. Biological Implications of Marine Litter

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 73-73

    2. Chapter

      Pages 75-116

      Deleterious Effects of Litter on Marine Life

    3. Chapter

      Pages 117-140

      The Complex Mixture, Fate and Toxicity of Chemicals Associated with Plastic Debris in the Marine Environment

    4. Chapter

      Pages 141-181

      Marine Litter as Habitat and Dispersal Vector

  5. Microplastics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 183-183

    2. Chapter

      Pages 185-200

      Microplastics in the Marine Environment: Sources, Consequences and Solutions

    3. Chapter

      Pages 201-227

      Methodology Used for the Detection and Identification of Microplastics—A Critical Appraisal

    4. Chapter

      Pages 229-244

      Sources and Pathways of Microplastics to Habitats

    5. Chapter

      Pages 245-307

      Microplastics in the Marine Environment: Distribution, Interactions and Effects

    6. Chapter

      Pages 309-324

      Modeling the Role of Microplastics in Bioaccumulation of Organic Chemicals to Marine Aquatic Organisms. A Critical Review

    7. Chapter

      Pages 325-340

      Nanoplastics in the Aquatic Environment. Critical Review

  6. Socio-economic Implications of Marine Anthropogenic Litter

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 341-341

    2. Chapter

      Pages 343-366

      Micro- and Nano-plastics and Human Health

    3. Chapter

      Pages 367-394

      The Economics of Marine Litter

    4. Chapter

      Pages 395-428

      Regulation and Management of Marine Litter

    5. Chapter

      Pages 429-447

      The Contribution of Citizen Scientists to the Monitoring of Marine Litter