Determining global distribution of microplastics by combining citizen science and in‐depth case studies

  title={Determining global distribution of microplastics by combining citizen science and in‐depth case studies},
  author={Thijs Bosker and Paul Behrens and Martina G. Vijver},
  journal={Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management},
Microplastics (<5 mm) are contaminants of emerging global concern. They have received considerable attention in scientific research, resulting in an increased awareness of the issue among politicians and the general public. However, there has been significant variation in sampling and extraction procedures used to quantify microplastics levels. The difference in extraction procedures can especially impact study outcomes, making it difficult, and sometimes impossible, to directly compare results… 

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