Incorporating citizen science to study plastics in the environment

  title={Incorporating citizen science to study plastics in the environment},
  author={Erik R. Zettler and Hideshige Takada and Brian D. Monteleone and Nicholas J. Mallos and Marcus Eriksen and Linda A. Amaral-Zettler},
  journal={Analytical Methods},
Plastic marine debris is a global problem, but due to its widespread and patchy distribution, gathering sufficient samples for scientific research is challenging with limited ship time and human resources. Taking advantage of public interest in the impact of plastic on the marine environment, successful Citizen Science (CS) programs incorporate members of the public to provide repeated sampling for time series as well as synoptic collections over wide geographic regions. A key challenge with… 

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