Modeling decreased resilience of shallow lake ecosystems towards eutrophication due to microplastic ingestion across the food web.

@article{Kong2019ModelingDR,
  title={Modeling decreased resilience of shallow lake ecosystems towards eutrophication due to microplastic ingestion across the food web.},
  author={Xiangzhen Kong and Albert A. Koelmans},
  journal={Environmental science \& technology},
  year={2019}
}
The discovery of microplastic (MP) being present in freshwaters has stimulated research on the impacts of MP on freshwater organisms. To date, research has focused on primary effects, leaving questions with respect to secondary effects at the level of freshwater food webs, unanswered. Here, we use a theoretical modeling approach to investigate the hypothesis that MP impose negative impacts on the level of freshwater shallow lake food webs. We find that increasing MP levels have the potential to… 
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