The ecological impacts of marine debris: unraveling the demonstrated evidence from what is perceived.

@article{Rochman2016TheEI,
  title={The ecological impacts of marine debris: unraveling the demonstrated evidence from what is perceived.},
  author={Chelsea M Rochman and Michael A.E. Browne and Antony J. Underwood and Jan A van Franeker and Richard Craig Thompson and Linda A Amaral-Zettler},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2016},
  volume={97 2},
  pages={
          302-12
        }
}
Anthropogenic debris contaminates marine habitats globally, leading to several perceived ecological impacts. Here, we critically and systematically review the literature regarding impacts of debris from several scientific fields to understand the weight of evidence regarding the ecological impacts of marine debris. We quantified perceived and demonstrated impacts across several levels of biological organization that make up the ecosystem and found 366 perceived threats of debris across all… CONTINUE READING

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