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Breaking the wall of ocean pollution: how marine ecology reveals the collapse of an ecosystem

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Lavers, JL, Breaking the wall of ocean pollution: how marine ecology reveals the collapse of an ecosystem, The International Conference on Future Breakthroughs in Science and Society, 08-09 November, Berlin (2017) [Keynote Presentation]


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Abstract

Jennifer Lavers, a research scientist at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania, studies the shocking effects of plastic pollution on ocean ecosystems, in particular seabird populations. Her 2017 reports on extraordinary pollution levels found on a remote and uninhabited island deep in the Pacific Ocean listed as UNESCO World Heritage, has served as a global wake-up call on the alarming state of our oceans. Based on her outstanding field research and equipped with haunting examples of wildlife destruction by human hand, Jennifer advocates for urgent action by governments, companies and individuals in order to avoid a complete and irreversible collapse of the world’s oceans.

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Item Type:Keynote Presentation
Keywords:marine debris, plastic pollution, seabird ecology
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental Science and Management
Research Field:Conservation and Biodiversity
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Author:Lavers, JL (Dr Jennifer Lavers)
ID Code:122559
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Centre for Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2017-11-17
Last Modified:2017-11-20
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