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Impact of Plastics on Marine Wildlife

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Lavers, JL, Impact of Plastics on Marine Wildlife, 2021 Launceston Lecture Series: The Royal Society of Tasmania public lecture, 23 May, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (2021) [Keynote Presentation]


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Abstract

Plastic has only been mass produced since approximately the 1950s, yet debris is now ubiquitous in aquatic and terrestrial environments, from the Arctic to the Antarctic and from the top of Mount Everest to the bottom of the Marianas Trench. Remarkably, our understanding of the impact all this debris is having on species, habitats, and the ecosystem as a whole is poorly understood. Much of what we do know has been documented for seabirds and remote islands.

Item Details

Item Type:Keynote Presentation
Keywords:marine debris, plastic pollution, remote island, seabird monitoring
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Marine systems and management
Objective Field:Marine biodiversity
UTAS Author:Lavers, JL (Dr Jennifer Lavers)
ID Code:145938
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2021-08-12
Last Modified:2021-08-16
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