Microplastic pollution

In collaboration with Dr. Anthony Ricciardi and Suncica Avlijas, McGill University, and Dr. Anouk Simard, Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs, I surveyed ten sites–spanning 350km–in the St. Lawrence River for microplastic pollution in the sediment. Our findings showed that microplastic pollution is ubiquitous in the St. Lawrence River which may have important implications for benthic-dwelling and benthic-feeding organisms. Our study was published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.

Microplastic beads Photo credit: Guy L'Heureux
Microplastic beads
Photo credit: Guy L’Heureux

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