CP24C:
Impacts of Microplastics on Marine Organisms and Ecosystem Health IV Posters

Session ID#: 93320

Session Description:
Plastic pollution is ubiquitous in marine environments globally and presents an environmental challenge that extends throughout food webs, threatening organism and ecosystem health. Microplastic debris is of particular concern since ingestion of synthetic particles and fibers have been documented in a variety of marine species, including the smallest of zooplankton to the largest marine mammals in the sea.

Given that organisms inhabiting coastal ecosystems are subjected to many stressors, including variations in temperature and salinity related to global climate change and chemicals present in run-off or associated with plastics themselves; we must also consider that plastic debris represents one of a myriad of anthropogenic threats. Understanding the interactions that occur within (e.g. stress response) and between organisms (e.g. trophic transfer) at different levels of biological organization in an environmentally relevant context is critical to accurately measure and predict the impacts of plastic pollution, to assess risk, and to project species resilience in the Anthropocene.

Presentations addressing these challenges in marine and estuarine organisms across taxa are welcome. The session will highlight both field and laboratory research investigating microplastic exposure in the field or laboratory and may also be considered in the context of conditions induced by global climate change, such as ocean acidification, hypoxia, increased temperature, varied salinity, or species interactions. Studies can address responses at the molecular (e.g. gene expression), organism (e.g. reproduction), or population scale.

Co-Sponsor(s):
  • ME - Marine Ecology and Biodiversity
  • OC - Ocean Change: Acidification and Hypoxia
Index Terms:

1635 Oceans [GLOBAL CHANGE]
4217 Coastal processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4235 Estuarine processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4251 Marine pollution [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
Primary Chair:  Dorothy Ann Horn, Portland State University, Portland, OR, United States
Co-chairs:  Samantha N. Athey, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, Susanne M Brander, Oregon State University, Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Corvallis, OR, United States and Elise F Granek, Portland State University, Environmental Science & Management, Portland, OR, United States
Primary Liaison:  Samantha N. Athey, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Moderators:  Dorothy Ann Horn, Portland State University, Portland, OR, United States and Samantha N. Athey, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Chemistry and Biochemisty, Wilminton, NC, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Susanne M Brander, Oregon State University, Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Corvallis, OR, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

 
Source And Fate Of Microplastics Fibers In The Ocean - A Case Of Study In Newtown Creek And Flushing Bay (634961)
Mariela Carrera, Rutgers University, New Jersey, NJ, United States, Emmerline Ragoonath-De Mattos, Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States, Joaquim I Goes, Lamont Doherty Earth Obs, Palisades, NY, United States and Beizhan Yan, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States
 
Marine Litter Management Education Through Computer Applications and Ocean Observations (638825)
Vrushali C, MKSSS's Cummins College of Engineering For Women, Pune,India, Information Technology, Pune, India
 
Microplastics in Drinking Water in Qingdao, China (638982)
Neal Xiangyu Ding, Organization Not Listed, Qingdao, China, Min Zhang, Ocean University of China, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Qingdao, 266100, Qingdao, China, Jinfeng Ding, First Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources, Qingdao, 266061, Key Lab of Marine Bioactive Substances, China, Fenghua Jiang, First Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, Qingdao, China and Jingxi Li, First Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources, Qingdao, 266061, Key Lab of Marine Bioactive Substances, Qingdao, China
 
Investigating the Presence and Trophic Transfer of Microplastics in Ex- and In-Situ North American Otters Through Diet and Scat Analysis (639345)
Jennifer E Van Brocklin1, Susanne M Brander2, Shawn Larson3, Taal Levi4 and Nicole Duplaix1, (1)Oregon State University, Fisheries and Wildlife, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)Oregon State University, Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Corvallis, OR, United States, (3)The Seattle Aquarium, Life Sciences, Seattle, United States, (4)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States
 
Temporal variation of microplastics occurrence in river water discharged to coastal region (645158)
Seung-Kyu Kim, Incheon National University, Department of Marine Science, Incheon, South Korea and Hee-Jee Lee, Incheon National University, Department Marine Science, Incheon, South Korea
 
Microplastic Exposure Pathways in Estuarine Teleost Fishes with Different Feeding Strategies: Importance of What, Where and How you Eat (646095)
Gorka Sancho, College of Charleston, Department of Biology - Grice Marine Laboratory, Charleston, SC, United States, Brittney W Parker, College of Charleston, MES Program, Charleston, SC, United States, Brianna Ingram, College of Charleston, Department of Biology, Charleston, SC, United States, Joseph C Ballenger, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division, Charleston, SC, United States and B Beckingham, College of Charleston, Geology and Environmental Geosciences, Charleston, SC, United States
 
Infiltrating the food web: the role of zooplankton in providing an entry point for microplastics through trophic levels (648317)
Jessica Walden, United States, Katherine Mackey, University of California Irvine, Department of Earth System Science, Irvine, CA, United States and Diana Navarro, University of California, Irvine, Earth System Science, United States
 
Quantification and identification of microplastics in James River and York River, two tributaries of Chesapeake Bay (648410)
Cristobal YaƱez, United States, Samantha Fortin, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, United States and Bongkeun Song, UNCW, Wilmington, NC, United States
 
Microplastics in the digestive systems of groundfish in the Monterey Bay (653227)
Allison Lorentz, Christian Reilly and Lisa Marrack, Santa Catalina School, Marine Ecology Research Program, Monterey, CA, United States
 
Examining the trophic transfer of plastic-related pollutants to the endangered Hawaiian monk seal in the Northwestern Hawaiian Island marine ecosystem (654938)
Tamara Russell, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, United States, Harry Allen, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9, San Francisco, CA, United States, Anna-Marie Cook, US EPA, Region 9, San Francisco, CA, United States, William Robberson, Miami, FL, United States and Anela Choy, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, Integrative Oceanography Division, La Jolla, CA, United States
 
The Examination of Microplastic Consumption by Zooplankton Collected in an Urban Estuary and a Pristine Antarctic Coastal System: Approaches, Challenges, and Outcomes (655628)
Kasey Walsh1, Grace Saba2, Robert J Chant2, Georgia Arbuckle-Keil3, Karli Sipps3 and Nicole Fahrenfeld4, (1)Rutgers University, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, United States, (2)Rutgers University, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, (3)Rutgers University, Department of Chemistry, Camden, NJ, United States, (4)Rutgers University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, New Brunswick, NJ, United States
 
Using a Metabarcoding Approach to Evaluate the Impacts of Nanoplastic Particles on Benthic Meiofauna Communities (657305)
Marissa Giroux1, Troy Langknecht2, Robert M Burgess3 and Kay Ho3, (1)Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, at US EPA, Atlantic Coastal Environmental Sciences Division, Narragansett, RI, United States, (2)Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, at US EPA, Atlantic Ecology Division, Narragansett, RI, United States, (3)US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Atlantic Ecology Division, Narragansett, RI, United States