CP31B:
Impacts of Microplastics on Marine Organisms and Ecosystem Health III

Session ID#: 93575

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:  Susanne M Brander, Oregon State University, Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Corvallis, OR, United States, Elise F Granek, Portland State University, Environmental Science & Management, Portland, OR, United States and Samantha N. Athey, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Primary Liaison:  Samantha N. Athey, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Moderators:  Elise F Granek, Portland State University, Environmental Science & Management, Portland, OR, United States and Susanne M Brander, Oregon State University, Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Corvallis, OR, United States
Student Paper Review Liaisons:  Elise F Granek, Portland State University, Environmental Science & Management, Portland, OR, United States and Susanne M Brander, Oregon State University, Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Corvallis, OR, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Sampling and QA/QC, or how many blanks do I need?: A guide for scientists investigating the occurrence of microplastics across matrices (647911)
Susanne M Brander1, Violet C Renick2, Melissa Foley3, Clare L Steele4, Mary Woo5, Amy Lusher6, Steve Carr7, Paul Helm8, Carolynn Box9, Sam Cherniak10, Robert C Andrews10 and Chelsea M Rochman11, (1)Oregon State University, Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)Orange County Sanitation District, Environmental Services Department, Fountain Valley, CA, United States, (3)San Francisco Estuary Institute, Richmond, CA, United States, (4)California State University Channel Islands, Environmental Science and Resource Management, Camarillo, CA, United States, (5)California State University Channel Islands, Environmental Science and Resource Management, CA, United States, (6)Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Oslo, Norway, (7)County Sanitation District of Los Angeles, San Jose Creek Water Quality Laboratory, Whittier, United States, (8)Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Etobicoke, ON, Canada, (9)5 Gyres, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (10)University of Toronto, Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering, Toronto, ON, Canada, (11)University of Toronto, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Toronto, ON, Canada
Accurate quantification and transport estimation of suspended atmospheric microplastics in megacities: Implications for human health (649268)
Daoji Li and Kai Liu, East China Normal University, State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, Shanghai, China
Microplastic particle impacts to the marine food web: Fish tissue analysis for the presence of plastic additives & persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and the extraction/identification of microplastics from the stomachs of freshwater and marine fish (656494)
William Robberson, United States, Anna-Marie Cook, US EPA, Region 9, San Francisco, CA, United States, Harry Allen, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9, San Francisco, CA, United States, Jeff Wagner, CA Dept of Public Health, Richmond, CA, United States, Sutapa Ghosal, California Department of Water Resources, Sacramento, CA, United States and Zhong-Min Wang, CA Dept. of Public Health, Richmond, CA, United States
Characterization of Microplastics at a Large Wastewater Treatment Plant (649447)
Velvet Park, California State University Fullerton, Environmental Studies, Fullerton, CA, United States, Phillip Gedalanga, California State University Fullerton, Department of Public Health, Fullerton, CA, United States and Violet C Renick, Orange County Sanitation District, Environmental Services Department, Fountain Valley, CA, United States
Encounter rates between forage fishes and marine microplastics in the Southern California Bight (656066)
Noelle Bowlin, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Fisheries Research Division, La Jolla, United States, Julia Chavarry, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, Biological Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, Kara L Lavender Law, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Andrew David Barton, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Section of Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, La Jolla, CA, United States, Mark D Ohman, University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States and Anela Choy, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, Integrative Oceanography Division, La Jolla, CA, United States
Plastics and microfibers in the environment (655665)
Sarah-Jeanne Royer, The Ocean Cleanup, Research Team, Rotterdam, Netherlands; University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, CA, United States and Dimitri D. Deheyn, University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, CA, United States
Polymer specific or core plastisphere? Using microscopy and DNA based analyses to assess microbial colonization of microplastics in the Caribbean Sea (654831)
Kassandra Dudek1, Bianca Nahir Cruz2, Beth Polidoro3 and Susanne Neuer2, (1)Arizona State University, School of Life Science, Tempe, AZ, United States, (2)Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States, (3)Arizona State University, School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, AZ, United States
Quantitative analysis of high commercial value Australian seafood for selected plastics (650361)
Francisca Ribeiro1,2, Elvis D Okoffo1, Stacey O'Brien1, Sarah Fraissinet-Tachet1, Jake W O'Brien1, Michael Gallen1, Sarit Kaserzon1, Jochen Mueller1, Tamara Galloway2 and Kevin Thomas1, (1)The University of Queensland, Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (2)University of Exeter, Department of Biosciences, Geoffrey Pope Building, Exeter, EX4 4QD, United Kingdom
Occurrences of Microplastics In Relation To Zooplankton Species Abundance In Lagos Lagoon (649724)
Olushola Abiodun, Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research, Biological Oceanography, Lagos, Nigeria, Fidelia Ijeoma Osuala, University of Lagos, Zoology, Akoka, Nigeria and Adebayo Akeem Otitoloju, University of Lagos, Zoology, Lagos, Nigeria
The Estrogenic Potentiality of Hydrophobic Organic Pollutants Contaminating Microplastics. (645936)
Martina Capriotti1,2, Paolo Cocci1, Luca Bracchetti1, Giovanni Caprioli3, Gilberto Mosconi4, Luana Quassinti3 and Francesco Alessandro Palermo1, (1)University of Camerino, School of Bioscience and Veterinary Medicine, San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy, (2)University of Connecticut, Department of Marine Sciences, Groton, CT, United States, (3)University of Camerino, School of Pharmaceutical Science and Health Products, Camerino, Italy, (4)University of Camerino, School of Bioscience and Veterinary Medicine, Camerino, Italy
Variability of microplastics in estuarine systems and consequences for organism studies (646594)
Jay Brandes, University of Georgia, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, Department of Marine Sciences, Savannah, GA, United States and Dorothea Sanders, University of Georgia, Marine Extension, Savannah, GA, United States