• Anthropogenically impacted lake catchments in Denmark reveal low microplastic pollution 

      Kallenbach, Emilie; Friberg, Nikolai; Lusher, Amy; Jacobsen, Dean; Hurley, Rachel (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Microplastics have been detected in lake environments globally, including in remote regions. Agricultural and populated areas are known to congregate several inputs and release pathways for microplastic. This study ...
    • Chitinase digestion for the analysis of microplastics in chitinaceous organisms using the terrestrial isopod Oniscus asellus L. as a model organism 

      Kallenbach, Emilie; Hurley, Rachel; Lusher, Amy; Friberg, Nikolai (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Chitinaceous organisms have been found to ingest microplastic; however, a standardised, validated, and time- and cost-efficient method for dissolving these organisms without affecting microplastic particles is still required. ...
    • An ecosystem-scale litter and microplastics monitoring plan under the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) 

      Provencher, Jennifer; Kögel, Tanja; Lusher, Amy; Vorkamp, Katrin; Gomiero, Alessio; Peeken, Ilka; Granberg, Maria; Hammer, Sjúrður; Baak, Julia; Larsen, Jan Rene; Farmen, Eivind (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Lack of knowledge on levels and trends of litter and microplastics in the Arctic, is limiting our understanding of the sources, transport, fate, and effects is hampering global activities aimed at reducing litter and ...
    • Microplastic variability in subsurface water from the Arctic to Antarctica 

      Pakhomova, Svetlana; Berezina, Anfisa; Lusher, Amy; Zhdanov, Igor; Silvestrova, Ksenia; Zavialov, Peter; van Bavel, Bert; Yakushev, Evgeniy (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Comparative investigations of microplastic (MP) occurrence in the global ocean are often hampered by the application of different methods. In this study, the same sampling and analytical approach was applied during five ...
    • Moving forward in microplastic research: A Norwegian perspective 

      Lusher, Amy; Hurley, Rachel; Arp, Hans Peter H; Booth, Andy; Bråte, Inger Lise Nerland; Gabrielsen, Geir W.; Gomiero, Alessio; Gomes, Tania; Grøsvik, Bjørn Einar; Green, Norman; Haave, Marte; Hallanger, Ingeborg G.; Halsband, Claudia; Herzke, Dorte; Joner, Erik J; Kögel, Tanja; Rakkestad, Kirsten; Ranneklev, Sissel Brit; Wagner, Martin; Olsen, Marianne (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Given the increasing attention on the occurrence of microplastics in the environment, and the potential envi-ronmental threats they pose, there is a need for researchers to move quickly from basic understanding to applied ...
    • The power of multi-matrix monitoring in the Pan-Arctic region: plastics in water and sediment 

      Martin, Jake; Granberg, Maria; Provencher, Jennifer F.; Liborion, Max; Pijogge, Liz; Magnusson, Kerstin; Hallanger, Ingeborg G.; Bergmann, Melanie; Aliani, Stefano; Gomiero, Alessio; Grøsvik, Bjørn Einar; Vermaire, Jesse; Primpke, Sebastian; Lusher, Amy (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Litter and microplastic assessments are being carried out worldwide. Arctic ecosystems are no exception and plastic pollution is high on the Arctic Council's agenda. Water and sediment have been identified as two of the ...
    • Quantitative assessment of visual microscopy as a tool for microplastic research: Recommendations for improving methods and reporting 

      Kotar, Syd; McNeish, Rae; Murphy-Hagan, Clare; Renick, Violet; Lee, Chih-Fen T.; Steele, Clare; Lusher, Amy; Moore, Charles; Minor, Elisabeth; Schroeder, Joseph; Helm, Paul; Rickabaugh, Keith; De Frond, Hannah; Gesulga, Kristine; Lao, Wenjian; Munno, Keenan; Hampton, Leah M. Thornton; Weisberg, Stephen B.; Wong, Charles S.; Amarpuri, Gaurav; Andrews, Robert C.; Barnett, Steven M.; Christiansen, Silke; Cowger, Win; Crampond, Kévin; Du, Fangni; Gray, Andrew B.; Hankett, Jeanne; Ho, Kay; Jaeger, Julia; Lilley, Claire; Mai, Lei; Mina, Odette; Lee, Eunah; Primpke, Sebastian; Singh, Samiksha; Skovly, Joakim; Slifko, Theresa; Sukumaran, Suja; van Bavel, Bert; Van Brocklin, Jennifer; Vollnhals, Florian; Wu, Chenxi; Rochman, Chelsea M. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Microscopy is often the first step in microplastic analysis and is generally followed by spectroscopy to confirm material type. The value of microscopy lies in its ability to provide count, size, color, and morphological ...