Autor: Coombes C., Foster L., Galloway T., Godley B., Lindeque P., Nelms S., Witt M.
Klíčová slova: Beach clean, Citizen science, Marine anthropogenic litter, Plastic pollution, Spatial pattern, Temporal trend
Název titulu / periodika: Science of The Total Environment
Rok vydání: 2017
Growing evidence suggests that anthropogenic litter, particularly plastic, represents a highly pervasive and persistent threat to global marine ecosystems. Multinational research is progressing to characterise its sources, distribution and abundance so that interventions aimed at reducing future inputs and clearing extant litter can be developed. Citizen science projects, whereby members of the public gather information, offer a low-cost method of collecting large volumes of data with considerable temporal and spatial coverage. Furthermore, such projects raise…