This webinar provides novel insights into the fate and ecotoxicological effects of emerging contaminants in marine ecosystems. Our speaker first focuses on microplastics and highlights an investigation of a large selection of biological models, including species of different trophic levels and life stages.
Included in the discussion is an examination of how local activities and hydrographic characteristics might influence microplastic ingestion, the cellular and physiological effects these particles can exert and various protocols for the extraction and quantification of micro- and nanoparticles.
A second emerging contaminant of concern discussed by our speaker is human pharmaceuticals within marine environments. Due to their widespread use and their often-limited removal by wastewater treatment processes, these chemical compounds are ubiquitous in aquatic ecosystems and frequently accumulate in tissues of non-target species.