Anthropogenic pollution of the environment - microplastics and other pollutants

"Microplastics" - small plastic particles (< 5 mm) - can be found nowadays in almost all rivers, lakes and oceans. They are either an intermediate product of plastic manufacturing, are used as granulates in cleaning and personal care products, or they arise from the decomposition of larger plastic particles in the environment. We are examining the origin and spreading of microplastics in domestic rivers as well as studying the effects on local fauna.

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Merkblätter und Massnahmen zur Eindämmung der invaliden Schwarzmeergrundeln.

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