Call for Papers on Special Issue "Plastics in the Environment: Sources, Fate, Effects and Risks to Wildlife"
• 大类 : 环境科学与生态学 - 2区
• 小类 : 环境科学 - 2区
• 小类 : 毒理学 - 2区
Plastic pollution is now recognized as an emerging threat to wildlife in the marine environment, but the exposure, fate, transformations and biological effects of plastics is now a concern for all ecosystems. Notably, plastics have different chemistries and are weathered or degraded to particle sizes (and shapes) ranging from the millimeter to the nanoscale. The mechanistic effects of micron, and especially nanoparticulate forms of plastic are not well described, and the role of plastic particles as delivery vehicles for other bioaccumulative or toxic chemicals is unclear. There are potential threats to terrestrial and aquatic organisms, and the ecosystems services from them.
This special issue focusses on understanding the physical forms and chemistries of plastics in the environment, including seawater, freshwater, sediments and soils, and their fate in ecosystems. In addition, the mechanistic effects of plastics on biota are central to understanding the risks to wildlife. Bioaccumulation potential through food webs and mixtures toxicity with other substances are also a concern, as well as potential impacts on human health. Studies on analytical methods for measuring plastics in complex matrices including biota are also welcome.