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Sea Education Association Research

"Microplastic abundance and distribution" Papers and Publications


Kukulka, T., K. L. Law* and G. Proskurowski*, 2016. Evidence for the influence of surface heat fluxes on turbulent mixing of microplastic marine debris. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 46, 809-815.

doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-15-0242.1

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Microplastic abundance and distribution, Peer-reviewed publications


van Sebille, E., C. Wilcox, L. Lebreton, N. Maximenko, B. D. Hardesty, J. A. van Franeker, M. Eriksen, D. Siegel, F. Galgani and K. L. Law*, 2015.  A global inventory of small floating plastic debris.  Environ. Res. Lett. 10, 124006.

doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/10/12/124006

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Microplastic abundance and distribution, Peer-reviewed publications


Law, K. L.*, S. E. Moret-Ferguson^, E. R. Zettler*, E. DeForce, and G. Proskurowski*, 2014. A Synoptic Look at Eastern Pacific Microplastic Debris: 11 Years of Consistent Monitoring.  Ocean Sciences meeting, Honolulu, HI.

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Microplastic abundance and distribution, Presentations


Van Franeker, J. A. and K. L. Law*, 2015. Seabirds, gyres and global trends in plastic pollution. Environ. Poll. 203, 89-96.

doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2015.02.034

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Microplastic abundance and distribution, Peer-reviewed publications


Bute, A., M. Lebrec and K. Perkins, 2014. The Spatial Distribution of Micro- and Macroplastics in New Zealand Waters. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-256, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Microplastic abundance and distribution, Selected student research


Seely, J. and I. Han, 2014. Macro- and Microplastics Distribution in the Western Mediterranean and Eastern North Atlantic. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-255, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Microplastic abundance and distribution, Selected student research


Law, K. L.*, S. Moret-Ferguson^, D. Goodwin*, E. Zettler*, E. DeForce, T. Kukulka, and G. Proskurowski*, 2014. Distribution of surface plastic debris in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean from an 11-year data set. Environ. Sci. Technol. 48, 4732-4738.

doi: 10.1021/es4053076

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Microplastic abundance and distribution, Peer-reviewed publications


DeLuna, S., 2013. Methods for Determining the Concentration of Monofilament Line Fragments in the Surface Waters of the North Atlantic and the Potential Impacts on Zooplankton. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-249, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Microplastic abundance and distribution, Selected student research


Slattery, B., T. Mullen and C. Wine, 2012. Pelagic Microcommunities Living On Floating Debris in the North Pacific Ocean. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-242, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Microplastic abundance and distribution, Selected student research


Moret-Ferguson, S.^, K. L. Law*, G. Proskurowski*, E. K. Murphy, E. Peacock and C. M. Reddy, 2010. The size, mass, and composition of plastic debris in the western North Atlantic Ocean. Mar. Poll. Bull. 60, 1873-1878.

doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2010.07.020

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Microplastic abundance and distribution, Peer-reviewed publications


Law, K. L.*, S. Moret-Ferguson^, N. A. Maximenko, G. Proskurowski*, E. E. Peacock, J. Hafner and C. M. Reddy, 2010. Plastic accumulation in the North Atlantic subtropical gyre. Science 329, 1185-1188.

doi: 10.1126/science.1192321

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Microplastic abundance and distribution, Peer-reviewed publications


Wilber*, R. J., 1987. Plastic in the North Atlantic. Oceanus 30, 61-68.

Research themes and publication type: Ocean Plastics and Marine Pollution, Microplastic abundance and distribution, Other


* SEA faculty and staff
^ SEA Semester alumnus