PerspectiveEcology

Microplastic in terrestrial ecosystems

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Science  26 Jun 2020:
Vol. 368, Issue 6498, pp. 1430-1431
DOI: 10.1126/science.abb5979

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  • Microplastic fluxes and associated ecosystem feedbacks

    Deposition and accumulation of microplastics can affect soil properties, with consequences for process rates and net primary production (NPP), causing feedbacks to the atmosphere, including greenhouse gases (GHGs). So far, nanoplastic has unknown consequences for this system.

    GRAPHIC: A. KITTERMAN/SCIENCE FROM M. C. RILLIG AND A. LEHMANN

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