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dc.contributor.authorProvencher, JF
dc.contributor.authorBorrelle, SB
dc.contributor.authorBond, AL
dc.contributor.authorLavers, JL
dc.contributor.authorvan Franeker, JA
dc.contributor.authorKühn, S
dc.contributor.authorHammer, S
dc.contributor.authorAvery-Gomm, S
dc.contributor.authorMallory, ML
dc.identifier.citationProvencher JF, Borrelle SB, Bond AL, Lavers JL, van Franeker JA, Kühn S, Hammer S, Avery-Gomm S, and Mallory ML. 2019. Recommended best practices for plastic and litter ingestion studies in marine birds: Collection, processing, and reporting. FACETS 4: 111–130. doi:10.1139/facets-2018-0043en_US
dc.descriptiondoi: 10.1139/facets-2018-0043en_US
dc.description.abstractMarine plastic pollution is an environmental contaminant of significant concern. There is a lack of consistency in sample collection and processing that continues to impede meta-analyses and largescale comparisons across time and space. This is true for most taxa, including seabirds, which are the most studied megafauna group with regards to plastic ingestion research. Consequently, it is difficult to evaluate the impacts and extent of plastic contamination in seabirds fully and accurately, and to make inferences about species for which we have little or no data. We provide a synthesized set of recommendations specific for seabirds and plastic ingestion studies that include best practices in relation to sample collection, processing, and reporting, as well as highlighting some “cross-cutting” methods. We include guidance for how carcasses, regurgitations, and pellets should be handled and treated to prevent cross-contamination, and a discussion of what size class of microplastics can be assessed in each sample type. Although we focus on marine bird samples, we also include standardized techniques to remove sediment and biological material that are generalizable to other taxa. Lastly, metrics and data presentation of ingested plastics are briefly reviewed in the context of seabird studies.en_US
dc.publisherCanadian Science Publishingen_US
dc.titleRecommended best practices for plastic and litter ingestion studies in marine birds: Collection, processing, and reportingen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.startpage111 - 130en_US
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elements.import.authorProvencher, JFen_US
elements.import.authorBorrelle, SBen_US
elements.import.authorBond, ALen_US
elements.import.authorLavers, JLen_US
elements.import.authorvan Franeker, JAen_US
elements.import.authorKühn, Sen_US
elements.import.authorHammer, Sen_US
elements.import.authorAvery-Gomm, Sen_US
elements.import.authorMallory, MLen_US
dc.description.nhmCopyright: © 2019 Provencher et al. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited. The attached file is the published pdf.en_US
dc.subject.nhmdiet analysisen_US
dc.subject.nhmmarine debrisen_US
dc.subject.nhmmethod standardizationen_US
dc.subject.nhmplastic debrisen_US
dc.subject.nhmplastic ingestionen_US

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