Microplastic abundance and biodiversity richness overlap: Identification of sensitive areas in the Western Ionian Sea

Marine Pollution Bulletin Volume: 177 Pages: 113550 ISSN: 0025-326X Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2022.113550 Authors:Matteo Galli, Paola Tepsich, Matteo Baini, Cristina Panti, Massimiliano Rosso, Ariadni Vafeiadou, Martha Pantelidou, Aurélie Moulins, Maria Cristina Fossi Abstract: Plastic pollution in the Mediterranean Sea has been widely reported, but … Read More


Maria Cristina Fossi (fossi@unisi.it) Cristina Panti (panti4@unisi.it) Matteo Baini (matteo.baini@unisi.it) Department of Physical, Earth and Environmental Sciences University of Siena Via Mattioli, 4 53100 Siena, Italy Phone: +39 0577 232258 E-mail: plasticbusters@unisi.it

Plastic Busters CAP

  The Plastic Busters CAP project, “Fostering knowledge transfer to tackle marine litter in the Mediterranean by integrating Ecosystem based Management (EbM) into Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)”, as its name indicates, is about capitalizing upon and effectively transferring the … Read More


  Life MUSCLES – MUssel Sustainable production (re)cyCLES – is a project funded by the EU programme Life which aims to reduce of the impact linked to the use of Polypropylene (PP) socks for mussel farming. Its main objective is … Read More


  EMME is a multidisciplinary project which aim is to broaden the current knowledge on drivers affecting the distribution pathways, fate, biological effects and ecological consequences of microplastics in the Mediterranean Sea.   WHAT DOES THE PROJECT CONSIST IN? To … Read More


The AdriCleanFish project, financed by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (MIPAAF) aims at investigating the problem of marine litter in the Adriatic Sea and its impact on the fishing production chain by intervening through awareness-raising actions and … Read More


COMMON (COastal Management and MOnitoring Network) is a project funded by the programme ENI CBC MED. Capitalising on the outcomes and findings of the Plastic Busters MPAs project and extending them to South Mediterranean countries, its aim is to tackle … Read More

Plastic Busters MPAs

    Plastic Busters MPAs is an Interreg MED funded project aiming to maintain biodiversity and preserve natural ecosystems in pelagic and coastal marine protected areas by consolidating Mediterranean efforts against marine litter.   WHAT DOES THE PROJECT CONSIST IN? … Read More

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