Microplastics - a review of existing knowledge

CEH ecotoxicologist, Alice Horton, delivered a lecture entitled ‘Microplastics – what we know?’ at the CIWEM Priority Substances and Micro-Pollutants in London on September 14, 2017.

In this recording, Alice provides a primer on microplastics, then reviews existing knowledge regarding the key sources of microplastics through to environmental fate and associated ecological and human health impacts. She also provides a background to UK policy.

Mapping Knotweed risk using citizen science

Japanese Knotweed is considered a nuisance plant, damaging buildings and other manmade structures. Recent changes to the process of buying and selling property mean that more and more people are having to consider whether this plant is present on, or near to, their building. The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) has recently been involved in a project to produce Knotweed risk ratings for all British postcodes. Read on as Dr Oliver Pescott reveals more!


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