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dc.contributor.authorKostelny, Reed
dc.contributor.authorWellnitz, Todd A.
dc.descriptionColor poster with text, images, charts, photographs, and graphs.en_US
dc.description.abstractMicroplastics are plastic particles < 5 mm that are known to have detrimental effects on the natural environment. Microplastics have been extensively studied at locations of high human impact, but their abundance and distribution in wilderness areas remains largely unknown. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) is the most visited wilderness area in the United States, and we predicted its lakes would be contaminated with microplastics in proportion to their use by recreational canoeists.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipDuxbury Biology Faculty Success Fund; University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire Office of Research and Sponsored Programsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUSGZE AS589;
dc.subjectMicroplastic pollutionen_US
dc.subjectBoundary Waters Canoe Area (Minn.)en_US
dc.subjectWater samplingen_US
dc.subjectDepartment of Biologyen_US
dc.titleIs it Raining Plastic? Microplastics in Lakes of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness : Tracing the Sources of Microplastics Pollutionen_US

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