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dc.contributor.authorMay, David
dc.contributor.authorWellnitz, Todd A.
dc.descriptionColor poster with text, charts, photographs, and graphs.en_US
dc.description.abstractMicroplastics (MPs) are fragments of any type of plastic < 5 mm in size. Studies have looked at the environmental impact of MPs in marine and freshwater ecosystems, but no study has examined MPs within aquatic biofilms, adherent microbial communities comprised of algae, bacteria, and fungi, that may entrap environmental contaminants such as MPs. My study addressed two questions: 1) How abundant are biofilm MPs in lakes of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) as compared to more human-impacted lakes in Eau Claire County (EC), Wisconsin? 2) Within the BWCAW itself, how abundant are biofilm MPs near human-impacted campsites compared to non-impacted control sites?en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipDuxbury-Biology Science 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.subjectEau Claire County (Wis.)en_US
dc.subjectDepartment of Biologyen_US
dc.titleMicroplastic Abundance in Freshwater Biofilms : Human-Impact Effectsen_US

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