We are a group of international seabird researchers collaborating on research regarding seabird plastic ingestion. We represent world experts on the issue from several regions of the globe. We are members of at least 3 WSU member organizations, and in 2018 established a Special Committee under the umbrella of the World Seabird Union. To find out who we are, visit our Plastics Working Group Members page.
This working group was established to foster a community of practice for researchers studying plastic pollution and seabirds. This is not exclusive to plastic ingestion, although that is the primary focus of the work currently underway.
Our aims are
Keywords: standardisation, knowledge sharing, public awareness, plastic pollution, plastic ingestion, horizon scanning
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Provencher, J. Bond, A., Avery-Gomm, S., Borrelle, S., Bravo Rebolledo, E., Hammer, S., Kühn, S., Lavers, J., Mallory, M., Trevail, A., and van Franeker, J. 2017. Quantifying ingested debris in marine megafauna: a review and recommendations for standardization. Analytical Methods 9: 1454–1469