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Amy Lorraine Lusher

Associate Professor
  • E-mailamy.lusher@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Thormøhlens gate 53 A/B
    5006 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

Dr Lusher's research focuses on the field of marine pollution and microplastics. Currently, her research focuses on the distribution, interactions and potential effects of microplastics in the marine environment. She has been involved in many projects developing sampling methods for environmental monitoring and understanding the impact of plastic pollution on ecosystems and biota. She has authored and co-authored numerous influential peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, conference proceedings and research reports as well as contributed towards several international technical reports. She has been involved in the development of numerous methods for the identification of microplastics from different environmental matrices including sediments, water column and biota. She was leading contributor to a Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) workshop focusing on microplastics in fisheries and aquaculture. Dr Lusher contributes actively to international working expert groups  including OSPAR indicators, AMAP WGML and formally GESAMP (Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection) Group 40: Microplastics in the Marine Environment in 2015 -2019, where she focuses(d) on microplastic distribution and the ecological consequences of exposure of biota to microplastics. Dr Lusher is currently involved in several international working groups in America, Japan and Norway. She has been sitting on the steering committee of the SETAC Interest Group on Microplastics since its initiation in 2018. 

Textbook
  • Show author(s) (2021). Microplastics in the Ocean and Seafood: Implications for Food Security. Nature Publishing Group.
Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2023). Generating environmental sampling and testing data for micro- and nanoplastics for use in life cycle impact assessment . Science of the Total Environment.
  • Show author(s) (2022). The power of multi-matrix monitoring in the Pan-Arctic region: plastics in water and sediment. Arctic Science. 19 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Quantitative assessment of visual microscopy as a tool for microplastic research: Recommendations for improving methods and reporting. Chemosphere. 1-9.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Monitoring of microplastic pollution in the Arctic: Recent developments in polymer identification, quality assurance and control (QA/QC), and data reporting. Arctic Science.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Monitoring litter and microplastics in Arctic mammals and bird. Arctic Science. 41 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Microplastic variability in subsurface water from the Arctic to Antarctica. Environmental Pollution (1987). 12 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Generating environmental sampling and testing data for micro- and nanoplastics for use in life cycle impact assessment . Science of the Total Environment. 13 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Future monitoring of litter and microplastics in the Arctic – challenges, opportunities and strategies. Arctic Science.
  • Show author(s) (2022). First Documented Uses of Caves along the Coast of Albania by Mediterranean Monk Seals (Monachus monachus, Hermann 1779): Ecological and Conservation Inferences. Animals. 14 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Current efforts on microplastic monitoring in Arctic fish and how to proceed. Arctic Science.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Current State of Microplastic Pollution Research Data: Trends in Availability and Sources of Open Data. Frontiers in Environmental Science. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Anthropogenically impacted lake catchments in Denmark reveal low microplastic pollution. Environmental science and pollution research international. 47726-47739.
  • Show author(s) (2022). An ecosystem-scale litter and microplastics monitoring plan under the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP). Arctic Science. 15 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Understanding the occurrence and fate of microplastics in coastal Arctic ecosystems: The case of surface waters, sediments and walrus (Odobenus rosmarus). Science of the Total Environment. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2021). The plight of camels eating plastic waste. Journal of Arid Environments. 6 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Microplastics distribution in the Eurasian Arctic is affected by Atlantic waters and Siberian rivers. Communications Earth & Environment. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Chitinase digestion for the analysis of microplastics in chitinaceous organisms using the terrestrial isopod Oniscus asellus L. as a model organism. Science of the Total Environment. 12 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Bypass of Booming Inputs of Urban and Sludge-Derived Microplastics in a Large Nordic Lake. Environmental Science and Technology. 7949-7958.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Accumulation and distribution of microplastics in coastal sediments from the inner Oslofjord, Norway. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 11 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2021). A multilevel dataset of microplastic abundance in the world’s upper ocean and the Laurentian Great Lakes. Microplastics and Nanoplastics. 14 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Sampling and Quality Assurance and Quality Control: A Guide for Scientists Investigating the Occurrence of Microplastics Across Matrices . Applied Spectroscopy. 1099-1125.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Reporting Guidelines to Increase the Reproducibility and Comparability of Research on Microplastics . Applied Spectroscopy. 1066-1077.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Proceed with caution: The need to raise the publication bar for microplastics research. Science of the Total Environment. 7 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Is It or Isn’t It: The Importance of Visual Classification in Microplastic Characterization. Applied Spectroscopy. 1139-1153.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Investigating microsized anthropogenic particles in Norwegian fjords using opportunistic nondisruptive sampling. Anthropocene Coasts. 76-85.
  • Show author(s) (2020). A Horizon Scan of research priorities to inform policies aimed at reducing the harm of plastic pollution to biota. Science of the Total Environment. 11 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Using mussel as a global bioindicator of coastal microplastic pollution. Environmental Pollution (1987). 522-533.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Tools and constraints in monitoring interactions between marine litter and megafauna: Insights from case studies around the world. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 147-160.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Microplastics in grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) intestines: Are they associated with parasite aggregations? Marine Pollution Bulletin. 349-354.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Marine litter: One of the major threats for marine mammals. Outcomes from the European Cetacean Society workshop. Environmental Pollution (1987). 72-79.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Joint effort among research infrastructures to quantify the impact of plastic debris in the ocean. Environmental Research Letters. 7 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Are We Speaking the Same Language? Recommendations for a Definition and Categorization Framework for Plastic Debris. Environmental Science and Technology. 1039-1047.
  • Show author(s) (2019). An interlaboratory comparison exercise for the determination of microplastics in standard sample bottles. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 831-837.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Validation of a Method for Extracting Microplastics from Complex, Organic-Rich, Environmental Matrices. Environmental Science and Technology. 7409-7417.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Mytilus spp. as sentinels for monitoring microplastic pollution in Norwegian coastal waters: A qualitative and quantitative study. Environmental Pollution (1987). 383-393.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Microplastic Extraction from Marine Vertebrate Digestive Tracts, Regurgitates and Scats: A Protocol for Researchers from All Experience Levels. Bio-protocol. 9 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Incidence of marine debris in cetaceans stranded and bycaught in Ireland: Recent findings and a review of historical knowledge. Environmental Pollution (1987). 467-476.
  • Show author(s) (2017). The deposition and accumulation of microplastics in marine sediments and bottom water from the Irish continental shelf. Scientific Reports. 10772.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Opinion: Why we need an international agreement on marine plastic pollution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 9994-9997.
  • Show author(s) (2017). New information on the diet of True's beaked whale (Mesoplodon mirus, Gray 1850), with insights into foraging ecology on mesopelagic prey. Marine mammal science. 1245-1254.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Impacts of changing ocean circulation on the distribution of marine microplastic litter. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management. 483-487.
  • Show author(s) (2017). A rare stranding of a female killer whale (Orcinus orca) on the south coast of Ireland. The Irish Naturalist's Journal. 149-150.
Report
  • Show author(s) (2021). Sea-based sources of microplastics to the Norwegian marine environment. 7568. 7568. .
  • Show author(s) (2021). Frequent sampling of microplastic particles in surface waters in the open parts of the Kattegat and Great Belt, Denmark. 7601. 7601. .
  • Show author(s) (2021). Contaminants in coastal waters of Norway 2017. 7580. 7580. .
  • Show author(s) (2021). AMAP Litter and Microplastics Monitoring Guidelines. Version 1.0. .
  • Show author(s) (2020). Monitoring of microplastics in Danish marine waters using the Oslo-Kiel ferry as a ship-of-opportunity. 7524. 7524. .
  • Show author(s) (2020). Miljøgiftundersøkelse av fisk fra Mærradalsbekken og Hovinbekken i 2019. 7481. 7481. .
  • Show author(s) (2020). Microplastics in road dust – characteristics, pathways and measures. 7526. 7526. .
  • Show author(s) (2020). Microplastics in marine bivalves from the Nordic environment. TN2020:504. TN2020:504. .
  • Show author(s) (2019). Microplastics; occurrence, levels and implications for environment and human health related to food. Scientific opinion of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment. 2019:16. 2019:16. .
  • Show author(s) (2018). Occurrence of pearls in mussels (Mytilus spp.) from the Norwegian coast. 7308. 7308. .
  • Show author(s) (2018). Monitoring pollutants in brown trout from River Akerselva and River Lysakerelva 2018. 7315. 7315. .
  • Show author(s) (2018). Freshwater microplastics in Norway: A first look at sediment, biota and historical plankton samples from Lake Mjøsa and Lake Femunden. 7326. 7326. .
  • Show author(s) (2017). Testing of methodology for measuring microplastics in blue mussels (Mytilus spp) and sediments, and recommendations for future monitoring of microplastics (R & D-project). 7209. 7209. .
  • Show author(s) (2017). Mapping microplastics in sludge. 7215. 7215. .
Lecture
  • Show author(s) (2021). Harmonisation in microplastic analysis.
  • Show author(s) (2021). EUROqCHARM – towards European and global standerdisation of plastic pollution research.
  • Show author(s) (2016). The ecotoxicological impacts of microplastics on marine organisms, including species providing a source of food.
Popular scientific lecture
  • Show author(s) (2018). Microplastics in the Arctic: What do we know so far?
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2022). Reproducible Analytical Pipelines (RAPs) in Environmental Plastics Analysis: First Outputs From the EU EUORqCHARM Project.
  • Show author(s) (2022). First steps towards an assessment of plastics risk to the Norwegian environment.
  • Show author(s) (2022). First steps towards an Assessment of plastic Risk to the Norwegian Environment (FARE).
  • Show author(s) (2021). Sediments and microplastics in the Arctic.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Problem formulation: what we know and what we need to know?
  • Show author(s) (2021). Plenary presentation: Science and Knowledge: Gaps and Priorities. Reflections from the AMAP Working Group .
  • Show author(s) (2021). Large-scale study of microplastics in five bivalve species from the Nordic marine environment.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Impact of marine debris on wildlife and fisheries.
  • Show author(s) (2021). How Can Risk Assessment Data for Micro- and NanoPlastics Contaminations Be Generated in a Way That Is Useful for the Development of LCIA Models?
  • Show author(s) (2021). Harmonised identification of microplastics.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Microplastic Particles in Raw Water and Drinking Water - LoD and LoQ - and what may be concluded regarding removal.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Microplastic Particles in Raw Water and Drinking Water - LoD and LoQ - and what may be concluded regarding removal.
  • Show author(s) (2018). What are the environmental challenges with the use and disposal of plastics?
  • Show author(s) (2018). Removing microplastic particles from samples with high organic matter content: a countrywide investigation of sewage sludge produced across Norway .
  • Show author(s) (2018). Microplastics and human: how could they affect us?
  • Show author(s) (2018). Mapping microplastics in sludge during a country-wide investigation of wastewater treatment plants .
  • Show author(s) (2018). Mapping microplastics in drinking water from source to tap.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Mapping Microplastics in Norwegian Drinking Water.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Mapping Microplastics in Norwegian Drinking Water.
Short communication
  • Show author(s) (2018). Økotoksikologiske effekter av mikroplast. Toksikologen. 11-16.
Academic anthology/Conference proceedings
  • Show author(s) (2016). Breaking Down the Plastic Age. In MICRO 2016. Fate and Impact of Microplastics in Marine Ecosystems. Elsevier.
Compendium
  • Show author(s) (2019). Harmonized protocol for monitoring microplastics in biota.
Popular scientific article
  • Show author(s) (2021). Microplastic research needs a common language. sciencenorway.no.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Dette trenger vi for å forstå mikroplast-problematikken bedre. Forskersonen.no.
Letter to the editor
  • Show author(s) (2019). Response to the letter to the editor on Are we speaking the same language? Recommendations for a definition and categorization framework for plastic debris. Environmental Science and Technology.
Interview
  • Show author(s) (2017). Hvor farlig er egentlig mikroplast?
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) (2022). Microplastics in Fish and Seafood Species. 22 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Ecotoxicological Impacts of Micro- and Nanoplastics in Terrestrial and Aquatic Environments. 62 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Plastic waste in the terrestrial environment. 31 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Microplastics: from origin to impacts. 27 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Microplastics in sewage sludge: Captured but released? 16 pages.
Poster
  • Show author(s) (2022). New Environmental Monitoring Program; Microplastics in Norwegian Coastal Areas, Rivers, Lakes and Air (Mikronor).
  • Show author(s) (2022). EUROqCHARM - Assuring Reproducible, Harmonised and Quality-Controlled Assessments of Plastic Pollution.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Plastic ingestion in commercially important fish stocks: method standardisation for Arctic rural communities.
  • Show author(s) (2021). EUROqCHARM -Assuring Reproducible, Harmonised and Quality-Controlled Assessments of Plastic Pollution.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Macro and microdebris in marine mammals from Ireland: promoting standarization of protocols and research on top predators.
Errata
  • Show author(s) (2022). Author Correction: Microplastics distribution in the Eurasian Arctic is affected by Atlantic waters and Siberian rivers (Communications Earth & Environment, (2021), 2, 1, (23), 10.1038/s43247-021-00091-0). Communications Earth & Environment.
Academic literature review
  • Show author(s) (2022). Microplastics in arctic invertebrates- Status on occurrence and recommendations for future monitoring. Arctic Science. 29 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Moving forward in microplastic research: A Norwegian perspective. Environment International. 17 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2021). A review of the use of microplastics in reconstructing dated sedimentary archives. Science of the Total Environment. 12 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Isolation and Extraction of Microplastics from Environmental Samples: An Evaluation of Practical Approaches and Recommendations for Further Harmonisation. Applied Spectroscopy. 1049-1065.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Sampling, isolating and identifying microplastics ingested by fish and invertebrates. Analytical Chemistry. 1346-1360.
Chapter
  • Show author(s) (2022). Animals and microplastics: ingestion, transport, breakdown, and trophic transfer. . In:
    • Show author(s) (2022). Polluting Textiles The Problem with Microfibres. Routledge.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Marine Microplastics and Seafood: Implications for Food Security. 131-153. In:
    • Show author(s) (2021). Microplastic in the Environment: Pattern and Process. Springer.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Microplastics in polar samples. 42 pages. In:
    • Show author(s) (2020). Handbook of Microplastics in the Environment. Springer.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Microplastic Impacts in Fisheries and Aquaculture. . In:
    • Show author(s) (2020). Handbook of Microplastics in the Environment. Springer.

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Peer-review journal articles

1) Borrelle, S.B., Rochman, C.M., Liboiron, M., Bond, A.L., Lusher, A., Bradshaw, H., Provencher, J.F., (2017). Opinion: Why we need an international agreement on marine plastic pollution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(38), 9994-9997. Doi: 10.1073/pnas.1714450114.

2) Brander, S. M. Renick, V. C., Foley, M. M., Steele, C., Woo, M., Lusher, A., Carr, S., Helm, P., Box, C., Cherniak, S.L., Andrews, R.C., Rochman, C. (2020). Sampling and QA/QC: A Guide for Scientists Investigating the Occurrence of Microplastics Across Matrices. Applied Spectroscopy, 74(9), 1099-1125. Doi: 10.1177/0003702820945713.

3) Bråte, I.L.N., Hurley, R., Iversen, K., Beyer, J., Thomas, K.V., Steindal, C.C., Green, N.W., Olsen, M., Lusher, A.L., (2018). Mytilus spp. as sentinels for monitoring microplastic pollution in Norwegian coastal waters: A qualitative and quantitative study. Environmental Pollution, 243, 383-393. Doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.08.077.

4) Claro, F., Fossi, M. C., Ioakeimidis, C., Baini, M., Lusher, A.L., Mc Fee, W., McIntosh, Pelamatti, T., Sorce, M., Galgani, F., Hardesty, B.D., (2019). Tools and constraints in monitoring interactions between marine litter and megafauna: insights from case studies around the world. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 141,147-166. Doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.01.018.

5) Cowger, W., Booth, A., Hamilton, B. M., Thaysen, C., Primpke, S., Munno, K., Lusher, A.L., Dehaut, A., Vaz, V. P., Liboiron, M. Devriese, L.I., Hermabessiere, L., Rochman, C., Athey, S. N., Lynch, J.M., De Frond, H., Gray, A., Jones, O.A.H., Brander, S., Steele, C., Moore, S., Sanchez, A., Nel, H. (2020). Reporting guidelines to increase the reproducibility and comparability of research on microplastics. Applied Spectroscopy, 74(9), 1066-1177.  Doi: 10.1177/0003702820930292.

6) Hartmann, N., Hüffer, T., Thompson, R.C., Hassellöv, M., Verschoor, A., Daugaard, A.E., Rist, S., Karlsson, T.M., Brennholt, N., Cole, M., Herrling, M.P., Heß, M., Ivleva, N.P., Lusher, A.L., Wagner, M. (2019). Are we speaking the same language? Recommendations for a definition and categorization framework for plastic debris. Environmental Science and Technology, 53(3),1039-1047. Doi: 10.1021/acs.est.8b05297.

7) Hernandez-Milian, G., Lusher, A.L., MacGabban, S., Rogan, R., (2019). Microplastics in grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) intestines: are they associated with parasite aggregations? Marine Pollution Bulletin, 146, 349-354. Doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.06.014.

8) Hernandez‐Milian, G., Lusher, A.L., O'Brian, J., Fernandez, A., O'Connor, I., Berrow, S., Rogan, E., (2017). New information on the diet of True's beaked whale (Mesoplodon mirus, Gray 1850), with insights into foraging ecology on mesopelagic prey. Marine Mammal Science, 33(4), 245-1254.  Doi: 10.1111/mms.12430.

9) Hernandez-Milian, G., Lusher, A.L., Marrinan, M.I., O’Brien, J., Berrow, S., Rogan, E., Nykänen, M., Bennison, A., O’Connell, M. (2017). A rare stranding of a female killer whale (Orcinus orca) on the south coast of Ireland. The Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 35(2),149-150.

10) Hurley, R.R., Lusher, A.L., Olsen, M., Nizzetto, L. (2018). Validation of a method for extracting microplastics from complex, organic-rich, environmental matrices. Environmental Science & Technology, 52(13), pp.7409-7417. Doi: 10.1021/acs.est.8b01517.

11) Isobe, A., Lusher, A.L., et al., (2019). An interlaboratory comparison exercise for the determination of microplastics in standard sample bottles. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 146, 831-837. Doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.07.03.

12) Li, J., Lusher, A.L., Rotchell, J.M., Deudero, S.D., Turra, A., Bråte, I.L.N., Sun, C., Hossain, M.S., Li, Q., Kolandhasamy, P., Shi,H., (2019). Using mussel as a global bioindicator of coastal microplastic pollution. Environmental Pollution, 244, 522-533.  Doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.10.032.

13) Lusher, A.L., Burke, A., O’Connor, I., & Officer, R. (2014). Microplastic pollution in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean: Validated and opportunistic sampling. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 88, 325-333. Doi: 0.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.08.023.

14) Lusher, A.L., Hernandez-Milian, G., O’Brien, J., Berrow, S., O’Connor, I., & Officer, R. (2015). Microplastic and macroplastic ingestion by a deep diving, oceanic cetacean: the True's beaked whale (Mesoplodon mirus), Environmental Pollution, 199, 185-91.  Doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2015.01.023.

15) Lusher, A.L., McHugh, M. & Thompson, R.C. (2013). Occurrence of microplastics in the gastrointestinal tract of pelagic and demersal fish from the English Channel. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 67, 94-99. Doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2012.11.028.

16) Lusher, A.L., Hernandez-Milian, G., (2018). Microplastic extraction from marine vertebrate digestive tracts, regurgitates and scats: a protocol for researchers from all experience levels. Bio-protocol 8(22), e3087. Doi: 10.21769/BioProtoc.3087.

17) Lusher, A.L., Hernandez-Milian, G., Berrow, S., Rogan, E., O'Connor, I., (2018). Incidence of marine debris in cetaceans stranded and bycaught in Ireland: Recent findings and a review of historical knowledge. Environmental Pollution, 232, 467-476. Doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2017.09.070.

18) Lusher, A.L., Munno, K., Hermabessiere, L., Carr, S. (2020). Isolation and Extraction of Microplastics from Environmental Samples: An Evaluation of Practical Approaches and Recommendations for Further Harmonisation. Applied Spectroscopy, 74(9), 1049-1065. Doi: 10.1177/0003702820938993.

19) Lusher, A.L., O’Donnell, C., O'Connor, I. & Officer, R. (2016). Microplastic interactions with North Atlantic mesopelagic fish. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 73 (4), 1214-1225. Doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsv241.

20) Lusher, A.L., Pope, N. and Handy, R.D., (2017). Reproductive effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals, bisphenol-A and 17β-oestradiol, on Cerastoderma edule from south-west England: field study and laboratory exposure. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 97(2), 347-357. Doi: 10.1017/S0025315416000436.

21) Lusher, A.L., Tirelli, V., O’Connor, I., & Officer, R. (2015). Microplastics in Arctic polar waters: the first reported values of particles in surface and sub-surface samples. Scientific Reports, 5, 14947. Doi:10.1038/srep14947.

22) Lusher, A.L., Welden, N, Sobral, P. & Cole, M. (2017). Sampling, isolating and identifying microplastics ingested by fish and invertebrates, Analytical Chemistry, 9, 1346-1360. (Invited review). Doi: 10.1039/C6AY02415G.

23) Lusher, A.L., Bråte, I.L.N, Munno, K., Hurley, R.R. Welden, A.C. (2020) Is it or isn’t it: the importance of visual classification in microplastic characterization. Applied Spectroscopy, 74(9), 1139-1153. Doi: 10.1177/0003702820930733.

24) Martin, J., Lusher, A.L., Thompson, R.C. and Morley, A., (2017). The deposition and accumulation of microplastics in marine sediments and bottom water from the Irish continental shelf. Scientific Reports, 7(1), p.10772. Doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-11079-2.

25) Nerheim, M.S., Lusher, A.L. (Accepted – August 23rd 2020). Using ad-hoc sampling to investigate micro-sized anthropogenic particles within Norwegian fjords. Anthropocene Coasts (Accepted, September 2020).

26) O’ Conchubhair, D., Fitzhenry, D., Lusher, A., van Emmerik, T., Lebreton, L., King, A., Espinosa, L.F. and Ricaurte, C., O'Rourke, E., 2019. Joint effort among Research Infrastructures to quantify the impact of plastic debris in the ocean. Environmental Research Letters, 14, 065001. Doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab17ed.

27) Panti, C., Baini, M., Lusher, A., Hernandez-Milian, G., Bravo Rebolledo, E. L., Unger, B., Syberg, K., Simmons, M.P., Fossi, M.C., (2019).  Marine litter: one of the major threats for marine mammals. Outcomes from the ECS2017 Workshop. Environmental Pollution, 247, 72-79.  Doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2019.01.029.

28) Provencher, J.F., Liboiron, M., Borrelle, S.B., Bond, A.L., Rochman, C., Lavers, J.L., Avery-Gomm, S., Yamashita, R., Ryan, P.G., Lusher, A.L., Hammer, S., Khan, J., Mallory, M.L. (2020).  A Horizon Scan of research priorities to inform policies aimed at reducing the harm of plastic pollution to biota. Science of the Total Environment, 733,139381. Doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139381.

29) Provencher, J.F., Covernton, G.A., Moore, R.C., Horn, D.A., Conkle, J.L., Lusher, A.L., (2020). Proceed with caution: the need to raise the publication bar for microplastics research. Science of the Total Environment, 748, 141426. Doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141426.

30) Welden, N. A., & Lusher, A.L., (2017). Impacts of changing ocean circulation on the distribution of marine microplastic litter. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 13(3), 483-487. (Invited commentaryDoi: 10.1002/ieam.1911.

 

Book chapters

1) Hurley, R., Horton, A., Lusher, A.L., and Nizzetto, L. (2020). Plastic waste in the terrestrial environment. In. Letcher, T. (ed) Plastic Waste and Recycling (pp. 163-193). Academic Press. Doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-817880-5.00007-4.

2) Lusher, A.L., (2015). Microplastics in the marine environment: distribution, interactions and effects. In M. Bergmann., L. Gutow., & M. Klages (Eds.), Marine Anthropogenic Litter (pp. 245–308). Berlin: Springer. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-16510-3_10.

3) Lusher, A.L., Hurley, R.R., Vogelsang, C. (2019). Microplastics in sewage sludge: Captured but released. In H.K. Karapanagioti and I.K. Kalavrouziotis (Eds.), Microplastics in Water and Wastewater (pp. 85-100). IWA Publishing. Doi: 10.2166/9781789060034_0085

4) Lusher, A.L., Welden, N.A (2020). Microplastics impacts in fisheries and aquaculture. In. Rocha-Santos T., Costa M., Mouneyrac C. (eds) Handbook of Microplastics in the Environment. Springer (In press)           

5) Tirelli V., Suaria G., Lusher, A.L. (2020). Microplastics in Polar Samples. In: Rocha-Santos T., Costa M., Mouneyrac C. (eds) Handbook of Microplastics in the Environment. Springer, Cham. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-10618-8_4-1.

6) Welden, N.A. and Lusher, A.L. (2020). Microplastics: from origin to impacts. In. Letcher, T. (ed) Plastic Waste and Recycling (pp. 223-249). Academic Press. Doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-817880-5.00009-8.

 

Contributions to technical reports

1) UNEP Foresight Brief (2020). Unveiling plastic pollution in oceans.

2) UNEP, United Nations Environment Programme (2016). Marine Plastic Debris and Microplastics

3) GESAMP (2016). Sources, fate and effects of microplastics in the marine environment: part two of a global assessment (ed. Kershaw P.J., and Rochman. C.M.) (IMO/FAO/UNESCO-IOC/UNIDO/WMO/IAEA/UN/UNEP/UNDP Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Maine Environmental Protection). Rep. Stud. GESAMP no 94.

4) Lusher, A., Hollman, P.; Mendoza-Hall, J. Microplastics in fisheries and aquaculture: status of knowledge on their occurrence and implications for aquatic organisms and food safety (2017). FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper. No. 615. Rome, FAO.

5) Michida, Y., et al. (2019). Guidelines for Harmonizing Ocean Surface Microplastic Monitoring Methods. Ministry of the Environment Japan, 71 pp. 

6) GESAMP (2019). Guidelines or the monitoring and assessment of plastic litter and microplastics in the ocean (Kershaw P.J.,Turra A. and Galgani F. editors), (IMO/FAO/UNESCO-IOC/UNIDO/WMO/IAEA/UN/UNEP/UNDP/ISA Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection). Rep. Stud. GESAMP No. 99, 130p.

7) VKM, Utne Skåre, J., et al., (2019). Microplastics; occurrence, levels and implications for environment and human health relatedto food. Scientific opinion of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment. VKM report 2019:16, ISBN: 978-82-8259-332-8, ISSN: 2535-4019. Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment (VKM), Oslo, Norway. 

 

Other correspondence

1) Hartmann, N.B., Hüffer, T., Thompson, R.C., Hassellöv, M., Verschoor, A., Daugaard, A.E., Rist, S., Karlsson, T.M., Brennholt, N., Cole, M., Herrling, M.P., Heß, M., Ivleva, N.P., Lusher, A.L., Wagner, M. 2019. Response to the Letter to the Editor Regarding Our Feature “Are We Speaking the Same Language? Recommendations for a Definition and Categorization Framework for Plastic Debris”. Environmental Science & Technology.

2) Lusher, A.L. (2020). Microplastic Analysis in Seawater – Minimum Requirements for Comparative Data Generation. Horiba Guest Forum, Readout 54, p33-36. (Invited commentary).