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Whales, waste and sea walnuts: incorporating human impacts on the marine ecosystem within life cycle impact assessment

Whales, waste and sea walnuts: incorporating human impacts on the marine ecosystem within life cycle impact assessment

Scientific publications

Scientific publications
Scientific publications

Global distribution of potential impact hotspots for marine plastic debris entanglement

Ecological Indicators, Volume 135, February 2022

Marthe A.Høiberg, John S.Woods, FrancescaVerones

Marine animals have been known to interact with and become entangled in plastic debris for decades. Despite increasing annual input volumes of plastic waste to the natural environment and the threat this constitutes to marine biodiversity, impacts of mismanaged plastic waste generally remain unquantified in environmental impact assessments. [...]

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An effect factor approach for quantifying the entanglement impact on marine species of macroplastic debris within life cycle impact assessment

Ecological Indicators, Volume 99, April 2019, Pages 61-66

John S. Woods, Gorm Rødder, Francesca Verones

Plastic waste from anthropogenic activities is accumulating in the marine environment and poses a threat to marine biodiversity. Nevertheless, tools to assess the potential ecosystem damage from plastic waste are currently lacking from sustainability assessment approaches, such as life cycle assessment (LCA) methodologies. [...]

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A framework for the assessment of marine litter impacts in life cycle impact assessment

Ecological Indicators 129 (2021) 107918

John S. Woods, Francesca Verones, Olivier Jolliet, Ian Vázquez-Rowe, Anne-Marie Boulay

Marine litter, mostly plastics, is a growing environmental problem. Environmental decision makers are beginning to take actions and implement regulations that aim to reduce plastic use and waste mismanagement. Nevertheless, life cycle assessment (LCA), a tool commonly used to assist environmental decision making, does not yet allow for considering the consequences of plastic waste leaked into the environment. [...]

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The MarINvaders Toolkit

The Journal of Open Source Software

Radek Lonka, Francesca Verones, and Konstantin Stadler

The introduction and establishment of alien (non-native) species to foreign ecosystems is a key threat for marine biodiversity [...]

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This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 850717).

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This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 850717).

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