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Plastics in the Environment 2020

Date:
14 May 2020
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Event type:
Conference
Organised by:
Geological Society Events
Venue:
Burlington House, London
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The accumulation of plastic debris in the environment is a global problem which may have detrimental impacts on ecosystem health. Plastics are now widely enough distributed that they may also act as an anthropogenic marker horizon in the future rock record. However, there are still many outstanding questions regarding the: 1) source, 2) transfer, 3) degradation, 4) persistence and 5) measurement of plastics in the environment.

This one-day meeting will bring together researchers from a diverse range of disciplines (e.g. hydrology, sedimentology, geochemistry, Earth science, biology) to discuss the fate of plastics in terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments.

This meeting seeks to foster conversation between these different communities to facilitate a more holistic approach towards understanding plastic in the environment.

Registration

Registration is now open via the link on this page.

Themes

  1. The source(s) of plastic to the Earth system
  2. The transfer of plastics across the Earth system
  3. Degradation of plastics within the Earth system
  4. Persistence of plastics in the sedimentary record

Call for abstracts

We invite oral and poster abstract submissions for the meeting, and these should be sent in a Word document to conference@geolsoc.org.uk by Friday 7 February 2020. Abstracts should be approximately 250-350 words and include a title and acknowledgement of authors and their affiliations.

Primary conveners

  • Wes Fraser (Oxford Brookes University)
  • Gordon Inglis (University of Southampton)

Venue

The Geological Society
Burlington House
Piccadilly
London W1J 0BG

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Registration rates

£ 100.00
£ 120.00
£ 35.00
£ 70.00

Geolsoc Contact

Conference Office

The Geological Society
Burlington House
Piccadilly
W1J 0BG