USEFUL REFERENCES

– Andrady, A. (2011) Microplastics in the marine environment. Mar Pollut Bull, Vol. 62, 8, 1596-1605.

– Bagaev A., Mizyuk A., Khatmullina L., Isachenko I., Chubarenko I. Anthropogenic fibres in the Baltic Sea water column: Field data, laboratory and numerical   testing of their motion. Science of the Total Environment 599–600 (2017) 560–571.

– Barnes, D.K.A., et al. (2009) Accumulation and fragmentation of plastic debris in global environments. Phil.Trans. R. Soc. B 364, 1985–1998.

– Chubarenko, I., et al. (2016) On some physical and dynamical properties of microplastic particles in marine environment. Mar Pollut Bull, 108, 105–112.

– Claessens, M., et al. (2013) New techniques for the detection of microplastics in sediments and field collected organisms. Mar Pollut Bull. 70, 227–233.

– Hidalgo-Ruz, V., et al. (2012) Microplastics in the marine environment: a review of the methods used for identification and quantification. Environ Sci Technol. 46(6) 3060-75.

– Holmes, L A, Turner, A and Thompson, R C (2014) Interactions between trace metals and plastic production pellets under estuarine conditions. Marine Chemistry 167: 25-32.

– Imhof, H.K., et al. (2012) A novel, highly efficient method for the separation and quantification of plastic particles in sediments of aquatic environments, Limnol. Oceanogr. Methods, 10, 524–537.

– Isachenko, I.A., Khatmullina, L.I., Chubarenko, I.P. (2016a) Experimenting on settling velocity of cylindrical microplastic particles. In: Baztan, J., Jorgensen, B., Pahl, S., – Thompson, R.C., Vanderlinden, J.P. (Eds.), MICRO: Fate and Impact of Microplastics in Marine Ecosystems Elsevier, p. 126.

– Isachenko, I.A., Khatmullina, L.I., Chubarenko, I.P., Stepanova, N.B. (2016b). Settling velocity of marine microplastic particles: laboratory tests. Geophysical Research Abstracts. Vol. 18 EGU2016-6553. Vienna, Austria. (April, 2016).

– Jahnke, A., Arp, H.P.H., Escher, B.I., Gewert, B., Gorokhova,E., Ku¨hnel, D., Ogonowski, M., Potthoff, A., Rummel, C., Schmitt-Jansen, M., Toorman, E., MacLeod, M. (2017) Reducing Uncertainty and Confronting Ignorance about the Possible Impacts of Weathering Plastic in the Marine Environment. Environmental Science and Technology Letters 4 (3), 85–90

– Kooi, M., van Nes, E.H., Scheffer, M., Koelmans, A.A. (2017) Ups and Downs in the Ocean: Effects of Biofouling on Vertical Transport of Microplastics. Environ Sci Technol., DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b04702.

– Lawson, C. R. (2008). Geotextile containment for hydraulic and environmental engineering. Geosynthetics International, 15, No. 6, 384–427. [doi: 10.1680/gein.2008.15.6.384]

– Lobelle, D., Cunlife, M. (2011) Early microbial biofilm formation on marine plastic debris. Mar Pollut Bull.;62(1):197–200.

– Löder, M., Gerdts, G. (2015) Methodology used for the detection and identification of microplastics—A Critical Appraisal. Marine Anthropogenic Litter, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-16510-3_8.

– Morét-Ferguson, S., et al. (2010) The size, mass, and composition of plastic debris in the western North Atlantic Ocean. Mar Pollut Bull., 60 (10) 1873-8.

– Müller, W W and Saathoff, F (2015) Geosynthetics in geoenvironmental engineering. Science and Technology of Advanced Materials 16: 034605 (20pp).

– Nuelle, M.T., et al. (2014) A new analytical approach for monitoring microplastics in marine sediments. Environ Pollut. 184,161-169.

– Rocha-Santos, T., Duarte, A.C. (2015) A critical overview of the analytical approaches to the occurrence, the fate and the behavior of microplastics in the environment. Trends in Analytical Chemistry 65, 47–53.

– Rosen, G, Leather, J, Kan, J and Arias-Thode, Y M (2011) Ecotoxicological response of marineorganisms to inorganic and organic sediment amendments in laboratory exposures. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 74: 1921-1930.

– Rummel, C.D., Jahnke, A., Gorokhova, E., Kühnel, D., Schmitt-Jansen, M. (2017) Impacts of Biofilm Formation on the Fate and Potential Effects of Microplastic in the Aquatic Environment. Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett., DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.7b00164.

– Thompson, R.C., et al. (2004) Lost at Sea: Where Is All the Plastic? Science 304, 5672, pp. 838.

– Tosin, et al. (2012) Laboratory test methods to determine the degradation of plastics in marine environmental conditions. Front Microbiol.; 3, 225.

– Umgiesser, G., Ferrarin, C., Cucco, A., Pascalis, F., Bellafiore, D., Ghezzo, M., Bajo, M., (2014) Comparative hydrodynamics of 10 Mediterranean lagoons by means of numerical modelling. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 119 (4), 2212-2226

– UNEP (2015) Biodegradable Plastics and Marine Litter. Misconceptions, concerns and impacts on marine environments. (author Kershaw, P.) United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Nairobi.

– Wetzel, M A, Wiegmann, M and Koop, J H E (2011) The ecological potential of geotextiles in hydraulic engineering. Geotextiles and Geomembranes 29: 440-446.

– Wiewel, B V and Lamoree, M (2016) Geotextile composition, application and ecotoxicology—A review. Journal of Hazardous Materials 317: 640-655.

– Woodall, L. C., et al. (2014) The deep sea is a major sink for microplastic debris. R. Soc. open sci. 1:140317. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.140317.

– Zobkov M., Esiukova E. (2017) Microplastics in Baltic bottom sediments: Quantification procedures and first results. Mar Poll Bull. 114, (2), 724–732.

– Zobkov, M., et al. (2017) Reevaluation of microplastics extraction efficiency with the aim of Munich Plastic Munich Plastic Sediment Separator. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 2017, EGU2017-5523