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Studying the combined effect of microplastics, pesticides and global warming on the sea urchin: a multidisciplinary approach to protect marine ecosystems

Project description

Synergistic effects of microplastics and chemicals on marine ecosystems

Urgent actions are required to address human-induced damage to marine ecosystems. The EU-funded App-Marie project will study the synergistic effects of microplastics (MPs) and chemical chlorpyrifos (CPFs) in different climate change scenarios using sea urchin embryos. It will combine molecular and biochemical techniques with bioassays to evaluate the impact of MPs and CPFs at molecular, individual and population levels. Designing a standard protocol for implementing bioassays, App-Marie will simultaneously test various toxicants and stressors, and develop apps to analyse multifactorial data and predict their impact in the different layers of organisation. The project will also create a framework for researchers, companies and governments to analyse and share their data.

Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Net EU contribution
€ 172 932,48
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid