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  • Koelmans, A.A., Redondo-Hasselerharm, P.E., Mohamed Nur, N.H., Kooi, M. 2020. Solving the non-alignment of methods and approaches used in microplastic research in order to consistently characterize risk. Environ. Sci. Technol. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.est.0c02982

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  • Everaert, G., De Rijcke, M., Lonneville, B., Janssen, C., Backhaus, T., Mees, J., Van Sebille, E., Koelmans, A.A., Catarino, A.I., Vandegehuchte, M. 2020. Risks of floating microplastic in the global ocean. Environ. Pollution, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2020.115499

  • Strokal, M., Bai, Z., Franssen, W., Hofstra, N., Koelmans, A.A., Ludwig, F., Ma, L., van Puijenbroek, P., Spanier, J.E., Vermeulen, L., van Vliet. M.T.H., van Wijnen, J., Kroeze, C. 2020. Urbanization: an increasing source of multiple pollutants to rivers in the 21st century. Urban Sustainability, In press.

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  • Teng, J., Zhao, J., Zhang, C., Cheng, B, Koelmans, A.A., Wu, D., Gao, M., Sun, X., Liu, Y., Wang, Q. 2020. A systems analysis of microplastic pollution in Laizhou Bay, China. Sci. Total Environ., https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140815

  • Merga, L.B., Redondo-Hasselerharm, P.E., Van den Brink, P.J., Koelmans, A.A. 2020. Distribution of microplastic and small macroplastic particles across four fish species and sediment in an African lake. Science of the total Environment. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140527

  • Mintenig, S.M., Kooi, M., Erich, M.W., Primpke, S., Redondo- Hasselerharm, P.E., Dekker, S.C., Koelmans, A.A., van Wezel, A.P. 2020. A systems approach to understand microplastic occurrence and variability in Dutch riverine surface waters. Water Research, 176, 115723. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2020.115723

  • Bellingeri, A., Casabianca, S., Capellacci, S., Faleri, C., Paccagnini, E., Lupetti, P., Koelmans, A.A., Penna, A., Corsi, I. 2020. Impact of polystyrene nanoparticles on marine diatom Skeletonema marinoi chain assemblages and consequences on their ecological role in marine ecosystems. Environmental Pollution, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2020.114268

  • Redondo-Hasselerharm, P.E., Gort, G., Peeters, E.T.H.M., Koelmans, A.A. 2020. Nano- and microplastics affect the composition of freshwater benthic communities in the long term. Science Advances, 6, https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aay4054

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  • Kong, X, Koelmans A.A. 2019. Modeling decreased resilience of shallow lake ecosystems towards eutrophication due to microplastic ingestion across the food web. Environ. Sci. Technol., 53, 13822-13831. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.9b03905

  • Alexy, P., Anklam, E., Emans, T., Furfari, A., Galgani, F., Hanke, G., Koelmans, A.A., Pant, R., Saveyn, H.G.M., Sokull-Kluettgen, B. 2019. Managing the analytical challenges related to micro- and nanoplastics in the environment and food: Filling the knowledge gaps. Food Additives & Contaminants Part A. https://doi.org/10.1080/19440049.2019.1673905

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  • Bellingeri, A., Bergami, E., Grassi, G., Faleri, C., Redondo-Hasselerharm, P., Koelmans, A.A., Corsi, I. 2019. Combined effects of nanoplastics and copper on the freshwater alga Raphidocelis subcapitata. Aquatic Toxicology, 210, 179–187. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2019.02.022

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  • Besseling E., Redondo-Hasselerharm, P.E., Foekema E.M., Koelmans, A.A. 2019. Quantifying Ecological Risks of Aquatic Micro- and Nanoplastic. Critical Reviews in Environ. Sci. Technol., 49, 32–80, https://doi.org/10.1080/10643389.2018.1531688


  • Redondo-Hasselerharm, P.E., de Ruijter, V., Mintenig, S.M., Verschoor, A. Koelmans, A.A. 2018. Ingestion and chronic effects of car tyre tread particles on freshwater benthic macroinvertebrates. Environ. Sci. Technol., 52, 13986-13994. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.8b05035

  • Hermsen, E., Mintenig, S.M., Besseling, E., Koelmans, A.A. 2018. Quality criteria for the analysis of microplastic in biota samples. Critical review. Environ. Sci. Technol. 52, 10230−10240. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.8b01611

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  • Diepens, N.J., Koelmans, A.A. 2018. Accumulation of plastic debris and associated contaminants in aquatic food webs. Environ. Sci. Technol. 52, 8510-8520. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.8b02515

  • Mintenig, S.M., Bäuerlein, P.S., Koelmans, A.A., Dekker, S.C., van Wezel, A.P. 2018. Closing the gap between small and smaller: Towards a framework to analyse nano- and microplastics in aqueous environmental samples. Environ. Sci.: Nano. 5, 1640-1649. https://doi.org/10.1039/C8EN00186C

  • Kong, X., Liu, W., He, W., Xu, F., Koelmans, A.A., Mooij, W.M. 2018. Multimedia fate modeling of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulphonate (PFOS) in the shallow lake Chaohu, China. Environ. Pollut. 237, 339-347. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2018.02.026

  • Redondo-Hasselerharm, P.E., Falahudin, D., Peeters, E.T.H.M, Koelmans, A.A. 2018. Microplastic effect thresholds for freshwater benthic macroinvertebrates. Environ. Sci. Technol., 52, 2278–2286. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.7b05367

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  • Kooi, M., Besseling, E., Kroeze, C., van Wezel, A.P., Koelmans, A.A. 2017. Modelling the fate and transport of plastic debris in fresh waters. Review and guidance. In: Wagner M., Lambert S. (eds) Freshwater Microplastics. The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry, vol 58. Springer, Cham, p125-152. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-61615-5_7

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  • Koelmans, A.A., Besseling, E., Foekema, E., Kooi, M., Mintenig, S., Ossendorp, B.C., Redondo-Hasselerharm, P.E., Verschoor, A., van Wezel, A.P., Scheffer, M. 2017. Risks of Plastic Debris: Unravelling fact, opinion, perception and belief. Environ. Sci. Technol. 51, 11513−11519. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.7b02219

  • Besseling, E., Foekema, E.M., van den Heuvel-Greve, M.J., Koelmans, A.A. 2017. The effect of microplastic on chemical uptake by the lugworm Arenicola marina (L.) under environmentally relevant conditions. Environ. Sci. Technol. 51, 8795–8804. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.7b02286

  • Hermsen, E., Pompe, R., Besseling, E., Koelmans, A.A. 2017. Detection of low numbers of microplastics in North Sea fish using strict quality assurance criteria. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 122, 253-258. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.06.051

  • 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., 51, 7963−7971. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.6b04702

  • Huerta Lwanga, E., Gertsen, H., Gooren, H., Peters, P., Salánki, T., van der Ploeg, M., Besseling, E., Koelmans, A.A. Geissen, V. 2017. Incorporation of microplastics from litter into burrows of Lumbricus terrestris. Environmental Pollution, 220, 523-531. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2016.09.096


  • Kroeze, C., Gabbert, S., Hofstra, N., Koelmans, A.A. Li, A. Löhr, A., Ludwig, F., Strokal, M., Verburg, C., Vermeulen, L., van Vliet, M., de Vries, W., Wang, M., van Wijnen, J. 2016. Global Modelling of Surface Water Quality: a Multi-Pollutant Approach.  Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 2016, 23:35–45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2016.11.014

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  • Endo, S., Koelmans, A.A. 2016. Sorption of hydrophobic organic compounds to plastics in marine environments: Equilibrium. In: H. Takada, H.K. Karapanagioti (eds.), Hazardous Chemicals Associated with Plastics in the Marine Environment, Hdb Env Chem. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland, pp 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1007/698_2016_11

  • Rochman, C.M., Cook, A.M., Koelmans, A.A. 2016. Plastic debris and policy: Using current scientific understanding to invoke positive change. Environ. Toxicol. Chem., 35, 1617-1626. https://doi.org/10.1002/etc.3408

  • Liu, L., Fokkink, R., Koelmans, A.A. 2016. Sorption of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to polystyrene nanoplastic. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 35, 1650–1655. https://doi.org/10.1002/etc.3311

  • Koelmans, A.A., Bakir, A., Burton, G.A., Janssen, C.R. 2016. Microplastic as a Vector for Chemicals in the Aquatic Environment. Critical Review and Model-Supported Re-interpretation of Empirical Studies. Environ. Sci. Technol. 50, 3315−3326. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.5b06069

  • Huerta Lwanga, E., Gertsen, H., Gooren, H., Peters, P., Salánki, T., van der Ploeg, M., Besseling, E., Koelmans, A.A. Geissen, V.  2016. Microplastics in the terrestrial ecosystem: Implications for Lumbricus terrestris (Oligochaeta, Lumbricidae). Environ. Sci. Technol., 50, 2685–2691. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.5b05478


  • Herzke, D., Anker-Nilssen, T., Haugdahl, T., Nøst, T., Götsch, A., Christensen-Dalsgaard, S., Langset, M., Fangel, K., Koelmans, A.A. 2016. Negligible Impact of ingested microplastics on tissue concentrations of persistent organic pollutants in Northern Fulmars of coastal Norway. Environ. Sci. Technol. 50, 1924−1933. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.5b04663

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