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Donald L. Sparks Distinguished Lectureship in Soil and Environmental Sciences
Thursday, April 14, 2022: Microplastics as Contaminants in the Environment: Impact on Plant-Water Relations and Cadmium Uptake
Microplastics are a major source of pollutants in soil and marine ecosystems. Microplastics in the aquatic environment have been widely studied, but microplastics in the terrestrial environment have been less studied, and essentially no information exists concerning the water relations of plants grown in soil with microplastics.