Articles | Volume 6, issue 2
SOIL, 6, 245–267, 2020
SOIL, 6, 245–267, 2020
Review article
08 Jul 2020
Review article | 08 Jul 2020

What do we know about how the terrestrial multicellular soil fauna reacts to microplastic?

Frederick Büks et al.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (26 May 2020) by Fuensanta García-Orenes
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (15 Jun 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (15 Jun 2020) by Fuensanta García-Orenes
ED: Publish as is (15 Jun 2020) by John Quinton(Executive Editor)
Short summary
Via anthropogenic input, microplastics (MPs) today represent a part of the soil organic matter. We analyzed studies on passive translocation, active ingestion, bioaccumulation and adverse effects of MPs on multicellular soil faunal life. These studies on a wide range of soil organisms found a recurring pattern of adverse effects on motility, growth, metabolism, reproduction, mortality and gut microbiome. However, the shape and type of the experimental MP often did not match natural conditions.