Sherri Mason

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Sustainability Coordinator, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Dr. Sherri A. Mason holds a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Montana and is a leading researcher in freshwater plastic pollution. Her award-winning work has drawn international attention to the threats posed by microplastics and led to the passage of national measures banning microbeads. She currently serves as Director of Sustainability at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

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Recent Publications

Distribution, abundance and spatial variability of microplastic pollution on the surface of Lake Superior

Cox, K., Brocious, E., Courtenay, S. C., Vinson, M. R. & Mason, S. A., Oct 2021, In: Journal of Great Lakes Research. 47, 5, p. 1358-1364 7 p.

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Spatial Distribution of Microplastics in Surficial Benthic Sediment of Lake Michigan and Lake Erie

Lenaker, P. L., Corsi, S. R. & Mason, S. A., Jan 5 2021, In: Environmental Science and Technology. 55, 1, p. 373-384 12 p.

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High levels of pelagic plastic pollution within the surface waters of Lakes Erie and Ontario

Mason, S. A., Daily, J., Aleid, G., Ricotta, R., Smith, M., Donnelly, K., Knauff, R., Edwards, W. & Hoffman, M. J., Apr 2020, In: Journal of Great Lakes Research. 46, 2, p. 277-288 12 p.

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Vertical Distribution of Microplastics in the Water Column and Surficial Sediment from the Milwaukee River Basin to Lake Michigan

Lenaker, P. L., Baldwin, A. K., Corsi, S. R., Mason, S. A., Reneau, P. C. & Scott, J. W., Nov 5 2019, In: Environmental Science and Technology. 53, 21, p. 12227-12237 11 p.

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Anthropogenic contamination of tap water, beer, and sea salt

Kosuth, M., Mason, S. A. & Wattenberg, E. V., Apr 2018, In: PloS one. 13, 4, e0194970.

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Microplastic in riverine fish is connected to species traits

McNeish, R. E., Kim, L. H., Barrett, H. A., Mason, S. A., Kelly, J. J. & Hoellein, T. J., Dec 1 2018, In: Scientific reports. 8, 1, 11639.

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Determination of the gut retention of plastic microbeads and microfibers in goldfish (Carassius auratus)

Grigorakis, S., Mason, S. A. & Drouillard, K. G., Feb 1 2017, In: Chemosphere. 169, p. 233-238 6 p.

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The occurrence of microplastic contamination in littoral sediments of the Persian Gulf, Iran

Naji, A., Esmaili, Z., Mason, S. A. & Dick Vethaak, A., Sep 1 2017, In: Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 24, 25, p. 20459-20468 10 p.

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Plastic Debris in 29 Great Lakes Tributaries: Relations to Watershed Attributes and Hydrology

Baldwin, A. K., Corsi, S. R. & Mason, S. A., Oct 4 2016, In: Environmental Science and Technology. 50, 19, p. 10377-10385 9 p.

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Microplastic pollution is widely detected in US municipal wastewater treatment plant effluent

Mason, S. A., Garneau, D., Sutton, R., Chu, Y., Ehmann, K., Barnes, J., Fink, P., Papazissimos, D. & Rogers, D. L., Nov 1 2016, In: Environmental Pollution. 218, p. 1045-1054 10 p.

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