Journal Articles

Hermabessiere, L., Rochman, CM. 2021. Microwave assisted extraction for quantification of microplastics using pyrolysis-GC/MS. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. PDF.

McIlwraith, H.K., Kim, J., Helm, P., Bhavsar, S.P., Metzger, J.S., Rochman, C.M. 2021. Evidence of microplastic translocation in wild-caught fish and implications for microplastic accumulation dynamics in food webs. Environmental Science and Technology. PDF

O’Brian, A., Lins, T.F., Yang, Y., Frederickson, M.E., Sinton, D., Rochman, C.M. 2021. A common contaminant shifts impacts of climate change on a plant-microbe mutualism: effects of temperature, CO2 and leachate from tire wear particles. Environmental Research, 203, p.111727. PDF

Munno, K., Helm, P.A., Rochman, C.M., George, T., Jackson, D.A. 2021. Microplastic contamination in Great Lakes Fish. Conservation Biology. PDF

Guo, Y., O’Brien, A.M., Lins, T.F., Shahmohamadloo, R.S., Almirall, X.O., Rochman, C.M., Sinton, D. 2021. Effects of hydrogen peroxide on cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa in the presence of nanoplastics. Environmental Science and Technology Water

Chibwe, L., Parrott, J.L., Shires, K., Khan, H., Clarence, S., Lavalle, C., Sullivan, C., O’Brien, A.M., De Silva, A.O., Muir, D.C.G., Rochman, C.M. 2021. A deep dive into the complex chemical mixture and toxicity of tire wear particle leachate in fathead minnow. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. PDF

Giles, R.K., Nguyen, C.A.T., Ho, T.T.Y., Nguyen, C.V., Ngo, N.T., Rochman, C.M. 2021. Source-specific patterns of marine debris and associated ecological impacts in the Red River Estuary of Xuan Thuy National Park, Vietnam. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 9, 162. PDF

Cowger, W., Steinmetz, Z., Gray, A., Munno, K., Lynch, J., Hapich, H., Primpke, S., De Frond, H., Rochman, C.M., Herodotou, O. 2021.Microplastic spectral classification needs an open-source community: Open Specy to the rescue! Analytical Chemistry. PDF

Zhu, X., Munno, K., Grbic, J., Werbowski, L., Bikker, J., Ho, A., Sedlak, M., Sutton, R., Box, C., Lin, D., Gilbreath, A., Holleman, R.C., Fortin, M., Rochman, C.M. 2021. Holistic assessment of microplastics and other anthropogenic microdebris in an urban bay sheds light on their sources and fate. Environmental Science and Techology Water. PDF

Hamilton, B.M., Bourdages, M.P., Geoffroy, C., Vermaire, J.C., Mallory, M.L., Rochman, C.M. and Provencher, J.F., 2021. Microplastics around an Arctic seabird colony: Particle community composition varies across environmental matrices. Science of The Total Environment773, p.145536. PDF

Miller, E., Sedlak, M., Lin, D., Box, C., Holleman, C., Rochman, C.M. and Sutton, R., 2021. Recommended best practices for collecting, analyzing, and reporting microplastics in environmental media: Lessons learned from comprehensive monitoring of San Francisco Bay. Journal of Hazardous Materials409, p.124770.

Bucci, K., Bikker, J., Stevack, K., Watson‐Leung, T. and Rochman, C., 2021. Impacts to Larval Fathead Minnows Vary between Preconsumer and Environmental Microplastics. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. PDF

Hou, L., McMahan, C.D., McNeish, R.E., Munno, K., Rochman, C.M. and Hoellein, T.J., 2021. A fish tale: a century of museum specimens reveal increasing microplastic concentrations in freshwater fish. Ecological Applications, p.e2320.

Smyth, K., Drake, J., Li, Y., Rochman, C., Van Seters, T. and Passeport, E., 2021. Bioretention cells remove microplastics from urban stormwater. Water Research191, p.116785.

Klasios, N., De Frond, H., Miller, E., Sedlak, M. and Rochman, C.M., 2021. Microplastics and other anthropogenic particles are prevalent in mussels from San Francisco Bay, and show no correlation with PAHs. Environmental Pollution271, p.116260. PDF

Syberg, K., Nielsen, M.B., Clausen, L.P.W., van Calster, G., van Wezel, A., Rochman, C., Koelmans, A.A., Cronin, R., Pahl, S. and Hansen, S.F., 2021. Regulation of plastic from a circular economy perspective. Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, p.100462.

Felismino, M.E.L., Helm, P.A. and Rochman, C.M., 2021. Microplastic and other anthropogenic microparticles in water and sediments of Lake Simcoe. Journal of Great Lakes Research47(1), pp.180-189. PDF

Rochman, C.M., Munno, K., Box, C., Cummins, A., Zhu, X. and Sutton, R., 2020. Think Global, Act Local: Local Knowledge Is Critical to Inform Positive Change When It Comes to Microplastics. Environmental Science & Technology. PDF

Earn, A., Bucci, K. and Rochman, C.M., 2020. A systematic review of the literature on plastic pollution in the Laurentian Great Lakes and its effects on freshwater biota. Journal of Great Lakes Research. PDF

Rochman, C.M., 2020. THE STORY OF PLASTIC POLLUTION. Oceanography33(3), pp.60-70. PDF

Werbowski, L., Gilbreath, A., Munno, K., Grbic, J., Wu, T., Sutton, R., Sedlak, M., Deshpande, A., Rochman, C.M. 2021. Urban stormwater runoff: a major pathway for anthropogenic particles, black rubbery fragments, and other types of microplastics to urban receiving waters. ES&T Water. PDF

Hoellein, T.J. and Rochman, C.M., 2021. The “plastic cycle”: a watershed‐scale model of plastic pools and fluxes. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment19(3), pp.176-183. PDF

Hung, C., Klasios, N., Zhu, X., Sedlak, M., Sutton, R. and Rochman, C.M., 2021. Methods matter: Methods for sampling microplastic and other anthropogenic particles and their implications for monitoring and ecological risk assessment. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 17(1), pp.282-291. PDF

Wyer, H., Polhemus, D., Moore, S., Weisberg, S.B., Coffin, S., Rochman, C.M. 2020. Steps scientists can take to inform aquatic microplastics management: A perspective informed by the California experience. Applied Spectroscopy, 74, 971-975.

Brander, S., Renick, V.C., Foley, M.M., Steele, C., Woo, M., … Rochman, C.M. 2020. Sampling and quality assurance and quality control: A guide for scientists investigating the occurrence of microplastics across matrices. Applied Spectroscopy, 74, 1099-1125.

Cowger, W., Gray, A., Christiansen, S.H., De Frond, H., Deshpande, A., … Rochman, C.M., … Primpke, S. 2020. Critical review of processing and classification techniques for images of spectra in microplastic research. Applied Spectroscopy, 0003702820929064.

Cowger, W., Booth, A., Hamilton, B., Primpke, S., … Rochman, C.M., … Nel, H. 2020. Reporting guidelines to increase reproducibility and comparability of research on microplastics. Applied Spectroscopy, 0003702820930292.

Rochman, C. & Hoellein, T. 2020. Atmospheric microplastic transport and the global odyssey of plastic pollution. Invited Perspective at Science, 368, 1184-1185.

Borrelle, S.B., Ringma, J., Lebreton, L., Jambeck, J., Law, K.L., … Rochman, C.M. 2020. Plastic futures: targeting meaningful reductions of plastic emissions. Science, 369, 1515-1518. PDF

Kim, J., Poirier, D.G., Helm, P.A., Bayoumi, M., Rochman, C.M. 2020. No evidence of microplastic translocation in adult rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) after a two-week dietary exposure. PLOS ONE, 15 (9) e0239128.

Bikker, J., Lawson, J., Wilson, S., Rochman, C.M. 2020. Microplastics and other anthropogenic particles in the surface waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 156, 111257.

Tsui, N., Helm, P., Hruska, J., Rochman, C.M. 2020. Kicking pellet emissions to the curb. IEAM, 16, 788-790.

Huntington, A., Corcoran, P.L., Jantunen, L., Thaysen, C., Bernstein, S., Stern, G.A., Rochman, C.M. 2020. A first assessment of microplastics and other anthropogenic partiles in Hudson Bay and the surrounding Eastern Canadian Arctic waters of Nunavut. FACETS, 5, 432-454.

Provencher, J.F., Liboiron, M., Borrelle, S.B., Bond, A.L., Rochman, C., Lavers, J.L., Avery-Gomm, S., Yamashita, R., Ryan, P.G., Lusher, A.L. and Hammer, S., 2020. A Horizon Scan of research priorities to inform policies aimed at reducing the harm of plastic pollution to biota. Science of The Total Environment, p.139381.

Grbić, J., Helm, P., Athey, S. and Rochman, C.M., 2020. Microplastics entering northwestern Lake Ontario are diverse and linked to urban sources. Water Research174, p.115623.

Thaysen, C., Sorais, M., Verreault, J., Diamond, M.L. and Rochman, C.M., 2020. Bidirectional transfer of halogenated flame retardants between the gastrointestinal tract and ingested plastics in urban-adapted ring-billed gulls. Science of The Total Environment, p.138887.

Thaysen, C., Munno, K., Hermabessiere, L., Rochman, C.M. 2020. Towards Raman automation for microplastics: developing strategies for particles adhesion and filter subsampling. Applied Spectroscopy, 0003702820922900.

Zhang, X., Mell, A., Li, F., Thaysen, C., … Rochman, C.M., … Jobst, K.J. 2020. Rapid fingerprinting of source and environmental microplastics using direct analysis in real time-high resolution mass spectrometry. Analytica Chimica Acta, 1100, 107-117.

Yang, Y., Guo, Y., O’Brien, A.M., Lins, T.F., Rochman, C.M. and Sinton, D., 2020. Biological Responses to Climate Change and Nanoplastics Are Altered in Concert: Full-Factor Screening Reveals Effects of Multiple Stressors on Primary Producers. Environmental Science & Technology54(4), pp.2401-2410.

Kolomijeca, A., Parrott, J., Khan, H., Shires, K., Clarence, S., Sullivan, C., Chibwe, L., Sinton, D. and Rochman, C.M., 2020. Increased temperature and turbulence alter the effects of leachates from tire particles on fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas). Environmental Science & Technology, 54(3), pp.1750-1759.

Sopinka, N.M., Coristine, L.E., DeRosa, M.C., Rochman, C.M., Owens, B.L. and Cooke, S.J., 2020. Envisioning the scientific paper of the future. FACETS5(1), pp.1-16.

Munno, K., De Frond, H., O’Donnell, B., Rochman, C.M. 2020. Increasing the accessibility for characterizing microplastics: Introducing new application-based and spectral libraries of plastic particles (SLoPP & SLoPP-E). Analytical Chemistry.

Bucci, K., Tulio, M., Rochman, C.M. What is known and unknown about the effects of plastic pollution: a meta-analysis and systematic review. Ecological Applications. PDF

Zhu, X., Nguyen, B., You, J.B., Karakolis, E., Sinton, D., Rochman, C.M. Identification of microfibers in the environment using multiple lines of evidence. Environmental Science & Technology,53, 11877-11887.  PDF

Gilbraith, A., McKee, L., Shimabuku, I., Lin, D., Werbowski, L.M., Zhu, X., Grbic, J., Rochman, C. 2019. Multiyear water quality performance and mass accumulatio of PCBs, mercury, methylmercury, copper, and microplastics in a bioretention rain garden. Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment. 4, 04019004. PDF

Karakolis, E.G., Nguyen, B., You, J.B., Rochman, C.M., Sinton, D. 2019. Fluorescent dyes for visualizing microplastic particles and fibers in laboratory-based studies. Environmental Science & Technology Letters.6, 334-340. PDF

Richard, H., Carpenter, E.J., Komada, T., Palmer, P.T., Rochman, C.M. 2019. Biofilm facilitate metal accumulation onto microplastics in estuarine waters. Science of the Total Environment. 683, 600-608. PDF

Rochman, C.M., Brookson, C., Bikker, J., Djuric, N., Earn, A., Bucci, K., Athey, S., Huntington, A., McIlwraith, H., Munno, K., De Frond, H., Kolomijeca, A., Erdle, L., Grbic, J., Bayoumi, M., Borrelle, S.B., Wu, T., Santoro, S., Werbowski, L.M., Zhu, X., Giles, R.K., Hamilton, B.M., Thaysen, C., Kaura, A., Klasios, N., Ead, L., Kim, J., Sherlock, C., Ho, A., Hung, C. 2019. Rethinking microplastics as a diverse contaminant suite. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 38, 703-711. PDF

De Frond, H.L., van Sebille, E., Parnis, J.M., Diamond, M.L., Mallos, N., Kingsbury, T., Rochman, C.M. 2019. Estimating the mass of chemicals associated with ocean plastic pollution to inform mitigation efforts. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management. PDF

Brookson, C.B., de Solla, S., Fernie, K.J., Cepeda, M.F.E., Rochman, C.M. 2019. Microplastics in the diet of nestling double-crested cormorants (Phalacrocorax auratus), an obligate piscivore in a freshwater ecosystem. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. PDF

Gassel, M., Rochman, C.M. 2019. The complex issue of chemicals and microplastic pollution: A case study in North Pacific lanternfish. Environmental Pollution. 248, 1000-1009. PDF

Li, L., Su, L., Cai, H., Rochman, C.M., Li, Q., Kolandhasamy, P., Peng, J., Shi, H. 2019. The uptake of microfibers by freshwater Asian clams (Corbicula fluminea) varies based upon physicochemical properties. Chemosphere. 221, 107-114.

Grbic, J., Nguyen, B., Guo, E., You, J.B., Sinton, D., Rochman, C.M. 2019. Magnetic extraction of microplastics from environmental samples. Environmental Science & Technology Letters. 6, 68-72. PDF

Schonlau, C., Larsson, M., Lam, M.M., Engwall, M., Glesy, J.P., Rochman, C.M., Karrman, A. 2019. Aryl hydrocarbon receptor-mediated potencies in field-deployed plastics vary by type of polymer. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 1-10.

Provencher, J.F., Ammendolia, J., Rochman, C.M., Mallory, M.L. 2019. Assessing plastic debris in aquatic food webs: what we know and don’t know about uptake and trophic transfer. Environmental Reviews. PDF

McIlwraith, H.K., Lin, J., Erdle, L.M., Mallos, N., Diamond, M., Rochman, C.M. 2019. Capturing microfiber – marketed technologies reduce microfiber emissions from washing machines. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 139, 40-45. PDF

Smith, M., Love, D.C., Rochman, C.M., Neff, R.A. 2018. Microplastics in seafood and implications for human health. Current Environmental Health Reports. 1-12. PDF

Rochman, C.M. 2018. Microplastics research: from sink to source. Science. 360, 28-29. PDF

Thaysen, C., Stevack, K., Ruffolo, R., Poirier, D., De Frond, H., DeVera, J., Sheng, G., Rochman, C.M. 2018. Leachate from expanded polystyrene cups is toxic to aquatic invertebrates (C. dubia). Frontiers in Marine Science. 5, 71. PDF

Nguyen, B., Graham, P. J., Rochman, C.M., Sinton, D. 2018. A platform for high-throughput assessments of environmental multi-stressors. Advanced Science. 1700677. PDF

Karakolis, E., Nguyen, B., Bem You, J., Graham, P. J., Rochman, C.M., Sinton, D. 2018. Digestible fluorescent coatings facilitate more accurate quantification of microplastic ingestion. Env. Sci. Technol. Lett. 5, 62-67PDF

Su, L., Cai, H., Kolandhasamy, P., Wu, C., Rochman, C.M., Shi, H. 2018. Using the Asian clam as an indicator of microplastic pollution in freshwater ecosystems. Environmental Pollution. 234, 347-355. PDF

Rochman, C.M., Parnis, J. M., Serrato, S., Browne, M. A., Reiner, E. J., Robson, M., Young, T., Diamond, M. L., Teh, S. J. 2017. Direct and indirect effects of different types of common microplastics in a freshwater foodchain. PLOS ONE. 12 (11) e0187664. PDF

Borrele, S., *Rochman, C.M., Liboiron, M., Bond, A. L., Lusher, A., Bradshaw, H., Provencher, J. F. 2017. Why we need an international agreement on marine plastic pollution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 114 (38) 9994–9997. *Corresponding author and shared first authorship. PDF

Munno, K., Helm, P.A., Jackson, D.A., Rochman, C.M., Sims, A. 2017. Impacts of temperature and selected chemical digestion methods on microplastic particles. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 37 (1) 91-98. PDF

McDevitt, J. P., Criddle, C. S., Morse, M., Hale, R. C., Bott, C. B., Rochman, C.M. 2017. Addressing the issue of microplastics in the wake of the Microbead-Free Waters Act – A new standard can facilitate improved policy. Environmental Science and Technology. 51 (12) 6611-6617. PDF

Rochman, C.M., Regan, F., Thompson, R.C. On the harmonization of methods for measuring the occurrence, fate and effects of microplastics. Analytical Methods. 9 (9), 1324-1325. PDF

Wagner, J., Wang, Z., Ghosal, S., Rochman, C. M., Gassel, M., Wall, S. Novel Method for the extraction and identification of microplastics in ocean trawl and fish gut matrices. Analytical Methods. PDF

Sagarin, R.D., Adams, J., Blanchette, C.A., Brusca, R.C., Chorover, J., Cole, J.E., Lubchenco, J., Micheli, F., Munguia-Vega, A., Rochman, C.M., Troch, P.A., van Haren, J. Between control and complexity: Opportunities and challenges for marine mesocosms. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 14 (7) 389-396. PDF

Rochman, C.M., Cook, A., Koelmans, A.A. Plastic debris and policy: Using current scientific understanding to invoke positive change. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 35 (7) 1617-1626 (2016). PDF

Rochman, C.M. Ecologically relevant data are policy-relevant data. Science. 352 (6290) 1172 (2016). Invited Perspective. PDF

Rochman, C.M. Strategies for reducing ocean plastic debris should be diverse and guided by science. Environmental Research Letters. 11, 014006 (2016). Invited Perspective. In ERL Monthly Highlights. PDF

Rochman, C.M., Browne, M.A., Underwood, A.J., van Franeker, J.A., Amaral-Zettler, L.A., Thompson, R.C. Perceived and demonstrated ecological impacts of marine debris. Ecology. DOI: 10.1890/14-2070.1 (2016). PDF

Green, S., Armstrong, J., Bogan, M., Darling, E., Kross, S., Rochman, C.M., Smyth, A., Verissimo, D. De-defining conservation. Conservation Letters. DOI: 10.1111/conl.12204 (2015). PDF

Rochman, C.M., Tahir, A., Williams, S.L., Baxa, D.V., Lam, R., Miller, J.T., Teh, F., Werorilangi, S., Teh, S.J. Anthropogenic debris in seafood: Plastic debris and fibers from textiles in fish and bivalves sold for human consumption. Scientific Reports. 5, 14340(2015). Sci Reports top 100 read articles for 2015. PDF

Rochman, C.M., Kross, S.M., Armstrong, J.B., Bogan, M.T., Darling, E.S., Green, S.J., Smyth, A.R., Veríssimo, D. Scientific evidence supports a ban on microbeads. Environmental Science and Technology 49, 10759-10761 (2015). Most read article in ES&T for December, 2015. PDF Correction

Rochman, C. M., Kurobe, T., Flores, I., Teh, S. J. Early warning signs of endocrine disruption in adult fish from the ingestion of polyethylene with and without sorbed chemical pollutants from the marine environment. Sci. Tot. Environ. 493, 656-661 (2014). PDF 

Klepadlo, C., Rochman, C. M., Davison, P. Report of Myctophum phengodes (Osteichthyes, Myctophidae) with extraneous photophores. Copeia. 2014(1), 106-108 (2014). PDF 

Rochman, C. M., Boxall, A. B. A. Environmental relevance: A necessary component of experimental design to answer the question, “SO WHAT?”. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 10, 311-312 (2014). PDF

Rochman, C. M., Lewison, R. L., Eriksen, M., Allen, H., Cook, A., Teh, S. J. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in fish tissue may be an indicator of plastic contamination in marine habitats. Science of the Total Environment 476-477, 622-633 (2014). PDF

Rochman, C. M., Hentschel, B. T., Teh, S. J. Long-term sorption of metals is similar among plastic types: implications for plastic debris in aquatic environments. PLOS ONE 9(1), e85433 (2014). PDF

Rochman, C. M., Hoh, E., Kurobe, T., Teh, S. J. Ingested plastic transfers hazardous chemicals to fish and induces hepatic stress. Scientific Reports 3, 3263 (2013)PDF

Rochman, C. M., Manzano, C., Hentschel, B., Massey-Simonich, S. L., Hoh, E. Polystyrene plastic: a source and sink for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the marine environmentEnvironmental Science and Technology. DOI: 10.1021/es403605f (2013)PDF

Rochman, C. M. Plastics and priority pollutants: a multiple stressor in aquatic habitats. Environmental Science and Technology. 47, 2439-2440 (2013). PDF

Rochman, C. M., Browne, M. A., Halpern, B. S., Hentschel, B. T., Hoh, E., Karapanagioti, H. K., Rios, L. R., Takada, H., Teh, S., Thompson, R. C. Classify plastic waste as hazardous. Nature, 494, 169-171 (2013). PDF

Rochman, C. M., Hoh, E., Hentschel, B. T., Kaye, S. Long-term field measurement of sorption of organic contaminants to five types of plastic pellets: implications for plastic marine debris. Environmental Science and Technology. 47, 1646-1654 (2013). PDF

Van, A., Rochman, C., Flores, E., Hill, K., Vargas, E., Vargas, S., Hoh, E. Persistent organic pollutant content of marine debris found on beaches in San Diego, California. Chemosphere 86, 258-263 (2011)PDF

Edited Volumes

Rochman, C., Regan, F., Thompson, R. C. Microplastics in the Environment. Analytical Methods. in press. Find issue here.

Koelmans, A. A., Rochman, C. M. Plastic debris in the aquatic environment – Mechanisms and implications. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 35 (7) 1617 -1676 (2016). Find issue here. 


FAO (2017) Microplastics in fisheries and aquaculture. (Lusher, A. and Hollman, P., eds). PDF

GESAMP (2016). “Sources, fate and effects of microplastics in the marine environment: part two of a global assessment” (Kershaw, P.J., and Rochman, C.M., eds)(IMO/FAO/UNESCO-IOC/UNIDO/WMO/IAEA/UN/UNEP/UNDP Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection). Rep. Stud. GESAMP No. 94. PDF

Book Chapters

Rochman, C.M. The role of plastic debris as another source for the bioaccumulation of chemicals in lower-trophic level organisms. Springer Online Textbook Chapter in The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry. Springer International Publishing. 1-15 (2016)PDF

Rochman, C.M. The complex mixture, fate and toxicity of chemicals associated with plastic debris in the marine environment. Springer Online Textbook Chapter in Marine Anthropogenic Litter. Springer International Publishing. 117-140 (2015)PDF