Mapping global inputs and impacts from of human sewage in coastal ecosytems
Casacae Tuholske, Benjamin S. Halpern, Gordon Blasco, Juan Carlos Villasenor, Melanie Frazier, Kelly Caylor
Tuholske C, Halpern BS, Blasco G, Villasenor JC, Frazier M, Caylor K (2021) Mapping global inputs and impacts from of human sewage in coastal ecosystems. PLoS ONE 16(11): e0258898. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal. pone.0258898
Coastal marine ecosystems face a host of pressures from both offshore and land-based human activity. Research on terrestrial threats to coastal ecosystems has primarily focused on agricultural runoff, specifically showcasing how fertilizers and livestock waste create coastal eutrophication, harmful algae blooms, or hypoxic or anoxic zones. These impacts not only harm coastal species and ecosystems but also impact human health and economic activities.