Journal Articles

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. 


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