Bakgrunn og aktiviteter

Kyst geografi og mikroplast miljøgifter.

Doktorgradsprosjekt: Mikroplast sykluser i nordlige breddegrader

SupervisorsChantel NixonInstitutt for geografi, NTNU

                         Amy Lusher,   Miljøgifter, NIVA


Martin, J., Lusher, A., Thompson, R. C., & Morley, A. (2017). The deposition and accumulation of microplastics in marine sediments and bottom water from the Irish continental shelf. Scientific Reports7(1), 10772.

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PhD Project: Microplastic Cycles in Northern latitudes

The aim of the PhD project is to investigate the role of microplastics in major coastal sedimentary processes; identifying potential accumulation `hotspots` and significant transportation pathways.

My research focusses on microplastic dispersal in glacierized and formerly glaciated catchments & fjords. The methods employed are field & ship-based. Microplastic characterization is aided by spectrographic techniques.


This PhD is supported by NTNU Oceans, the Arctic Field Grant, and The Research Council of Norway is acknowledged for the support to the Norwegian Micro- and Nano-Fabrication Facility, NorFab, project number 245963/F50 facilities utilised for this PhD.