I have a BSc in Marine Biology and an MSc in Conservation Statistics. Prior to my PhD, I worked for sea turtle conservation projects in Costa Rica. It was during my time spent on remote beaches I gained an increasing interest for the distribution and accumulation of plastic debris in the marine environment.
Understanding marine microplastic dynamics using macroplastic as a proxy
- To better understand the physical processes that influence the transport and fate of macro- and micro-plastics in the marine environment
- Identify, through hydrodynamic models combined with particle track models, areas of high deposition of marine plastic on the West Coast of Scotland
- Investigate which physical oceanic processes and plastic properties influence the transport and fate of marine plastics
- Determine whether there is a correlation between areas of high deposition of macro- and micro-plastic in the same locations
Allison, N.L., Dale, A., Turrell, W.R., Aleynik, D. and Narayanaswamy, B.E., 2022. Simulating the distribution of beached litter on the northwest coast of Scotland. Frontiers in Environmental Science, p.1910.