Brian Hunt

Assistant Professor

Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries

Research Specialization: Sampling, detection, and quantification of microplastics in marine and other aquatic environments; Food web uptake of microplastics; Marine ecosystems.

Dr. Hunt is an ecosystem oceanographer who researches the structure and function of pelagic marine ecosystems and their response to climate forcing and anthropogenic impacts. His Pelagic Ecosystem Lab conducts their research through the lens of marine food web dynamics, applying biogeochemical (stable isotopes and fatty acids) and molecular approaches to resolve food web response to environment, food web linkages, energy transfer efficiencies, and the emergent nutritional health of biota.

His interest in microplastics are:

  • Occurrence, uptake, and accumulation of  nano and microplastics in marine food webs
  • Prevalence of NP and MP in seafoods
  • Methods for collection, isolation, and  quantification of NP and MP
  • Method standardization

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