Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
Research Specialization: Economics of plastic pollution
Interest in Microplastics:
- Microplastic (plastics < 5 mm) ingestion has been found in marine animals across trophic levels and at all depths of the ocean, affecting fisheries & marine wildlife.
- What are the sources of microplastics – (textile losses, personal care products, pellet losses and tire abrasion) into our marine environment?
- What appropriate interventions can reduce the leakage of microplastics into the environment?
- What are the impacts of microplastics on marine life and the economic activities that depend on it?