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Microplastics in the aquatic ecosystems - how can we mitigate them?

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University of Portsmouth.

Portland Building, Room 1.74

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Portsmouth

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From land to oceans – how do microplastics make their way to the aquatic ecosystems and how can we mitigate them?”

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Serena Cunsolo graduated with an MSc in Marine Biology at the University of Bologna and a Master’s thesis in Aquatic Microbiology at University of Amsterdam. She has subsequently worked on various conservation projects on the protection of endangered aquatic species, under the auspices of Legambiente. Throughout this she developed a strong interest in environmental protection with a specific focus on marine plastic pollution. In 2015 she joined the Ocean Clean-up Foundation.

Her current research, as part of her PhD studies at Portsmouth, focuses on one of the major land-based sources of microplastic pollution: waste water treatment plants. At present, there is limited knowledge about the fate of microplastics as they pass through the wastewater treatment process and beyond. Her current project aims to quantify and evaluate the release of microplastics from sewage works, with a view to promoting innovative technologies to safeguard the aquatic environment.

Her presentation will illustrate the nature of plastic pollution in the marine environment, and how technology can help overcome the potential risks of microplastics to both aquatic species and human health.

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Parking recommended at Burnaby Terrace, see Location 9 on the University of Portsmouth campus map. (Metred parking for £2.00 after 5.00pm)

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