Impact of Micro Plastics | King's College Taunton

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7 February 2020 - 2.00pm

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Impact of Micro Plastics

Impact of Micro Plastics


Matthew Cole is a research scientist whose research focuses upon how human activity and pollution can affect the marine environment. Matthew conducted his PhD on the ‘Impact of microplastics on zooplankton’ at Plymouth Marine Laboratory and the University of Exeter from 2010-2014. His early research highlighted the risks microscopic plastic debris can pose to zooplankton.

Following on from his PhD, Matthew was employed as a research fellow at the University of Exeter, investigating the impact of microplastics on marine ecosystem processes. Matthew returned to Plymouth Marine Laboratory in October 2017 as a Lord Kingsland Fellow. Matthew is working with the ‘Microplastic research group’, led by Dr Pennie Lindeque, to examine how plastic pollution can impact upon marine biota and ecosystems.

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