My PhD focuses on the individual impact of nanoplastic, plus the synergistic impact of both nanoplastic and ocean acidification on key zooplankton species of the Antarctic marine ecosystem. I aim to assess physiological responses of zooplankton to these anthropogenic stressors and explore how responses are influenced by nanoplastic type i.e. surface charges and polymer type. As well as toxicological experiments, my PhD focuses on assessing levels of nanoplastic in-situ in the Southern Ocean with samples both from the water column and sea ice.
Publications from NERC Open Research Archive
Rowlands, Emily, Galloway, Tamara, Manno, Clara ORCID record for Clara Manno. (2021) A Polar outlook: Potential interactions of micro-and nano-plastic with other anthropogenic stressors. Science of the Total Environment, 754. 12 pp. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142379