How Do Microplastics Impact Aquatic Environments? | Exploring The Current Plastic Crisis


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How do emerging pollutants such as microplastics and pesticides affect aquatic ecosystems? Ecotoxicologist Susanne M. Brander joins the podcast today to discuss her work on this poignant topic of research…

Susanne is an Associate Professor at Oregon State University in the College of Agricultural Sciences, in the Fisheries and Wildlife Department, and at the Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station.

In addition to this, she is also an adjunct member of the OSU Environmental and Molecular Toxicology Department, a part of the OSU Marine Studies Initiative – and is affiliate faculty in the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing.

In this episode, Susanne fills us in on:

  • The two different ways that her team researches microplastics.
  • The types of plastics that scientists are finding in ocean waters, and where they may come from.
  • Where her research lab draws her samples from.
  • How long it takes for certain plastics to degrade.

To find out more about Susanne and her work, click here now!

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