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plastic pollution

GeoTalk: meet Freija Mendrik, researcher of microplastics pollution in coral reefs!

Freija Mendrik

Hi Freija. Thank you for joining us today! Could you tell our readers a bit about yourself before we dive in? Hi Simon, thanks for inviting me! I’m a marine scientist based in the UK specialising in microplastic pollution but my work has taken me across many different disciplines from physical geography to ecotoxicology. Recently my research has focused on trying to understand what impacts the tra ...[Read More]

Why single solution strategies cannot solve the plastic pollution problem

Why single solution strategies cannot solve the plastic pollution problem

It appears that plastics have well and truly invaded even our most inaccessible environments: the deepest point in the ocean (the Mariana trench) and the highest mountain peak in the world (Mt. Everest) both contain pieces of plastic from human activities miles away. With plastic waste flowing into aquatic ecosystems expected to nearly triple by 2040, it is safe to say that nature is in “emergency ...[Read More]

GeoTalk: meet Céline Heuzé, award-winning Early Career Ocean Scientist!

GeoTalk: meet Céline Heuzé, award-winning Early Career Ocean Scientist!

Hi Céline. Thank you for joining us today. Congratulations on winning the 2022 Ocean Sciences Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award! Could you tell our readers a bit about yourself and your research? As of just a few months ago, I am tenured! My exact job title is “Senior Lecturer in climatology” at the University of Gothenburg, in southwest Sweden. Originally I am from France, and I a ...[Read More]

GeoTalk: Meet Tim van Emmerik, hydrologist and Geosciences Instrumentation and Data Systems Division Early Career Scientist representative.

GeoTalk: Meet Tim van Emmerik, hydrologist and Geosciences Instrumentation and Data Systems Division Early Career Scientist representative.

Hi Tim, thanks for talking with us today, can you start by telling us a little about yourself and your research background? As experimental hydrologist I aim to provide reliable data to solve water-related societal challenges. For over a decade I have been working on developing new, better or cheaper measurement methods to quantify components of the water cycle. My first projects focused on estima ...[Read More]