Microplastics in freshwater

Sources, pathways and environmental fate of microplastics

This multidisciplinary project (2017-2020) involving the Marine and Freshwater Research Centre (MFRC), GMIT, the Centre for Water Resources Research (CWRR) and the Earth Institute, UCD, Wageningen University and Carey Building Contractors is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The project will inform the development and implementation of policy through improved understanding of Microplastic (MP) sources, pathways and environmental fate in freshwater systems in Ireland and make recommendations for monitoring of MPs.

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Senior Lecturer and Researcher in Freshwater Ecology and Biology
Lecturer in Aquatic Ecology
Lecturer and Researcher in Aquatic Ecology