Publications and responsibilities
Characterisation of microplastic fibres and their degradation under environmental conditions
Sensitivity of adult polar cod (Boreogadus saida) to the water-soluble fraction of crude oil under low and high food regimes
Degradation and toxicity of textile microfibres
Microplastic fibres (MPFs) are increasingly being reported as one of the dominant forms of microplastic pollution in aquatic environments. Clothing and textiles produced from synthetic fibres such as polyester (PES), polyacrylic (PAC) and nylon (PA) are considered some of the main sources of MPFs. H...
Effects of nylon microplastic on feeding, lipid accumulation and moulting in a coldwater copepod
Microplastic debris is a pervasive environmental contaminant that has the potential to impact the health of biota, although its modes of action remain somewhat unclear. The current study tested the hypothesis that exposure to fibrous and particulate microplastics would alter feeding, impacting on li...
Assessing the environmental impact of chemical additives released from end-of-life rubber products
How sensitive are polar cod early life stages to a changing Arctic?
Embryonic exposure to produced water can cause cardiac toxicity and deformations in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) and haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) larvae
Regular discharges of produced water from the oil and gas industry represents the largest direct discharge of effluent into the marine environment worldwide. Organic compound classes typically reported in produced water include saturated hydrocarbons, monoaromatic and polyaromatic hydrocarbons (MAHs...
Accumulation and toxicity of monoaromatic petroleum hydrocarbons in early life stages of cod and haddock
A multitude of recent studies have documented the detrimental effects of crude oil exposure on early life stages of fish, including larvae and embryos. While polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), particularly alkyl PAHs, are often considered the main cause of observed toxic effects, other crude o...