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Amanda Dawson

Year of Award: 2018 Award State: Queensland None > Environment
None > Science
The Dr Dorothea Sandars and Irene Lee Churchill Fellowship to access and redistribute world-class microplastic research to enhance Australia's research profile - UK
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Every piece of plastic ever created still exists on the planet today. This persistence has led to burgeoning contamination of the marine environment with micro-sized plastics. This project will provide access to the advanced research and laboratory techniques of European countries that Australia is sorely lacking. Working directly with world experts will provide vital hands-on experience; allowing me to gain a deeper knowledge of the capabilities, limitations and potential of these techniques. This information will allow local scientists to apply these techniques to investigate the effects of microplastics on key Australian marine species at both a local and national level, filling a major knowledge gap.


 

Keywords: microplastic, microfibre, marine debris, ecotoxicology, manipulative experiment, United Kingdom, Australia, injestion

 

 

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