Project

Microbial hitch-hikers of marine plastics: survival, persistence and ecology of microbial communities in the 'Plastisphere'.

Funded by Natural Environment Research Council.

Collaboration with Bangor University and University of Warwick.

"Quantifying and understanding the potential role of marine plastic debris for the persistence and dispersal of potentially pathogenic microorganisms is of pressing importance and global significance. This project will characterise the range of microbial colonisation dynamics on microplastics, from their source through to delivery at ocean receptors." See more on the project’s website http://www.plasticvectors.stir.ac.uk

Total award value £550,979.20

People

Dr David Oliver
Dr David Oliver

Associate Professor, Biological and Environmental Sciences

Dr Peter Hunter
Dr Peter Hunter

Senior Lecturer, Biological and Environmental Sciences

Dr Sabine Matallana-Surget
Dr Sabine Matallana-Surget

Lecturer, Biological and Environmental Sciences