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Dr Adam Porter

Dr Adam Porter

NERC Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

 Newman Lower Ground Floor (The Cave)

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9 - 5 Monday to Friday

Overview

I am currently a NERC funded post-doc on the MINIMISE program seeking to understand and map the threat microplastics play to the UK shelf seas. As such I have been undertaking exposure experiments, meta-analyses and some field sampling to try to answer some of the key aims of the project.

More broadly I am an ecologist interested and concerned with anthropogenic disturbances to the marine environment at a population or system scale. I have over 10 years’ experience in planning and executing field sampling campaigns to collect environmental data answering key questions pertaining to our impact on the marine environment. I enjoy the analysis of big datasets and have an interest in using GIS and digital media in data collection, analysis and presentation. I have also developed extensive laboratory protocols for the processing of environmental samples looking at microplastic contamination in aquatic systems and organisms.

Outside of research I am a keen diver, and sailor, photographer and drummer and enjoying life in Devon walking on Dartmoor and surfing on the North coast.

Qualifications

PhD University of Exeter (2014-2018)

MESci Marine Geoscience Cardiff University (2008-2012)

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Publications by category


Journal articles

Thrift E, Porter A, Galloway TS, Coomber FG, Mathews F (2022). Ingestion of plastics by terrestrial small mammals. Sci Total Environ, 842 Abstract.  Author URL.
Jones JS, Guézou A, Medor S, Nickson C, Savage G, Alarcón-Ruales D, Galloway TS, Muñoz-Pérez JP, Nelms SE, Porter A, et al (2022). Microplastic distribution and composition on two Galápagos island beaches, Ecuador: Verifying the use of citizen science derived data in long-term monitoring. Environmental Pollution, 311, 120011-120011.
Porter A, Barber D, Hobbs C, Love J, Power AL, Bakir A, Galloway TS, Lewis C (2022). Uptake of microplastics by marine worms depends on feeding mode and particle shape but not exposure time. Sci Total Environ, 857(Pt 1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Savage G, Porter A, Simpson SD (2022). Uptake of microplastics by the snakelocks anemone (Anemonia viridis) is commonplace across environmental conditions. Sci Total Environ, 836 Abstract.  Author URL.
Jones JS, Porter A, Muñoz-Pérez JP, Alarcón-Ruales D, Galloway TS, Godley BJ, Santillo D, Vagg J, Lewis C (2021). Plastic contamination of a Galapagos Island (Ecuador) and the relative risks to native marine species. Science of the Total Environment, 789 Abstract.
Pereira JM, Rodríguez Y, Blasco-Monleon S, Porter A, Lewis C, Pham CK (2020). Microplastic in the stomachs of open-ocean and deep-sea fishes of the North-East Atlantic. Environmental Pollution, 265 Abstract.

Publications by year


2022

Thrift E, Porter A, Galloway TS, Coomber FG, Mathews F (2022). Ingestion of plastics by terrestrial small mammals. Sci Total Environ, 842 Abstract.  Author URL.
Lewis C, Jones JS, Guézou A, Medor S, Nickson C, Savage G, Alarcón-Ruales D, Galloway TS, Muñoz-Pérez JP, Nelms SE, et al (2022). Microplastic Distribution and Composition on Two Galápagos Island Beaches, Ecuador: a Spatiotemporal Assessment Using Citizen Science Derived Data.
Jones JS, Guézou A, Medor S, Nickson C, Savage G, Alarcón-Ruales D, Galloway TS, Muñoz-Pérez JP, Nelms SE, Porter A, et al (2022). Microplastic distribution and composition on two Galápagos island beaches, Ecuador: Verifying the use of citizen science derived data in long-term monitoring. Environmental Pollution, 311, 120011-120011.
Porter A, Barber D, Hobbs C, Love J, Power AL, Bakir A, Galloway TS, Lewis C (2022). Uptake of microplastics by marine worms depends on feeding mode and particle shape but not exposure time. Sci Total Environ, 857(Pt 1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Savage G, Porter A, Simpson SD (2022). Uptake of microplastics by the snakelocks anemone (Anemonia viridis) is commonplace across environmental conditions. Sci Total Environ, 836 Abstract.  Author URL.

2021

Jones JS, Porter A, Muñoz-Pérez JP, Alarcón-Ruales D, Galloway TS, Godley BJ, Santillo D, Vagg J, Lewis C (2021). Plastic contamination of a Galapagos Island (Ecuador) and the relative risks to native marine species. Science of the Total Environment, 789 Abstract.

2020

Pereira JM, Rodríguez Y, Blasco-Monleon S, Porter A, Lewis C, Pham CK (2020). Microplastic in the stomachs of open-ocean and deep-sea fishes of the North-East Atlantic. Environmental Pollution, 265 Abstract.

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