Daphne du Maurier
Daphne du Maurier Building, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK
As an individual with a passion for conservation biology and environmental activism my broad interests lie in marine pollution, threatened species conservation and sustainable development inclusive of social, economic and ecological needs.
My time as an undergraduate at the University of Exeter furthered my passion for marine conservation, biology and ecology where I gained further research experience through volunteer and charity work.
Completing an internship with the Marine Turtle Conservation Project in Northern Cyprus, collaborating with local fishermen and industry to establish sustainable commercial fishing practices and working for the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme following my degree, combining my interest in marine conservation, social development and scientific research.
Gaining an array of experience from microplastic analysis, eDNA sampling and experimental design, completing my Honors Project under the supervision of Dr Chris Laing to understand how environmental factors affect larval settlement.
Broad research specialisms
BSc Hons Conservation Biology & Ecology (University of Exeter)
Project Title: Identifying the effect of microplastic contamination on embryo development within the marine environment.
Supervisors: Prof Brendan Godley (University of Exeter), Dr Eva Jimenez-Guri and Prof Tamara Galloway (University of Exeter)
Primary research objectives will strive to understand the effect that plastic contamination can have on embryo development in the marine environment. Analysing through a series of biological and genetic techniques, any developmental abnormalities derived from this contamination within a morphological or molecular perspective will be seen. Allowing an understanding of how such contamination may affect the survival and fitness of marine organisms. Research will be conducted at The University of Exeter, Penryn Campus.