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Dr Adam Porter

Dr Adam Porter

NERC Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

 Newman Lower Ground Floor (The Cave)

 Office hours:

9 - 5 Monday to Friday


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.


PhD University of Exeter (2014-2018)

MESci Marine Geoscience Cardiff University (2008-2012)

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