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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

 Georgie Savage

Georgie Savage

ECORISC PhD Candidate

 Geoffrey Pope 


Geoffrey Pope Building, University of Exeter , Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD, UK


I am is an early career marine biologist and ecotoxicologist, with a particular interest in anthropogenic pollutants such as plastic, and their impacts on threatened marine ecosystems. I work as part of a large international GCRF funded project Pacific Plastic: Science to Solution which investigates the sources, impacts and solutions of plastic pollution in the eastern Pacific. Within this project, my current PhD research focuses on the development of a rapid assessment toolkit to identify and quantify pollutants, such as plastic, pesticides and oil, in the marine environment of the Galapagos Archipelago.

Other research includes an investigation into the role that mangrove systems play as plastic pollution sinks in the Galapagos and mainland Ecuador. Previous research from my Masters explored microplastic uptake in anthozoans (anemones and coral), and the environmental and physical factors that alter uptake. 


ECORISC PhD, University of Exeter (2022–present)

MSci Biological Sciences, University of Exeter (2017–2021)


Sept 2021 - Aug 2022     Research Assistant, Pacific Plastics: Science to Solutions, University of Exeter, 

June - July 2021    Research Assistant,  MINIMISE Project, University of Exeter,

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Supervision / Group

Postgraduate researchers

  • Tamara Galloway
  • Ceri Lewis

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