Dr Astrid Fischer
Research Fellow - Analytical Chemistry
School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Research Fellow in Analytical Chemistry
I work on the MINIMISE project, a NERC funded project that investigates the current and future impacts of micro-plastics on marine shelf ecosystems around the UK. My role in the project is to synthesize radio-labelled plastic particles to be used in ecotoxicological research. My background is in marine science, in particular the importance of climate change in marine ecosystems. I have investigated the importance of plankton in the marine food chain since 2000.
MSc in chemistry from University of Amsterdam (1999)
BSc in chemical technology from Hogeschool Rotterdam & Omstreken (1997)
Health Physics Level 3
Roles on external bodies
NMBAQC technical secretary 2013-2017
Marine plastics, radiochemistry, marine climate change, plankton.
Renewable energy, carbon footprint
Key publications are highlightedJournals
NMBAQC zooplankton trial ringtest 2015
NMBAQC zooplankton ringtest 2016/2017