Miss Florence Parker-Jurd
Research Assistant - Preventing Plastic Pollution
School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
I work as a research assistant in the International Marine Litter Research Unit. I previously worked on Defra funded research, 'Investigating the sources and pathways of synthetic fibres and vehicle tyre wear pollution to the marine environment'.
I currently work on a European Regional Development Funded project 'Preventing Plastic Pollution' (2020 - 2023) alongside 17 english and french partners across the english channel with the aim to remove and prevent plastic pollution in the region.
2017 MSc (Distinction) Applied Marine Science, the University of Plymouth
2016 BSc (1st class Hons) Environmental Science, the University of Plymouth
Knight, L. J., Parker-Jurd, F. N. F., Al-Sid-Cheikh, M., & Thompson, R. C. (2020). Tyre wear particles: an abundant yet widely unreported microplastic? Environmental Science and Pollution Research. doi:10.1007/s11356-020-08187-4
Parker-Jurd, F. N. F. Napper, I. E. Abbott, G. D. Hann, S. Wright, S. L. Thompson, R. C. (2019). Investigating the sources and pathways of synthetic fibre and vehicle tyre wear contamination into the marine environment. Report prepared for the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (project code ME5435).