Miss Florence Parker-Jurd

Miss Florence Parker-Jurd

Research Assistant - Preventing Plastic Pollution

School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)



Research Assistant 

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 part time on a European Regional Development Funded project 'Preventing Plastic Pollution' (2020 - 2023) alongside 17 English and french partners across the English channel, evaluating interventions to plastic pollution in the region. I also work on project funded by Highways England, quantifying tyre wear and other microplastics in runoff from the strategic road network. 


2017 MSc (Distinction) Applied Marine Science, the University of Plymouth

2016 BSc (1st class Hons) Environmental Science, the University of Plymouth 



Key publications

Key publications are highlighted


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

Napper, I.E., Wright, L.S., Barrett, A.C., Parker-Jurd, F. and Thompson, R.C., 2021. Potential microplastic release from the maritime industry: Abrasion of rope. Science of The Total Environment, p.150155.

Parker-Jurd FNF, Napper IE, Abbott GD, Hann S & Thompson RC (2021) 'Quantifying the release of tyre wear particles to the marine environment via multiple pathways' Marine Pollution Bulletin 172, , DOI Open access

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).



Additional information

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