Understanding Microplastics in Limnic Ecosystems

During this 25-minute webinar viewers will hear from microplastics researcher, Dr. Elke Fischer. Dr. Fischer is a Senior Researcher and Head of the Laboratory at the Institute of Geography at CEN. CEN is the research center for Earth System Research and Sustainability where she and her team have been investigating microplastics in the environment since 2011.

Dr. Fischer discusses the evolution of her microplastic research since 2011 as well as how her team currently approaches studying microplastics in limnic ecosystems. Viewers will learn about sample collection, sample preparation, tools, analysis, identifying polymer composition as well as future challenges this area of study may face. Lastly, Dr. Fischer will discuss some questions she frequently receives about her research.

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