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Overview

Theo Murphy meeting organised by Professor Gary Hampson, Dr Catherine Russell, Dr Ian Kane, Dr Michael Clare, Professor Sarah Gabbott and Professor Matthew Jackson.

This multi-disciplinary workshop brings together researchers with interests in how plastic behaves as a sedimentary material. Understanding how, where and when plastics are transported, break down and accumulate in the natural environment requires sedimentary geoscience research to be integrated with contributions from material scientists, chemical engineers and chemists, experimentalists, fluid dynamicists and biologists.

The schedule of talks and speaker biographies can be found below. Speaker abstracts will be available closer to the meeting date.

Poster session

There will be a poster session on Monday 20 March. If you would like to apply to present a poster please submit your proposed title, abstract (not more than 200 words and in third person), author list, name of the proposed presenter and institution to the Scientific Programmes team no later than Monday 13 February 2023. Please include the text 'Poster abstract submission' in the email subject line. Please note that places are limited and posters are selected at the scientific organisers' discretion.

Attending this event

This meeting is intended for researchers in relevant fields and is a residential meeting.

  • Free to attend
  • Advance registration essential
  • This is an in-person meeting, please contact the Scientific Programmes team for more information about attendance

Enquiries: contact the Scientific Programmes team

Organisers

Schedule


Chair

09:00-09:05
Introduction
09:05-09:30
Speaker tbc
09:30-09:45
Discussion
09:45-10:15
What can we learn from clastic sediment particles to improve our understanding of microplastic transport?

Speakers

10:15-10:30
Discussion
10:30-11:00
Break
11:00-11:30
Microplastics in the marine environment: sources, distribution, biological effects and socio-economic impacts

Speakers

11:30-11:45
Discussion
11:45-12:15
Should we care about plastic in sediments?

Speakers

12:15-12:30
Discussion

Chair

13:30-14:00
Environmental degradation of plastics

Speakers

14:00-14:15
Discussion
14:15-14:45
The multidimensionality of microplastics and how it affects their fate and transport in aquatic ecosystems

Speakers

14:45-15:00
Discussion
15:00-15:30
Break
15:30-16:00
Professor Stefan Krause, University of Birmingham, UK
16:00-16:15
Discussion
16:15-17:00
Poster flash talks

Chair

09:00-09:30
Talk title tbc

Speakers

09:30-09:45
Discussion
09:45-10:15
The role of hyperpycnal and turbidity flows in the transport and burial of plastic in marine sediments: examples from Southern Italy

Speakers

10:15-10:30
Discussion
10:30-11:00
Break
11:00-11:30
Microplastics in deep-marine environments

Speakers

11:30-11:45
Discussion
11:45-12:15
The transport and accumulation of plastics in submarine canyons and the deep sea

Speakers

12:15-12:30
Discussion

Chair

13:30-14:00
Anthropogenic factors affecting the accumulation and retention of microplastics in bottom sediment of stormwater ponds

Speakers

14:00-14:15
Discussion
14:15-14:45
Talk title tbc

Speakers

14:45-15:00
Discussion
15:00-15:30
Break
15:30-16:00
Overview

Speakers

16:00-16:15
Discussion
16:15-17:00
Panel discussion