Part II: Microplastic pollution and the effects of phthalates and other plastic-born chemicals on Alaska’s ecosystems and Alaskans’ health
This is the second webinar of two on microplastic pollution in Alaska’s marine and terrestrial environments and the effects of plastic-born toxic chemicals on Alaska’s ecosystems and Alaskans’ health. During this webinar Dr. Sonia Nagorski will join us from the University of Alaska Southeast.
Dr. Nagorski has decades of experience studying water quality as an environmental geochemist and recently turned her attention to the emerging issue of microplastic contamination. Together with a group of UAS undergraduates, Dr. Nagorski is assessing the extent of microplastic pollution in and from the Mendenhall Glacier near Juneau, Alaska. Her work seeks to understand the role glacial recession could play in microplastic pollution and ecosystem health in Southeast Alaska.
August 18, 2021 | 4:00 pm US Eastern Time