Dr Allyson O'Brien

Research interests

Marine pollution, ecology, and environmental management

  • Multiple stressors in urban estuaries
  • Marine pollution
  • eDNA metabarcoding
  • Citizen science

Research projects

  • Ecological impacts of microplastics in Port Phillip Bay. This project will involve collecting field data on microplastics fibres and conducting laboratory experiments to test if they accumulate in fish and invertebrates. (with Anthony Boxshall and Mick Keough)
  • Multiple stressor impacts caused by built infrastructure. Field and laboratory work investigating interactive effects of stressors caused by built infrastructure including toxicants, artificial light, and habitat complexity (with Rebecca Morris)

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