Qualifications

  • BA (University of East Anglia)
  • MRes (University of Hull)

Summary

I am an environmental scientist interested in understanding anthropogenic impacts on our World.

My current research uses a relatively pristine marine environment of the Southern Ocean around the subantarctic island of South Georgia to understand to what extent fish are ingesting plastics when plastics pollution levels are lower. Fish are ingesting plastics in areas of high human activity; data from remote locations are limited, but vital for defining the scale of the problem.

My research will additionally establish baseline data for monitoring pollution in a Marine Protected Area.

Recent outputs

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Digital Artefact

Podcast - Researchers Rant - Ep1 - Plastic-Free July

Collins, C., & McCumskay, R. (2021). Podcast - Researchers Rant - Ep1 - Plastic-Free July. [Video podcast]

Other

Top tips for tackling plastic pollution – from marine scientists

Collins, C., Caswell, B., & Waller, C. (2021). Top tips for tackling plastic pollution – from marine scientists. London

Presentation / Conference

Plastics-Free - Would you choose a paper bag?

Collins, C. (2021, July). Plastics-Free - Would you choose a paper bag?. Paper presented at Energy and Environment Institute Colloquium 2021, University of Hull

Research interests

Environmental science, anthropogenic impact, pollution, climate, biodiversity, ecology, animal behaviour