Dr Karen Rodgers

Dr Karen Rodgers


Faculty and Department

  • Institutes
  • Energy and Environmental Institute


  • PhD (University of Aberdeen)


My background is in environmental science and I have been studying pollution usually in aquatic environments. My PhD is from the University of Aberdeen. It was on the impact of copper in fish farms on the Scottish sea lochs where they are located.

Research interests

I am studying the environmental impact of biodegradable plastics to compare them to conventional plastics. The point is to make sure that the new plastics are actually more environmentally friendly before we start using them. I am using lab experiments and will soon be conducting field experiments.