Diana Rodrigues

PhD student

Diana Rodrigues is a Marine Ecologist since 2010 and an underwater world passionate since her childhood. She is currently an Environmental and Sustainability PhD student at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Her PhD thesis is focused on the impacts of microplastic ingestion by marine fish species with commercial interest. Other current research interests concern the abundance and distribution of microplastics at the Portuguese west coast, bioaccumulation and bioamplification of pollutants associated to microplastics throughout the marine trophic chain, biomarkers responses and behaviour changes in individuals that have been ingesting microplastics and testing potential species as plastic pollution bioindicators. A transversal goal of her PhD, although consisting of a quite personal objective too, is to contribute to the societal awareness of such problematic.