Alex Billings

PhD student

Research Overview

I am interested in the environmental fate and ecotoxicology of plasticisers in the terrestrial environment.

The properties of plastics are determined in part by a cocktail of various additives known as plasticisers. The effects of these plasticisers on ecosystems are not well constrained and given the widespread presence of microplastic in the terrestrial environment these additives may represent a significant anthropogenic input to terrestrial ecosystems. My research aims to investigate the spatial distribution and environmental fate of common plasticisers, as well as their potential toxicokinetic effects at different trophic levels.