Apr 18, 2023: Multisector mitigation of single-use plastics: approaches from biology, policy, law, and industry

Zoie Diana, ITEHP PhD candidate, wearing a tan blazer over a black top

Zoie Diana, PhD Candidate

Duke University

Programs: Marine Science & Conservation, Integrated Toxicology & Environmental Health Program (ITEHP)

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*This presentation is a public dissertation defense*

Plastic pollution is a pressing global environmental issue. This seminar will explore a consequence of global plastic pollution: plastic consumption in marine animals, using the sea anemone as a model animal. Leverage points to reduce marine plastic pollution through government policies and corporate commitments will be explored.

About the Speaker: Zoie earned her B.S. in Environmental Science, with a double major in Philosophy, from Allegheny College. She studied the mechanisms of underwater adhesion as a Masters of Coastal Environmental Management at Duke University and during internships at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. She is currently a fifth-year Ph.D. Candidate in Dr. Daniel Rittschof’s lab in the Marine Science and Conservation department. She is completing the Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Certificate. Her research focuses on plastic consumption in marine animals, plastic additive extraction by marine animals, and potential government and business solutions to this global issue.

TUESDAY, April 18, 2023, 12:00-1:15 pm Eastern

Field Auditorium Room 1112, Grainger Hall (9 Circuit Dr, Durham, NC)

Masks are optional for in-person attendees. Please stay home if you aren’t feeling well and join us via livestream instead (see below).

This meeting will be available on Zoom. Click HERE to register to receive the Zoom link and passcode (required)!

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