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Rachel Hurley
PhD
Stilling: Post Doc
Telefon: +47 401 08 129
Rachel is a postdoctoral researcher based at NIVA. She has expertise in freshwater microplastic dynamics with a focus on urban environments and hydrological processes. Her work has centred on the fluvial realm but also considers microplastic contamination of a range of terrestrial environments, including establishing historical records of microplastic release. Within her research, Rachel has developed a number of novel methodological advancements including the first application of a seawater-buoyancy extraction for freshwater microplastics. This helps to characterise the transfer of microplastics from the land to the sea. Rachel has also been involved in rigorous methods testing for a number of microplastic extraction and identification techniques. Rachel's post-doctoral research contributes to a wider Water-JPI funded project, IMPASSE, which assesses the release of microplastics through the application of sewage sludge to agricultural soils. This closes a crucial missing link related to the release of microplastics to the environment and establishes critical processes related to the transfer of microplastics to aquatic systems.

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Vitenskapelige artikler og bokkapitler

  1. Hurley, Rachel R; Lusher, Amy L; Olsen, Marianne; Nizzetto, Luca; (2018) Validation of a Method for Extracting Microplastics from Complex, Organic-Rich, Environmental Matrices. Environmental Science and Technology ISSN 0013-936X. Vol 52 No13 s7409-7417 doi: 10.1021/acs.est.8b01517
  2. Bråte, Inger Lise N; Hurley, Rachel; Iversen, Karine; Beyer, Jonny; Thomas, Kevin V; Steindal, Calin C; Green, Norman W; Olsen, Marianne; Lusher, Amy; (2018) Mytilus spp. as sentinels for monitoring microplastic pollution in Norwegian coastal waters: A qualitative and quantitative study. Environmental Pollution ISSN 0269-7491. Vol 243 NoA s383-393 doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.08.077
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