Amy Lorraine Lusher
Position: Researcher Scientist, PhD
Phone: +47 930 59 798
Dr Lusher is an influential researcher in the field of marine pollution. Having been at the forefront of microplastic and marine pollution research in the nearly a decade, she has authored and co-authored 20 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, 6 published conference proceedings and contributed towards 5 technical reports. Currently, her research focuses on the distribution, interactions and potential effects of microplastics in the marine environment. She has been involved in the development of numerous methods for the identification of microplastics from different environmental matrices including sediments, water column and biota. Dr Lusher developed an underway sampling regime to filter microplastics from the water column of the North Atlantic and the Arctic (Lusher et al. 2014; Lusher et al. 2015). She also developed methods for sampling fish (Lusher et al. 2013) and marine mammals (Lusher et al. 2015b). She led a critical review of the methods used in the identification of ingested microplastics by wild and laboratory exposed biota (Lusher et al. 2017) and most recently was a leading contributor to a Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) reportfocusing on microplastics in fisheries and aquaculture (finfish and shellfish).