About The Author

Born in Rio de Janeiro in December 1967 where she graduated in Oceanography at the State University (1988); prepared a Master’s degree in Chemistry at the Pontifical Catholic University (1991); followed for a PhD at the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK) under the supervision of Prof. Peter Liss (1997). Returned to Brazil (1998) to the Oceanography Department of the Federal University of Pernambuco, in Recife. Now a Full Professor.

Microplastics Pollution: Scientists On The Road To Consensus

Microplastics (plastic particles smaller than <5 mm) are an ever-increasing problem around which discoveries of important and unpredicted consequences to society and nature are occurring at an accelerated pace [4]. Studies of microplastics pollution have flourished, helped by efficient science communication [5] until the issue reached policy/decision makers. Techniques to sample and characterize these pollutants