Univerza na Primorskem Fakulteta za matematiko, naravoslovje in informacijske tehnologije

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“Širok spekter tematik s področja aktualnih in aplikativnih raziskav biodiverzitete”


Circularity of biobased, biodegradable, and non-degradable plastics

Sreda, 8. november 2023, ob 19.00, ZOOM 

About lecture:

The lecture will cover several research areas, commencing with an introductory segment on macroplastics pollution in the marine environment, delving into the material flows / effects of Abandoned, Lost and Discarded Fishing Gear (ALDFG), and current mitigation strategies. Consequently, the lecture will briefly probe into Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and underline the existing research gaps and efforts in integrating the impacts of "Ghost Fishing" on marine ecosystems and biodiversity within Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) modelling. An overview of the SFI DSolve project and the latest developments in Research Area 5: Circularity of biobased, biodegradable, and non-degradable plastics, will be presented. Including the ALDFG retrieval operation done in collaboration with the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries, a long-term in-situ assessment of “Ghost Fishing” impacts on benthic environments: stock-specific catch rates in relation to gillnets and pots, and modelling the fate of ALDFG within the Norwegian marine environment.

About lecturer:

Dorian Vodopia, born the 5. 3. 1996 in Rijeka, Croatia, attained a bachelor’s degree in Marine Sciences at the University Juraj Dobrila of Pula, Croatia in 2017. Thesis title: “Synthesis of silver nanoparticles and their impact on the sperm of sea urchin A. lixula”. Subsequently, in 2020 he obtained a master’s degree in Nature Conservation at the University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia. Thesis title: „Embryotoxicity and oxidative stress in the sea urchin P. lividus after co-exposure to PMMA microparticles and NSAID indomethacin”. From January 2021 to January 2023, he was employed as a project associate at the Laboratory for Marine Nanotechnology and Biotechnology, Centre for Marine Research in Rovinj, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia. Since April 2023, he has been employed as a PhD fellow at UiT- The Arctic University of Norway, Norwegian College of Fishery Science, HARVEST research group, DSolve Project Research Area 5. His PhD work is: „Inclusion of ghost fishing and its effects on ecosystems and biodiversity in life cycle impact assessment (LCIA)”.