Melinda Paduani

PhD Student, Earth and Environment


RFA: Fate & Transport

Research: Mangrove Plastic Ecology

Adviser: Michael Ross

Joined CREST CAChE in Summer 2018

I am interested in the ecological and social factors that drive the accumulation and distribution of marine debris (more specifically, plastics) in coastal ecosystems. I have been drawn to mangrove wetlands ever since I started research on mangroves in my undergraduate career, and my current research is focused on those environments around Biscayne Bay.

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