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Alicia Mateos Cárdenas

Postdoctoral Researcher, University College Cork

I am particularly interested in the impacts that plastics and microplastics have on ecosystems.

My PhD thesis (2017 - 2020) was titled "Impacts, Fate and Trophic Transfer of microplastics in the Freshwater Environment". My PhD was funded by the Irish EPA.

My next project (2020 - 2023) will now focus on the ocurrence of microplastics and their associated chemicals in coral habitats from the deep sea. This has been funded by the Irish Marine Institute.

I am currently based at University College Cork and the Environmental Research Insitute (Ireland).


  • 2020–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University College Cork
  • 2017–2020
    PhD researcher, University College Cork


  • 2015 
    Reading University, MSc in Wildlife Management and Conservation
  • 2014 
    University of Salamanca, Licenciatura en Ciencias Ambientales