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Professor in Natural Sciences, Bangor University

Christian Dunn is the Associate Director of the Bangor Wetlands Group at Bangor University in the UK.

Professor Dunn researches and teaches on all aspects of wetland science. This includes wetland ecology, zoology, peatland biogeochemistry and carbon sequestration, and Constructed Treatment Wetlands (CTWs). His interest in water quality also covers pharmaceutical waste and illicit drugs in our water systems. A project he led looking at illicit drugs during the Glastonbury Festival received international recognition.

Another area of Professor Dunn's research is plastic and microplastic pollution. In particular microplastics in inland water systems and their potential removal using CTWs. It was Professor Dunn's research that revealed, for the first time, microplastics were present in all UK inland waters. He is he director of the Plastic Research Centre of Wales.

Alongside his teaching and research at Bangor University he is the Director of Marketing and Recruitment for the School of Natural Sciences and the College of Environmental Science and Engineering, and is the university's Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Sustainability.

As a former journalist Professor Dunn still writes regularly for a number of national publications and frequently appears on TV and radio news, and current affair programmes.

Dr Dunn has done three TEDx talks and often gives public talks on environmental issues to a wide variety of audiences.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Wetland Ecology, Bangor University