Winnie Courtene-Jones


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Research expertise

I am a marine biologist interested in understanding the impacts of anthropogenic activity on sensitive marine ecosystems. I am particularly interested in ocean plastics and use multi-disciplinary approaches to study the effects of plastics on these systems.

Microplastics in the deep sea

Global budgeting of marine microplastics have identified lower than expected concentrations of these small plastics in surface waters; thus it is hypothesised that the deep sea is the final sink for this pollutant.

My current research aims to develop knowledge regarding microplastic pollution in one of the largest, but still most unexplored global ecosystems: the deep sea.

Fieldwork experience

2016 Extended Ellett Line research cruise in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean: Deep sea sampling using epibenthic sled and on-board sediment processing. Also assisted with sampling and analysing water for dissolved oxygen concentration.

2017 Extended Ellett Line research cruise in the North east Atlantic, deep-sea sediment coring and on board processing, assisting with various analysis of water chemistry.

Teaching expertise

Demonstrator, Marine Conservation (year 3) module on the BSc (Hns) Marine Science programme

Lecturer, Marine Pollution (H3), Marine Biology (H2) module on the BSc Marine Science programme

Dissertation supervisor for H4 student, Solene Giraudeau-Potel

Frequent Journals

  1. Environmental Pollution

    ISSNs: 0269-7491

    Elsevier Limited

    Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 5.98 SJR 1.673 SNIP 1.578


  2. Environmental Pollution

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1873-6424

    Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 5.98


  3. Analytical Methods

    ISSNs: 1759-9660

    Royal Society of Chemistry

    Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2.2 SJR 0.581 SNIP 0.6


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Frequent Publishers

  1. National Oceanography Centre

    United Kingdom


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  1. Public talk for Seil Natural History Group

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

  2. International training workshop on microplastic debris

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

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  1. Johanna Fehling Memorial Prize

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  2. Runner up, best student oral presentation

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  3. National Student of the Year 2016

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