Paul Iyare

Master’s Student, Environmental Studies

During my bachelor’s degree at the University of Benin where I studied Fisheries, I became interested in environmental pollution and remediation. I went on to study Water and Environmental Engineering at the University of Surrey. As a master’s student in Surrey, I was fascinated by microplastics in the environment and carried out my dissertation in the same area. After graduation, with the help of my supervisors, I continued researching into microplastic pollution with emphasis on sewage treatment plants, which was the focus of my dissertation. This inspired me to join the QE3 lab. I am currently assessing plastic ingestion by polar bears using scat samples. It is my goal to contribute to the body of knowledge on microplastic ingestion in vertebrates, and to influence environmental policy making to facilitate environmental protection and conservation. I am available on LinkedIn and Twitter.