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Our research group is interested in studying the impacts of anthropogenic pollutants on benthic ecology. These studies investigate relevant topics such as microplastics distribution and effects on benthic organisms, and the role of heavy metals in benthic physiology and metabolism. Through our studies, we delve into the interactions between microplastic particles and benthic organisms, carefully examining their ingestion, bioaccumulation, burrowing activities and the potential ecological consequences that arise. 


Tom Moens

Full Professor

Anna-Maria Vafeiadou

Postdoctoral Researcher, Academic Assistant

Carl Van Colen

Postdoctoral Researcher

Luana Monteiro

Coordinator of IMBRSea

Gabriella Pantó

PhD Student

My Yen Nguyen

PhD Student
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