Contact details:

Dr Martin R. Preston

Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences
4 Brownlow Street
University of Liverpool
L69 3GP

PHONE: +44 151 794 4093
FAX: +44 151 794 4099
EMAIL: preston

The majority of people on this planet live within a relatively short distance of the ocean. Populations and the levels of industrialisation are rapidly increasing, with the consequence that the pressures on the marine environment arising from development, resource extraction and waste disposal are also mounting. The marine environment, particularly the coastal zone, is suffering from many threats and over the last few years the research of the marine pollution group at Liverpool has focused largely on organic contaminants of the marine environment. This study of marine pollution inevitably encompasses many other aspects of scientific study including the physics and biology of marine processes together with those aspects of social and industrial development that generate the potential threats.

For more information about marine pollution and other work in oceanography follow the links on this page.

April 2006

Fully funded studentship (UK applicants) available for start asap







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Associated scientists and collaborators | Research interests and recent publications | Some books on marine pollution| A short article on marine pollution| Some pollution related links|

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