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 Daniel Wilson

Daniel Wilson

PhD Student

 Peter Lanyon 


Peter Lanyon Building, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Treliever Road, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK


I am a NERC GW4+ DTP student within the Center for Geography and Environmental Science and primarily supervised by Dr Katy Sheen. My project uses computer models to better understand how plastic pollution is transported around the Southern Ocean and the role that sea ice, waves, eddies and ocean currents play in this transport.



BSc (Hons) Geography, 1st Class, University of Exeter


Research interests

Plastic pollution in the oceans

Microplastic pollution

Physical oceanography

Polar science

Ocean modelling 

Research projects

PhD - Microplastic transport pathways in the Southern Ocean

Wilson, D. R., Godley, B. J., Haggar, G. L., Santillo, D., and Sheen, K. L. (2021) The influence of depositional environment on the abundance of microplastic pollution on beaches in the Bristol Channel, UK. Marine Pollution Bulletin 164: 111997. Available at:


Supervision / Group

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