Lotte de Jeu
I am working on the PAPILLONS project (Plastic in Agricultural Production: Impacts, Lifecycles and LONg-term Sustainability). In this project we investigate how micro and nano plastics influence organisms in the soil. I am mostly working with springtails and earthworms, culturing and testing them for effects of microplastics. We are performing single species tests, both standard tests and multi generation tests to assess possible long-term effects of exposure to microplastics, and mesocosm experiments using the CLIMECS system to assess the interaction between microplastics and soil organisms.
During my study in biology I have also worked with nematodes, bacteria, fungi, moths, and mites. I am interested in ecotoxicology, finding more environmentally friendly alternatives for pesticides, sustainability, and evolution.