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October Luncheon - Microplastic Research to Inform Management Strategies in California

  • Tuesday, October 04, 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Admiral Baker Club House - 2400 Admiral Baker Rd, San Diego, CA 92124
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Registration

  • Send email to SDEP@wildapricot.org for registration code


Speakers:

Dr. Leah Thornton Hampton

Southern California Coastal Water Research Project

Abstract:

Microplastic Research to Inform Management Strategies in California

Recent California legislative mandates have initiated a burst of collaborative activity to provide a scientific foundation for microplastic management strategies for both drinking water and the coastal environment. To support the goals of the State, the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority convened an expert panel to determine the to identify the primary pathways by which microplastics affect aquatic biota and humans, prioritize the microplastic characteristics that are of greatest biological concern, develop frameworks for assessing the risks associated with microplastics, and identify critical thresholds at which those biological effects become pronounced. In addition, a large-scale interlaboratory comparison study was conducted to evaluate existing methods for microplastic analysis and inform the state on which methods to adopt for monitoring microplastics in drinking water. Through these activities and others, critical research needs were identified, laying the groundwork for the next phase of microplastic research and environmental management in California. 

Speaker Information:

Dr. Leah Thornton Hampton is a scientist in the Toxicology Department at the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP) in Costa Mesa, California. She specializes in characterizing the toxicological effects of environmental contaminants and is currently focused on studying microplastics. Her technical expertise includes endocrine disruption, reproductive toxicity, developmental toxicity, and immunotoxicity. Prior to joining SCCWRP, her research focused on the effects of early life stage thyroid suppression on immune function. She holds a Ph.D. in biology from the University of North Texas, an M.S. in biology from Texas Christian University and a B.S. in zoology from Miami (Ohio) University.

Cost:

$40 for members, $50 for non-members.  Sign up by Friday, September 23 and save $5 on registration!  Walk-ins with no reservation will be charged an extra $10 and be asked to wait until those with reservations are seated.

Please note that reservations will be invoiced regardless of attendance.

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Location:

Admiral Baker Club House
2400 Admiral Baker Rd

San Diego, CA 92124

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