Annalisa Sambolino

Annalisa Sambolino

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Annalisa is a PhD candidate at the University of Madeira and MARE (Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre) – Madeira. She holds a BSc in Biological Science and an MSc in Biological Monitoring, both obtained at the University of Genova, Italy. Her main interests are marine ecology and ecotoxicology, focusing on cetaceans, pelagic ecosystems and plastic pollution. Annalisa’s current project investigates the contamination by microplastics in cetaceans’ food web, using visual identification techniques and analysing plastic additives, such as phthalates, in biological samples.

Main Research Interests

Marine ecology; Cetaceans ecology; Ecotoxicology; Pelagic ecosystems; Trophic ecology; Marine litter; Plastic Pollution; Microplastics

MARE Research Groups

Coastal Systems and Ocean

MARE Thematic Line(s)

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning
Environmental Risk