Pennie Lindeque is Head of Science for Marine Ecology and Biodiversity at Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML).
She leads the Research Topic ‘Microplastics and Eukaryote molecular approaches’ and has >20 years of experience in the development, systematics and trophic interactions of eukaryotes, in particular zooplankton.
Current focus relevant to the DIAPOD project includes developing molecular techniques for identification of holoplankton and meroplankton, including Next Generation Sequencing and eDNA technologies.
Pennie has published 35 peer reviewed papers with > 1775 citations, is an invited chair of the Study Group on Integrated Morphological and Molecular Taxonomy (SGIMT).
Negative effects of micro-plastics on marine plankton
With concerns around the presence of microplastics in the environment growing, two new research papers from Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) and partner research institutes in the UK and Norway have highlighted their impact on crucially important members of the zooplankton, known as copepods. Read more13 June 2019
Overall winner of the NERC Impact Awards: Uncovering the impacts of microplastics in the ocean
Pioneering research from this team of researchers has contributed substantially to public awareness of the problem of marine plastic pollution. Read more04 December 2018
Plastic pollution: Arctic sea ice contains huge quantity of microplastics, reveals new analysis
Scientists have found an unprecedented number of microplastics frozen in Arctic sea ice, demonstrating the alarming extent to which they are pervading marine environments. Read more24 April 2018
Westcountry Wonderwomen inspire students
Leading women across the South West are coming together to inspire the next generation with the Westcountry Wonderwomen workshop. Read more08 March 2018