Cristina Villanova SolanoUniversidad de La Laguna | ULL · Department of Chemistry
Cristina Villanova Solano
PhD Student on biodiversity and conservation of the marine environment.
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Citations since 2017
9 Research Items
June 2019 - present
- PhD Student
- Determination of microplastics in marine sediments of the Canary Islands
September 2017 - June 2019
(1) Isolated systems, such as oceanic islands, are increasingly experiencing important problems related to microplastic debris on their beaches. The formation of microbial biofilm on the surface of microplastics present in marine environments provides potential facilities for microorganisms to survive under the biofilm. Moreover, microplastics act...
Human activities have introduced high amounts of microplastics (MPs) into the atmosphere that can be transported long distances and be later deposited in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems with precipitation (rain or snow). In this work, it has been assessed the presence of MPs in the snow of El Teide National Park (Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain,...
Microplastic pollution has an extremely widespread distribution, to the extent that microplastics could be ingested by aquatic organisms, including species of commercial importance for fisheries and aquaculture. In this work, the anthropogenic particles content of the gastrointestinal tracts of 86 individuals of cultivated European sea bass (Dicent...
Oil residues have been frequently found on the coasts all over the world as a result of different accidental releases. Their partial evaporation and solidification onto the coastal rocks can produce the formation of a new solid structure forming an agglomerate with other materials, mainly microplastics (though wood, glass, sand and rocks were also...
In this work, the microplastic content of sediments collected in July 2020 between 5 and 7 m depth was studied in four locations of La Palma island (Canary Islands, Spain). At each sampling location, three samples were taken parallel to the shoreline. The microplastic content in each sampling corer was studied every 2.5 cm depth after digestion wit...
Microplastics are widely recognised as contaminants of emerging concern. In the marine environment, seabed sediments have been identi�ed as a major sink with a high potential to accumulate them . Among microplastic forms, micro�bres appear among the most frequently reported in the environmental compartment . The aim of this study was to quant...