Background and activities
Martin is a biologist interested in studying what plastics and other synthetic agents (e.g., endocrine disrupting chemicals) do to human and ecosystem health. For that he uses state-of-the-art in vitro and in vivo bioassays to characterize the total toxicity of complex samples (e.g., leachates of plastic materials). He also applies effect-directed chemical analysis to identify novel compounds causing the observed toxicity. With this approach he aims at contributing to a more holistic understanding human and environmental exposomes. To achieve this, he is working at the interface of mechanistic toxicology, exposure science, non-target chemical analysis, and environmental health.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2018) Freshwater microplastics: Emerging Environmental Contaminants?. Springer. 2018. ISBN 978-3-319-61614-8. The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry (58).
- (2018) Interactions of Microplastics with Freshwater Biota. Freshwater microplastics: Emerging Environmental Contaminants?.
- (2018) Microplastics Are Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Freshwater Environments: An Overview. Freshwater microplastics: Emerging Environmental Contaminants?.
- (2017) Environmental performance of bio-based and biodegradable plastics: The road ahead. Chemical Society Reviews. vol. 46 (22).
- (2017) Feeding type and development drive the ingestion of microplastics by freshwater invertebrates. Scientific Reports. vol. 7 (1).
- (2017) PET microplastics do not negatively affect the survival, development, metabolism and feeding activity of the freshwater invertebrate Gammarus pulex. Environmental Pollution. vol. 234.