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Prof. Dr. Gerd Liebezeit

// studied chemistry at the University of Kiel

// After receiving his doctorate in marine chemistry there in 1981, he completed his habilitation in geology at the University of Hamburg in 1990

// In 2000, he was appointed Associate Professor for Marine Chemistry at the University of Oldenburg

// From 1977–1983, Gerd Liebezeit was a member of the Special Research Project 95 "Ocean-Ocean Floor Interaction" at the University of Kiel

// Following a research placement in the Organic Geochemistry Unit at the University of Bristol (UK), he worked in the Geological and Palaeontological Institute at the University Hamburg and in the park management team at the Wadden Sea National Park of Lower Saxony, Wilhelmshaven

// After managing the Terramare Research Centre at Wilhelmshaven from 1991–2007, he worked in the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment at the University of Oldenburg from 2008–2013

// He has been the director of Varel-based MarChemConsult since 2013

// His work focuses on microplastics in the marine environment, mineral nutriment inputs and balances in coastal waters, and environmental pollution in tropical coastal regions

Contact: laborundmore@succidia.de

Environmental microplastics

A danger to human health? - von Prof. Dr. Gerd Liebezeit

Humans create their own environment and since the 1950s, this has increasingly included products made from synthetic polymers, commonly referred to as "plastics". Plastic waste in the environment is probably here to stay for decades – if not centuries. But can we actually remove plastics – and microplastics in particular – from the environment?