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Ashley King

PhD Student

Email: [[v|aeking]]
Phone: (804) 684-7483
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall N312
Department: Aquatic Health Sciences
Advisor: {{https://www.vims.edu/people/hale_rc/index.php,Robert Hale}}

Background

B.S. Marine Sciences (minor in Chemistry), University of Connecticut Marine Sciences Department in Groton, CT

My research interests are in environmental chemistry and pollution. During undergrad, I researched the ecotoxicology of stormwater runoff as a NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Scholar at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center and the transport of anthropogenic gases as a NSF REU Intern with Texas A&M University. 

My current research focus is microplastic pollution.

Presentations

Williamsburg Regional Library World Oceans Day 2021, "Plastics in the Ocean" (link)

VIMS Marine Science Day 2021 (with Dr. Meredith Evans Seeley), "Microplastics & Our Environment" (link)

Publications

Hale, R.C., Seeley, M.E., King, A.E., & Yu, L.H. (2022). Analytical Chemistry of Plastic Debris: Sampling, Methods and Instrumentation. In: Plastics in the Environment: Pattern and Process. Ed: Bank, M.S. Nature Publishing Group, Springer Press. In Press. (link)