Joy Watts

Joy Watts

I am an Environmental Microbiologist, my PhD studies with Prof. Wellington at the University of Warwick developed my interests into the many positive roles of microbes in the soil environment. During my postdoctoral training with Prof. Kevin Sowers at the Center of Marine Biotechnology, I was able to develop my skills in anaerobic microbiology and apply my understanding of microbial ecology to anaerobic PCB dechlorination in sediments. The major focus of my research group at the University of Portsmouth is the application of molecular tools to better understand microbial interactions and communities in the environment.

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    Stemming the tide: plastics at Portsmouth


    Although the stability of plastics is a major factor in their usefulness, poor waste management at a global level has led to an accumulation in virtually all environmental systems