Arianna Olivelli

In 2018-2019, Arianna assessed the spatial distribution of marine debris from the water’s edge to the backshore in coastal environments, finding that more and larger debris items accumulate in the vegetation behind the coast.

She is now working on her Master’s thesis project at the Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Research at Utrecht University (The Netherlands), where she investigates the areas of origin of micro- and nano-plastic that accumulate in the South Atlantic subtropical gyre.