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Alexa Zonderman

Alexa Zonderman

Alexa Zonderman

Anorganische Umweltchemie

Doktorandin

Tel: +49 (0)4152 87-2176

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My work on chemical emissions from offshore wind farms takes place within the EU Interreg project Anemoi. Despite their rapid adoption and projected increases in scale, information is lacking concerning the environmental impacts of offshore wind farms. This project aims to characterize the chemical emissions thereof and their impacts on the marine environment in order to propose sustainable solutions.

To this end, the primary goal of my research is to conduct analysis of samples in multiple matrices from the North Sea in order to detect and trace inorganic and particulate emissions.


My specific interests in environmental chemistry include:

  • Emerging contaminants
  • Uptake of offshore emissions in biota
  • LDIR / microplastics
  • ICP-MS/MS

Link to Interreg Anemoi project

Interreg Anemoi project

  • 2023 – Current Doctorate at Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, affiliated with Universität Hamburg
  • 2022 Master Thesis at Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon: “Investigation of trace metal patterns in mussels (Mytilus edulis) from North Sea Offshore Wind Farms”
  • 2020 – 2022 Master of Science in Marine Ecosystem and Fisheries Sciences, Universität Hamburg
  • 2017 – 2020 Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego