Environmental Scientist & Technologist
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Shelly Moore, formerly with the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP), is a scientist who specializes in a variety of areas relative to water quality. She has expertise in marine debris, fish biology, and data management, analysis and visualization. Her present efforts focus on examining the amount, fate and effect of marine debris/trash in a variety of habitats through projects such as the Bight Regional Monitoring Program and the state-wide Trash Monitoring Method Project to develop monitoring methods for use by many stakeholders. She is also collaborating with others to evaluate and develop new methods for examining and quantifying macro-debris, as well as investigating microscopic techniques to examine microplastics.
Shelly is also Executive Director of the Moore Institute for Plastic Pollution Research, where she is overseeing laboratory-based analyses of microplastics.