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Julia Costescu

Research Postgraduate (PhD)

Research Postgraduate (PhD) in the Department of Geography


BSc in Engineering Physics, "Politehnica" University of Bucharest (Romania).
Thesis: "Holographic techniques for identifying different cell types"

MSc in Applied Ecology, Erasmus Mundus joint Master Program - Poitiers University (France), University of East Anglia (UK),Coimbra University (Portugal), Christian Albrechts University of Kiel (Germany).
Thesis: "Modeling future changes in the distribution of Loggerhead turtle nesting sites in the eastern Mediterranean, in response to climate change"

Research interests

  • My current project forming the basis of my phd aims to improve our understanding of how pharmaceutical
  • pollutants are distributed throughout river catchments and the factors determining these observed patterns. This understanding will serve to develop a network-based representation of their transport, ultimately helping inform more tailored management practices by suggesting priority locations for interventions to limit the impact of pharmaceutical pollutants on river ecosystems.