Trishan Naidoo

Lecturer in Zoology

PhD University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (2018)

Trishan Naidoo

Office: First Floor, Life Sciences Building
046 603 7064

Research interests

  • Marine Pollution
  • Microplastic pollution and impacts on fish
  • Estuarine ecology
  • Mangrove ecology

Current students 

MSc (Co-supervisor)

Yashmika Ramlakhan: University of KwaZulu-Natal. The quantification and characterisation of microplastics at litterbooms in riverine environments. A case study of the Umgeni River, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal (on going).

Joelene Govender: University of KwaZulu-Natal. Towards characterising pollution in mangroves in the context of anthropogenic disturbance: A South African case study (April 2022).

Recent publications

Nel H. A, Naidoo T, Akindele E. O, Nhiwatiwa T, Fadare O. O, Krause S, (2021). Collaboration and infrastructure is needed to develop an African perspective on micro(nano)plastic pollution. Environmental Research Letters.16, 021002

Govender J, Naidoo T, Rajkaran A, Cebekhulu S, Bhugeloo A, Sershen, (2020). Towards characterising microplastic abundance, typology and retention in mangrove-dominated estuaries.  Water.12, 1-25.

Naidoo T, Rajkaran A., Sershen, (2020). Impacts of plastic debris on biota and implications for human health: A South African perspective. South African Journal of Science.116, 1-8.

Naidoo T, Sershen, Thompson R. C, Rajkaran A., (2020). Quantification and characterisation of microplastics ingested by selected juvenile fish species associated with mangroves in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Environmental Pollution 257, 113635

Naidoo T, Glassom D., (2019). Decreased growth and survival in small juvenile fish, after chronic exposure to environmentally relevant concentrations of microplastic. Marine Pollution Bulletin 145, 254 – 259.

Naidoo T, Glassom D., (2019). Sea-surface microplastic concentrations along the coastal shelf of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Marine Pollution Bulletin 149:110514.

Naidoo T, Kimerra G, Glassom D (2017). Are nitric acid (HNO3) digestions efficient in isolating microplastic from juvenile fish? Water, Air and Soil Pollution 228: 470.

Naidoo T, Smit A. J, Glassom D (2016) Plastic ingestion by estuarine mullet Mugil cephalus (Mugilidae) in an urban harbour, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. African Journal of Marine Science 38 (1): 145 – 149.

Naidoo T, Glassom D, Smit AJ (2015) Plastic pollution in five urban estuaries of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Marine Pollution Bulletin 101: 473 - 480.

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