Program Lead for Pollution and Environmental Policy, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University
PO Box 874501
Tempe, AZ 85287-4501
- Program Lead for Pollution and Environmental Policy, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
- Adjunct Faculty, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Erin Murphy is in the Biology and Society Program working with faculty, Leah Gerber and Beth Polidero. She aims to better understand how mitigating local environmental stressors can help protect marine ecosystems and the communities that depend on them.
Before coming to Arizona State University, Erin completed her masters thesis research in Curacao, studying the effects of poorly treated human sewage pollution on coral physiology and disease susceptibility. After completing her masters degree she worked as an ORISE research fellow in the Environmental Protection Agency's Ocean and Coastal Management Branch in Washington D.C. In this role, Erin researched the impacts of land-based sources of pollution, regulated under the Clean Water Act, on coral reef ecosystems. Additionally, she worked with the vessels, marinas and ports team to evaluate existing federal policy on vessel sewage pollution and develop educational resources for recreational boaters.
- MS, Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015
- BS, Integrative Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013
Borrelle, S. B., J. Ringma, K. Lavender Law, C. C. Monnahan, L. Lebreton, A. McGivern, E. Murphy, J. R. Jambeck, G. H. Leonard, M. A. Hilleary, M. Eriksen, H. P. Possingham, H. De Frond, L. R. Gerber, B. Polidoro, A. Tahir, M. Bernard, N. Mallos, M. Barnes and C. M. Rochman. 2020. Predicted growth in plastic waste exceeds efforts to mitigate plastic pollution. Science 369(6510):1515-1518. DOI: 10.1126/science.aba3656 . (link )