ENVR2550 Environmental Chemistry
ENVR4550 / GEOG7010 Aquatic Chemistry (no lab; offered once every two years)
GEOG4930 / GEOG7930 Chemical Oceanography (no lab; offered once every two years)
My research interests focus on environmental chemistry and biogeochemistry of contaminants, especially in the Arctic marine environment. These include molecular-level interactions of contaminants across environmental interfaces, and regional- to global-scale interplay between chemical contamination and climate change. My major recent research areas are: 1) Biogeochemistry of mercury; 2) Cryo-reactions and Arctic marine cryospheric chemistry; 3) Behavior, fate and effects of oil spills in ice-covered Arctic waters; and, 4) Interplay between chemical contamination and climate change.
I direct the Ultra-Clean Trace Elements Laboratory (UCTEL) for the study of mercury and trace elements in the environment. I am the Chief Scientist of the Sea-ice Environmental Research Facility (SERF) and Oil-in-Sea-Ice Mesocosm (OSIM) of the Churchill Marine Observatory (CMO). I am a member of the United Nations Environment’s Project Coordination Group for the Global Mercury Assessment, and also a Past Chair of the Environment Division of the Chemical Institute of Canada.
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University of Manitoba