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Trace Metal Biogeochemistry


Research Highlights


Bioaccumulation Model

Schartup developed a model of toxic methylmercury accumulation in marine food webs while working at Harvard. In this paper, we use the model to explore the impacts of warming oceans and overfishing on the accumulation of methylmercury in marine fish people like to eat. See press release here

Trace Level Measurements

Mercury concentrations in the environment range from sub-picomolar concentrations in water to a million or more times higher levels in fish. At the Schartup Lab, we rely on specialized mercury analyzers (Nippon, Tekran) and multi-elemental instruments (ICP-MS) for our measurements.

Mercury and Health

We investigate how small and large scale environmental shifts influence human exposure to methylmercury.


Lab News

Amina talks to Marine Diaries

Seminar at Duke University, Civil and Environmental Engineering 

Jan 2020

Amina was selected to attend the Microbiome, Neurolobiology and Disease Scialog Workshop Series. Find out more about this convergent approach to solving big scientific challenges

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