Friday morning (9-25-15), a group of interested graduate and undergraduate students from the Marine Sciences Department went to Mumford Cove to go beach seining. Check out the action from the trip.
A proposed hydroelectric dam intended to provide “clean” energy in Labrador, Canada may have a more damaging impact on the environment than global warming, owing to a predicted increase in production of the potent neurotoxin methylmercury, according to a new study by researchers from UConn and Harvard University. http://today.uconn.edu/2015/09/the-human-cost-of-clean-energy/
Read about Molly Hughes’ research experience in the Baumann lab: http://befel.marinesciences.uconn.edu/2015/09/10/lab-news-a-summer-research-experience/
The Mason, Fitzgerald and Morel 1994 titled “The biogeochemical cycling of elemental mercury: Anthropogenic influences”, published in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 58: 3191-3198 (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0016703794900469) reached a milestone recently of more than 1000 citations. This paper provided a detailed examination of the influence of human activity on the global mercury cycle that is still relevant today. The paper was completed at the end of Rob’s PhD studies in the Department of Marine Sciences under Fitzgerald, and during his post-doc at MIT with Morel. The paper was based on a presentation made at a symposium “Topics in Global Geochemistry” in honor of Clair C. Patterson on 3–4 December 1993 in Pasadena, California, USA.