Johannes West

PhD student
Room: R535
Phone: 08-6747609

About me

Through my PhD studies, I aim to advance the understanding for marine mercury biogeochemistry. I study formation and degradation pathways of dimethylmercury, a volatile organomercury compound found in ocean water. I want to find out what controls dimethylmercury stability and learn about how it affects the pool of toxic methylated mercury in the oceans, in the present as well as in the future.


How human activities affect natural processes that drive the major biogeochemical cycles that ultimately govern the composition of the environment.