Carluvy Baptista-Salazar

Guest researcher/Post doc
Room: R519
Phone: +46 08-674 7279

About me

I currently investigate the processes influencing the mobility and the transformations of mercury (Hg) (i.e., methylation and demethylation), lead (Pb), and cadmium (Cd) along with land- to sea transects.

My research interests focus on understanding biogeochemical processes controlling the fate and transformations of Hg and methylmercury (MeHg) in natural systems, as well as, heavy metal speciation, and more. I have a special interest in water quality studies (near-coastal environments, tropical and subtropical wetlands and, aquatic systems impacted by small-scale gold mining and other mining).

I am passionate about promoting scientific communication to guide our society onto a path towards sustainability. I am quite keen on participating in projects that strengthen sustainable development policies (sustainable production = sustainable consumption). I enjoy collaborating in projects that study environmental threats, finding better adaptation strategies as a result of climate change, and to promote sustainability.

Latest scientific papers

The role of hydrological conditions for riverine Hg species transport in the Idrija mining area

Baptista-Salazar, Carluvy; and Biester, Harald
2019 | Environ. Pollut. | 247 (716-724)

Distribution of mercury species and mercury isotope ratios in soils and river suspended matter of a mercury mining area

Baptista-Salazar, Carluvy; Hintelmann, Holger and Biester, Harald
2018 | Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts | 20 (621-631)

Grain-size dependence of mercury speciation in river suspended matter, sediments and soils in a mercury mining area at varying hydrological conditions

Baptista-Salazar, Carluvy; Richard, Jan-Helge; Horf, Michael; Rejc, Mateja; Gosar, Mateja and Biester, Harald
2017 | Appl. Geochem. | 81 (132-142)

All publications


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