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-sea transects. My research interests focus on understanding biogeochemical processes controlling the fate and transformations of Hg and methylmercury (MeHg) in natural systems, and heavy metal speciation. I am interested 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 quite keen to participate in projects that help to strengthen the sustainability transformation of our society, and that find better adaptation strategies to merge resource efficiency and cutting-edge technology changes. I am passionate about promoting scientific communication to guide our society onto a path towards 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.