Johannes West

Chair of PhD Student Council
PhD student
Room: R535
Phone: 08-674 76 09

About me

Through my Ph.D. studies, I aim to advance the understanding of 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.

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