Johannes WestChair of PhD Student Council
Phone: 073-835 28 15
Mobile: 08-674 76 09
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.
Latest scientific papers
Evaluation of anhydrosugars as a molecular proxy for paleofire activity: A case study on a Holocene sediment core from Agios Floros, Peloponnese, Greece