Johannes West

PhD student
Room: R535
Phone: 073-835 28 15
Mobile: 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.

Latest scientific papers

Photochemical Degradation of Dimethylmercury in Natural Waters

West, J.; Gindorf, S.; Jonsson, S.
2022 | Environ. Sci. Technol. | 56 (9) (5920-5928)

Evaluation of anhydrosugars as a molecular proxy for paleofire activity: A case study on a Holocene sediment core from Agios Floros, Peloponnese, Greece

Elin Norström, Johannes West, Katerina Kouli, Christos Katrantsiotis, Martina Hättestrand, Rienk H. Smittenberg
2021 | Org. Geochem. | 153

Dimethylmercury Degradation by Dissolved Sulfide and Mackinawite

West, J; Graham, AM; Van, LN; Jonsson, S
2020 | Environ. Sci. Technol. | 54 (21) (13731-13738)

All publications


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

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