Florida State University
I have been interested in biogeochemical cycling since college when I studied the annual cycle of nutrient dynamics in the Lehigh River. I now concentrate on trace element cycling in the ocean with an emphasis on the atmospheric deposition of crustal and anthropogenic aerosols. This pathway can introduce nutrients and contaminants to the open ocean with important ramifications for the life found there. I have sampled in all of the major ocean basins and continue to puzzle over what factors influence aerosol dissolution processes.
|My Research Interests
(1) The transport of biologically important elements to the oceans and estuaries via aerosols
1) Gallon, C., M. Ranville, C. Conway, W. Landing, C. Buck, P, Morton, A.R. Flegal. Asian Industrial Lead Inputs to the North Pacific Evidenced by Lead Concentrations and Isotopic Compositions in Surface Waters and Aerosols. Env. Sci. Tech., 23, doi:10.1021/es2020428.