Welcome to the webpage of the Mason Mercury Lab in the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Connecticut. Mason also has a joint appointment in Chemistry. Current research is focused on the fate, transport, and transformation of mercury and other metals and metalloids in aquatic systems and the atmosphere. The scope of this research includes the open ocean, the coastal zone and estuaries, as well as freshwater systems, with much of the current studies focusing on coastal ecosystems. The research is examining the important transformation processes in the sediment and water (methylation, demethylation, redox transforamtions) and their interfaces (sediment/water and air/sea), focusing on how these impact bioavailability and bioaccumulation of mercury into aquatic organisms. See Research and Completed Projects for more details of our research. Follow on: Twitter - @Robmazin2; ResearchGate; Google Scholar

Recent research and activities

sampling location on east US coast

Mercury Conference

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Rob is one of the Executive Committee Members of the International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP) meeting that is scheduled to take place in July 2022. He was also on the Executive Committee of the meeting that occurred in Providence, RI, USA in July 2017, and was on the Science Steering Committee for the 2019 meeting in Krakow, Poland. For more information, visit the website: https://www.ilmexhibitions.com/mercury2022/

Contact

Phone: (860) 405-9129 (office); 910-8779 (cell)
robert.mason@uconn.edu
Address: Dept Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut, 1080 Shennecossett Rd, Groton, CT 06340 USA
Dept Chemistry, UConn, Storrs, CT
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