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

Emily's Paper

2024 International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant

2024 International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant

Its almost here!! The next International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP) meeting will take place in Cape Town, South Africa in July 2024. Rob is one of the Executive Committee Members for the meeting. Join us there! For more information, visit the website: https://www.mercurycapetown.com/. Rob was also an Executive Committee Member for the meeting that took place in July 2022 remotely because of the pandemic. He also received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2022 meeting.


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