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Friday, November 17, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Maxwell Dworkin 115, 33 Oxford St., Cambridge

Atmospheric & Environmental Chemistry Seminar

Elsie Sunderland, Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, Harvard, will lead this seminar on “Linking Global Contaminant Releases to Health in an Era of Environmental Change.” Her ongoing research is elucidating the biogeochemical cycling of compounds with contrasting physical and chemical properties that can be used to obtain insights into the varying exposure pathways and environmental lifetimes for industrial chemicals.

Research in the Sunderland Lab focuses on how biogeochemical processes affect the fate, transport and food web bioaccumulation of trace metals and organic chemicals. Her group develops and applies models at a variety of scales ranging from ecosystems and ocean basins (e.g., the Gulf of Maine, the North Pacific and Arctic Oceans) to global applications to characterize how changes in climate and emissions affect human and ecological health, and the potential impacts of regulatory activities. Her group also makes key measurements of chemical concentrations and reaction rates in environmental samples (natural waters, sediments, and aquatic biota) and humans (hair, blood) to parameterize and evaluate environmental models.

Contact Name: 

Brenda Mathieu

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Harvard University
Center for the Environment

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