CENSAM Seminar - Climate Research
Gonzalo Carrasco joined CENSAM in 2014 after a postdoc at MIT in Ed Boyle’s group, where he studied the sources and chronology of a range of pollutant and micronutrient trace metals (including Pb, Zn, Cd, Ag, U) in coastal environments near densely-populated urban areas in the Arabian Gulf, Brazil, and the Gulf of Maine. He was also working on extending the directions of his PhD work on temporal decay of Zn complexing ligands along global ocean water masses in the North Atlantic and North Pacific.
For his MS and PhD in Oceanography (Old Dominion University, 2007 and 2010) he studied the sources, chemical speciation and bioavailability of pollutant and micronutrient trace metals Zn, Cd and Cu in natural and polluted environments in the North Atlantic, North Pacific, and the Chesapeake Bay. Previously he had investigated the sources of Cr in a polluted river-soil-plant ecosystem in a major city in Peru as part of his BS in Pharmacy and Biochemistry (Universidad Catolica Santa Maria, 1994).
He has participated in international research programs including GEOTRACES, SCOR, and C-MORE. He is in the process of publishing results presented in several international conferences, and has reviewed several publications concerning trace metals and their chemical speciation.
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Start Date: 11 May 2015
End Date: 11 May 2015
Venue: CREATE Theatrette, CREATE Tower, Level 2