Clarkson professor Holsen to speak on mercury in the Adirondacks in Aug. 16 seminar
Clarkson professor Holsen to speak on mercury in the Adirondacks in Aug. 16 seminarAugust 13, 2007SU News ServicesSUnews@syr.edu
Thomas M. Holsen, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Clarkson University, will speak on “Mercury Cycling in the Adirondacks: Sources and Fluxes” in a seminar to be held Aug. 16 at 1:30 p.m. in 152 Link Hall at Syracuse University.
“I will discuss recent work investigating mercury cycling in the Adirondacks,” says Holsen. “The importance of various inputs, including wet deposition and throughfall, will be presented and compared to measured emissions from the forest floor. In addition, measured atmospheric mercury concentrations will be reviewed and hybrid receptor modeling results identifying mercury sources presented.”
Holsen is also co-director of the Clarkson Center for the Environment. His primary research interests include the transport, transformations and fate of hydrophobic organic chemicals, mercury, metals and ions in a wide array of environmental systems. Recently, he has been investigating atmospheric inputs of persistent organic chemicals and mercury to Lake Ontario; the atmospheric deposition and emission of mercury from forested ecosystems; and the transport, deposition and sources of pollutants throughout New York.
For more information, contact Charles Driscoll in SU’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, at 315-443-3434 or firstname.lastname@example.org.