CV for Dr. Peter Weiss Penzias

Research Interests: 

-The global mercury (Hg) biogeochemical cycle with special focus on physical and chemical processes occurring in the ocean, fresh water, soils, and the atmosphere that lead to methyl Hg formation. -Source receptor studies in air pollution using back-trajectory modeling. -Using bioindicators to assess environmental pollutant loads. -Using advanced spectroscopic techniques such as ICPMS and XAS for determining source, speciation, and fate information on mercury.

 Teaching Interests: 

-Teaching and developing curriculum for in-person and online classes in general inorganic and physical chemistry, environmental chemistry, analytical chemistry, chemical oceanography, environmental toxicology, atmospheric chemistry. -Implementing active learning activities into flipped classrooms. -Devising and implementing activities that promote inclusive learning environments.
Curriculum VitaeJuly 27, 2022UC Seal
Dr. Peter Weiss (Weiss-Penzias)
Faculty Researcher and Continuing Lecturer


1988 – 1990Analytical Chemist, Toxscan Inc. Watsonville, California
1995 – 2001Lecturer, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences at Bellevue Community College, Seattle Central Community College, Shoreline Community College, Green River Community College and the University of Washington
2001 – 2005Post-Doctoral Researcher, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington, Bothell, Supervisor – Dan Jaffe
2006 – 2010Research Consultant, University of Nevada, Reno, Supervisor – Mae Gustin
2009 – 2012Project Scientist, Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology, University of California, Santa Cruz, Supervisor – Russ Flegal
2014 – 2015Research Consultant, University of Washington, Bothell, Supervisor – Dan Jaffe
2013 – 2016Associate Researcher Step 1, Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology, University of California Santa Cruz, Supervisor – Russ Flegal
2013 – 2016Research Consultant, Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, California, Supervisor – Arnout Ter Shure
2011 – 2018Lecturer, Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz, Supervisor – Ilan Benjamin
2016 – 2020Associate Researcher Step 2, Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology, University of California, Santa Cruz, Supervisor – Chad Saltikov
2017 – 2020Research Associate, Moss Landing Marine Laboratory, San Jose State Foundation, Moss Landing, California, Supervisor – Wesley Heim
2018 – 2022Continuing Lecturer, Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz, Supervisor – Glenn Milhauser
2020 – 2022Lecturer, Environmental Studies Department, University of California, Santa Cruz, Supervisor – Gregory Gilbert
Summer 2018 – Summer 2022Faculty, COSMOS program, University of California, Santa Cruz, in the Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology Cluster. 
2020 – 2023Faculty Researcher, Department of Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology, University of California, Santa Cruz, Supervisor – Fitnat Yildiz
2020 – 2025Lecturer, Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, Supervisor – Matthew Clapham

EDUCATION Since 2002

1988B.S., with honors in Chemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz, Advisor – David Kliger, 1986 – 1988
1995Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, Advisor – Richard Gammon, 1990 – 1995


May 2022The 2021-22 UCSC Excellence in Teaching Award and PBSCi’s Ron Ruby Award
May 2019Top Clean Air Leader Award in the category of Technology, Monterey Bay Air Resources District

GRANTS Since 2002

Sep 1 2022 – Aug 31 2025Principal Investigator, Principal Investigator, Teaching (Active): ESCI 122 Air Pollution course teaching, fall quarters 2022, 2023, and 2024.  Monterey Bay Air Resources District, with matching contribution for the PBSci Division. 100% of funding goes to salary for P. Weiss-Penzias. $60,000
Jan 1 2022 – Jan 1 2025Co-Investigator, Research (Active):Toward Sustainable Crop Sulfur Use: Probing the Link between High Sulfur Applications and Methylmercury Production, USDA-NIFA. 100% of funding goes to Weiss-Penzias lab research. $257,981
Mar 1 2021 – Feb 29 2024Co-Investigator, Research (Active) Collaborative Research: Development of an understanding of ambient RM chemistry, reactions forming, and methods for measurement, subaward from the University of Nevada, Reno. 100% of funding goes to Weiss-Penzias lab research. $30,000
Feb 1 2022 – Jan 31 2024Principal Investigator, Research (Active) Fog Water Collection for Critical Irrigation Needs at the UCSC Farm, UCSC Carbon Fund. 100% of funding goes to Weiss-Penzias lab research. $11,000
Jan 1 – Dec 31 2023Principal Investigator, Research (Active): Identifying areas of high gaseous mercury emissions from abandoned mercury mines using native lichens. Eppley Foundation. 100% of funding is going to Weiss-Penzias lab research. $30,000
Jan 1 2022 – Dec 31 2023Principal Investigator, Research (Active) Investigating mercury atmospheric deposition using lichens in the New Almaden portion of the Guadalupe River watershed, Santa Clara Valley Water District. 100% of funding goes to Weiss-Penzias lab research $75,000
Aug 1 2022 – Jul 31 2023Principal Investigator, Research (Pending) Mercury concentrations in lichen from the Sulphur Bank Mercury Mine, US Geological Survey. 100% of funding goes to Weiss-Penzias lab research. $4,250
Jul 15 2022 – Jul 14 2023Collaborator,Research (Active): Science teaching through the arts: Bringing state of the art environmental health education to youth in agricultural communities, Subcontract from California State University, Monterey Bay. 100% of funding goes to Weiss-Penzias lab research.$20,000
Apr 15 – Dec 31 2022Principal Investigator, Research (Active): Investigating the unintended consequences of sulfur fungicide use in Napa Valley vineyards: the production of methylmercury, Kathryn D. Sullivan Award, UC Santa Cruz. 100% of funding goes to Weiss-Penzias lab research $16,000
Jul 1 2021 – Jul 1 2022Co-Principal Investigator, Research (Active) RAPID: The effects of wildfire on salmonid olfaction and behavior, National Science Foundation. 9% of funding goes to Weiss-Penzias lab research. $199,983
Oct 1 2020 – Dec 31 2021Principal Investigator, Research (Completed) Using lichen as a bioindicator of atmospheric mercury deposition, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation $9,400
May 1 2020 – Dec 31 2021Principal Investigator, Research (Completed): Mercury is in our fog, so what about our food? and UCSC Giving Day crowdfunding campaign $4,932
Sep 1 2019 – Dec 31 2021Principal Investigator, Teaching (Completed): ENVS 122 Air Pollution course development and teaching, fall quarters 2019, 2020, and 2021.  Monterey Bay Air Resources District  $123,419
Dec 1 2020 – Apr 1 2021Collaborator, Teaching (Completed) Course development in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry $8,600
Jan 1 2019 – Dec 31 2020Principal Investigator, Research (Completed) Volatile Organic Compound Sensor Development, Monterey Bay Air Resources District $7,500
Mar 1 – Oct 31 2020Principal Investigator, Research (Completed) Mercury in isopods and steelhead trout in the Big Creek watershed, California, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration $4,328
Jun 1 – Aug 31 2020Co-Investigator, Teaching (Completed) Online Course Development Award to develop an online version of CHEM 1C – General Chemistry $4,000
Jan 1 2019 – Jan 1 2020Principal Investigator, Research (Completed) Volatile Organic Compound Sensor Development, Launchpad Innovation Grants $10,000
Jan 1 2019 – Jan 1 2020Principal Investigator, Research (Completed) Assessing the mercury concentrations in the fur, liver and brain tissue of southern sea otters, Sea Otter Foundation Trust $1,550
Jan 1 2018 – Jan 1 2020Principal Investigator, Research (Completed) Measurement of mercury stable isotopes, Dean Paul Koch lab funds $10,000
Sep 1 2013 – Jul 31 2017Principal Investigator, Research (Completed) Collaborative Research: Investigations on the Cycling of Mercury from the Ocean to Fog and Deposition to Land in Coastal California, National Science Foundation $334,869
Jan 1 2014 – May 31 2016Principal Investigator, Research (Completed) “Trends in Mercury Deposition”, Electric Power Research Institute $32,000
Sep 1 2010 – Jun 1 2012Principal Investigator, Research (Completed) Investigation of Speciated Atmospheric Mercury Deposition in Fog Water at Elkhorn Slough, California, Packard Endowment for UCSC Institute of Marine Studies  $15,626
Aug 1 2010 – Jun 1 2012Collaborator, Research (Completed) Evaluation of Dry Deposition and Gaseous Oxidized Mercury Using Data Collected at Three TMDL “Supersites” across Florida, Electric Power Research Institute $16,206
Oct 1 2010 – May 31 2012Principal Investigator, Research (Completed) Atmospheric Mercury Monitoring Services at Elkhorn Slough, California, Environmental Protection Agency $122,673
Oct 1 2009 – Mar 31 2012Collaborator, Research (Completed) RUI: Using GIS to Integrate the NOAA HYSPLIT Model with Surface-Based Air Quality and Mercury Deposition Data, National Science Foundation $50,113


In Progress: Weiss-Penzias, P. S., Zheng, B., Straw, B., Seelos, M., O’Day, P., Janssen, S. Lichen as a Bioindicator of Atmospheric Mercury Deposition from Former Mercury Mines, Pollutants
In Progress: Hawk, D. W., Dunkin, R. C., Weiss-Penzias, P. S., Batac, F., Miller, M. Assessment of mercury concentrations in hair, liver and brain tissue from necropsied southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis), Marine Mammal Science
Submitted: Rundio, D. E., Rivera, R., Weiss-Penzias, P. S. High mercury concentrations in terrestrial invertebrates and fish from an interconnected riparian-stream food web in a fog-exposed basin on the Big Sur coast of California, Ecotoxicology
2022Isil, S., Collett, J., Lynch, J., Weiss-Penzias, P., & Rogers, C. M. (2022). Cloud and fog deposition: Monitoring in high elevation and coastal ecosystems. The past, present, and future. Atmospheric Environment, 118997.
2020Washburn, S. J., Blum, J. D., Motta, L. C., Bergquist, B. A., Weiss-
Penzias, P. S. Isotopic Composition of Hg in FogWaters of Coastal California. (Oct 2020)
2020Lyman,S. N., Cheng, I., Gratz, L. E., Weiss-Penzias, P., Zhang, L.,
An Updated Review of Atmospheric Mercury, Science of the Total Environment (Sep 2020) PEER REVIEWED, INVITED
2019Weiss-Penzias, P. S., Bank, M.S., Clifford, D. L., Torregrosa, A., Zheng, B., Lin, W., Wilmers, C. C., Marine fog inputs appear to increase methylmercury bioaccumulation in a coastal terrestrial food web, Scientific Reports
2018Peckham, M., Gustin, M.S., Weiss-Penzias, P., Weisberg, P.J. Results of a controlled field experiment to assess the use of tree tissue
concentrations as bioindicators of air Hg. Biogeochemistry PEER REVIEWED
2018Weiss-Penzias, P., A. Sorooshian, K. Coale, W. Heim, E. Crosbie, H. Dadashazar, A. MacDonald, Z. Wang, H. Jonsson, Aircraft measurements of total mercury and monomethyl mercury in summertime marine stratus cloudwater from coastal California, USA, Environmental Science and Technology, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b05395 PEER REVIEWED
2018Coale, K.H., Heim, W.A., Negrey, J., Weiss-Penzias, P., Fernandez, D., Olson, A., Chiswell, H., Byington, A., Bonnema, A., Martenuk, S., Newman, A., Beebe, C. and Till, C., The distribution and speciation of mercury in the California Current:  Implications for mercury transport via fog to land. Deep Sea Research II, PEER REVIEWED
2018Fernandez, D., Torregrosa, A., Weiss-Penzias, P., Zhang, B. J., Sorenson, D., Cohen, R., McKinley, G., Kleingartner, J., Oliphant, A., , Bowman, M. Fog Water Collection Effectiveness: Mesh Intercomparisons, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, DOI: 10.4209/aaqr.2017.01.0040  PEER REVIEWED
2017Weiss-Penzias, P., Fernandez, D., †Moranville, R. , Saltikov, C., A Low cost system for detecting fog events and triggering an active fog water collector, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, doi: 10.4209/aaqr.2016.11.0508  († symbolizes Weiss-Penzias mentored undergraduate coauthor)  PEER REVIEWED
2016Weiss-Penzias, P., D. A. Gay, M. E. Brigham, M. T. Parsons, M. S. Gustin, A. ter Schure, Trends in mercury wet deposition and mercury air concentrations across the U.S. and Canada, Science of the Total Environment, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.01.061, 2016 PEER REVIEWED
2016Zhang, J., Z Wu, I. Cheng,L.P. Wright, M.L Olson, D.A. Gay, M.R. Risch, S, Brooks, M.S. Castro, G.D. Conley, P. Weiss-Penzias The estimated six-year mercury dry deposition across North America. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2016, 50, 12864–12873.  PEER REVIEWED
2016Weiss-Penzias, P.,  K. Coale, W. Heim, D. Fernandez, A. Oliphant, C. Dodge, D. Hoskins, J. Farlin, R. †Moranville, A. Olson (2016) Total and monomethylmercury and major ions in coastal California fog water: results from two years of sampling on land and at sea, Elementa-Science of the Anthropocene, doi:10.12952/journal.elementa.000101  († symbolizes Weiss-Penzias mentored undergraduate coauthor)  PEER REVIEWED
2015Christensen, J. N., P. Weiss‐Penzias, R. ‡Fine, C. E. McDade, K. Trzepla, S. T. Brown, M. S. Gustin, Unraveling the Sources of Ground Level Ozone in the Intermountain Western United States Using Pb Isotopes, Science of the Total Environment, Volumes 530–531, 15 October 2015, Pages 519–525 doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.04.054. (‡ symbolizes graduate student co-advised by Weiss-Penzias)  PEER REVIEWED
2015Weiss-Penzias, P. S., H. Amos, N. Selin, M. Gustin, D. Jaffe, D. Obrist, G-R. Sheu, A. Giang, Use of global model results to understand airborne oxidized mercury observations at five high-elevation sites, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15, 1161-1173, 2015. doi:10.5194/acp-15-1161-2015 PEER REVIEWED
2015Song, S., N. E. Selin, A. L. Soerensen, H. Angot, R. Artz, S. Brooks, E.-G. Brunke, G. Conley, A. Dommergue, R. Ebinghaus, T. M. Holsen, D. A. Jaffe, S. Kang, P. Kelley, W. T. Luke, O. Magand, K. Marumoto, K. A. Pfaffhuber, X. Ren, G.-R. Sheu, F. Slemr, T. Warneke, A. Weigelt, P. Weiss-Penzias, D. C. Wip, and Q. Zhang, Top-down constraints on atmospheric mercury emissions and implications for global biogeochemical cycling, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15, 5269-5325, 2015. doi:10.5194/acp-15-7103-2015  PEER REVIEWED
2015†Ortiz, C., P. S. Weiss-Penzias, S. Fork, A. R. Flegal, Total and monomethylmercury in terrestrial arthropods from the central California coast, Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 94:425–430, 2015. doi:10.1007/s00128-014-1448-6 († symbolizes Weiss-Penzias mentored undergraduate)  PEER REVIEWED
2014Jaffe, D., S. Lyman, H. Amos, M. Gustin, J. Huang, N. Selin, L. Levin, A. Ter Schure, R. Mason, R. Talbot, A. Rutter, B. Finley, L. Jaeglé, V. Shah, C. McClure, J. Ambrose, L. Gratz, S. Lindberg, P. Weiss-Penzias, G-R. Sheu, D. Feddersen, M. Horvat, A. Dastoor, A. Hynes, H. Mao, J. Sonke, F. Slemr, J. Fisher, R. Ebinghaus, Y. Zhang, G. Edwards, Progress on understanding atmospheric mercury hampered by uncertain measurements, Environmental Science and Technology, 48, 7204-7206, 2014. DOI: 10.1021/es5026432 PEER REVIEWED
2013‡Wright, G., M. S. Gustin, P. S. Weiss-Penzias, and M. Miller, Investigation of mercury deposition and potential sources at six sites from the Pacific Coast to the Great Basin, USA, Science of the Total Environment, 470-471, 1099-1113, 2013. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.10.071 (‡ symbolizes graduate student co-advised by Weiss-Penzias)  PEER REVIEWED
2013Huang, J., M. B. Miller, P. S. Weiss-Penzias, and M. S. Gustin, Comparison of reactive mercury reasurements made with KCl-coated denuders, nylon membranes, and cation exchange membranes. Environmental Science and Technology, 47, 7301-7316, 2013. doi:10.1021/es4012349 PEER REVIEWED
2013Weiss-Penzias, P. S., E. J. Williams, B. M. Lerner, T. S. Bates, C. Gaston, K. Prather, A. Vlasenko, and S. M. Li, Shipboard measurements of gaseous elemental mercury along the coast of Central and Southern California. Journal of Geophysical Research, 118, 208–219, doi:10.1029/2012JD018463, 2013 PEER REVIEWED
2012Y. Zhang, L. Jaeglé, A. van Donkelaar, R. V. Martin, C. D. Holmes, H. M. Amos, Q. Wang, R. Talbot, R. Artz, S. Brooks, W. Luke, T. M. Holsen, D. Felton, E. K. Miller, K. D. Perry, D. Schmeltz, A. Steffen, R. Tordon, P. Weiss-Penzias, and R. Zsolway, Nested-grid simulation of mercury over North America, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 12, 6095-6111, 2012.  PEER REVIEWED
2012Weiss-Penzias, P., C. †Ortiz, R. P. †Acosta, W. Heim, J. P. Ryan, D. Fernandez, J. L. Collett Jr., A. R. Flegal, Total and monomethyl mercury in fog water from the central California coast, Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L03804, doi:10.1029/2011GL050324, 2012. († symbolizes Weiss-Penzias mentored undergraduate coauthor) PEER REVIEWED
2012Gustin, M. S., P. Weiss-Penzias, C. Peterson, Investigating sources of gaseous oxidized mercury in dry deposition at three sites across Florida, USA. Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics, 12(19): 9201-9219, 2012.  PEER REVIEWED
2011Weiss-Penzias, P., M. S. Gustin, S. N. Lyman, Sources of gaseous oxidized mercury and mercury dry deposition at two southeastern U.S. sites, Atmospheric Environment, 45, 4569-4579, 2011.  PEER REVIEWED
2010Conaway, C. H., F. J Black, P. Weiss-Penzias, M. Gault-Ringold, A. R. Flegal, Mercury speciation in Pacific coastal rainwater, Monterey Bay, California, Atmospheric Environment, 44, 1788-1797, 2010.  PEER REVIEWED
2009Weiss-Penzias, P., M. S. Gustin, S. Lyman, Observations of speciated atmospheric mercury at three sites in Nevada, USA: Evidence for a free tropospheric source of reactive gaseous mercury. Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, doi: 10.1029/2008JD011607, 2009.  PEER REVIEWED
2008Ebinghaus, R., C. Banic, S. Beauchamp, D. Jaffe, H. H., Kock, N. Pirrone, L. Poissant, F. Sprovieri, and P. Weiss-Penzias, Spatial coverage and temporal trends of land-based atmospheric mercury measurements in the northern and southern hemispheres. In Mercury Fate and Transport in the Global Atmosphere: Measurements, Models, and Policy Implications, N. Pirrone and R. Mason Eds., United Nations Environment Program Global Mercury Partnership, 2008.  PEER REVIEWED, INVITED
2008Chand, D., D. A. Jaffe, P. C. Swartzendruber, E. Prestbo, W. Hafner, P. Weiss-Penzias, S. Kato, A. Takami, S. Hatakeyama, and Y. Kajii, Reactive and particulate mercury in the Asian marine boundary layer. Atmospheric Environment, 42, 7988–7996, 2008. PEER REVIEWED
2007Weiss-Penzias, P., D. A. Jaffe., P. S. Swartzendruber, W. Hafner, D. Chand, and E. Prestbo, Quantifying Asian and biomass burning sources of mercury using the Hg/CO ratio in pollution plumes observed at the Mount Bachelor observatory, Atmospheric Environment, 41, 4366-4379, 2007.  PEER REVIEWED
2006Weiss-Penzias, P., 2006, Teaching Environmental Sustainability through Indigenous Culture: The History of Ishi and the Yahi People of California. International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability, Vol. 1. PEER REVIEWED
2006Swartzendruber, P. S., D. A. Jaffe., E. Prestbo, P. Weiss-Penzias, N. Selin, R. Park, D. Jacob, S. Strode, and L. Jaegle, Observations of Reactive Gaseous Mercury in the Free-Troposphere at the Mt. Bachelor Observatory, Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, D24301, doi:10.1029/2006JD007415, 2006.  PEER REVIEWED
2006Weiss-Penzias, P., D. A. Jaffe., P. S. Swartzendruber, J. B. Dennison, D. Chand, W. Hafner, and E. Prestbo, Observations of Asian air pollution in the free troposphere at Mt. Bachelor Observatory during the spring of 2004. , Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, D10304, doi: 10.1029/2005JD006522, 2006.  PEER REVIEWED
2005Jaffe, D. A., E. Prestbo, P. Swartzendruber, P. Weiss-Penzias, S. Kato, A. Takami, S. Hatakeyama, and Y. Kajii, Export of Atmospheric Mercury from Asia. Atmospheric Environment, 39, 3029-3038, 2005.  PEER REVIEWED
2004Weiss-Penzias, P., D. Jaffe, L. Jaegle, and Q. Liang, Influence of long-range-transported pollution on the annual and diurnal cycles of carbon monoxide and ozone at Cheeka Peak Observatory, Journal of Geophysical Research, 109, D23S14, doi:10.1029/2004JD004505, 2004.  PEER REVIEWED
2003Jaeglé, L., D. A. Jaffe, H. U. Price, P. Weiss-Penzias, P. I. Palmer, M. J. Evans, D. J. Jacob, and I. Bey, Sources and budgets for CO and O3 in the northeastern Pacific during the spring of 2001: Results from the PHOBEA-II Experiment. Journal of Geophysical Research, 108(D20), 8802, doi:10.1029/2002JD003121, 2003. PEER REVIEWED
2003Weiss-Penzias, P., D. Jaffe, A. McClintick, E. Prestbo, and M. Landis, Gaseous elemental mercury in the marine boundary layer: Evidence for rapid removal in anthropogenic pollution. Environmental Science and Technology, 37, 3755-3763, 2003.  PEER REVIEWED
2002Jaffe, D. and P. Weiss-Penzias, Biogeochemical Cycles – The Nitrogen Cycle. In Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences, J. Holton, Ed., Elsevier, 2002.  INVITED
1995Weiss, P. S., S. S. Andrews, J. E. Johnson, and O. C. Zafiriou, Photoproduction of carbonyl sulfide in south Pacific Ocean waters as a function of irradiation wavelength, Geophysical Research Letters, 22(3), 215–218, 1995.  PEER REVIEWED
1995Weiss, P. S., J. E. Johnson, R. H. Gammon, and T. S. Bates, Reevaluation of the open ocean source of carbonyl sulfide to the atmosphere. Journal of Geophysical Research, 100(D11), 23,083–23,092, 1995.  PEER REVIEWED
1989Milder, S. J, P. S. Weiss, D. S. Kliger, Time-resolved absorption, circular dichroism, and emission of tRNA. Evidence that the photo-cross-linking of 4-thiouridine in tRNA occurs from the triplet state. Biochemistry, 28(5), 2258-2264, 1989.  PEER REVIEWED


Public Lecture or Forum Participation

May 2022Interviewed in a video for the Seymour Center’s Salmon Week “Southern Range: Salmon in the Santa Cruz Mountains”

Papers Presented at Professional Meetings

Dec 2021American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Lichen as a bioindicator of mercury emissions and deposition from abandoned mercury mines in central California
Dec 2020American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, “Do non-native terrestrial isopods transfer marine-derived mercury to threatened steelhead trout (O. mykiss) in a coastal California stream?
Sep 2019International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant, Krakow, Poland. “Marine fog inputs increase methylmercury bioaccumulation in a coastal terrestrial food web” INVITED
Dec 2018American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Washington, DC. “Fog deposition of methylmercury in a coastal food web bioaccumulates to
near toxic levels in an apex predator” INVITED
Nov 2017National Atmospheric Deposition Program Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, “Methylmercury and total mercury in marine stratus cloud and fog water: sources, sinks and lifetimes” INVITED
Jul 2017International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant, Providence RI. “Total mercury and monomethylmercury in marine stratus cloud water as sampled by aircraft over the Pacific Ocean along the coast of California, summer 2016” INVITED
Dec 2016American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. “Mercury speciation in terrestrial biota from coastal and inland food webs in California: A provisional model” INVITED
Nov 2016National Atmospheric Deposition Program Annual Meeting, Santa Fe, NM. “Temporal trends of mercury in precipitation from the Mercury Deposition Network: 2008-2015” INVITED
Jun 2015International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant, Jeju, South Korea, “Trends of mercury wet deposition in the United States and Canada” INVITED

Conferences and Meetings

Nov 2018Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Fall Meeting in Sacramento, CA
Oct 2017UC STEM Faculty Learning Community Meeting
2017Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology Department weekly Seminar.
Jan 2016Lilly Teaching Conference in Austin, TX
Jun 2014Goldschmidt Conference in Sacramento, CA

Review/Referee Grants, Proposals and Publications

2013 – PresentAd hoc reviewer for National Science Foundation proposals INVITED
2008 – PresentPeer review for scientific journals: Marine Chemistry, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Science of the Total Environment, Journal of Geophysical Research, Environmental Science and Technology, Atmospheric Environment, Geophysical Reserch Letters, Deep Sea Research, Atmosphere, Elementa INVITED
2019Guest Editor for special issue in the journal Atmosphere titled “Atmospheric Mercury” INVITED
May 2015Review panel for National Science Foundation, Chemical Oceanography Program, Alexandria, Virginia INVITED

Talks and Presentations at Colleges and Universities

Nov 2020Energy and Environment course and Western Washington University INVITED
Jul 2020Slugs and Stiens – UCSC Alumni Association science seminars INVITED
Dec 2018Leonardo Art and Science Evening Rendezvous, UC Santa Cruz INVITED
Oct 2018Environmental Science 10 at Cabrillo College INVITED
Apr 2018Environmental Science 10 at Cabrillo College INVITED
Oct 2017Environmental Science 10 at Cabrillo College INVITED
Oct 2016Environmental Science 10 at Cabrillo College INVITED

Media Appearances

May 2022Interviewed by the New York Times for a story on Pacific coastal fog
Dec 2020American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting San Francisco, CA, Press release on mercury in roly polies. INVITED
Dec 2015American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting San Francisco, CA Press conference on the science of fog INVITED