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Dr. Ronald S. Oremland

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Institution(s) / Organization(s):
United States Geological Survey (USGS), United States Department of the Interior


Ronald Oremland is a Senior Scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, CA. His past research has included studies on bacterial demethylation of methylmercury in the South Florida Ecosystem. He has extensive research interests and publications on the biogeochemistry and microbiology of the toxic elements arsenic and selenium, and has focused most of his field efforts in areas of the Great Basin of the western USA (e.g., Mono Lake, CA). He also has worked on the biogeochemistry of biologically produced/consumed gases like methane and methyl halides.

Education:
B.S. Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA, 1968
Ph.D. Marine Sciences, RSMAS, University of Miami, FL, USA, 1976


Area of Expertise / Interest:
Microbiology and Biogeochemistry; Environmental Science; Microbiology; Biological Oceanography

Preferred Language:   English

Mailing Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
Bldg. 15, McKelvey Building
345 Middlefield Road
MS 480
Menlo Park, CA 94025
USA
Telephone: +1 650-329-4482
Fax: +1 650-329-4463
E-mail: roremlan@usgs.gov

Home Page URL:   http://sofia.er.usgs.gov/people/oremland.html

Links to Projects or Publications:
Bacterial Demethylation of Methylmercury in the South Florida Ecosystem

Keywords:   Biogeochemistry, Arsenic, Selenium, Mercury, Reduced gases


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