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Dr. Ronald S. Oremland
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.
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
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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