Hg Biogeochemistry in St. Louis River Estuary

Matt Ginder-Vogel and a team of researchers from Minnesota and Wisconsin have been awarded a grant to determine the relative bioavailability of Hg in different habitats (e.g., estuary flats, sheltered bays, near-shore wetlands, clay-influenced river mouths, etc.) in the St. Louis River Estuary and what geochemical factors control Hg bioavailability.

Ginder-Vogel will work with Prof. Nathan Johnson at the University of Minnesota – Duluth, Prof. Kris Rolfhus at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse and Prof. Jeff Jeremiason at Gustavus Adolphus College.

The grant was awarded by the Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute and the Minnesota Sea Grant Institute.