The Lohmann Lab at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography studies persistent organic pollutants in the oceans, lakes, and atmosphere. Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are anthropogenic organic compounds that don’t degrade in the environment. They can be transported far from sources and are known to accumulate in wildlife and humans. Research topics in the Lohmann Lab include:
- the use of passive samplers to measure organic pollutants in the environment
- the use of persistent organic compounds to trace and understand biogeochemical cycles
- the global mass balance of black carbon
Interested prospective graduate students and undergraduates are encouraged to check out our current research and contact Rainer Lohmann (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get an idea of the wide range of opportunities for research that are possible in the Lohmann Lab.