The Lohmann Lab at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography studies legacy and emerging 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:
novel detection tools to measure poly- and perfluorinated substances in the environment, via the NIEHS Superfund Research Program: Sources, Transport, Exposure, and Effects of PFASs (STEEP)
the use of polyethylene passive samplers to measure organic pollutants in the environment
the use of POPs and PFAS to trace and understand food webs and biogeochemical cycles
determining the sources and mass fluxes of black carbon in sediment
Join the lab
The Lohmann Lab welcomes inquiries from prospective graduate students (both MS and PhD) and undergraduate students. Learn more about opportunities to join the Lohmann Lab.Lohmann Lab Code of Conduct
We acknowledge that we gather as the Lohmann Lab and Graduate School of Oceanography on the traditional land of the Narragansett and East Niantic people in past and present, and honor with gratitude the land itself and the people who have stewarded it throughout history. We will continue to commit time and resources to learn how to be better stewards of the land we inhabit as an academic group and community.