Dr. Robert Mason
Room 388 - Marine Sciences
UConn Avery Point
July: Emily, Prentiss, Nash, and Brian involved in mesocosm experiments as part of the NSF OHHI project
June: Rob presents at the Goldschmidt conference in sacramento
June: Rob and Emily attend the Gordon Research Conference on Oceans and Human Health. Rob is an invited speaker.
May: Nash completes her general exam and thesis proposal defense in Chemistry, advances to candidacy
February: Kati presents at the Ocean Sciences meeting in Hawaii
December: Brian defends his thesis proposal and advances to candidacy
November: Kati defends her thesis proposal and advances to candidacy
September-December: Rob on sabbatical at Woods Hole and Harvard
September: Mason Lab samples local sites in Stonington and Waterford, CT
August: Roni defends her Master's thesis!
August: Prentiss, Kati, Roni, Emily, and Brian sample Mount Desert Island
July-August: Rob, Prentiss, Kati, Roni, and Brian attend the 11th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant in Edinburgh, Scotland
July: Prentiss, Kati, Roni, and Emily sample Chesapeake Bay
July: Emily joins the Mason Lab
June: Prentiss and Kati sample Lake Melville
May: Susan defends her PhD thesis and graduates!
April: Rob attends ACS Meeting in New Orleans
April: Rob's book published: Trace Metals in Aquatic Systems
February: Rob external examiner, Umea University
October: Nash, a chemistry PhD student, joins the research group
September: The movie Mercury: From Source to Seafood launched
Rob attends the International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment in Rome and presents a paper
August: Amina starts post-doc at Harvard
August: Amina, Prentiss, and Rob travel to Lake Melville, Labrador to collect samples
July: Amina, Prentiss, Brian, Roni and Kati all participate in a sampling trip on the Delaware River
June: Rob and Roni attend the Gordon Research Conference on Oceans and Human Health and make presentations
May: Amina defends her PhD thesis
May: Students make presentations at the Feng Colloquium at Avery Point
March: Amina, Prentiss, Roni and Rob make presentations at the GSA meeting in Hartford, CT
January: Rob returns to UConn from his position at NSF.
December: Rob attends AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco.
November: Amina, Susan, and Roni sampled water column and sediments in the Delaware River.
October: Prentiss, Brian, and Kati participate in Pacific Ocean cruise from Hawaii to Samoa aboard the R/V Kilo Moana.
July: Mason lab presents research at 10th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
June: Roni goes to Cape Town, South Africa to work with the Cape Province Department of Environmental Affairs.
Summer: Kati goes to Japan to participate in NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Intstitutes for U.S. Graduate Students program.
May 6: UD defends his PhD thesis!
August: Amina and Susan present work at ACS in Boston
August: Kati, Prentiss and Tristan participate in northwest Atlantic shelf cruise with Fitzgerald and Hammerschmidt lab groups.
August: Rob, Prentiss, Susan, Kati, Tristan and others participate in research cruise from Bermuda
July: Brian joins Mason lab
June: Tristan graduates from Wesleyan and joins the MIT/WHOI Joint Program working with Carl Lamborg's Mercury Biogeochemistry Lab.
January: Rob begins 2 year rotator position at NSF in Chemical Oceanography
January 10: Two new students start in Mason Lab. Kati Gosnell, MS from Univ Florida, and Veronica Ortiz, BS from Roger Williams Univ
Late December: Rob presents at AGU in San Francisco
December 9th: Terill successful defends her PhD thesis, and becomes Dr Hollweg
November: Terill officially becomes a Knauss Fellow. Will spend a year in DC working at NOAA
November: Rob serves on NSF Panel in Washington, DC
November: Rob attends HTAP meeting in Toronto
September: Amina chosen as Long Island Sound Science Advisory Committee Intern with a one year Fellowship
September: Cruise on New England shelf/slope with Tristan, Susan, Prentiss and Allan on board
September: Cruise from Bermuda with Rob, Prentiss, Susan, and Tristan on board
August: Amina selected for the 2009 Long Island Sound Study Science &
Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Fellowship Program
August: Gen returns to Montreal
July/August: Terill, Gen, Amina, Udonna and Alan sample sites in coastal New England with colleagues from Dartmouth as part of a joint project
June: Amina awarded an I-RICH Summer Fellowship to do mercury work on Long Island Sound
June: Allan begins working in the lab. Prentiss starts working within both the Mason and Fitzgerald labs
June: Rob, Gen, Maria and Susan participate in a 5 day cruise from Bermuda
June: Rob, Terill, Amina, Susan and Maria attend the International Mercury Meeting in Guiyang, China
June: Rob presents at a meeting in Taiwan
May: Maria returns to Gotenborg, Sweden to take up a position there
May: Amina takes her written Comprehensive Exams
February: Maria and Gen go on research trip to Bermuda. Maria there for 3 weeks
February: Rob presents at the SFEI Meeting in Oakland, CA
December: Rob attends and presents at AGU
December: Rob makes a presentation at a meeting in Taiwan. Visits research site of former student, Guey -Rong Sheu
October: Rob travels to Vietnam for the Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollutants (HTAP) Taskforce meeting and makes a presentation
October: Rob and Terill have presentations at GSA Meeting in Houston
participates on a cruise at the BATS station. Also spends
times collecting air and water samples in Bermuda.
August: Maria, Amina, and Tristan participate in a cruise in the coastal/shelf region of
and Genevieve collect samples at Northeast coastal sites as
part of the Dartmouth/Superfund project
spends 5 weeks in South Africa with three students (Susan,
Alex and Nikki) collecting samples and visiting universities
as part of the NSF-International Programs funded study
July: Andrew Crouch
and Shirley le Roux visit from the University of Stellenbosch,
successfully completes her PhD Comprehensive Exams
July: Bian Liu
leaves and starts a new position at the University of
June: Susan, Maria
and Rob setup rain and air sampling equipment on
June: Rob and Susan
take part in a Geotracers Intercalibration cruise in the North
May: Rob visits
Korea and then China. Gives a plenary presentation at the 10th
International Estuaries Biogeochemistry Symposium
April: Rob in Rome
for a UNEP Fate and Transport Workgroup Meeting
Andersson joins the group as a post-doc
March: Alta de Waal
and Christiaan van der Walt visit from CSIR, South
February: Rob visits Sweden to act as external examiner for Maria Andersson
January: Rob attends
UNIDO Mercury meeting in Bangkok