I am currently director of the UW Aquatic Sciences Center, which houses the UW Sea Grant Institute and the UW Water Resources Institute. Both programs are federal-state partnerships which support research, outreach and education in support of sustainable uses of our state's natural resources.
My recent research has centered on cycling of mercury in the aquatic environment. I plan to continue to conduct research on low-level trace metal cycling, especially with regard to factors affecting bioaccumulation in plankton and fish. I plan to utilize stable isotopic techniques to study transport and transformations of trace metals in the environment. Our recent projects have focused on the Great lakes and in inland lakes in Wisconsin.