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Priya Ganguli, Assistant Professor (CV)
          
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Present    Rachel Hohn, MS Geological Sciences, Calfornia State University, Northridge
    Project: Assessing Remediation Efforts at the former New Idria Mercury Mine, California
    
    2019    Hohn, R.A.; De Jesus Bartolo, C.; Hauswirth, S.C.; Fuhrmann, B.C.; Newton, K.R.; Bram, D.L.; Beutel, M.W.; Hughes, T.J.; Bray, E.N.;     Ganguli, P.M. Water Quality Downstream from the Former New Idria Mercury Mine. SoCal SETAC Meeting, Long Beach, CA.
    
    2019    Hohn, R.; Ganguli, P.; Hauswirth, S; Newton, K.; Bram, D. 2019. Assessing Remediation Efforts atthe former New Idria Mercury Mine,        CA. Pacific Section AAPG Convention, Long Beach, CA.
    
    Awards: $2000 Association of Retired Faculty Research Award$500 Thesis Support ScholarshipMartin Van Couvering PS-AAPG Conference         Award; $450 and $600 Prete Conference Travel Awards

                
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Present    Gregory Jesmok, MS Geological Sciences, Calfornia State University, Northridge
    Project: Mercury Cycling in Alpine Lakes witin the Sierra Nevada Mountains

    2019    Jesmok, G.S.; Hauswirth, S.C.; Bram, D.L.; Ganguli, P.M. Sleuthing for Sources of Mercury in Yosemite National Park. SoCal SETAC            Meeting, Long Beach, CA.

    Awards: $500 Thesis Support Scholarship

 
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Present    Cindy De Jesus Bartolo, BS Geological Sciences, Calfornia State University, Northridge
    Project: Research Assistant on the New Idria Mercury Mine study

 2019    Hohn, R.A.; De Jesus Bartolo, C.*; Hauswirth, S.C.; Fuhrmann, B.C.; Newton, K.R.; Bram, D.L.; Beutel, M.W.; Hughes, T.J.; Bray, E.N.;     Ganguli, P.M. Water Quality Downstream from the Former New Idria Mercury Mine. SoCal SETAC Meeting, Long Beach, CA.
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AwardsDepartment “On Fire” award; Department field camp fellowship; Peter Weigand Memorial Scholarship in Geochemistry; AAPG Student Expo Scholarship

  
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Present    Joshua Cottingham, BS Geological Sciences, Calfornia State University, Northridge
    Project: Contaminant Distributions of Mercury and PAHs in the City of Los Angeles
        
             
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Former Student Researchers


 
        2017    Emily R. Chortek, MA Environmental Studies, University of San Francisco
               Project: Quantifying Monomethylmercury Concentrations in Lagoon Water and Seawater from San Elijo Lagoon, San Deigo County

2017    Ganguli, P.M.; Zarate, S.G.; Kaur, P.; Serrano, A.; Lamborg, C.H.; Luengen, A.C.; Gibson, D; Nussbaum, B.; Chortek, E.R.; Heim, W.A.; Newman, A.; Mackey, K.R.M. (poster): Evaluating the influence of cell size and salinity gradients on mercury uptake by phytoplankton in coastal lagoon ecosystems. International Conference on Mercury as a  Global Pollutant, Providence, RI, USA.

2017    Zarate, S.G.; Ganguli, P.M.; Serrano,A.; Kaur, P.; Lamborg, C.H.; Luengen, A.C.; Gibson, D; Nussbaum, B.; Chortek, E.R.; Heim, W.A.; Newman, A.; Mackey, K.R.M. (poster): Seasonal drivers of mercury uptake by phytoplankton in a Southern California coastal lagoon system. International Conference on Mercury as a  Global Pollutant, Providence, RI, USA..
   
   
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        2016    Araceli Serrano, BS Earth System Science Dept, UC Irvine
               Project: Assessing drivers of mercury bioaccumulation in naturally occurring phytoplankton communities

Awards: 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship; UC Irvine Honorary Summer Research for Undergraduates Program (SURP); $500 UC Irvine Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROPfellowship; $2000 California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP) Summer Science Scholar

2017    Serrano, A.; Ganguli, P.M.; Lamborg, C.H.; Gibson, D.; Nussbaum, B.; Mackey, R.M. (poster) Evaluating the effects of phytoplankton size and community structure on mercury bioaccumulation in a Southern California coastal lagoon system. ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, HI, USA.

2016  Serrano, A.; Ganguli, P.M.; Mackey, K.R.R. (virtual poster) The influence of phytoplankton size and community structure on mercury bioaccumulation: Results from an in situ field incubation experiment. AGU Virtual Poster Showcase.

2016  Serrano, A.; Ganguli, P.M.; Mackey, K.R.R. (poster) Assessing drivers of mercury uptake in naturally occurring phytoplankton communities: San Elijo Lagoon, Southern California. Society of the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) National Conference, Long Beach, CA, USA.




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    2016    Priya KaurBS Earth System Science Dept, UC Irvine
Project: Evaluating the influence of size variability and salinity gradients on mercury uptake in cultured phytoplankton

Awards
: SACNAS 2016 Student Presentation Award; $1500 UC Irvine Summer Research for Undergraduates Program (SURP); $500 
UC Irvine Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROPfellowship; $500 stipend for being a mentor in the UC Irvine CalTeach Summer Program

2017    Kaur, P.Ganguli, P.M.; Lamborg, C.H.; Mackey, R.M. (poster) A framework for interpreting phytoplankton-mercury interactions at the land-sea margin: The effect of cell size and salinity gradients. ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, HI, USA.

2016   Kaur, P.Ganguli, P.M.; Mackey, K.R.R. (virtual poster) Utilizing Thalassiosira diatom cultures to provide a framework for understanding phytoplankton-mercury interactions. AGU Virtual Poster Showcase.

2016   Kaur, P.; Ganguli, P.M.; Mackey, K.R.R. (poster) Evaluating the influence of size variability and salinity gradients on mercury uptake in cultured phytoplankton. 
Society of the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) National Conference, Long Beach, CA, USA.

     






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2016    Sydney ZarateBS Earth System Science Dept, UC Irvine
Project: Seasonal variability in mercury cycling in a Southern California coastal lagoon system 

Awards: $1000 UC Irvine CalSpace Undergraduate Research Award
 
Submitted    Zarate, S.G.; Ganguli, P.M.; Serrano,A.; Kaur, P.; Lamborg, C.H.; Luengen, A.C.; Gibson, D; Nussbaum, B. (poster): Seasonal drivers of mercury uptake by phytoplankton in a Southern California coastal lagoon system. International Conference on Mercury as a  Global Pollutant, Providence, RI, USA.
 
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e, S.G.Ganguli, P.M.; Mackey, K.R.R. (virtual poster) Seasonal variability in mercury-phytoplankton interactions:  San Elijo Lagoon, San Diego County, CAAGU Virtual Poster Showcase.

      
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2014    Caroline W. Collins (co-advised), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Summer Intern
Project: Mercury speciation, retention, and genomics in fertilized salt marsh sediments

2014    Collins, C.W.; Lamborg, C.H.; Whalen, K.; Mincer, T.; Buchanan, W.; Huber, J.A.; Swarr, G.; Ganguli, P.M.; and Bernhard, A. (poster) Mercury speciation, retention and genomics in fertilized salt marsh sediments. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA.

     
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2013    Rachel HohnBS Earth and Planetary Sciences Dept, UC Santa Cruz
 Project:  Linking mercury concentrations in sediment to lagoon surface water and shallow groundwater at a Central California coastal lagoon                    system; 

Awards: $1150 Myers Trust research fellowship; $500 Weber-Holtz field camp scholarship

2014    Ganguli, P.M.; Swarzenski, P.W.; Dimova, N.T.; Merckling, M.; Kehrlein, N.C.; Hohn, R.A., Richardson, C.M.; Johnson, C.D.; Conaway, C.H.; Fisher, A.T.; Lamborg, C.H.; and Flegal, A.R. (invited talk) The dynamics of mercury speciation and transport at a Central California coastal lagoon. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA.

2013    Hohn, R.Ganguli, P.M.; Swarzenski, P.W.; Odigie, K.O.; Richardson, C.M.; Merckling, J., Johnson, C.; and Flegal, A.R. (poster) Mercury concentrations in coastal sediment from Younger Lagoon, Central California. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA.

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2013    Jennifer Cossaboon, BS Molecular Cell & Developmental Biology Dept, UC Santa Cruz
Project:  Mercury speciation in nearshore seawater at Año Nuevo:  An assessment of mercury inputs from elephant seal colonization

Awards: $500 Myers Trust research fellowship; $500 Stevenson College Student Research Project Funds; $650 Friends of Long Marine Lab research fellowship

2015    Cossaboon, J.M.; Ganguli, P.M.; Flegal, A.R. Mercury offloaded in Northern elephant seal hair impacts coastal seawater surrounding rookeryProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences12: 12058-12062.

2015    Cossaboon, J.M.; Ganguli, P.M.; Flegal, A.R. (oral) Impacts of a North Pacific Predator on Nearshore Seawater Mercury Cycling via Top-Down Contamination. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA.

2013    Cossaboon, J.M.; Ganguli, P.M.; Flegal, A.R. (poster) Mercury speciation in nearshore seawater at Año Nuevo State Reserve: An assessment of elevated mercury concentrations due to Northern Elephant Seal site colonization. International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant, Edinburgh, Scotland.

2013    Cossaboon, J.M.; Ganguli, P.M.; Flegal, A.R. (poster) Impacts of Northern elephant seal colonization on mercury concentrations in coastal seawater at Año Nuevo, CA. Annual International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine, Sausalito, CA, USA.

     
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2013    Ivy L. Lurz, UC Santa Cruz ACCESS Program (opportunities for underrepresented students in STEM)
Project: Assessing geochemical controls on mercury transformations and transport at a coastal lagoon site

ACCESS 2013 Symposium (platform and poster)

2013    Lurz, I.L.; Ganguli, P.M.; Swarzenski, P.W.; Richardson, C.M.; Merckling, J.; Johnson, C.D.; Hibdon, S.; and Flegal, A.R. (poster) Assessing geochemical controls on mercury transformations and transport at a coastal lagoon site. SACNAS National Conference, San Antonio, TX, USA.

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2012    Jeremy Merckling, BS Earth and Planetary Sciences Dept, UC Santa Cruz 
Project:  Bioavailable mercury in nearshore environments: The importance of surface water and groundwater at a coastal lagoon system

Awards: $700 Friends of Long Marine Lab research fellowship; $500 Myers Trust research fellowship.

2014    Ganguli, P.M.; Swarzenski, P.W.; Dimova, N.T.; Merckling, M.Kehrlein, N.C.Hohn, R.A.; Richardson, C.M.; Johnson, C.D.; Conaway, C.H.; Fisher, A.T.; Lamborg, C.H.; and Flegal, A.R. (invited talk) The dynamics of mercury speciation and transport at a Central California coastal lagoon. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA.

2013    Hohn, R.Ganguli, P.M.; Swarzenski, P.W.; Odigie, K.O.; Richardson, C.M.; Merckling, J., Johnson, C.; and Flegal, A.R. (poster) Mercury concentrations in coastal sediment from Younger Lagoon, Central California. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA.

2013    Lurz, I.L.; Ganguli, P.M.; Swarzenski, P.W.; Richardson, C.M.; Merckling, J.; Johnson, C.D.; Hibdon, S.; and Flegal, A.R. (poster) Assessing geochemical controls on mercury transformations and transport at a coastal lagoon site. SACNAS National Conference, San Antonio, TX, USA.

2013    Johnson, C.; Swarzenski, P.W.; Smith, C.; Kroeger, K.; Ganguli, P.M.; Merckling, J. (poster) Ground-truthing electrical resistivity methods in support of submarine groundwater discharge studies: Examples from Hawaii, Washington, and California. Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems, Denver, CO, USA.


     
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2011    Christopher Morrow (co-advised), BS Chemistry and Biochemistry Dept, UC Santa Cruz
Thesis (with honors):  Analyses of trace metal diagenetics in estuarine systems: Lead and cadmium in Younger Lagoon, CA

Awards: $1000 Myers Trust research fellowship

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2011    *Nicholas Kehrlein, BS Earth and Planetary Sciences Dept, UC Santa Cruz
Project:  Linking barrier beach lagoon geochemistry to mercury bioavailability: California Central Coast

Awards: $700 Friends of Long Marine Lab research fellowship

2014    Ganguli, P.M.; Swarzenski, P.W.; Dimova, N.T.; Merckling, M.Kehrlein, N.C.Hohn, R.A.; Richardson, C.M.; Johnson, C.D.; Conaway, C.H.; Fisher, A.T.; Lamborg, C.H.; and Flegal, A.R. (invited talk) The dynamics of mercury speciation and transport at a Central California coastal lagoon. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA.

2011    Ganguli, P.M.; Conaway, C.H.; Dimova, N.T.; Swarzenski, P.W.; Kehrlein, N.C.; Flegal, A.R. (poster) Seasonal variability in mercury speciation within select coastal lagoons of Central California. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA.

2011    Ganguli, P.M.; Dimova, N.T.; Conaway, C.H.; Swarzenski, P.W.; Kehrlein, N.C.; Flegal, A.R. (talk) Mercury speciation and transport via submarine groundwater discharge at a coastal lagoon in Central California. Groundwater Conference and California Groundwater Resource Association Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA, USA.

2011    Ganguli, P.M.; Conaway, C.H.; Swarzenski, P.W.; Izbicki, J.A.; Kehrlein, N.C.; Flegal, A.R. (poster) Mercury speciation in Coastal California barrier beach lagoons. International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.


     
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2010    Scott Katz (co-advised), BS Chemistry and Biochemistry Dept, UC Santa Cruz
Thesis (with honors):  The distribution of dissolved Mn, Co and Ni in Elkhorn Slough, CA
  
Awards: $700 Friends of Long Marine Lab research fellowship

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2008    *Lydia Jennings, UC Santa Cruz ACCESS Program (opportunities for underrepresented students in STEM)
Project:  Submarine Groundwater Discharge of Mercury in Central California Waters

ACCESS 2008 Symposium (platform and poster)

2008    Jennings, L.L.Ganguli, P.M.; Black, F.J.; Paytan, A.; Flegal, A.R. (poster) Submarine Groundwater Discharge of Mercury in Central California Waters. SACNAS National Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

     
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1999    Martha A. Thomas (co-advised).  BS Biological Sciences Dept, UC Santa Cruz
Thesis (with honors):  Microbial Production and Degradation of Methylmercury in Sediments of a Contaminated Mercury Mine: New Idria, California

Awards: Biology Department undergraduate research grant

2002    Thomas, M.A.; Conaway, C.H.; Steding, D.J; Marvin-DiPasquale, M.; Abu-Saba, K.E.; and Flegal, A.R. Mercury contamination from historic mining in water and sediment, Guadalupe River and San Francisco Bay, California. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis. 2(3): p. 211-217.

     
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