Michael-Ben Israel will defend his PhD thesis titled "Performance evaluation of microbe and plant-mediated processes in phytoremediation of toluene in fractured bedrock using hybrid poplars". Michael-Ben is supervised by Prof. Kari Dunfield.
Prof. Carl Mitchell from the Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough will present his talk "Mercury Biogeochemistry in Altered Landscapes". Abstract: Mercury is a neurotoxic element that enters most ecosystems through atmospheric deposition processes and air-surface gas exchange, often originating from very distant emission sources. Humans are mostly exposed to mercury through the consumption of fish and seafood, and for some, agricultural staples such as rice. The movement of mercury...