Edem Mahu

The Chemical Oceanography lab welcomes the return of Ms Edem Mahu a PhD student from the University of Ghana working with Dr. Coale and Dr. Aiello to reconstruct the history of metal and organic pollution to 5 coastal estuaries on the Ghanian coast. In addition Edem will be refining her original methods for the determination of esterase activity (a proxy for living biomass) in hemipelagic and coastal sediments.  The purpose is to develop a tool for determining impacts of oil drilling/spills to sediments.