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Person Details: Robert P. Mason

Superfund Research Program

Robert P. Mason

University of Connecticut
Department of Marine Sciences
1080 Shennecossett Road
Groton, Connecticut 06340
Phone: 860-405-9129
Fax: 860-405-9153






  • Anatone K, Baumann Z, Mason RP, Hansen G, Chernoff B. 2020. Century-old mercury pollution: Evaluating the impacts on local fish from the eastern United States. Chemosphere 259:doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.127484
  • Liu M, He Y, Baumann Z, Zhang Q, Jing X, Mason RP, Xie H, Shen H, Chen L, Zhang W, Zhang Q, Wang X. 2020. The impact of the Three Gorges Dam on the fate of metal contaminants across the river-ocean continuum. Water Res 185:13. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2020.116295 PMID:33086459



  • Chen CY, Driscoll CT, Eagles-Smith CA, Eckley CS, Gay DA, Hsu-Kim H, Keane SE, Kirk JL, Mason RP, Obrist D, Selin H, Selin NE, Thompson MR. 2018. A critical time for mercury science to inform global policy. Environ Sci Technol 52(17):9556-9561. doi:10.1021/acs.est.8b02286 PMID:30067020
  • Liu M, Chen L, He Y, Baumann Z, Mason RP, Shen H, Yu C, Zhang W, Zhang Q, Wang X. 2018. Impacts of farmed fish consumption and food trade on methylmercury exposure in China. Environ Int 120:333-344. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2018.08.017 PMID:30114623
  • Liu M, He Y, Baumann Z, Yu C, Ge S, Sun X, Cheng M, Shen H, Mason RP, Chen L, Zhang Q, Wang X. 2018. Traditional Tibetan medicine induced high methylmercury exposure level and environmental mercury burden in Tibet, China. Environ Sci Technol 52:8838-8847. doi:10.1021/acs.est.8b01754 PMID:30019578
  • Liu M, Zhang Q, Luo Y, Mason RP, Ge S, He Y, Yu C, Sa R, Cao H, Wang X, Chen L. 2018. Impact of water-induced soil erosion on the terrestrial transport and atmospheric emission of mercury in China. Environ Sci Technol 52:6945-6956. doi:10.1021/acs.est.8b01319 PMID:29785847 PMCID:PMC6036913
  • Mason RP, Soerensen AL, DiMento BP, Balcom PH. 2018. The global marine selenium cycle: insights from measurements and modeling. Glob. Biogeochem. Cycle 32(12):1720-1737. doi:10.1029/2018gb006029
  • Seelen EA, Massey GM, Mason RP. 2018. Role of sediment resuspension on estuarine suspended particulate mercury dynamics. Environ Sci Technol 52:7736-7744. doi:10.1021/acs.est.8b01920 PMID:29927238 PMCID:PMC6051696
  • Shi X, Mason RP, Charette MA, Mazrui NM, Cai P. 2018. Mercury flux from salt marsh sediments: insights from a comparison between (224)Ra/(228)Th disequilibrium and core incubation methods. Geochim Cosmochim Acta 222:569-583. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2017.10.033 PMID:29515259 PMCID:PMC5836733
  • Taylor VF, Buckman KL, Seelen EA, Mazrui NM, Balcom PH, Mason RP, Chen CY. 2018. Organic carbon content drives methylmercury levels in the water column and in estuarine food webs across latitudes in the Northeast United States. Environ Pollut 246:639-649. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2018.12.064 PMID:30605819






  • Mason RP, Balcolm P, Hollweg TA, Chen CY, Schartup AT. 2013. Methylmercury production in pristine and anthropogenically impacted sediments. Environ Sci Technol 47:695-700.



  • Chen CY, Serrell N, Evers DC, Fleishman BJ, Lambert KF, Weiss J, Mason RP, Bank MS. 2008. Meeting report: Methylmercury in marine ecosystems--from sources to seafood consumers. Environ Health Perspect 116(12):1706-1712. doi:10.1289/ehp.11211 PMID:19079724 PMCID:PMC2599767
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