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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Robert K. Nelson
Robert K. Nelson's photoRobert K. Nelson
Research Specialist
Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

Contact Information:
Work: 508 289 3452
Fax: +1 508 457 2164
rnelson@whoi.edu
Building: Fye 115A

Mailing Address:
Mailstop 04
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Research Interests
-The formation of petroleum in marine basins, marine hydrothermal systems, deltaic and lacustrine environments.

-Biomarkers; molecular fossils preserved in ancient rocks that provide clues about ecosystems and environments of the past.

-Interested in the source, transport, and ultimate fate of petroleum hydrocarbons and other man-made contaminants in the environment.

-Assessing the origin of oil spills, aquifer contamination and the origin of natural oil and gas seeps in the marine environment (petroleum fingerprinting).

-Developing very high resolution chromatographic technology to study environmental systems.

-Monitoring in situ biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons in the environment using GC×GC.


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