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Environmental seminar to focus on atmospheric mercury pollution
10/07/09

Eric Miller, president and senior scientist of Ecosystems Research Group Ltd., Norwich, VT, will host the next Environmental Studies Seminar at Alfred University with a discussion titled “Atmospheric Mercury Pollution in the Northeastern United States: Emissions, Transport, Deposition, and Assimilation into Aquatic and Terrestrial Food Webs.”

The lecture will take place on Friday, Oct. 16, at 12:20 p.m. in Roon Lecture Hall (room 247), the Science Center, on the Alfred University Campus.

Miller received a bachelor of arts degree in geology from Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, and a Ph.D. in earth sciences from Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. He served for eight years as visiting assistant professor and research assistant professor of environmental studies at Dartmouth before founding Ecosystems Research Group Ltd. In 2000.

Ecosystems Research Group Ltd. provides cutting-edge knowledge, technology, and research products to resource managers, policy makers and the industry. Major clients include USEPA, NOAA, National Park Service, USDA- Forest Service, Environment Canada, NESCAUM ( Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management), and the air and water quality divisions of several Northeastern states.

The Environmental Studies Seminar series is held every Friday during the fall semester when the University is in session. All the lectures are free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Division of Environmental Studies within Alfred University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the series brings a range of speakers to the campus, including scientists, activists, and policy-makers, with the mission to better understand our environment and what we can do to better sustain our world.