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Bian Liu

Mme Bian Liu

Former collaborator of Institut F.-A. Forel), Post-Doc, Mercury biogeochemistry in the water columns, sediments, and biota

Former collaborator of Institute F.-A. Forel



Hg biogeochemistry in the water columns, sediments, and biota.
Hg speciation in ambient air, as well as in wet and dry deposition.
Source, transport, fate, and health effects of Hg and fine particle matters (PM2.5).


Actively involved in a joint Hg research between the Institute F.-A. Forel in Switzerland and the State Key Laboratory of Environmental Geochemistry (SKLEG), Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences in China. The project will study Hg dynamics in reservoir systems by focusing on Baihua Reservoir (BR) located in Guiyang, Guizhou province in southwestern China.

Participate in a Swiss National Science Foundation funded research project, which examines the bioaccumulation of heavy metals (e.g. Cd and Hg) in benthic organisms.

Participate in the Hg laboratory facility building and expansion in Institut F.-A. Forel.

Curriculum vitae - Publications


July, 2008
Post-Doc , Institute F.-A. Forel, University of Geneva, Switzerland.
March, 2007
-June, 2008
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, United States.


2007 Ph. D., Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan School of Public Health, United States.
2002 M.S., Environmental Studies, Ohio University, United States.
1997 B.S., Atmospheric Physics and Atmospheric Environment, Lanzhou University, China.


  • Liu, B., Schaider, L.A., Mason, R.P., Bank, M.S., Rabalais, N.N., Swarzenski, P.W., Shine, J.P., Hollweg, T., Senn, D.B., 2009. Disturbance impacts on mercury dynamics in northern Gulf of Mexico sediments. Accepted by Journal of Geophysical Research --- Biogeosciences.
  • Liu, B., Schaider, L.A., Bank, M.S., Mason, R.P., Shine, J.P., Rabalais, N.N., Senn, D.B., 2007. Mercury sediment biogeochemistry in northern Gulf of Mexico sediments. Oral Presentation presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), November, 2007. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.
  • Crist, K., Liu, B., Kim, M., Deshpande, S. R., John, K., 2007. Characterization of Fine Particulate Matter in Ohio: Indoor, Outdoor and Personal Exposures. Environmental Research, 106, 62-71.
  • Liu, B., Keeler, G.J., Dvonch, J.T., Barres, J.A., Lynam, M.M., Marsik, F.J., Morgan, T.J., 2007. Temporal Variability of Mercury Speciation in Urban Air. Atmospheric Environment.41, 1911-1923.

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