Mark E Brigham
I received a B.A. in Chemistry and an M.S. in Civil Engineering, both from the University of Minnesota. My Master’s thesis research examined historical patterns of mercury deposition using lake sediment cores, and other aspects of aquatic mercury cycling. I joined the U.S. Geological Survey in 1991. At USGS, I have worked on numerous water-quality and contaminant studies. Over half of my career has focused on aspects of the mercury cycle in lakes and rivers; I have also studied numerous organic contaminants in surface waters.