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Marta Szubska

Marta Szubska
Postdoctor at the Department of Forest Ecology and Management, SLU, Umeå. Currently working on dark abiotic mercury reduction in anaerobic conditions in a model system.


Since 2010 involved in research projects devoted to geochemical cycles of arsenic and mercury in the environment of the Baltic Sea, especially in the context of contamination from chemical munition dumpsites. Currently trying to better understand environmental fate of mercury, with a special focus on Hg(II) reduction in anaerobic conditions - proces that can naturally occur in low oxygen environments rich in organic matter (i.e. peatlands, deep-water sediments), potentially resulting in release of Hg(0) from former deposits. My personal interests include pollutants remobilization as a result of global climate change.


Conducting experimental work on a simplified model system to understand and quantify the kinetics of Hg(II) reduction to Hg(0) by natural organic matter in dark anaerobic conditions, using model compounds.


2020: PhD in Natural Sciences: Earth and related environmental sciences; Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Sopot, Poland; "Spatial distribution and sources of arsenic in bottom sediments from the southern Baltic Sea” supervised by assoc. prof. Jacek Bełdowski

2014: Postgraduate studies in Geographic Information Systems (GIS); University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk, Poland; "Analysis of arsenic spatial distribution in Baltic Sea sediments in the context of chemical munition dumpsites occurence"

2011: MSc in Oceanography: marine chemistry; University of Gdańsk, Gdański, Poland; "Intra- and interspecific  differentiation of mercury concentration in tissues and eggs of Laridae birds wintering in the area of the Gulf of Gdańsk" supervised by prof. Lucyna Falkowska

2009: BSc in Oceanography; University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk, Poland



Postdoctor at the Department of Forest Ecology and Management; Department of Forest Ecology and Management, joint staff
Postal address:
Skogens ekologi och skötsel
901 83 Umeå
Visiting address: Skogsmarksgränd 17, Umeå