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Rick Keil

Research areas

Rick Keil studies preservation and degradation of organic compounds in aquatic environments, global carbon cycles, microbial processes that lead to organic matter burial or preservation, sorptive processes between organics and mineral surfaces, and application of flow-based separation techniques to process and study individual components of complex mixtures.


OCEAN 409: Marine Pollution

Explores anthropogenic impacts on the oceans and marine organisms. Examines how scientific understanding informs environmental management, thereby linking science and society. Students develop a detailed understanding of the major categories of anthropogenic impacts on marine systems, their mechanisms of effect, their sources, and fates.