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Nano-Safety Research Group

Specialists in the assessment of nanomaterial toxicity to human health and the environment

Dr Mark Hartl

Mark Profile picMark Hartl's research activity focuses on marine ecotoxicology, in particular the potential impact of manufactured nanomaterials and chemicals used in offshore oil production on marine organisms. He is also interested in the ecotoxicology of near-shelf deep-sea organisms, the general ecophysiology of benthic organisms, the effects of anthropogenic activity on community structure and the fate of organic and inorganic pollutants in the marine and estuarine environment. Previous projects have involved examining the effect of sediment-associated triorganotin compounds on the osmoregulation of the European flounder (Platichthys flesus), as well as the bioaccumulation capacity for trace metals in bivalves (Macoma balthica).

Mark is a senior lecturer in marine biology and Director of the MSc programmes in environmental and marine biology.

Contact Mark 

Call: +44 (0) 131 451 3461

Location: John Muir Building, room G.11, School of Life Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton Campus,        Edinburgh, EH14 4AS



 Research Profile