Virginia A Eller

Visiting Scientist/Researcher

Geochemistry, Scientific Staff

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Contact Information

Email eller@magnet.fsu.edu
Phone (850) 499-6728
Fax (850) 644-0827
Address 1800 E. Paul Dirac Dr.
Tallahassee , FL 32310-3706
Building NHMFL FSU

Educational Background

  • PhD, Geochemistry, Florida State University, 2015.
  • MSc, Analytical and Environmental Chemistry, Florida State University, 2011.
  • BSc, Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry, University of West Florida, 2005.

Research Interests

Marine, freshwater and atmospheric mercury ecology and remediation; isotopic cycling in marine, freshwater and atmospheric environments; method development in analytical, geochemical and petrochemistries; elucidation of separation techniques for recalcitrant petroleum fractions; remediation of light hydrocarbon fractions in Florida lithology and aquifers.

Professional Experience

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2015 2016.
  • Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Metals Analyst, 2009.
  • Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Quality Assurance Chemist and Assistant Environmental Administrator, 2006 2009.

Publications and Scientific Activities

    2017

    1. Mercury Remediation Technology Development for Lower East Fork Poplar Creek - FY 2016 Progress Report Peterson, M.J.; Brooks, S.C.; Mathews, T.J.; Mayes, M.; Johs, A.; Watson, D.B.; Poteat, M.D.; Smith, J.G.; Mehlhorn, T.; Lester, B.; Morris, J.; Lowe, K.; Dickson, J.O.; Eller, V.A. and DeRolph, C.R. ORNL Report - TM-2017/366, TM-2016, 48, 1-88 (2017)

    2016

    1. Mercury content of sediments in East Fork Poplar Creek: Current assessment and past trends. Brooks, S.; Eller, V.; Dickson, J.; Earles, J.; Lowe, K.; Mehlhorn, T.; Olsen, T.; DeRolph, C. and Peterson, M. ORNL Report - TM-2016/578, TM-2016, 578, 1-88 (2016)

    2014

    1. Mercury Stable Isotopes As Tracers Of Hg Cycling In The Water And Food Webs Of The Northeastern Gulf Of Mexico Perrot, V.; Eller, V.A.; Landing, W.M. and Salters, V.J.M. 2014 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference Mobile, Alabama, United States January 26-29 (2014)
    2. Investigation Of Methylmercury Bioaccumulation And Detoxification In Gag Grouper (Mycteroperca microlepis) From The Northeastern Gulf Of Mexico Using Hg Stable Isotopes Perrot, V.; Eller, V.A.; Landing, W.M. and Salters, V.J.M. 2014 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference Mobile, Alabama, United States January 26-29 (2014)
    3. Mercury Isotope Trends in Deepwater Horizon-Impacted Red Snapper and Control Area Gag Grouper Eller, V.A.; Perrot, V.; Landing, W.M. and Salters, V.J.M. 1st Deep-C Consortium Student Research Symposium Tallahassee, Florida, United States September 18-19 (2014)

    2013

    1. Mercury Isotopes in Gag Grouper (Mycteroperca microlepis) in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico, USA Eller, V.A.; Perrot, V.; Harper, A.H.; Nelson, J.; Landing, W.M. and Salters, V.J.M. 11th. International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP) Edinburgh, Scotland July 28-August 2 (2013)
    2. Processes controlling Hg stable isotope fractionation in the north eastern Gulf of Mexico: atmosphere versus aquatic ecosystem Salters, V.J.M.; Perrot, V.; Eller, V.A. and Landing, W.M. 23rd annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference Florence, Italy August 25-30 (2013)
    3. Hg isotopes in wet and dry deposition above a coastal suburban environment (Pensacola, Florida, USA) Perrot, V.; TerSchure, A.; Eller, V.A.; Landing, W.M. and Salters, V.J.M. 11th. International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP) Edinburgh, Scotland July 28-August 2 (2013)
    4. Processes Controlling Hg Stable Isotope Fractionation in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico: Atmosphere versus Aquatic Ecosystem Eller, V.A.; Perrot, V.; Salters, V.J.M. and Landing, W.M. 4th Deep-C Consortium Conference Tallahassee, Florida, United States September 10-11 (2013)

    2012

    1. Investigation of Mercury Isotope Fractionation in Big Bend Gulf of Mexico Samples Thomas, D.; Eller, V.; Perrot, V. and Salters, V. Deep-C All Hands Meeting Tallahassee, Florida, United States August 22 (2012)