Contact Jianmin Ma:
AWARDS / EDUCATION
1992-94, Australia ADCSS outstanding foreign postgraduate students scholarship
1992-95, Overseas postgraduate students award of James Cook University (Australia)
1996-97, Canadian government laboratory visiting fellowship
Research Scientist - Modelling of atmospheric transport and multicompartment fate of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and heavy metals
CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH - Contributing to Environment Canada’s mandate for risk assessments and improving the understanding of environmental fate of toxic chemicals
- Modelling regional and global-scale atmospheric transport and deposition of POPs and heavy metals
- Impact of climate variability and climate change on the budget of persistent toxic chemicals in multi-compartments
- Impact of extensive use of organochlorine pesticides on climate change
- Environmental and physical process of POPs in the atmospheric boundary-layer
- Development of the state-of-art mathematic models for simulating the transport and budget of POPs
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES / INTERESTS
Research grant and journal paper reviews, including reviewing the Government of Canada Program for International Polar Year (IPY) funding proposal
Supervisor of contract scientist and co-op student
Annually assessing and reporting the atmospheric transport and loadings of POPs to the Great Lakes for the Great Lakes Binational Toxic Strategy (GLBTS)
J. Ma, Y. Li, T. Harner and Z. Cao. 2007. Assessing the relationship between extensive use of organochlorine pesticides and cooling trend during the mid-20th century in the southeastern United States. Environ. Sci. Technol. 41:3871-3876..
J. Ma and Y. Li. 2006. Interannual variation of persistent organic pollutants over the Great Lakes induced by tropical Pacific sea surface temperature anomalies. J. Geophys Res. 111: D04302, doi:10.1029/2005JD006014.
J. Ma, S. Venkatesh, Y. Li, Z. Cao, and S. M. Daggupaty. 2005. Tracking toxaphene in the North American Great Lakes basin – 2. A strong episodic long-range transport event. Environ. Sci. Technol. 39: 8123-8131.
J. Ma, H. Hung and P. Blanchard. 2004. How do climate fluctuations affect persistent organic pollutant distribution in North America? Evidence from a decade of air monitoring. Environ. Sci. Technol. 38:2538-2543.
J. Ma, Z. Cao and H. Hung. 2004. North Atlantic Oscillation signatures in the atmospheric concentrations of persistent organic pollutants-An analysis using Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network-Great Lakes data. J. Geophys Res. 109: D12305, doi: 10.1029/2003JD004435.
J. Ma, S. M. Daggupaty, T. Harner and Y. Li. 2003. Impacts of lindane usage in the Canadian prairies on the Great Lakes ecosystem - 1: Coupled atmospheric transport model and modeled concentrations in air and soil. Envion. Sci. Technol. 37:3774-3781.
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