Peter S Weiss (Weiss-Penzias)

Peter S Weiss (Weiss-Penzias)

University of California, Santa Cruz, Department of Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology

Associate Researcher


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Published on Mar 24, 2020

Research delayed due to COVID-19

Many thanks to everyone who donated to our project. We still have big plans and are very excited to do the research. However, UC Santa Cruz has suspended all research operations through the end of ...

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Published on Feb 18, 2020

Project is fully funded! Thank you to all backers!

We are super stoked here in the Weiss-Penzias lab! Thank you to everyone who donated to our research. You have enabled us to go out and learn new things to share with world. It's a good feeling!Man...

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Published on Feb 07, 2020

Recent data to back up our claim

We are claiming that plants growing in foggy areas on the coast have more methylmercury in them than plants from inland, non-foggy areas due to the fact that fog collects and distributes methylmerc...

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Published on Jan 13, 2020

Recent media attention about the impact of fog mercury on the environment

After my most recent paper was published, there was crush of media interest. I gave over 15 interviews in the first week! I've compiled a list of some of the most interesting media reports and inte...

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Published on Jan 13, 2020

Mercury from the ocean through fog? A conceptual diagram

This is a figure that was made for the recent paper of mine. It shows how we believe that coastal fog is enriched in methylmercury (the most toxic kind of mercury). Rainwater originates high in the...

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Published on Jan 13, 2020

From concept to charting a path forward

Excited to be collecting food crops and animal products from the foggy central coast of California. I have several undergraduate students in mind for this position if we secure the funding. I have ...

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