Dr. Michael Martínez-Colón is a geologist (BSc and MSc from the U. of Puerto Rico) and oceanographer (PhD from the U. of South Florida). His areas of expertise are in coastal/estuarine ecological (benthic foraminifera), and sediment geochemistry related to heavy metals. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the School of the Environment and mentors CCME graduate and undergraduate students. Current/future interests in research: trophic transfer of heavy metals (e.g., plant/herbivore), pollution/environmental health history of estuaries (19th-20th century), ocean acidification, heavy metal bioavailability, paleoecological evaluations of shelf sediments, ecological distribution of benthic foraminifera. His laboratory website is www.foramlaboratory.com.