Cheng-Shiuan Lee


I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in chemical and biological oceanography. I’m from Taiwan and got a MSc in chemical oceanography from National Taiwan University. My research interest is marine biogeochemistry of trace elements and interactions of those trace elements with marine organisms. I’ve been working on methylmercury (MeHg) bioaccumulation, transformation and trophic transfer in marine food chains. The goal is to better understand how MeHg interacts with marine organisms at different size spectrum, involving marine bacterioplankton, phytoplankton, zooplankton as well as large pelagic fish. Moreover, it is also important to thoroughly investigate how environmental factors controlling the fate of MeHg in marine food chains given that today’s a rapidly changing world due to anthropogenic activities.



  1. Lee, C. -S., and N. S. Fisher. (2017) Bioaccumulation of methylmercury in a marine copepod. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 36(5): 1287-1293.
  2. Lee, C. -S., M. E. Lutcavage, E. Chandler, D. J. Madigan, R. M. Cerrato, and N. S. Fisher. (2016) Declining mercury concentrations in bluefin tuna reflect reduced emissions to the North Atlantic Ocean. Environmental Science and Technology 50: 12825-12830.
  3. Lee, C. -S., and N. S. Fisher. (2016) Methylmercury uptake by diverse marine phytoplankton. Limnology and Oceanography 61: 1626-1639.