Rusty Fairey

Rusty Fairey

Director of MPSL-MLML

Department:  MPSL-MLML


phone: (831) 771-4161
office: MPSL-MLML


Rusty leads the researchers and oversees the management and funding of research projects at MPSL-MLML.  He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1984 with a B.S. in Marine Biology and from Moss Landing Marine Laboratories in 1992 with a M.S. in Marine Science.  His research focuses on marine geochemistry and the flux of trace metals from marine sediments.  He serves as a member of the international SETAC Sediment Advisory Group in an advisory role on sediment and fish tissue contamination research.  Rusty provides expertise at MPSL-MLML in study design, sediment quality assessment, field sampling, and general project implementation and management.

Marine Pollutions Studies Laboratory