Wes directs the researchers and oversees the management and funding of research projects at MPSL-DFG. He graduated from Humboldt State University in 1997 with a B.S. in oceanography and minor in chemistry. Wes earned his M.S. in marine science from Moss Landing Marine Laboratories in 2003. His research focuses on the biogeochemistry of mercury. Wes provides expertise at MPSL-DFG in study design, analytical chemistry, and general project development, implementation, and management.