Current research and/or projects
Develop knowledge of occurrence and fate of toxic substances in order to provide policy- and decision-makers with information to make sound decisions toward restoring and conserving Great Lakes ecosystems
- Determination of the distribution, occurrence and fate of contaminants in the Great Lakes and associated Areas of Concern (AOCs)
- Development of analytical methods for the measurement of persistent toxics of emerging concern in the Great Lakes
- Determination of the occurrence and fate of current-use pesticides in Ontario lakes and rivers and their watersheds
- Assess status, trends, and success of implemented management actions in Great Lakes AOCs
- Study of cumulative impacts of anthropogenic activities on Great Lakes ecosystems
Professional activities / interests
Environmental analytical chemistry
Analytical methods development
Sediment quality (contaminants)
Education and awards
B.Sc. Chemistry, University of Waterloo
M.Sc. Chemistry, Brock University
Ph.D. Chemistry, McMaster University
Sverko, E., G.T. Tomy, C.H. Marvin, D. Zaruk, E. Reiner, P.A. Helm, B. Hill and B.E. McCarry. 2008. Dechlorane Plus levels in sediment of the lower Great Lakes. Environmental Science and Technology. 42:361-366.
Marvin, C.H., G.T. Tomy, M. Alaee and G.A. MacInnis. 2006. Distribution of hexabromocyclododecane in Detroit River suspended sediments. Chemosphere. 64:268-275.
Marvin, C.H., S. Painter and R. Rossmann. 2004. Spatial and temporal trends in mercury contamination in sediments of the Laurentian Great Lakes. Environmental Research. 95:351-362.
Marvin, C.H., G. MacInnis, M. Alaee, G. Arsenault and G.T. Tomy. 2007. Factors influencing enantiomeric fractions of hexabromocyclododecane measured using liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. 21:1925-1930.
Marvin, C.H. and M.L. Hewitt. 2007. Analytical methods in environmental effects-directed analysis: Air particulate material. Reviews in Mutation Research. 636: 4-35.
Reiner, E.J., R.E. Clement, A.B. Okey and C.H. Marvin. 2006. Advances in analytical techniques for polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins, polychlorinated dibenzofurans and dioxin-like PCBs. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. 386:791-806.
Member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association for Water Quality, International Society for Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, and the International Association for Great Lakes Research
Adjunct faculty - Brock University and the University of Guelph