Columbia Environmental Research Center

Environmental Chemistry


The Environmental Chemistry Branch at the Columbia Environmental Research Center develops and applies innovative methods of sampling and analysis to answer critical questions about the occurrence, distribution, fate and transport of chemicals in all environmental matrices (water, tissues, sediments, air, and others).  This information is then used to determine potential exposure pathways and risks to organisms and ecosystems.

David Alvarez, PhD, Branch Chief

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Date published: September 6, 2018

Environmental Chemistry Branch Structure

The Environmental Chemistry Branch is made up of four research sections working collectively towards the common goal of providing information on the role of chemicals in the environment.  


Date published: September 5, 2018

Analytical Capabilities

The Environmental Chemistry Branch has a modern laboratory facility with dedicated spaces for sample preparation, inorganic and organic analyses.  

Date published: September 4, 2018
Status: Active

Project Involvement

The Environmental Chemistry Branch has the expertise to contribute to all levels of the project from study design to reporting.  As a research lab, we maintain the flexibility needed to adapt to the changing needs of a study, while providing sufficient Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) to insure confidence in the results.