Toner Lab of Low-Temperature Geochemistry




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Brandy M. Toner

Associate Professor

Department of Soil, Water, and Climate

University of Minnesota



Land and Atmospheric Science

Earth Science

Water Resources Science

Environmental Engineering

BioTechnology Institute



We study the biogeochemistry of metals throughout the biosphere.

Metal Biogeochemistry | Inorganic Chemistry | Geochemistry | Surface Chemistry | Spectroscopy


Group News  

Earth Science Ph.D. student Colleen Hoffman

EAGER cruise with Research Vessel Atlantis and submersible Alvin

Alvin and Atlantis Colleen in Alvin

in Alvin



Biochemistry major Ayele Ekue joins the Toner group as a summer 2016 North Star STEM Alliance Undergraduate Fellow

Advanced Light Source beamline 12.3.2, micro-Laue diffraction for the Mid-Cayman Rise hydrothermal plumes




Toner group gathering at Indeed Brewing Company




Katee Wendt

Former undergraduate researcher, Katee Wendt, is now a Ph.D. student with the Innsbruck Quaternary Research Group

ALS 12.3.2 June 2015

Women + Science = Awesome

Advanced Light Source beamline 12.3.2

ALS 10.3.2 June 2015

EPZT Geotraces Team

Measuring the chemistry of iron in particles from a hydrothermal plume and an oxygen minimum zone at the Advanced Light Source beamline 10.3.2


Farewell to

undergraduate researcher Reba Van Beusekom


last day


Sarah Nicholas - Geotraces sunset

GEOTRACES Eastern Pacific Zonal Transect (EPZT) cruise was a success!

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Advanced Light Source

Beamline 5.3.2



Oases for Life in Distant Oceans” Video of Life at the Cayman Hydrothermal Vents

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