The fate of mercury in Arctic terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, a review

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  • Thomas A. Douglas
  • Lisa L. Loseto
  • Robie W. Macdonald
  • Peter Outridge
  • Aurélien Dommergue
  • Alexandre Poulain
  • Marc Amyot
  • Tamar Barkay
  • Torunn Berg
  • John Chételat
  • Philippe Constant
  • Marlene Evans
  • Christophe Ferrari
  • Nikolaus Gantner
  • Jane Kirk
  • Catherine Larose
  • David Lean
  • Torkel Gissel Nielsen
  • Laurier Poissant
  • Sigurd Rognerud
  • Henrik Skov
  • Feiuye Wang
  • Simon Wilson
  • Christian M. Zdanowicz
Thomas A. Douglas, Lisa L. Loseto, Robie W. Macdonald, Peter Outridge, Aurélien Dommergue, Alexandre Poulain, Marc Amyot, Tamar Barkay, Torunn Berg, John Chételat, Philippe Constant, Marlene Evans, Christophe Ferrari, Nikolaus Gantner, Matthew S. Johnson, Jane Kirk, Niels Kroer, Catherine Larose, David Lean, Torkel Gissel Nielsen, Laurier Poissant, Sigurd Rognerud, Henrik Skov, Søren Sørensen, Feiuye Wang, Simon Wilson, Christian M. Zdanowicz - Volume 9(4)

Environmental context. Mercury, in its methylated form, is a neurotoxin that biomagnifies in marine and terrestrial foodwebs leading to elevated levels in fish and fish-eating mammals worldwide, including at numerous Arctic locations. Elevated mercury concentrations in Arctic country foods present a significant exposure risk to Arctic people. We present a detailed review of the fate of mercury in Arctic terrestrial and marine ecosystems, taking into account the extreme seasonality of Arctic ecosystems and the unique processes associated with sea ice and Arctic hydrology.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnvironmental Chemistry (Online)
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)321-355
Number of pages35
Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Research areas

  • chemistry, environmental studies

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