Group members in BOLD




J.A.Fisher, D.J. Jacob, A.L Soerensen, H.M. Amos, E.S. Corbitt, D.G. Streets, Q. Wang, R.M. Yantosca, E.M. Sunderland. 2013. Factors driving mercury variability in the Arctic atmosphere and ocean over the past 30-years. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 27(4): 1226-1235.

N. Pirrone, W. Aas, S. Cinnirella, R. Ebinghaus, I. M. Hedgecock, J. Pacyna, F. Sprovieri, E.M. Sunderland. 2013. Toward the next generation of air quality monitoring: Mercury. Atmospheric Environment. 80: 599-612. [full text]

A.L. Soerensen, R.P. Mason, P.H. Balcom, E.M. Sunderland. 2013.  Drivers of surface ocean mercury concentrations and air-sea exchange in the West Atlantic Ocean. Environmental Science and Technology. 47(14), 7757-7765.

D.P. Krabbenhoft E.M. Sunderland. 2013. Global change and mercury. Science. 341 (6153), 1457-1458. [full text]

H.M. Amos, D.J. Jacob, D.G. Streets, E.M. Sunderland. 2013. Legacy impacts of all-time anthropogenic emissions on the global mercury cycleGlobal Biogeochemical Cycles.  27, 410-421.

E.M. Sunderland and N.E. Selin. 2013. Future trends in environmental mercury concentrations: Implications for prevention strategiesEnvironmental Health. 12:2, doi:10.1186/1476-069X-12-2. [full text]

E.M. Sunderland and M. Tumpney. 2013. “Mercury in Foods.” In: M. Rose, A. Fernandes. Persistent Organic Pollutants and Toxic Metals in Foods. Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition No. 247. FERA, UK, pp. 392-413. ISBN-13: 978 0 85709 245 8.


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A.L. Soerensen, D.J. Jacob, D. Streets, M. Witt, R. Ebinghaus, R.P. Mason, M. Andersson, E.M. Sunderland. 2012. Multi-decadal decline of mercury in the North Atlantic atmosphere explained by changing subsurface seawater concentrations. Geophysical Research Letters. 39, L21810.

J.A. Fisher, D.J. Jacob, A.L. Soerensen, H.M. Amos, A. Steffen, E.M. Sunderland. 2012. Riverine source of Arctic Ocean mercury inferred from atmospheric observations. Nature Geoscience, 5: 499-504.

E. Oken, A. Choi, M. Karagas, R. Schoeny, K. Marien, C. Rheinberger, E. Sunderland, S. Korrick. 2012. Which fish should I eat? Challenges to developing clear, unified fish consumption adviceEnvironmental Health Perspectives. 120: 790-798.

C.Y. Chen, C.T. Driscoll, K.F. Lambert, R.P. Mason, L.R. Rardin, N. Serrell, E.M. Sunderland. Marine mercury fate: From sources to seafood consumers. Environmental Research, 119, 1-2. [full text]

R. Harris, C. Pollman, C., Landing, W., Axelrad, D., Morey, S.L., Dukhovskoy, D., Evans, D., D. Rumbold, D. Adams, E.M. Sunderland. 2012. Mercury in the Gulf of Mexico: Sources to receptors. Environmental Research, 119, 42-52. [full text]

C.T. Driscoll, C.Y. Chen, C.R. Hammerschmidt, R.P. Mason, C.C. Gilmour, E.M. Sunderland, B. Greenfield, K. Buckman, C.H. Lamborg, 2012.  Nutrient supply and mercury dynamics in marine ecosystems: A conceptual model.  Environmental Research, 119, 118-131. [full text]

R.P. Mason, W.F. Fitzgerald, C. Lamborg, C. Hammerschmidt, A. Choi, A.L. Soerensen, E.M. Sunderland. 2012. Mercury biogeochemical cycling in the ocean and policy implications. Environmental Research. 119, 101-117. [full text]

E.M. Sunderland, N. Burgess, A. Amirbahman, G. Harding, E. Kamai, M. Karagas, S. Jones, J. Dalziel, X. Shi, C.Y. Chen. 2012. Mercury souces and fate in the Gulf of Maine. Environmental Research. 119, 27-41. [full text]

H. M. Amos, D. J. Jacob, C. D. Holmes, J. A. Fisher, Q.Wang, R. M Yantosca, E. S. Corbitt, E. Galarneau, A. P. Rutter, M. S. Gustin, A. Steffen, J. J. Schauer, J. A. Graydon, V. L. St. Louis, R. W. Talbot, E. S. Edgerton, E. M. Sunderland. 2012. Gas-particle partitioning of atmospheric Hg(II) and its effect on global mercury deposition. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 12, 591-603. [full text]

A. Qureshi, M. MacLeod, E. Sunderland, and Hungerbühler, K.  2012. “Exchange of mercury between the oceans and atmosphere.”  In: G. Liu, Y. Cai, N. O'Driscoll. Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology of Mercury. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Hoboken, New Jersey, USA, pp. 389-422. ISBN 978-0-470-57872-8.


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D.G. Streets, M.K. Devane, Z. Lu, T.C. Bond., E.M. Sunderland, D.J. Jacob. 2011. All-time releases of mercury to the atmosphere from human activities. Environmental Science and Technology, 45(24), 10485-10491.

E.S. Corbitt, D.J. Jacob, C.D. Holmes, D.G. Streets, E.M. Sunderland. 2011.  Global source-receptor relationships for mercury deposition under present-day and 2050 emissions scenarios. Environmental Science & Technology, 45(24), 10477-10484.

K.R. Mahaffey, E.M. Sunderland, H.M. Chan, A.L. Choi, P. Grandjean, K. Marien, E. Oken, M. Sakamoto, R. Schoeny, P. Weihe, C.-H. Yan, A. Yasutake.  2011. Balancing benefits of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and the risk of methylmercury exposure from fish consumption. Nutrition Reviews. 69(9): 493-508. [full text]

International Joint Commission (Workgroup Contributor), 2011.  Risks and Benefits of Fish Consumption. Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement 2009-2011 Priority Cycle Report.  International Joint Commission, Windsor, Ontario. ISBN: 978-1-927336-0308.


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A.L. Soerensen, E.M. Sunderland, C.D. Holmes, D.J. Jacob, B. Yantosca, S.A. Strode, H. Skov, J. Christensen, R.P. Mason. 2010. An improved global simulation of mercury air-sea exchange: High concentrations in the North Atlantic. Environmental Science & Technology.  44(22): 8574-8580.

E.M. Sunderland, J. Dalziel, A. Heyes, B.A. Branfireun, D.P. Krabbenhoft, F.A.P.C. Gobas.  2010. Response of a macrotidal estuary to changes in anthropogenic mercury loading between 1850 and 2000. Environmental Science & Technology. 44(5): 1698-1704.

N.V. Smith-Downey, E.M. Sunderland, D.J. Jacob. 2010. Anthropogenic impacts on global storage and emissions of mercury from terrestrial soils: Insights from a new global model. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences. 115, G03008.

N.E. Selin, E.M. Sunderland, C.D. Knightes, and R.P. Mason. 2010. Sources of mercury exposure for U.S. seafood consumers: Implications for policy. Environmental Health Perspectives. 118(1): 137-143.

E.M. Sunderland, C.D. Knightes, K. von Stackelberg, and N. Stiber. 2010. “Environmental Fate and Bioaccumulation Modeling at EPA: Application to Environmental Decision Making.” In: G. Hanrahan (Ed.), Modelling of Pollutants in Complex Environmental Systems, Vol. II, ILM, UK, pp. 3-42.

E.M. Sunderland, E. Corbitt, D. Cossa, D. Evers, H. Friedli, D. Krabbenhoft, L. Levin, N. Pirrone, G. Rice.  2010.  Impacts of Intercontinental Mercury Pollution on Human and Ecological Health. In: Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution 2010, Part B: Mercury. N. Pirrone and T. Keating (Eds.) Air Pollution Studies No. 18.  United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.  United Nations, New York and Geneva.


Hedgecock, N. Pirrone, A. Dastoor, L. Levin, C-J. Lin, R.P. Mason, E. Sunderland, O. Travnikov. 2010. Chapter 6: Summary. In: Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution 2010, Part B: Mercury. N. Pirrone and T. Keating (Eds.) Air Pollution Studies No. 18.  United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.  United Nations, New York and Geneva.


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