Undergraduate/Graduate/Postdoctoral Publications

by Elsie M. Sunderland

2009 and earlier


E.M. Sunderland, D.P. Krabbenhoft, J.M. Moreau, S. Strode, W.M. Landing. 2009. Mercury sources, distribution and bioavailability in the North Pacific Ocean: Insights from data and models. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 23, GB2010.

C.D. Knightes, E.M. Sunderland, M. Craig Barber, J.J. Johnston, R.B. Ambrose Jr. 2009. Application of ecosystem scale fate and bioaccumulation models to predict fish mercury response times to changes in atmospheric deposition. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 29(4): 881-893. [full text]

U.S. EPA. 2009. Final EPA Guidance on the Development, Evaluation and Application of Environmental Models. (Principal authors: N. Gaber, P. Pascual, N. Stiber, E. Sunderland). EPA/100/K-09/003, EPA Council for Regulatory Environmental Modeling, Washington D.C, March 2009.


E.M. Sunderland, M. Cohen, N.E. Selin, G.L. Chmura. 2008. Reconciling models and measurements to assess trends in atmospheric mercury deposition. Environmental Pollution. 156, 526-535.

N.E. Selin, D.J. Jacob, R.M. Yantosca, L. Jaegle, S. Strode, E.M. Sunderland. 2008. Land-ocean-atmosphere cycling in a global 3-D model for atmospheric mercury: pre-industrial and present-day biogeochemical budgets, and anthropogenic enhancement factors for depositionGlobal Biogeochemical Cycles. Vol. 22, GB2011.

E.M. Sunderland and R.P. Mason. 2007. Human impacts on open ocean mercury concentrations. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. Vol. 21, GB4022.

E.M. Sunderland. 2007. Mercury exposure from domestic and imported estuarine and marine fish and shellfish in U.S. seafood markets. Environmental Health Perspectives. 115: 235-242. [full text]

E.M. Sunderland, F.A.P.C. Gobas, A. Heyes, B. Branfireun. 2006. Environmental controls on the speciation and distribution of mercury in coastal sedimentsMarine Chemistry. 102: 111-123. [full text]

Heyes, R.P. Mason, E-H. Kim, and E. Sunderland. 2006. Mercury methylation in estuaries. Marine Chemistry. 102: 134-147. [full text]

International Joint Commission. 2006. Contributing author to chapter: Development of a Multi-compartment Mercury Model for Lake Ontario: Tracking Mercury from Sources, Deposition and Dispersion to Fish and Accumulation in Humans. In: Priorities 2003-2005. Priorities and Progress Under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. Chapter 2: 37-69.

U.S. EPA. 2005. Lead author for chapter: “Ecosystem Scale Modeling for Mercury Benefits Assessment.” Chapter 3, Regulatory Impact Analysis of the Clean Air Mercury Rule, Final Report.  EPA-452/R-05-003, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Research Triangle Park, NC.

E.M. Sunderland, F.A.P.C. Gobas, A. Heyes, B. Branfireun, A. Bayer, R. Cranston, and M. Parsons. 2004. Speciation and bioavailability of mercury in well-mixed estuarine sedimentsMarine Chemistry. 90: 91-105. [full text]

EPA Council for Regulatory Environmental Modeling. 2003. Interim EPA Guidance for the Development, Evaluation and Application of Regulatory Environmental Models. (Principal authors: P. Pascual, N. Stiber, E. Sunderland). Washington DC.

G.L. Chmura, L.L. Helmer, C.B. Beecher, and E.M. Sunderland. 2001. Historical rates of salt marsh accretion in the outer Bay of Fundy.  Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. 31: 1081-1092. [full text]

E.M. Sunderland and G.L. Chmura. 2000. An inventory of historical mercury emissions in Maritime Canada: Implications for present and future contamination. The Science of the Total Environment.  256(1): 39-57. [full text]

E.M. Sunderland and G.L. Chmura. 2000. The history of mercury emissions from fuel combustion in Maritime Canada. Environmental Pollution. 110(2): 297-306. [full text]


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