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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2020

Mercury biogeochemical cycling: A synthesis of recent scientific advances

Gustin, Mae Sexauer; Bank, Michael S.; Bishop, Kevin; Bowman, Katlin; Branfireun, Brian; Chetelat, John; Eckley, Chris S.; Hammerschmidt, Chad R.; Lamborg, Carl; Lyman, Seth; Martinez-Cortizas, Antonio; Sommar, Jonas; Tsui, Martin Tsz-Ki; Zhang, Tong


The focus of this paper is to briefly discuss the major advances in scientific thinking regarding: a) processes governing the fate and transport of mercury in the environment; b) advances in measurement methods; and c) how these advances in knowledge fit in within the context of the Minamata Convention on Mercury. Details regarding the information summarized here can be found in the papers associated with this Virtual Special Issue of STOTEN. Crown Copyright (C) 2020 Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Minamata Convention; Mercury isotopes; Methylmercury; Fluxes; Archives; Wildlife

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Science of the Total Environment
2020, Volume: 737, article number: 139619
Publisher: ELSEVIER

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    Non-toxic environment
    Lakes and watercourses

    Sustainable Development Goals

    SDG14 Life below water
    SDG3 Good health and well-being
    SDG12 Responsible consumption and production

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