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Wetlands as principal zones of methylmercury production in southern Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico region

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Year
2008

Citation

Hall, B D, Aiken, G R, Krabbenhoft, D P, Marvin-DiPasquale, M, and Swarzenski, C M, 2008, Wetlands as principal zones of methylmercury production in southern Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico region: Environmental Pollution, v. 154, iss. 1, p. 124-134.

Summary

It is widely recognized that wetlands, especially those rich in organic matter and receiving appreciable atmospheric mercury (Hg) inputs, are important sites of methylmercury (MeHg) production. Extensive wetlands in the southeastern United States have many ecosystem attributes ideal for promoting high MeHg production rates; however, relatively few mercury cycling studies have been conducted in these environments. We conducted a landscape scale study examining Hg cycling in coastal Louisiana (USA) including four field trips conducted between August 2003 and May 2005. Sites were chosen to represent different ecosystem types, including: a large shallow eutrophic estuarine lake (Lake Pontchartrain), three rivers draining into the lake, [...]

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Added to ScienceBase on Fri Apr 19 11:31:28 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Organic Carbon Migration in Aquatic Environments.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/5042163ae4b04b508bfd3337">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/5042163ae4b04b508bfd3337</a>

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