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Editors: Harris, Krabbenhoft, Mason, Murray, Reash, Saltman
Drawing on the knowledge of international experts in the fields of atmospheric transport and deposition, mercury cycling in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and mercury bioaccumulation in aquatic foodwebs and wildlife, Ecosystem Responses to Mercury Contamination: Indicators of Change presents the information needed to design a national-scale monitoring program for mercury. The book explains how to obtain reliable trends for mercury concentrations and fluxes in the environment, and use this information to evaluate regulatory initiatives aimed at reducing mercury emissions.
- Outlines a national-scale framework for monitoring the effects of emissions controls on mercury concentrations in the environment
- Focuses on pathways leading from emissions to biota, including air, land, water and sediments, aquatic biota, and wildlife
- Recommends indicators of changing mercury concentrations and fluxes, and provides guidance for monitoring each indicatorRecommends mercury measurements and additional ancillary measurements needed to relate changes in mercury concentrations to changes in emissions.