Ecosystem Responses to Mercury Contamination

Ecosystem Responses to Mercury Contamination

Ecosystem Responses to Mercury Contamination: Indicators of Change outlines the infrastructure and methods needed to measure, monitor, and regulate the conce

Author: Reed Harris

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0849388899

Category: Science

Page: 240

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As rising levels of mercury in the environment pose an increasing threat of toxicity to humans and wildlife, several laws already call for industries to reduce mercury emissions at the source. Ecosystem Responses to Mercury Contamination: Indicators of Change outlines the infrastructure and methods needed to measure, monitor, and regulate the concentration of mercury present in the environment. This book draws on the knowledge of forty 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. The authors propose a set of indicators to use as a measure of changing mercury concentrations in the environment. Next, they recommend a monitoring strategy and offer guidance for determining systematic changes in concentration. Then the authors examine additional monitoring strategies to relate observed changes in concentration to regulatory controls on mercury emissions. The final chapter provides an integrated framework for establishing a national-scale program to monitor mercury concentrations in the environment. Ecosystem Responses to Mercury Contamination: Indicators of Change contains the information needed to design a large-scale monitoring program for mercury and to use the concentration data to create, enforce, and evaluate the progress of initiatives aimed at reducing mercury emissions.
Categories: Science

Ecosystem Responses to Mercury Contamination

Ecosystem Responses to Mercury Contamination

Author: Reed Harris

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0367389401

Category:

Page: 240

View: 217

As rising levels of mercury in the environment pose an increasing threat of toxicity to humans and wildlife, several laws already call for industries to reduce mercury emissions at the source. Ecosystem Responses to Mercury Contamination: Indicators of Change outlines the infrastructure and methods needed to measure, monitor, and regulate the concentration of mercury present in the environment. This book draws on the knowledge of forty 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. The authors propose a set of indicators to use as a measure of changing mercury concentrations in the environment. Next, they recommend a monitoring strategy and offer guidance for determining systematic changes in concentration. Then the authors examine additional monitoring strategies to relate observed changes in concentration to regulatory controls on mercury emissions. The final chapter provides an integrated framework for establishing a national-scale program to monitor mercury concentrations in the environment. Ecosystem Responses to Mercury Contamination: Indicators of Change contains the information needed to design a large-scale monitoring program for mercury and to use the concentration data to create, enforce, and evaluate the progress of initiatives aimed at reducing mercury emissions.
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Abandoned Mines and Mercury in California

Abandoned Mines and Mercury in California

2007 , Ecosystem Responses to Mercury Contamination : Indicators of Change ;
CRC Press : Boca Raton , FL . Harris , R.C. , Russ , J. , W . , Amyot , M. , Babiarz ,
C.L. , Beaty , K.G. , Blanchfield , P.J. , Bodaly , R.A. , Branfireun , B.A. , Gilmour ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015085454299

Category: Abandoned mines

Page: 101

View: 371

Categories: Abandoned mines

Environmental Health Perspectives

Environmental Health Perspectives

Ecosystem Responses to Mercury Contamination : Indicators of Change . Boca
Raton , FL : SETAC / CRC Press . Heinz GH , Hoffman DJ , Klimstra JD , Stebbins
KR , Kondrad SL , Erwin CA. 2008. Species differences in the sensitivity of avian
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433116726864

Category: Environmental health

Page:

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Categories: Environmental health

Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution 2010

Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution 2010

Prepared by the Task Force on Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution Acting
Within the Framework of the Convention on ... ( 2007a ) , Introduction , in
Ecosystem Responses to Mercury Contamination : Indicators of Change , edited
by R. Harris ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D03404821F

Category: Air

Page:

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The Task Force on Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution (TF HTAP) was created by the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP Convention) in December 2004 to improve the understanding of the intercontinental transport of air pollutants across the Northern Hemisphere. This multivolume assessment produced by the TF HTAP reviews the state-of-the-science with respect to the intercontinental transport of ozone (O3), particulate matter (PM), mercury (Hg), and persistent organic pollutants (POPs).
Categories: Air

The Impacts of Climate Change on the Chesapeake Bay

The Impacts of Climate Change on the Chesapeake Bay

This complexity contributes much of the uncertainty in predictions about
ecosystem responses to climate change . ... Thus , SERC research on mercury
contamination illustrates how climate change may indirectly affect the
environment and ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans, and Wildlife

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015090384226

Category: Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)

Page: 80

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Categories: Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Ecosystem Responses to Mercury Contamination Indicators of Change Features
• Outlines a national - scale framework for monitoring the effects of emissions
controls on mercury concentrations in the environment • Focuses on pathways ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105122661015

Category: Environmental chemistry

Page:

View: 368

Categories: Environmental chemistry

Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies Appropriations for 1997 Environmental Protection Agency

Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development  and Independent Agencies Appropriations for 1997  Environmental Protection Agency

Researchers will develop models to predict the exposures and responses of
ecosystems that result from alternate ... Given mercury contamination currently in
the Everglades, EPA will support a study to identify the source of this pollution.

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies

Publisher:

ISBN: LOC:00186292066

Category: United States

Page:

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Categories: United States

Effects of Water Chemistry on the Bioavailability and Toxicity of Waterborne Cadmium Copper Nickel Lead and Zinc to Freshwater Organisms

Effects of Water Chemistry on the Bioavailability and Toxicity of Waterborne Cadmium  Copper  Nickel  Lead  and Zinc to Freshwater Organisms

... of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry ( SETAC ) Ecosystem Responses
to Mercury Contamination : Indicators of ... editors 2007 New Improvements in the
Aquatic Ecological Risk Assessment of Fungicidal Pesticides and Biocides Van ...

Author: Joseph S. Meyer

Publisher: Society of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry

ISBN: UCSC:32106017472959

Category: Bioavailability

Page: 328

View: 810

Categories: Bioavailability

An Ecosystem Context for Seasonal Mercury Dynamics During Leaf Litter Decomposition in the Adirondack Region of New York USA

An Ecosystem Context for Seasonal Mercury Dynamics During Leaf Litter Decomposition in the Adirondack Region of New York  USA

... mercury contamination , it is essential that we gain a better understanding of
how mercury is retained by , recycled and transformed within , and transported
from terrestrial to aquatic ecosystems . Ecosystem response to proposed
reductions ...

Author: Jason D. Demers

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924100412935

Category:

Page: 56

View: 712

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American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

577 Ecology KALMAN , Bobbie . 577 Hbitats terrestres / Bobbie Kalman y John ...
ECOSYSTEM responses to 577 . 27 ' 5663 mercury contamination : indicators of
change / edited by Reed Harris . . . [ et al . ] . Boca Raton , FL : CRC / Taylor ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066180442

Category: American literature

Page:

View: 134

Categories: American literature

Ecological Benefits of Contaminated Sediment Remediation in the Great Lakes Basin

Ecological Benefits of Contaminated Sediment Remediation in the Great Lakes Basin

By the mid 1980s , this program not only documented a deterioration in water
quality , but also the ecological response to the change ; and it also ... A chemical
factory released mercury contaminated effluent into the Bay from 1932 to 1968.

Author: Michael Anthony Zarull

Publisher: Windsor, Ont. : International Joint Commission

ISBN: UCR:31210018629293

Category: Contaminated sediments

Page: 45

View: 585

This interim report reviews the following: what is known about contaminated sediment in the Great Lakes; the physical & biological processes related to contaminated sediment in the aquatic environment; the ecological effects of contaminated sediment; ecological improvements resulting from sediment remediation in Sweden, Japan, and the Hudson River; sediment remediation projects in the Great Lakes; case studies of sediment remediation & associated ecological benefits in Waukegan (Illinois) Harbour and Black River, Ohio; and the links between contaminated sediment & ecological damage. The final section draws conclusions & makes recommendations regarding the need for monitoring & further research.
Categories: Contaminated sediments

Ecosystem Response to Natural and Anthropogenic Disturbances in the Andean Cloud Forest of Ecuador

Ecosystem Response to Natural and Anthropogenic Disturbances in the Andean Cloud Forest of Ecuador

The oil industry has been criticized for " destroying the environment " directly with
pollution , and indirectly by providing access ... Gold mining in Zaruma , El Oro
Province , has caused lifethreatening environmental contamination from mercury
 ...

Author: Margaret Jeanne Stern

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:X48325

Category: Environmental impact analysis

Page: 300

View: 773

Categories: Environmental impact analysis

Eighth International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant Madison Wisconsin August 6 11 2006

Eighth International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant  Madison  Wisconsin  August 6 11  2006

The goal of this program is to document ecosystem responses as the
Comprehensive Everglades Restoration ... In addition to characterizing mercury
contamination in the aquatic food chain, information is presented on water levels;
soil depths ...

Author:

Publisher: Destech Publications

ISBN: WISC:89094225810

Category: Animals

Page: 574

View: 525

Categories: Animals

Ecology Abstracts

Ecology Abstracts

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015050439945

Category: Ecology

Page:

View: 607

Coverage: 1982- current; updated: monthly. This database covers current ecology research across a wide range of disciplines, reflecting recent advances in light of growing evidence regarding global environmental change and destruction. Major ares of subject coverage include: Algae/lichens, Animals, Annelids, Aquatic ecosystems, Arachnids, Arid zones, Birds, Brackish water, Bryophytes/pteridophytes, Coastal ecosystems, Conifers, Conservation, Control, Crustaceans, Ecosyst em studies, Fungi, Grasses, Grasslands, High altitude environments, Human ecology, Insects, Legumes, Mammals, Management, Microorganisms, Molluscs, Nematodes, Paleo-ecology, Plants, Pollution studies, Reptiles, River basins, Soil, TAiga/tundra, Terrestrial ecosystems, Vertebrates, Wetlands, Woodlands.
Categories: Ecology

Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences

Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences

... J. S. Shortle , eds . 2006. Integration of Ecological and Socioeconomic
Indicators for Estuaries and Watersheds of the Atlantic Slope . ... In Ecosystem
Responses to Mercury Contamination : Indicators of Change , ed . R. Harris , pp .
47–86 .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D029614188

Category: Marine biology

Page:

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Categories: Marine biology

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Whole - ecosystem study shows rapid fish - mercury response to changes in
mercury deposition Reed C. Harrisa , John W. M. ... Methylmercury contamination
of fisheries from centuries of industrial atmospheric emissions negatively impacts
 ...

Author: National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89099184442

Category: Science

Page:

View: 438

Categories: Science

Proceedings of the Smithsonian Marine Science Symposium

Proceedings of the Smithsonian Marine Science Symposium

... J. S. Shortle , eds . 2006. Integration of Ecological and Socioeconomic ...
Marine Ecology Progress Series , 161 : 185–198 . Hagy , J. D. , W. R. ... In
Ecosystem Responses to Mercury Contamination : Indicators of Change , ed . R.
Harris , pp .

Author: Michael A. Lang

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754081268397

Category: Marine sciences

Page: 529

View: 171

The Smithsonian Marine Science Symposium was held on 15-16 November 2007 in Washington, D.C. It represented the first major dissemination of marine research results since the establishment of the Smithsonian Marine Science Network (MSN). The 39 papers in this volume represent a wide range of marine research studies that demonstrate the breadth and diversity of science initiatives supported by the MSN. The first section contains an overview of the MSN along with papers describing the multidisciplinary investigations spanning more than 37 years for the four Smithsonian marine facilities that constitute the Network: the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center at the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland; the National Museum of Natural History's Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, Florida; the Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystems Program, with its Carrie Bow Marine Field Station in Belize; and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. Subsequent papers represent findings by Smithsonian scholars and their collaborators on overarching topics of marine biodiversity, evolution, and speciation; biogeography, invasive species, and marine conservation; and forces of ecological change in marine systems.
Categories: Marine sciences

Water Pollution

Water Pollution

Methods and Criteria to Rank, Model, and Remediate Chemical Threats to
Aquatic Ecosystems Lars Håkanson ... is the largest chemical threat to Swedish
aquatic ecosystems , followed by coastal and lake eutrophication and mercury
contamination of lakes . ... The T - value in the PER - approach should preferably
be related to the ecological response time if nutrient emissions are halted , and
be set ...

Author: Lars Håkanson

Publisher: Backhuys

ISBN: STANFORD:36105022210939

Category: Aquatic ecology

Page: 277

View: 596

Categories: Aquatic ecology