Modeling mercury cycling and bioaccumulation in lakes

Fish mercury concentrations in lakes can exceed standards for commercial sale and result in consumption advisories for individuals.

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Everglades and wetland mercury modeling

In the late 1980s, monitoring by Florida state agencies showed high levels of mercury in fish from some areas in…

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Reservoir mercury modeling

Fish mercury concentrations in reservoirs can increase several times above background levels, peak 5-15 years after flooding, and take 2-3…

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Fish bioenergetics modeling

The saying “you are what you eat” holds true for methylmercury in fish, as fish obtain most of their methylmercury…

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Regional mercury modeling

In most regions it is not possible to monitor or simulate every lake.  There are simply too many waterbodies. 

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Terrestrial mercury modeling

While atmospheric mercury deposition is ultimately the main source of mercury to most freshwaters, many rivers and lakes receive most…

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Gulf of Mexico

Reed Harris Environmental has developed a version of EPRI’s Dynamic Mercury Cycling model for the Gulf of Mexico. The model…

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