Project Overview

Compare patterns of increasing soil mercury concentrations with elevation on four mountains across the Northern Forest (Whiteface Mountain, NY; Mount Mansfield, VT; Mount Washington, NH; Saddleback Mountain, ME; assess the factors driving formation of biological mercury hotspots in these habitats.


Improve understanding of how elevated soil mercury is transferred to mountain biological species of concern; refine previous regional assessments of biological mercury hotspots in the Northern Forest; advance understanding of the relative importance of different sources of atmospheric mercury to the accumulation of mercury in organisms; and improve projections of the impact of recent regional and national policy regarding controls on mercury emissions on these sensitive high elevation ecosystems.

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Status - Active

Start date: 2014-01-01

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