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Mercury in the soil of two contrasting watersheds in the eastern United States

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Mercury in the soil of two contrasting watersheds in the eastern United States; 2014; Article; Journal; PLoS ONE; Burns, Douglas A.; Woodruff, Laurel G.; Bradley, Paul M.; Cannon, William F.

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Soil represents the largest store of mercury (Hg) in terrestrial ecosystems, and further study of the factors associated with soil Hg storage is needed to address concerns about the magnitude and persistence of global environmental Hg bioaccumulation. To address this need, we compared total Hg and methyl Hg concentrations and stores in the soil of different landscapes in two watersheds in different geographic settings with similar and relatively high methyl Hg concentrations in surface waters and biota, Fishing Brook, Adirondack Mountains, New York, and McTier Creek, Coastal Plain, South Carolina. Median total Hg concentrations and stores in organic and mineral soil samples were three-fold greater at Fishing Brook than at McTier Creek. [...]

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