Publications

Group members in BOLD

 

2018

 

D.G. Streets, Z. Lu, L. Levin, A.F.H. ter Schure, E.M. Sunderland. 2018. Historical releases of mercury to air, land and water from coal combustion. Science of the Total Environment. 615: 131-140. [full text]

 

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2017

 

X. Zhang, Y. Zhang, C. Dassuncao, R. Lohmann, E.M. Sunderland. 2017. North Atlantic deep water formation inhibits high Arctic contamination by continental perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) discharges. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 31(8): 1332-1343. [full text]

 

K. von Stackelberg, M. Li, E.M. Sunderland. 2017. Results of a national survey of high-frequency fish consumers in the United States. Environmental Research. 158: 126-136. [full text]

 

L. Yeung, C. Dassuncao, S. Maybury, E.M. Sunderland, X. Zhang, R. Lohmann. 2017. Vertical profiles, sources, and transport of PFASs in the Arctic Ocean. Environmental Science and Technology. Accepted. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b00788. [full text]

 

D.G. Streets, H.M. Horowitz, D.J. Jacob, Z. Lu, L. Levin, A. Ter Schure, E.M. Sunderland. 2017. Total mercury released to the environment by human activities. Environmental Science and Technology. 51: 5969-5977 [full text].

 

C. Dassuncao, X.C. Hu, X. Zhang, R. Bossi, M. Dam, B. Mikkelsen, E.M. Sunderland. 2017. Temporal shifts in poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in North Atlantic pilot whales indicate large contribution of atmospheric precursors. Environmental Science and Technology. 51(8): 4512-4521. [full text]

 

A. Weber, L. Barber, D. LeBlanc, E.M. Sunderland, C.D. Vecitis. 2017. Geochemical and hydrologic factors controlling subsurface transport of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Environmental Science and Technology. 51(8): 4269-4279. [full text]

Link to USGS story on paper here.

 

H.M. Horowitz, D.J. Jacob, Y. Zhang, T.S. Dibble, F. Slemr, H.M. Amos, J.A. Schmidt, E.S. Corbitt, E.A. Marais, E.M. Sunderland. 2017. A new mechanism for atmospheric mercury redox chemistry: Implications for the global mercury budget. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.17, 6353-6371. [full text].

 

D. Kocman, S.J. Wilson, H.M. Amos, K.H. Telmer, F. Steenhuisen, E.M. Sunderland, R.P. Mason, P. Outridge, M. Horvat. 2017. Toward an assessment of the global inventory of present-day mercury releases to freshwater environments. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.14(2), 138; doi: 10.3390/ijerph14020138. [full text].

 

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2016

 

R.S.D. Calder, A.T. Schartup, M. Li, A.P. Valberg, P.H. Balcom, E.M. Sunderland. 2016. Future impacts of hydroelectric power expansion on methylmercury exposures of Canadian indigenous communities. Environmental Science and Technology. 50 (23): 13115–13122. [full text] [SI]

 

M. Li, A.T. Schartup, A.P. Valberg, J. Ewald, D.P. Krabbenhoft, R. Yin, P. Balcom, E.M. Sunderland. 2016. Environmental origins of methylmercury accumulated in subarctic estuarine fish indicated by Hg stable isotopes. Environmental Science and Technology. 50(21): 11559-11568. [full text].

 

E.M. Sunderland, A.T. Schartup. 2016. Mercury methylation on ice. Nature Microbiology. DOI: 10.1038/NMICROBIOL.2016.165.

 

X. Zhang, R. Lohmann, C. Dassuncao, X.C. Hu, A. Weber, C.D. Vecitis, E.M. Sunderland. 2016. Source attribution of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances in surface waters from Rhode Island and the New York Metropolitan Area. Environmental Science and Technology Letters. 3(9): 316-321. [full text]

 

X.C. Hu, D. Andrews, A.B. Lindstrom, T.A. Bruton, L.A. Schaider, P. Grandjean, R. Lohmann, C.C. Carignan, A. Blum, S.A. Balan, C. Higgins, E.M. Sunderland. 2016. Detection of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in U.S. drinking water linked to industrial sites, military fire training areas and wastewater treatment plants. Environmental Science and Technology Letters. 3(10): 344-350. [full text]

 

M. Li, K. von Stackelberg, C. Rheinberger, J.K. Hammitt, D.P. Krabbenhoft, Y. Runsheng, E.M. Sunderland. 2016. Insights from mercury stable isotopes into factors affecting the internal body burden of methylmercury in frequent fish consumers. Elementa. 4(1): 000103. [full text]

 

E.M. Sunderland, C.T. Driscoll, Jr., J.K. Hamitt, P. Grandjean, J.S. Evans, J.D. Blum, C.Y. Chen, D.C. Evers, D.A. Jaffe, R.P. Mason, S. Goho, W. Jacobs. 2016. Benefits of regulating hazardous air pollutants from coal and oil-fired utilities in the United States. Environmental Science & Technology. 50(5): 2117-2120. [full text]

 

C.Y. Chen, C.T. Dricoll, K.F. Lambert, R.P. Mason, E.M. Sunderland. 2016. Connecting mercury science to policy: from sources to seafood. Reviews on Environmental Health. 31(1): 17-20. [full text].

 

R. Sun, D.G. Streets, H.M. Horowitz, H.M. Amos, G. Liu, V. Perrot, J-P Toutain, H. Hintelmann, E.M. Sunderland, J.E. Sonke. 2016. Historical (1850-2010) mercury stable isotope emissions from anthropogenic sources to the atmosphere. Elementa. 4(1):000091. [full text]

 

A.L. Soerensen, D.J. Jacob, A.T. Schartup, J.A. Fisher, I Lehnherr, V.L. St. Louis, L.-E. Heimberger, J.E. Sonke, D.P. Krabbenhoft, E.M. Sunderland. 2016. A mass budget for mercury and methylmercury in the Arctic Ocean. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. [full text] [SI]

 

Y. Zhang, D.J. Jacob, H.M. Horowitz, L. Chen, H.M. Amos, D.P. Krabbenhoft, F. Slemr, M.S. Landis, V. St. Louis, E.M. Sunderland. 2016. Observed decrease in atmospheric mercury explained by global decline in anthropogenic emissions. PNAS. 113(3), 526-531.

[link to 1990-2010 global emissions data .zip file]. [full text]

 

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2015

 

A.T. Schartup, P.H. Balcom, A.L. Soerensen, K. Gosnell, R. Calder, R.P. Mason, E.M. Sunderland. 2015. Freshwater discharges drive high levels of methylmercury in Arctic marine biota. PNAS. 112(38), 11789-11794. [full text]

 

Y.Zhang, D.J. Jacob, S. Dutkiewicz, H.M. Amos, M.S. Long, E.M. Sunderland. 2015. Biogeochemical drivers of the the fate of riverine mercury discharged to the global and Arctic oceans. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 29(6): 854-864. [full text]

 

A.T. Schartup, U.C. Ndu, R.P. Mason, E.M. Sunderland. 2015. Contrasting effects of marine and terrestrially derived organic matter on mercury speciation and bioavailability in seawater. Environmental Science & Technology. 49(10): 5965-5972. [full text]

 

H.M. Amos, J.E. Sonke, D. Obrist, N. Robins, N. Hagan, H.M. Horowitz, R.P. Mason, M. Witt, I. Hedgecock, E.S. Corbitt, E.M. Sunderland. 2015. Observational and modeling constraints on global anthropogenic enrichment of mercury. Environmental Science & Technology. 49(7) : 4036-4047. [full text]

 

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2014

 

A.L. Soerensen, R.P. Mason, P. Balcom, D.J. Jacob, Y. Zhang, Y. Kuss, E.M. Sunderland. 2014. Elemental mercury concentrations and fluxes in the tropical atmosphere and ocean. Environmental Science and Technology. 48: 11312-11319. [full text]

 

H.M. Horowitz, D.J. Jacob, H.M. Amos, D.G. Streets, E.M. Sunderland. 2014. Historical mercury releases from commercial products: Global environmental implications. Environmental Science and Technology. 48(17) : 10242-10250. [full text]

 

M.B. Trudeau, E.M. Sunderland, D.L. Jindrich, J.T. Dennerlein. 2014. A data-driven design evaluation tool for handheld device soft keyboards. PLoS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0107070. [full text]

 

H.M. Amos,  D.J. Jacob, D. Kocman, H.M. Horowitz, Y. Zhang, S. Dutkiewicz, M. Horvat, E.S. Corbitt, D.P. Krabbenhoft, E.M. Sunderland. 2014. Global biogeochemical implications of mercury discharges from rivers and sediment burial. Environmental Science and Technology. 48(16) : 9514-9522. [full text]

 

M. Li, L.S. Sherman, J.D. Blum, P. Grandjean, B. Mikkelsen, P. Weihe, E.M. Sunderland, J.P. Shine. 2014. Assessing sources of human methylmercury exposure using mercury stable isotopes. Environmental Science and Technology. 48(15) : 8800-8806. [full text]

 

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2013

 

J.A.Fisher, D.J. Jacob, A.L Soerensen, H.M. Amos, E.S. Corbitt, D.G. Streets, Q. Wang, R.M. Yantosca, E.M. Sunderland. 2013. Factors driving mercury variability in the Arctic atmosphere and ocean over the past 30-years. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 27(4) : 1226-1235. [full text]

 

N. Pirrone, W. Aas, S. Cinnirella, R. Ebinghaus, I. M. Hedgecock, J. Pacyna, F. Sprovieri, E.M. Sunderland. 2013. Toward the next generation of air quality monitoring: Mercury. Atmospheric Environment. 80: 599-612. [full text]

 

A.L. Soerensen, R.P. Mason, P.H. Balcom, E.M. Sunderland. 2013.  Drivers of surface ocean mercury concentrations and air-sea exchange in the West Atlantic Ocean. Environmental Science and Technology. 47(14), 7757-7765. [full text]

 

D.P. Krabbenhoft E.M. Sunderland. 2013. Global change and mercury. Science. 341 (6153), 1457-1458.

 

H.M. Amos, D.J. Jacob, D.G. Streets, E.M. Sunderland. 2013. Legacy impacts of all-time anthropogenic emissions on the global mercury cycleGlobal Biogeochemical Cycles.  27, 410-421. [full text]

 

E.M. Sunderland and N.E. Selin. 2013. Future trends in environmental mercury concentrations: Implications for prevention strategiesEnvironmental Health. 12:2, doi:10.1186/1476-069X-12-2. [full text]

 

E.M. Sunderland and M. Tumpney. 2013. “Mercury in Foods.” In: M. Rose, A. Fernandes. Persistent Organic Pollutants and Toxic Metals in Foods. Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition No. 247. FERA, UK, pp. 392-413. ISBN-13: 978 0 85709 245 8.

 

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2012

 

A.L. Soerensen, D.J. Jacob, D. Streets, M. Witt, R. Ebinghaus, R.P. Mason, M. Andersson, E.M. Sunderland. 2012. Multi-decadal decline of mercury in the North Atlantic atmosphere explained by changing subsurface seawater concentrations. Geophysical Research Letters. 39, L21810. [full text]

 

J.A. Fisher, D.J. Jacob, A.L. Soerensen, H.M. Amos, A. Steffen, E.M. Sunderland. 2012. Riverine source of Arctic Ocean mercury inferred from atmospheric observations. Nature Geoscience, 5: 499-504.

 

E. Oken, A. Choi, M. Karagas, R. Schoeny, K. Marien, C. Rheinberger, E. Sunderland, S. Korrick. 2012. Which fish should I eat? Challenges to developing clear, unified fish consumption adviceEnvironmental Health Perspectives. 120: 790-798. [full text]

 

C.Y. Chen, C.T. Driscoll, K.F. Lambert, R.P. Mason, L.R. Rardin, N. Serrell, E.M. Sunderland. Marine mercury fate: From sources to seafood consumers. Environmental Research, 119, 1-2. [full text]

 

R. Harris, C. Pollman, C., Landing, W., Axelrad, D., Morey, S.L., Dukhovskoy, D., Evans, D., D. Rumbold, D. Adams, E.M. Sunderland. 2012. Mercury in the Gulf of Mexico: Sources to receptors. Environmental Research, 119, 42-52. [full text]

 

C.T. Driscoll, C.Y. Chen, C.R. Hammerschmidt, R.P. Mason, C.C. Gilmour, E.M. Sunderland, B. Greenfield, K. Buckman, C.H. Lamborg, 2012.  Nutrient supply and mercury dynamics in marine ecosystems: A conceptual model.  Environmental Research, 119, 118-131. [full text]

 

R.P. Mason, W.F. Fitzgerald, C. Lamborg, C. Hammerschmidt, A. Choi, A.L. Soerensen, E.M. Sunderland. 2012. Mercury biogeochemical cycling in the ocean and policy implications. Environmental Research. 119, 101-117. [full text]

 

E.M. Sunderland, N. Burgess, A. Amirbahman, G. Harding, E. Kamai, M. Karagas, S. Jones, J. Dalziel, X. Shi, C.Y. Chen. 2012. Mercury souces and fate in the Gulf of Maine. Environmental Research. 119, 27-41. [full text]

 

H. M. Amos, D. J. Jacob, C. D. Holmes, J. A. Fisher, Q.Wang, R. M Yantosca, E. S. Corbitt, E. Galarneau, A. P. Rutter, M. S. Gustin, A. Steffen, J. J. Schauer, J. A. Graydon, V. L. St. Louis, R. W. Talbot, E. S. Edgerton, E. M. Sunderland. 2012. Gas-particle partitioning of atmospheric Hg(II) and its effect on global mercury deposition. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 12, 591-603. [full text]

 

A. Qureshi, M. MacLeod, E. Sunderland, and Hungerbühler, K.  2012. “Exchange of mercury between the oceans and atmosphere.”  In: G. Liu, Y. Cai, N. O'Driscoll. Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology of Mercury. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Hoboken, New Jersey, USA, pp. 389-422. ISBN 978-0-470-57872-8.

 

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2011

 

D.G. Streets, M.K. Devane, Z. Lu, T.C. Bond., E.M. Sunderland, D.J. Jacob. 2011. All-time releases of mercury to the atmosphere from human activities. Environmental Science and Technology, 45(24), 10485-10491. [full text]

 

E.S. Corbitt, D.J. Jacob, C.D. Holmes, D.G. Streets, E.M. Sunderland. 2011.  Global source-receptor relationships for mercury deposition under present-day and 2050 emissions scenarios. Environmental Science & Technology, 45(24), 10477-10484.

 

K.R. Mahaffey, E.M. Sunderland, H.M. Chan, A.L. Choi, P. Grandjean, K. Marien, E. Oken, M. Sakamoto, R. Schoeny, P. Weihe, C.-H. Yan, A. Yasutake.  2011. Balancing benefits of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and the risk of methylmercury exposure from fish consumption. Nutrition Reviews. 69(9): 493-508. [full text]

 

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2010

 

A.L. Soerensen, E.M. Sunderland, C.D. Holmes, D.J. Jacob, B. Yantosca, S.A. Strode, H. Skov, J. Christensen, R.P. Mason. 2010. An improved global simulation of mercury air-sea exchange: High concentrations in the North Atlantic. Environmental Science & Technology.  44(22): 8574-8580. [full text]

 

E.M. Sunderland, J. Dalziel, A. Heyes, B.A. Branfireun, D.P. Krabbenhoft, F.A.P.C. Gobas.  2010. Response of a macrotidal estuary to changes in anthropogenic mercury loading between 1850 and 2000. Environmental Science & Technology. 44(5): 1698-1704. [full text]

 

N.V. Smith-Downey, E.M. Sunderland, D.J. Jacob. 2010. Anthropogenic impacts on global storage and emissions of mercury from terrestrial soils: Insights from a new global model. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences. 115, G03008. [full text]

 

N.E. Selin, E.M. Sunderland, C.D. Knightes, and R.P. Mason. 2010. Sources of mercury exposure for U.S. seafood consumers: Implications for policy. Environmental Health Perspectives. 118(1): 137-143. [full text]

 

E.M. Sunderland, C.D. Knightes, K. von Stackelberg, and N. Stiber. 2010. “Environmental Fate and Bioaccumulation Modeling at EPA: Application to Environmental Decision Making.” In: G. Hanrahan (Ed.), Modelling of Pollutants in Complex Environmental Systems, Vol. II, ILM, UK, pp. 3-42.

 

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2009 and earlier

 

E.M. Sunderland, D.P. Krabbenhoft, J.M. Moreau, S. Strode, W.M. Landing. 2009. Mercury sources, distribution and bioavailability in the North Pacific Ocean: Insights from data and models. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 23, GB2010. [full text]

 

C.D. Knightes, E.M. Sunderland, M. Craig Barber, J.J. Johnston, R.B. Ambrose Jr. 2009. Application of ecosystem scale fate and bioaccumulation models to predict fish mercury response times to changes in atmospheric deposition. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 29(4): 881-893. [full text]

 

E.M. Sunderland, M. Cohen, N.E. Selin, G.L. Chmura. 2008. Reconciling models and measurements to assess trends in atmospheric mercury deposition. Environmental Pollution. 156, 526-535. [full text]

 

N.E. Selin, D.J. Jacob, R.M. Yantosca, L. Jaegle, S. Strode, E.M. Sunderland. 2008. Land-ocean-atmosphere cycling in a global 3-D model for atmospheric mercury: pre-industrial and present-day biogeochemical budgets, and anthropogenic enhancement factors for depositionGlobal Biogeochemical Cycles. Vol. 22, GB2011. [full text]

 

E.M. Sunderland and R.P. Mason. 2007. Human impacts on open ocean mercury concentrations. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. Vol. 21, GB4022. [full text]

 

E.M. Sunderland. 2007. Mercury exposure from domestic and imported estuarine and marine fish and shellfish in U.S. seafood markets. Environmental Health Perspectives. 115: 235-242. [full text]

 

E.M. Sunderland, F.A.P.C. Gobas, A. Heyes, B. Branfireun. 2006. Environmental controls on the speciation and distribution of mercury in coastal sedimentsMarine Chemistry. 102: 111-123. [full text]

 

Heyes, R.P. Mason, E-H. Kim, and E. Sunderland. 2006. Mercury methylation in estuaries. Marine Chemistry. 102: 134-147. [full text]

 

E.M. Sunderland, F.A.P.C. Gobas, A. Heyes, B. Branfireun, A. Bayer, R. Cranston, and M. Parsons. 2004. Speciation and bioavailability of mercury in well-mixed estuarine sedimentsMarine Chemistry. 90: 91-105. [full text]

 

G.L. Chmura, L.L. Helmer, C.B. Beecher, and E.M. Sunderland. 2001. Historical rates of salt marsh accretion in the outer Bay of Fundy.  Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. 31: 1081-1092. [full text]

 

E.M. Sunderland and G.L. Chmura. 2000. An inventory of historical mercury emissions in Maritime Canada: Implications for present and future contamination. The Science of the Total Environment.  256(1): 39-57. [full text]

 

E.M. Sunderland and G.L. Chmura. 2000. The history of mercury emissions from fuel combustion in Maritime Canada. Environmental Pollution. 110(2): 297-306. [full text]

 

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Government Reports and Other Publications

 

A. Schartup, R. Calder, M. Li, P. Balcom, A. Valberg, J. Ewald, E. Sunderland. 2016. "Methylmercury" in Lake Melville: Avativut, Kanuittailinnivut (Our Environment, Our Health). Scientific Report, Nunatsiavut Government. Nain, Labrador. [pdf]

 

E.M. Sunderland, J.G. Wiener, M.E. Brigham. 2014. Why is mercury in fish a concern? Chapter 2 in USGS Circular, The Quality of Our Nation's Waters: Mercury in the Nation's Streams - Levels, Trends, and Implications. Circular 1395. D.A. Wentz, M.E. Brigham, M.A. Lutz, D.P. Krabbenhoft (Eds.). 100 pp.

 

Chen, C.Y., C.T. Driscoll, K.F. Lambert, R.P. Mason, L. Rardin, C.V. Schmitt, N.S. Serrell, and E.M. Sunderland. 2012. Sources to Seafood: Mercury Pollution in the Marine Environment. Hanover, NH: Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program, Dartmouth College.

 

International Joint Commission (Workgroup Contributor), 2011.  Risks and Benefits of Fish Consumption. Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement 2009-2011 Priority Cycle Report.  International Joint Commission, Windsor, Ontario. ISBN: 978-1-927336-0308.

 

Hedgecock, N. Pirrone, A. Dastoor, L. Levin, C-J. Lin, R.P. Mason, E. Sunderland, O. Travnikov. 2010. Chapter 6: Summary. In: Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution 2010, Part B: Mercury. N. Pirrone and T. Keating (Eds.) Air Pollution Studies No. 18.  United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.  United Nations, New York and Geneva.

 

E.M. Sunderland, E. Corbitt, D. Cossa, D. Evers, H. Friedli, D. Krabbenhoft, L. Levin, N. Pirrone, G. Rice.  2010.  Impacts of Intercontinental Mercury Pollution on Human and Ecological Health. In: Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution 2010, Part B: Mercury. N. Pirrone and T. Keating (Eds.) Air Pollution Studies No. 18.  United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.  United Nations, New York and Geneva.

 

U.S. EPA. 2009. Final EPA Guidance on the Development, Evaluation and Application of Environmental Models. (Principal authors: N. Gaber, P. Pascual, N. Stiber, E. Sunderland). EPA/100/K-09/003, EPA Council for Regulatory Environmental Modeling, Washington D.C, March 2009.

 

International Joint Commission. 2006. Contributing author to chapter: Development of a Multi-compartment Mercury Model for Lake Ontario: Tracking Mercury from Sources, Deposition and Dispersion to Fish and Accumulation in Humans. In: Priorities 2003-2005. Priorities and Progress Under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. Chapter 2: 37-69.

 

U.S. EPA. 2005. Lead author for chapter: “Ecosystem Scale Modeling for Mercury Benefits Assessment.” Chapter 3, Regulatory Impact Analysis of the Clean Air Mercury Rule, Final Report.  EPA-452/R-05-003, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Research Triangle Park, NC.

 

EPA Council for Regulatory Environmental Modeling. 2003. Interim EPA Guidance for the Development, Evaluation and Application of Regulatory Environmental Models. (Principal authors: P. Pascual, N. Stiber, E. Sunderland). Washington DC.

 

 

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Sunderland Lab

Group Administrator: Brenda Mathieu

Address: 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA 02138

E-mail:  bmathieu [at] seas.harvard.edu

Phone: +1 (617) 496-5745

Fax: +1 (617) 495-4551