A new paper led by former postdoc Helene Angot was published in Environmental Science and Technology and featured in MIT News. We found that the longer countries wait to reduce mercury emissions, the more legacy emissions will accumulate in the environment, and the less effective any emissions-reducing policies will be when they are eventually implemented.
A new paper by former postdoc Ben Brown-Steiner was published in Geoscientific Model Development. The paper showed that faster, cheaper modeling method could improve our understanding of long-term atmospheric chemistry and provide a powerful tool for risk assessment. Read the paper here and MIT News article here.
In a recent paper published in Science as a policy forum, Noelle Selin proposed a new metric, Equivalent Atmospheric Mercury Deposition, that can be used to help policy-makers better understand the timescales of mercury cycling in the environment. See the paper here.
During the 2017 International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant, teams of scientists got together to summarize our latest knowledge about mercury pollution. The resulting four papers were published in Ambio: global processes, landscape-scale processes, human and environmental health, and science-policy. Our group contributed to two of these (global processes and science-policy). Find all the papers (open access) here.