Students/postdocs are underlined.


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 & Technology. In review.

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 & Technology. Accepted:

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. Accepted.

H.M. Amos, D.J. Jacob, D. Kocman, H.M. HorowitzY. 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 & Technology.  In press.

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 stable mercury isotopes. Environmental Science & Technology. 48(15): 1226-1235. Co-senior authors.



J.A. Fisher, D.J. Jacob, A.L. Soerensen, H.M. AmosE.S. Corbitt, R. Yantosca, 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 thirty years. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 27(4): 1226-1235.

D.P. Krabbenhoft, E.M. Sunderland. 2013. Global change and mercury. Science. 341(6153), 1457-1468.

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-qulaity modeling: Mercury. Atmospheric Environment. 80: 599-612.

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 & Technology. 47(4): 7757-7765.

E.M. Sunderland and M. Tumpney. 2013. Mercury in foods. In: M. Rose, A. Fernandes (Eds). Persistent Organic Pollutants and Toxic Metals in Foods. Woodhead Publishing Ltd., UK, pp. 392-413. ISBN-13: 978 0 85709 245 8.

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

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



 A. Quereshi, M. MacLeod, E. Sunderland, And K. Hungerbuhler. 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.

 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.

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

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.

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 c onceptual model. Environmental Research, 119, 118-131.

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.

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.

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 advice. Environmental Health Perspectives. 120: 790-798.

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.



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 and Technology.  45(24), 10477-10484.

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.

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



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

N.V. Smith-Downey, E.M. Sunderland, and D.J. Jacob. 2010. Anthropogenic impacts on global storage and emission of mercury from terrestrial soils: Insights from a new global model. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, 115, G03008, doi: 10.1029/2009JG001124.

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 and Technology, 44(5): 1698-1704.

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. doi:10.1289/ehp.0900811.

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



E.M. Sunderland, D.P. Krabbenhoft, J.M. Moreau, S.A. Strode, and W.M. Landing.  2009. Mercury sources, distribution and bioavailability in the North Pacific Ocean: Insights from data and models.  Global Biogeochemical Cycles. Vol. 23, GB2010, doi:10.1029/2008GB003425.

C.D. Knightes, E.M. Sunderland, M. Craig Barber, J.J. Johnston, R.B. Ambrose. 2009. Application of ecosystem scale fate and bioaccumulation models to predict fish mercury response times to changes in atmospheric deposition. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 28(4): 881-893. doi: 10.1897/08-242.1.

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. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2008.01.021.

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 budgets, and anthropogenic enhancement factors for deposition. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. Vol. 22, GB2011.  doi:10.1029/2007GB003040.

E.M. Sunderland and R.P. Mason. 2007. Human impacts on open ocean mercury concentrations. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. Vol. 21, GB4022, doi:10.1029/2006GB002876.

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. doi:10.1289/ehp.9377.

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

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

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 sediments. Marine Chemistry. 90: 91-105.

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 Sciences31: 1081-1092.

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.

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.