Selected Publications

Students/postdocs are underlined. For a complete list see:


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.

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

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.

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. Co-senior authors.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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