Evasion of Mercury from Wetlands?

Last changed: 12 October 2020

Current estimates of how much mercury has accumulated in the surface of peatlands suggests that it will take many decades for reductions in mercury deposition to lead to reductions in the mercury in runoff waters. But that is based on the assumption that mercury does not evade from peatlands back to the atmosphere. You will quantify evasion from wetlands using both chamber measurements and Relaxed Eddy Accumulation.

The study site is the Degerö Mire near Vindeln, in Västerbotten.