Biosfären, Mark-Vatten-Miljöcentrum (MVM), ground floor, Uppsala

Symposium on “POPs and mercury in the Arctic”

seminars, workshops |

Contamination of the Arctic associated with persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and mercury poses a grand challenge to environmental scientists due to their persistency, potential to bioaccumulate in the food web and possible adverse effects on the ecosystem.

This symposium will focus on the sources, transport and fate processes, bioaccumulation and toxicity of POPs and mercury in the Arctic.

Time: 2019-04-05 09:00 - 12:00
City: Uppsala
Location: Biosfären, Mark-Vatten-Miljöcentrum (MVM), ground floor
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The number of participants is limited to 30.


9.00–9.05 Welcome

9.05–9.50 POPs and mercury in the Arctic (Derek Muir)

9.50–10.10 Mercury emission to the atmosphere dominates annual mass balance of a boreal peatland: Time to rethink timelines for recovery? (Kevin Bishop)

10.10– 10.25 Pelagic and littoral food web responses to forest clearcut and nitrogen addition in boreal lakes—Mercury and fatty acids perspectives (Pianpian Wu)

10.25–10:40 Identifying sources of mercury in Arctic rivers (Karin Eklöf/Staffan Åkerblom)

10.40–10.55 Break

10.55–11.15 Climate-induced changes in Arctic lakes and rivers – Highlights from CAFF’s State of the Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Report (Willem Goedkoop)

11.15–11.35 Screening of perfluoroalkyl substances on Svalbard (Lutz Ahrens)

11.35–12.00 Unraveling the sources of dioxins in sediments and fish of the Baltic Sea (Karin Wiberg)

Lutz Ahrens, Researcher, Associate Senior Lecturer
Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment, Section for Organic Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
lutz.ahrens@slu.se, 018-673033, 070-2972245

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