Biomagnification of mercury in aquatic food webs: a worldwide meta-analysis.

  title={Biomagnification of mercury in aquatic food webs: a worldwide meta-analysis.},
  author={Raphael A. Lavoie and Timothy D. Jardine and Matthew M. Chumchal and Karen A. Kidd and Linda M. Campbell},
  journal={Environmental science \& technology},
  volume={47 23},
The slope of the simple linear regression between log10 transformed mercury (Hg) concentration and stable nitrogen isotope values (δ(15)N), hereafter called trophic magnification slope (TMS), from several trophic levels in a food web can represent the overall degree of Hg biomagnification. We compiled data from 69 studies that determined total Hg (THg) or methyl Hg (MeHg) TMS values in 205 aquatic food webs worldwide. Hg TMS values were compared against physicochemical and biological factors… 

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