Mercury distribution in the foliage and soil profiles of the Tibetan forest: processes and implications for regional cycling.

@article{Gong2014MercuryDI,
  title={Mercury distribution in the foliage and soil profiles of the Tibetan forest: processes and implications for regional cycling.},
  author={Ping Gong and Xiaoping Wang and Yong-gang Xue and Bai-qing Xu and Tan-dong Yao},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={2014},
  volume={188},
  pages={94-101}
}
Remote forests are considered a pool of Mercury (Hg) in the global Hg cycle. However, notably few studies have investigated the fate of Hg in the Tibetan forest. In this study, fifty-two foliage samples and seven litter/soil profiles were collected throughout the Tibetan forest. The concentrations of total Hg (THg) in foliage were positively correlated with longitude and negatively correlated with altitude, indicating that the emission of Hg is expected to decrease with increasing distance from… CONTINUE READING