Methylmercury Bioaccumulation in Stream Food Webs Declines with Increasing Primary Production.

@article{Walters2015MethylmercuryBI,
  title={Methylmercury Bioaccumulation in Stream Food Webs Declines with Increasing Primary Production.},
  author={David M Walters and David F. Raikow and Chad R. Hammerschmidt and Molly G Mehling and Amanda Kovach and James T. Oris},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2015},
  volume={49 13},
  pages={7762-9}
}
Opposing hypotheses posit that increasing primary productivity should result in either greater or lesser contaminant accumulation in stream food webs. We conducted an experiment to evaluate primary productivity effects on MeHg accumulation in stream consumers. We varied light for 16 artificial streams creating a productivity gradient (oxygen production =0… CONTINUE READING