Expressions of Interest close on the 10th of October 2022. A doctoral scholarship awarded to an outstanding candidate to undertake environmental research on Sub-Antarctic Islands This committed PhD scholarship will be awarded to a
Observations of background levels of atmospheric mercury are important to help inform modelling of land-ocean-atmosphere interactions and the role the Australian region plays in global mercury cycling. Continuous measurement of gaseous elemental mercury (GEM), which
Elevated mercury concentrations in the surface environment continues to attract increasing research attention worldwide. Like many heavy metals, anthropogenic mercury in the environment today may have a complicated and often unknown story of how it
This workshop introduced participants to the new R-Package, PLUM, a novel approach to age-depth modelling that uses Bayesian statistics to reconstruct accumulation histories for 210Pb-dated deposits using prior information. It can combine 210Pb, 14C, and
As many members of the Mercury Australia team have previously found, many waterways around the world are experiencing increasing levels of mercury. High mercury levels in waterways lead to dire environmental and public health consequences.
Mercury (Hg) is a toxic heavy metal that has gained recent attention in Australia during the last few years, especially as Australia’s commitment to the Minamata Convention (focused on reducing anthropogenic release of Hg into
The marine Exclusive Economic Zone of Australia is one of the largest in the world, covering a total area of approximately 10 million square kilometres. Our marine industries were estimated to be worth more than
Small-scale and artisanal gold mining accounts for 12-15% of the world’s gold supply and commonly uses mercury for amalgamation during extraction. Such mining is often short-term, performed informally, and without legal protection or environmental regulation.
Mercury is a nasty toxin that harms humans and ecosystems. Most human exposure comes from eating contaminated fish and other seafood. But how does mercury enter the Australian environment in the first place? Our recent
Natural archives can be used to reconstruct the trends of mercury (Hg) fluxes over temporal and spatial scales. However, the majority of studies have been carried out in the Northern Hemisphere, with only a small