Environmental Science

Mercury in the Biogeochemical Cycle

Natural Environments and Hydroelectric Reservoirs of Northern Québec (Canada)

Editors: Lucotte, M., Schetagne, R., Thérien, N., Langlois, C., Tremblay, A. (Eds.)

  • Shows the clear connection between the geochemical cycle and the influence on organisms
  • übersichtliche Darstellung geochemischer Prozesse und deren Einfluß auf Organismen
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Nowadays, major environmental issues are the object of large public debates de­ spite the fact that scientific knowledge is often insufficient to draw unequivocal conclusions. Such is the case in the ongoing debate regarding the specific contri­ butions of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions and of natural climate changes to global warming. At least 10 to 20 years of additional observations will be re­ quired, before we will be able to conclude, with certainty, on this subject. In the mean time, and as directed by their immediate interests, people will continue to promote contradictory opinions. The media are, in part, responsible for perpetuat­ ing such debates in that they convey indiscriminately the opinion of highly credi­ ble scientists as that of dogmatic researchers, the latter, unfortunately too often expressing working hypotheses as established facts. Naturally, in a similarly mis­ informed manner, pressure groups tend to support the researcher whose opinions most closely represent either their particular ideological battles or their economic interests and, hence, in their own way, add further to the confusion and obscurity of the debate. Only a few years ago, mercury (Hg)contamination in hydroelectric reservoirs was the object of such media and social biases. At the time, analytical data used to support the discourse were themselves uncertain and numerous hypotheses, often times fanciful, were proposed and hastily "delivered" to the public.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Résumé et synthèse

    Lucotte, Marc (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • Introduction

    Lucotte, Marc (et al.)

    Pages 23-40

  • Analysis of Total Mercury and Methylmercury in Environmental Samples

    Pichet, Pierre (et al.)

    Pages 41-52

  • Mercury in Natural Lakes and Unperturbed Terrestrial Ecosystems of Northern Québec

    Lucotte, Marc (et al.)

    Pages 55-87

  • Bioaccumulation of Mercury and Methylmercury in Invertebrates from Natural Boreal Lakes

    Tremblay, Alain

    Pages 89-113

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mercury in the Biogeochemical Cycle
Book Subtitle
Natural Environments and Hydroelectric Reservoirs of Northern Québec (Canada)
Editors
  • Marc Lucotte
  • Roger Schetagne
  • Normand Thérien
  • Claude Langlois
  • Alain Tremblay
Series Title
Environmental Science
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-60160-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-60160-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-64282-1
Series ISSN
1431-6250
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 334
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