Elsie Sunderland

Elsie Sunderland

Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Chemistry
Elsie Sunderland

Research Interests

Characterizing the relationship between anthropogenic releases of contaminants, changes in ambient environmental concentrations at a variety of scales, and human exposure

Related Publications

A.L. Soerensen, E.M. Sunderland, C.D. Holmes, D.J. Jacob, R. Yantosca, H. Skov, J. Christensen, S.A. Strode, R.P. Mason. 2010. An improved global simulation of mercury air-sea exchange: High concentrations in the North Atlantic. Environmental Science and Technology,44(22):8574-8580, doi: 10.1021/es102032g [pdf].

R. Mahaffey, E.M. Sunderland, H.M. Chan, A.L. Choi, P. Grandjean, K. Marien, E. Oken, M. Sakamoto, R. Schoeny, P. Weihe, C-H Yan, A. Yasutake. 2011. Balancing benefits of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and the risks of methylmercury exposure from fish consumption. Nutrition Reviews, in press

N.V. Smith-Downey, E.M. Sunderland, and D.J. Jacob. 2010. Anthropogenic impacts on global storage and emission of mercury from terrestrial soils: Insights from a new global model. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, 115, G03008, doi: 10.1029/2009JG001124 [pdf].

E.M. Sunderland, J. Dalziel, A. Heyes, B.A. Branfireun, D.P. Krabbenhoft, F.A.P.C. Gobas. 2010. Response of a macrotidal estuary to changes in anthropogenic mercury loading between 1850 and 2000. Environmental Science and Technology, 44(5): 1698-1704 [pdf]

A. Quereshi, M. MacLeod, E. Sunderland, And K. Hungerbuhler. 2011. "Exchange of mercury between the oceans and atmosphere." In: G. Liu, Y. Cai, N. O'Driscoll. Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology of Mercury. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. In Press.

E.M. Sunderland, C.D. Knightes, K. von Stackelberg, and N. Stiber. 2010. "Environmental Fate and Bioaccumulation Modeling at the U.S. EPA: Applications to Inform Environmental Decision-Making." In: G. Hanrahan (Ed.) Modelling of Pollutants in Complex Environmental Systems, Volume II, ILM publications, UK. pp. 3-42.

U.S. EPA, 2009. Guidance on the Development, Evaluation and Application of Environmental Models. (Principal authors: N. Gaber, P. Pascual, N. Stiber, E. Sunderland). EPA/100/K-09/003, EPA Council for Regulatory Environmental Modeling, Washington D.C.

    Environmental Courses


    Harvard Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling Group

    Faculty Department

    Department of Environmental Health


    Brenda L. Mathieu (617) 496-5745

    Contact Information

    Pierce 127

    Research Areas

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