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David Krabbenhoft

Research Hydrologist (GeoChem)

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David Krabbenhoft received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1988 and has been a research scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey since.  He has general research interests are in biogeochemistry and hydrogeology of aquatic ecosystems. Dave began working on environmental mercury cycling, transformations, and fluxes in aquatic ecosystems with the Mercury in Temperate Lakes project in 1988; since then, the topic has consumed his professional life.  In 1994, Dave established the USGS’s Mercury Research Laboratory, which includes a team of multi-disciplinary mercury investigators and a state-of-the-art analytical facility strictly dedicated to low-level speciation analysis of mercury.  In 1995 he initiated the multi-agency Aquatic Cycling of Mercury in the Everglades (ACME) project, which is still ongoing.  More recently, Dave has been a Primary Investigator on the internationally conducted Mercury Experiment To Assess Atmospheric Loadings in Canada and the US (METAALICUS) project, which is a novel effort to examine the ecosystem-level response to loading an entire watershed with mercury.  Currently, Dave’s research team is active on projects that span environments as far ranging as the Pacific Ocean to freshwater systems in Alaska to Florida, and from California to New England.  In recent years, the Mercury Research Team entered into the realm of atmospheric research by constructing and deployed the USGS Mobile Atmospheric Mercury Lab, which has the capability for rapid deployment and advanced study of mercury in the atmosphere.  Since 1990, he has authored or coauthored over 100 papers on mercury in the environment. In August 2006, Dave served as the Co-Chair for the 8th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant.



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1.      McCarthy, G.J., and Krabbenhoft, D.P., 1982, Synthesis and crystal data for alkaline earth-lanthanide phosphates with the eulytite structure: The Rare Earths in Modern Technology, Vol. 3, p. 339-340.  

2.      Krabbenhoft, D.P., 1984, Hydrologic and geochemical controls of freshwater ferromanganese deposit formation at Trout Lake, Vilas Co., Wisconsin: M.S. Thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 137 p.

 3.      Krabbenhoft, D.P., and Anderson, M.P., 1986, Use of a numerical ground-water flow model for hypothesis testing: Ground Water, Vol. 24, No. 1, p. 49-55.

 4.      Krabbenhoft, D.P., 1988, Hydrologic and geochemical investigations of aquifer-lake interactions at Sparkling Lake, Wisconsin: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 213 p.

 5.      Lodge, D.M., Krabbenhoft, D.P., and Striegl, R.G., 1989, Groundwater velocity and abundance of grazing of crayfish as predictors of submersed macrophyte biomass in Sparkling Lake, Wisconsin: Limnology and Oceanography, Vol. 34, No. 1, p. 235-239.

 6.      Krabbenhoft, D.P., Bowser, C.J., Anderson, M.P., and Valley, J.W., 1990, Estimating groundwater exchange with lakes, 1: Use of the stable isotope method: Water Resources Research, v. 26, no. 10, p. 2445-2453.

 7.      Krabbenhoft, D.P., Anderson, M.P., and Bowser, C.J., 1990, Estimating groundwater exchange with lakes, 2: Calibration of a three-dimensional, solute transport model to a stable isotope plume: Water Resources Research, v. 26, no. 10, p. 2455-2462.

 8.      Watras, C.J., Andren, A.W., Bloom, N.S., Fitzgerald, W.F., Hurley, J.P., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Rada, R.G., and Wiener, J.G.  1991, Mercury in temperate lakes: a mechanistic field study, Verhandlungen Internat. Verein Limnologie, 24, p. 2199-2202.  

9.      Krabbenhoft, D.P., Anderson, M.P., and Bowser, C.J., 1992, Reply to comment by Stauffer on "Estimating Groundwater Exchange with Lakes Using Stable Isotopes", Water Resources Research, vol. 28, no. 6, 1751-1753.

 10.  Krabbenhoft, D.P., and Krohelski, J.T., 1992, Water-Quality, Lake-Sediment, and Lake Level Fluctuations, St. Croix Indian Reservation, Wisconsin, 1981-1987: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 92-26, 53 p.

 11.  Elder, J.F., Krabbenhoft, D.P., and Walker, J.F., 1992, Water, Energy, and Biogeochemical Budgets (WEBB) Program: Data, Availability and Research Activities at the Northern Temperate Lakes Site: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 92-48, 15 p.  

12.  Krabbenhoft, D.P., and C.L. Babiarz, 1992, Role of groundwater transport in aquatic mercury cycling, Water Resources Research, vol. 28, no. 12, 3119-3128.

 13.  Krabbenhoft, D.P., Bowser, C.J., Kendall, C., and Gat, J.R., 1994, Use of oxygen-18 and deuterium to assess the hydrology of ground-water/lake systems, in Baker, L.A. ed., Environmental Chemistry of Lakes and Reservoirs: Advances in Chemistry Series, American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C., pp. 67-90.

 14.  Hurley, J.P., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Babiarz, C.L., and Andren, A.W., 1994, Cycling processes of mercury across sediment/water interfaces in seepage lakes, in Baker, L.A. ed., Environmental Chemistry of Lakes and Reservoirs: Advances in Chemistry Series, American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C., pp. 426-449.  

15.  Watras, C.J., N.S. Bloom, J.P. Hurley, W.F. Fitzgerald, A.W. Andren, D.P. Krabbenhoft, and D.B Porcella, 1994, Sources and fates of mercury and methylmercury in Wisconsin lakes, in Watras and Huckabee (eds.) Mercury as a Global Pollutant: Integration and Synthesis, Lewis Pub., Chelsea, MI, pp. 153-177.  

16.  Kendall, C., and Krabbenhoft, D.P., 1995. Applications of isotopes to tracing sources of solutes and water in shallow systems, in: Charbeneau, R.J., ed., Groundwater Management, proceedings of the intern. symp., August, 1995, San Antonio TX, Amer. Assoc. of Civil Engin., p. 390-395.  

17.  Krabbenhoft, D.P. and K.E. Webster, 1995,Transient Hydrological Controls on the Chemistry of a Seepage Lake, Water Resources Research, v. 31, no. 9, p. 2295-2305.

 18.  Krabbenhoft, D.P., J.M. Benoit, C.L. Babiarz, J.P. Hurley, and A.W. Andren, 1995, Mercury Cycling in the Allequash Creek Watershed, Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, v. 80, p. 425-433.

 19.  Bullen, T.D., D.P. Krabbenhoft, and C. Kendall, 1996, Kinetic and Mineralogic Controls on the Evolution of Groundwater Chemistry and 87Sr/86Sr in a Sandy Silicate Aquifer, northern Wisconsin, Geochemica Cosomchemica Acta, 60, 1807-1821.  

20.  Hunt, R.J., and D.P. Krabbenhoft, and M.P. Anderson, 1996, Estimation of GW discharge rates in a created and natural wetland, Water Resources Research, v. 32, p. 492-507.  

21.  Krabbenhoft, D.P. and D.R. Rickert, 1996, Mercury Contamination of Aquatic Ecosystems, USGS Fact Sheet, FS-216-95 (four pages).

 22.  Krabbenhoft, D.P., Mercury Studies in the Florida Everglades, 1996, USGS Fact Sheet, FS-166-96 (four pages).

 23.  Olson, M.L., D.P. Krabbenhoft, J.P. Hurley, and L.B. Cleckner, 1997, Resolution of matrix effects on analysis of total and methyl mercury in aqueous samples from the Florida Everglades, Journal of Analytical Chemistry, v 358, p. 392-396. 

24.  Hunt, R.J., D.P. Krabbenhoft, and M.P. Anderson, 1997, Assessing hydrogeological heterogeneity in natural and constructed wetlands, Biogeochemistry, v. 39,  p. 271-293.  

25.  Hunt, R.J., T.D. Bullen, D.P. Krabbenhoft, and C. Kendall, 1998, Using stable isotopes of water and strontium to investigate the hydrology of a natural and a constructed wetland Ground Water, 36, 434-433.   

26.  Krabbenhoft, J.P. Hurley, M.L. Olson, and L.B. Cleckner, 1998, Diurnal variability of mercury phase and species distributions in the Florida Everglades, Biogeochemistry, 40, p. 311-325.

 27.  Krabbenhoft, D.P., C.C. Gilmour, J.M. Beniot, C.L. Babiarz, A.W. Andren, and J.P. Hurley, 1998, Methylmercury dynamics in littoral sediments of a temperate seepage lake, Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 55, pp. 835-844.

 28.  Hurley, J.P., D.P. Krabbenhoft, L.B Cleckner, M.L. Olson, G. Aiken, and P.J. Rawlik, 1998, System controls on aqueous mercury distribution in the northern Everglades, Biogeochemistry, 40, p. 293-310. 

29.  Cleckner, L.B. P.J. Garrison, J.P. Hurley, M.L. Olson, and D.P. Krabbenhoft, 1998, Relationships between water chemistry and trophic transfer of total and methylmercury in the northern Everglades, Biogeochemistry, 40, p. 347-361.  

30.  Schindler and D.P. Krabbenhoft, 1998, Dynamics of Dissolved Organic Carbon and Carbon Gases in the Hyporheic Zone of a Temperate Stream, Biogeochemistry, 43, pp. 157-174.

31.  Walker, J.F., and D.P. Krabbenhoft, 1998, Groundwater and surface-water interactions in riparian and lake-dominated systems, in: McDonnell, J.J. and Kendall, C., eds, Isotopic Tracers in Catchment Hydrology; Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 467-486.  

32.  Cleckner, L.B., Gilmour, C.C., Hurley, J.P., Krabbenhoft, D.P., 1999, Mercury methylation in periphyton of the Florida Everglades, Limnol. Oceanogr., 44, 1815–1825.  

33.  Hunt, R.J., J.F. Walker, and D.P. Krabbenhoft, 1999, Characterizing hydrology and the importance of ground-water discharge in natural and constructed wetlands, Wetlands, 19, pp. 458-472.

34.  Krabbenhoft, D.P, and J.G. Wiener, 1999, Mercury contamination: A nationwide threat to our aquatic resources, and a proposed research agenda for the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, March 8-12, 1999--Volume 2--Contamination of Hydrologic Systems and Related Ecosystems: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4018B, pp 171-178.

 35.  Krabbenhoft, D.P., Wiener, J.G., Brumbaugh, W.G., Olson, M.L. DeWild, J.F., and Sabin, T.J., 1999, A National Pilot Study of Mercury Contamination of Aquatic Ecosystems along Multiple Gradients, Morganwalp, D.W., and Buxton, H.T., eds., 1999, U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, March 8-12, 1999--Volume 2--Contamination of Hydrologic Systems and Related Ecosystems: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4018B, pp. 147-160.

 36.  Wiener, J.G. and Krabbenhoft, D.P, Methylmercury in aquatic food webs: Consequences and management challenges, 1999, U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, March 8-12, 1999--Volume 2--Contamination of Hydrologic Systems and Related Ecosystems: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4018B, pp. 161-170.  

37.   Marvin-DiPasquale, M., J. Agee, C. McGowan, R.S. Oremland, M. Thomas, D.P. Krabbenhoft and C. C. Gilmour, 2000, Methyl-Mercury Degradation Pathways – A Comparison Among Three Mercury Impacted Ecosystems, Environmental Science and Technology, 34, pp. 4908-4916. 

 38.  Krabbenhoft, D.P., Hurley, J.P., Aiken, G., Gilmour, C., Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Orem, W.H., and Harris, R., 2000, Mercury Cycling in the Florida Everglades: A Mechanistic Field Study, Verhandlungen Internat. Verein Limnologie, 27,  pp. 1657-1660.

 39.   Zelewski, L.M., D. P. Krabbenhoft, and D.E. Armstrong, 2001, Trace Metal Concentrations in Shallow Ground Water, Ground Water, 39, pp. 485-491. 

40.  Brumbaugh, W.G., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Helsel, D.R., Wiener, J.G., and Echols, K., 2001, A National Pilot Study of Mercury Contamination of Aquatic Ecosystems along Multiple Gradients: Bioaccumulation in Fish, U.S. Geological Survey Water-Biological Science Report BSR-2001-009.  

41.  Walker, J.F.,, Hunt, R.J., Bullen, T.D., Krabbenhoft, D.P., and Kendall, C., 2001, Variability of Isotope and Major Ion Chemistry in the Allequash Basin, Wisconsin, Ground Water, Vol. 41, No. 7, pp. 883–894.

 42.  Krabbenhoft, D.P., Olson, M.L., Dewild, J.F., Clow, D.W., Striegl, R.S., Dornblaser, M.M., and Peter VanMetre, P, 2002, Mercury Loading And Methylmercury Production And Cycling In High-Altitude Lakes From The Western United States, Water, Air and Soil Pollution: Focus, volume 2 (2), pp. 233-249.

 43.  Clow, D. W., R. Striegl, L. Nanus, M. A. Mast, D. H. Campbell, and D. P. Krabbenhoft, Chemistry of selected high-elevation lakes in seven national parks in the western United States, Water, Air and Soil Pollution: Focus, volume 2  pp. 139– 164, 2002.

 44.  Brigham, M.E., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Olson, M.L., and DeWild, J.F., 2002, Methylmercury in flood-control impoundments and natural waters of northwestern Minnesota, Water, Air and Soil Pollution, v. 138, pp. 61-78.  

45.  Abbott, M.L., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Susong, D.D., and Rood, A.S., 2002, Mercury Deposition in Snow Near an Industrial Emission Source in the Western U.S. and Comparison to ISC3 Model Predictions, Water, Air and Soil Pollution, v. 139, pp 95-114.  

46.  Schuster, P.F., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Naftz, D.L., Cecil, L.D., Olson, M.L., DeWild, J.F., and Green, J.R., 2002, A 270-year ice core record of atmospheric mercury deposition to western North America, Environmental Science and Technology, v. 36, pp 2303-2310.  

47.  Hintelmann, H., Harris, R., Heyes, A., Hurley, J., Kelly, C., Krabbenhoft, D., Lindberg, S., Rudd, J., Scott, K., and St. Louis, V., 2002 Reactivity and mobility of new and old mercury deposition in a boreal forest ecosystem during the first year of the METAALICUS study, Environmental Science and Technology, 36, pp. 5034-5040.  

48.  Gray, J.E., Labson, V.F., Weaver, J.N., and Krabbenhoft, D.P, 2002, Mercury and methylmercury contamination related to artisanal gold mining, Suriname, Geophysical Research Letters, 29 (23), pp. 20-1, 20-5.  

49.  Abbott, M.L., D.D. Krabbenhoft, D. P., Susong, D.P. and Olson, M.L., 2003, Mercury in Soil Near a Long-term Emission Source in Southeastern Idaho, Environmental Geology 43, pp. 352–356.  

50.  Susong, D.D., Abbott, M.L., and Krabbenhoft, D. P., 2003, Mercury accumulation in snow on the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory and surrounding region, southeast Idaho, USA, Environmental Geology 43, pp 43:357–363.  

51.  Gray, J.E., Greaves, I.A., Bustons, D.M., and Krabbenhoft, D.P., 2003, Mercury and methylmercury contents in calcine, water, and sediment collected from the Palawan Quicksilver Mine, Philipines, Environmental Geology, 43, pp. 298–307.  

52.  Babiarz, C.L., Hurley, J.P., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Gilmour, C.G., and Branfiruen, B.A., 2003, Application of ultrafiltration and stable isotopic amendments to field studies of mercury partitioning to filterable carbon in lake water and overland runoff, Science of the Total Environment, 304, pp. 295–303.  

53.  Gray, J.E., Greaves, I.A., Bustos, D.M., and Krabbenhoft, D.P., 2003, Environmental Mercury and Methylmercury Contamination from The Palawan Quicksilver Mine, Philippines, Medical Geology, no. 6, pp 7-11.  

54.  Babiarz, C.L., Hurley, J.P., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Trinko, T.R., Tate, M., Chadwick, S.P., and Armstrong, D.E., 2003, A hypolimnetic mass balance of mercury from a dimictic lake: Results from the METAALICUS project, Journal De Physique. IV : JP 107 (I), pp. 83-86.

 55.  Clow, David W.; Sickman, James O.; Striegl, Robert G.; Krabbenhoft, David P.; Elliott, John G.; Dornblaser, Mark; Roth, David A.; Campbell, Donald H., 2003, Changes in the chemistry of lakes and precipitation in high-elevation national parks in the western United States, 1985-1999.  Water Resour. Res., 39,  pp. 1171, HWC 4 – 1-12.

 56.  Mast, A., Campbell, D.H., Ingersoll, G.P., Foreman, W.T., and Krabbenhoft, D.P., Atmospheric Deposition of Nutrients, Pesticides, and Mercury in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, 2003, , USGS Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4241, 15 p.   

57.  Wiener, J. G., D. P. Krabbenhoft, G. H. Heinz, and A. M. Scheuhammer.  2003.  Ecotoxicology of Mercury, Chapter 16 in D. J. Hoffman, B. A. Rattner, G. A. Burton, Jr., and J. Cairns, Jr. (editors), Handbook of Ecotoxicology, 2nd edition.  CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, pp. 407-461.   

58.   Brigham, M.E., Krabbenhoft, D.P., and Hamilton, P.A., 2003, Mercury in Stream Ecosystems—New Studies Initiated by the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 016-03, 4 p. 

59.  Methylmercury In The Gulf Of Mexico: State Of Knowledge And Research Needs, 2004, Report of the Office of Science, Technology and Policy (OSTP), National Science And Technology Council, Committee On The Environment And Natural Resources Interagency Working Group on Methylmercury, June 2004 [http://www.ostp.gov/html/MethylmercuryGulfMexicoNSTC04.pdf]. 

60.  Mast, M.A., Campbell, D.H., Krabbenhoft, D.P., and Taylor, H.E., 2005, Mercury Transport in a High-Elevation Watershed in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado: Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 164: 21–42.  

61.   Branfireun, B.A., D. P. Krabbenhoft, H. Hintelmann, R. J. Hunt, J. P. Hurley, and J.W.M. Rudd, 2005, The Transport And Speciation Of Atmospheric Mercury In A Boreal Forest Wetland: A Stable Mercury Isotope Approach, Water Resources Research, v. 41, W06016, oi:10.1029/2004WR003219, 2005.

62.  Krabbenhoft, D.P., Branfiruen, B.A., and Heyes, A., 2005, Biogeochemical Cycles Affecting the Speciation, Fate, and Transport of Mercury in the Environment, Ch. 8 in Mercury: Sources, Measurements, Cycles and Effects (Parsons, M., and Percival, J. eds), Mineralogical Society of Canada, 2005, pp 139-156. 

63.  Chalmers, Ann, Nilles, Mark A., Krabbenhoft, David P., and Prestbo, Eric., 2005. Analysis of Mercury Wet-Deposition Data Collected with a Newly designed Sampler, Boston, Massachusetts Metropolitan Area, 2002-04. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 05-1368. 

64.  Ericksen, J.A., Gustin, M.S., Lindberg, S.E., Olund, S.D., and Krabbenhoft, D.P., 2005, Assessing the Potential for Re-emission of Mercury Deposited in Precipitation from Arid Soils Using a Stable Isotope, Environmental Science and Technology, 39, 8001-8007.  

65.  Barringer, J.L., Szabo, Z., Kauffman, L.J., Barringer, T.H., Stackelberg, P.E., Ivahnenko, T., Rajagopalan, S., and Krabbenhoft, D.P., 2005, Mercury concentrations in water from an unconfined aquifer system, New Jersey coastal plain, Science of the Total Environment 346 (1-3), pp. 169-183. 

66.  B.D. Hall, M.L. Olson, A.P. Rutter, R.R. Frontiera, D.P. Krabbenhoft, D.S. Gross, Melanie Yuen, T.M. Rudolph, and J.J. Schauer, 2006, Atmospheric mercury speciation in Yellowstone National Park, Science of the Total Environment, 367,  pp. 354-366.                                                                     

67.   King, S.A., Behnke,S., Slack, K., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Nordstrom, D.K., Burr, M.D., and Striegl, R.G., 2006, Applied Geochemistry, v. 21, no. 11, pp. 1868-1879. 

68.   George Southworth, Steven Lindberg, Holger Hintelmann, Marc Amyot, Alexandre Poulain, Maryanna Bogle, Mark Peterson, John Rudd, Reed Harris, Kenneth Sandilands, David Krabbenhoft, and Mark Olson, 2007, Evasion of Added Isotopic Mercury from a North Temperate Lake, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 53–60, 2007.

69.  Graydon, J. A., St. Louis, V., Lindberg, S., Hintelmann, H., and Krabbenhoft, D.P., 2007, Investigation of Mercury Exchange between Forest Canopy Vegetation and the Atmosphere Using a New Dynamic Chamber, Environ. Sci. Technol. 2006, 40, 4680-4688.

70.  Southworth, G., Lindberg, S.L., Hintelmann, H., Amyot, M., Poulain, A., Bogle, M., Peterson, M., Rudd, Reed Harris, Kenneth Sandilands, David Krabbenhoft, and Mark Olson, 2007, Evasion of Added Isotopic Mercury from a North Temperate Lake, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 53–60, 2007. 

71.  King, S.A., Behnke,S., Slack, K., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Nordstrom, D.K., Burr, M.D., and Striegl, R.G., 2006, Applied Geochemistry, v. 21, no. 11, pp. 1868-1879. 

72.  Engle, M.A., Tate, M.T., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Kolker, A., Olson, M.L., Edgerton, E.S., DeWild, J.F., and McPherson, A.K., 2008, Characterization and cycling of atmospheric mercury along the central U.S. Gulf of Mexico Coast, Applied Geochemistry 23 (2008), pp. 419–437..

73.  Manolopoulos, H., Snyder, D. C., Schauer, J. J., Hill, J. S., Turner, J. R., Olson, M. L., and Krabbenhoft, D. P., 2007a, Sources of Speciated Atmospheric Mercury at a Residential Neighborhood Impacted by Industrial Sources, Environmental Science and Technology, 41, pp. 5626-5633.  

74.  Manolopoulos, H., Snyder, D. C., Schauer, J. J., Hill, J. S., Turner, J. R., Olson, M. L.,  and Krabbenhoft, D.P., 2007b, Local and Regional Facotrs affecting Atmospheric Mercury Speciation at a Remote Location, Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science, 6, pp. 491-501. 

75.  Hurley, J., Krabbenhoft, D., Wiener, J., and Babiarz, C., 2007, The Madison Declaration on Mercury Pollution, Ambio, A Journal of the Human Environment, vol. XXXVI, no. 1, February, 2007, pp. 62-65. 

76.  Krabbenhoft, D.P., Engstrom, D., Gilmour, C., Harris, R., Hurley, J.P., and Mason, R.P., 2007,  Monitoring and Evaluating Trends in Sediment and Water Indicators, Chapter 3 in Harris, R., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Mason, R.P., Murray, M.W., Reash, R.J. and Saltman, T. (editors), Ecosystem Responses to Mercury Contamination: Indicators of Change, 2007, Taylor and Francis, Boca Raton, Florida, pp. 47-82. 

77.  Harris, R., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Mason, R.P., Murray, M.W., Reash, R.J. and Saltman, T. (editors), Ecosystem Responses to Mercury Contamination: Indicators of Change, 2007a, Taylor and Francis, Boca Raton, Florida, 216 pp. 

78.  Harris, R., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Mason, R.P., Murray, M.W., Reash, R.J. and Saltman, T., 2007b, Introduction and Conceptual Framework, Chapter 1 in Harris, R., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Mason, R.P., Murray, M.W., Reash, R.J. and Saltman, T. (editors), Ecosystem Responses to Mercury Contamination: Indicators of Change, 2007, Taylor and Francis, Boca Raton, Florida, pp. 1-10. 

79.  Harris, R.C., Rudd, JWM., Amyot, M. Babiarz, C.L., Beaty, K.G., Blanchfield, P.J., Bodaly, R.A., Branfireun, B.A. Gilmour, C.C., Graydon, J.A., Heyes, A., Hintelmann, H., Hurley, J.P., Kelly, C.A., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Lindberg, S.E., Mason, R.P., Paterson, M.J., Podemski, C.J., Robinson, A., Sandilands, K.A., Southworth, G.R., St. Louis, V.L., and Tate, M.T., 2007c,Whole-ecosystem study shows rapid fish-mercury response to changes in mercury deposition, Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) PNAS 2007 104: 16586-16591. 

80.  King, S.A., Behnke, S, Slack, K., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Nordstrom, D.K., Burr, M.D., and Striegl, R.S., 2006, Mercury in water and biomass of microbial communities in hot springs of Yellowstone National Park, USA, Applied Geochemistry, 21(11), pp. 1868-1879.80.

81.  Walvoord, M.A., Andraski, B. J., Krabbenhoft, D.P., and Striegl, R.G., 2008, Transport of elemental mercury in the unsaturated zone from a waste disposal site in an arid region, Applied Geochemistry, 23, pp. 572–583. 

82.  Nelson, S.J., Johnson, KB., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Weathers, K.C., Loftin, C.S., Fernandez. I.J., and Kahl, J.S., 2008,  A comparison of winter mercury accumulation at forested and no-canopy sites measured with different snow sampling techniques, Applied Geochemistry 23 (2008), pp. 384–398. 

83.  Gandhi, N., Bhavsar, S.P., Diamond, M.L., Kuwabara, J.S., Marvin-Dipasquale, M., and Krabbenhoft, D.P., 2007, Development Of A Mercury Speciation, Fate, And Biotic Uptake (Biotranspec) Model: Application To Lahontan Reservoir (Nevada, USA), Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 26, No. 11, pp. 2260–2273.

 84.  Sando, S.K., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Johnson, K.M., Lundgren, R.F., and Emerson, D.G., 2007, Mercury and Methylmercury in Water and Bottom Sediments of Wetlands at Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge, North Dakota, 2003-04, USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5219. 

85.  Kolker, A., Engle, M.A., Krabbenhoft, D.P., and Olson, M.L., 2007, Investigating Atmospheric Mercury with the U.S. Geological Survey Mobile Mercury Laboratory, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2007-3071. 

86.  Thomas, J.C., Lutz, M.A., Bruce, J.L., Graczyk, D.J., Richards, K.D., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Westenbroek, S.M., Scudder, B.C., Sullivan, D.J., and Bell, A.H., 2007, Water-Quality Characteristics for Selected Sites within the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Planning Area, Wisconsin, February 2004­Septemmber 2005, USGS SIR 2007-5084. 

87.  Krabbenhoft, D.P., Aiken, G.R., and Anderson, M.P., 2007, An assessment of the potential effects of aquifer storage and recovery on mercury cycling in south Florida, USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5240. 

88.  Hall, B.D., Aiken, G.R., Krabbenhoft,D.P., Marvin-DiPasquale, M., and , Swarzenski, C. M., 2008, Wetlands as Principal Zones of Methylmercury Production in Southern Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico Region, Environmental Pollution, v. 154, pp 124-134. 

89.  Shanley, J.B.,  Mast, M.A., Campbell, D.H., Aiken, G.R., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Hunt, R.J., Walker J.F., Schuster, P.F., Chalmers, A.,  Aulenbach, B.T., Peters, N.E., Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Clow, D.W.,  Shafer, M.M., 2008, Comparison of total mercury and methylmercury cycling at five sites using the small watershed approach, Environmental Pollution, Environmental Pollution 154 (1), pp. 143-154. 

90.  Kolker, A., Engle, M.A., Orem, W.H., Bunnell, J.E., Lerch, H.E., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Olson, M.L.,  and McCord, J.D. 2008, Mercury, Trace Elements and Organic Constituents in Atmospheric Fine Particulate Matter, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, USA: A Combined Approach to Sampling and Analysis, Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research v. 32, n. 3, pp. 2 7 9 - 2 9 3. 

91.  Schuster, P.F., Shanley, J.B., Marvin-Dipasquale, M., Reddy. M., Aiken, Krabbenhoft, D.P., and DeWild, J.F., 2008, Mercury and Organic Carbon Dynamics During Runoff Episodes from a Northeastern USAWatershed, Water Air Soil Pollut.,187:89–108 DOI 10.1007/s11270-007-9500-3 

92.  David Naftz, Christopher Fuller, Jay Cederberg, David Krabbenhoft,, John Whitehead, and Jodi Garberg. Mercury inputs to Great Salt Lake, Utah: Reconnaissance-phase results, 2008, In: Oren, A., Naftz, D.L., and Wurtsbaugh, W.A. (eds.). Saline Lakes Around the World: Unique Systems with Unique Values. Natural Resources and Environmental Issues, volume ***, Quinney Library, College of Natural Resources, Utah State University. 

93.  Marvin-DiPasquale, M.C., Lutz, M.A., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Aiken, G.R., Orem, W.R., Hall, B.D., DeWild, J.F., and Brigham, M.E., 2008, Total mercury, methylmercury, methylmercury production potential, and ancillary streambed-sediment and pore-water data for selected streams in Oregon, Wisconsin, and Florida, 2003-04: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 375, 24 p. 

94.  Stewart, A.R.; Saiki, M.K.; Kuwabara, J.S.; Alpers, C.N.; Marvin-DiPasquale, M., and Krabbenhoft, D.P., 2008, Influence of plankton mercury dynamics and trophic pathways on mercury concentrations of top predator fish of a mining-impacted reservoir Source. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 65 (11), pp. 2351-2366. 

95.  Nelson, S.J., Johnson, KB., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Weathers, K.C., Loftin, C.S., Fernandez. I.J., and Kahl, J.S., 2008, A comparison of winter mercury accumulation at forested and no-canopy sites measured with different snow sampling techniques, Applied Geochemistry, 23, pp. 384-398. 

96.  Brigham, M.E., Wentz, D.A., Aiken, G.R., and Krabbenhoft, D.P., 2009, Mercury cycling in stream ecosystems: 1. Water column chemistry and transport, Environ. Sci. Technol. 2009, 43, 2720–2725  

97.  Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Lutz, M.A., Brigham, M.E., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Aiken, G.R., Orem, W.H., Hall, B.D., 2009, Mercury Cycling in Stream Ecosystems: 2. Benthic Methylmercury Production and Bed Sediment Pore Water Partitioning,   Environ. Sci. Technol. 2009, 43, 2726–2732 

98.  M. Fienen, R. Hunt, D. Krabbenhoft, and T. Clemo, 2009, Obtaining Parsimonious Hydraulic Conductivity Fields Using Head and Transport Observations: A Bayesian Geostatistical Parameter Estimation, WRR (in press). 

99.  Sunderland, E.M., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Moreau, J.W., Strode, S.A., and Landing, W.M., 2009, Mercury Sources, Distribution and Bioavailability in the North Pacific Ocean: Insights from Data and Models, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 23, GB2010, doi:10.1029/2008GB003425. 

100.Graydon, J. A., St. Louis, V., Lindberg, S., Hintelmann, H., and Krabbenhoft, D.P, 2009, Uptake and retention of atmospheric Hg(II) by boreal forest plants, Environmental Science & Technology (in press) 

101. Boyd, E.S., King, S.A., Tomberlin, J.K., Nordstrom, D.K., Krabbenhoft. D.P., Barkay, T., and Geesey, G.G., 2009, Methylmercury enters an aquatic food web through acidophilic microbial mats in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Environmental Microbiology (in press). 

102. Windham-Myers, L., M. Marvin-Dipasquale, D. P. Krabbenhoft, J. L. Agee, M. H. Cox, P. Heredia-Middleton, C. Coates, and E. Kakouros (2009), Experimental removal of wetland emergent vegetation leads to decreased methylmercury production in surface sediment, J. Geophys. Res., 114, G00C05, doi:10.1029/2008JG000815. 

103. Sunderalnd, E.M., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Moreau., J., Strode, S., and Landing, W., 2009, Mercury sources, distribution, and bioavailability in the North Pacific Ocean: Insights from data and models, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, VOL. 23, GB2010, doi:10.1029/2008GB003425. 

104.  Scudder, B.C., Chasar, L.C., Wentz, D.A., Bauch, N.J., Brigham, M.E., Moran, P.W., and Krabbenhoft, D.P., 2009, Mercury in fish, bed sediment, and water from streams across the United States, 1998–2005: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009–5109, 74 p.




                           

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