Bacterial Demethylation of Methylmercury in the South Florida Ecosystem
Project Investigators: Ronald S. Oremland, Mark Marvin-DiPasquale
Project Start Date: 1995 End Date: 1999
The objective of this research is to provide ecosystem managers with CH3Hg+3Hg+ degradation rate data from a number of study sites that represent a diversity of hydrologic and nutrient regimes common to the Everglades. Further, our focus is on better understanding the microbial and geochemical controls regulating CH degradation. At present, little is known regarding the specific factors influencing this process in natural systems.