Data from: Dissolved organic carbon modulates mercury concentrations in insect subsidies from streams to terrestrial consumers

Ramsa Chaves-Ulloa, Brad W. Taylor, Hannah J. Broadley, Kathryn L. Cottingham, Nicholas A. Baer, Kathleen C. Weathers, Holly A. Ewing & Celia Y. Chen
Mercury (Hg) concentrations in aquatic environments have increased globally, exposing consumers of aquatic organisms to high Hg levels. For both aquatic and terrestrial consumers, exposure to Hg depends on their food sources as well as environmental factors influencing Hg bioavailability. The majority of the research on the transfer of methylmercury (MeHg), a toxic and bioaccumulating form of Hg, between aquatic and terrestrial food webs has focused on terrestrial piscivores. However, a gap exists in our...

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