2010 Research Grant Recipient
What is the level of methyl mercury in plants that form the diet of the Porcupine caribou?
The project will aid in understanding the role that mercury may be playing with Porcupine caribou by looking at methyl mercury levels in the forage in their diet. The results will be stored in the Yukon Contaminants Database maintained by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada in Whitehorse. The results can be compared to past and future methyl mercury levels to help develop a model for predicting correlations between atmospheric mercury and methyl mercury in Porcupine caribou.