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Publications:

Selected Papers

Tsui MTK, Blum JD, Finlay JC, Balogh SJ, Nollet YH, Palen WP, Power ME. (In preparation) Tracing terrestrial methylmercury in stream consumers using stable mercury isotopes. Ecological Applications

Sebestyen SD, Tsui MTK, Finlay JC, Nater EA. (In preparation) Variation in the stoichiometric relationship between dissolved mercury and organic matter with streamflow. Journal of Environmental Quality

Tsui MTK, Blum JD, Finlay JC, Balogh SJ, Kwon SY, Nollet YH. (2013) Photodegradation of methylmercury in stream ecosystems. Limnology and Oceanography 58: 11-23.

Tsui MTK, Blum JD, Kwon SY, Finlay JC, Balogh SJ, Nollet YH. (2012) Sources and transfers of methylmercury in adjacent river and forest food webs. Environmental Science and Technology 46: 10957-10964.

He X, Nie X, Wang Z, Cheng Z, Li K, Li G, Wong MH, Liang X, Tsui MTK. (2011) Assessment of typical pollutants in waterborne by combining active biomonitoring and integrated biomarkers response. Chemosphere 84:1422-1431.

Liu BY, Nie XP, Liu WQ, Snoeijs P, Guan C, Tsui MTK. (2011) Toxic effects of erythromycin, ciprofloxacin and sulfamethoxazole on photosynthetic apparatus in Selenastrum capricornutum. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 74: 1027-1035.

Tsui MTK, Finlay JC. (2011) Influence of dissolved organic carbon on methylmercury bioavailability across Minnesota stream ecosystems. Environmental Science and Technology 45: 5981-5987.

Tsui MTK, Finlay JC, Balogh SJ, Nollet YH. (2010) In situ methylmercury production within a stream channel in northern California. Environmental Science and Technology 44: 6998-7004. *** highlighted in Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN) Environmental SCENE "Fishing for methylmercury in streams" on August 26, 2010 (http://pubs.acs.org/cen/news/88/i35/8835news10.html)

Tsui MTK, Finlay JC, Nater EA. (2009) Mercury bioaccumulation in a stream network. Environmental Science and Technology 43: 7016-7022.

Tsui MTK, Chu LM. (2008) Environmental fate and non-target impact of glyphosate-based herbicides (Roundup) in a subtropical wetland. Chemosphere 71: 439-446.

Chung MK, Tsui MTK, Cheung KC, Tam NFY, Wong MH. (2007) Removal of aqueous phenanthrene by brown seaweed Sargassum hemiphyllum: Sorption-kinetic and equilibrium studies. Separation and Purification Technology 65: 355-362.

Tsui MTK, Wang WX. (2007) Biokinetics and tolerance development of toxic metals in Daphnia magna. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 26: 1023-1032. (review)

Tsui MTK, Cheung KC, Tam NFY, Wong MH. (2006) A comparative study on metal sorption by brown seaweed. Chemosphere 65: 51-57.

Tsui MTK, Wang WX. (2004) Uptake and elimination routes of inorganic mercury and methylmercury in Daphnia magna. Environmental Science and Technology 38: 808-816.

Tsui MTK, Chu LM. (2003) Aquatic toxicity of glyphosate-based formulations: Comparison between different organisms and the effects of environmental factors. Chemosphere 52: 1189-1197.


Recent Presentations: (presenter highlighted)

Adams EM, Tsui MTK, Jackson A, Evers DC, Blum JD, Balogh SJ. (2013) Using mercury isotopic composition to elucidate sources of mercury exposure to songbirds in a forested watershed in Acadia National Park. 2013 Northeastern Ecosystem Research Cooperative Conference. Saratoga Springs, NY. (poster)

Tsui MTK, Blum JD, Finlay JC, Balogh SJ, Nolley YH, Palen WJ, Power ME. (2013) Tracing sources of methylmercury in aquatic predators in a stream network using stable mercury isotopes. International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant. Edinburgh, Scotland, England. (poster)

Tsui MTK, Blum JD, Kwon SY, Finlay JC, Eggert SL, Balogh SJ, Nollet YH, Adams EM, Evers DC. (2013) Isotopic composition of mercury in terrestrial food webs: how is methylmercury formed and degraded in forests? International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant. Edinburgh, Scotland, England. (poster-student presentation award)

Kritee K, Motta LC, Tsui MTK, Barkay T, Blum JD, Reinfelder JR. (2013) Mass independent stable isotope fractionation of mercury during intra and extra-cellular algal transformations of inorganic and organic mercury. International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant. Edinburgh, Scotland, England. (talk)

Janssen S, Tsui MTK, Barkay T, Blum JD, Reinfelder JR. (2013) Mercury stable isotopic composition of inorganic mercury and monomethylmercury in sediments from a contaminated estuary. International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant. Edinburgh, Scotland, England. (talk)

Motta LC, Kritee K, Tsui MTK, Barkay T, Blum JD, Reinfelder JR. (2013) Effects of pH, dissolved oxygen, and wavelength of light on mercury stable isotope fractionation during photochemical reduction of organically complexed Hg(II). International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant. Edinburgh, Scotland, England. (talk)

Tsui MTK. (2012) Novel understanding of mercury cycling and bioaccumulation in natural ecosystems. Departmental Seminar, Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Greensboro, North Carolina. (talk)

Tsui MTK. (2012) Application of stable mercury isotopes in resolving biogeochemical and ecological complexities of natural ecosystems. Smith Lecture Series, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, Michigan. (talk)

Tsui MTK, Finlay JC, Blum JD. (2011) New insight on mercury cycling in stream ecosystems from studies in a northern California stream network. Tenth International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. (talk)