Climatic changes in the northeastern US are expected to cause coniferous stands to transition to deciduous stands over the next hundred years. Mercury (Hg) sequestration in forest soils may change as a result. In order to understand potential effects of such a transition, we studied aboveground vegetation and soils at paired coniferous and deciduous stands on eight mountains in Vermont and New Hampshire, USA.
Richardson, J. B. and Friedland, A. J., "Mercury in Coniferous and Deciduous Upland Forests in Northern New England, USA: Implications of Climate Change" (2015). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles. 552.