Martin Jiskra,Jeroen E. Sonke, Daniel Obrist, Johannes Bieser, Ralf Ebinghaus, Cathrine Myhre, Katrine Aspmo Pfaffhuber, Ingvar Wängberg, Katriina Kyllönen, Douglas Worthy, Lynwill Martin, Casper Labuschagne, Thumeka Mkololo, Michel Ramonet, Olivier Magand, and Aurelien Dommergue. (2018) A vegetation control on seasonal variations in global atmospheric mercury. Nature Geoscience. DOI: 10.1038/s41561-018-0078-8

D.Cossa, L.E.Heimbürger,J.E.Sonke, H.Planquette, P.Lherminier, M.I.García-Ibáñezf, .F.Pérez, G.Sarthou (2018), Sources, cycling and transfer of mercury in the Labrador Sea (Geotraces-Geovide cruise). Marine Chemistry. doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2017.11.006

Briant, N., Savoye, N., Chouvelon, T., David, V., Rodriguez, S., Charlier, K.,Sonke, J. E., Chiffoleau, J. F., Brach-Papa, C. and Knoery, J.: (2018) Carbon and nitrogen elemental and isotopic ratios of filter-feeding bivalves along the French coasts: An assessment of specific, geographic, seasonal and multi-decadal variations, Sci. Total Environ., 613, 196–207, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.08.281

Zheng, L., Sun, R., Hintelmann, H., Zhu, J., Wang, R. and Sonke, J. E.: Mercury stable isotope compositions in magmatic-affected coal deposits: New insights to mercury sources, migration and enrichment, (2018) Chem. Geol., 479, 86–101, doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2017.12.032

Jérémy Masbou, Jeroen E. Sonke, David Amouroux, Paul R. Becker, David Point (2018) Hg stable isotope variations in marine top predators of the Western Arctic Ocean. Earth and Space Chemistry. doi: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.8b00017


Obrist, D., Agnan, Y., Jiskra, M., Olson, C. L., Colegrove, D. P., Hueber, J., Moore, C. W.,Sonke, J. E.and Helmig, D.: Tundra uptake of atmospheric elemental mercury drives Arctic mercury pollution, Nature, 547(7662), 2017, doi:10.1038/nature22997

Enrico, M., Le Roux, G., Heimburger, L.-E., Van Beek, P., Souhaut, M., Chmeleff, J. andSonke, J. E.: Holocene Atmospheric Mercury Levels Reconstructed from Peat Bog Mercury Stable Isotopes, Environmental Science & Technology, 51(11), 5899–5906, doi:10.1021/acs.est6b05804, 2017.

Marusczak, N.,Sonke, J. E., Fu, X. and Jiskra, M.: Tropospheric GOM at the Pic du Midi Observatory-Correcting Bias in Denuder Based Observations, Environmental Science & Technology, 51(2), 863–869, doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b04999, 2017.

Xu, H.,Sonke, J. E.,Guinot, B., Fu, X., Sun, R., Lanzanova, A., Candaudap, F., Shen, Z. and Cao, J.: Seasonal and Annual Variations in Atmospheric Hg and Pb Isotopes in Xi’an, China, Environmental Science & Technology, 51(7), 3759–3766, doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b06145, 2017.

Li, C.X., Le Roux, G.,Sonke, J.E., van Beek, P., Souhaut, M., Van der Putten, N., De Vleeschouwer, F. (2017) Recent Pb-210, Cs-137 and Am-241 accumulation in an ombrotrophic peatland from Amsterdam Island (Southern Indian Ocean) JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RADIOACTIVITY, DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2017.05.004

Sophia V.  Hansson,Jeroen E. Sonke, Didier Galop, Gilles Bareille, Séverine Jean & Gaël Le Roux (2017) Transfer of marine mercury to mountain lakes. Scientific Reports, DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-13001-2

Briant Nicolas, Chouvelon Tiphaine, Martinez Laura, Brach-Papa Christophe, Chiffoleau Jean-Francois, Savoye N.,Sonke J.E.., Knoery Joel (2017). Spatial and temporal distribution of mercury and methylmercury in bivalves from the French coastline. Marine Pollution Bulletin. doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.10.018

Ping Li, Buyun Du, Laurence Maurice, Laure Laffont, Christelle Lagane, David Point, Jeroen E. Sonke, Runsheng Yin, Che-Jen Lin, and Xinbin Feng. (2017) Mercury Isotope Signatures of Methylmercury in Rice Samples from the Wanshan Mercury Mining Area, China: Environmental Implications Environ. Sci. Technol., DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b03510

Ganachaud, A., Cravatte, S., Sprintall, J., Germineaud, C., Alberty, M., Jeandel, C., Eldin, G., Metzl, N., Bonnet, S., Benavides, M., Heimburger, L.-E., Lefevre, J., Michael, S., Resing, J., Queroue, F., Sarthou, G., Rodier, M., Berthelot, H., Baurand, F., Grelet, J., Hasegawa, T., Kessler, W., Kilepak, M., Lacan, F., Privat, E., Send, U., Van Beek, P., Souhaut, M. and Sonke, J. E.: The Solomon Sea: its circulation, chemistry, geochemistry and biology explored during two oceanographic cruises, Elem.-Sci. Anthr., 5, 33, doi:10.1525/elementa.221, 2017.



Yu, B., Fu, X., Yin, R., Zhang, H., Wang, X., Lin, C.-J., Wu, C., Zhang, Y., He, N., Fu, P., Wang, Z., Shang, L., Sommar, J.,Sonke, J. E., Maurice, L., Guinot, B. and Feng, X.: Isotopic Composition of Atmospheric Mercury in China: New Evidence for Sources and Transformation Processes in Air and in Vegetation, Environmental Science & Technology, 50(17), 9262–9269, doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b01782, 2016.

Sun, R., Streets, D.G., Horowitz, H.M., Amos, H.M., Liu, G., Perrot, V., Toutain, J-P., Hintelmann, H., Sunderland, E.M., Sonke, J.E. (2016) Historical (1850-2010) mercury stable isotope emissions from anthropogenic sources to the atmosphere.Elementa. DOI 10.12952/journal.elementa.000091

Fu, X., Marusczak, N., Sauvage, B., Gheusi, F., Prestbo, E.,Sonke, J.E.(2016) Atmospheric mercury speciation dynamics at the high-altitude Pic du Midi Observatory, southern France.Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. doi:10.5194/acp-2015-842

Soerensen, A.L., Jacob, D.J., Schartup, A.,  Fisher, J.A., Lehnherr, I., St. Louis, V.L., Heimbürgerg, L.E.,Sonke, J.E., Krabbenhoft, D.P., Sunderland, E.M. (2016) A Mass Budget for Mercury and Methylmercury in the Arctic Ocean.Global Biogeochemical Cycles. DOI: 10.1002/2015GB005280

Enrico, M., Le Roux, G., Marusczak, N., Heimburger, L-E., Claustres, A., Fu, X., Sun, R.,Sonke, J.E.(2016) Atmospheric mercury transfer to peat bogs dominated by gaseous elemental mercury dry deposition.Environmental Science & Technology,  DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b06058

Fu, X., Marusczak, N., Wang, X., Gheusi, F.,Sonke, J.E.(2016) The isotopic composition of gaseous elemental mercury in the free troposphere of the Pic du Midi Observatory, France.Environmental Science & Technology, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b00033


Masbou, J., Point, P., Guillou, G.,Sonke, J. E. Lebreton, B., Richard, P. (2015) Carbon stable isotope analysis of methylmercury toxin in biological materials by gas chromatography isotope ratio mass spectrometry.Analytical Chemistry. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b02918

Heimbürger, L.E.,Sonke, J.E., Cossa, D., Point, D., Lagane, C., Laffont, L., Galfond, D., Nicolaus, M., Rabe, B., Rutgers van der Loeff, M., (2015) Shallow methylmercury production in the marginal sea ice zone of the central Arctic Ocean.Scientific Reports, doi:10.1038/srep10318.

Amos, H.,Sonke. J.E.,Obrist, D., Robins, N., Hagan, N., Horowitz, H.M., Mason, R.P., Witt, M., Hedgecock, I., Corbitt, E.S., Sunderland, E.M., (2015) Observational and modeling constraints on global anthropogenic enrichment of mercury.Environmental Science & Technology, DOI: 10.1021/es5058665.

Laffont, L., Hezard, T., Gros, P., Heimbürger, L.E., Sonke, J.E., Behra, P., Evrard, D. (2015) Mercury(II) trace detection by a gold nanoparticle-modified glassy carbon electrode using square-wave anodic stripping voltammetry including a chloride desorption step.Talanta, v141, p26

Masbou, J., Point, P.,Sonke, J. E.& Becker, P. R. (2015) Mercury stable isotope fractionation time trends in cryogenically archived ringed seal livers from the Alaskan Arctic.Environmental Science & Technology, DOI: 10.1021/es5048446.

Huber, J., Heimbürger, L.E., Sonke, J.E., Ziller, S., Lindén, M., Leopold, K. (2015) Nanogold-Decorated Silica Monoliths as Highly Efficient Solid-Phase Adsorbent for Ultratrace Mercury Analysis in Natural Waters.Analytical Chemistry. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b03303

Sun, R., Sonke, J.E., Liu, G. (2015) Biogeochemical controls on mercury stable isotope compositions of world coal deposits: A review.Earth Science Reviews. doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2015.11.005

Perrot V., Masbou J., Pastukhov M.V., Epov V.N., Point D., Bérail S., Becker P.R., Sonke J.E., Amouroux D., (2015) Natural Hg isotopic composition of different Hg compounds in mammal tissues as a proxy for in vivo breakdown of toxic methylmercury.Metallomics. DOI: 10.1039/C5MT00286A


Jaffe et al. (2014) Progress on atmospheric mercury hampered by uncertain measurements. Environmental Science & Technology, DOI: 10.1021/es5026432

Fu, X., Heimburger L-E., Sonke, J.E. (2014) Collection of atmospheric gaseous mercury for stable isotope mercury isotopic analysis using iodine- and chlorine-impregnated activated carbon traps. J. Anal. At. Spectrom., DOI: 10.1039/C3JA50356A.

Bagnato, E., Tamburello, G., Avard, G., Martinez-Cruz, M., Enrico, M., Fu, X., Sprovieri, M. Sonke, J.E. (2014) Mercury fluxes from volcanic and geothermal sources: an update of the global atmospheric flux inventory from literature review and new data. Geological Society of London. in press.

Sun, R., Sonke, J.E., Heimburger, L.E., Belkin, H.E., Liu, G., Shome, D., Cukrowska, E., Liousse, C., Pokrovsky, O.S., Streets, D.G. (2014) Mercury Stable Isotope Signatures of World Coal Deposits and Historical Coal Combustion Emissions. Environmental Science & Technology, DOI: 10.1021/es501208a


Masbou, J., Point, J., Sonke, J.E. (2013) Application of a selective extraction method for methylmercury compound specific stable isotope analysis (MeHg-CSIA) in biological materials.J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2013,28, 1620-1628

Sun, R., Enrico, M., Heimbürger, L.E., Scott, C., Sonke, J.E. (2013) A double-stage tube furnace – acid trapping protocol for the pre-concentration of mercury from solid samples for isotopic analysis. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, v405, p6771

Shevchenko, V.P., Pokrovsky, O.S. , Starodymovaa, D.P., Vasyukova, E.V., Lisitzin, A.P., Drovnina, S.I., Zamber, N.S., Makhnovich, N.M., Savvichev, A.S.,Sonke, J.E.(2013) Geochemistry of Terricolous Lichens in the White Sea Catchment Area. Doklady Earth Sciences, v450, p514-520.

Sonke, J.E.,Heimburger, L.E., Dommergue, A. (2013) Mercury biogeochemistry: paradigm shifts, outstanding issues and research needs. Compte Rendus Geoscience, v345, p213-224

Laffont, L., Maurice, L., Amouroux, D., Navarro, P., Monperrus, M.,Sonke, J.E., Behra, P. (2013) Mercury speciation analysis in human hair by double species-specific isotope dilution using GC-ICP-MS. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, v405, p3001–3010

Sonke, J.E. and Blum, J.D. (2013) Advances in mercury stable isotope biogeochemistry. Chemical Geology, v336, p1-4

Sun, R., Heimbürger, L.E., Sonke, J.E., Liu, G., Amouroux, D., Berail, S. (2013) Mercury stable isotope fractionation in six utility boilers of two large coal-fired power plants. Chemical Geology, v336, p103-111


Sonke, J.E. and Heimbürger L-E. (2012) News and Views: Mercury in Flux. Nature Geoscience. V.5, p.447-448

Allan, M., Le Roux, G., Sonke, J.E., Piotrowska, N., Streel, M., Fagel, N. (2012) Intra-site variability in reconstructing historical atmospheric mercury deposition in Western Europe: The Misten peat bog (Hautes Fagnes - Belgium). Science of the Total Environment, v442, p. 290-301


Goix, S., Point, D., Oliva, P., Polve, M., Duprey, J-L., Mazurek, H., Guislain, L., Huayta, C., Barbieri, F.L., Gardon, J. (2012) Influence of source distribution and geochemical composition of aerosols on children exposure in the large polymetallic mining region of the Bolivian Altiplano. Science of the Total Environment, v412, p170-18.

Laffont, L., Sonke, J.E., Maurice, L., Monroy, S.L., Chincheros, J., Amouroux, D., Behra, P. (2011) Hg speciation and stable isotope signatures in human hair as a tracer for dietary and occupational exposure to mercury. Environmental Science and Technology, v45, p9910-9916.

Sonke, J.E, (2011). A global Hg isotope box-model for mass-independent Hg isotope fractionation. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v.75, p.4577-4590.

Tipping, E., Lofts, S., Sonke, J.E. (2011) Humic Ion-Binding Model VII:  a revised parameterisation of cation-binding by humic substances. Environmental Chemistry, v.8, p225-235.

Point, D., Sonke, J.E, Day, R.D., Rosenau, D.G., Hobson, K.A., Vanderpol, S.S., Moors, A.J., Pugh, R.S., Donard, O. F. X., and Becker, P. B., (2011). Methylmercury photodegradation influenced by sea ice cover in Arctic marine ecosystems. Nature Geoscience, v.4, p188-194.


Sonke, J.E., Schäfer, J, Chmeleff, J, Audry, S., Blanc, G., Dupre, B. (2010). Sedimentary Hg stable isotope records of atmospheric and riverine pollution from two major European heavy metal refineries. Chemical Geology, v.279, p90-100.

Perrot, V.,Epov, V.N., Pastukhov, M.V., Grebenshchikov, V.I., Zouiten, C., Sonke, J.E., Donard, O.F.X., Amouroux, D. (2010) Tracing sources and bioaccumulation of Hg in food webs of Lake Baikal – Angara River using Hg isotopic signatures. Environmental Science and Technology, v44, p.8030-8037

Carignan, J., Sonke, J.E. (2010) The Effect of Atmospheric Mercury Depletion Events on the net Deposition Flux Around Hudson Bay, Canada. Atmospheric Environment, v.44, p.4372-4379

Estrade, N., Carignan, J., Sonke, J. E., and Donard, O. F. X., (2010). Measuring Hg isotopes in bio-geo-environmental reference materials. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, v.34, p.79-93.


Dutra Maia P., Maurice L., Tessier E., Cossa D., Amouroux D., Perez M., Moreira Turcq P., and Rhéault I. (2009). Mercury distribution and exchanges between the Amazon River and floodplain lakes (Brazil). Science of the Total Environment. v. 407, p. 6073 – 6084.

Laffont, L., Sonke, J.E., Maurice Bourgoin, L., Hintelmann, H., Pouilly, M., Sanchez-Bacarreza, Y., Perez, T., Behra, Ph. (2009) Effects of fish diet on anomalous mercury isotopic compositions of human hair in the Bolivian Amazon. Environmental Science and Technology, v.43, p.8985.

Carignan, J., Estrade, N., Sonke, J.E., Donard, O.F.X. (2009) Odd isotope deficits in atmospheric mercury measured in lichens. Environmental Science and Technology, V. 43, p.5660-5664

Zambardi, T., Sonke, J.E., Toutain, J-P., Sortino, F. Shinohara, H.(2009) Mercury emissions and stable isotopic compositions at Vulcano Island (Italy). Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol. 277, p.236.

Estrade, N., Carignan, J., Sonke, J.E., Donard, O.F.X. (2009) Stable isotopic fractionation during kinetic and equilibrium evaporation of liquid mercury. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, V.73, p.2693-2711.


Epov, V.N., Rodriguez-Gonzalez, P., Sonke, J.E., Tessier, E., Amouroux, A., Maurice Bourgoin, L., Donard, O.F.X (2008) Simultaneous Determination of Species-Specific Isotopic Composition of Hg by Gas Chromatography Coupled to Multicollector ICPMS. Analytical Chemistry, v.90, p.3530.

Sonke, J.E., Zambardi, T., Toutain, J-P. (2008) Indirect gold trap – MC-ICP-MS coupling for Hg stable isotope analysis using a syringe injection interface. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, v23, p569.

Maurice-Bourgoin L., Quémerais B., Moreira-Turcq P., and Seyler P., 2003. Transport, distribution and speciation of mercury in the Amazon River at the confluence of black and white waters of the Negro and Solimões rivers. Hydrological Processes, 17: 1405-1417.

Aalto R., Maurice-Bourgoin L., Dunne T., Montgomery, D.R., Nittrouer C. and Guyot J.L., 2003. Episodic sediment accumulation on Amazonian floodplains influenced by El Niño/Southern Oscillation. Nature, 425: 493-497.

Sonke, J.E., Burnett, W., Hoogewerff, J.A., van der Laan, S.R., Vangronsveld, J., Corbett, R., (2003) Reconstructing 20th century smelter pollution and sediment focussing in a peat land pool (Kempen, Belgium), via 210Pb dating. Journal of Paleolimnology, Vol 29 (1), p.95-107.

Sonke, J.E., Hoogewerff, J.A., van der Laan, S.R., Vangronsveld, J., (2002) A chemical and mineralogical  reconstruction of emissions from Zn-smelters in the Kempen region, Belgium, based on organic pool sediments. The Science of the Total Environment, Vol 292 (1-2), p.101-119.

Maurice-Bourgoin L., Quiroga I., Chincherros J. and Courau P., 2000. Mercury distribution in waters and fishes of the Upper Madeira rivers and mercury exposure in riparian Amazonian populations. Science of the Total Environment, 260: 73-86.

Maurice-Bourgoin L., Quiroga I., Guyot J.L. and Malm O., 1999a. Mercury pollution in the upper Beni River basin, Bolivia. AMBIO, Vol. 28(4): 302-306.

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