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New DRI project aimed at understanding mercury dynamics in the Arctic tundra
December 20, 2013
A new collaborative research project funded by the National Science Foundation and led by Daniel Obrist of the Desert Research Institute (DRI) will attempt to characterize the complex dynamics of mercury in some of the Earth's northernmost and most fragile ecosystems.
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