Dr. Jane L. Kirk, Ph.D

Chercheuse scientifique - Biogéochimie spécialisée dans le mercure et étude du cyclage des éléments et des contaminants, y compris le carbone et les composés organométalliques toxiques
Environnement et Changement climatique Canada

Recherche et / ou projets en cours

Comprendre le cyclage des éléments et des contaminants biogéochimiques dans l'environnement. Récemment, j'ai examiné le dépôt, la transformation et la bioaccumulation du mercure et de métaux dans les écosystèmes aquatiques en situation d'évolution

  • Dépôt atmosphérique de contaminants dans la région des sables bitumineux de l'Alberta.
  • Répercussions de multiples facteurs de stress, notamment les changements climatiques et l'eutrophisation, sur les cycles du mercure dans les écosystèmes d'eau douce du Canada, y compris le Haut-Arctique et le Bas-Arctique.
  • Dépôts et bioaccumulation de mercure en aval des principales sources ponctuelles canadiennes.

Prix et études

Ph.D. en écologie et biologie environnementale, Université de l'Alberta, 2009

B.Sc. (spécialisation) en génétique moléculaire, Université de l'Alberta, 2001

Principales publications

J. Kurek, J. L. Kirk, D. C. G. Muir, X. Wang, M. S. Evans, J. P. Smol. The legacy of a half century of Athabasca oil sands development recorded by lake ecosystems. (In press; Accepted to PNAS, November 2012) (journal impact factor = 10.5)

J. L. Kirk, I. Lehnherr, M. Andersson, B. Braune, L. Chan, A. Dastoor, D. Durnford, A. Gleason, L. Loseto, A. Steffen, V. St. Louis. Mercury in Arctic marine ecosystems: Sources, pathyways and exposure. 2012. Environmental Research 119: 64-87) (journal impact factor = 3.7)

J. Ma, H. Hintelmann, J. L. Kirk, D. Muir. 2011. Mercury concentrations and mercury stable isotope composition in lake sediment cores from the vicinity of a metal smelting facility in Flin Flon Manitoba. (In press; Accepted to Chemical Geology, October 2012) (journal impact factor = 4.0)

I. Lehnherr, J. L. Kirk, V. L. St. Louis. Methylmercury cycling in high Arctic wetlands: controls on sedimentary production. 2012. Environmental Science and Technology 46: 10523-10531. (Featured on the cover) (journal impact factor = 5.2)

Lehnherr, V. L. St. Louis, C. A. Emmerton, J. D. Barker, J. L. Kirk. Methylmercury cycling in high Arctic wetlands: sources and sink. 2012. Environmental Science and  Technology 46: 10514-10522.(Featured on the cover)

 Lehnherr, V. L. St. Louis, H. Hintelmann, J. L. Kirk. Production of methyl mercury in polar marine waters. 2011. Nature Geoscience 4: 498-302. (journal impact factor = 10.4) (citations = 7)

J. L. Kirk, D. Muir, D. Antoniades, M. Douglas, M. Evans, T. Jackson, H. Kling, S. Lamoureux, S. Stewart, D. Lim, R. Pienitz, J. Smol, X. Wang, F. Yang. 2011. Climate change and mercury accumulation in Canadian high and subarctic lakes. Environmental Science and Technology 45: 964-970. (citations = 8)

J. L. Kirk, D. Muir, D. Antoniades, M. Douglas, M. Evans, T. Jackson, H. Kling, S. Lamoureux, S. Stewart, D. Lim, R. Pienitz, J. Smol, X. Wang, F. Yang. 2011. Response to comment on climate change and mercury accumulation in Canadian high and subarctic lakes. Environmental Science and Technology 45: 6705-6706.

V. L. St. Louis, A. Derocher, I. Stirling, J. A. Graydon, C. Lee, E. Jocksch, E. Richardson, S. Ghorpade, A. K. Kwan, J. L. Kirk, I. Lehnherr, H. K. Swanson. Differences in mercury bioaccumulation in polar bears (Ursus maritimus) from the high and sub Canadian Arctic. Environmental Science and Technology 45: 5922-5928.

T. Douglas, L. Loseto, R. Macdonald, P. Outridge, A. Dommergue, A. Poulain, M. Amyot, T.     Barkay, T. Berg, J. Chetelat, P. Constant, M. Evans, C. Ferrari, N. Gantner, M. Johnson, J. L. Kirk, et al. The ultimate fate of mercury deposited to Arctic marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Environmental Chemistry 9: 321-355. (journal impact factor = 1.8)

J. L. Kirk, V. St. Louis. 2009. Mulityear total and methyl mercury exports from two major sub-Arctic rivers draining into Hudson Bay, Canada. Environmental Science and Technology 43: 2254-2261. (citations = 9)

J. L. Kirk, V. L. St. Louis, H. Hintelmann, I. Lehnherr, B. Else, and L. Poissant. 2008. Methylated mercury species in Canadian high and sub Arctic seawater. Environmental Science and Technology 42: 8367-8373 (citations = 20)

V. L. St. Louis, H. Hintelmann, J. A. Graydon, J. L.  Kirk, J. Barker, B. Dimock, A. Steffen, M. J. Sharp, and I. Lehnherr. 2007. Methylated mercury species in polar marine surface water and snowpacks. Environmental Science and Technology 41: 6433-6441. (citations = 26)

J. L. Kirk, V. L. St. Louis, and M. J. Sharp. 2006. Rapid reduction and reemission of mercury deposited into snowpacks during atmospheric mercury depletion events at Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. Environmental Science and Technology 40: 7590-7596. (citations = 42)

J. L. Kirk. 2006. Potential sources of monomethyl mercury in Arctic and subarctic seawater. Arctic 59 (1): 108-111.  (citations = 3)

V. L. St. Louis, M. J. Sharp, A. Steffen, A. May, J. Barker, J. L. Kirk, D. J. Kelly, S. E.  Arnott, B. Keatley, and J. P. Smol. 2005. Some sources and sinks of monomethyl and inorganic mercury on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian high Arctic. Environmental Science and Technology 39: 2686-2701. (citations = 39)