Articles | Volume 20, issue 14
Research article
24 Jul 2023
Research article |  | 24 Jul 2023

Plant mercury accumulation and litter input to a Northern Sedge-dominated Peatland

Ting Sun and Brian A. Branfireun


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-632', Anonymous Referee #2, 07 Nov 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Ting Sun, 04 Dec 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-632', Anonymous Referee #1, 12 Nov 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC2', Ting Sun, 04 Dec 2022
  • AC3: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-632', Ting Sun, 08 Dec 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (08 Jan 2023) by Jianming Xu
AR by Ting Sun on behalf of the Authors (11 Feb 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (13 Jun 2023) by Jianming Xu
AR by Ting Sun on behalf of the Authors (15 Jun 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Shrub leaves had higher mercury concentrations than sedge leaves in the sedge-dominated peatland. Dead shrub leaves leached less soluble mercury but more bioaccessible dissolved organic matter than dead sedge leaves. Leached mercury was positively related to the aromaticity of dissolved organic matter in leachate. Future plant species composition changes under climate change will affect Hg input from plant leaves to northern peatlands.
Final-revised paper