The four theme questions that will be addressed in the plenary sessions and in the synthesis papers are:
How is global mercury cycling changing in response to perturbations (e.g., climate change, emissions control)?
How is mercury cycling (and bioaccumulation) changing in specific places in response to perturbations (e.g., climate change, remediation, nutrient control, urbanization)?
What is the relative risk of mercury exposure to human health and wildlife in the context of other risks/stressors?
How can scientific knowledge contribute to the implementation and effectiveness evaluation of the Minamata Convention?