<html><head></head><body><div style="color:#000; background-color:#fff; font-family:Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Arial, Lucida Grande, sans-serif;font-size:16px"><div id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_33180" dir="ltr"><font id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37931" size="2">Dear colleagues,</font><span id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37859"><font id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37790" size="2"><span style="font-size:10pt;" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37791"><br></span></font></span></div><div dir="ltr" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37872"><span id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37859"><font id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37790" size="2"><span style="font-size:10pt;" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37791"></span></font></span><span id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38851"><font id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38852" size="2"><span style="font-size:10pt;" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38853">I am pleased to announce the publication our new paper on
 <i id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38774">"Projected amplification of food web bioaccumulation of MeHg and PCBs 
under climate change in the Northeastern Pacific</i>", which was in Scientific Reports. This work is focused on the impact of climate change on pollutant bioaccumulation  and bioamplification (</span></font></span><span id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37859"><font id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37790" size="2"><span style="font-size:10pt;" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37791"><span id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38854"><font id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38855" size="2"><span style="font-size:10pt;" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38856">i.e. methyl mercury and PCBs</span></font></span>) in the food web of the endangered southern resident killer whales from the Northeastern Pacific.<br></span></font></span></div><div dir="ltr" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38122"><span id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37859"><font id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37790" size="2"><span style="font-size:10pt;" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37791"><br></span></font></span></div><div dir="ltr" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38380"><span id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37859"><font id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37790" size="2"><span style="font-size:10pt;" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37791"> Please, see below the abstract and
 link for open access and attached the original pdf of the publication.</span></font></span></div><section id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38050"><div id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38051"><h1 data-test="article-title" data-article-title="" itemprop="name headline" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38224"><font id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38254" size="3">Projected amplification of food web bioaccumulation of MeHg and PCBs under climate change in the Northeastern Pacific</font></h1><font id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38607" size="2"><span itemprop="name" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38227"><a data-test="author-name" data-track="click" data-track-action="open author" data-track-category="article body" data-track-label="link" href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-31824-5#auth-1" data-corresp-id="c1" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38228">J<font id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38439">uan José Alava</font></a></span>,<span itemprop="name" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38230"><a data-test="author-name" data-track="click" data-track-action="open author" data-track-category="article body" data-track-label="link" href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-31824-5#auth-2" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38231"> Andrés M. Cisneros-Montemayor</a></span>, <span itemprop="name" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38407"><a data-test="author-name" data-track="click" data-track-action="open author" data-track-category="article body" data-track-label="link" href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-31824-5#auth-3" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38408">U. Rashid Sumaila & </a></span><span itemprop="name" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38409"><a data-test="author-name" data-track="click" data-track-action="open author" data-track-category="article body" data-track-label="link" href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-31824-5#auth-4" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38410">William W. L. Cheung</a></span></font>  
                            

                            <div dir="ltr" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38243"><i data-test="journal-title" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38238"><br></i></div><div dir="ltr" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38413"><font id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38915" size="2"><i data-test="journal-title" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38238">Scientific Reports, </i><b data-test="journal-volume" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38239"><span id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38240">volume</span> 8</b>, Article number: <span data-test="article-number" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38241">13460</span> (<span data-test="article-publication-year" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38242">2018</span>)</font></div><h2 id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38052"><font id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38165" size="3"><span id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38053">Abstract</span></font></h2><div id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38054"><div dir="ltr" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38055"><font id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38084" size="2">Climate
 change increases exposure and bioaccumulation of pollutants in marine 
organisms, posing substantial ecophysiological and ecotoxicological 
risks. Here, we applied a trophodynamic ecosystem model to examine the 
bioaccumulation of organic mercury (MeHg) and polychlorinated biphenyls 
(PCBs) in a Northeastern Pacific marine food web under climate change. 
We found largely heterogeneous sensitivity in climate-pollution impacts 
between chemicals and trophic groups. Concentration of MeHg and PCBs in 
top predators, including resident killer whales, is projected to be 
amplified by 8 and 3%, respectively, by 2100 under a high carbon 
emission scenario (Representative Concentration Pathway 8.5) relative to
 a no-climate change control scenario. However, the level of 
amplification increases with higher carbon emission scenario for MeHg, 
but decreases for PCBs. Such idiosyncratic responses are shaped by the 
differences in bioaccumulation pathways between MeHg and PCBs, and the 
modifications of food web dynamics between different levels of climate 
change. Climate-induced pollutant amplification in mid-trophic level 
predators (Chinook salmon) are projected to be higher (~10%) than killer
 whales. Overall, the predicted trophic magnification factor is ten-fold
 higher in MeHg than in PCBs under high CO<sub id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38056">2</sub> emissions. This 
contribution highlights the importance of understanding the interactions
 with anthropogenic organic pollutants in assessing climate risks on 
marine ecosystems.</font></div></div></div></section><div dir="ltr" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38092"><span id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37859"><font id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37790" size="2"><span style="font-size:10pt;" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37791">

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<a href="https://www.mail.ubc.ca/owa/redir.aspx?C=yG5IyOt2bjEA2Ke_2Xoj5UYA2Vm1hYqgP2fPhQMuPcHMIPy_BhjWCA..&URL=https%3a%2f%2fwww.nature.com%2farticles%2fs41598-018-31824-5.epdf%3fauthor_access_token%3dgWRzVVXrUPUbZdEY7YEyb9RgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0PBQZjr6H4ubFyRvFePQIZuZ6JDjTR4XTpaiDNGjIaMFIWI3QK-UDfUq5AoQ35JP0e-2Tfjr0vHqloluztDYlAneHKEMK10ZtLYtlneR2L8jQ%253D%253D" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37796">https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-31824-5.epdf?author_access_token=gWRzVVXrUPUbZdEY7YEyb9RgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0PBQZjr6H4ubFyRvFePQIZuZ6JDjTR4XTpaiDNGjIaMFIWI3QK-UDfUq5AoQ35JP0e-2Tfjr0vHqloluztDYlAneHKEMK10ZtLYtlneR2L8jQ%3D%3D</a><br id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37797">

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 Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, University of British Columbia<br id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37799">

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Also, this article (the modeling paper) should be a follow up for the 
review paper aforementioned on "Climate change–contaminant interactions 
in marine food webs: Toward a conceptual framework" published last year (<a href="https://www.mail.ubc.ca/owa/redir.aspx?C=SfTee8wU8-CBByJkGTQ2IXsIJszeNDrm7vbS6DD_B1XMIPy_BhjWCA..&URL=https%3a%2f%2fonlinelibrary.wiley.com%2fdoi%2ffull%2f10.1111%2fgcb.13667" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37803">https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/gcb.13667</a>)
and the story about it posted in: <a href="https://www.mail.ubc.ca/owa/redir.aspx?C=pZ2iLvqjr4y1ZcUmXdIq4YSMWIEK2x2CxnzCX3sTF1XMIPy_BhjWCA..&URL=http%3a%2f%2foceans.ubc.ca%2f2017%2f04%2f27%2fapex-marine-predators-affected-by-human-made-pollutants-and-climate-change%2f" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37804">
http://oceans.ubc.ca/2017/04/27/apex-marine-predators-affected-by-human-made-pollutants-and-climate-change/</a>.</span></font></span></div><div id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37443"> </div><div class="signature" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_33182"><div id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38633"><font id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37748" size="2">Please, feel free to distribute this article throughout your networks.</font></div><div id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38955"><font id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37748" size="2"><br></font></div><div id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38635"><font id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37748" size="2">Best Wishes!!!</font></div><div id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38637"><font id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37748" size="2"><br></font></div><div dir="ltr" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38977"><font id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37748" size="2">Juan Jose Alava<br></font></div><div id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_38798"><font id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37748" size="2"><br></font></div><div><font id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37748" size="2"><br></font></div><div><font id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37748" size="2">Juan Jose Alava, PhD  </font></div><font id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37748" size="2">Adjunct Professor<br>Resource and Environmental Management, Faculty of Environment, <br>Simon Fraser University<br>8888 University Drive, <br>Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6,Canada<br>E-mail: jalavasa@sfu.ca <span style="color:#99ccff;font-size:small;" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37532"><span style="color:#99ccff;font-size:small;" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37531"><span style="color:#3366ff;" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37530"><span class="Object" id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT205_com_zimbra_url"><br></span></span></span></span><span style="color:#99ccff;font-size:small;"><span style="color:#99ccff;font-size:small;"><span style="color:#3366ff;"><span class="Object" id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT205_com_zimbra_url"></span></span></span></span></font><div id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37527"><font size="2"><br></font></div><div dir="ltr" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37525"><font id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37513" size="2"><span style="font-size:10pt;" id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37514">Juan Jose Alava<br id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37515">

Research Associate (Honorary), Nippon Foundation- Nereus Program<br id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37516">

Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries<br id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37517">

Faculty of Science, The University of British Columbia<br id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1536684699386_37518">

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