The USGS mercury web page is a key gateway for the public to access mercury-related USGS information. The web site is designed to be simple--a collection of links to existing content (USGS web pages that describe programs; reports; journal papers; meeting announcments; etc.). For this site to be useful, it needs to be kept up-to-date.
To add your new or updated content to the USGS mercury page, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
(1) Main heading under which your content belongs (see main headings at http://www.usgs.gov/mercury/).
(2) Your "headline," such as abbreviated title of new publication; name of upcoming mercury conference; name of new program or study.
(3) The URL for your content. Examples:
- URL for your program's or study's web site;
- URL for your USGS report
- URL for your program's or study's bibliography
- URL to journal abstract (e.g. http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/abstract.cgi/esthag/2007/41/i18/abs/es070550y.html) (which inlcudes link to the full article) Alternatively, URL to full journal paper, particularly if freely accessible.
- Conference URLs. Note: if there is a mercury session at a larger conference, it is preferable to include the most mercury-specific URL possible. For example, the following specific links: Fall 2007 American Geophysical Union: Mercury Biogeochemistry in Wetlands Session I Session II Session III
are preferred over the more general link: Fall 2007 American Geophysical Union (where the user would have to search to find mercury-related content)
(4) Featured Publications. Listed in reverse chron. After they are ~6-12 months old, listings will be removed (possibly moved to other pages herein, such as USGS Science Activities > Mercury Studies in your state