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Accumulation of pesticides in pacific chorus frogs (Pseudacris regilla) from California's Sierra Nevada Mountains, USA

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry, July 2013
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Title
Accumulation of pesticides in pacific chorus frogs (Pseudacris regilla) from California's Sierra Nevada Mountains, USA
Published in
Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry, July 2013
DOI 10.1002/etc.2308
Pubmed ID
Authors

Kelly L. Smalling, Gary M. Fellers, Patrick M. Kleeman, Kathryn M. Kuivila, Smalling, Kelly L., Fellers, Gary M., Kleeman, Patrick M., Kuivila, Kathryn M., Smalling KL, Fellers GM, Kleeman PM, Kuivila KM

Abstract

Pesticides are receiving increasing attention as potential causes of amphibian declines, acting singly or in combination with other stressors, but limited information is available on the accumulation of current-use pesticides in tissue. The authors examined potential exposure and accumulation of currently used pesticides in pond-breeding frogs (Pseudacris regilla) collected from 7 high elevations sites in northern California. All sites sampled are located downwind of California's highly agricultural Central Valley and receive inputs of pesticides through precipitation and/or dry deposition. Whole frog tissue, water, and sediment were analyzed for more than 90 current-use pesticides and pesticide degradates using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Two fungicides, pyraclostrobin and tebuconazole, and one herbicide, simazine, were the most frequently detected pesticides in tissue samples. Median pesticide concentration ranged from 13 µg/kg to 235 µg/kg wet weight. Tebuconazole and pyraclostrobin were the only 2 compounds observed frequently in frog tissue and sediment. Significant spatial differences in tissue concentration were observed, which corresponded to pesticide use in the upwind counties. Data generated indicated that amphibians residing in remote locations are exposed to and capable of accumulating current-use pesticides. A comparison of P. regilla tissue concentrations with water and sediment data indicated that the frogs are accumulating pesticides and are potentially a more reliable indicator of exposure to this group of pesticides than either water or sediment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 6%
Italy 1 2%
France 1 2%
Australia 1 2%
Unknown 47 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 18 34%
Other 9 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 13%
Student > Master 5 9%
Student > Bachelor 3 6%
Other 5 9%
Unknown 6 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 33 62%
Environmental Science 11 21%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 1 2%
Unknown 8 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 65. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 March 2018.
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#234,685
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