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Contaminant exposure of birds nesting in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry, April 2014
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Title
Contaminant exposure of birds nesting in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Published in
Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry, April 2014
DOI 10.1002/etc.2609
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Authors

Custer TW, Dummer PM, Custer CM, Franson JC, Jones M, Custer, Thomas W., Dummer, Paul M., Custer, Christine M., Franson, J. Christian, Jones, Michael

Abstract

In earlier studies, elevated concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) and p,p'-dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) were reported in double-crested cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) eggs and tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) eggs and nestlings collected from lower Green Bay (WI, USA) in 1994 and 1995 and black-crowned night-heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) eggs collected in 1991. Comparable samples collected in 2010 and 2011 indicated that concentrations of PCBs were 35%, 62%, 70%, and 88% lower than in the early 1990s in tree swallow eggs, tree swallow nestlings, double-crested cormorant eggs, and black-crowned night-heron eggs, respectively; concentrations of DDE were 47%, 43%, 51%, and 80% lower, respectively. These declines are consistent with regional contaminant trends in other species. Concentrations of PCBs were higher in herring gull (Larus argentatus) than in black-crowned night-heron eggs collected from Green Bay in 2010; PCB concentrations in double-crested cormorant and tree swallow eggs were intermediate. The estimated toxicity of the PCB mixture in eggs of the insectivorous tree swallow was the equal to or greater than toxicity in the 3 piscivorous bird species. A multivariate analysis indicated that the composition percentage of lower-numbered PCB congeners was greater in eggs of the insectivorous tree swallow than in eggs of the 3 piscivorous species nesting in Green Bay. Dioxin and furan concentrations and the toxicity of these chemicals were also higher in tree swallows than these other waterbird species nesting in Green Bay.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 8%
Unknown 11 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 17%
Other 2 17%
Student > Master 2 17%
Researcher 1 8%
Professor 1 8%
Other 4 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 4 33%
Unspecified 3 25%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 25%
Chemistry 2 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 04 October 2014.
All research outputs
#6,493,065
of 11,343,020 outputs
Outputs from Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry
#1,914
of 3,088 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#88,154
of 204,145 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry
#22
of 80 outputs
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