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Food-chain transfer and effects of selenium in waterfowl

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dc.contributor.author Chen, Yu-Wei
dc.contributor.author Belzile, Nelson
dc.contributor.author Badzinski, Shannon
dc.contributor.author Petrie, Scott
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-29T14:33:27Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-29T14:33:27Z
dc.date.issued 2010-04-29T14:33:27Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/2150
dc.description A7. Principal investigator: Scott Petrie en
dc.description.abstract The combined continental population of Lesser (Aythya affinis) and Greater Scaup (Aythya marila)(hereafter scaup) declined by 50% between the mid-1980s and late 1990s (Austin et al. 2000). One hypothesis for the decline is that birds are acquiring unhealthy contaminant burdens on the lower Great Lakes (LGL). This project has 3 inter-related parts to: 1/ determine levels of contaminants (particularly selenium) acquired by scaup (and other diving ducks) staging and wintering on the LGL, 2/ evaluate the contribution of Se contamination from food as well as surrounding water and sediments, and 3/ determine contaminant levels in Greater Scaup breeding on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta (YKD), Alaska. en
dc.description.sponsorship Metals in the Human Environment Strategic Network en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries A;7
dc.subject Zebra Mussel en
dc.subject White-winged Scoters en
dc.subject Common Goldeneye en
dc.subject Bufflehead en
dc.subject Long-tailed Duck en
dc.subject Sediments en
dc.subject Contamination en
dc.subject Scaup en
dc.subject Selenium en
dc.title Food-chain transfer and effects of selenium in waterfowl en
dc.type Other en
dc.contributor.affiliation School of Environmental Sciences
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