Biomonitoring organochlorine compounds using bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in Voyageur's National Park 2011-2017 and developing new biomonitoring techniques

dc.contributor.advisorBowerman, William Wen_US
dc.contributor.authorEberius, Rachel Annen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Technologyen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-05T06:36:35Z
dc.date.available2019-02-05T06:36:35Z
dc.date.issued2018en_US
dc.description.abstractWildlife are used to monitor the presence and persistence of legacy organochlorine contaminants in the environment. In this study, bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) were utilized as an indicator of exposure to organochlorine compounds at Voyageur’s National Park, Minnesota from 2011-2017. This demonstrated decreasing concentration trends and a lack of recent inputs of organochlorine compounds. However, the use of organochlorine compounds continues in other parts of the world. Therefore, a technique for using solid phase extraction to quantify organochlorine analytes in avian plasma was developed in order to facilitate international biomonitoring of these compounds. Using this method, organochlorine compounds are extracted from plasma and stored within extraction cartridges during transport from collection site to analysis site. This has important implications for international wildlife biomonitoring. If organochlorine analytes are separated from their matrix at the site of collection, sensitive or hazardous biological materials do not need to be transported or stored.en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/pygv-ty1j
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/21709
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledToxicologyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledbald eaglesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledbiomonitoringen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledorganochlorinesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledsolid phase extractionen_US
dc.titleBiomonitoring organochlorine compounds using bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in Voyageur's National Park 2011-2017 and developing new biomonitoring techniquesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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