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Natalie Karouna-Renier


Areas of Study

Identifying the Genetic Basis of Avian Susceptibility to Mercury

Multi-generational effects of endocrine active compounds in birds

Determining the Relative Sensitivity of Avian Species to Endocrine Active Compounds



Rattner, B. A., R. S. Lazarus, G. H. Heinz, N. K. Karouna-Renier, S. L. Schultz, and R. C. Hale. 2013. Comparative embryotoxicity of a pentabrominated diphenyl ether mixture to common terns (Sterna hirundo) and American kestrels (Falco sparverius). Chemosphere 93(2):441-447. Abstract


Jenko, K., N. K. Karouna-Renier, and D. J. Hoffman. 2012. Gene expression, glutathione status, and indicators of hepatic oxidative stress in laughing gull (Larus atricilla) hatchlings exposed to methylmercury. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 31(11):2588-2596. Abstract

Henry, P. F. P., V. G. Akuffo, Y. Chen, N. K. Karouna-Renier, D. T. Sprague, and M. R. Bakst. 2012. Effect of 17 beta-trenbolone on male and female reproduction in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). Avian Biology Research 5(2):61-68. Abstract


Brubaker, J. L., N. K. Karouna-Renier, Y. Chen, K. Jenko, D. T. Sprague, and P. F. P. Henry. 2011. A noninvasive, direct real-time PCR method for sex determination in multiple avian species. Molecular Ecology Resources 11(2):415-417. Abstract

Karouna-Renier, N. K., R. A. Snyder, T. Lange, S. Gibson, J. G. Allison, M. E. Wagner, and K. R. Rao. 2011. Largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) and striped mullet (Mugil cephalus) as vectors of contaminants to human consumers in northwest Florida. Marine Environmental Research 72(3):96-104. Abstract

Pinkney, A. E., J. C. Harshbarger, N. K. Karouna-Renier, K. Jenko, L. Balk, H. Skarphinsdóttir, B. Liewenborg, and M. A. Rutter. 2011. Tumor prevalence and biomarkers of genotoxicity in brown bullhead (Ameiurus nebulosus) in Chesapeake Bay tributaries. Science of the Total Environment 410-411(1):248-257. Abstract

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