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Contaminants

Research Activities

Patuxent Wildlife Research Center scientists are currently conducting research on a wide variety of scientific topics. To view and search Patuxent's projects and other work by USGS staff, click on the following link: Research Topics.

Resources and References

Annotated Bibliography of Petroleum PollutionAnnotated Bibliography of Petroleum Pollution (select Petroleum database)- fully searchable database providing information on petroleum crude oil and related compounds on wildlife or PDF Format

Wildlife & Contaminants Online - gateway page Wildlife & Contaminants Online - gateway page for the following:

Contaminant Exposure and Effects-Terrestrial Vertebrates database - searchable database containing over 20,600 geo-referenced data records describing contaminant exposure and effects in free-ranging terrestrial vertebrates in coastal and estuarine habitat in the United States

Biological and Ecotoxicological Characteristics of Terrestrial Vertebrates Residing in Estuaries - summary of useful information in selecting sentinels for contaminant monitoring projects

Utility and Vulnerability Ranking Programs for Terrestrial Vertebrates - indices that rank terrestrial vertebrates for their utility in biomonitoring and susceptibility to the persistent organic pollutants, cholinesterase-inhibiting pesticides, petroleum crude oil, mercury, and lead shot

Tools for Teachers - Tools for Teachers introduces high school students to biological research methods with an emphasis in ecotoxicology

Contaminant Hazard Reviews On-LineContaminant Hazard Reviews On-Line - authoritative review of the hazards of 35 contaminants or contaminants classes on invertebrates, fish and wildlife

Declining, Threatened, and Endangered Species DatabaseDeclining, Threatened, and Endangered Species Database - Species Decline: Contaminants as a Contributing Factor Database


Pollution and Contaminants Contributing to Species Decline as Outlined in Species Recovery PlansPollution and Contaminants Contributing to Species Decline as Outlined in Species Recovery Plans - This database lists and ranks the effects of environmental contaminants and pollutants contributing to threatened and endangered species decline

Whole Wildlife Toxicology Catalog Whole Wildlife Toxicology Catalog - web portal of wildlife toxicology web sites and databases

Special Interest

Amphibian Ecotoxicological StudiesAmphibian Ecotoxicological Science Projects

Mercury pollution studiesMercury Pollution Science Projects

Natural Resources Damage Assessments Science ProjectsNatural Resources Damage Assessments Science Projects


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