Oil pollution papers authored by scientists from USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

Albers, P. H.  1977.  Effects of external applications of fuel oil on hatchability of mallard eggs.  Pages 158-163 in Douglas A. Wolfe, editor.  Fate and Effects of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Marine Ecosystems and Organisms.   Pergamon Press, New York.  xix, 478 pp.

Albers, P. H.  1977.  Effects of oil on aquatic birds.  Pages 61-68  in Paul L. Fore, editor.  Proceedings of the 1977 Oil Spill Response Workshop, cosponsored by Office of Migratory Bird Management and Office of Biological Services.   FWS/OBS/77-24. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, DC.  vi, 153 pp. PDF

Dieter, M. P.  1977.  Acute and chronic studies with waterfowl exposed to petroleum hydrocarbons.  Pages 35-42 in C. Hall and W. Preston, editors.  Program Review Proceedings of Environmental Effects of Energy Related Activities on Marine/Estuarine Ecosystems.   EPA-600/7-77-111. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.  ii, 304 pp. PDF

Szaro, R. C.  1977.  Effects of petroleum on birds.  Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference 42:374-381. PDF

Szaro, R. C. and P. H. Albers.  1977.  Effects of external applications of No. 2 fuel oil on common eider eggs.  Pages 164-167 in Douglas A. Wolfe, editor.  Fate and Effects of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Marine Ecosystems and Organisms.   Pergamon Press, New York.  xix, 478 pp.

Albers, P. H.  1978.  The effects of petroleum on different stages of incubation in bird eggs.  Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 19(5):624-630. abstract

Albers, P. H. and R. C. Szaro.  1978.  Effects of No. 2 fuel oil on common eider eggs.  Marine Pollution Bulletin 9(5):138-139. abstract

Eastin, W. C. and D. J. Hoffman.  1978.  Biological effects of petroleum on aquatic birds.  Pages 561-582 in   Proceedings of the Conference on Assessment of Ecological Impacts of Oil Spills.   American Institute of Biological Sciences, Arlington, Va.  viii, 936 pp.

Hoffman, D. J.  1978.  Embryotoxic effects of crude oil in mallard ducks and chicks.  Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 46(1):183-190. abstract

Holmes, W. N., K. P. Cavanaugh, and J. Cronshaw.  1978.  The effects of ingested petroleum on oviposition and some aspects of reproduction in experimental colonies of mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos).  Journal of Reproduction and Fertility 54(2):335-347. abstract

Holmes, W. N., J. Cronshaw, and J. Gorsline.  1978.  Some effects of ingested petroleum on seawater-adapted ducks (Anas platyrhynchos).  Environmental Research 17(2):177-190. abstract

Lawler, G. C., J. P. Holmes, B. J. Fiorito, J. L. Laseter, and R. C. Szaro.  1978.  Quantification of petroleum hydrocarbons in selected tissues of male mallard ducklings chronically exposed to south Louisiana crude oil.  Pages 583-612 in   Proceedings of the Conference on Assessment of Ecological Impacts of Oil Spills.   American Institute of Biological Sciences, Arlington, Virginia.  viii, 936  pp.

Lawler, G. C., W.-A. Loong, and J. L. Laseter.  1978.  Accumulation of aromatic hydrocarbons in tissues of petroleum-exposed mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos).  Environmental Science and Technology 12(1):51-54. abstract

Lawler, G. C., W.-A. Loong, and J. L. Laseter.  1978.  Accumulation of saturated hydrocarbons in tissues of petroleum-exposed mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos).  Environmental Science and Technology 12(1):47-51. abstract

Perry, M. C., F. Ferrigno, and F. H. Settle.  1978.  Rehabilitation of birds oiled on two mid-Atlantic estuaries.  Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 32: 318-325. PDF

Szaro, R. C., P. H. Albers, and N. C. Coon.  1978.  Petroleum: Effects on mallard egg hatchability.  Journal of Wildlife Management 42(2):404-406. abstract

Szaro, R. C., M. P. Dieter, G. H. Heinz, and J. F. Ferrell.  1978.  Effects of chronic ingestion of South Louisiana crude oil on mallard ducklings.  Environmental Research 17(3):426-436. abstract

Albers, P. H.  1979.  Oil dispersants and wildlife.  Pages 67-72  in Columbus H. Brown, editor.  Proceedings of the 1979 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Pollution Response Workshop, 8-10 May 1979, St. Petersburg, Florida.   U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, D.C.  vi, 212 pp. PDF or whole workshop

Coon, N. C., P. H. Albers, and R. C. Szaro.  1979.  No. 2 fuel oil decreases embryonic survival of great black-backed gulls.  Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 21(1/2):152-156. abstract

Eastin, W. C.  1979.  Methods used at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center to study the effects of oil on birds.  Pages 60-66 in Columbus H. Brown, editor.  Proceedings of the 1979 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Pollution Response Workshop.   U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, DC.  v, 213 pp. PDF or whole workshop

Hoffman, D. J.  1979.  Embryotoxic and teratogenic effects of crude oil on mallard embryos on day one of development.  Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 22(4/5):632-637. abstract

Hoffman, D. J.  1979.  Embryotoxic and teratogenic effects of petroleum hydrocarbons in mallards (Anas platyrhynchos).  Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health 5(5):835-844. abstract

Hoffman, D. J.  1979.  Embryotoxic effects of crude oil containing nickel and vanadium in mallards.  Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 23(1/2):203-206. abstract

Holmes, W. N., J. Gorsline, and J. Cronshaw.  1979.  Effects of mild cold stress on the survival of seawater-adapted mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) maintained on food contaminated with petroleum.  Environmental Research 20(2):426-444. abstract

King, K. A. and C. A. Lefever.  1979.  Effects of oil transferred from incubating gulls to their eggs.  Marine Pollution Bulletin 10(11):319-321. abstract

King, K. A., S. Macko, P. L. Parker, and E. Payne.  1979.  Resuspension of oil: Probable cause of brown pelican fatality.  Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 23(6):800-805. abstract

Stickel, L. F., M. P. Dieter, H. D. Tait, and C. Hall.  1979.  Ecological and physiological/toxicological effects of petroleum on aquatic birds.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, FWS/OBS- 79/23.  ii, 14 pp. PDF

Szaro, R. C.  1979.  Bunker C. fuel oil reduces mallard egg hatchability.  Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 22(6):731-732. abstract

White, D. H., K. A. King, and N. C. Coon.  1979.  Effects of No. 2 fuel oil on hatchability of marine and estuarine bird eggs.  Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 21(1/2):7-10. abstract

Albers, P. H.  1980.  Transfer of crude oil from contaminated water to bird eggs.  Environmental Research 22(2):307-314. abstract

Custer, T. W. and P. H. Albers.  1980.  Response of captive, breeding mallards to oiled water.  Journal of Wildlife Management 44(4):915-918. abstract

Gay, M. L., A. A. Belisle, and J. F. Patton.  1980.  Quantification of petroleum-type hydrocarbons in avian tissue.  Journal of Chromatography 187(1):153-160. abstract

Patton, J. F. and M. P. Dieter.  1980.  Effects of petroleum hydrocarbons on hepatic function in the duck.  Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Comparative Pharmacology 65(1):33-36. abstract

Szaro, R. C., N. C. Coon, and W. Stout.  1980.  Weathered petroleum: Effects on mallard egg hatchability.  Journal of Wildlife Management 44(3):709-713. abstract

Vangilder, L. D. and T. J. Peterle.  1980.  South Louisiana crude oil and DDE in the diet of mallard hens: Effects on reproduction and duckling survival.  Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 25(1):23-28. abstract

Belisle, A. A., M. L. Gay, and N. C. Coon.  1981.  Comparison of two extraction methods for the analysis of petroleum hydrocarbon residues in mallard duck eggs by GC and GC-MS.  Chemosphere 10(11-12):1197-1203. abstract

Coon, N. C. and M. P. Dieter.  1981.  Response of adult mallard ducks to ingested South Louisiana crude oil.  Environmental Research 24(2):309-314. abstract

Flickinger, E. L.  1981.  Wildlife mortality at petroleum pits in Texas.  Journal of Wildlife Management 45(2):560-564. abstract

Gorsline, J. and W. N. Holmes.  1981.  Effects of petroleum on adrenocortical activity and on hepatic naphthalene-metabolizing activity in mallard ducks.  Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 10(6):765-777. abstract

Gorsline, J., W. N. Holmes, and J. Cronshaw.  1981.  The effects of ingested petroleum on the maphthalene-metabolizing properties of the liver tissue in seawater-adapted mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos).  Environmental Research 24(2):377-390. abstract

Hoffman, D. J. and M. L. Gay.  1981.  Embryotoxic effects of benzo[a]pyrene, chrysene and 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]-anthracene in petroleum hydrocarbon mixtures in mallard ducks.  Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health 7(5):775-787. abstract

Lawler, G. C., J. P. Holmes, D. M. Adamkiewicz, M. I. Shields, J. Y. Monnat, and J. L. Laseter.  1981.  Characterization of petroleum hydrocarbons in tissues of birds killed in the Amoco Cadiz oil spill.  Pages 573-583 in   Amoco Cadiz : conséquences d'une pollution accidentelle par les hydrocarbures : actes du Colloque international, Centre océanologique de Bretagne, Brest (France), 19-22 novembre 1979 = Amoco Cadiz : fates and effects of the oil spill : proceedings of the international symposium, Centre océanologique de Bretagne, Brest (France), November 19-22, 1979.   Centre National pour l'Exploitation des Oceans, Paris.  vi, 881 pp.

Rattner, B. A.  1981.  Tolerance of adult mallards to subacute ingestion of crude petroleum oil.  Toxicology Letters 8(6):337-342. abstract

Rattner, B. A. and W. C. Eastin, Jr.  1981.  Plasma corticosterone and thyroxine concentrations during chronic ingestion of crude oil in mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos).  Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Comparative Pharmacology 68(2):103-107. abstract

Szaro, R. C., G. L. Hensler, and G. H. Heinz.  1981.  Effects of chronic ingestion of No. 2 fuel oil on mallard ducklings.  Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health 7(5):789-799. abstract

Tarshis, I. B.  1981.  Uptake and depuration of petroleum hydrocarbons by crayfish.  Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 10(1):79-86. abstract

Vangilder, L. D. and T. J. Peterle.  1981.  South Louisiana crude oil of DDE in the diet of mallard hens: Effects on egg quality.  Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 26(3):328-336. abstract

Albers, P. H. and M. L. Gay.  1982.  Effects of a chemical dispersant and crude oil on breeding ducks.  Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 29(4):404-411. abstract

Albers, P. H. and M. L. Gay.  1982.  Unweathered and weathered aviation kerosine: Chemical characterization and effects on hatching success of duck eggs.  Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 28(4):430-434. abstract

Eastin, W. C., Jr. and B. A. Rattner.  1982.  Effects of dispersant and crude oil ingestion on mallard ducklings (Anas platyrhynchos).  Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 29(3):273-278. abstract

Fleming, W. J., L. Sileo, and J. C. Franson.  1982.  Toxicity of Prudhoe Bay crude oil to sandhill cranes.  Journal of Wildlife Management 46(2):474-478. abstract

Gorsline, J. and W. N. Holmes.  1982.  Ingestion of petroleum by breeding mallard ducks: Some effects on neonatal progeny.  Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 11(2):147-153. abstract

Hoffman, D. J., W. C. Eastin, Jr., and M. L. Gay.  1982.  Embryotoxic and biochemical effects of waste crankcase oil on birds' eggs.  Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 63(2):230-241. abstract

Pattee, O. H. and J. C. Franson.  1982.  Short-term effects of oil ingestion on American kestrels (Falco sparverius).  Journal of Wildlife Diseases 18(2):235-241. abstract

Tarshis, I. B. and B. A. Rattner.  1982.  Accumulation of 14C-naphthalene in the tissues of redhead ducks fed oil-contaminated crayfish.  Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 11(2):155-159. abstract

Albers, P. H.  1983.  Effects of oil on avian reproduction: A review and discussion.  Pages 78-96 in Don Rosie and Stephen N. Barnes, editors.  The Effects of Oil on Birds: Physiological Research, Clinical Applications and Rehabilitation.  A Multi-discipline Symposium.   Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware.  iv, 178 pp.

Albers, P. H. and G. H. Heinz.  1983.  FLIT-MLO and No. 2 fuel oil: Effects of aerosol applications to mallard eggs on hatchability and behavior of ducklings.  Environmental Research 30(2):381-388. abstract

Eastin, W. C., Jr., D. J. Hoffman, and C. T. O'Leary.  1983.  Lead accumulation and depression of delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (ALAD) in young birds fed automotive waste oil.  Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 12(1):31-35. abstract

Hall, R. J., A. A. Belisle, and L. Sileo.  1983.  Residues of petroleum hydrocarbons in tissues of sea turtles exposed to the IXTOC I oil spill.  Journal of Wildlife Diseases 19(2):106-109. abstract

Lewis, S. J. and R. A. Malecki.  1983.  Reproductive success of great black-backed and herring gulls in response to egg-oiling.  Pages 98-114 in D. Rosie and S. N. Barnes, editors.  The Effects of Oil on Birds: Physiological Research, Clinical Applications, and Rehabilitation.  A Multi-discipline Symposium.   Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware.  iv, 178 pp.

Serafin, J. A.  1983.  Nutrition and disease relationships that may serve as models for feeding oiled birds.  Pages 167-178  in D. Rosie and S. N. Barnes, editors.  The Effects of Oil on Birds: A Multi-discipline Symposium.   Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware.  iv, 178 pp.

Vangilder, L. D. and T. J. Peterle.  1983.  Mallard egg quality: Enhancement by low levels of petroleum and chlorinated hydrocarbons.  Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 30(1):17-23. abstract

Albers, P. H.  1984.  Effects of oil and dispersants on birds.  Pages 101-110 in   Region 9 Oil Dispersants Workshop, 7-9 February 1984, Santa Barbara, Holiday Inn.   Sponsored by Region 9 Regional Response Team, in cooperation with U.S. Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, ... [et al.].  207 pp. PDF

Hoffman, D. J. and P. H. Albers.  1984.  Evaluation of potential embryotoxicity and teratogenicity of 42 herbicides, insecticides, and petroleum contaminants to mallard eggs.  Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 13(1):15-27. abstract

Lewis, S. J. and R. A. Malecki.  1984.  Effects of egg oiling on larid productivity and population dynamics.  Auk 101(3):584-592. PDF

Lindstedt-Siva, J., P. H. Albers, K. W. Fucik, and N. G. Maynard.  1984.  Ecological considerations for the use of dispersants in oil spill response.  Pages 363-377 in Tom E. Allen, editor.  Oil Spill Chemical Dispersants: Research, Experience, and Recommendations.   ASTM-STP 840.  American Society for Testing and Materials, Philadelphia, PA.  465 pp. abstract

Rattner, B. A., V. P. Eroschenko, G. A. Fox, D. M. Fry, and J. Gorsline.  1984.  Avian endocrine responses to environmental pollutants.  Journal of Experimental Zoology 232(3):683-689. abstract

Vangilder, L. D. and T. J. Peterle. 1984. Impairment of mallard reproduction by dietary crude oil or DDE. Pages 107-119 in Actas del XV Congreso Internacional de Fauna Cinegetica y Silvestre, Trujill (Cáceres), España, 1981. Transactions of the Congress of the International Union of Game Biologists 15. Estacion Biologica de Doñana, Federacion Española de Caza, Seville, Spain. xii, 917 pp.

Albers, P. H., A. A. Belisle, D. M. Swineford, and R. J. Hall.  1985.  Environmental contamination in the oil fields of western Pennsylvania.  Oil & Petrochemical Pollution 2(4):265-280. abstract

Erwin, R. M., G. J. Smith, and R. B. Clapp.  1986.  Winter distribution and oiling of common terns in Trinidad:  A further look.  Journal of Field Ornithology 57(4):300-308. PDF

Eisler, R.  1987.  Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Hazards to Fish, Wildlife and Invertebrates:  A Synoptic Review.   Contaminant Hazard Reviews Report 11 ; Biological Report 85(1.11).  U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Laurel, MD.  viii, 81 pp. PDF

Flickinger, E. L. and C. M. Bunck.  1987.  Number of oil-killed birds and fate of bird carcasses at crude oil pits in Texas.  Southwestern Naturalist 32(3):377-381. abstract

King, K. A., C. J. Stafford, B. W. Cain, A. J. Mueller, and H. D. Hall.  1987.  Industrial, agricultural, and petroleum contaminants in cormorants wintering near the Houston Ship Channel, Texas, USA.  Colonial Waterbirds 10(1):93-99. abstract

Hall, R. J. and N. C. Coon.  1988.  Interpreting residues of petroleum hydrocarbons in wildlife tissues.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Biological Report 88(15).  8 pp. PDF

Albers, P. H.  1991.  Oil spills and living organisms.    Texas Agricultural Extension Service, College Station, Texas.  9 pp. PDF

Albers, P. H.  1991.  Oil spills and the environment:  A review of chemical fate and biological effects of petroleum.  Pages 1-12 in Jan White, editor.  The Effects of Oil on Wildlife: Research, Rehabilitation, and General Concerns.   Sheridan Press, Hanover, PA.  ii, 210 pp.

Custer, T. W., J. W. Bickham, T. B. Lyne, T. Lewis, L. A. Ruedas, C. M. Custer, and M. J. Melancon.  1994.  Flow cytometry for monitoring contaminant exposure in black-crowned night-herons.  Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 27(2):176-179. abstract

Albers, P. H.  1995.  Oil, biological communities and contingency planning.  Pages 1-9 in Lynne Frink, Katherine Ball-Weir, and Charlotte Smith, editors.  Wildlife and Oil Spills: Response, Research, and Contingency Planning.   Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research Inc., Newark, DE.  182 pp.

Albers, P. H.  1995.  Petroleum and individual polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.  Pages 330-355 in David J. Hoffman, Barnett A. Rattner, G. Allen Burton, Jr., and John Cairns, Jr., editors.  Handbook of Ecotoxicology.   Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, Florida.  x, 755 pp.

Albers, P. H.  2003.  Petroleum and Individual polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.  Pages 341-371 in David J. Hoffman, Barnett A. Rattner, G. Allen Burton, Jr., and John Cairns, Jr., editors.  Handbook of Ecotoxicology.  2nd edition.  Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, FL.  1,290 pp.

Golden, N. H. and B. A. Rattner.  2003.  Ranking terrestrial vertebrate species for utility in biomonitoring and vulnerability to environmental contaminants.  Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 176:67-136.

Albers, P. H.  2006.  Birds and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.  Avian and Poultry Biology Reviews 17(4):125-140. abstract