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Natalie Karouna-Renier


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Areas of Study

Identifying the Genetic Basis of Avian Susceptibility to Mercury

Multigenerational and Egg Injection Studies for Endocrine Disruptive Chemicals in Birds

Effects of Short Chain Chlorinated Paraffins (SCCPs) Developing Birds

Avian Egg Injection Studies for Assessing Adverse Outcomes Associated with Exposure to Flame Retardants



Lazarus, R. S., B. A. Rattner, P. C. McGowan, R. C. Hale, N. K. Karouna-Renier, R. A. Erickson, and M. A. Ottinger. 2016. Chesapeake Bay fish-osprey (Pandion haliaetus) food chain: Evaluation of contaminant exposure and genetic damage. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Online Early Abstract


Bigorgne, E., T. W. Custer, P. M. Dummer, R. A. Erickson, N. Karouna-Renier, S. Schultz, C. M. Custer, W. E. Thogmartin, and C. W. Matson. 2015. Chromosomal damage and EROD induction in tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) along the Upper Mississippi River, Minnesota, USA. Ecotoxicology online early March 17 Abstract

Fernie, K. J., V. Palace, L. E. Peters, N. Basu, R. J. Letcher, N. K. Karouna-Renier, S. L. Schultz, R. S. Lazarus, and B. A. Rattner. 2015. Investigating endocrine and physiological parameters of captive American kestrels exposed by diet to selected organophosphate flame retardants. Environmental Science and Technology Online Early May 19 Abstract

Lazarus, R. S., B. A. Rattner, P. C. McGowan, R. C. Hale, S. L. Schultz, N. K. Karouna-Renier, and M. A. Ottinger. 2015. Decadal re-evaluation of contaminant exposure and productivity of ospreys (Pandion haliaetus) nesting in Chesapeake Bay Regions of Concern. Environmental Pollution 205:278-290. Abstract


Karouna-Renier, N. K., C. White, C. R. Perkins, J. J. Schmerfeld, and D. Yates. 2014 . Assessment of mitochondrial DNA damage in little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus) collected near a mercury-contaminated river . Ecotoxicology 23(8):1419-1429. Abstract


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


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

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

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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