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"Pollution and Contaminants Contributing to Species Decline as Outlined in Species Recovery Plans"
Amphibians and Reptiles

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For some introductory information, go here. You can find additional information about the fields in this database by accessing the key and documentation. Also, to learn more about the US Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Recovery Plans, go here.

Enter text you would like to search for in any combination in the following fields. For example, to search for turtles, specify "turtle" or "Turtle" in the Common Name box and then press the Search button at the bottom of the page. This would find the common names that include the word "turtle"; and/or you could provide a genus and species name to narrow down your search. You can also enter parts of words, such as "rubri" for the species--this is the first part of the species name "rubriventris". As an example, if you specify the word "red" for a search criteria in birds for the common name field, you will get results with the letters "red" contained in the name such as "Red-cockaded woodpecker" and "Yellow-shouldered blackbird". Complete your selections from the fields below and then press search. This search will provide output that meets all of the criteria you have specified. If you have specifed too many criteria, you may not see any output that meets your request. Conversely, if you specify no criteria, the system will warn you and not provide any output.

Information on these web pages should be cited as follows:

Fellows, Valerie. 2003. MS Thesis entitled "Pollution and Contaminants Contributing to Species Decline: An Analysis of Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Plans", University of Maryland, Eastern Shore.

Questions or comments?--email Dr. Hank Pattee

Common Name:    Genus:  

Species: Subspecies:

Contributor to cause of decline 1 to N; summary of the action threatening a species

Primary source of stress associated with decline:
Agricultural - (ex. feedlots, pastures, crop production, rangeland) Industrial - (ex. large coroporations, processing plants, paper mills, chemical manugacturers) Municipal - (urban, suburban, rurl and residential; ex. runoff from lawns and streets) Waterway navigation - (alteration of a body of water or any part of its structure or processes) Select one below:

Primary stressors attributing to cause of decline 1 to N:

Specific contaminant listed as a cause of decline 1 to N:

Tissue contaminant reported in cause of decline 1 to N
(eg., liver, muscle, etc.):

Residue concentration of contaminant reported in tissue 1 to N
(in ppm or pg/g, etc.)

Matrix--Abiotic source of exposure for cause of decline:
Path--Primary pathway to tissue concentration for cause of decline 1 to N:
Mode--Mode of action of cause of decline 1 to N
(includes suspect or potential toxicological impacts):

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