Utilizing the great blue heron (Ardea herodias)in ecological risk assessments of bioaccumulativecontaminants

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Science Article 5

abstract

Selection of an appropriate species isa key element of effective ecological risk assessments(ERA), especially when site-specific fieldstudies are to be employed. Great blue herons(GBH) possess several ideal characteristics of areceptor species for the assessment of bioaccumulativecompounds in the environment.

Rita Marie Seston, Matthew John Zwiernik ET AL., Environ Monit Assess

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