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Nesting Northern Fulmars on a cliff colony at Cape Vera

Related Publications
 

Blais, J.M., Kimpe, L.E., McMahon, D., Keatley, B.E., Mallory, M.L., Douglas, M.S.V., and Smol, J.P. 2005. Arctic seabirds transport marine-derived contaminants. Science 309: 445. Click here for media release

Blais, J.M., Kimpe, L.E., McMahon, D., Keatley, B.E., Mallory, M.L., Douglas, M.S.V., and Smol, J.P. 2005. Tracing contaminants with δ15N measurements: Response. Science 310: 443.

Blais, J.M., Macdonald, R.W., Mackay, D., Webster, E., Harvey, C. and Smol, J.P. 2007. Biologically mediated transport of contaminants to aquatic ecosystems. Environmental Science & Technology 41: 1075-1084.

Michelutti, N., Blais, J.B., Liu, H., Keatley, B.E., Douglas, M.S.V., Mallory, M.L. and Smol, J.P. 2008. A test of the possible influence of seabird activity on the 210Pb flux in high Arctic ponds at Cape Vera, Devon Island, Nunavut: implications for radiochronology. J. Paleolimnology 40:783-791.

Brimble, S.K., Blais, J.M., Kimpe, L.E., Mallory, M.L., Keatley, B.E., Douglas, M.S.V., and Smol, J.P. 2009. Bioenrichment of trace elements in a series of ponds near a northern fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) colony at Cape Vera, Devon Island. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 66: 949-958.

Brimble, S.K., Foster, K.L., Mallory, M.L., Macdonald, R., Smol, J.P. and Blais, J.M. 2009. High Arctic ponds receiving biotransported nutrients from a nearby seabird colony are also subject to potentially toxic loadings of arsenic, cadmium, and zinc. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 28: 2426-2433.

Michelutti, N., Liu, H., Smol, J.P., Kimpe, L.E., Keatley, B., Mallory, M., Douglas, M.S.V., and Blais, J.M. 2009. Accelerated delivery of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in recent sediments near a large seabird colony at Cape Vera, Devon Island, Arctic Canada. Environmental Pollution 157: 2769-2775. 

Michelutti, N., Keatley, B.E., Brimble, S., Blais, J.M., Liu, H., Douglas, M.S.V., Mallory, M.L., and Smol, J.P.  2009. Seabird-driven shifts in Arctic pond ecosystems. Proceedings of the Royal Society (Lond), Series B 276: 591-596.  

Keatley, B.E., Douglas, M.S.V., Blais, J.M., Mallory, M.L., and J.P. Smol, J.P. 2009. Impacts of seabird-derived nutrients on water quality and diatom assemblages from Cape Vera, Devon Island, Canadian High Arctic. Hydrobiologia 621: 191-205. 

Brimble, S.K., Foster, K.L., Mallory, M.L., Macdonald, R., Smol, J.P., and Blais, J.M. 2009. High Arctic ponds receiving biotransported nutrients from a nearby seabird colony are also subject to potentially toxic loadings of arsenic, cadmium, and zinc. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 28: 2426-2433.

Griffiths, K., Michelutti, N., Blais, J.M., Kimpe, L.E., Smol, J.P. 2010. Comparing nitrogen isotopic signals between bulk sediments and invertebrate remains in High Arctic seabird-influenced ponds. J Paleolimnology 44: 405-412.

Choy, E.S. Gauthier, M., Mallory, M.L., Smol, J.P., Douglas, M.S.V., Lean, D., and Blais, J.M. 2010. An isotopic investigation of mercury accumulation in terrestrial food webs adjacent to an Arctic seabird colony. State of the Total Environment 408: 1858-1867.

Choy, E.S., Kimpe, L.E., Mallory, M.L., Smol, J.P., and Blais, J.M. 2010. Contamination of an arctic terrestrial food web with marine-derived persistent organic pollutants transported by breeding seabirds. Environmental Pollution 158: 3431-3438.

Michelutti, N., Mallory, M.L., Blais, J.B., Douglas, M.S.V., and Smol, J.P. 2011. Chironomid assemblages from seabird-affected High Arctic ponds. Polar Biology 34: 799-812.

Keatley, B.E., Blais, J.M., Douglas, M.S.V., Gregory-Eaves, I., Mallory, M.L., and Smol, J.P. 2011. Historical seabird population dynamics and their effects on Arctic pond ecosystems: a multi-proxy paleolimnological study from Cape Vera, Devon Island, Arctic Canada. Fundamental and Applied Limnology 179: 51-66.

Foster, K.L., Kimpe, L.E., Brimble, S.K., Liu, H., Mallory, M.L., Smol, J.P., Macdonald, R.W., and Blais, J.M. 2011. Effects of seabird vectors on the fate, partitioning, and signatures of contaminants in a High Arctic ecosystem. Environmental Science & Technology 45: 10053-10060.

Stewart, E.M., Michelutti, N., Blais, J.M., Mallory, M., Douglas, M.S.V., and Smol, J.P. 2013. Contrasting the effects of climatic, nutrient, and oxygen dynamics on subfossil chironomid assemblages: A paleolimnological experiment from eutrophic high Arctic ponds. J. Paleolimnology 49: 205-219.

Cheng, W., Sun, L., Kimpe, L.E., Mallory, M.L., Smol, J.P., Gallant, L.R., Li, J., and Blais, J.M. 2016. Sterols and stanols preserved in pond sediments track seabird biovectors in a High Arctic environment. Environmental Science & Technology 50: 9351-9360.

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