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dc.contributor.authorCosta, R. A.pt
dc.contributor.authorEeva, T.pt
dc.contributor.authorEira, C.pt
dc.contributor.authorVaqueiro, J.pt
dc.contributor.authorMedina, P.pt
dc.contributor.authorVingada, J. V.pt
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-30T15:58:54Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.issn0275-7540pt
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10773/19092-
dc.description.abstractPasserine species have been increasingly used as monitors of metal pollution, especially by making use of non-destructive indicators of bird exposure, such as collecting feathers, faeces or blood. During this study, mercury concentrations were determined in feathers, faeces and blood of nestling great tits (Parus major) in industrial (a paper mill) and rural sites on the west coast of Portugal. The aim of this study was to compare the level of mercury in both areas over the study period, as indicated by nestlings' mercury levels, while assessing possible contamination effects on the breeding performance and health status of great tits. Over the years, feathers showed a significant annual decrease in mercury contamination in the study area. Blood analyses also revealed a significant annual decrease in mercury concentrations, but no significant differences were detected between areas. Faeces data showed no significant difference between years or areas. We found no direct influence of mercury levels on nestling health status or great tit breeding performance.pt
dc.language.isoengpt
dc.publisherTaylor & Francispt
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/SFRH/SFRH%2FBD%2F42532%2F2007/PTpt
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/SFRH/SFRH%2FBD%2F31425%2F2006/PTpt
dc.relationCENTRO-07-ST24-FEDER-002033pt
dc.relationMI-PI-40-ARH/2012pt
dc.rightsrestrictedAccesspor
dc.subjectbreeding performancept
dc.subjectgreat titpt
dc.subjectmercury pollutionpt
dc.subjectnestlingspt
dc.titleGreat tits breeding performance and mercury contamination from the paper and pulp industry in the west coast of Portugalpt
dc.typearticle
dc.peerreviewedyespt
ua.distributioninternationalpt
degois.publication.firstPage206pt
degois.publication.issue3
degois.publication.issue3pt
degois.publication.lastPage215pt
degois.publication.titleChemistry and Ecologypt
degois.publication.volume30pt
dc.date.embargo10000-01-01-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02757540.2013.856891pt
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