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Fluctuating Asymmetry in Waterbirds in Relation to Mercury Exposure

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2005-03-30
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2007-08-06

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Herring, G., Eagles-Smith, C.A., and Ackerman, J.T., 2016, Fluctuating Asymmetry in Waterbirds in Relation to Mercury Exposure: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7KW5D5Z.

Summary

The dataset includes the bird species, sex, mercury concentration in breast feathers and whole blood, and the composite measure of fluctuating asymmetry. Statistical models were developed for each species to analyze the relationship between mercury exposure in either breast feathers or whole blood and the composite measure of fluctuating asymmetry, while accounting for the sex of each bird.

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Data were obtained to assess the relationship between mercury exposure and fluctuating asymmetry in four species of waterbirds.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F7KW5D5Z

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