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Environmental fate of roxarsone in poultry litter. Part II. Mobility of arsenic in soils amended with poultry litter
Poultry litter often contains arsenic as a result of organo-arsenical feed additives. When the poultry litter is applied to agricultural fields, the arsenic is released to the environment and may result in increased arsenic in surface and groundwater and increased uptake by plants. The release of arsenic from poultry litter, litter-amended soils, and soils without litter amendment was examined by extraction with water and strong acids (HCI and HNO3). The extracts were analyzed for As, C, P, Cu, Zn, and Fe. Copper, zinc, and iron are also poultry feed additives. Soils with a known history of litter application and controlled application rate of arsenic-containing poultry litter were obtained from the University of...
Wind energy offers the potential to reduce carbon emissions while increasing energy independence and bolstering economic development. However, wind energy has a larger land footprint per Gigawatt (GW) than most other forms of energy production, making appropriate siting and mitigation particularly important. Species that require large unfragmented habitats and those known to avoid vertical structures are particularly at risk from wind development. Developing energy on disturbed lands rather than placing new developments within large and intact habitats would reduce cumulative impacts to wildlife. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that it will take 241 GW of terrestrial based wind development on approximately...
Stable isotope food web analysis of a large subtropical lake: alternative explanations for 15N enrichment of pelagic vs. littoral fisheries
The food webs of littoral, pelagic, and littoral-pelagic ecotone (interface) regions of a large subtropical lake were investigated using stable isotope ratio methods, expanding the focus of a previous fish-only study to include other food web components such as primary producers and invertebrates. In these food webs, delta13C increased approximately 4 per thousand and delta15N increased approximately 10 per thousand from primary producers to fish. The delta15N of fish was approximately 9 per thousand in the littoral zone, approximately 10 per thousand in the ecotone, and approximately 12 per thousand in the pelagic zone. The cross-habitat enrichment in fish 15N corresponded with both an increase in the size of fish...
The Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center 's mission is to provide scientific understanding and the technology needed to support sound management and conservation of our nation's natural resources, with emphasis on western ecosystems. The scientists from FRESC capitalize on their diverse expertise to answer critically important scientific questions shaped by the equally diverse environments of the western United States. FRESC scientists collaborate with each other and with partners to provide rigorous, objective, and timely information and guidance for the management and conservation of biological systems in the West and worldwide. Research activities are concentrated in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada,...
Use of pseudotyped retroviral vectors to analyze the receptor-binding pocket of hemagglutinin from a pathogenic avian influenza A virus (H7 subtype).
Enantioselective accumulation of alpha -hexachlorocyclohexane in northern fur seals and double-crested cormorants: Effects of biological and ecological factors in the higher trophic levels
Spatial and temporal trends in levels of trace metals and PCBs in the European badger Meles meles (L., 1758) in The Netherlands: Implications for reproduction
Molecular evolution and ecological stress at global, regional and local scales: The Israeli perspective
Dynamics of radionuclide concentrations in calcified tissues of reindeer in the western Russian Arctic
Epidemiology of paratuberculosis in wild ruminants studied by restriction fragment length polymorphysm in Czech Republic during the period 1995-1998
Effects of Human Colonization on the Abundance and Diversity of Mammals in Eastern Brazilian Amazonia
Willow flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) surveys in the Colorado River delta: implications for management