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Assessing heavy metal pollution using Great Tits (Parus major): feathers and excrements from nestlings and adults
Passerine species have been increasingly used as bioindicators of metal bioaccumulation especially by taking benefit of non-invasive procedures, such as collecting feathers and excrements. In 2009,Expand
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Trace Elements in Faeces of Great Tit Nestlings in Relation to Breeding Performance in Coastal Areas in Central Portugal
This long-term study (2003–2010) compared the breeding parameters of great tits living in a paper-and-pulp–industry area to those of great tits living in a rural area on the west coast of Portugal.Expand
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Effects of Air Pollution from Pulp and Paper Industry on Breeding Success of Great tit in Maritime Pine Forests
Abstract: Air pollution has been found to have direct and indirect effects on forest passerines, but there is very little information on the effects of emissions from the pulp and paper industry.Expand
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Trace element concentrations in Proteocephalus macrocephalus (Cestoda) and Anguillicola crassus (Nematoda) in comparison to their fish host, Anguilla anguilla in Ria de Aveiro, Portugal.
The use of some fish parasites as bioindicators of heavy metal pollution has been demonstrated as particularly adequate due to their capacity of bioconcentration. This study evaluated the effect ofExpand
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Great tits breeding performance and mercury contamination from the paper and pulp industry in the west coast of Portugal
Passerine 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.Expand
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Monitorização de aves arrojadasna costa Portuguesa 2011/12
No âmbito do projeto FAME – Future of the Atlantic Marine Environment, foi definido um esquema de monitorizacao de aves arrojadas, nos anos de 2011 e 2012, baseado em transetos nas zonas de maiorExpand
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Great tit response to decreasing industrial heavy metal emissions
This study evaluated the effects of environmental pollution on decreasing great tit (Parus major) breeding parameters in an industrial area in the west coast of Portugal. Several great tit breedingExpand