William A. Halteman

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We monitored nest boxes during 1997-1999 at Acadia National Park, Mt. Desert Island, ME and at an old-field site in Orono, ME to determine mercury (Hg) uptake in tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) eggs, tissues, and food boluses. Also, in 1998-1999 we monitored nest boxes at Grove Pond and Plow Shop Pond at a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Superfund(More)
The objective was to determine the seasonal fluctuations in serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) in a group of healthy adolescents living in a northern climate. Twenty-three 9- to 11-year-old girls participated in the study from September 2000 to March 2003. Serum 25-OHD and parathyroid hormone levels were measured each September and March. Dietary intake of(More)
Ursine hibernation uniquely combines prolonged skeletal unloading, anuria, pregnancy, lactation, protein recycling, and lipolysis. This study presents a radiographic and biochemical picture of bone metabolism in free-ranging, female American black bears (Ursus americanus) that were active (spring bears and autumn bears) or hibernating (hibernating bears).(More)
Using a soil bioassay technique, seedling growth and incidence of disease of wild mustard (Brassica kaber) and sweet corn (Zea mays) were assessed in soil from field plots that received either of two treatments: incorporated red clover (Trifolium pratense) residue plus application of compost (`amended soil'), or application of ammonium nitrate fertilizer(More)
Soil heat units (degree days) have previously been shown to predict net N mineralization from crop residues and papermil sludge. The present study was designed to identity the effects of soil water potential on predictions of mineralization with heat units and to compare field and laboratory results of white lupin (Lupinus albus L. cv. ‘Ultra’) N(More)
The behavior of two strains of Listeria monocytogenes (147 and ATCC 19111) was evaluated at different stages of salmon processing. At lower temperatures of 2, 7, and 11 degrees C, L. monocytogenes survived on dry wood surfaces for at least 3 days without added nutrients but was unrecoverable after 2 days at 22 degrees C. Moisture or minimal nutrients on the(More)
This study investigated whether occupational exposure in pulp and paper mills or geographic proximity to mills was associated with an increase in risk for respiratory disease hospitalizations. Three years (1980 to 1982) of 100% age- and sex-adjusted hospital admission rates for selected respiratory diagnoses were calculated for 66 Maine towns located(More)
Most experimental additions of nitrogen to forest ecosystems apply the N to the forest floor, bypassing important processes taking place in the canopy, including canopy retention of N and/or conversion of N from one form to another. To quantify these processes, we carried out a large-scale experiment and determined the fate of nitrogen applied directly to a(More)
A study was conducted to determine the bronchoscopic and chest roentgenographic findings associated with a positive TBNA. One hundred fifty-seven of 465 patients who were diagnosed for the first time as having carcinoma of the lung had a positive aspirate. Bronchoscopic findings associated with a positive TBNA of N2 nodes were carinal widening and(More)