Bioaccumulation of trace elements in omnivorous amphibian larvae: implications for amphibian health and contaminant transport.

@article{Unrine2007BioaccumulationOT,
  title={Bioaccumulation of trace elements in omnivorous amphibian larvae: implications for amphibian health and contaminant transport.},
  author={Jason M Unrine and William A Hopkins and Christopher S. Romanek and Brian P. Jackson},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={2007},
  volume={149 2},
  pages={182-92}
}
Despite the influence that amphibians have on the flow of energy and nutrients in ecological systems, the role that amphibians play in transporting contaminants through food webs has received very little attention. This study was undertaken to investigate bioaccumulation of trace elements in amphibians relative to other small aquatic organisms in a contaminated wetland. We collected bullfrog larvae (Rana catesbeiana) along with three other species of small vertebrates and four species of… CONTINUE READING

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This study was undertaken to investigate bioaccumulation of trace elements in amphibians relative to other small aquatic organisms in a contaminated wetland .
We collected bullfrog larvae ( Rana catesbeiana ) along with three other species of small vertebrates and four species of invertebrates from a site contaminated with a wide array of trace elements and analyzed them for trace element concentrations and stable nitrogen and carbon isotope composition .
We collected bullfrog larvae ( Rana catesbeiana ) along with three other species of small vertebrates and four species of invertebrates from a site contaminated with a wide array of trace elements and analyzed them for trace element concentrations and stable nitrogen and carbon isotope composition .
This study was undertaken to investigate bioaccumulation of trace elements in amphibians relative to other small aquatic organisms in a contaminated wetland .
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