B Braune

Summary

Affiliation: Environment Canada
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A geographical comparison of mercury in seabirds in the eastern Canadian Arctic
    Birgit M Braune
    Environment Canada, National Wildlife Research Centre, Carleton University, Raven Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3, Canada Electronic address
    Environ Int 66:92-6. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Organohalogen contaminants and total mercury in forage fish preyed upon by thick-billed murres in northern Hudson Bay
    Birgit M Braune
    Environment Canada, National Wildlife Research Centre, Carleton University, Raven Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3, Canada Electronic address
    Mar Pollut Bull 78:258-66. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Perfluorinated sulfonate and carboxylate compounds in eggs of seabirds breeding in the Canadian Arctic: temporal trends (1975-2011) and interspecies comparison
    Birgit M Braune
    Environment Canada, National Wildlife Research Centre, Carleton University, Raven Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0H3
    Environ Sci Technol 47:616-24. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Toxicity of methylmercury injected into eggs of thick-billed murres and arctic terns
    Birgit M Braune
    Environment Canada, National Wildlife Research Centre, Carleton University, Raven Road, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0H3, Canada
    Ecotoxicology 21:2143-52. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Biomarker responses associated with halogenated organic contaminants in northern fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis) breeding in the Canadian Arctic
    Birgit M Braune
    Environment Canada, National Wildlife Research Centre, Carleton University, Raven Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0H3
    Environ Pollut 159:2891-8. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Organochlorines and mercury in waterfowl harvested in Canada
    Birgit M Braune
    National Wildlife Research Centre, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, Carleton University, Raven Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Environ Monit Assess 114:331-59. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Persistent halogenated organic contaminants and mercury in northern fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis) from the Canadian Arctic
    Birgit M Braune
    Environment Canada, National Wildlife Research Centre, Carleton University, Raven Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0H3
    Environ Pollut 158:3513-9. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Elevated mercury levels in a declining population of ivory gulls in the Canadian Arctic
    Birgit M Braune
    Environment Canada, National Wildlife Research Centre, Carleton University, Raven Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0H3
    Mar Pollut Bull 52:978-82. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Temporal trends of organochlorines and mercury in seabird eggs from the Canadian Arctic, 1975-2003
    Birgit M Braune
    Environment Canada, National Wildlife Research Centre, Carleton University, Raven Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H3 Canada
    Environ Pollut 148:599-613. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Levels and trends of organochlorines and brominated flame retardants in ivory gull eggs from the Canadian Arctic, 1976 to 2004
    Birgit M Braune
    Environment Canada, National Wildlife Research Centre, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0H3
    Sci Total Environ 378:403-17. 2007

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. ncbi request reprint A geographical comparison of mercury in seabirds in the eastern Canadian Arctic
    Birgit M Braune
    Environment Canada, National Wildlife Research Centre, Carleton University, Raven Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3, Canada Electronic address
    Environ Int 66:92-6. 2014
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  2. doi request reprint Organohalogen contaminants and total mercury in forage fish preyed upon by thick-billed murres in northern Hudson Bay
    Birgit M Braune
    Environment Canada, National Wildlife Research Centre, Carleton University, Raven Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3, Canada Electronic address
    Mar Pollut Bull 78:258-66. 2014
    ..Biomagnification factors from whole fish to thick-billed murre liver across all species were generally higher for Σ21PCB and ΣDDT. ΣPBDE did not biomagnify. ..
  3. doi request reprint Perfluorinated sulfonate and carboxylate compounds in eggs of seabirds breeding in the Canadian Arctic: temporal trends (1975-2011) and interspecies comparison
    Birgit M Braune
    Environment Canada, National Wildlife Research Centre, Carleton University, Raven Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0H3
    Environ Sci Technol 47:616-24. 2013
    ..These are the first interspecies comparisons for PFASs in seabirds from the Canadian Arctic...
  4. doi request reprint Toxicity of methylmercury injected into eggs of thick-billed murres and arctic terns
    Birgit M Braune
    Environment Canada, National Wildlife Research Centre, Carleton University, Raven Road, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0H3, Canada
    Ecotoxicology 21:2143-52. 2012
    ..3 % in the murre embryos and 3.6 % in the tern embryos. However, given that the eggs were taken from wild populations, it is unlikely that the deformities observed in this study were due to MeHg exposure alone...
  5. doi request reprint Biomarker responses associated with halogenated organic contaminants in northern fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis) breeding in the Canadian Arctic
    Birgit M Braune
    Environment Canada, National Wildlife Research Centre, Carleton University, Raven Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0H3
    Environ Pollut 159:2891-8. 2011
    ..001) as well as total PCBs (p < 0.01), which suggests that EROD induction occurs in northern fulmars at environmentally-relevant concentrations...
  6. ncbi request reprint Organochlorines and mercury in waterfowl harvested in Canada
    Birgit M Braune
    National Wildlife Research Centre, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, Carleton University, Raven Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Environ Monit Assess 114:331-59. 2006
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  7. doi request reprint Persistent halogenated organic contaminants and mercury in northern fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis) from the Canadian Arctic
    Birgit M Braune
    Environment Canada, National Wildlife Research Centre, Carleton University, Raven Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0H3
    Environ Pollut 158:3513-9. 2010
    ..TEQ was comprised mainly of ΣTEQ(PCDF). Concentrations of Hg and the persistent halogenated compounds reported in this study were below published toxicological threshold values for wild birds...
  8. ncbi request reprint Elevated mercury levels in a declining population of ivory gulls in the Canadian Arctic
    Birgit M Braune
    Environment Canada, National Wildlife Research Centre, Carleton University, Raven Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0H3
    Mar Pollut Bull 52:978-82. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Temporal trends of organochlorines and mercury in seabird eggs from the Canadian Arctic, 1975-2003
    Birgit M Braune
    Environment Canada, National Wildlife Research Centre, Carleton University, Raven Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H3 Canada
    Environ Pollut 148:599-613. 2007
    ..Although the contaminant concentrations reported in this study are below published threshold values, mercury and beta-HCH concentrations continue to increase suggesting that continued monitoring is warranted...
  10. ncbi request reprint Levels and trends of organochlorines and brominated flame retardants in ivory gull eggs from the Canadian Arctic, 1976 to 2004
    Birgit M Braune
    Environment Canada, National Wildlife Research Centre, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0H3
    Sci Total Environ 378:403-17. 2007
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  11. doi request reprint Environmental contaminants in Canadian shorebirds
    Birgit M Braune
    National Wildlife Research Centre, Environment Canada, Carleton University, Raven Road, Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1A 0H3
    Environ Monit Assess 148:185-204. 2009
    ..6 and 5.1 microg g(-1) dw in dunlin samples from the Pacific coast. There is no evidence that contaminants were adversely affecting the shorebirds sampled from the Canadian locations in this study...
  12. ncbi request reprint Mercury and selenium in livers of waterfowl harvested in Northern Canada
    Birgit M Braune
    National Wildlife Research Centre, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, Carleton University Raven Road, Ottawa, ON K1A 0H3, Canada
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 50:284-9. 2006
    ..0 mg x kg(-1) ww and some king eiders as well as some surf and white-winged scoters contained hepatic selenium concentrations >10 mg x kg(-1) ww suggesting levels of potential concern...
  13. ncbi request reprint Persistent organic pollutants and mercury in marine biota of the Canadian Arctic: an overview of spatial and temporal trends
    B M Braune
    National Wildlife Research Centre, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, Carleton University Raven Road, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1A 0H3
    Sci Total Environ 351:4-56. 2005
    ..Continuing temporal monitoring of POPs and Hg in a variety of marine biota must be a priority...
  14. ncbi request reprint Organochlorines and trace elements in upland game birds harvested in Canada
    Birgit M Braune
    National Wildlife Research Centre, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, Carleton University, Raven Road, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1A 0H3
    Sci Total Environ 363:60-9. 2006
    ..Health Canada determined that the organochlorine and trace element levels found in samples of breast muscle of game birds analysed in this study did not pose a health hazard to human consumers and therefore these birds were safe to eat...
  15. ncbi request reprint Regional differences in collagen stable isotope and tissue trace element profiles in populations of long-tailed duck breeding in the Canadian Arctic
    Birgit M Braune
    National Wildlife Research Centre, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, Carleton University, Raven Road, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1A 0H3
    Sci Total Environ 346:156-68. 2005
    ..However, hepatic Se concentrations in 64% of the females exceeded 10 mug/g dw and concentrations in 8% of the birds measured exceeded 33 microg/g dw suggesting levels of potential concern...
  16. ncbi request reprint Trace elements and halogenated organic compounds in Canadian Arctic seabirds
    Birgit M Braune
    Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, National Wildlife Research Centre, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1A 0H3
    Mar Pollut Bull 48:986-92. 2004
  17. ncbi request reprint Dioxins, furans, and non-ortho PCBs in Canadian Arctic seabirds
    Birgit M Braune
    Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, National Wildlife Research Centre, Carleton University, Raven Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0H3
    Environ Sci Technol 37:3071-7. 2003
    ..Concentrations of some of the PCDDs and PCDFs are among the highest reported for Canadian Arctic biota...
  18. ncbi request reprint Contaminant residues in seabird eggs from the Canadian Arctic. II. Spatial trends and evidence from stable isotopes for intercolony differences
    B M Braune
    Canadian Wildlife Service, National Wildlife Research Centre, Hull, Quebec, Canada
    Environ Pollut 117:133-45. 2002
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  19. ncbi request reprint Contaminant residues in seabird eggs from the Canadian Arctic. Part I. Temporal trends 1975-1998
    B M Braune
    Canadian Wildlife Service, National Wildlife Research Centre, 100 Gamelin Boulevard, Hull, Quebec, Canada K1A 0H3
    Environ Pollut 114:39-54. 2001
    ..Changing deposition patterns of xenobiotic compounds over the summer and winter ranges of these birds provide a likely explanation for differing exposures through time...
  20. ncbi request reprint Spatial and temporal trends of contaminants in Canadian Arctic freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems: a review
    B Braune
    Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, National Wildlife Research Center, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Sci Total Environ 230:145-207. 1999
    ..There is very limited temporal trend information for most contaminants in biota of Arctic terrestrial and freshwater environments...
  21. ncbi request reprint Trace element and metallothionein concentrations in seabirds from the Canadian Arctic
    Birgit M Braune
    Environment Canada, National Wildlife Research Centre, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Environ Toxicol Chem 27:645-51. 2008
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first report of MT concentrations and their relationships with trace metals in Arctic seabirds...
  22. ncbi request reprint Spatial and temporal trends and effects of contaminants in the Canadian Arctic marine ecosystem: a review
    D Muir
    National Water Research Institute, Environment Canada, Burlington, ON, Canada
    Sci Total Environ 230:83-144. 1999
    ..The MFO enzyme data for polar bear, beluga and seals suggest that even the relatively low levels of contaminants present in Arctic animals may not be without biological effects, especially during years of poor feeding...
  23. doi request reprint Trophic structure and mercury distribution in a Gulf of St. Lawrence (Canada) food web using stable isotope analysis
    Raphael A Lavoie
    Biology Department, University of Ottawa, 30 Marie Curie, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1N 6N5
    Sci Total Environ 408:5529-39. 2010
    ..This suggests that Hg would be readily bioavailable to organisms at the base of the benthic food chain, but trophic transfer would be more efficient in each trophic level of pelagic and benthopelagic food chains...
  24. ncbi request reprint Marine birds as indicators of Arctic marine ecosystem health: linking the Northern Ecosystem Initiative to long-term studies
    Mark L Mallory
    Environment Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service, Iqaluit, NU
    Environ Monit Assess 113:31-48. 2006
    ..Collectively these studies provided new data that supported NEI objectives of monitoring the health of the Arctic ecosystem, and contributed to Canada's international obligations for Arctic science...
  25. ncbi request reprint Trace elements in marine birds, arctic hare and ringed seals breeding near Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut, Canada
    Mark L Mallory
    Canadian Wildlife Service, P O Box 1714, Iqaluit, NU, Canada X0A 0H0
    Mar Pollut Bull 49:135-41. 2004
  26. ncbi request reprint Persistent organic pollutants in marine birds, arctic hare and ringed seals near Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut, Canada
    Mark L Mallory
    Canadian Wildlife Service, P O Box 1714, Iqaluit, NU, X0A 0H0, Canada
    Mar Pollut Bull 50:95-101. 2005
  27. ncbi request reprint Contaminant concentrations in breeding and non-breeding northern fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis L.) from the Canadian high arctic
    Mark L Mallory
    Canadian Wildlife Service, P O Box 1714, Iqaluit, NU, Canada X0A 0H0
    Chemosphere 64:1541-4. 2006
    ..Concentrations of measured POPs were lower than those associated with avian health concerns, and there was no evidence that POPs in the birds were contributing to additional breeding stress...
  28. doi request reprint Inter- and intraclutch variation in egg mercury levels in marine bird species from the Canadian Arctic
    Jason A Akearok
    Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, Iqaluit, NU, Canada X0A 0H0
    Sci Total Environ 408:836-40. 2010
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  29. doi request reprint Polychlorinated naphthalenes in polar environments--a review
    Terry F Bidleman
    Centre for Atmospheric Research Experiments, Science and Technology Branch, Environment Canada, Egbert, ON, Canada
    Sci Total Environ 408:2919-35. 2010
    ..PCNs accounted for <1% of total TEQ in ringed seal, Weddell seal, seabirds and polar bear, but up to 6-15% in beluga and pilot whale. TEQ due to PCNs were generally low in harbour seal, but up to 9% of total TEQ in some animals...
  30. ncbi request reprint Identification of long-chain perfluorinated acids in biota from the Canadian Arctic
    Jonathan W Martin
    Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, 80 St George Street, Lash Miller Building, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H6, Canada
    Environ Sci Technol 38:373-80. 2004
    ..Future studies should continue to monitor all fluorinated contaminants and examine the absolute and relative toxicities for this novel suite of PFCAs...
  31. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of long-chained perfluorinated carboxylates in seabirds from the Canadian Arctic between 1975 and 2004
    Craig M Butt
    Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, 80 St George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H6, Canada
    Environ Sci Technol 41:3521-8. 2007
    ..Finally, the detection of the 8:2 and 10:2 FTUCAs in seabirds is suggestive of fluorotelomer alcohols as a source of some PFCAs...