Kimberly J Fernie

Summary

Country: Canada

Publications

  1. Fernie K, Marteinson S, Chen D, Palace V, Peters L, Soos C, et al. Changes in thyroid function of nestling tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) in relation to polycyclic aromatic compounds and other environmental stressors in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region. Environ Res. 2018;169:464-475 pubmed publisher
  2. Marteinson S, Fernie K. Is the current-use flame retardant, DBE-DBCH, a potential obesogen? Effects on body mass, fat content and associated behaviors in American kestrels. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2019;169:770-777 pubmed publisher
  3. Marteinson S, Fernie K. Is the current-use flame retardant, DBE-DBCH, a potential obesogen? Effects on body mass, fat content and associated behaviors in American kestrels. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2019;169:770-777 pubmed publisher
  4. Fernie K, Marteinson S, Soos C, Chen D, Cruz Martinez L, Smits J. Reproductive and developmental changes in tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) are influenced by multiple stressors, including polycyclic aromatic compounds, in the Athabasca Oil Sands. Environ Pollut. 2018;238:931-941 pubmed publisher
    ..The swallows' exposure and accumulation of parent-PACs, alkyl-PACs and DBTs, the timing of hatching, their diet and exposure to highly inclement rains, contributed to their reproductive and developmental changes. ..
  5. Guigueno M, Karouna Renier N, Henry P, Head J, Peters L, Palace V, et al. Female hatchling American kestrels have a larger hippocampus than males: A link with sexual size dimorphism?. Behav Brain Res. 2018;349:98-101 pubmed publisher
  6. Fernie K, Marteinson S, Chen D, Eng A, Harner T, Smits J, et al. Elevated exposure, uptake and accumulation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by nestling tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) through multiple exposure routes in active mining-related areas of the Athabasca oil sands region. Sci Total Environ. 2018;624:250-261 pubmed publisher
    ..g., wetlands). ..
  7. Marteinson S, Eulaers I, Jaspers V, Covaci A, Eens M, Letcher R, et al. Transfer of hexabromocyclododecane flame retardant isomers from captive American kestrel eggs to feathers and their association with thyroid hormones and growth. Environ Pollut. 2017;220:441-451 pubmed publisher
    ..020), demonstrating for the first time that feather concentrations may be used to model the effect of body burdens on physiological endpoints. ..
  8. Marteinson S, Palace V, Letcher R, Fernie K. Disruption of thyroxine and sex hormones by 1,2-dibromo-4-(1,2-dibromoethyl)cyclohexane (DBE-DBCH) in American kestrels (Falco sparverius) and associations with reproductive and behavioral changes. Environ Res. 2017;154:389-397 pubmed publisher
  9. Guigueno M, Fernie K. Birds and flame retardants: A review of the toxic effects on birds of historical and novel flame retardants. Environ Res. 2017;154:398-424 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, connecting in vivo endpoints with molecular endpoints for non-domesticated avian species is also highly important, and essential to linking FR exposure with reduced fitness and population-level effects. ..

More Information

Publications11

  1. Fernie K, Chabot D, Champoux L, Brimble S, Alaee M, Marteinson S, et al. Spatiotemporal patterns and relationships among the diet, biochemistry, and exposure to flame retardants in an apex avian predator, the peregrine falcon. Environ Res. 2017;158:43-53 pubmed publisher
    ..These associations of FR-endocrine-biochemical measures suggest possible exposure-related changes in these birds and further study is warranted. ..
  2. Fernie K, Letcher R. Waste-water treatment plants are implicated as an important source of flame retardants in insectivorous tree swallows (Tachicyneta bicolor). Chemosphere. 2018;195:29-39 pubmed publisher
    ..Our study suggests that WWTPs are an important source of legacy and new FR contaminants for birds consuming prey that are associated with WWTP out-flows. ..