Melissa A McKinney

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Brominated flame retardants and halogenated phenolic compounds in North American west coast bald eaglet (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) plasma
    Melissa A McKinney
    National Wildlife Research Centre, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3, Canada
    Environ Sci Technol 40:6275-81. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Bioaccumulation and biotransformation of brominated and chlorinated contaminants and their metabolites in ringed seals (Pusa hispida) and polar bears (Ursus maritimus) from East Greenland
    Robert J Letcher
    Wildlife and Landscape Science Directorate, Science and Technology Branch, Environment Canada, National Wildlife Research Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Environ Int 35:1118-24. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Regional contamination versus regional dietary differences: understanding geographic variation in brominated and chlorinated contaminant levels in polar bears
    Melissa A McKinney
    Ecotoxicology and Wildlife Health Division, Science and Technology Branch, Environment Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3, Canada
    Environ Sci Technol 45:896-902. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Global change effects on the long-term feeding ecology and contaminant exposures of East Greenland polar bears
    Melissa A McKinney
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
    Glob Chang Biol 19:2360-72. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Trophic transfer of contaminants in a changing arctic marine food web: Cumberland Sound, Nunavut, Canada
    Melissa A McKinney
    Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada
    Environ Sci Technol 46:9914-22. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Flame retardants and legacy contaminants in polar bears from Alaska, Canada, East Greenland and Svalbard, 2005-2008
    Melissa A McKinney
    Ecotoxicology and Wildlife Health Division, Science and Technology Branch, Environment Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3, Canada
    Environ Int 37:365-74. 2011
  7. doi request reprint The role of diet on long-term concentration and pattern trends of brominated and chlorinated contaminants in western Hudson Bay polar bears, 1991-2007
    Melissa A McKinney
    Ecotoxicology and Wildlife Health Division, Science and Technology Branch, Environment Canada, Carleton University Raven Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3, Canada
    Sci Total Environ 408:6210-22. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Sea ice-associated diet change increases the levels of chlorinated and brominated contaminants in polar bears
    Melissa A McKinney
    Wildlife Toxicology and Disease Program, Science and Technology Branch, Environment Canada, Ottawa, Ontario KJA 0H3, Canada
    Environ Sci Technol 43:4334-9. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Influence of carbon and lipid sources on variation of mercury and other trace elements in polar bears (Ursus maritimus)
    Heli Routti
    Ecotoxicology and Wildlife Health Division, Science and Technology Branch, Environment Canada, National Wildlife Research Centre, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario
    Environ Toxicol Chem 31:2739-47. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Comparative hepatic microsomal biotransformation of selected PBDEs, including decabromodiphenyl ether, and decabromodiphenyl ethane flame retardants in Arctic marine-feeding mammals
    Melissa A McKinney
    Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Environ Toxicol Chem 30:1506-14. 2011

Detail Information

Publications14

  1. ncbi request reprint Brominated flame retardants and halogenated phenolic compounds in North American west coast bald eaglet (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) plasma
    Melissa A McKinney
    National Wildlife Research Centre, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3, Canada
    Environ Sci Technol 40:6275-81. 2006
    ..This study demonstrates that west coast North American bald eagles contain previously unreported organohalogens, which have the potential to impact the health and survival of these raptors...
  2. doi request reprint Bioaccumulation and biotransformation of brominated and chlorinated contaminants and their metabolites in ringed seals (Pusa hispida) and polar bears (Ursus maritimus) from East Greenland
    Robert J Letcher
    Wildlife and Landscape Science Directorate, Science and Technology Branch, Environment Canada, National Wildlife Research Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Environ Int 35:1118-24. 2009
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Regional contamination versus regional dietary differences: understanding geographic variation in brominated and chlorinated contaminant levels in polar bears
    Melissa A McKinney
    Ecotoxicology and Wildlife Health Division, Science and Technology Branch, Environment Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3, Canada
    Environ Sci Technol 45:896-902. 2011
    ..Understanding diet/food web factors is important to accurately interpret contaminant trends, particularly in a changing Arctic...
  4. doi request reprint Global change effects on the long-term feeding ecology and contaminant exposures of East Greenland polar bears
    Melissa A McKinney
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
    Glob Chang Biol 19:2360-72. 2013
    ..Overall, considerable changes are occurring in the EG marine ecosystem, with consequences for contaminant dynamics. ..
  5. doi request reprint Trophic transfer of contaminants in a changing arctic marine food web: Cumberland Sound, Nunavut, Canada
    Melissa A McKinney
    Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada
    Environ Sci Technol 46:9914-22. 2012
    ..These results demonstrate that, in addition to climate change-related long-range transport/deposition/revolatilization changes, increasing numbers of transient/subarctic animals may alter food web contaminant dynamics...
  6. doi request reprint Flame retardants and legacy contaminants in polar bears from Alaska, Canada, East Greenland and Svalbard, 2005-2008
    Melissa A McKinney
    Ecotoxicology and Wildlife Health Division, Science and Technology Branch, Environment Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3, Canada
    Environ Int 37:365-74. 2011
    ..However, slow or stalling declines of certain historic pollutants like PCBs and a complex mixture of "new" chemicals continue to be of concern to polar bear health and that of their arctic marine ecosystems...
  7. doi request reprint The role of diet on long-term concentration and pattern trends of brominated and chlorinated contaminants in western Hudson Bay polar bears, 1991-2007
    Melissa A McKinney
    Ecotoxicology and Wildlife Health Division, Science and Technology Branch, Environment Canada, Carleton University Raven Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3, Canada
    Sci Total Environ 408:6210-22. 2010
    ..Contaminant pattern trends may be useful in distinguishing the possible role of ecological/diet changes on contaminant burdens from expected dynamics due to atmospheric sources and weathering...
  8. ncbi request reprint Sea ice-associated diet change increases the levels of chlorinated and brominated contaminants in polar bears
    Melissa A McKinney
    Wildlife Toxicology and Disease Program, Science and Technology Branch, Environment Canada, Ottawa, Ontario KJA 0H3, Canada
    Environ Sci Technol 43:4334-9. 2009
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Influence of carbon and lipid sources on variation of mercury and other trace elements in polar bears (Ursus maritimus)
    Heli Routti
    Ecotoxicology and Wildlife Health Division, Science and Technology Branch, Environment Canada, National Wildlife Research Centre, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario
    Environ Toxicol Chem 31:2739-47. 2012
    ..Based on these findings, the authors suggest that carbon and lipid sources for polar bears should be taken into account when one is assessing spatial and temporal trends of long-range transported trace elements...
  10. doi request reprint Comparative hepatic microsomal biotransformation of selected PBDEs, including decabromodiphenyl ether, and decabromodiphenyl ethane flame retardants in Arctic marine-feeding mammals
    Melissa A McKinney
    Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Environ Toxicol Chem 30:1506-14. 2011
    ..Similar cause for concern may exist regarding DBDPE, given similarities of physicochemical and environmental behavior to BDE209, current evidence of biotransformation, and increasing use of DBDPE as a replacement for BDE209...
  11. ncbi request reprint Organohalogen contaminants and metabolites in beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) liver from two Canadian populations
    Melissa A McKinney
    Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4, Canada
    Environ Toxicol Chem 25:1246-57. 2006
    ..Canadian beluga whale liver contains previously unidentified organohalogen contaminants and metabolites and, thus, a complexity of contaminant exposure that may be impacting the health of Canadian beluga whale populations...
  12. ncbi request reprint Biotransformation of polybrominated diphenyl ethers and polychlorinated biphenyls in beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) and rat mammalian model using an in vitro hepatic microsomal assay
    Melissa A McKinney
    Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ont, Canada N9B 3P4
    Aquat Toxicol 77:87-97. 2006
    ..This may suggest that the formation of potentially toxic oxidative PCB and PBDE products (metabolites), in addition to the parent pollutants, may be contributing to contaminant-related stress effects on the health of beluga whale...
  13. ncbi request reprint Characterization and profiling of hepatic cytochromes P450 and phase II xenobiotic-metabolizing enzymes in beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) from the St. Lawrence River Estuary and the Canadian Arctic
    Melissa A McKinney
    Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ont, Canada N9B 3P4
    Aquat Toxicol 69:35-49. 2004
    ..and CA animals demonstrated similar, immunologically cross-reactive phase I and II hepatic enzyme profiles, which is suggestive of the importance of metabolism in the toxicokinetics and fate of xenobiotics in animals from both populations..