J Burger

Summary

Affiliation: Rutgers University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Contaminant levels in Herring (Larus argentatus) and Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) eggs from colonies in the New York harbor complex between 2012 and 2013
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ, 08854, USA
    Ecotoxicology 24:445-52. 2015
  2. pmc Public perceptions of natural resource damages and the resources that require restoration
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 73:1325-36. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Complexity of bioindicator selection for ecological, human, and cultural health: Chinook salmon and red knot as case studies
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 187:4233. 2015
  4. doi request reprint Interspecific and locational differences in metal levels in edible fish tissue from Saudi Arabia
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 186:6721-46. 2014
  5. ncbi request reprint Recreational rates and future land-use preferences for four Department of Energy sites: consistency despite demographic and geographical differences
    Joanna Burger
    Nelson Biological Laboratory, Division of Life Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Res 95:215-23. 2004
  6. doi request reprint Interspecific and intraspecific variation in selenium:mercury molar ratios in saltwater fish from the Aleutians: potential protection on mercury toxicity by selenium
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Sci Total Environ 431:46-56. 2012
  7. pmc Selenium:mercury molar ratios in freshwater fish from Tennessee: individual, species, and geographical variations have implications for management
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Ecohealth 9:171-82. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Mercury and selenium levels, and selenium:mercury molar ratios of brain, muscle and other tissues in bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) from New Jersey, USA
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    Sci Total Environ 443:278-86. 2013
  9. pmc Environmental management: integrating ecological evaluation, remediation, restoration, natural resource damage assessment and long-term stewardship on contaminated lands
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute and Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    Sci Total Environ 400:6-19. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Effects of lead on behavior, growth, and survival of hatchling slider turtles
    J Burger
    Nelson Biological Laboratory, Rutgers University, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 55:495-502. 1998

Detail Information

Publications150 found, 100 shown here

  1. doi request reprint Contaminant levels in Herring (Larus argentatus) and Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) eggs from colonies in the New York harbor complex between 2012 and 2013
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ, 08854, USA
    Ecotoxicology 24:445-52. 2015
    ..A long term data set on mercury levels in Herring Gulls indicated that the differences between 2012 and 2013 were greater than usual. Several different factors could account for these differences, and these are discussed. ..
  2. pmc Public perceptions of natural resource damages and the resources that require restoration
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 73:1325-36. 2010
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Complexity of bioindicator selection for ecological, human, and cultural health: Chinook salmon and red knot as case studies
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 187:4233. 2015
    ..We describe several endpoints for salmon and knots that can be used for ecological, human, and cultural/societal health. ..
  4. doi request reprint Interspecific and locational differences in metal levels in edible fish tissue from Saudi Arabia
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 186:6721-46. 2014
    ..These findings can be used in risk assessments, design of mercury reduction plans, development of fish advisories to protect public health, and future management decision-making. ..
  5. ncbi request reprint Recreational rates and future land-use preferences for four Department of Energy sites: consistency despite demographic and geographical differences
    Joanna Burger
    Nelson Biological Laboratory, Division of Life Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Res 95:215-23. 2004
    ..This information is particularly relevant to the Department of Energy's "Risk-based End State Vision."..
  6. doi request reprint Interspecific and intraspecific variation in selenium:mercury molar ratios in saltwater fish from the Aleutians: potential protection on mercury toxicity by selenium
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Sci Total Environ 431:46-56. 2012
    ....
  7. pmc Selenium:mercury molar ratios in freshwater fish from Tennessee: individual, species, and geographical variations have implications for management
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Ecohealth 9:171-82. 2012
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Mercury and selenium levels, and selenium:mercury molar ratios of brain, muscle and other tissues in bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) from New Jersey, USA
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    Sci Total Environ 443:278-86. 2013
    ....
  9. pmc Environmental management: integrating ecological evaluation, remediation, restoration, natural resource damage assessment and long-term stewardship on contaminated lands
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute and Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    Sci Total Environ 400:6-19. 2008
    ..Integration and iteration among these disciplines is possible only with continued interactions among practitioners, regulators, policy-makers, Native American Tribes, and the general public...
  10. ncbi request reprint Effects of lead on behavior, growth, and survival of hatchling slider turtles
    J Burger
    Nelson Biological Laboratory, Rutgers University, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 55:495-502. 1998
    ..Righting response was significantly impaired by lead; time to right was directly related to lead dose. Size also affected behavior; larger hatchlings turned over more quickly and reached cover sooner than did smaller hatchlings...
  11. ncbi request reprint Landfills, nocturnal foraging, and risk to aircraft
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 64:273-90. 2001
    ..Some actual night dumping has been carried out since October 3 1997 without apparently attracting gulls, suggesting that careful operations with appropriate institutional controls can make nighttime dumping feasible...
  12. ncbi request reprint Effects of lead and exercise on endurance and learning in young herring gulls
    Joanna Burger
    Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 57:136-44. 2004
    ..We suggest that in nature, exercise can improve performance of lead-exposed birds by partially mitigating the effects of lead, thereby increasing survival of lead-impaired chicks...
  13. doi request reprint Factors affecting mercury and selenium levels in New Jersey flatfish: low risk to human consumers
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Sciences Institute EOHSI, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 72:853-60. 2009
    ..S. Environmental Protection Agency reference dose of 0.1 microg/kg body weight/d of methylmercury (MeHg). However, high-end fish eaters consuming several such meals per week may exceed recommended levels...
  14. ncbi request reprint Mercury, arsenic, cadmium, chromium lead, and selenium in feathers of pigeon guillemots (Cepphus columba) from Prince William Sound and the Aleutian Islands of Alaska
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082 USA
    Sci Total Environ 387:175-84. 2007
    ..The levels of most metals are below the known effects levels, except for mercury and selenium, which are high enough to potentially pose a risk to pigeon guillemots and to their predators...
  15. ncbi request reprint Effect of deep-frying fish on risk from mercury
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 66:817-28. 2003
    ..9 microg/g in cooked fish). Deep-frying with and without breading resulted in weight loss of 25% and 39%, while mercury levels increased by 45% and 75%, perhaps due to the breading and absorption of oil. At the mean fish..
  16. doi request reprint Temporal trends (1989-2011) in levels of mercury and other heavy metals in feathers of fledgling great egrets nesting in Barnegat Bay, NJ
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Res 122:11-7. 2013
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  17. ncbi request reprint Spatial and temporal patterns in metal levels in eggs of common terns (Sterna hirundo) in New Jersey
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, 604 Allison Road, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Sci Total Environ 311:91-100. 2003
    ..Mercury in common tern eggs may be a contributing cause to their local decline...
  18. ncbi request reprint Mercury levels and potential risk from subsistence foods from the Aleutians
    Joanna Burger
    Nelson Biological Laboratory, Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Sci Total Environ 384:93-105. 2007
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  19. doi request reprint Regulatory requirements and tools for environmental assessment of hazardous wastes: understanding tribal and stakeholder concerns using Department of Energy sites
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    J Environ Manage 91:2707-16. 2010
    ..S. and elsewhere, derive from a lack of either understanding of, or consensus about, the regulatory process, including the timing and types of required characterizations and data in support of site characterizations and risk assessments...
  20. ncbi request reprint Mercury and selenium in fish from the Savannah river: species, trophic level, and locational differences
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Nelson Biological Laboratories, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Res 87:108-18. 2001
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  21. ncbi request reprint Mercury in canned tuna: white versus light and temporal variation
    Joanna Burger
    Nelson Biological Laboratory, Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Nelson Hall, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Res 96:239-49. 2004
    ..5 ppm, it would be prudent to continue some systematic monitoring of the nation's canned fish supply, particularly as the targets of commercial fisheries inevitably change as certain stocks become depleted...
  22. doi request reprint Mercury and other metals in eggs and feathers of glaucous-winged gulls (Larus glaucescens) in the Aleutians
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 152:179-94. 2009
    ..However, levels of mercury in some gull eggs are within a range suggesting that several eggs should not be eaten in one day by sensitive humans...
  23. doi request reprint Ecocultural attributes: evaluating ecological degradation in terms of ecological goods and services versus subsistence and tribal values
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Risk Anal 28:1261-72. 2008
    ..Our argument is that intact natural resources are essential elements of many cultural resources, and this aspect requires and demands adequate consideration (and may therefore require compensation)...
  24. doi request reprint Mercury and other metals in feathers of common eider (Somateria mollissima) and tufted puffin (Fratercula cirrhata) from the Aleutian chain of Alaska
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 56:596-606. 2009
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  25. ncbi request reprint Daily consumption of wild fish and game: exposures of high end recreationists
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation, and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Int J Environ Health Res 12:343-54. 2002
    ..Similar data are not generally available, either for the U.S. as a whole, or for specific geographical locations, although there are data for self-caught fish because of the issuance of consumption advisories for U.S. waters...
  26. ncbi request reprint Assessing perceptions about ecosystem health and restoration options in three east coast estuaries
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Center for Urban Restoration Ecology, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 83:145-62. 2003
    ..To enhance their value, people want to remove pollution and improve both the habitat quality and the educational and recreational facilities...
  27. ncbi request reprint A model for selecting bioindicators to monitor radionuclide concentrations using Amchitka Island in the Aleutians as a case study
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, and Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA
    Environ Res 105:316-23. 2007
    ..The process is applicable to other sites with ecologically important buffer lands or waters, or where contamination issues are contentious...
  28. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing acquisition of ecological and exposure information about hazards and risks from contaminated sites
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 137:413-25. 2008
    ..Protection of human health and the environment requires that people understand ecological and exposure information, particularly on buffer lands...
  29. ncbi request reprint Radionuclides in marine fishes and birds from Amchitka and Kiska Islands in the Aleutians: establishing a baseline
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Health Phys 92:265-79. 2007
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  30. ncbi request reprint Metal levels in eggs of common terns (Sterna hirundo) in New Jersey: temporal trends from 1971 to 2002
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    Environ Res 94:336-43. 2004
    ..The spike in 1999 is unexplained...
  31. ncbi request reprint Metal levels in blood, muscle and liver of water snakes (Nerodia spp.) from New Jersey, Tennessee and South Carolina
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Nelson Biological Laboratory, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    Sci Total Environ 373:556-63. 2007
    ..Moreover, because of their wide geographical distribution and use of varying trophic compartments, this genus can be useful for cross-site comparisons...
  32. ncbi request reprint Assessing ecological resources for remediation and future land uses on contaminated lands
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Manage 34:1-10. 2004
    ..This information will be useful not only to DOE managers but also to natural resource trustees, ecologists, state and federal regulators, and the general public in the discourse over future uses of these lands...
  33. ncbi request reprint Lead levels in exposed herring gulls: differences in the field and laboratory
    J Burger
    Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08855 1059, USA
    Toxicol Ind Health 13:193-202. 1997
    ..Thus, both in ecological risk assessments and in using birds as bioindicators, caution is required in extrapolating from laboratory studies in field conditions...
  34. ncbi request reprint Recreation, consumption of wild game, risk, and the Department of Energy sites: perceptions of people attending the Lewiston, ID, "Roundup"
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, and Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences Institute, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 56:221-34. 1999
    ..The relative gender differences in recreational rates mean that men are potentially more at risk, particularly since hunting (on both sites) and fishing (on Hanford) are attractive...
  35. doi request reprint Heavy metals in fish from the Aleutians: interspecific and locational differences
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ, USA Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235, USA Electronic address
    Environ Res 131:119-30. 2014
    ..3 ppm), and arsenic in two fish species. However, even at low mercury levels, people who consume fish almost daily will exceed guideline values from the Centers for Disease Control and the Environmental Protection Agency...
  36. ncbi request reprint Metals in albatross feathers from midway atoll: influence of species, age, and nest location
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Res 82:207-21. 2000
    ..Chicks of both species have higher levels in their down than in their contour feathers, indicating potentially higher exposure during the early chick phase...
  37. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in risk from mercury among Savannah River fishermen
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Nelson Biological Laboratory, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Risk Anal 21:533-44. 2001
    ..5 ppm. The risk methodology is applicable anywhere that comparable data can be obtained. The risk estimates are representative for fishermen along the Savannah River, and are not necessarily for the general populations...
  38. ncbi request reprint Are we reaching the target audience? Evaluation of a fish fact sheet
    J Burger
    Division of Life Science, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Sci Total Environ 277:77-86. 2001
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  39. ncbi request reprint Risk, mercury levels, and birds: relating adverse laboratory effects to field biomonitoring
    J Burger
    Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, Nelson Biology Laboratory, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Res 75:160-72. 1997
    ..Species with dangerously elevated mercury levels in feathers include great egret (Ardea [=Egretta] alba), snowy egret [Egretta thula), and black skimmers...
  40. doi request reprint Ecological information needs for environmental justice
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Risk Anal 30:893-905. 2010
    ....
  41. doi request reprint Metals in tissues of migrant semipalmated sandpipers (Calidris pusilla) from Delaware Bay, New Jersey
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ, USA Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute EOHSI, Piscataway, NJ, USA Electronic address
    Environ Res 133:362-70. 2014
    ..In all cases, the ratio was above 21, suggesting the potential for amelioration of mercury toxicity. ..
  42. doi request reprint Fish consumption behavior and rates in native and non-native people in Saudi Arabia
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA Electronic address
    Environ Res 133:141-8. 2014
    ..These data can be used by health professionals, risk assessors, and environmental regulators to examine potential risk from contaminants in fish, and to compare consumption rates with other sites...
  43. doi request reprint Selenium:mercury molar ratios in bullfrog and leopard frog tadpoles from the northeastern United States
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ, 08854, USA
    Ecohealth 11:154-63. 2014
    ..Most of the variation in the ratio was accounted for by selenium levels, field sites, and exposure period. ..
  44. doi request reprint Health concerns and perceptions of central and coastal New Jersey residents in the 100 days following Superstorm Sandy
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ, USA Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA Institute of Marine and Coastal Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA Electronic address
    Sci Total Environ 481:611-8. 2014
    ....
  45. doi request reprint Selenium and mercury molar ratios in commercial fish from New Jersey and Illinois: variation within species and relevance to risk communication
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Food Chem Toxicol 57:235-45. 2013
    ..Further, people who are selenium deficient may be more at risk from mercury toxicity than others...
  46. doi request reprint Stakeholder participation in research design and decisions: scientists, fishers, and mercury in saltwater fish
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute EOHSI, Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation CRESP, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Ecohealth 10:21-30. 2013
    ..While community participatory research is more time-consuming and expensive than traditional scientific research, both the process and results are better scientifically in terms of community relevance...
  47. doi request reprint Frequency and rates of outdoor activities, and perceptions of places to perform these activities by Native Americans and Caucasians interviewed in Tennessee
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Ecohealth 9:399-410. 2012
    ..Planning and management require information on public policy, human needs and requirements, and human perceptions and evaluations of environmental characteristics...
  48. pmc Selenium and mercury molar ratios in saltwater fish from New Jersey: individual and species variability complicate use in human health fish consumption advisories
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Nelson Biological Laboratory, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Res 114:12-23. 2012
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  49. ncbi request reprint Heavy metals and selenium in grebe eggs from Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge in northern Minnesota
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 107:285-95. 2005
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Element levels in snakes in South Carolina: differences between a control site and exposed site on the Savannah River site
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 112:35-52. 2006
    ..Individuals with high exposure of one element were exposed to high levels of other elements...
  51. ncbi request reprint Effects of cooking on radiocesium in fish from the Savannah River: exposure differences for the public
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Nelson Hall, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 46:231-5. 2004
    ..The data also suggest that surveys determining consumption should specifically ask about portion size before or after cooking and state which was used in their methods...
  52. ncbi request reprint Metal levels in tissues of Florida gar (Lepisosteus platyrhincus) from Lake Okeechobee
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 90:187-201. 2004
    ..S. and do not pose a problem for humans. However, liver levels average over the 0.5 microg g(-1) level considered safe for human consumption, and might pose a problem for non-human consumers that eat the fish whole...
  53. pmc Mercury in commercial fish: optimizing individual choices to reduce risk
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:266-71. 2005
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  54. ncbi request reprint Radionuclides in marine macroalgae from Amchitka and Kiska Islands in the Aleutians: establishing a baseline for future biomonitoring
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    J Environ Radioact 91:27-40. 2006
    ..Further, the data indicate that some species (the intertidal Fucus) are better accumulators than others, and these should be used as bioindicators in future monitoring schemes...
  55. ncbi request reprint Selecting species for marine assessment of radionuclides around Amchitka: planning for diverse goals and interests
    Joanna Burger
    Rutgers University, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 123:371-91. 2006
    ..Further, the recognition that a range of stakeholder's needs and interests should be included increases the utility for public-policy makers, and the potential for continued usage to establish long-term trends...
  56. doi request reprint Information needs for siting new, and evaluating current, nuclear facilities: ecology, fate and transport, and human health
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 172:121-34. 2011
    ..For each of the three types of information needs, we expect that only a few of the indicators will be applicable to a particular site and that stakeholders should agree on a site-specific suite...
  57. pmc Conceptual environmental justice model for evaluating chemical pathways of exposure in low-income, minority, native American, and other unique exposure populations
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:S64-73. 2011
    ..Risk assessment can be improved by including nonstandard and unique exposure pathways as described in this conceptual model...
  58. ncbi request reprint Knowledge about fish consumption advisories: a risk communication failure within a university population
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082 USA
    Sci Total Environ 390:346-54. 2008
    ..To provide the public with sufficient information to make sound risk decisions, public agencies and the media have to provide clearer, more directed messages dealing with the basis for making risk decisions...
  59. ncbi request reprint Assessment and management of risk to wildlife from cadmium
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Sci Total Environ 389:37-45. 2008
    ..Managing the risk from cadmium to wildlife involves assessment (including ecological risk assessment), biomonitoring, setting benchmarks of effects, regulations and enforcement, and source reduction...
  60. doi request reprint Locational differences in mercury and selenium levels in 19 species of saltwater fish from New Jersey
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 74:863-74. 2011
    ..Health professionals might use these data to advise patients on which fish are safest to consume (in terms of Hg exposure) from particular geographical regions...
  61. ncbi request reprint Natural resource protection on buffer lands: integrating resource evaluation and economics
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 142:1-9. 2008
    ..We discuss the uses, and the advantages and disadvantages of different evaluation methods for natural resources...
  62. pmc Lead (Pb) in biota and perceptions of Pb exposure at a recently designated Superfund beach site in New Jersey
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 75:272-87. 2012
    ..The fish sampled posed no apparent risk for human consumers, but the algae did...
  63. ncbi request reprint Heavy metals and selenium in grebe feathers from Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge in northern Minnesota
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 53:442-9. 2007
    ..Mercury in the feathers of eared grebes were higher than found from other studies with a wide range of aquatic and marine birds and were above those known to cause adverse effects in laboratory studies, suggesting some cause for concern...
  64. pmc Risk to consumers from mercury in bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) from New Jersey: Size, season and geographical effects
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08855 8082, USA
    Environ Res 109:803-11. 2009
    ..Fish larger than 50cm fork length averaged levels above 0.3ppm, suggesting that eating them should be avoided by pregnant women, children, and others who are at risk...
  65. ncbi request reprint Methodologies, bioindicators, and biomarkers for assessing gender-related differences in wildlife exposed to environmental chemicals
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854P 8082, USA
    Environ Res 104:135-52. 2007
    ....
  66. pmc Fishing, fish consumption, and awareness about warnings in a university community in central New Jersey in 2007, and comparisons with 2004
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Res 108:107-16. 2008
    ..This suggests that the unintended effect of some of the warnings and advisories is to decrease overall fish consumption, rather than to switch from fish species with high levels of contaminants to those with low levels...
  67. pmc Disproportionate exposures in environmental justice and other populations: the importance of outliers
    Michael Gochfeld
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:S53-63. 2011
    ..The number of individuals above the 95th percentile of any distribution may be small and unrepresentative, but these outliers are the ones who need to be protected...
  68. ncbi request reprint Food chain differences affect heavy metals in bird eggs in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey
    Joanna Burger
    Graduate Program in Ecology and Evolution, Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08855, USA
    Environ Res 90:33-9. 2002
    ....
  69. pmc Methods for and approaches to evaluating susceptibility of ecological systems to hazardous chemicals
    J Burger
    Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08855 1059, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 105:843-8. 1997
    ..This same methodological approach can be applied to aquatic ecosystems and to highly altered ecosystems such as agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and urbanization...
  70. ncbi request reprint Effects of lead on birds (Laridae): a review of laboratory and field studies
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health B Crit Rev 3:59-78. 2000
    ..The timing and sequencing of CAM expression is critical to normal development, and the different consequences of lead exposure at different ages may be related to interference at different points in the sequence...
  71. ncbi request reprint Resources and estuarine health: perceptions of elected officials and recreational fishers
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 58:245-60. 1999
    ..The results suggest that the views of a wide range of coastal users should be considered when making environmental health decisions...
  72. ncbi request reprint Shifting priorities at the Department of Energy's bomb factories: protecting human and ecological health
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, 604 Allison Road, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Manage 31:157-67. 2003
    ....
  73. ncbi request reprint Environmental attitudes and perceptions of future land use at the Savannah River Site: are there racial differences?
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, CRESP, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 53:255-62. 1998
    ..This is in contrast to much of previously published work that shows that blacks exhibit lower concerns and actions than whites for environmental problems...
  74. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in attitudes about fish safety in a coastal population
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 53:181-92. 1998
    ..These results suggest that any program to inform the public about the potential dangers from contaminated fish should take into account gender differences in perceptions...
  75. ncbi request reprint Restoration, stewardship, environmental health, and policy: understanding stakeholders' perceptions
    Joanna Burger
    Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation CRESP and, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Manage 30:631-40. 2002
    ..These data suggest that both expert and nonexpert perceptions about restoration and stewardship should be incorporated into environmental management decisions...
  76. ncbi request reprint Metals in horseshoe crabs from Delaware Bay
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854, USA
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 44:36-42. 2003
    ..Contaminant levels have generally declined in the eggs of horseshoe crabs from 1993 to 2001, suggesting that contaminants are not likely to be a problem for secondary consumers or a cause of their decline...
  77. ncbi request reprint Metal levels in horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus) from Maine to Florida
    Joanna Burger
    Nelson Biological Laboratory FAS, Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Alison Street, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Res 90:227-36. 2002
    ..Our results indicate that site-specific data are essential for managers to evaluate the potential threat from contaminants to both the horseshoe crabs and those that consume them...
  78. doi request reprint Comparison of arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, manganese, mercury and selenium in feathers in bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), and comparison with common eider (Somateria mollissima), glaucous-winged gull (Larus glaucescens), pigeon guillemot (Cepp
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 152:357-67. 2009
    ..Eagle chicks tended to have lower levels of manganese than older eagles...
  79. doi request reprint Changes in Aleut concerns following the stakeholder-driven Amchitka independent science assessment
    Joanna Burger
    Nelson Biological Laboratory, Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Risk Anal 29:1156-69. 2009
    ....
  80. doi request reprint Pollution, contamination and future land use at Brookhaven National Laboratory
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 55:341-7. 2008
    ....
  81. doi request reprint Arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, manganese, mercury, and selenium in feathers of Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) and Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani) from Prince William Sound, Alaska
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Sci Total Environ 398:20-5. 2008
    ..Levels of mercury in kittiwake feathers (mean of 2910 ng/g [ppb]) were within the range of many species of seabirds reported for other studies, and were generally below adverse effects levels...
  82. ncbi request reprint Recreation and risk: potential exposure
    J Burger
    Ecology and Evolution Graduate Program, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08855 1059, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health 52:269-84. 1997
    ..The data clearly indicate that over 25% of the people engage in at least one recreational activity over 20 d per year, and thus exceed the Department of Energy's 14-d recreation assumption in its future land use document...
  83. doi request reprint Perceptions of the risks and benefits of fish consumption: individual choices to reduce risk and increase health benefits
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Res 109:343-9. 2009
    ..These data indicate that respondents did not have enough accurate information about contaminants in fish to make informed risk-balancing decisions...
  84. ncbi request reprint Heavy metals in Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus) from the Aleutians: location, age, size, and risk
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 70:1897-911. 2007
    ..S. EPA reference dose for As and Hg (set at a level to be without adverse effect for any person with this average daily exposure)...
  85. ncbi request reprint Protective sustainability of ecosystems using Department of Energy buffer lands as a case study
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, and Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 70:1815-23. 2007
    ..The tiered approach for ecosystem protection described here can be used for any ecosystems...
  86. ncbi request reprint Assessment of metals in down feathers of female common eiders and their eggs from the Aleutians: arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, manganese, mercury, and selenium
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 143:247-56. 2008
    ..However, Aleuts can seasonally consume several meals of bird eggs a week, suggesting cause for concern for sensitive (pregnant) women...
  87. doi request reprint Collaboration versus communication: The Department of Energy's Amchitka Island and the Aleut Community
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Res 109:503-10. 2009
    ....
  88. ncbi request reprint Metals in tissues of diamondback terrapin from New Jersey
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Nelson Hall, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 77:255-63. 2002
    ..However, the level of mercury in liver is sufficiently high to be problematic for consumers and scavengers that eat liver...
  89. doi request reprint Arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury, and selenium levels in blood of four species of turtles from the Amazon in Brazil
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 73:33-40. 2010
    ..Variations in metal levels among species suggest that blood may be a useful bioindicator. Metal levels were not high enough to pose a health risk to the turtles or to consumers, such as humans...
  90. ncbi request reprint Fishing and risk along the Savannah River: possible intervention
    J Burger
    Ecology and Evolution Graduate Program, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 55:405-19. 1998
    ..These data can be used to design an information program to target the people who may be most at risk from eating fish obtained from the Savannah River...
  91. ncbi request reprint Metals and metallothionein in the liver of raccoons: utility for environmental assessment and monitoring
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 60:243-61. 2000
    ..Metallothionein levels did not correlate well with the principal components from the metals and radiocesium, while autofluorescent background levels tended to correlate better...
  92. doi request reprint Mercury and selenium levels in 19 species of saltwater fish from New Jersey as a function of species, size, and season
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, 604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Sci Total Environ 409:1418-29. 2011
    ..Selenium:mercury molar ratios were generally above 1:1, except for the Mako shark...
  93. ncbi request reprint Contaminated Department of Energy facilities and ecosystems: weighing the ecological risks
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 61:141-54. 2000
    ....
  94. ncbi request reprint Recreation and risk around Los Alamos: are Hispanics more at risk?
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 61:265-80. 2000
    ..There were no differences in recreational rates as a function of income or education. These data can be used for understanding potential exposure of people in the vicinity of Los Alamos...
  95. ncbi request reprint On developing bioindicators for human and ecological health
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation, and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 66:23-46. 2001
    ..For long-term support of a bioindicator, the indicator should be easily understood, and be cost effective. We suggest that bioindicators that can also be used for both ecological and human health risk assessment are optimal...
  96. ncbi request reprint Stewardship and future land use at a Department of Energy site: does self-interest determine ratings?
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8082, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 63:383-95. 2001
    ....
  97. doi request reprint Gender differences in resource use and evaluation of attributes of places of resource use by Native Americans and Caucasians from Western Idaho: relevance to risk evaluations
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 73:1655-64. 2010
    ....
  98. doi request reprint Valuation of environmental quality and eco-cultural attributes in Northwestern Idaho: Native Americans are more concerned than Caucasians
    Joanna Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Nelson Biological Laboratory, Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Environ Res 111:136-42. 2011
    ..Native Americans were less concerned with distance from home for consumptive/non-consumptive activities, compared to religious activities...
  99. ncbi request reprint Radiocesium in fish from the Savannah River and Steel Creek: potential food chain exposure to the public
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8082, USA
    Risk Anal 21:545-59. 2001
    ..Black fishermen consuming that amount of bass from Steel Creek would sustain a lifetime risk of 3.1 x 10(-4), whereas the same consumption of Savannah River bass would yield a risk estimate of 1.5 x 10(-5)...
  100. ncbi request reprint Metals in feathers of sooty tern, white tern, gray-backed tern, and brown noddy from islands in the North Pacific
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 71:71-89. 2001
    ..Contrary to expectation, where the differences were great, metals generally were higher in the feathers of terns and noddies from Midway than from Manana...
  101. ncbi request reprint Exposure of South Carolinians to commercial meats and fish within their meat and fish diet
    J Burger
    Division of Life Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA
    Sci Total Environ 287:71-81. 2002
    ..When all wild-caught and commercial fish and meats are considered, there are significant differences only for ethnicity and gender. Blacks consume significantly more fish than Whites, and men consume significantly more than women...