Kimberlee B Beckmen
Affiliation: University of Alaska
- Organochlorine contaminant exposure and associations with hematological and humoral immune functional assays with dam age as a factor in free-ranging northern fur seal pups (Callorhinus ursinus)Kimberlee B Beckmen
Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, P O Box 757000, Fairbanks, AK 99775 7000, USA
Mar Pollut Bull 46:594-606. 2003..Higher OC exposure and poor immune responses in first-born pups may indicate a higher risk of secondary morbidity and mortality than pups of multiparous dams...
- Infectious disease and the decline of Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) in Alaska, USA: insights from serologic dataKathy A Burek
Alaska Veterinary Pathology Services, P O Box 773072, Eagle River, AK 99577, USA
J Wildl Dis 41:512-24. 2005..Systematic monitoring for disease agents and their effects is needed to determine whether infectious disease currently plays a role in the decline and lack of recovery of Steller sea lions...
- Prion protein genes in caribou from AlaskaGeorge M Happ
Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775 7000, USA
J Wildl Dis 43:224-8. 2007..Genetics seems to permit the spread of chronic wasting disease from middle-latitude deer to high-latitude caribou in North America...
- Mercury concentrations in the fur of steller sea lions and northern fur seals from AlaskaKimberlee B Beckmen
Department of Veterinary Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2001 S Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61802, USA
Mar Pollut Bull 44:1130-5. 2002..Analyses indicated higher THg concentrations from SSL pups from PWS compared to the SEA. Mean +/- SD. THg in the NFS pups was 4.90 +/- 1.42 microg/g (n = 34) and for post-partum dams was 7.84 +/- 1.78 microg/g (n = 12)...
- Metal tissue levels in Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) pupsAmie L Holmes
Wise Laboratory of Environmental and Genetic Toxicology, University of Southern Maine, 96 Falmouth Street, Portland, ME 04104, USA
Mar Pollut Bull 56:1416-21. 2008..Neither gender nor region had a significant effect on metal burdens. Future work should consider metal concentrations in juveniles and adults and toxicological studies need to be performed to begin to assess the toxicity of these metals...