Thomas W Custer

Summary

Affiliation: U.S. Geological Survey
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Dredging and contaminant exposure to tree swallows nesting on the upper Mississippi River
    Thomas W Custer
    US Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, 2630 Fanta Reed Road, La Crosse, WI, 54603, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 185:9043-53. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Perfluorinated compound concentrations in great blue heron eggs near St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, in 1993 and 2010-2011
    Thomas W Custer
    U S Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 32:1077-83. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Element patterns in feathers of nestling black-crowned night-herons, Nycticorax nycticorax L., from four colonies in Delaware, Maryland, and Minnesota
    Thomas W Custer
    Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, US Geological Survey, La Crosse, WI 54603, USA
    Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 81:147-51. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Polychlorinated biphenyls, dioxins, furans, and organochlorine pesticides in belted kingfisher eggs from the upper Hudson River basin, New York, USA
    Thomas W Custer
    U S Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, 2630 Fanta Reed Road, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54603, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 29:99-110. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Polychlorinated biphenyls, dioxins, furans, and organochlorine pesticides in spotted sandpiper eggs from the upper Hudson River basin, New York
    Thomas W Custer
    U S Geological Survey, 2630 Fanta Reed Rd, La Crosse, WI 54603, USA
    Ecotoxicology 19:391-404. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Mercury and other element exposure to tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) nesting on Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge, North Dakota
    Thomas W Custer
    US Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, 2630 Fanta Reed Road, La Crosse, WI 54603, USA
    Environ Pollut 155:217-26. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Selenium and metal concentrations in waterbird eggs and chicks at Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge, Minnesota
    Thomas W Custer
    US Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, 2630 Fanta Reed Road, La Crosse, WI 54603, USA
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 53:103-9. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Water level management and contaminant exposure to tree swallows nesting on the Upper Mississippi River
    Thomas W Custer
    US Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, 2630 Fanta Reed Road, La Crosse, WI 54603, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 133:335-45. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Contaminant exposure of barn swallows nesting on Bayou d'Inde, Calcasieu Estuary, Louisiana, USA
    Thomas W Custer
    U S Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, 2630 Fanta Reed Road, La Crosse, WI 54603, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 121:543-60. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Trace element concentrations and bioindicator responses in tree swallows from northwestern Minnesota
    Christine M Custer
    U S Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, 2630 Fanta Reed Road, La Crosse, WI 54603, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 118:247-66. 2006

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. doi request reprint Dredging and contaminant exposure to tree swallows nesting on the upper Mississippi River
    Thomas W Custer
    US Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, 2630 Fanta Reed Road, La Crosse, WI, 54603, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 185:9043-53. 2013
    ..Selenium concentrations at the newly created island were higher and cadmium concentrations were lower in 2010 than 2009. Hatching success of eggs in successful nests was not associated with dredging activities. ..
  2. doi request reprint Perfluorinated compound concentrations in great blue heron eggs near St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, in 1993 and 2010-2011
    Thomas W Custer
    U S Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 32:1077-83. 2013
    ..These high concentrations are at levels associated with physiological and neurological effects in birds...
  3. doi request reprint Element patterns in feathers of nestling black-crowned night-herons, Nycticorax nycticorax L., from four colonies in Delaware, Maryland, and Minnesota
    Thomas W Custer
    Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, US Geological Survey, La Crosse, WI 54603, USA
    Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 81:147-51. 2008
    ..Although trace element patterns in feathers indicated differences among geographical locations, they did not separate all locations well and their usefulness as an indicator of natal colony location may be limited...
  4. ncbi request reprint Polychlorinated biphenyls, dioxins, furans, and organochlorine pesticides in belted kingfisher eggs from the upper Hudson River basin, New York, USA
    Thomas W Custer
    U S Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, 2630 Fanta Reed Road, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54603, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 29:99-110. 2010
    ..However, we cannot rule out the possibility that contaminant concentrations on the Hudson River were not sufficiently high to demonstrate a relationship between contaminant concentrations and reproductive success in kingfishers...
  5. ncbi request reprint Polychlorinated biphenyls, dioxins, furans, and organochlorine pesticides in spotted sandpiper eggs from the upper Hudson River basin, New York
    Thomas W Custer
    U S Geological Survey, 2630 Fanta Reed Rd, La Crosse, WI 54603, USA
    Ecotoxicology 19:391-404. 2010
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  6. ncbi request reprint Mercury and other element exposure to tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) nesting on Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge, North Dakota
    Thomas W Custer
    US Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, 2630 Fanta Reed Road, La Crosse, WI 54603, USA
    Environ Pollut 155:217-26. 2008
    ..As suspected from these low concentrations, mercury concentrations in sample eggs were not a significant factor explaining the hatching success of the remaining eggs in each clutch...
  7. ncbi request reprint Selenium and metal concentrations in waterbird eggs and chicks at Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge, Minnesota
    Thomas W Custer
    US Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, 2630 Fanta Reed Road, La Crosse, WI 54603, USA
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 53:103-9. 2007
    ..Se and metal concentrations, including Cd and Cr, in waterbird eggs and chicks collected at Agassiz in 1998, 1999, and 2001 were not at toxic levels...
  8. ncbi request reprint Water level management and contaminant exposure to tree swallows nesting on the Upper Mississippi River
    Thomas W Custer
    US Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, 2630 Fanta Reed Road, La Crosse, WI 54603, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 133:335-45. 2007
    ..Concentrations of inorganic and organochlorine contaminants in tree swallow eggs and nestlings were not at toxic levels. Hatching success did not differ among years and was comparable to the nationwide average...
  9. ncbi request reprint Contaminant exposure of barn swallows nesting on Bayou d'Inde, Calcasieu Estuary, Louisiana, USA
    Thomas W Custer
    U S Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, 2630 Fanta Reed Road, La Crosse, WI 54603, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 121:543-60. 2006
    ..Trace element concentrations in barn swallow eggs and nestling livers were at background levels and did not differ among the three sites. A biomarker of DNA damage did not differ among sites...
  10. ncbi request reprint Trace element concentrations and bioindicator responses in tree swallows from northwestern Minnesota
    Christine M Custer
    U S Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, 2630 Fanta Reed Road, La Crosse, WI 54603, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 118:247-66. 2006
    ..Bioindicator measurements were within the normal ranges as well...
  11. ncbi request reprint Exposure and effects of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin in tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) nesting along the Woonasquatucket River, Rhode Island, USA
    Christine M Custer
    US Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54603, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 24:93-109. 2005
    ..Three bioindicators, half-peak coefficient of geometric variation, ethoxyresorufin-O-dealkylase activity, and brain asymmetry were assessed relative to TCDD contamination...
  12. ncbi request reprint Exposure and effects of perfluoroalkyl substances in tree swallows nesting in Minnesota and Wisconsin, USA
    Christine M Custer
    Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, U S Geological Survey, 2630 Fanta Reed Road, La Crosse, WI, 54603, USA
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 66:120-38. 2014
    ..There was a credible association between PFOS concentrations in plasma and eggs, so extrapolation between these two commonly sampled tissues can be performed. ..
  13. ncbi request reprint Effects of egg order on organic and inorganic element concentrations and egg characteristics in tree swallows, Tachycineta bicolor
    Christine M Custer
    U S Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, 2630 Fanta Reed Road, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54603, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 29:909-21. 2010
    ..We further recommend that, as long as the two eggs are randomly collected, the additional effort needed to identify and collect specific eggs is not warranted...
  14. ncbi request reprint Adult tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) survival on the polychlorinated biphenyl-contaminated Housatonic River, Massachusetts, USA
    Christine M Custer
    U S Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, 2630 Fanta Reed Road, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54603, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 26:1056-65. 2007
    ..Percentage lipid was positively correlated with total PCBs in eggs. Survival rates were similar among swallows with brown versus blue plumage...
  15. ncbi request reprint Exposure and effects of chemical contaminants on tree swallows nesting along the Housatonic River, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA, 1998-2000
    Christine M Custer
    US Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, 2630 Fanta Reed Road, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54603, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 22:1605-21. 2003
    ..Accumulation rates of total PCBs in 12-d-old nestlings averaged between 34 and 76 microg/d at the sites along the main stem of the Housatonic River compared to <1 microg/d at the reference location...
  16. doi request reprint Mercury and other element exposure in tree swallows nesting at low pH and neutral pH lakes in northern Wisconsin USA
    Thomas W Custer
    US Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, 2630 Fanta Reed Rd, La Crosse, WI 54603, USA
    Environ Pollut 163:68-76. 2012
    ..Mean concentrations of cadmium, manganese, and mercury in nestling livers were higher at low pH lakes than neutral pH lakes. Concentrations of cadmium, chromium, mercury, selenium, and zinc were not at toxic levels...
  17. ncbi request reprint Mercury exposure and effects on cavity-nesting birds from the Carson River, Nevada
    Christine M Custer
    US Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse, WI 54603, USA
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 52:129-36. 2007
    ..Although the sample size was small, Hg might be impacting reproductive end points in cavity-nesting birds from the Carson River. Other trace elements were present at background concentrations...
  18. doi request reprint Exposure and effects of perfluoroalkyl compounds on tree swallows nesting at Lake Johanna in east central Minnesota, USA
    Christine M Custer
    U S Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, 2630 Fanta Reed Rd, La Crosse, WI 54603, USA
    Reprod Toxicol 33:556-62. 2012
    ..There was a negative association between concentrations of PFOS in eggs and hatching success. Reduced hatching success was associated with PFOS levels as low as 150ng/g wet weight...
  19. doi request reprint Adult tree swallow survival on the polychlorinated biphenyl-contaminated Hudson River, New York, USA, between 2006 and 2010
    Christine M Custer
    United States Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 31:1788-92. 2012
    ..Poor early spring weather in 2007 was associated with reduced survival in both plumage-color groups compared to later years. Models with the effects of PCB exposure on survival (all ΔAICc values >5.0) received little support...
  20. doi request reprint Patterns of organic contaminants in eggs of an insectivorous, an omnivorous, and a piscivorous bird nesting on the Hudson River, New York, USA
    Christine M Custer
    U S Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54603, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 29:2286-96. 2010
    ..Metabolic pathway differences in the respective food chains of the three species probably accounted for the differences observed in PCB TEQ, total PCDD-F, and PCDD-F TEQ concentrations among species...
  21. ncbi request reprint Trace elements in lesser scaup (Aythya affinis) from the Mississippi flyway
    Christine M Custer
    USGS, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, 2630 Fanta Reed Rd, La Crosse WI 54603, USA
    Ecotoxicology 12:47-54. 2003
    ..We concluded that selenium concentrations in lesser scaup in the Mississippi Flyway are elevated in some individuals, but not to the extent that has been documented in the industrial portions of the Great Lakes...
  22. ncbi request reprint Relationships of cadmium, mercury, and selenium with nutrient reserves of female lesser scaup (Aythya affinis) during winter and spring migration
    Michael J Anteau
    School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 26:515-20. 2007
    ..Previous research documented that lipid reserves were 100 g lower in Minnesota than in Illinois; consequently, cadmium is unlikely to be the sole cause for decreases in lipid reserves of females during late-spring migration...
  23. ncbi request reprint Trace elements in moose (Alces alces) found dead in Northwestern Minnesota, USA
    Thomas W Custer
    US Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, 2630 Fanta Reed Road, La Crosse, WI 54603, USA
    Sci Total Environ 330:81-7. 2004
    ..Copper deficiency, which has been associated with population declines of moose in Alaska and Sweden, may be a factor contributing to the decline of moose in Northwestern Minnesota...
  24. ncbi request reprint Contaminant exposure of birds nesting in Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
    Thomas W Custer
    US Geological Survey, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 33:1832-9. 2014
    ..Environ Toxicol Chem 2014;33:1832-1839. Published 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Published 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. This article is a US Government work and, as such, is in the public domain in the USA. ..