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Concentrations of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) eggs in the UK

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Crosse, J.; Shore, R.; Wadsworth, R.; Jones, K.; Pereira, M. G. (2012)
https://doi.org/10.5285/5fdccbe5-066b-4130-8431-d6389c31cea2

Data on long term trends in Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) eggs. Samples were selected from the Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS) Archive. Failed or abandoned sparrowhawk eggs were taken from nests by licensed egg collectors and archived as part of the monitoring activities of the PBMS in the UK. The period studied was 1985 to 2007. Data are presented in three tables including detected PBDEs, interpolated PBDEs and sample properties which are described in a metadata file. The Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS) is a long-term, national monitoring scheme that quantifies the concentrations of contaminants in the livers and eggs of selected species of predatory and fish-eating birds in Britain.

Publication date: 2012-12-03

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Format of the dataset: Comma-separated values (CSV)

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This resource is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

You must cite: Crosse, J.; Shore, R.; Wadsworth, R.; Jones, K.; Pereira, M. G. (2012). Concentrations of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) eggs in the UK. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/5fdccbe5-066b-4130-8431-d6389c31cea2

 

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You must acknowledge the following resource: Crosse, J. D., Shore, R. F., Wadsworth, R. A., Jones, K. C., & Pereira, M. G. (2012). Long-Term Trends in PBDEs in Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) Eggs Indicate Sustained Contamination of UK Terrestrial Ecosystems. Environmental Science & Technology, 46(24), 13504–13511. https://doi.org/10.1021/es303550f

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Study area
Temporal extent
1985-01-01    to    2007-12-31

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Journal article
Crosse, J. D., Shore, R. F., Wadsworth, R. A., Jones, K. C., & Pereira, M. G. (2012). Long-Term Trends in PBDEs in Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) Eggs Indicate Sustained Contamination of UK Terrestrial Ecosystems. Environmental Science & Technology, 46(24), 13504–13511.
(https://doi.org/10.1021/es303550f)

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Data generated through the Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS) (http://pbms.ceh.ac.uk/) Egg sampling and analysis. Failed or abandoned sparrowhawk eggs were taken from nests by licensed egg collectors and archived as part of the monitoring activities of the Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS) in the UK. Egg weight, length and breadth were measured and the eggs were then blown or cracked open. The shells were washed, air-dried and reweighed, while the egg contents were homogenised and stored in glass jars at -20oC until analysed. Samples were selected from the PBMS archive for PBDE analysis based on the criteria of covering the longest temporal period in eggs from the smallest possible geographical area, which was found to be the region of England directly east and within 250 km of the Welsh border. Sampling years were determined by the availability of eggs in the archive, the criterion being that three to five eggs, each from a different nest, were available for analysis for each sampling year. There were sufficient eggs for 10 sampling years that spanned the period 1985-2007. When more than one egg was available from any given nest, the egg for analysis was selected at random as laying order was not known.

Authors

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lancaster University
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

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Point Of Contact
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg
Lancaster
LANCS
LA1 4AP
United Kingdom
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Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Keywords

Topic categories
Environment
CEH Topic
Pollution & Environmental Risk
Pollution
Shore Section
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental monitoring facilities
Place keywords
United Kingdom
UK
England

Dataset identifiers

CEH:EIDC:#1349082264268
https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/5fdccbe5-066b-4130-8431-d6389c31cea2
doi:10.5285/5fdccbe5-066b-4130-8431-d6389c31cea2

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