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Patterns and trends in concentrations of lead in bald eagles in the Upper Midwest


August 2014 - September 2016


As high-trophic level predators, bald eagles are sensitive to accumulation of environmental contaminants. How lead accumulates through the food chain to bald eagles ins not well understood, and the results of this investigation will help identify patterns in lead concentrations in bald eagles in the Upper Midwest.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 102

Masters Students: 241

Phd Students: 163

Post Docs: 58

University Staff: 240

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 703

Scientific Publications: 1901

Presentations: 4321



Funding Agencies

  • National Park Service


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