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Seabird Tissue Archival and Monitoring Project (STAMP) Data from 1999-2010

December 17, 2021
Nathan Mahynski, Jared Ragland, Stacy Schuur, Rebecca Pugh, Vincent K. Shen
The multi-entity, long-term Seabird Tissue Archival and Monitoring Project (STAMP) has collected eggs from various avian species throughout the North Pacific Ocean for over 20 years to create a geospatial and temporal record of environmental conditions

The San Francisco Estuary Institute Collection at the NIST Biorepository

April 28, 2021
Debra Ellisor, Rebecca Pugh, Nina Buzby, Michael Weaver, Melissa Foley
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been collaborating with the San Francisco Bay Estuary Institute (SFEI) since 2009, providing biobanking services at the NIST Biorepository in Charleston, South Carolina in support of their

Biobanking in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond: Part 1. How Early Experiences can Translate into Actionable Wisdom

March 26, 2021
Clare M. Allocca, Marianna J. Bledsoe, Monique Albert, Sergey Anisimov, Elena Bravo, Marta Castelhano, Yehudit Cohen, Mieke DeWilde, Koh Furuta, Zisis Kozlakidis, Dunja Martin, Anabela Martins, Helen Morrin, Shannon McCall, Rebecca Pugh
The era of COVID-19 has brought about a number of novel challenges for the global biobanking community. To better position the biobanking community to cope with current and future challenges, the International Society for Biological and Environmental

Lessons Learned from Monitoring Organic Contaminants in Three Decades of Marine Samples from the Pacific Basin Archived at the USA’s Marine Environmental Specimen Bank

December 1, 2016
Stacy S. Schuur, Paul R. Becker, Colleen E. Bryan Sallee, Rebecca S. Pugh, Jared M. Ragland, Jessica L. Reiner, Jennifer Trevillian, Michele M. Schantz
The USA’s Marine Environmental Specimen Bank (ESB) has archived marine wildlife collections dating back to 1976. Numerous lessons have been learned including collecting the correct species and tissues for environmental contaminant monitoring, developing

Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) for the Palla VM-KT Vibrating Cryomill: Production of Fresh Frozen Standard Reference and Control Materials (SRMs/CMs) at the NIST Reference Material Production Facility

August 11, 2016
Amanda J. Moors, Rebecca S. Pugh, Jody R. Evans, Jennifer M. Ness, Debra L. Ellisor, Melannie J. Bachman
The NIST Reference Materials Production (RMP) Facility at the Hollings Marine Laboratory produces fresh, frozen powder materials which are used as Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) and Control Materials (CMs) from frozen biological, environmental

Organohalogen contaminants and vitamins in Northern Fur Seals (Callorhinus ursinus) collected during subsistence hunts in Alaska

January 1, 2016
Jessica L. Reiner, Paul R. Becker, Jennifer M. Lynch, Amanda J. Moors, Jennifer M. Ness, Rebecca S. Pugh, Catherine A. Rimmer, John R. Kucklick, Matthew O. Gribble, Danielle Peterson, Jody Rhoderick, Jennifer Trevillian
During native subsistence hunts from 1987 to 2007, blubber and liver samples from 50 subadult male northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) were collected on St. Paul Island, Alaska. Samples were analyzed for legacy persistent organic pollutants (POPs)

Persistent Organic Pollutants and Vitamins in Northern Fur Seals (Callorhinus ursinus) Collected from St. Paul Island, Alaska as Part of the Alaska Marine Mammal Tissue Archival Project

August 1, 2013
John R. Kucklick, Jessica L. Reiner, Michele M. Schantz, Jennifer M. Lynch, Jennifer Trevillian, Catherine A. Rimmer, Rebecca S. Pugh, Jody Rhoderick, Jennifer Ness, Paul R. Becker, Danielle Peterson
Liver and blubber samples from 50 juvenile male northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) were collected on St. Paul Island from four different seal rookeries between 1987 and 2007. Samples were analyzed for vitamins and for both legacy and current-use

Breakfast Cereal Sampling Study for Nutritional Elements

February 5, 2013
Laura J. Wood, Katrice A. Lippa, Melissa M. Phillips, Catherine A. Rimmer, Nathanael A. Heckert, Stefan D. Leigh, Amanda J. Moors, Rebecca S. Pugh
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has established a Dietary Supplement Laboratory Quality Assurance Program (DSQAP) in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements (NIH-ODS). The DSQAP designed

Spatial and temporal trends of persistent organic pollutants and mercury in beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) from Alaska

January 24, 2013
Jennifer Trevillian, Jessica L. Reiner, Jennifer M. Lynch, John R. Kucklick, Colleen E. Bryan Sallee, Amanda J. Moors, Rebecca S. Pugh, Paul R. Becker
Remote locations, such as the Arctic, are often sinks for persistent contaminants which can ultimately bioaccumulate in local wildlife. Assessing temporal contaminant trends in the Arctic is important in understanding whether restrictions on legacy

SEABIRD TISSUE ARCHIVAL AND MONITORING PROJECT: Egg Collections and Analytical Results for 2006-2009

August 2, 2012
Stacy S. Schuur, Paul R. Becker, Sylvain Berail, Russell D. Day, Olivier F. Donard, Keith A. Hobson, Amanda J. Moors, Rebecca S. Pugh, Lauren B. Rust, David G. Roseneau
Since 1999, the Seabird Tissue Archival and Monitoring Project (STAMP) has collected, banked, and analyzed seabird eggs using established protocols to monitor chlorinated pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), brominated flame retardants, and

Mercury Stable Isotopes in Seabird Eggs Reflect a Gradient from Terrestrial Geogenic to Oceanic Mercury Reservoirs

April 21, 2012
Russell D. Day, David G. Roseneau, Sylvain Berail, Keith A. Hobson, O.F.X Donard, Stacy S. Schuur, Rebecca S. Pugh, Amanda J. Moors, Stephen E. Long, Paul R. Becker
Elevated mercury concentrations ([Hg]) were found in Alaskan seabird eggs (Uria spp.) from the coastal embayment of Norton Sound relative to insular colonies in the northern Bering Sea. Stable isotopes of Hg, carbon (C), and nitrogen (N) were measured in

Regional, Temporal, and Species Patterns of Mercury in Alaskan Seabird Eggs: Mercury Sources and Cycling or Food Web Effects?

March 4, 2012
Russell D. Day, David G. Roseneau, Stacy S. Schuur, Keith A. Hobson, O.F.X Donard, Rebecca S. Pugh, Amanda J. Moors, Paul R. Becker
Mercury concentration ([Hg]), δ15N, and δ13C were measured in eggs from common murres (Uria aalge), thick-billed murres (U. lomvia), glaucous gulls (Larus hyperboreus), and glaucous-winged gulls (L. glaucescens) collected throughout Alaska from 1999 to

Bottlenose Dolphins as Indicators of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Waters Along the US East and Gulf of Mexico Coasts

May 15, 2011
John R. Kucklick, Lori Schwacke, Randall S. Wells, Aleta Hohn, Aurore Guichard, Jennifer Yordy, Larry Hansen, Eric Zolman, Rachel Wilson, J. L. Litz, Doug Nowacek, Teresa Rowles, Rebecca S. Pugh, Brian C. Balmer, Carrie Sinclair, Patricia Rosel
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) including legacy POPs (PCBs, chlordanes, mirex, DDTs, HCB, and dieldrin) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants were determined in 300 blubber biopsy samples from coastal and near shore/estuarine male

Geographic Differences in Organic Contaminants and Stable Isotopes (d13C, d15N) in Thick-billed Murre (Uria lomvia) Eggs from Alaska

March 9, 2011
Stacy S. Schuur, Russell D. Day, Paul R. Becker, Rebecca S. Pugh, Michael B. Ellisor, Keith A. Hobson, David G. Roseneau
Thick-billed murre (Uria lomvia) eggs were collected from four Alaskan colonies in 2002. The contents were analyzed for organic contaminants and carbon (δ13C) and nitrogen (δ15N) stable isotopes. Contaminant concentrations in eggs varied from below

Methylmercury photodegradation influenced by sea ice cover in Arctic marine ecosystems

January 16, 2011
David Point, J E. Sonke, Russell D. Day, David G. Roseneau, Keith A. Hobson, Stacy Schuur, Amanda Moors, Rebecca Pugh, Olivier F. Donard, Paul R. Becker
Despite two decades of research on mercury in northern environments, we do not fully understand the high levels of this pollutant in Arctic Biota. The presumption that global anthropogenic mercury emissions and Arctic atmospheric mercury depletion events