Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Vertebrate abundance and wildlife habitat suitability near the Palmerton zinc smelters, Pennsylvania

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Batraciens_v2b_00299, Oiseaux_v2b_01650
Auteur(s)
  • Gerald L. Storm 1
  • Richard H. Yahner 2
  • Edward D. Bellis 3
Affiliation(s)
  • 1) U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, The Pennsylvania State University, 16802, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
  • 2) School of Forest Resources and Intercollege Graduate Program in Ecology, The Pennsylvania State University, 16802, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
  • 3) Biology Department and Intercollege Graduate Program in Ecology, The Pennsylvania State University, 16802, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
Résumé

Wild vertebrates associated with habitats affected by two zinc smelters near Palmerton, Pennsylvania, were surveyed in 1986 and 1987. The objectives were to estimate abundance and distribution of vertebrate fauna, and to determine habitat suitability for 10 species of vertebrates at locations adjacent to and up to 15 km from the smelters. Sixteen species of amphibians and 51 species of birds were identified during surveys in April–July. The highest diversity of amphibians and birds occurred at habitats more than 5 km upwind or 5 km downwind of the smelters, whereas only a few species were observed or captured in areas within 5 km of the smelters where vegetation was minimal or absent. White-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) and southern red-backed voles (Clethrionomys gapperi) were captured during August 19–29, 1986. Mean capture rates were markedly higher at upwind and downwind sites compared with sites close to the smelters. Habitat unit scores for 10 indicator species, based on standard habitat evaluation procedures, were lowest at sites closest to the smelters. The lack of plant cover and generally low quality habitat were associated with the depauperate vertebrate community within 5 km of the zinc smelters.

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  • 1 - health sciences
  • 2 - biomedical research
  • 3 - toxicology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - psychologie. psychophysiologie
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Environmental Science ; 3 - Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Environmental Science ; 3 - Pollution
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics ; 3 - Toxicology
  • 1 - Health Sciences ; 2 - Medicine ; 3 - General Medicine
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - toxicology
  • 1 - science ; 2 - environmental sciences
Identifiant ISTEX
0555C88710F85B108BDED73A75C6CCDD43E931D6
Revue

Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

Année de publication
1993
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
8.663
Sous-corpus
  • Batraciens
  • Oiseaux
Type de publication
Journal
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