POPsDataEggsGauteng.pdf (243.67 kB)
datasetposted on 2021-05-31, 12:13 authored by HENK BOUWMANHENK BOUWMAN
Different species of terrestrial and aquatic birds from the same area acquire and deposit POPs in different proportions and quantities in their eggs. Trophic levels and habitat explains the overall patterns, but detailed differences were found, some of which we are unable to explain. Based on POPs residues in terrestrial, wetland, and aquatic bird eggs, different POPs classes behave differently in a shared large inland industrial area, complicating deductions about POPs and associated risks based on one or few species.