Presenter Information

Madeleine BurtFollow

Major

Environmental Science

Anticipated Graduation Year

2020

Access Type

Open Access

Abstract

This study was conducted to gauge if the nesting location in the city of Chicago is negatively impacting the health of the Black Crowned Nigh Heron. This was executed by using inductively coupled plasma- mass spectrometry to analyze the concentration of 7 heavy metals (As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, Zn) in 90 samples of eggshells collected at LPZ. Concentrations were blocked by year and comparisons between the start of nesting season (May) and the end (July) were drawn.

Community Partners

Lincoln Park Zoo Urban Wildlife Institute

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Dr. Laura Brentner, Faculty Mentor, IES

Supported By

Dr. Maureen Murray, Wildlife Disease Ecologist, Davee Center for Epidemiology and Endocrinology and Urban Wildlife Institute

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Temporal Analysis of Heavy Metal Content in Black-Crowned Night Heron Eggshells Collected at the Lincoln Park Zoo

This study was conducted to gauge if the nesting location in the city of Chicago is negatively impacting the health of the Black Crowned Nigh Heron. This was executed by using inductively coupled plasma- mass spectrometry to analyze the concentration of 7 heavy metals (As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb, Zn) in 90 samples of eggshells collected at LPZ. Concentrations were blocked by year and comparisons between the start of nesting season (May) and the end (July) were drawn.