Contamination of the Upper Class: Occurrence and Effects of Chemical Pollutants in Terrestrial Top Predators

I. A. Rodríguez-Jorquera, N. Vitale, L. Garner, D. J. Perez-Venegas, C. J. Galbán-Malagón, N. Duque-Wilckens, G. S. Toor

Resultado de la investigación: Review article

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Purpose of Review: Knowledge of the occurrence and effects of pollutants on terrestrial top predators will serve to better understand the issue and propose measurements to conserve biodiversity and ecosystems. We reviewed literature on the occurrence and effects of pollutants on terrestrial top predators, which was particularly scarce in comparison to the literature available on aquatic top predators. We have asked the following questions: Does chemical pollution affect terrestrial top predator population? What are the mechanisms (if known) behind chemical pollution effects on top predators? What types of chemical pollution most commonly affect top predator species? Recent Findings: Pollutants present in the terrestrial top predators are industrial derived (PCBs), pesticides (insecticides and rodenticides), and trace metals (lead and mercury). Recent investigations on the effect of second-generation rodenticides (SGRs) are an emerging topic since these are causing deleterious effects on terrestrial top predator populations. On the other hand, eggshell thinning effects due to the old and known compounds such as DDT are still being observed in avian top predators. Further, lead pollution from spent ammunition affects predators after the hunting season. Summary: This information demonstrates that the occurrence and effects of chemical pollutants on terrestrial top predators is a relevant issue for species and ecosystem conservation. Topics such as biomagnification of pollutants, the impact of SGRs on carnivore populations, and alternatives of lead ammunition for hunting are relevant topics that warrant further research.

Idioma originalEnglish
Páginas (desde-hasta)206-219
Número de páginas14
PublicaciónCurrent Pollution Reports
Volumen3
N.º3
DOI
EstadoPublished - 1 sep 2017

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chemical pollutant
Pollution
Contamination
predator
Ammunition
Ecosystems
Lead
rodenticide
Insecticides
Biodiversity
Pesticides
Polychlorinated biphenyls
pollutant
Conservation
hunting
contamination
effect
pollution effect
eggshell
ecosystem

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Water Science and Technology

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Rodríguez-Jorquera, I. A., Vitale, N., Garner, L., Perez-Venegas, D. J., Galbán-Malagón, C. J., Duque-Wilckens, N., & Toor, G. S. (2017). Contamination of the Upper Class: Occurrence and Effects of Chemical Pollutants in Terrestrial Top Predators. Current Pollution Reports, 3(3), 206-219. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40726-017-0061-9
Rodríguez-Jorquera, I. A. ; Vitale, N. ; Garner, L. ; Perez-Venegas, D. J. ; Galbán-Malagón, C. J. ; Duque-Wilckens, N. ; Toor, G. S. / Contamination of the Upper Class : Occurrence and Effects of Chemical Pollutants in Terrestrial Top Predators. En: Current Pollution Reports. 2017 ; Vol. 3, N.º 3. pp. 206-219.
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Rodríguez-Jorquera, IA, Vitale, N, Garner, L, Perez-Venegas, DJ, Galbán-Malagón, CJ, Duque-Wilckens, N & Toor, GS 2017, 'Contamination of the Upper Class: Occurrence and Effects of Chemical Pollutants in Terrestrial Top Predators', Current Pollution Reports, vol. 3, n.º 3, pp. 206-219. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40726-017-0061-9

Contamination of the Upper Class : Occurrence and Effects of Chemical Pollutants in Terrestrial Top Predators. / Rodríguez-Jorquera, I. A.; Vitale, N.; Garner, L.; Perez-Venegas, D. J.; Galbán-Malagón, C. J.; Duque-Wilckens, N.; Toor, G. S.

En: Current Pollution Reports, Vol. 3, N.º 3, 01.09.2017, p. 206-219.

Resultado de la investigación: Review article

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Rodríguez-Jorquera IA, Vitale N, Garner L, Perez-Venegas DJ, Galbán-Malagón CJ, Duque-Wilckens N y otros. Contamination of the Upper Class: Occurrence and Effects of Chemical Pollutants in Terrestrial Top Predators. Current Pollution Reports. 2017 sep 1;3(3):206-219. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40726-017-0061-9