Yukon Contaminants Database: Long-term Monitoring of Contaminant Levels in Yukon Wildlife (1988-2009)

For many years levels of contaminants were monitored in fishes, birds, mammals and plants of Yukon. A range of metals and organochlorines, including arsenic, cadmium, mercury, POPs, DDT, and PCBs, were measured in samples from Yukon wildlife. Measurements were done on samples of liver, kidneys, bones, muscles, eggs, fat, feathers, etc. of various animals. Berries, flowers, cones, foliage, etc. were sampled for the plants analysis. In this dataset, contaminants analysis on mammals (except for caribou), birds, fishes and plants are presented. For the caribou dataset, please refer to metadata No. 12436. For more specific information on associated projects which are partly contributing data to this database, please refer to metadata No. 9896, 11051, 12007 (caribou) and 11703 (fish).

Identifier
Source https://www.polardata.ca/pdcsearch/PDCSearchDOI.jsp?doi_id=11091
Metadata Access http://www.polardata.ca/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=fgdc&identifier=11091_fgdc
Provenance
Creator Roach, Pat; Gamberg, Mary; Stern, Gary
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2019
Rights Research programs, CCIN, or ArcticNet take no liability for the use or transmission of this data
OpenAccess true
Contact plcn-ncp(at)aadnc-aandc.gc.ca; pdc(at)uwaterloo.ca
Representation
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (-141.000W, 60.000S, -126.000E, 69.000N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 1988-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2009-12-31T00:00:00Z