Jennifer F. Provencher
Acadia University
Publications 65
#1Jennifer F. Provencher (CWS: Canadian Wildlife Service)H-Index: 1
#2Stephanie Avery-Gomm (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 9
Last.Mark L. Mallory (Acadia University)H-Index: 19
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Abstract Understanding the impacts of plastic pollution is a global research priority. Previous research has shown that plasticizers such as phthalate esters detected in seabird tissues can be useful non-lethal biochemical markers of plastic ingestion as compared with more standard necropsy techniques. We examined the concentrations of six phthalate esters in the preen oil of Northern Fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis) in relation to their retained plastics. Contrary to a previous study, we found that...
Abstract Worldwide, incidental bycatch in fisheries is a conservation threat to many seabird species. Although knowledge on bycatch of seabirds has increased in the last decade, most stems from longline fisheries and the impacts of coastal gillnet fisheries are poorly understood. Gillnet fishing for North Atlantic lumpsucker (Cyclopterus lumpus) is one such fishery. We collated and synthesized the available information on seabird bycatch in lumpsucker gillnet fisheries across the entire geograph...
Background Drawing upon multiple types of knowledge (e.g., Indigenous knowledge, local knowledge, science-based knowledge) strengthens the evidence-base for policy advice, decision making, and environmental management. While the benefits of incorporating multiple types of knowledge in environmental research and management are many, doing so has remained a challenge. This systematic map examined the extent, range, and nature of the published literature (i.e., commercially published and grey) that...
#1Rune Dietz (AU: Aarhus University)H-Index: 43
#2Robert J. Letcher (Carleton University)H-Index: 69
Last.Gísli A. VíkingssonH-Index: 23
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Abstract Since the last Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) effort to review biological effects of the exposure to organohalogen compounds (OHCs) in Arctic biota, there has been a considerable number of new Arctic effect studies. Here, we provide an update on the state of the knowledge of OHC, and also include mercury, exposure and/or associated effects in key Arctic marine and terrestrial mammal and bird species as well as in fish by reviewing the literature published since the la...
Abstract Through collaboration with Inuit hunters, we examined the stomach contents of 142 seals (ringed seals [Phoca hispida; n = 135], bearded seals [Erignathus barbatus; n = 6], and one harbour seal [Phoca vitualina; n = 1]) hunted between 2007 and 2019 from communities around Nunavut to assess whether seals in the eastern Canadian Arctic ingest and retain plastics in their stomachs. The seals in this study ranged from juveniles to adults of up to 30 years of age, and 55% of the seals were ma...
#1A. Morrill (Carleton University)
#2Jennifer F. Provencher (Acadia University)H-Index: 17
Last.Mark R. Forbes (Carleton University)H-Index: 33
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Field experiments where parasites are removed through treatment and contaminant levels in host tissues are recorded can provide insight into the combined effects of parasitism and contaminants in w...
#1Jennifer F. Provencher (Acadia University)H-Index: 17
#2Justine Ammendolia (MUN: Memorial University of Newfoundland)H-Index: 2
Last.Mark L. Mallory (Acadia University)H-Index: 19
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Plastic pollution is now recognized as a global environmental issue that can affect the health of biota and ecosystems. Now that a growing number of species and taxa are known to ingest a diverse r...
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#1Stine Vestbo (AU: Aarhus University)H-Index: 3
#2Claus Hindberg (AU: Aarhus University)H-Index: 1
Last.Jennifer F. ProvencherH-Index: 17
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In birds, parasites cause detrimental effects to the individual host, including reduced survival and reproductive output. The level of parasitic infection can vary with a range of factors, including migratory status, body size, sex, and age of hosts, or season. Understanding this baseline variation is important in order to identify the effects of external changes such as climate change on the parasitic load and potential impacts to individuals and populations. In this study, we compared the infe...
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