Scientific papers

Please find below a list of recent papers that have used data or expertise generated from the PBMS and typically include CEH colleagues as authors.   Articles can be down-loaded from the journals website (charges may apply) and abstracts may be viewed using the corresponding pdf link (where available).  Pre-print copies of papers with CEH authors may also be available through NERC’s Open Research Archive (NORA) although there may be an embargo period imposed by the journal immediately following publication.  

ReferenceLink to abstractJournal website

Molenaar, F. Jaffe, J.E. Carter, I., Barnett, E.A., Shore, R.F, Rowcliffe J.M., Sainsbury, A.W. 2017. Poisoning of reintroduced red kites (Milvus milvus) in England. European Journal of Wildlife Research 63  94.

 European Journal of Wildlife Research
Heys, K.A., Shore, R.F., Pereira, M.G., Martin, F.L.  2017. Vibrational biospectroscopy characterises biochemical differences between cell types used for toxicological investigations and identifies alterations induced by environmental contaminants.  Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry 36 3127–3137. Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry
Heys, K.A., Shore, R.F., Pereira, M.G. and Martin, F.L. Levels of Organochlorine Pesticides Are Associated with Amyloid Aggregation in Apex Avian Brains. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2017, 51, 8672−8681 icon Heys_ES&T_2017_smaller.pdfEnvironmental Science & Technology

Elliott, J.E., Rattner, B.A., Shore, R.F., van den Brink, N.W. 2016. Paying the Pipers: mitigating the impact of anticoagulant rodenticides on predators and scavengers. Bioscience 66 401-7.


Heys, K.A., Shore, R.F., Pereira, M.G., Jones, K.C., Martin, F.L.  2016. Risk assessment of environmental mixture effects. RSC Advances 6 47844.

Espín S, García-Fernández, A.J., Herzke, D., Shore, R.F., van Hattum, B., Martínez-López, E., Coeurdassier, M., Eulaers, I., Fritsch, C., Gómez-Ramírez,P., Jaspers, V.L.B., Krone, O., Duke, G., Helander, B., Mateo, R., Movalli, P., Sonne, C., van den Brink, N.W. 2016. Tracking pan-continental trends in environmental contamination using sentinel raptors—what types of samples should we use? Ecotoxicology 25 777-801. icon (full paper)Ecotoxicology
van den Brink, N. W., Arblaster, J. A., Bowman, S. R., Conder, J. M., Elliott, J. E., Johnson, M. S., Muir, D. C., Natal-da-Luz, T., Rattner, B. A., Sample, B. E. and Shore, R. F. (2016), Use of terrestrial field studies in the derivation of bioaccumulation potential of chemicals. Integr Environ Assess Manag, 12: 135–145. doi: 10.1002/ieam.1717PDF icon (full paper)Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management
Shore, R.F., Pereira M.G., Potter, E.D. and Walker. L.A.  2015.  Monitoring rodenticide residues in wildlife. Rodent pests and their Control, (eds, A.P. Buckle and R.H. Smith), Wallingford, Oxfordshire, CAB International, pp. 346-365.  ISBN: 978 1 84593 817 8.Book chapterRodent Pests and their Control
Smith, R.H. & Shore, R.F. 2015.  Environmental effects of rodenticides.  In Rodent pests and their Control. (eds,  A.P. Buckle and R.H. Smith), Wallingford, Oxfordshire,  CAB International. pp. 330-345. ISBN: 978 1 84593 817 8.Book chapterRodent Pests and their Control
Strong, R.J., Pereira, M.G., Shore, R.F., Henrys, P.A., Pottinger, T.G. (2015). Feather corticosterone content in predatory birds in relation to body condition and hepatic metal concentration.  Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 247 47-55 General and Comparative Endocrinology
Shore RF, Taggart MA, Smits J, Mateo R, Richards NL, Fryday S. 2014.  Detection and drivers of exposure and effects of pharmaceuticals in higher vertebrates. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 369: 20130570. icon (full paper)Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
Rattner, B.A., Lazarus, R.S., Elliott, J.E., Shore, R.F., van den Brink, N. 2014. Adverse outcome pathway and risks of anticoagulant rodenticides to predatory wildlife.  Environmental Science & Technology 48 8433-8445. Environmental Science and Technology
Pereira, M.G., Murk, A.J., Van den Berg, H., Walker, L.A. & Shore, R.F.  2014. How much do PCB toxic equivalents account for PHAH toxicity in predatory birds? Environmental Pollution 193 240-246. Environmental Pollution
Gómez-Ramírez, P., Shore, R.F., van den Brink, N.W., van Hattum, B., Bustnes, J.O., Duke, G., Fritsch, C., García-Fernández, A., Helander, B.O., Jaspers, V., Krone, O., Martínez-López, E., Mateo, R., Movalli, P., Sonne, C. 2014.  An overview of existing raptor contaminant monitoring activities in Europe. Environment International 67 12-21. Link to full pdf of articlePDF icon (full paper)Environment International
Arnold KE, Boxall ABA, Brown AR, Cuthbert RJ, Gaw S, Hutchinson TH,Jobling S, Madden JC, Metcalfe CD, Naidoo V, Shore R.F., Smits JE, Taggart MA, Thompson HM. 2013.  Assessing the exposure risk and impacts of pharmaceuticals in the environment on individuals and ecosystems. Biology  Letters  9  20130492. Biology Letters
Morrissey, C.A., Stanton, D.W.G., Pereira, M.G., Newton, J., Durance, I., Tyler, C.R. & Ormerod, S.J. (2013) Eurasian dipper eggs indicate elevated organohalogenated contaminants in urban rivers. Environmental Science & Technology, 47, 8931-8939 Environmental Science and Technology
Crosse, J.D., Shore, R.F., Jones, K.C., Pereira, M.G. 2013. Key factors affecting liver PBDE concentrations in sparrowhawks (Accipiter nisus). Environmental Pollution 177 171-176. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2013.02.006 Environmental Pollution
Crosse, John D.; Shore, Richard F.; Wadsworth, Richard A.; Jones, Kevin C.; Pereira, M. Glória. 2012 Long-term trends in PBDEs in sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) eggs indicate sustained contamination of UK terrestrial ecosystems. Environmental Science and Technology, 46 (24). 13504-13511. DOI: 10.1021/es303550f Environmental Science and Technology
Llabjani, V., Malik, R.N., Trevisan, J., Hoti, V., Ukpebor, J., Shinwari, Z.K., Moeckel, C., Jones, K.C., Shore, R.F., Martin, F. 2012. Alterations in the infrared spectral signature of avian feathers reflect potential chemical exposure: a pilot study comparing two sites in Pakistan. Environment International 48 39-46. Environment International
Tosh, D.G., McDonald, R.A., Bearhop, S., Llewellyn, N. R., Montgomery, W.I., Shore, R.F. 2012. Rodenticide exposure in wood mouse and house mouse populations on farms and potential secondary risk to predators. Ecotoxicology  21 1325-1332 DOI:10.1007/s10646-012-0886-3 Ecotoxicology
Tosh, D.G., McDonald, R.A., Bearhop, S., Llewellyn, N. R., Fee, A., Sharp, E.A., Barnett, E., Shore, R.F. 2011. Does small mammal prey guild affect the exposure of predators to anticoagulant rodenticides? Environmental Pollution 159 3106-3112. DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2011.03.028 Environmental Pollution
Crosse, John D.; Shore, Richard F.; Jones, Kevin C.; Pereira, M. Gloria. 2012. Long term trends in PBDE concentrations in gannet (Morus bassanus) eggs from two UK colonies. Environmental Pollution, 161. 93-100. DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2011.10.003 Environmental Pollution
Llabjani, Valon; Crosse, John D.; Ahmadzai, Abdullah A.; Patel, Imran I.; Pang, Weiyi; Trevisan, Julio; Jones, Kevin C.; Shore, Richard F.; Martin, Francis L.. 2011 Differential effects in mammalian cells induced by chemical mixtures in environmental biota as profiled using infrared spectroscopy. Environmental Science & Technology, 45 (24). 10706-10712. DOI:10.1021/es202574b Environmental Science and Technology
Heather A. Leslie, Pim E.G. Leonards, Richard F. Shore, Lee A. Walker, Philippe R.C. Bersuder, Steve Morris, Colin R. Allchin, Jacob de Boer. 2011. Decabromodiphenylether and hexabromocyclododecane in wild birds from the United Kingdom, Sweden and The Netherlands: screening and time trends. Chemosphere 82, 88-95. DOI:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2010.09.073PDF icon Leslie et al_2011.pdfIbis
Shore R.F., Pereira, M.G., Walker, L.A. & Thompson, D.R. 2011. Mercury in Non-marine Birds and Mammals. pp. 609-624 in Environmental Contaminants in Biota: Interpreting Tissue Concentrations, Second Edition (Eds W.N Beyer & J.P.Meador,), CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8405-4  
Thomas, P.J., Mineau, P., Shore, R.F., Champoux, L., Martin, P., Wilson, L., Fitzgerald, G., Elliott, J. 2011. Second generation anticoagulant rodenticides in predatory birds: probabilistic characterisation of toxic liver concentrations and implications for predatory bird populations in Canada. Environment International 37 914-920 

Environment International

Pereira, M.G., Walker, L.A., Wright, J., Best, J., Shore, R.F. 2009. Concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the eggs of predatory birds in Britain. Environmental Science & Technology 43 9010-9015.PDF icon Pereira et al_2009.pdfEnvironmental Science and Technology
Pereira, M.G., Walker, L.A., Best, J. & Shore, R.F. 2009. Long term trends in mercury and PCB congener concentrations in gannet (Morus bassanus) eggs in Britain. Environmental Pollution 157, 155-163.PDF icon Pereira et_al_2009.pdfEnvironmental Pollution
Young, G.R., Dawson, A., Newton, I., & Walker, L. 2009. The timing of gonadal development and moult in three raptors with different breeding seasons: effects of gender, age and body condition. Ibis. 151, 654--666.PDF icon Young et al_2009.pdf


Smith, J.T., Walker, L.A., Shore, R.F., le V dit Durell, S.E.A., Howe, P.D., Taylor, M. 2009. Do estuaries pose a toxic contamination risk for wading birds? Ecotoxicology. 18, 906-917


Dell'Omo G., Costantini D., Wright J., Casagrande S., Shore R.F. 2008. PCBs in the eggs of Eurasian Kestrels indicate exposure to local pollution. Ambio 37 452-456.


Jagannath, A., Shore, R.F., Walker, L.A., Ferns, P.R. & Gosler, A.G. 2008. Eggshell pigmentation indicates pesticide contamination. Journal of Applied Ecology 45, 133-140.

 Journal of Applied Ecology
Walker, L.A, Turk, A., Long, S.M., Wienburg, C.L., Best, J., & Shore, R.F. 2008. Second generation anticoagulant rodenticides in tawny owls (Strix aluco) from Great Britain. The Science of the Total Environment 392 93-98 

Science of The Total Environment

Pereira, M.G., Walker, L.A., Wright, J., Best, J. & Shore, R.F. 2008. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in eggs from gannets, golden eagles and merlins. Organohalogen Compounds 70 166-169.  
Walker, L.A., Shore, R.F., Turk, A., Pereira, M.G., & Best, J. 2008. The Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS) - identifying chemical risks to top predators in Britain. Ambio 37 466-471.PDF icon Walker_2008.pdfAMBIO
Knopper, L.D., Mineau, P., Shore, R.F. & Walker, L.A. 2007. Bone density and breaking strength in UK raptors exposed to second generation anticoagulant rodenticides. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination & Toxicology 78 249-251. 

Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

Martinez-Lopez, E., Maria-Mojica, P., Martinez, J.E., Calvo, J.F., Wright, J., Shore, R.F., Romero, D. & Garcia-Fernandez, A.J. 2007. Organochlorine residues in booted eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus) and goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) eggs from southeastern Spain. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 26 2373-2378. 

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Pain, D.J., Carter, I., Sainsbury, A., Shore, R.F., Eden, P, Taggart, M., Stavrianakis, K., Walker, L.A, Meharg, A. & Raab, A. 2007. Lead contamination and associated disease in reintroduced red kites Milvus milvus in England. The Science of the Total Environment 376 116-127.


Science of the Total Environment

Shore, R.F., Malcolm, H.M., McLennan, D., Turk, A., Walker, L.A., Wienburg, C.L. & Burn A. J. 2006. Did Foot and Mouth Disease control operations affect rodenticide exposure in raptors? Journal of Wildlife Management 70 588-593. Journal of Wildlife Management
Wienburg, C.L. & Shore, R.F. 2004. Factors influencing PCB concentrations in sparrowhawks (Accipiter nisus), kestrels (Falco tinnunculus) and herons (Ardea cinerea) in Britain. Environmental Pollution 132 41-50.PDF icon Wienburg_2004.pdfEnvironmental Pollution
Broughton, R.K., Osborn, D., Shore, R.F., Wienburg, C.L. & Wadsworth, R.A. 2003. Identifying pollution hotspots from PCB residues in birds of prey. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 22 2519-2524.PDF icon Broughton_2003.pdf

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Malcolm, H & Shore, R. 2003. Hunting contaminants with predatory birds. NERC Planet Earth, Spring 2003, pp. 16-17 


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