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dc.contributor.authorChen, Yi-ping
dc.contributor.authorZheng, Ying-juan
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Qiang
dc.contributor.authorSong, Yi
dc.contributor.authorAn, Zhi-sheng
dc.contributor.authorMa, Qing-yi
dc.contributor.authorEllison, Aaron M.
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-02T18:40:04Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifierQuick submit: 2017-05-04T11:50:33-0400
dc.identifier.citationChen, Yi-ping, Ying-juan Zheng, Qiang Liu, Yi Song, Zhi-sheng An, Qing-yi Ma, and Aaron M. Ellison. 2017. “Atmospheric Deposition Exposes Qinling Pandas to Toxic Pollutants.” Ecological Applications 27 (2) (March): 343–348. doi:10.1002/eap.1494.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1051-0761en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:33669215
dc.description.abstractThe giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) is one of the most endangered animals in the world, and it is recognized worldwide as a symbol for conservation. A previous study showed that wild and captive pandas were exposed to toxins in their diet of bamboo, but the ultimate origin of these toxins is unknown. Here we show that atmospheric deposition is the origin of heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the diets of captive and wild Qinling giant pandas. Atmospheric deposition averaged 115 and 49 g∙m-2∙yr-1 at China’s Shaanxi Wild Animal Research Center (SWARC) and Foping National Nature Reserve (FNNR), respectively. Atmospheric deposition of heavy metals (As, Cd, Cr, Pb, Hg, Co, Cu, Zn, Mn and Ni) and POPs at SWARC was higher than at FNNR. Soil concentrations of the aforementioned heavy metals other than As and Zn also were significantly higher at SWARC than at FNNR. We conclude that efforts to conserve the Qinling subspecies of panda may be compromised by air pollution attendant to China’s economic development. Improvement of air quality and reductions of toxic emissions are urgently required to protect China’s iconic species.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipOrganismic and Evolutionary Biologyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen_US
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1002/eap.1494en_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectAir pollutionen_US
dc.subjectatmospheric depositionen_US
dc.subjectheavy metalsen_US
dc.subjectQingling pandaen_US
dc.titleAtmospheric deposition exposes Qinling pandas to toxic pollutantsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.date.updated2017-05-04T15:50:20Z
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
dc.relation.journalEcological Applicationsen_US
dash.depositing.authorEllison, Aaron M.
dc.date.available2017
dc.date.available2017-08-02T18:40:04Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/eap.1494*
dash.contributor.affiliatedChen, Yi-ping
dash.contributor.affiliatedEllison, Aaron
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0003-4151-6081


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