Maine Contaminants & NRDAR Program
Northeast Region
 

Posters and Presentations

The Maine Field Office Environmental Contaminants Program and its partners have given scores of presentations at scientific conferences, technical meetings, and other groups and organizations.

Posters  

Mierzykowski S.E. 2012.  Environmental contaminants in fillets of sea-run Atlantic salmon from the Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment.  Poster. Atlantic salmon and their ecosystems forum.  Bangor, ME.  January 10, 2012. (poster abstract)

Mierzykowski S.E., L.J. Welch, C.S. Todd, B. Connery and C.R. DeSorbo. 2011. Organochlorine compounds, PBDE, and mercury in bald eagle nestlings and eggs from coastal Maine. Poster #WP255. 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Boston, MA. November 13 - 17, 2011. (poster abstract)

Mierzykowski S.E., C.S. Todd, C. Martin, C.R. DeSorbo and W. Hanson. 2011. Environmental contaminants in New Hampshire and Maine bald eagle eggs. Poster. 67th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference. Manchester, NH. April 17 - 19, 2011. (poster abstract)

Mierzykowski S.E. 2010. Environmental contaminants in tissues of sturgeon from two Maine rivers. Poster #MP146. 31st Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Portland, OR. November 7 - 11, 2010. (poster abstract)

Mierzykowski S.E., J.E. Smith, C.S. Todd, D. Kusnierz, C.R. DeSorbo and W. Hanson. 2010. PCBs, DDE, mercury, selenium, and lead residues in livers of bald eagles from Maine. Poster. 66th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference. Newton, MA. April 25 - 27, 2010. (poster abstract)

Mierzykowski S.E., J.E. Smith, C.S. Todd,  D. Kusnierz, C.R. DeSorbo and W. Hanson.  2009.  Liver Contaminants in Bald Eagle Carcasses from Maine.  Poster #SP226.  30th Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.  New Orleans, LA. November 19 – 24, 2009. (poster abstract)

Mierzykowski S.E.  2009.  Environmental Contaminants in Sturgeon from the Penobscot River, Maine, and the Bears Bluff National Fish Hatchery, South Carolina.  65th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference.  Lancaster, PA. April 26-28, 2009. (poster abstract)

Mierzykowski S.E., C.S. Todd, M. Johnson, C. DeSorbo and W. Hanson.  2008.  Organochlorine compounds in bald eagle eggs from Maine, 2001 – 2006.  Poster #WP204.  29th Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.  Tampa, FL. November 16 – 20, 2008. (poster abstract)

Goodale W., D. Evers, S. Mierzykowski, B. Allen, C. Todd, L. Welch, S. Hall, J.C. Ellis and K. Kannan.  2008.  Contaminants in common eiders (Somateria mollissima) compared to 22 other species of birds, Maine U.S.A.  Poster #20.  3rd North American Sea Duck Conference.  Quebec City, PQ.  November 10 – 14, 2008. (poster abstract)

Mierzykowski S.E., C.S. Todd, C. DeSorbo and W. Hanson.  2008.  Mercury in Bald Eagle Eggs from Maine.  14th Annual Meeting of the North Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.  Bar Harbor, ME. June 4 - 6, 2008.

Mierzykowski S.E., L.J. Welch, C.S. Hall, S.W. Kress and R.B. Allen.  2008.  Contaminant Assessment of Common Terns in the Gulf of Maine.  64th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference.  Galloway, NJ. April 27 – 30, 2008. (poster abstract)

Mierzykowski S.E.  2008.  Contaminant Assessment of White Suckers from Eight Rivers in the Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment for Atlantic salmon.  Maine Atlantic Salmon and Their Ecosystems Research Forum.  Orono, ME. January 8 – 9, 2008,

Mierzykowski S.E.  2007.  Organochlorine Compounds and Trace Elements in Common Loon (Gavia immer) Eggs from Western Maine, 2001 – 2004.  Poster #MP 172.  28th Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.  Milwaukee, WI. November 11 – 15, 2007. (poster abstract)

Mierzykowski S.E., C.S. Todd, C. DeSorbo and W. Hanson.  2006.  Mercury in Bald Eagle Eggs from Maine, 2000 – 2005.  Poster #P284.  27th Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.  Montreal, PQ. November 5 – 9, 2006.

Desorbo C., C. Todd, D. Evers, S. Mierzykowski and W. Hanson.  2006.  Evaluating Exposure Patterns and Impacts of Methylmercury on Freshwater-feeding Bald Eagles in Maine.  Poster #W146.  8th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant.  Madison, WI.  August 8 – 11, 2006.

Mierzykowski S.E., C.S. Todd, C. Desorbo and W. Hanson.  2006.  Mercury in Bald Eagle Eggs from Maine - Present and Past.  Poster #T105.  8th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant.  Madison, WI.  August 8 – 11, 2006.

Mierzykowski S.E., C.S. Todd, C. Desorbo and W. Hanson.  2006.  Mercury in Bald Eagle Eggs from Maine.  62nd Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference.  Burlington, VT.  April 23 – 26, 2006.

Mierzykowski S.E., C.S. Todd and K.C. Carr.  2002.  Organochlorine Compounds and Mercury in Bald Eagle Eggs, Penobscot River, Maine.  58th Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Portland, ME. April 21 – 24, 2002.

Mierzykowski S.E., C.S. Todd and K.C. Carr.  2001.  Organochlorine Compounds and Mercury in Bald Eagle Eggs, Penobscot River, Maine.  Poster #PM001.  22nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.  Baltimore, MD. (poster abstract)

Mierzykowski S.E., F.T. Prior, K.L. Munney and K.C. Carr.  1999. Environmental Contaminants in Fish and Freshwater Mussels from Meddybemps Lake, the Dennys River, and East Machias River.  55th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference.  April 11 - 14, 1999. Manchester, NH. (poster abstract)

Mierzykowski S.E. and E.M.Hathaway.  1998.  Eastern Surplus Superfund Site - Contaminant Residues in Fish and Freshwater Mussel Tissue.  Lake Meddybemps Association Annual Meeting.  Meddybemps, ME.

Mierzykowski S.E., K.C. Carr, K.E. Sprankle, E.M. Hathaway and G.E. Horton.  1998.  PCBs in Fish from Two Maine Atlantic Salmon Rivers.  Poster #PTA058.  19th Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.  November 15 - 19, 1998. Charlotte, NC. (poster abstract)

Mierzykowski S.E., J.P. Byrne, K.C. Carr and F.T. Prior.  1997.  Environmental Contaminants in Fish from the Nashua River, Massachusetts.   53rd Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference.  Framingham, MA.

Kenney J.S., R.L. Dressler, S.E. Mierzykowski, A.R. Major and K.L. Munney.  1997. The Julie N Oil Spill, Portland, Maine - Resource Impacts and Agency Activities.  53rd Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference.  Framingham, MA.

Mierzykowski S.E., F.T. Prior, K.L. Munney and K.C. Carr.  1997.  Environmental Contaminants in Fish from Mere Brook, U.S. Naval Air Station, Brunswick, Maine.  National Training Workshop for USFWS Environmental Contaminant Specialists.  Lake Harmony, PA.

Kenney J.S., R.L. Dressler, S.E. Mierzykowski, A.R. Major and K.L. Munney.  1997. The Julie N Oil Spill, Portland, Maine - 1996.  National Training Workshop for USFWS Environmental Contaminant Specialists. Lake Harmony, PA.

Haines T.A., T. May, J. Colman, S.E. Mierzykowski, S.C. Svirsky and T. Finlayson. 1996.  Mercury in Fish and Prey in a River System Affected by an Industrial Mercury Discharge.  Poster.  17th Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.  Washington, DC.

Mierzykowski S.E.  1995. The Sudbury River Mercury Study.  National Training Workshop for USFWS Environmental Contaminant Specialists.  Dawsonville, GA.

Carr K.C., S.E. Mierzykowski, K.T. Munney, F.T. Prior and M. Sperduto.  1995.  Status of National Priority List Sites in New England and Associated U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Activities.   National Training Workshop for USFWS Environmental Contaminant Specialists.  Dawsonville, GA.

Carr K.C., S.E. Mierzykowski, K.T. Munney, F.T. Prior and M. Sperduto.  1995.  What Have Contaminant Special Studies Done for Us Lately?   National Training Workshop for USFWS Environmental Contaminant Specialists. Dawsonville, GA.

Mierzykowski S.E., D. Frisque and F.T. Prior.  1995.  The USFWS and the Sudbury River Mercury Study.   Public Meeting.  Framingham, MA.

Mierzykowski S.E., L.M. Mortensen, P.L. Tyler and J. Parr.  1991.  X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry and its Use in Screening Soil and Sediment Samples for Metal Contaminants.  National Training Workshop for USFWS Environmental Contaminant Specialists.  Junction, TX.

Presentations

Mierzykowski S.E. 2011.  Mercury in Maine’s Bald Eagles.  Presentation. 2011 Region 5 Environmental Contaminants Workshop.  Hadley, MA. November 30, 2011.

Pinkney A.E., C.P. Guy, L.R. Iwanowicz, V.S. Blazer, A. Major, K. Munney, S.E. Mierzykowski, A. Secord, C. Stern, T. Kubiak, K. Patnode and S. Lingenfelser. 2011. Endocrine disruption in smallmouth (Micropterus dolomieu) and largemouth bass (M. salmoides) on National Wildlife Refuges in the Northeast USA. Presentation #515. 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Boston, MA. November 13 - 17, 2011. (presentation abstract)

DeSorbo C.R., C.S. Todd, S.E. Mierzykowski, W. Hanson and D.C. Evers. 2010. Spatial and habitat-based patterns of mercury exposure in bald eagles in interior Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. 66th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference.  Newton, MA.  April 25 – 27, 2010.

Mierzykowski S.E., J.P. Bailey, R.B. Allen, K.M. Sullivan and R. Houston.  2010.  The SONS 2010 Exercise in Portland, Maine.  Gulf of Maine Seabird Working Group – Spring Meeting.  Bangor, ME.  March 31, 2010.

Mierzykowski S.E. 2009.  Overview of the Spill of National Significance (SONS) 2010 Exercise – USFWS roles, activities, and objectives.   USFWS Region 5 Biennial Meeting of Environmental Contaminants Specialists.  Block Island, RI.  September 22 – 24, 2009.

Mierzykowski S.E. 2009.  Site Assessment and Cleanup of the Youngs Road Small Arms Range at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, Maine.  USFWS Region 5 Biennial Meeting of Environmental Contaminant Specialists.  Block Island, RI.  September 22 – 24, 2009. 

Goodale W., D. Evers, S. Mierzykowski, B. Allen, C. Todd, L. Welch, S. Hall, J.C. Ellis, K. Kannan and R. Michener. 2009.  Contaminants in Eggs of Marine and Estuarine Birds Compared to Birds in Lacustrine, Riverine, and Terrestrial Habitats, Maine, U.S.A.  Coastal Zone 2009 Conference. Boston, MA. July 19 – 23, 2009. (presentation abstract)

Mierzykowski S.E. 2008.  USFWS Environmental Contaminant Investigations Related to Atlantic Salmon.  Atlantic Salmon Near-shore Migration Workshop – Workshop #1 Freshwater and Estuarine.  Gulf of Maine Research Institute. Portland, ME. July 22 – 23, 2008.

Goodale W., D. Evers and S. Mierzykowski.  2008.  Preliminary Findings of Contaminant Screening of Maine Bird Eggs: 2007 Field Season.  14th Annual Meeting of the North Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.  Bar Harbor, ME. June 4 - 6, 2008.   

Mierzykowski S.E. 2008.  USFWS Region-wide Smallmouth Bass and Largemouth Bass Endocrine Disruption Study.  St. Croix River Fisheries Steering Committee.  St. Stephen, NB. April 22, 2008.

Mierzykowski S.E. 2008.  Contaminant Assessment of Common Terns in the Gulf of Maine – Final Results.  Spring Meeting of the Gulf of Maine Seabird Working Group.  Bangor, ME.  March 12, 2008.

Mierzykowski S.E. 2007.  Organochlorines and Trace Elements in Common Loon (Gavia immer) Eggs from Western Maine, 2001 – 2004.  USFWS Region 5 Biennial Meeting of Environmental Contaminants Specialists.    Block Island, RI.  October 16 – 18, 2007.

Mierzykowski S.E., A. Elskus, D. Tillitt and J. Trial. 2007.  Contaminant Assessment of Sheepscot River Fish.  Sheepscot River Water Quality Management Plan Meeting.  Newcastle, ME.  April 11, 2007.

Mierzykowski S.E. and A. Elksus.  2007.  Contaminant Residues and Enzyme Activity in Brook Trout from Two Atlantic Salmon Rivers in Maine.  Annual Meeting of the U.S. Atlantic Salmon Assessment Committee.  Gloucester, MA.  March 6, 2007.

DeSorbo C.R., C.S. Todd, D.C. Evers, S. Mierzykowski, W. Hanson and W.W. Bowerman. 2006.  Evaluating Exposure Patterns and Impacts of Methylmercury on Fresh-water Feeding Bald Eagles in Maine.  27th Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.  Montreal, PQ. November 5 – 9, 2006.

Mierzykowski S.E., A. Elskus, D. Tillitt and J. Trial. 2006.  Contaminant Assessment of the DPS Atlantic Salmon Rivers – Ongoing White Sucker and Brook Trout Studies.  Salmon Interagency Staff Meeting.  Eddington, ME.  December 19, 2006.

Goodale W., D. Evers, B. Allen, J. Ellis, S. Hall, S. Kress, S. Mierzykowski and L. Welch.  2006.  Seabirds as Bioindicators of Mercury Availability in the Gulf of Maine.  12th Annual Meeting of the North Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.  Portland, ME.

Mierzykowski S.E., J. Trial and D. Tillitt. 2006.  Contaminant Assessment of the DPS Atlantic Salmon Rivers – Pleasant River Results.  Pleasant River Water Quality Monitoring Workgroup.  Bangor, ME.

Mierzykowski S.E., L.J. Welch, C.S Hall. S. Kress, R.B. Allen and D. Evers. 2006.  Contaminant Assessment of Common Terns in the Gulf of Maine - 2006 Progress Report and Interim Results.  Spring Meeting of the Gulf of Maine Seabird Working Group.  Rockland, ME.

Mierzykowski. S.E. 2006.  Overview of Contaminants in Atlantic Sturgeon Rivers.  Atlantic Sturgeon Status Review Team.  Providence, RI. 

Mierzykowski S.E. 2005.  USFWS Contaminant Investigations in the Dennys River.  Dennys River Watershed Council.  Dennysville, ME.

Mierzykowski S.E., L.J. Welch, C.S. Hall, S.W. Kress, R.B. Allen and D. Evers. 2005.  Contaminant assessment of common terns in the Gulf of Maine – 2005 Progress Report.  Summer Meeting of the Gulf of Maine Seabird Working Group.  Hog Island, Bremen, ME.

DeSorbo C., D. Evers, C. Todd, S. Mierzykowski and B.Hanson. 2005.  Evaluating Exposure Patterns and Impacts of Methylmercury on Freshwater-feeding Bald Eagles in Maine.  Annual Meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation.  Green Bay, WI. (presentation abstract)

Mierzykowski S.E., J. Trial and D. Tillitt. 2005.  Contaminant Assessment of the DPS Atlantic Salmon Rivers - 2005 Status Report.  Salmon Interagency Staff Meeting.  Eddington, ME.

Mierzykowski S.E. and K.C. Carr. 2004.  Environmental Contaminants in Piping Plover, Least Tern and Common Tern Eggs from Coastal Maine.  Spring Meeting of the Gulf of Maine Seabird Working Group.  East Orland, ME.

Mierzykowski S.E. 2004.  Updates and Revisions to the USFWS Region 5 Spill Response Plan for Oil and Hazardous Substances.  Training Session for Region 5 Field Response Coordinators.  Jiminy Peak, MA.

Mierzykowski S.E. 2004.  Environmental Contaminant Activities in the USFWS Maine Field Office.  USFWS Region 5 Biennial Meeting of Environmental Contaminants Specialists.  Jiminy Peak, MA.

Mierzykowski S.E., L.J. Welch, C.S. Hall, S.W. Kress, R.B. Allen and D. Evers. 2004.   Contaminant Assessment of Common Terns in the Gulf of Maine – 2004 Progress Report.  Summer Meeting of the Gulf of Maine Seabird Working Group.  Hog Island, Bremen, ME.

Mierzykowski S.E., J. Trial and D. Tillitt. 2004. Contaminant Assessment of the DPS Atlantic Salmon Rivers - 2004 Status Report.  Atlantic Salmon Interagency Staff Meeting.  Eddington, ME.

Mierzykowski S.E. and J. Kenney. 2003.  Wildlife Monitoring for the Sanborn Pond Natural Resource Damage Assessment.  Public Information Meeting.  Brooks, ME.

Mierzykowski.S.E. 2003.  USFWS Contaminant Investigations on Maine's DPS Atlantic Salmon Rivers.  Project S.H.A.R.E Meeting.  Whitneyville, ME.

Mierzykowski S.E.  2001.  Eagles and Dioxins in Maine: a Biological Opinion.  USFWS National Training Workshop for Environmental Contaminant Specialists.  Fish Camp, CA.

Mierzykowski S.E.   2000.  Loon Studies and Observing the Wildlife of Pushaw Lake.  Pushaw Lake Association Annual Meeting.  Old Town, ME.

Mierzykowski S.E. 1997.  The USFWS Role in Oil Spill Response.  Annual Meeting of the Maine Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Brewer, ME.

Mierzykowski S.E. and M. Sperduto. 1996. The Roles of the USFWS during Oil Spills.  Ferry Beach Environmental Conference.  Saco, ME.

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