A survey of contaminants in peregrine falcon eggs from South Greenland

Updated 2005-10-04

The primary scope of the project is to investigate the long-term time trend of brominated flame retardants for the contamination and possible effects in relation to the contamination of peregrine falcon eggs. The contamination by the conventional POP compounds will also be identified. Totally 36 out of 53 collected eggs will be analysed. Time trend analysis will be performed based on a multi-variant methodology for a period of 18 years. The result will contribute to the assessment of organic pollutant contaminationm in Greenland including the effect on vulnerable wild life.

This is a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Project time span
2002 - 2004
Data collection
2002 - 2004
Data processing
2003 - 2004
Data reporting
2004 - 2004

Contact information

Contact person
Peter Sørensen
NERI Frederiksborgvej 399 4000 Roskilde, Denmark
+45 89201789
+45 46301114
Other project contacts
Katrin Vorkamp (kvo@dmu.dk)

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Biological effects
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Terrestrial birds


Regions studied
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
References to key publications (or planned publications) and data reports
Sørensen, P.B., Vorkamp, K., Thomsen, M., Falk, K. & Møller, S. 2004: Persistent organic Pollutants (POPs) in the Greenland environment - Long-term temporal changes and effects on eggs of a bird of prey. National Environmental Research Institute. - NERI Technical Report 509: 126 pp. (electronic). Available at: http://www2.dmu.dk/1_Viden/2_Publikationer/3_Fagra ... orter/FR509.pdf
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Other institutes involved in the project

Roskilde University Library

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