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Rodenticide in Birds of Prey

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To analyze the effect and trends of anticoagulant rodenticides in birds of prey, we created a database of past research studies. Focusing on Bald Eagles, Red-Tailed Hawks, and Great Horned Owls, we created an exposure model and food webs to compare to the database information. We found that brodifacoum was the most common anticoagulant rodenticide. When comparing our exposure calculations to the actual exposures to anticoagulant rodenticides, we found that the low estimates best match what is detected. Understanding exposure to rodenticides is important to reduce mortalities in wildlife, especially birds of prey.

  • This report represents the work of one or more WPI undergraduate students submitted to the faculty as evidence of completion of a degree requirement. WPI routinely publishes these reports on its website without editorial or peer review.
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  • E-project-042722-173546
  • 64596
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  • 2022
UN Sustainable Development Goals
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  • 2022-04-27
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