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Cardon, A.L., Rocha, A., Valles, R., Bratton, G.R., and Nation, J.R.  Exposure to Cadmium During Gestation and Lactation Decreases Cocaine Self-Administration in Rats.  Neurotoxicology.  25:869-875, 2004.

Dearth, R.K., Hiney, J.K., Srivastava, V., Burdick, S., Bratton, G.R., and Dees, W.L.  Effects of Lead (Pb) Exposure During Gestation and Lactation on Female Pubertal Development in the Rat.  Reproductive Toxicology.  16(4):343-352, 2002.

Dearth, R.K., Hiney, J.K., Srivastava, V., Dees, W.L., and Bratton, G.R.  Low Level (Pb) Exposure During Gestation and Lactation: Assessment of Effects on Pubertal Development in Fisher 344 and Sprague-Dawley Female Rats.  Life Sciences.  74:1139-1148, 2004.

Dehn, L.A., Follmann, E.H., Rosa, G., Duffy, L.K., Thomas, D.L., Bratton, G.R., Taylor, R.J., and O'Hara, T.M.  Stable Isotope and Trace Element Status of Subsistence Hunted Bowhead (Balana Mysticefus) and Beluga Whales (Delphinapterus Leucas) in Alaska and Gray Whales (Eschrichtius Robustus) in Chukotka.  Marine Pollution Bulletin.  Submitted, 2005.

Dehn, L.A., G. Sheffield, E. Follmann, L. Duffy, D. Thomas, G.R. Bratton, R.J. Taylor, and T.M. O'Hara. 2005. Trace elements in tissues of phocid seals harvested in the Alaskan and Canadian Arctic - Influence of age and feeding ecology. Can. J. Zool. 83:726-746.

Evers D.C., Taylor K.M., Major A., Taylor R.J., Poppenga R.H., Scheuhammer A.M.. 2003. Common loon eggs as indicators of methylmercury availability in North America.  Ecotoxicology. 12:69-81

Evers, D.C., N. M. Burgess, L. Champoux, B. Hoskins, A. Major, W. M. Goodale, R. J. Taylor, R. Poppenga, and T. Daigle. 2005.  Patterns and interpretation of mercury exposure in freshwater avian communities in Northeastern North America.  Ecotoxicology.  14: 193-221.

Halvorson, M., B. Brattin, and R. Taylor. 2004. A comparison of vapor-phase microwave digestion techniques to standard microwave digestion for analyzing metals in biological materials. Pittsburgh Conference.

Mora, M.A., R. Taylor, and B. Brattin.  2004. Unusually High Concentrations of Strontium in Eggshells of Passerine Birds: Toxicological Implications. SETAC

Nation, J.R., Cardon, A.L., Heard, H.M., Valles, R., and Bratton, G.R.  Perinatal Lead Exposure and Relapse to Drug-Seeking Behaviour in the Rat:  A Cocaine Reinstatement Study.  Psychopharmacology.  168:236-243, 2003.

Nation, J.R., Smith, K.R., and Bratton, G.R.  Early Developmental Lead Exposure Increases Sensitivity to Cocaine in a Self-Administration Paradigm.  Pharm., Biochem. & Behavior.  77(1):127-135, 2004.

O'Hara, T., Hoekstra, P., Rosa, C., Dehn, L., Muir, D., Woshner, V., Wise, S., Krahn, M., Reynolds, J., and Bratton, G.R.  Bowhead Whale Contaminants: A Review of Current Knowledge and Possible Future Directions.  Submitted Proceedings International Whaling Commission.  In press, 2005.

O'Hara, T.M., Hanns, C., Woshner, V.M., Zeh, J., Bratton, G.R., and Taylor, R.  Essential and Non-Essential Elements of the Subsistence Hunted Bowhead Whale: Epidermis-based Predictions of Blubber, Kidney, Liver and Muscle Tissue Concentrations.  International Whaling Commission.  Submitted, 2005.

O'Hara, T.M., Woshner, V.M., and Bratton, G.R..  Inorganic Pollutants in Arctic Marine Mammals.  J.G. Vos, G.D. Bossart, M. Fournier, and T.J. O'Shea, Eds.  Toxicology of Marine Mammals.  Taylor & Francis, Publishers.  2003.

Pennuto, C.M., O. Lane, D. C. Evers, R. J. Taylor, and J. Loukmas   2005.  Mercury in the northern crayfish, Orconectes virilis (Hagen), in New England, USA.  Ecotoxicology. 14: 149-162.

Pine, M. D., Hiney, J.K.,Dearth, R. K., Bratton, G. R., and Dees, W.L. IGF-1 Administration to Prepubertal Female Rats Can Overcome Delayed Puberty Caused by Maternal Pb Exposure. Reproductive Toxicology. In Press, 2005.

Presley, B.J., G.A. Wolff, R.J. Taylor, and P.N. Boothe. 2004.  Trace elements in Gulf of Mexico oysters, 1986-1999.  Geochem. Invest. Earth Space Sci. 6:267-285.

Rimmer, C. C., K. P. McFarland, D. C. Evers, E. K. Miller, Y. Aubry, D. Busby and R. J. Taylor.  2005. Mercury Concentrations in Bicknell's Thrush and Other Insectivorous Passerines in Montane Forests of Northeastern North America.  Ecotoxicology. 14: 223-240.

Rimmer, C.C. McFarland, K.P., Evers, D.C., Aubry, Y., Busby, D., Taylor, R.J. 2004. Mercury levels in Bicknell's Thrush and other insectivorous passerines in montane forests of the northeastern United States and Canada.  AOU symp., Quebec City.

Rocha, A., Valles, R., Bratton, G.R., and Nation, J.R.  Diminished Acquisition of Heroin Self-Administration in Rats Developmentally Exposed to Lead.  Neuropsychopharmacology.  Revision under review, 2005.

Rocha, A., Valles, R., Cardon, A., Bratton, G.R., and Nation, J.R.  Self-Administration of Heroin in Rats: Effects of Low-Level Lead Exposure During Gestation and Lactation.  Psychopharmacology.  174:203-210, 2004.

Rocha, A., Valles, R., Cardon, A.L., Bratton, G.R. and Nation, J.R.  Enhanced Acquisition of Cocaine Self-Administration in Rats Developmentally Exposed to Lead.  Neuropsychopharmacology.  In press, 2005.

Smith, K.R., Nation, J.R., and Bratton, G.R.  The Effects of Developmental Cadmium Exposure on Morphine Sensitization and Challenge with Selective D-1 and D-2 Antagonists.  Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behaviour. 72:581-590, 2002.

Srivastava, V., Dearth, R.K., Hiney, J.K., Ramirez, L.M., Bratton, G.R., and Dees, W.L.  The Effects of Low Level Lead (Pb) on Steroidogenic Acute Regulatory Protein (STAR) in the Prepubertal Rat Ovary.  Toxicological Sciences.  77:35-40, 2004.

Valles, R., Cardon, A.L., Heard, H.M., Bratton, G.R., and Nation, J.R.  Morphine Conditioned Place Preference is Attenuated by Perinatal Lead Exposure.  Pharm., Biochem. & Behavior.  75:295-300, 2003.

Valles, R., Rocha, A., Cardon, A.L., Bratton, G.R., and Nation, J.R.   The Effects of the GABAA Antagonist Bicuculline on Cocaine Self-Administration in Rats Exposed to Lead During Gestation/Lactation.  Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior. In press, 2005.

Wang J.-S., H. Luo, M. Billam, Z. Wang, H. Guan, L. Tang, T. Goldston, E. Afriyie-Gyawu, C. Lovett, J. Griswold, B. Brattin, R. J. Taylor, H. J. Huebner, & T. D. Phillips. 2005 Short-term safety evaluation of processed calcium montmorillonite clay (NovaSil) in humans. Food Additives and Contaminants, 22: 270-279

Wiles M.C., Huebner H.J., Afriyie-Gyawu E., Taylor R.J., Bratton G.R., Phillips T.D. 2003. Maternal and developmental assessment of montmorillonite clays commonly added to animal feeds: Toxicity evaluation and metal bioavailability in the pregnant rat.  Toxicol. Sci. 72: 251-251.

Wiles M.C., Huebner H.J., Afriyie-Gyawu E., Taylor R.J., Bratton G.R., Phillips T.D. 2004. Toxicological evaluation and metal bioavailability in pregnant rats following exposure to clay minerals in the diet. Jour. Toxic. Env. Health Part A. 67: 863-874.

Woshner, V.M., O'Hara, T.M., Eurell, J.A., Wallig, M.A., Bratton, G.R., Suydam, R.S., and Beasley,V.R.  Distribution of Inorganic Mercury in Liver and Kidney of Beluga and Bowhead Whales, through Autometallographic Development of Light Microscopic Tissue Sections.  Toxicologic Pathology.  30(2):209-215, 2002.

Woshner, V.M., Rosa, C., Bratton, G., Dehn, L., Dau, J., Blake, J., and O'Hara, T.M.  Necropsy Findings and Mineral Status Associated with a Caribou Mortality Event in the Western Arctic Herd of Alaska, 1999-2000.  Marine Pollution Bulletin.  In press, 2005.

Yates, D.E., D.T. Mayack, K. Munney, D.C. Evers, A.. Major, T. Kaur, and R.J. Taylor.  2005. Mercury levels in Mink (Mustela vison) and River Otter (Lontra canadensis) from Northeastern North America.  Ecotoxicology. 14: 263-274.

Zhang, Q., Bratton, G.R., Agarwal, R.K., Calise, D., Kugel G., Wan, Y., and Kumar, A.M.  Lead-Induced Cell Signaling Cascades in GTI-7 Cells.  Brain Res. Bull.  61:207-217, 2003.

Presley, B.J., G.A. Wolff, R.J. Taylor, and P.N. Boothe. 2004.  Trace elements in Gulf of Mexico oysters, 1986-1999.  Geochem. Invest. Earth Space Sci. 6:267-285.

Rimmer, C. C., K. P. McFarland, D. C. Evers, E. K. Miller, Y. Aubry, D. Busby and R. J. Taylor.  2005. Mercury Concentrations in Bicknell's Thrush and Other Insectivorous Passerines in Montane Forests of Northeastern North America.  Ecotoxicology. 14: 223-240.

Rimmer, C.C. McFarland, K.P., Evers, D.C., Aubry, Y., Busby, D., Taylor, R.J. 2004. Mercury levels in Bicknell's Thrush and other insectivorous passerines in montane forests of the northeastern United States and Canada.  AOU symp., Quebec City.

Rocha, A., Valles, R., Bratton, G.R., and Nation, J.R.  Diminished Acquisition of Heroin Self-Administration in Rats Developmentally Exposed to Lead.  Neuropsychopharmacology.  2005.

Rocha, A., Valles, R., Cardon, A., Bratton, G.R., and Nation, J.R.  Self-Administration of Heroin in Rats: Effects of Low-Level Lead Exposure During Gestation and Lactation.  Psychopharmacology.  174:203-210, 2004.

Park, Junesoo and B.J. Presley. 1998. Trace Metal Contamination of Sediments and Organisms from the Swan Lake Area of Galveston Bay. Environ. Poll. 98 (2) 209-211.

Presley, B.J., T.L. Wade, P. Santschi, and M. Baskaran, 1998: Historical Contamination of Mississippi River Delta, Tampa Bay, and Galveston Bay Sediments. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS ORCA 127: Silver Spring, Maryland.

Jiann, Kuo-Tung and B.J. Presley, 1997, Variations in trace Metal Concentrations in American Oysters (Crassosteria virginica) Collected From Galveston Bay, Texas. Estuaries, 20 (4) 710-724.

Huanxin, W., B.J> Presley and D.J. Velinsky, 1997, Distribution and Sources of Phosphorus in Tidal River Sediments in the Washington, DC Area. Environ. Geology 30 (3/4) 224-230.

Tkalin, A.V., B.J. Presley and P.N. Boothe, 1996, Spatial and Temporal Variations of Trace metals in Bottom Sediments of Peter the Great Bay, the Sea of Japan, Environ. Poll. 92 (1) 73-78.

Palmer-Locarnini, S.J. and B.J. Presley, 1996, Mercury Concentrations in Benthic Organisms From a Contaminated Estuary. Marine Environ. Research. 41 (3) 225-239.

Deslarzes, K.J.P., P.N. Boothe, B.J. Presley, and G.L. Steinmetz, 1995, Historical Incorporation of Barium in the Reef Building Coral Montastrea annularis at the Flower Garden Banks, North-West Gulf of Mexico. Marine Pollution Bulletin: 30 (11) 718-722.

Palmer-Locarnini, S.J. and B.J. Presley, 1995, Trace Element Concentrations in Antarctic Krill, Euphausia superba, Polar Biol. 15, 283-288.

Haunxin, W., B.J. Presley and D. Armstrong, 1994: Distribution of sedimentary phosphorus in Gulf of Mexico estuaries. Marine Environmental Research. 37, 375-392.

Kennicutt, M.C., T.L. Wade, B.J. Presley, A.J. Reqejo, J.M. Brooks and G.J. Denoux, 1993: Sediment contaminants in Casco Bay, Maine: Inventories, sources, and potential for biological impact. Environmental Science Technology. 28, 1-15.

Palmer, S.J. and B.J. Presley, 1993: Mercury bioaccumulation by shrimp (Penaeus aztecus) transported to Lavaca Bay, Texas. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 26, 564-566.

Palmer, S.J., B.J. Presley, R.J. Raylor and E.N. Powell, 1993: Field studies using the oyster Crassostrea virginica to determine mercury accumulation and depuration rates. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 51, 464-470.