Melissa McKinney

Assistant Professor,
McGill University

Department of Natural Resource Sciences
E-mail: melissa.mckinney@mcgill.ca
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Examples of species studied

Haliaeetus
Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Leucocephalus
Ursus maritimus
Somniosus microcephalus
Pusa hispida
Delphinapterus leucas


Publications

34- Pollution threatens toothed whales
Sonne, C, Jepson, PD, Desforges, J-, Alstrup, AKO, Olsen, MT, Eulaers, I, Hansen, M, Letcher, RJ, McKinney, MA, Dietz, R
2018 Science (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

33- Feeding habits of a new Arctic predator: Insight from full-depth blubber fatty acid signatures of Greenland, Faroe Islands, Denmark, and managed-care killer whales Orcinus orca
Bourque, J, Dietz, R, Sonne, C, St Leger, J, Iverson, S, Rosing-Asvid, A, Hansen, M, McKinney, MA
2018 Marine Ecology Progress Series (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

32- Blubber-depth distribution and bioaccumulation of PCBs and organochlorine pesticides in Arctic-invading killer whales
Pedro, S, Boba, C, Dietz, R, Sonne, C, Rosing-Asvid, A, Hansen, M, Provatas, A, McKinney, MA
2017 Science of the Total Environment (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

31- Environmental and behavioral changes may influence the exposure of an Arctic apex predator to pathogens and contaminants
Atwood, TC, Duncan, C, Patyk, KA, Nol, P, Rhyan, J, McCollum, M, McKinney, MA, Ramey, AM, Cerqueira-Cézar, CK, Kwok, OCH, Dubey, JP, Hennager, S
2017 Scientific Reports (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

30- Ecological Change Drives a Decline in Mercury Concentrations in Southern Beaufort Sea Polar Bears
McKinney, MA, Atwood, TC, Pedro, S, Peacock, E
2017 Environmental Science and Technology (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

29- Temporal complexity of southern Beaufort Sea polar bear diets during a period of increasing land use
Mckinney, MA, Atwood, TC, Iverson, SJ, Peacock, E
2017 Ecosphere (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

28- Mercury and persistent organic pollutants in native and invading forage species of the Canadian Arctic: Consequences for food web dynamics
Pedro, S, Fisk, AT, Tomy, GT, Ferguson, SH, Hussey, NE, Kessel, ST, McKinney, MA
2017 Environmental Pollution (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

27- Current-use pesticides in seawater and their bioaccumulation in polar bear–ringed seal food chains of the Canadian Arctic
Morris, AD, Muir, DCG, Solomon, KR, Letcher, RJ, McKinney, MA, Fisk, AT, McMeans, BC, Tomy, GT, Teixeira, C, Wang, X, Duric, M
2016 Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

26- Rapid environmental change drives increased land use by an Arctic marine predator
Atwood, TC, Peacock, E, McKinney, MA, Lillie, K, Wilson, R, Douglas, DC, Miller, S, Terletzky, P
2016 PLoS ONE (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

25- Global versus local causes and health implications of high mercury concentrations in sharks from the east coast of South Africa
McKinney, MA, Dean, K, Hussey, NE, Cliff, G, Wintner, SP, Dudley, SFJ, Zungu, MP, Fisk, AT
2016 Science of the Total Environment (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

24- A review of ecological impacts of global climate change on persistent organic pollutant and mercury pathways and exposures in arctic marine ecosystems
McKinney, MA, Pedro, S, Dietz, R, Sonne, C, Fisk, AT, Roy, D, Jenssen, BM, Letcher, RJ
2015 Current Zoology (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

23- Physiologically-based pharmacokinetic modelling of immune, reproductive and carcinogenic effects from contaminant exposure in polar bears (Ursus maritimus) across the Arctic
Dietz, R, Gustavson, K, Sonne, C, Desforges, J-, Rigét, FF, Pavlova, V, McKinney, MA, Letcher, RJ
2015 Environmental Research (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

22- Temporal and spatial variation in polychlorinated biphenyl chiral signatures of the Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus) and its arctic marine food web
Lu, Z, Fisk, AT, Kovacs, KM, Lydersen, C, McKinney, MA, Tomy, GT, Rosenburg, B, McMeans, BC, Muir, DCG, Wong, CS
2014 Environmental Pollution (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

21- Validation of adipose lipid content as a body condition index for polar bears
Mckinney, MA, Atwood, T, Dietz, R, Sonne, C, Iverson, SJ, Peacock, E
2014 Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

20- Remote biopsy darting and marking of polar bears
Pagano, AM, Peacock, E, Mckinney, MA
2014 Marine Mammal Science (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

19- Comparative hepatic in vitro depletion and metabolite formation of major perfluorooctane sulfonate precursors in arctic polar bear, beluga whale, and ringed seal
Letcher, RJ, Chu, S, McKinney, MA, Tomy, GT, Sonne, C, Dietz, R
2014 Chemosphere (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

18- Global change effects on the long-term feeding ecology and contaminant exposures of East Greenland polar bears
Mckinney, MA, Iverson, SJ, Fisk, AT, Sonne, C, Rigét, FF, Letcher, RJ, Arts, MT, Born, EW, Rosing-Asvid, A, Dietz, R
2013 Global Change Biology (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

17- Three decades (1983-2010) of contaminant trends in East Greenland polar bears (Ursus maritimus). Part 1: Legacy organochlorine contaminants
Dietz, R, Rigét, FF, Sonne, C, Born, EW, Bechshøft, T, McKinney, MA, Letcher, RJ
2013 Environment International (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

16- Three decades (1983-2010) of contaminant trends in East Greenland polar bears (Ursus maritimus). Part 2: Brominated flame retardants
Dietz, R, Rigét, FF, Sonne, C, Born, EW, Bechshøft, T, McKinney, MA, Drimmie, RJ, Muir, DCG, Letcher, RJ
2013 Environment International (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

15- Influence of carbon and lipid sources on variation of mercury and other trace elements in polar bears (Ursus maritimus)
Routti, H, Letcher, RJ, Born, EW, Branigan, M, Dietz, R, Evans, TJ, McKinney, MA, Peacock, E, Sonne, C
2012 Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

14- Trophic transfer of contaminants in a changing arctic marine food web: Cumberland sound, Nunavut, Canada
McKinney, MA, McMeans, BC, Tomy, GT, Rosenberg, B, Ferguson, SH, Morris, A, Muir, DCG, Fisk, AT
2012 Environmental Science and Technology (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

13- The authors' reply
Letcher, RJ, Mckinney, MA
2012 Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

12- Comparative hepatic microsomal biotransformation of selected PBDEs, including decabromodiphenyl ether, and decabromodiphenyl ethane flame retardants in Arctic marine-feeding mammals
Mckinney, MA, Dietz, R, Sonne, C, De Guise, S, Skirnisson, K, Karlsson, K, Steingrímsson, E, Letcher, RJ
2011 Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

11- Regional contamination versus regional dietary differences: Understanding geographic variation in brominated and chlorinated contaminant levels in polar bears
McKinney, MA, Letcher, RJ, Aars, J, Born, EW, Branigan, M, Dietz, R, Evans, TJ, Gabrielsen, GW, Muir, DCG, Peacock, E, Sonne, C
2011 Environmental Science and Technology (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

10- Flame retardants and legacy contaminants in polar bears from Alaska, Canada, East Greenland and Svalbard, 2005-2008
McKinney, MA, Letcher, RJ, Aars, J, Born, EW, Branigan, M, Dietz, R, Evans, TJ, Gabrielsen, GW, Peacock, E, Sonne, C
2011 Environment International (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

9- The role of diet on long-term concentration and pattern trends of brominated and chlorinated contaminants in western Hudson Bay polar bears, 1991-2007
McKinney, MA, Stirling, I, Lunn, NJ, Peacock, E, Letcher, RJ
2010 Science of the Total Environment (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

8- Erratum: Polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons and metabolites: Relation to circulating thyroid hormone and retinol in nestling bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Cesh, LS, Elliott, KH, Quade, S, McKinney, MA, Maisoneuve, F, Garcelon, DK, Sandau, CD, Letcher, RJ, Williams, TD, Elliott, JE
2010 Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (Date Added: 2015-01-23)

7- Polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons and metabolites: Relation to circulating thyroid hormone and retinol in nestling bald eagles (Haliaeetus Leucocephalus)
Cesh, LS, Elliott, KH, Quade, S, Mckinney, MA, Maisoneuve, F, Garcelon, DK, Sandau, CD, Letcher, RJ, Williams, TD, Elliott, JE
2010 Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (Date Added: 2015-01-23)

6- Sea ice-associated diet change increases the levels of chlorinated and brominated contaminants in polar bears
Mckinney, MA, Peacock, E, Letcher, RJ
2009 Environmental Science and Technology (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

5- Bioaccumulation and biotransformation of brominated and chlorinated contaminants and their metabolites in ringed seals (Pusa hispida) and polar bears (Ursus maritimus) from East Greenland
Letcher, RJ, Gebbink, WA, Sonne, C, Born, EW, McKinney, MA, Dietz, R
2009 Environment International (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

4- Brominated flame retardants and halogenated phenolic compounds in North American west coast bald eaglet (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) plasma
Mckinney, MA, Cesh, LS, Elliott, JE, Williams, TD, Garcelon, DK, Letcher, RJ
2006 Environmental Science and Technology (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

3- Organohalogen contaminants and metabolites in beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) liver from two Canadian populations
McKinney, MA, De Guise, S, Martineau, D, Béland, P, Lebeuf, M, Letcher, RJ
2006 Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

2- Biotransformation of polybrominated diphenyl ethers and polychlorinated biphenyls in beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) and rat mammalian model using an in vitro hepatic microsomal assay
McKinney, MA, De Guise, S, Martineau, D, Béland, P, Arukwe, A, Letcher, RJ
2006 Aquatic Toxicology (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

1- Characterization and profiling of hepatic cytochromes P450 and phase II xenobiotic-metabolizing enzymes in beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) from the St. Lawrence River Estuary and the Canadian Arctic
McKinney, MA, Arukwe, A, De Guise, S, Martineau, D, Béland, P, Dallaire, A, Lair, S, Lebeuf, M, Letcher, RJ
2004 Aquatic Toxicology (Date Added: 2018-10-10)