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A comparison of techniques for assessing central tendency in left-censored data using PCB and p,p'DDE contaminant concentrations from Michigan's bald eagle biosentinel program

Posted date: September 17, 2010
Publication Year: 
2010
Authors: Leith, Katherine F.; Bowerman, William W.; Wierda, Michael R.; Best, Dave A.; Grubb, Teryl G.; Sikarske, James G.
Publication Series: 
Miscellaneous Publication
Source: Chemosphere. 80: 7-12.

Abstract

Monitoring of contaminants in the environment is an important part of understanding the fate of ecosystems after a chemical insult. Frequently, such monitoring efforts result in datasets with observations below the detection limit (DL) that are reported as 'non-detect' or '

Citation

Leith, Katherine F.; Bowerman, William W.; Wierda, Michael R.; Best, Dave A.; Grubb, Teryl G.; Sikarske, James G. 2010. A comparison of techniques for assessing central tendency in left-censored data using PCB and p,p'DDE contaminant concentrations from Michigan's bald eagle biosentinel program. Chemosphere. 80: 7-12.