Publications

Amchita Publications: Scientific Papers Resulting from the CRESP Amchitka Project

On Stakeholder Involvement:

Burger, J., M. Gochfeld, D. S. Kosson, C. W. Powers, B. Friedlander, J. Eichelberger, D. Barnes, L. K. Duffy, S. C. Jewett, and C. D. Volz. 2005. Science, policy, and stakeholders: developing a consensus science plan for Amchitka Island, Aleutians, Alaska. Environmental Management 35:557-568.

Burger, J., M. Gochfeld, C. W. Powers, D. S. Kosson, J. Halverson, G. Siekaniec, A. Morkill, R. Patrick, and L. K. Duffy. 2007. Scientific research, stakeholders, and policy: continuing dialogue during research on radionuclides on Amchitka Island, Alaska. Environmental Management. 85:232-244.

Burger, J. and M. Gochfeld. Changes in Aleut perceptions following the stakeholder-driven Amchitka Independent Science Assessment. Risk Analysis. (in press)

 

On Methodology:

Jewett, S. M. Hoberg, H. Chenelot, S. Harper, J. Burger and M. Gochfeld. 2006. SCUBA techniques used in risk assessment of possible nuclear leakage around Amchitka island, Alaska. Pp. 143-156. In: Godfrey J. M. and S. E. Shumway (eds). Diving for Science, 2005 Proceedings of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences, 24th Annual Diving Symposium, U. Conn. Sea Grant, CTSG-06-03, 245 pgs.

Burger, J., M. Gochfeld, S. Burke, C. W. Jeitner, S. Jewett, D. Snigaroff, R. Snigaroff, T. Stamm, S. Harper, M. Hoberg, H. Chenelot, R. Patrick, C. D. Volz, and J. Weston. 2006. Do Scientists and Fishermen Collect the Same Size Fish?: Implications for Risk Assessment. Environmental Research 101:34-41.

Burger, J., M. Gochfeld and S. C. Jewett. 2007. Selecting species for marine assessment of radionuclides around Amchitka: Planning for diverse goals and interests. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 123:371-192.

 

On Aleutian Ecosystems:

Burger, J., J. J. Mayer, M. Greenberg, C. W. Powers, C. D. Volz and M. Gochfeld. Conceptual site models as a tool in evaluating ecological health: the case of the Department of Energy's Amchitka Island nuclear test site. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. 69:1217-1238.

Burger, J., S. Jewett, M. Gochfeld, M. Hoberg, S. Harper, H. Chenelot, C. Jeitner, and S. Burke. 2006. Can biota sampling for environmental monitoring be used to characterize benthic communities in the Aleutians? Science of the Total Environment. 369:393-402.

 

On Radionuclide Levels in Biota:

Burger, J, and M. Gochfeld. 2007. Metals and radionuclides in birds and eggs from Amchitka and Kiska Islands in the Bering Sea/Northern Pacific Ecosystem. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 127:105-117.

Burger, J, M. Gochfeld, and S. C. Jewett. 2007. Radionuclide levels in invertebrates from Amchitka and Kiska Islands in the Aleutian Chain, Alaska. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 128:329-341.

Burger, J., M. Gochfeld, D. S. Kosson, C. W. Powers, S. Jewett, B. Friedlander, H. Chenelot, C. D. Volz, and C. Jeitner. 2007. Radionuclides in marine macroalgae from Amchitka and Kiska Islands in the Aleutians: establishing a baseline for future biomonitoring. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. 91:27-40.

Burger, J., M. Gochfeld, D. S. Kosson, C. W. Powers, B. Friedlander, M. Stabin, D. Favret, S. Jewett, D. Snigaroff, R. Snigaroff, T. Stamm, J. Weston, D. Volz, and C. Jeitner. 2007. Radionuclides in marine fishes and birds from Amchitka and Kiska Islands in the Aleutians: establishing a baseline. (PROOF) Health Physics 92:265-279.

 

On Metal Levels in Biota:

Burger, J., M. Gochfeld, C. Jeitner, S. Burke, and T. Stamm. 2006. Metal levels in (Hippoglossoides elassodon) and great sculpin (Myoxocephalus polyacanthocephalus) from Adak Island, Alaska: potential risk to predators and fishermen. Environmental Research 103:62-69.

Burger, J., M. Gochfeld, C. Jeitner, M. Gray, T. Shukla, S. Shukla, and S. Burke. 2007. Kelp as a bioindicator: does it matter which part of a 5 m long plant is used for metal analysis. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 128:311-321.

Burger, J., M. Gochfeld, C. Jeitner and S. Burke. 2006. Locational differences in heavy metals in Pacific blue mussels Mytilus [edulis] trossulus from Adak in the Aleutian Chain. Science of the Total Environment 368:937-950.

Burger, J. and Gochfeld, M. 2007. Risk to consumers from mercury in Pacific Cod (Gadus macrocephalus) from the Aleutians: age and size effects. Environmental Research, 105:276-284.

Burger, J., Gochfeld, M., Jeitner, C., Stamm, T., Burke, S, Snigaroff, D, Snigaroff, R, Donio, M. and Volz, D. Heavy metal levels in Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus) from the Aleutians: location, age, size and risk effects. J. Toxicology and Environmental Health. in press

 

On Human Health:

Gochfeld, M., D. Volz, J. Burger, S. Jewett, C. W. Powers and B. Friedlander. 2006. Developing a health and safety plan for hazardous field work in remote areas. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 3:671-683

Burger, J., M. Gochfeld, Snigaroff's T. Stamm, C. Jeitner, S. Burke. 2007. Mercury levels and potential risk in subsistence foods from the Aleutians. Science of the Total Environment, 384:93-105.

Burger, J., M. Gochfeld, D. S. Kosson, C. W. Powers, B. Friedlander and M. Stabin. Exposure and risk evaluation for radionuclides at Amchitka Island in the Aleutians of Alaska. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. (in review)

 

On Biomonitoring:

Burger, J. 2007. A Model for Selecting Bioindicators to Monitor Radionuclide Concentrations Using Amchitka Island in the Aleutians as a Case Study. Environmental Research, 105:316-323.

Burger, J., M. Gochfeld, D.S. Kosson, and C. W. Powers. 2007. A biomonitoring plan for assessing potential radionuclide exposure using Amchitka Island in the Aleutian Chain of Alaska as a case study. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity (Epub July 31, 2007)

 

Full CRESP Reports (available at www.cresp.org):

Powers, C. W., J. Burger, D. Kosson, M. Gochfeld, and D. Barnes. eds. 2005. Biological and Geophysical Aspects of Potential Radionuclide Exposure in the Amchitka Marine Environment. CRESP, Piscataway, New Jersey

Powers, C. W., J. Burger, K. Kosson, and M. Gochfeld. 2006. Addendem to final report: Biological and Geophysical Aspects of Potential Radionuclide Exposure in the Amchitka Marine Environment. CRESP, Piscataway, New Jersey

Burger, J., M. Gochfeld, D. S. Kosson and C. W. Powers. 2006. Biomonitoring for ecosystem and human health protection at Amchitka Island. CRESP, Piscataway, New Jersey.

Ecological Risk and Bioindicators

palo verde nuclear v1Burger, J., D. E. Roush Jr., J. Sanchez, J. Ondrof, R. Ramos, M. J. McMahon, and M. Gochfeld.  2000. Attitudes and Perceptions about Ecological Resources, Hazards, and Future Land Use of People Living near the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. Environ. Monit. Assess. 60:145-161.

Burger, J., D. Roush, R. Ramos II, and M. Gochfeld. 2000. Risk perception, land use, and the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory: attitudes of the Shoshone-Bannock and other American Indians.  Environ. Res. A83: 298-310.                   

Burger, J. (2000). Contaminated Department of Energy Facilities and Ecosystems: Weighing the Ecological Risks. J. of Tox and Environ Health, Part A, 61:141-154.              

Burger, J. 2000. Integrating Environmental Restoration and Ecological Restoration: Long-term Stewardship at the Department of Energy. Environl Mang 26:469-478.

Burger, J. 2000. Integrating long-term avian studies with planning and adaptive management: Department of Energy Lands as a Case Study Studies in Avian Biology, 21:115-121.

Burger, J. and M. Gochfeld. 2001. On developing bioindicators for human and ecological health.  Environ Monitor Assess. 66:23-46.

Burger, J., J. Sanchez, D. Roush, and M. Gochfeld. 2001. Risk Perception and Future Land Use Preferences: A Comparison of Attitudes about Hanford Site and Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. J. of Environ Mang. 61:265-280.

Oak Ridge TNBurger, J. 2001. Stewardship and Future Land Use at a Department of Energy Site: Does self-interest Determine Ratings? J. of Tox and Environ Health. 63:383-395.

Burger, J., and M. Gochfeld. 2001. Stewardship and the US Department of Energy: Encompassing Ecosystem Protection. J. of Environ Planning and Mang. 44:437-454.

Burger, J., K. F. Gaines, J. D. Peles, W. L. Stevens, Jr., C. Shane Boring, I.L. Brisbin, Jr., J. Snodgrass, A. L. Bryan, Jr., M. H. Smith, and M. Gochfeld. 2001. Radiocesium in Fish from the Savannah River and Steel Creek: Potential Food Chain Exposure to the Public. Risk Anal. 21:545-559.

Bartell, S. M., K. R. Campbell, C. J. Lewis, and J. Burger. Assessing ecological risks at U.S. 2002. Department of Energy facilities using methods borrowed from landscape ecology and habitat suitability analysis. I. Analysis of historical aerial photography and maps. Int. J. Global Environ Issues. 2:15-51.

Bartell, S. M., K. R. Campbell, and J. Burger. 2002. Assessing ecological risks at U.S. Department of Energy facilities using methods borrowed from landscape ecology and habitat suitability analysis. II. Adapting Habitat Suitability Index models and landscape-scale ecological models for use in ecological risk assessment. Int. J. Global Environ Issues. 52-77.

Burger, J.  2002. Incorporating Ecology and Ecological Risk into Long-Term Stewardship on Contaminated Sites.  Remed.13:107-119.

Burger, J. 2003. Assessing Perceptions about Ecosystems Health and Restoration Options in Three East Coast Estuaries. Environ. Monit  Asses. 83: 145-162.

Burger, J., T. M. Leschine, M. Greenburg, J. R. Karr, M. Gochfeld, and C. Powers. 2003. Shifting Priorities at the Department of Energy’s Bomb Factories - Protecting Human and Ecological Health.  Environ Mang.. 31:2:157-167.

Burger, J., O. Myers; C. S. Boring; C. Dixon; J. C. Jeitner; J. Leonard; C. Lord; M. Mcmahon; R. Ramos; S. Shukla; M. Gochfeld. 2003. Perceptual Indicators of Environmental Health, Future Land Use, and Stewardship.   Environ Monit Assess. 89(3): 285-303.

Campbell, K.R., S.M. Bartell, C.M. Krohn, and J. Burger. 2003. A comparison of landscape structure inside and outside the gates: analysis of the regional landscapes of four US Department of Energy facilities using US Geological Survey quadrangle maps and FRAGSTATS. Int J Environ Tech Mang 3(3/4):219-277.

Burger, J. 2004. Assessment Methods for concerns about Contaminated Sites.  J.  Tox  Environ. Health. 67:31-42.

Burger, J., Powers, C., Greenberg, M., Gochfeld, M. 2004.  The Role of Risk and Future Land Use in Cleanup Decisions at the Department of Energy. Risk Anal. 24:6:1539-1549

Burger, J, M. Greenberg, C.W. Powers, and M. Gochfeld. 2004.   Reducing the Footprint of Contaminated Lands:   US Department of Energy Sites as a Case Study.   Risk Mang 6(4): 41-63

Burger, J., M.A. Carletta, K.Lowrie, K.T. Miller, and M. Greenberg.   2004. Assessing Ecological Resources for Remediation and Future Land Uses on Contaminated Lands. Environ Mang. 34 (1) 1-10.

Greenberg, M., Burger, J., Gochfeld, M., Kosson, D., Lowrie, K., Mayer, H., Powers, C., Volz, C., Vikram, V. 2005. End State Land Uses, Sustainably Protective Systems, and Risk  Management: A Challenge for Remediation and Multi-Generational Stewardship,   Remed, 16(1), 2005, 91-105.

Burger, J. 2005. Use of Ecological Risk Data in the Development of Visions, Conceptual Site  Models and Maps for Department of Energy Lands: Ensuring Sustainability of Protecting Human and Ecological Health. J Environ  Plan Mang, 48(5): 691-707.

Burger, J., M.Gochfeld, D. Kosson, C. W. Powers, B. Friedlander, J.Eichelberger, D.Barnes, L. K. Duffy, S. C. Jewett, and C. D. Volz. 2005.Science, Policy, and Stakeholders: Developing a Consensus Science Plan for Amchitka Island, Aleutians, Alaska. Environ Mang.35:5:557-568.  

Burger, J., H.J. Mayer, M. Greenberg, C. Powers, C.D. Volz, M. Gochfield. 2006. Conceptual Site Models as a Tool in Evaluating Ecological Health: The Case of the Department of Energy’s Amchitka Island Nuclear Test Site. J Tox Environ Health, Part A, 69: 1217-1238.

Burger, J. 2006. Bioindicators: Types, Development, and Use in Ecological Assessment and Research. Environ Bioind, 1: 22-39.

Burger, J., Gochfeld, M., Kosson, David S., Powers, Charles W., Jewett, S., Friedlander, B., Chenelot, H., Volz, Conrad D., Jeitner, C. 2006. Radionuclides in marine macroalgae from Amchitka and Kiska Islands in the Aleutians: establishing a baseline for future biomonitoring. J Environ Radioact, 91: 27-40.

Burger, J., Gochfeld, M., Jewett, S. 2006. Selecting Species for Marine Assessment of Radionuclides around Amchitka: Planning for Diverse Goals and Interests. Environ Monit Assess, 123:371-391.

Burger, J., Gochfeld, M., Powers, C.W., Kosson, D.S., Halverson, J., Siekaniec, G., Morkill, A., Patrick, R., Duffy, L.K., Barnes, D. 2007. Scientific research, stakeholders, and policy: Continuing dialogue during research on radionuclides on Amchitka Island, Alaska. J Environ Mang, 85, 232-244.

Burger, J., Gochfeld, M., Powers, C.W. 2007. Integrating long-term stewardship goals into the remediation process: Natural resource damages and the Department of Energy. J Environ Mang, 82, 189-199.

Burger, J., Gochfeld, M. 2007. Metals and radionuclides in birds and eggs from Amchitka and Kiska Islands in the Bering Sea/Pacific Ocean ecosystem. Environ Monitor Assess, 127, 105-117.

Burger, J., Gochfeld, M., Jewett, S.C. 2007. Radionuclides in Benthic Invertebrates from Amchitka and Kiska Islands in the Aleutian Chain, Alaska. EnvironMonitor Assess, 128(1-3), 329-341

Burger, J. 2007. A Framework for Analysis of Contamination on Human and Ecological Receptors at DOE Hazardous Waste Site Buffer Lands. Remediat, 71-96.

Burger, J. 2007. A Model for Selecting Bioindicators to Monitor Radionuclide Concentrations Using Amchitka Island in the Aleutians as a Case Study. Environ Res, 105, 316-323.

Burger, J., Gochfeld, M., Kosson, D., Powers, C.W., Friedlander, B., Stabin, M., Favret, D., Jewett, S., Snigaroff, D., Snigaroff, R., Stamm, T., Weston, J., Jeitner, C., Volz, C. 2007. Radionuclides in Marine Fishes and Birds from Amchitka and Kiska Islands in the Aleutians: Establishing a Baseline. Health Phys, 92(3), 265-279.

Burger, J., Gochfeld, M., Kosson, D.S., Powers, C.W. 2007. A biomonitoring plan for assessipotential radionuclide exposure using Amchitka Island in the Aleutian chain of Alaska as a case study. J Environ Radioact, 98, 315-328.

Burger, J., Gochfeld, M., Powers, C.W., Greenberg, M. 2007. Defining an ecological baseline for restoration and natural resource damage assessment of contaminated sites:  the case of the Department of Energy.  J Environ Plan Manag, 50:553-566.

Burger, J. 2007. The effect on ecological systems of remediation to protect human health.  Am  J  Pub Health.  97: 1572-1578.

Burger, J., Gochfeld, M., Pletnikoff, K., Snigaroff R., Snigaroff, D., and Stamm, T. 2008. Ecocultural Attributes: Evaluating, Ecological Degradation in Terms of Ecological Goods and Services Versus Subsistence and Tribal Values. Risk Anal 28 (5): 1261-1271.

Burger, J. 2008. Environmental management: Integrating ecological evaluation, remediation, restoration, natural resource damage assessment and long-term stewardship on contaminated lands.   Sci Total Environ 400: 6-19.

Trayham, B., Clarke, J. H., Burger, J., and Waugh, J. 2008. Monitoring the Long-Term Performance of Engineered Containment Systems:  Mitigating ecological risks.  Proc. WM2008.  NRC, Wash. DC.

Burger, J., Gochfeld, M. and Greenberg, M. 2008.  Natural resource protection on buffer lands:  integrating resource evaluation and economics.  Environ Monit 142: 1-9. 

Burger, J., Gochfeld, M., Greenberg, M., Kosson, D., Powers, C., and Toffler, B. 2009 Managing environmental problems during transitions: The Department of Energy as a case study.  Remed.  19(2): 99-122.

Burger, J., Gochfeld, M., and K. Pletnikoff. 2009. Collaboration versus communication: The department of Energy’s Amchitka Island and the Aleut Community. Environ Res. 109(4): 503-510.  

Burger, J. and Gochfeld M. 2010. Public Perceptions of Natural Resource Damage Assessment and the Resources that Require Restoration. J Toxicol Environ Health. 73(19): 1325-1336.

Burger, J., Harris, S., Harper, B., and M. Gochfeld. (2010) Ecological information needs for environmental justice. Risk Anal. 30 (6) 893-905.

Burger, J., Powers, C., and M. Gochfeld. (2010) Regulatory requirements and tools for environmental assessment of hazardous wastes: Understanding tribal and stakeholder concerns using Department of Energy sites.   J Environ Manag. 91:2707-2716.

Burger , J., and M. Gochfeld.2010.   Gender differences in resource use and evaluation of attributes of places of resource use by Native Americans and Caucasians from western Idaho. J Toxicol Environ Health. 73: 1655-64.

Burger, J., Clarke J., and M. Gochfeld. 2010. Information Needs for Siting New, and Evaluating Current, Nuclear Facilities: Ecology, Fate and Transport, and Human Health. Environ Monit Assess. 172:121-134.

Burger, J. 2011. Valuation of Environmental Quality and Eco-cultural Attributes in Northwestern Idaho: Native Americans are more concerned than Caucasians. Environ Res. (In Press)

46. Burger J., and M. Gochfeld. 2011. Conceptual Environmental Justice Model: Evaluation of Chemical Pathways of Exposure in Low-Income, Minority, Native American, and Other Unique Exposure Populations. Am J Pub Health. (In press)

Fish Consumption and Risk

Dr. Burger with a Striped BassBurger, J., K. Staine, and M. Gochfeld. 1993. Fishing in contaminated waters: knowledge and risk perception of hazards of fishermen in New York City. J. Toxicol. Environ. Health 39:95‑105.

Burger, J. and M. Gochfeld. 1996. Fish advisories: useful or difficult to interpret? Risk: Health, Safety & Environ. 7:23‑33.

May, H. and J. Burger. 1996. Fishing in a polluted estuary: fishing behavior, fish, consumption, and risk. Risk Anal. 16:459‑471.

Burger, J. 1997. Recreation and risk: Potential exposure. J. Toxicol. Environ. Health 52:269‑284.

Burger, J. 1998. Attitudes about recreation, environmental problems, and estuarine health along the NJ shore. Environ. Manage. 2:869‑876.

Burger, T. 1998. Fishing and risk along the Savannah River: possible intervention. J. Toxic. Environ. Health 55:405‑419.

Burger, J. 1999. Recreation, consumption of wild game, risk, and the Department of Energy sites: perceptions of people attending the Lewiston (Idaho) "Roundup." J. Toxicol. Environ. Health 56:221‑234.

Burger, J., K. K. Pflugh, L. Lurig, L. A. vonHagen, and S. vonHagen. 1999. Fishing in Urban New Jersey:

Tuna v2Ethnicity Affects Information Sources, Perception, and Compliance. Risk Anal. 19:217‑229.

Burger, J, W. Stephens, C.S. Boring, M. Kuklinski, J. W. Gibbons and M. Gochfeld. 1999. Ethnicity and Risk: Fishing and Consumption in People Fishing along the Savannah River. Risk Anal. 19:427‑438.

Pflugh, K. K., L. Lurig, L. A. vonHagen, S. vonHagen and J. Burger. 1999. Urban angler's perceptions of risk from contaminated fish. Science Total Environ. 228: 203‑218.

Burger, J. 1999. American Indians, Hunting and fishing rates, risk and INEEL. Environ. Res. 80:317‑329.

Burger, J. 2000. Gender Differences in Meal Patterns: Role of Self‑caught Fish and Wild Game in Meat and Fish Diets. Environ. Res. 83:140‑149.

Burger, J. 2000. Consumption advisories and compliance: the case of the fishing public and the deamplification of risk. J. Environ. Planning and Manage. 43:471‑488.

Burger, J., M. Gochfeld, C. W. Powers. L. Waishwell, C. Warren and B. D. Goldstein. 2000. Science, policy, stakeholders, and fish consumption advisories: developing a fish fact sheet for the Savannah River. Environ. Manage. 27:501‑514.

Burger, J., K. F. Gaines, W.L. Stephens, S. Boring, I.L. Brisbin, Jr., J.Snodgrass, J. Peles, L. Bryan, M.H.S. Smith, and M. Gochfeld. 2001. Radiocesium in fish from the Savannah River and Steel Creek. Risk Anal. 21:545-559.

Stern, A., Gochfeld, M., Weisel, C., Burger, J. 2001. Mercury and methylmercury exposure in the New Jersey pregnant population. Achiv. Environ. Health 56:4‑10.

Burger, J., L. Waishwell, 2001. Are We Reaching the Target Audience? Sci Total Environ. 277:77-86.

Burger, J., K.F. Gaines, C. S. Boring, W. L. Stevens, Jr.,  J. Snodgrass, and M. Gochfeld. 2001. Mercury and Selenium in Fish from the Savannah River: Species, Trophic Level, and Location Differences. Environ. Res. Section 87: 108-118.   

Burger J., Karen Gaines, M. Gochfeld. 2001. Ethnic Differences in Risk from Mercury among Savannah River Fisherman. Risk Anal. 21:533-544.

Burger, J., S. Boring, C. Dixon, C. Lord, M. McMahon, R. Ramos, S. Shukla, and M. Gochfeld. 2002. 

Exposure of South Carolinians to commercial meats and fish within their meat and fish diet.  Sci. Total Environ. 287:71-81.

Burger, J. and M. Gochfeld.  2002. The Role of Wild Game in the Diet of Recreationists in South Carolina.  J. Environ. Planning and Manage. 45:103-128.

Burger, J. 2002. Consumption Patterns and Why People Fish. Environ. Res. 90:125-135.

Campbell, K. R., R. J. Dickey, R. Sexton, J. Burger. 2002. Fishing Along the Clinch River of Watts Bar Reservoir Adjacent to the Oak Ridge Reservation, Tennessee: Behavior, Knowledge and Risk Perception. Sci. Total Environ. 299:145-161.

Burger, J., C. Dixon, and C.S.Boring. 2003. Effect of Deep-Frying fish on Risk from Mercury.  J Toxicol. Environ. Health 66:817-828.

Burger, J., J. Fleischer, and M. Gochfeld. 2003. Fish, shellfish, and meat meals of the public in Singapore. Environ. Res. 92:3:254-261.

Burger, J. M. H. McDermott, C. Chess, E. Bochenek, M. Perez-Lugo, and K. K. Pflugh. 2003. Evaluating Risk Communication about Fish Consumption Advisories: Efficacy of a Brochure versus a Classroom Lesson in Spanish and English. Risk Anal. 23:4:791‑803.

Burger, J. 2004. Fish Consumption Advisories: Knowledge Compliance: Why People Fish in an Urban Environment. J. Risk 7:463-479.

Burger, J and M. Gochfeld. 2004. Mercury in Canned Tuna:  Temporal Trends. Environ. Res. 96:239-249.                               

Burger, J and K. R. Campbell. 2004. Species differences in contaminants in fish on and adjacent to Oak Ridge Reservation, Tennessee. Environ. Res. 96:145-155.

Burger, J. A. H. Stern, C. Dixon, C. Jeitner, S. Shukla, S. Burke and M. Gochfeld. 2004.  Fish availability in supermarkets & fish markets in New Jersey. Sci. Total Environ. 333: 89-97.

Burger, J. and K.R. Campbell. 2004. Species differences in contaminants in fish on and adjacent to the Oak Ridge Reservations, Tennessee. Environ. Res. 96:145-155.

Burger, J.  A. Stern and M. Gochfeld. 2005. Mercury in Commercial Fish:  Optimizing Individual Choices to Reduce Risk.  Environ. Health Perspectives 113: 266-271. 

Gochfeld, M. and J. Burger. 2005. Good Fish/Bad Fish:  A Composite Benefit-Risk by Dose Curve.  Neurotoxicology 26:511-520.

Burger, J. 2005. Fishing, fish consumption, and knowledge about advisories in college student and others in central New Jersey. Env. Res. 98: 268-275.

Burger, J. and M. Gochfeld. 2005. Heavy metals in commercial fish in New Jersey.  Env. Res. 99:403-412.

Burger, J. and M. Gochfeld. 2005. The Peconic River: Concerns Associated with Different Risk Evaluations for Fish Consumption. J. Environ. Planning and Manage. 48: 789-808.

Chess, C., Burger, J., and M.H. Hughes. 2005.  Speaking Like a State: Environmental Justice and Fish Consumption Advisories. Society and Natural Resources, 18:267-278.

Burger, J., Gochfeld, M., Burke, S., Jeitner, C., Jewett, S. Snigaroff, D., Snigaroff, R., Stamm, T., Harper, S., Hoberg, M., Chenelot, H., Patrick, R., Volz, C. and J. Weston. 2006. Do Scientists and fisherman collect the same fish? Possible implications for exposure assessment. Env. Res. 101: 34-41.

Burger, J. and M. Gochfeld. 2006. A framework and information needs for the management of the risks from consumption of self-caught fish.  Environ. Res. 101: 275-285.

Burger, J. and Gochfeld, M. 2006. Mercury in fish available in supermarkets in Illinois: Are there regional differences. Sci. Total Environ. 367: 1010-1016.

Burger, J., Gochfeld, M., Jeitner, C., Burke, S., Stamm, T. 2007. Metal levels in flathead sole (Hippoglossiodes elassodon) and great sculpin (Myoxocephalus polyacanthocephalus) from Adak Island, Alaska Potential risk to predators and fisherman. Environ. Res. 103: 62-69.

Burger, J. Gochfeld, M. 2007.  Risk to consumers from mercury in Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus) from the Aleutians: Fish age and size effects.  Environmental Research 105: 276-284.

Burger, J., Gochfeld, M., Jeitner, C., Burke, S., Stamm, T., Snigaroff, R., Snigaroff, D., Patrick, R., Weston, J. (2007).  Mercury levels and potential risk from subsistence foods from the Aleutians.  Science of the Total Environment  384: 93-105

Burger, J. 2008.  Perceptions as Indicators of Potential Risk from Fish Consumption and Health of Fish Populations.  Environmental Bioindicators 3: 90-105.

Burger, J., Shukla, S., Fitzgerald, M., Flores, S., Chess, C. 2008.   Fish consumption efficacy among fishermen of a brochure developed for pregnant women.  Journal of Risk Research.  11:  891-904 

Schneider, L., Belger, L., Burger, J., Vogt, R.C. 2009.  Mercury bioaccumulation in four tissues of Podocnemis erythrocephala (Podocnemididae:  Testudine) as a function of water parameters.  Science of the Total Environment. 407(3): 1048-1054.

Burger, Joanna. 2009. Perceptions of the risks and benefits of fish consumption: individual choices to reduce risk and increase health benefits. Environmental Research. 109(3): 343-349.

Siriwong, W., Thirakhupt, K., Sitticharoenchai,D., Borjan, M., Keithmaleesatti, S., Burger, J., and M. Robson. 2009. Risk Assessment for Dermal Exposure of organochlorine pesticides for local fishermen in the Rangsit Agricultural area, central Thailand. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment. 15(3): 636-646. 

Burger, J. 2009. Risk to consumers from mercury in Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) from New Jersey: Size, Season, and Geographical effects. Environmental Research. 109(7): 803-811.

Burger, J., Jeitner, C., Donio, M., Shukla, S., & Gochfeld, M. 2009. Factors affecting mercury and selenium levels in New Jersey flatfish: Low risk to human consumers. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A: Current Issues, 72(13-14): 853-860.

Lowenstein, J., Burger, J., Jeitner, C., Amato, G., Kolokotronis, S., and M. Gochfeld. 2010. DNA barcodes reveal species-specific mercury levels in tuna sushi that pose a health risk to consumers. Biol. Lett. 6(5): 692-695.

Hardell, S., Tilander, H. Welfinger-Smith, G., Burger, J. and D. Carpenter. 2010. Levels of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) and three Organochlorine Pesticides in Fish from the Aleutian islands of Alaska. PLoS ONE 5(8): e12396

Burger, J. and M. Gochfeld. 2011. Mercury and Selenium in 19 species of saltwater fish from New Jersey as a function of species, size, and season. Sci. of the Total Environ. 409:1418-1429.

Burger, J., Gochfeld, M., and C. Jeitner. 2011. Locational differences in mercury and selenium levels in 19 species of saltwater fish from New Jersey. J Toxicology and Environmental Health Part A. 74(13):863-874.

Burger, J. and M. Gochfeld. 2012.  Selenium and mercury ratios in saltwater fish from New Jersey: individual and species variations complicate possible use in human health consumption advisories. Environmental Research 114: 12-23.

Burger, J. (2012) Selenium: mercury molar ratios in fish from the Savannah River: Implications for risk management.  Journal of Risk Research. 1-18.

Gochfeld, M., Burger, J., Jeitner, C., Donio, M., and T. Pittfield. 2012. Seasonal, locational and size variations in mercury and selenium levels in Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis) from New Jersey. Environmental Research 112:8-19.

Burger, J., Gochfeld, M., Jeitner, C., Donio, M., and T. Pittfield. 2012. Selenium:Mercury Molar Ratios in Freshwater Fish from Tennessee: Individual, Species, and Geographical Variations have Implications for Management. EcoHealth DOI: 10.1007/s10393-012-0761-y

Burger, J., Gochfeld, M., Jeitner, C., Donio, M., and T. Pittfield.2012. Individual and species variation in selenium: mercury molar ratios in cold, saltwater fish from the Aleutians: Potential protection of selenium on mercury toxicity. Sciences of the Total Environment 431: 46-56.

Pine Snake Literature

dr joanna burger v1Burger, J. 1989a. Following of conspecifics and avoidance of predator chemical cues by Pine Snakes (Pituophis melanoleucus). J. Chemical Ecology. 15:799-806.

Burger, J. 1989b. Incubation temperature has long-term effects on behavior of young Pine Snakes (Pituophis melanoleucus). Behav. Ecol. and Sociobiology. 24:201-208.

Burger, J. 1990. Response of hatchling Pine Snakes (Pituophis melanoleucus) to chemical cues of sympatric snakes: Copeia. 1160-1163.

Burger, J. 1991a. Effects of incubation temperature on behavior of hatchling Pine Snakes: implications for reptilian distribution. Behavioral Ecol. and Sociobiology. 28:297-303.

Burger, J. 1991b. Response to prey chemical cues by hatchling Pine Snakes (Pituophis melanoleucus): effects of incubation temperatures and experience. J. Chem. Ecol. 17: 1069-1078.

Chris JeitnerJoanna BurgerMark DonioTaryn Pittfield v2Burger, J. 1992. Trace element levels in Pine Snake hatchlings. Tissue and temporal differences. Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 22:209-213.

Burger, J. 1998a. Effects of incubation temperature on behavior of hatchling Pine Snakes: implications for Survival. Behavioral Ecol. and Sociobiology. 43:11-18.

Burger, J. (2006). Whispers in the Pines: A Naturalist in the Northeast. Rutgers University Press, USA., 368 pgs.

Burger, J. 1998b. Anti-predator behavior of hatchling pine snakes: effects of incubation temperature and simulated predators. Anim. Behav. 56:547-553.

Burger, J. (2007). The behavioral response of emerging pine snakes (Pituophis melanoleucus) to people: implications for survival and protection. Urban Ecosystems, 10, 193-201.

Burger, J. and M. Gochfeld. 1985. Behavioral development: nest emergence of young Pine Snakes (Pituophis melanoleucus). J. Comparative Psychol., 99:150-159.

Burger, J. and R.T. Zappalorti. 1986a. On the importance of disturbed sites to habitat selection in Pine Snakes in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. Environmental Conservation, 12:358-361.

Michael GochfeldEmile DeVitoJoanna BurgerBob Zappolorti v2Burger, J. and R. T. Zappolorti. 1986b. Nest Site Selection by Pine Snakes, Pituophis melanoleucus, in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Copeia, 1986. 1: 116-121.

Burger, J. and R.T. Zappalorti. 1988a. Habitat use in free-ranging Pine Snakes Pituophis melanoleucus in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Herpetologica, 44:48-55.

Burger, J. and R.T. Zappalorti. 1988b. Effects of incubation temperature on Pine Snake development: Differential vulnerability of males and females. American Naturalist, 132:492-505.

Burger, J. and R.T. Zappalorti. 1991. Nesting behavior of Pine Snakes (Pituophis m. melanoleucus) in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. J. Herp. 25:152-160.

Burger, J. and R.T. Zappalorti. 1989. Habitat use by Pine Snakes (Pituophis melanoleucus) in the New Jersey Pine Barrens: Individual and sexual variation, J. of Herpetology. 23:68-73.

Burger, J. and R.T. Zappalorti. 1992. Philopatry and nesting phenology of Pine Snakes Pituophis melanoleucus in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 30:331-336.

Burger, J., R.T. Zappalorti. (submitted.) Effects of Handling, Marking and Recapturing Pine Snakes (Pituophis m. melanoleucus) from the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Urban Ecosystems

Burger, J., R.T. Zappalorti, and M. Gochfeld. 1987. Developmental effects of incubation temperature on hatchling Pine Snakes Pituophus melanoleucus. Comp. Biochem. Physiol., 87A:727-732.

Burger, J., R.T. Zappalorti, M. Gochfeld, W. Boarman, M. Caffrey, V. Doig, S. Garber, M. Mikovsky, C. Safina, and J. Saliva. 1988. Hibernacula and summer dens of Pine Snakes (Pituophus melanoleucus) in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. J. of Herpetology, 22:425-433.

Burger, J., W. Boarman, L. Kurzava and M. Gochfeld. 1991. Effect of experience with Pine (Pituophis melanoleucus) and King (Lampropeltis getulus) snake odors on Y-maze behavior of Pine Snake hatchlings. J. of Chem. Ecol. 17:79-87.

Burger, J., R.T. Zappalorti, J. Dowdell, J. Hill, T. Georgiadis and M. Gochfeld. 1992. Subterranean predation on Pine snakes (Pituophus melanoleucus). J. of Herp. 26:259-263.

Burger, J., R.T. Zappalorti, and M. Gochfeld. 2000. The Defensive Behaviors of Pine Snakes (Pituophis Melanoleucus) and Black Racers (Coluber Constrictor) to Disturbance During Hibernation. Herp. Natural History. 7:59-66.

Burger, J., Zappalorti, R.T., Gochfeld, M., and DeVito, E. (2007). Effects of off-road vehicles on reproductive success of pine snakes (Pituophus Melanoleucus) in the New Jersey pinelands. Urban Ecosystems, 10, 275-284.

Elbin, S.B. and J. Burger. 1994. Using implantable microchips for individual identification in wild and captive populations. Bull. Wildlife Soc. 22:677-683.

Zappalorti, R.T. and J. Burger. 1985. On the importance of disturbed sites to habitat selection in the pine snakes (Pituophis melanoleucus) in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. Environmental Conservation 12:358-361.

Burger J., R. Zappolorti. 2011. Effects of handling, marking, and recapturing pine snakes (Pituophis m. melanoleucus) from the New Jersey Pine Barrens. J Environ Indict 6: 17-32.

Burger, Joanna. (2011). The Northern Pine Snake (Pituophis melanoleucus) in New Jersey: Its Life History, Behavior and Conservation. In: Reptiles: Biology, Behavior, and Conservation. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York, New York.

Human Disturbance Papers

SK Mordecai 6 16 05Burger, J. and J. Shisler.  1979.  The effects of ditching a salt marsh on colony and nest site selection by Herring Gulls (Larus argentatus).  Amer. Midland Nat. 100:54-63.

Burger, J.  1981.  Effects of human disturbance on colonial species, particularly gulls.  Colonial Waterbirds 4:28-36.

Burger, J. 1981.  The effect of human activity on birds at a coastal bay.  Biological Conservation  21:231-241.

Parsons, K.C. and J. Burger.  1982.  Human disturbance and nestling behavior in Black-crowned Night Herons.  Condor  84:184-187.

Burger, J.  1983.  Jet Aircraft noise and bird strikes: Why more birds are being hit.  Environmental Pollution Series A  30:143-152.

Safina, C. and J. Burger.  1983.  The effect of human disturbance on reproductive success in the Black Skimmer.  Condor  85:164-171.

Burger, J. 1985.  Factors affecting bird strikes on aircraft at a coastal airport.  Biological Conservation, 33:1-28.

Burger, J.  1986.  The effect of human activities on shorebirds in two coastal bays in the Northeastern United States.  Environmental Conservation, 13:123-130.

Burger, J. 1988.  Effects of demolition and beach clean-up on birds on a coastal bay.  Estuaries. 27:97-108. (or Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science)

Burger, J.  1990.  Seabirds, tropical biology and global warning: are we missing the Ark.  Colonial Waterbirds, 13:81-84.

Burger, J. and M. Gochfeld.  1990.  Risk discrimination of direct versus tangential approach by basking Black Iguanas (Ctenosaura similis): variations as a function of human exposure. J. Comparative Psychology.  104:388-394.

Burger, J.  1991.  Foraging behavior and the effect of human disturbance on the Piping Plover (Charadrius Melodus).  J. Coastal Research, 7:39-52.

Burger, J., M. Gochfeld and J. Brzorad.  1991.  Immediate effects of an oil spill on behavior of Fiddler Crabs (Uca pugnax). Archiv. Environ. Contam. and Toxicol.  20:404-409.

Burger, J. and M. Gochfeld.  1991.  Human distance and birds: Tolerance and response distance of resident and migrant species in India.  Environmental Conservation.  18:158-165.

Burger J. and M. Gochfeld.  1991.  Human activity influences diurnal and nocturnal foraging of Sanderlings (Calidris alba).  Condor.  93:259-269.

Burger, J., K. Brzorad, and M. Gochfeld. 1992.  Effects of an oil spill on emergence and mortaility in Fiddler Crabs Uca pugnax Environ. Monit. and Assess,  22:107-115.

Burger, J. and M. Gochfeld.  1992.  Effects of washing Fiddler Crabs Uca pugnax following an oil spill.  Environ. Poll.  77:15-22.

Burger, J., D. Shealer, and M. Gochfeld.  1993.  Defensive aggression in terns: discrimination and response to individual researchers.  Aggressive Behavior.  19:303-311.

Burger, J. and M. Gochfeld.  1993.  Tourism and short-term behavioral responses of nesting Masked, Red-footed, and Blue Footed Boobies in the Galapagos.  Environ. Cons, 20:255-259.

Burger, J. and M. Gochfeld.  1994.  The importance of the human face in risk perception by Black Iguanas Ctenosaura similis.  J. Herp, 27:426-430.

Burger, J. 1994.  The effect of human disturbance on foraging behavior and habitat use in Piping Plover (Chardrius melodus) Estuaries, 17:695-701.

Burger, J., I.C.T. Nisbet, J.M. Zingo, J.A. Spendelow, C. Safina and M. Gochfeld.  1995.  Colony differences in response to trapping in Roseate Terns.  Condor,  97:263-266.

Burger, J., M. Gochfeld and L. Niles. 1995.  Ecotourism and birds in coastal New Jersey:  contrasting responses of birds, tourists and managers.  Environ. Cons., 22:56-64.

Garber, S.D. and J. Burger.  1995.  A twenty year study documenting the relationship between turtle decline and human recreation.  Ecol. Applic.,  5:1151-1162.

Burger, J. 1997.  Effects of oiling on feeding behavior of sanderlings (Calidris alba) and Semipalmated Plovers (Charadrius semipalmatus) in New Jersey.  Condor. 99:290-298.

Burger, J.  1997. Vigilance behavior and chickens: differences among status and location.  Applied Animal Behav. 54:345 - 350.

Burger, J. and M. Gochfeld. 1998. Effects of Ecotourists on Birds at Loxahatchee Natural Wildlife Refuge.  Environ. Conserv., 25: 13-21.

Burger, J. and N. Tsipoura.  1998. Experimental oiling of Sanderlings (Calidris alba): behavior and weight changes.  Environ. Toxicol. Chemistry.  17: 1154-1158.

Burger, J. 1998. Effects of Motorboats and Personal Watercraft on Flight Behavior over a Colony of Common Terns. Condor. 100:528-534.

Burger, J. and M. Gochfeld.1999. Role of Human Disturbance in Response Behavior of Laysan Albatrosses (Diomedea immutabilis). Bird Behavior. 13: 23-30.

Burger, J. Landscapes, tourism, and conservation. 2000.  Science for Total Environ, 249:39-49.

Burger, J. and M. Gochfeld.2001. Effect of Human Presence on Foraging Behavior of Sandhill Cranes  (Grus canadensis) in Nebraska. Bird Behavior. 14:81-87.

Burger, J. 2002. Effects of Motorboats and Personal Watercraft on Nesting Terns: Conflict Resolution and the Need for Vigilance. J. of Coastal Research. 37: 7-17.

Burger, J. Personal Watercraft and Boats: Coastal Conflicts with Common Terns. 2003. Lake and Reservoir Management, 19:1:26-34.

Burger, J. 2003.  Vigilance and Escape Behavior in Marine Toad Tadpoles in Peru. Herpetological Natural History, 9:1:63-68.

Burger, J. , C. Jeitner, H. Jensen, M. Fitzgerald, S. Carlucci, S. Shukla, S. Burke, R. Ramos, and M. Gochfeld. 2004. Habitat use in basking Northern water (Nerodia sipedon) and Eastern garter (Thamnophis sirtalis) snakes in urban New Jersey. Urban Ecosystems, 7:17‑27.            

Burger, J., C. Jeitner, K.Clark, and L. Niles. 2004.  The effect of human activities on migrant shorebirds: Successful adaptive management.  Environmental Conservation, 31:4:283-288.