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Anticoagulant Rodenticides on our Public and Community Lands: Spatial Distribution of Exposure and Poisoning of a Rare Forest Carnivore

  • Mourad W. Gabriel mail,

    mwgabriel@ucdavis.edu

    Affiliations: Integral Ecology Research Center, Blue Lake, California, United States of America, Veterinary Genetics Laboratory, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

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  • Leslie W. Woods,

    Affiliation: California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

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  • Robert Poppenga,

    Affiliation: California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

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  • Rick A. Sweitzer,

    Affiliation: Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Project, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Craig Thompson,

    Affiliation: Pacific Southwest Research Station-Sierra Nevada Research Center, United States Forest Service, Fresno California, United States of America

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  • Sean M. Matthews,

    Affiliation: Wildlife Conservation Society, Hoopa, California, United States of America

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  • J. Mark Higley,

    Affiliation: Wildlife Department, Hoopa Tribal Forestry, Hoopa, California, United States of America

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  • Stefan M. Keller,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

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  • Kathryn Purcell,

    Affiliation: Pacific Southwest Research Station-Sierra Nevada Research Center, United States Forest Service, Fresno California, United States of America

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  • Reginald H. Barrett,

    Affiliation: Sierra Nevada Adaptive Management Project, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Greta M. Wengert,

    Affiliation: Integral Ecology Research Center, Blue Lake, California, United States of America

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  • Benjamin N. Sacks,

    Affiliation: Veterinary Genetics Laboratory, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

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  • Deana L. Clifford

    Affiliation: Wildlife Investigations Laboratory, California Department of Fish and Game, Rancho Cordova, California, United States of America

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  • Published: July 13, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040163

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Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 26 Jul 2012 at 15:57 GMT

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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

Mourad replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 30 Jul 2012 at 16:28 GMT

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