Renal trace elements in barren-ground caribou subpopulations: Temporal trends and differing effects of sex, age and season

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  • Year: 2020
  • Format: pdf
  • Usage: Non-commercial with attribution
  • Source: Science of the Total Environment

An academic paper that looks at the level of some metals in kidneys of some northern caribou. It found that copper levels are decreasing in the caribou kidneys, possibly due to changes in what caribou are eating. The paper concludes, "Declining Cu concentrations in caribou are of concern as low levels could potentially negatively affect reproduction and therefore caribou at a population level."