• Phthalate metabolites in harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from Norwegian coastal waters 

      Rian, May Britt; Vike-Jonas, Kristine; Gonzalez, Susana Villa; Ciesielski, Tomasz Maciej; Venkatraman, Vishwesh; Lindstrøm, Ulf; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Asimakopoulos, Alexandros (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      The exposure of marine mammals to phthalates has received considerable attention due to the ubiquitous occurrence of these pollutants in the marine environment and their potential adverse health effects. The occurrence of ...
    • Possible Anthropogenic Sources of Toxic Elements in Snow Bunting Nestlings (Plectrophenax nivalis) in Adventdalen, Svalbard. 

      Sørhus, Hanna Sofie (Master thesis, 2017)
      The Arctic environment is exposed to natural and anthropogenic contamination as a result of local, regional and global pollution. Contaminants accumulating in the Arctic may influence both biotic and abiotic factors. ...
    • Present and Past‐Millennial Eutrophication in the Gulf of Gdańsk (Southern Baltic Sea) 

      Szymczak-Zyla, Malgorzata; Krajewska, Magdalena; Witak, Małgorzata; Ciesielski, Tomasz Maciej; Ardelan, Murat Van; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Goslar, Tomasz; Winogradow, Aleksandra; Filipkowska, Anna; Lubecki, Ludwik; Zamojska, Anna; Kowalewska, Grażyna (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Eutrophication is manifested by increased primary production leading to oxygen depletion in near‐bottom water and toxic cyanobacteria blooms. This is an important contemporary problem of the Baltic Sea and many other coastal ...
    • Relationships Between Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and Plasma Clinical-Chemical Parameters in Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus) from Svalbard, Norway. 

      Ormbostad, Ingunn (Master thesis, 2012)
      In the present study, clinical-chemical parameters in relationship to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) were investigated in plasma samples from polar bears (Ursus maritimus) captured at Svalbard in 2007. The clinical-chemical ...
    • Relationships between POPs, biometrics and circulating steroids in male polar bears (Ursus maritimus) from Svalbard 

      Ciesielski, Tomasz Maciej; Hansen, Ingunn Tjelta; Bytingsvik, Jenny; Hansen, Martin; Lie, Elisabeth; Aars, Jon; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Styrishave, Bjarne (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      The aim of this study was to determine the effects of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and biometric variables on circulating levels of steroid hormones (androgens, estrogens and progestagens) in male polar bears (Ursus ...
    • A risk assessment of the effects of mercury on Baltic Sea, Greater North Sea and North Atlantic wildlife, fish and bivalves 

      Dietz, Rune; Fort, Jérôme; Sonne, Christian; Albert, Céline; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Christensen, Thomas Kjær; Ciesielski, Tomasz Maciej; Danielsen, Jóhannis; Dastnai, Sam; Eens, Marcel; Erikstad, Kjell E; Galatius, Anders; Garbus, Svend-Erik; Gilg, Oliver; Hanssen, Sveinn Are; Helander, Björn; Helberg, Morten; Jaspers, Veerle; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Jónsson, Jón Einar; Kauhala, Kaarina; Kolbeinsson, Yann; Kyhn, Line A.; Labansen, Aili Lage; Larsen, Martin M.; Lindstrøm, Ulf; Reiertsen, Tone Kristin; Rigét, Frank F.; Roos, Anna; Strand, Jakob; Strøm, Hallvard; Søndergaard, Jens; Sun, Jiachen; Teilmann, Jonas; Therkildsen, Ole Roland; Thórarinsson, Thorkell Lindberg; Tjørnløv, Rune Skjold; Wilson, Simon; Eulaers, Igor (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      A wide range of species, including marine mammals, seabirds, birds of prey, fish and bivalves, were investigated for potential population health risks resulting from contemporary (post 2000) mercury (Hg) exposure, using ...
    • Steroids hormones and persistent organic pollutants in plasma from North-eastern Atlantic pilot whales 

      Hoydal, Katrin Sunniva; Styrishave, Bjarne; Ciesielski, Tomasz Maciej; Letcher, Robert J.; Dam, Maria; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are known to have endocrine disruptive effects, interfering with endogenous steroid hormones. The present study examined nine steroid hormones and their relationships with the concentrations ...
    • Steroids in house sparrows (Passer domesticus): Effects of POPs and male quality signalling 

      Nossen, Ida; Ciesielski, Tomasz Maciej; Dimmen, Malene Vågen; Jensen, Henrik; Ringsby, Thor Harald; Polder, Anuschka; Rønning, Bernt; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Styrishave, Bjarne (Journal article, 2016)
      At high trophic levels, environmental contaminants have been found to affect endocrinological processes. Less attention has been paid to species at lower trophic levels. The house sparrow (Passer domesticus) may be a useful ...
    • The EU Horizon 2020 project GRACE: integrated oil spill response actions and environmental effects 

      Jørgensen, Kirsten S.; Kreutzer, Anne; Lehtonen, Kari; Kankaanpää, Harri; Rytkönen, Jorma; Wegeberg, Susse; Gustavson, Kim; Fritt-Rasmussen, Janne; Truu, Jaak; Kouts, Tarmo; Lilover, Madis-Jaak; Seiler, Thomas-Benjamin; Hollert, Henner; Johann, Sarah; Marigómez, Ionan; Soto, Manu; Lekube, Xabier; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Ciesielski, Tomasz Maciej; Wilms, Lonnie B.; Högström, Rune; Pirneskoski, Mika; Virtanen, Seppo; Forsman, Björn; Petrich, Christian; Dang, Nga Phuong; Wang, Feiyue (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      This article introduces the EU Horizon 2020 research project GRACE (Integrated oil spill response actions and environmental effects), which focuses on a holistic approach towards investigating and understanding the hazardous ...
    • The impact of TiO2 nanoparticles on uptake and toxicity of benzo(a)pyrene in the blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) 

      Farkas, Julia; Bergum, Signe; Nilsen, Emil Wear; Olsen, Anders Johny; Salaverria-Zabalegui, Iurgi Imanol; Ciesielski, Tomasz Maciej; Baczek, Tomasz; Konieczna, Lucyna; Salvenmoser, Willi; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Nanoparticles are emerging contaminants of concern. Knowledge on their environmental impacts is scarce, especially on their interactive effects with other contaminants. In this study we investigated effects of titanium ...
    • Trace element concentrations in feathers and blood of Northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) nestlings from Norway and Spain 

      Dolan, Kevin J.; Ciesielski, Tomasz Maciej; Lierhagen, Syverin; Eulaers, Igor; Nygård, Torgeir; Johnsen, Trond Vidar; Gómez-Ramírez, Pilar; García-Fernández, Antonio J.; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Ortiz-Santaliestra, Manuel E.; Jaspers, Veerle (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Information on trace element pollution in the terrestrial environment and its biota is limited compared to the marine environment. In the present study, we collected body feathers and blood of 37 Northern goshawk (Accipiter ...
    • Using an apex predator for large-scale monitoring of trace element contamination: Associations with environmental, anthropogenic and dietary proxies 

      Badry, Alexander; Palma, Luis; Beja, Pedro; Ciesielski, Tomasz Maciej; Dias, Andreia; Lierhagen, Syverin; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Sturaro, Nicolas; Eulaers, Igor; Jaspers, Veerle (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Understanding the levels and drivers of contamination in top predators is important for their conservation and eventual use as sentinels in environmental monitoring. Therefore, metals and trace elements were analyzed in ...