• Anti-parasite treatment and blood biochemistry in raptor nestlings 

      Hanssen, Sveinn Are; Sonne, Christian; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Schnug, Lisbeth; Bourgeon, Sophie; Ballesteros, Manuel; Eulaers, Igor; Moum, Truls Borg; Johnsen, Trond Vidar; Kjelgaard-Hansen, Mads; Herzke, Dorte; Jaspers, Veerle; Covaci, Adrian; Eens, Marcel; Halley, Duncan John; Erikstad, Kjell Einar; Ims, Rolf Anker (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      We investigated the effects of parasite removal on various blood clinical–chemical variables (BCCVs). BCCVs are indicators of health, reflecting, e.g., homeostasis of liver, kidney function, and bone metabolism. The study ...
    • Antiparasite treatments reduce humoral immunity and impact oxidative status in raptor nestlings 

      Hanssen, Sveinn Are; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Schnug, Lisbeth; Bourgeon, Sophie; Johnsen, Trond Vidar; Ballesteros, Manuel; Sonne, Christian; Herzke, Dorte; Eulaers, Igor; Jaspers, Veerle; Covaci, Adrian; Eens, Marcel; Halley, Duncan John; Moum, Truls Borg; Ims, Rolf Anker; Erikstad, Kjell E (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      Parasites are natural stressors that may have multiple negative effects on their host as they usurp energy and nutrients and may lead to costly immune responses that may cause oxidative stress. At early stages, animals ...
    • Climate change and the increasing impact of polar bears on bird populations 

      Prop, Jouke; Aars, Jon; Bårdsen, Bård-Jørgen; Hanssen, Sveinn Are; Bech, Claus; Bourgeon, Sophie; Fouw, Jimmy de; Gabrielsen, Geir W.; Lang, Johannes; Noreen, Elin; Oudman, Thomas; Sittler, Benoit; stempniewicz, Lech; Tombre, Ingunn; Wolters, Eva; Moe, Børge (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015-03-25)
      The Arctic is becoming warmer at a high rate, and contractions in the extent of sea ice are currently changing the habitats of marine top-predators dependent on ice. Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) depend on sea ice for ...
    • Diet and metabolic state are the main factors determining concentrations of perfluoroalkyl substances in female polar bears from Svalbard 

      Tartu, Sabrina; Bourgeon, Sophie; Aars, Jon; Andersen, Magnus; Lone, Karen; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Polder, Anuschka; Thiemann, Gregory W.; Torget, Vidar; Welker, Jeffrey Martin; Routti, Heli Anna Irmeli (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) have been detected in organisms worldwide, including Polar Regions. The polar bear (Ursus maritimus), the top predator of Arctic marine ecosystems, accumulates high concentrations of PFASs, ...
    • Isbjørnens effekt på fugl i et arktisk klima i endring - Sluttrapport for Svalbards miljøvernfond 

      Moe, Børge; Prop, Jouke; Aars, Jon; Bårdsen, Bård-Jørgen; Hanssen, Sveinn Are; Bech, Claus; Bourgeon, Sophie; Fouw, Jimmy de; Gabrielsen, Geir Wing; Lang, Johannes; Noreen, Elin; Oudman, Thomas; Sittler, Benoit; Stempniewicz, Lech; Tombre, Ingunn; Wolters, Eva (NINA Rapport;1163, Research report, 2015)
      Arktis blir stadig varmere og utbredelsen av havis blir mindre. Det forandrer leveområdet til de mange artene som er avhengige av havis. Isbjørnen er avhengig av havis for å jakte på sel, og økende lengde på den isfrie ...
    • Multiple-stressor effects in an apex predator: combined influence of pollutants and sea ice decline on lipid metabolism in polar bears 

      Tartu, Sabrina; Lille-Langøy, Roger; Størseth, Trond Røvik; Bourgeon, Sophie; Brunsvik, Anders; Goksøyr, Anders; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Polder, Anuschka; Thiemann, Gregory W.; Torget, Vidar; Routti, Heli (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      There is growing evidence from experimental and human epidemiological studies that many pollutants can disrupt lipid metabolism. In Arctic wildlife, the occurrence of such compounds could have serious consequences for ...
    • Potentiation of ecological factors on the disruption of thyroid hormones by organo-halogenated contaminants in female polar bears (Ursus maritimus) from the Barents Sea. 

      Bourgeon, Sophie; Riemer, Astrid Kolind; Tartu, Sabrina; Aars, Jon; Polder, Anuschka; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Routti, Heli Anna Irmeli (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      As apex predators, polar bears (Ursus maritimus) are among the most heavily polluted organisms in the Arctic. In addition to this anthropogenic stressor, climate warming has been shown to negatively affect their body ...
    • Seasonal Variations in Thyroid Disrupting Effects of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus) from Svalbard 

      Riemer, Astrid Kolind (Master thesis, 2016)
      Several persistent organic pollutants (POPs) have the ability to interfere with the thyroid hormone (TH) system in arctic mammals. This endocrine system is crucial for adapting to a changing environment, and it is an ...
    • Temporal trends of persistent organic pollutants in Barents Sea polar bears (Ursus maritimus) in relation to changes in feeding habits and body condition 

      Lippold, Anna; Bourgeon, Sophie; Aars, Jon; Andersen, Magnus; Polder, Anuschka; Lyche, Jan Ludvig; Bytingsvik, Jenny; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Derocher, Andrew E.; Welker, Jeffrey Martin; Routti, Heli (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Temporal trends of persistent organic pollutants (POPs: PCBs, OH-PCBs, p,p′-DDE, HCB, β-HCH, oxychlordane, BDE-47, and 153) in relation to changes in feeding habits and body condition in adult female polar bears (Ursus ...