• 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 ...
    • Blood and feather concentrations of toxic elements in a Baltic and an Arctic seabird population 

      Fenstad, Anette; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Lierhagen, Syverin; Gabrielsen, Kristin Møller; Öst, Markus; Jaatinen, Kim; Hanssen, Sveinn Are; Moe, Børge; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Krøkje, Åse (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Wereport blood and feather concentrations of elements in the Baltic Sea and Arctic population of common eiders (Somateria mollissima). The endangered Baltic Sea population of eiders was demonstrably affected by element ...
    • Current state of knowledge on biological effects from contaminants on arctic wildlife and fish 

      Dietz, Rune; Letcher, Robert J.; Desforges, Jean-Pierre; Eulaers, Igor; Sonne, Christian; Wilson, Simon; Andersen-Ranberg, Emilie; Basu, Niladri; Barst, Benjamin D.; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Bytingsvik, Jenny; Ciesielski, Tomasz Maciej; Drevnick, Paul E.; Gabrielsen, Geir W.; Haarr, Ane; Hylland, Ketil; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Levin, Milton; McKinney, Melissa A.; Nørregaard, Rasmus Dyrmose; Pedersen, Kathrine E.; Provencher, Jennifer; Styrishave, Bjarne; Tartu, Sabrina; Aars, Jon; Ackerman, Joshua T.; Rosing-Asvid, Aqqalu; Barrett, Rob; Bignert, Anders; Born, Erik W; Branigan, Marsha; Braune, Birgit; Bryan, Colleen E; Dam, Maria; Eagles-Smith, Collin A.; Evans, Marlene; Evans, Thomas J.; Fisk, Aaron T.; Gamberg, Mary; Gustavson, Kim; Hartman, C. Alex; Helander, Björn; Herzog, Mark P.; Hoekstra, Paul F.; Houde, Magali; Hoydal, Katrin; Jackson, Allyson K.; Kucklick, John; Lie, Elisabeth; Loseto, Lisa; Mallory, Mark L.; Miljeteig, Cecilie; Mosbech, Anders; Muir, Derek C.G.; Nielsen, Sanna Túni; Peacock, Elizabeth; Pedro, Sara; Peterson, Sarah H.; Polder, Anuschka; Rigét, Frank F.; Roach, Pat; Saunes, Halvor; Sinding, Mikkel Holger Strander; Skåre, Janneche Utne; Søndergaard, Jens; Stenson, Garry; Stern, Gary; Treu, Gabriele; Schuur, Stacy S.; Víkingsson, Gísli Arnór (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Since the last Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) effort to review biological effects of the exposure to organohalogen compounds (OHCs) in Arctic biota, there has been a considerable number of new Arctic ...
    • DNA double-strand breaks in relation to persistent organic pollutants in a fasting seabird 

      Fenstad, Anette; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Moe, Børge; Hanssen, Sveinn Are; Bingham, Christopher George; Herzke, Dorte; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Krøkje, Åse (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      Lipophilic persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are released from fat reserves during fasting, causing increased blood concentrations. Thus, POPs represent a potential anthropogenic stressor during fasting periods. We ...
    • Exposure to oxychlordane is associated with shorter telomeres in arctic breeding kittiwakes 

      Blévin, Pierre; Angelier, Frédéric; Tartu, Sabrina; Ruault, Stéphanie; Bustamante, Paco; Herzke, Dorte; Moe, Børge; Bech, Claus; Gabrielsen, Geir W.; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Chastel, Olivier (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Telomeres are DNA-protein complexes located at the end of chromosomes, which play an important role in maintaining the genomic integrity. Telomeres shorten at each cell division and previous studies have shown that telomere ...
    • Integrated exposure assessment of northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) nestlings to legacy and emerging organic pollutants using non-destructive samples 

      Briels, Nathalie; Torgersen, Lene Norstrand; Castaño-Ortiz, Jose M.; Løseth, Mari Engvig; Herzke, Dorte; Nygård, Torgeir; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Ciesielski, Tomasz Maciej; Poma, Giulia; Malarvannan, Govindan; Covaci, Adrian; Jaspers, Veerle (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      In the present study, concentrations of legacy and emerging contaminants were determined in three non-destructive matrices (plasma, preen oil and body feathers) of northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) nestlings. Persistent ...
    • Mercury exposure, stress and prolactin secretion in an Arctic seabird: an experimental study 

      Tartu, Sabrina; Bustamante, Paco; Angelier, Frédéric; Lendvai, Adam Z.; Moe, Børge; Blévin, Pierre; Bech, Claus; Gabrielsen, Geir W.; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Chastel, Olivier (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016)
      Life-history theory predicts that long-lived organisms should reduce parental effort under inclement environmental conditions in order to favour long-term survival. Seabirds are long-lived top predators often exposed to ...
    • No evidence of avian influenza antibodies in two species of raptor nestlings inhabiting Norway 

      Lee, Megan Marie; Jaspers, Veerle; Løseth, Mari Engvig; Briels, Nathalie; Nygård, Torgeir; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Waugh, Courtney (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Background: Since 2016, incursions of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAIV) H5N8 clade 2.3.4.4b have caused unprecedented clinical signs and mortality in white-tailed eagles (WTE; Haliaeetus albicilla) across ...
    • Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in plasma and feathers of nestling birds of prey from northern Norway 

      Gómez-Ramírez, P.; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Eulaers, I; Herzke, Dorte; Johnsen, Trond Vidar; Lepoint, G; Perez-Garcia, JM; García-Fernández, A.J.; Jaspers, Veerle (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Plasma samples from nestlings of two top predators, White‐tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) and Northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) from northern Norway were analysed for a wide range of PFASs. Body feathers from the ...
    • Perfluorinated substances and telomeres in an Arctic seabird: Cross-sectional and longitudinal approaches 

      Blévin, Pierre; Angelier, Frédéric; Tartu, Sabrina; Bustamante, Paco; Herzke, Dorte; Moe, Børge; Bech, Claus; Gabrielsen, Geir Wing; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Chastel, Olivier (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Telomeres are non-coding DNA repeats located at the termini of eukaryotic chromosomes, regulated by dynamic processes balancing shortening and maintenance. Despite a mechanism to slow-down telomere shortening, cell division ...
    • Plasma concentrations of organohalogenated contaminants in white-tailed eagle nestlings – The role of age and diet 

      Løseth, Mari Engvig; Briels, Nathalie; Eulaers, Igor; Nygård, Torgeir; Malarvannan, Govindan; Poma, Giulia; Covaci, Adrian; Herzke, Dorte; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Lepoint, Gilles; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Jaspers, Veerle (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Concentrations of organohalogenated contaminants (OHCs) can show significant temporal and spatial variation in the environment and wildlife. Most of the variation is due to changes in use and production, but environmental ...
    • Pollutant Levels, Antioxidants and Potential Genotoxic Effects in Incubating Female Common Eiders (Somateria mollissima) 

      Fenstad, Anette A. (Doctoral thesis at NTNU;2016:189, Doctoral thesis, 2016)
      In the present thesis, environmental exposure to 18 persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and 8 elements, as well as potential antioxidant responses and genotoxic effects in incubating female common eiders (Somateria ...
    • Survival rate and breeding outputs in a high Arctic seabird exposed to legacy persistent organic pollutants and mercury 

      Goutte, Aurélie; Barbraud, Christophe; Herzke, Dorte; Bustamante, Paco; Angelier, Frédéric; Tartu, Sabrina; Clement-Chastel, Celine; Moe, Børge; Bech, Claus; Gabrielsen, Geir W.; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Chastel, Olivier (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Chronic exposure to pollutants may represent a threat for wildlife.We tested whether adult survival rate, breeding probability and breeding success the year of sampling and the following year were affected by blood levels ...
    • Temporal variation in circulating concentrations of organochlorine pollutants in a pelagic seabird breeding in the high arctic 

      Bustnes, Jan Ove; Bårdsen, Bård-Jørgen; Moe, Børge; Herzke, Dorte; Hanssen, Sveinn Are; Sagerup, Kjetil; Bech, Claus; Nordstad, Tore; Chastel, Olivier; Tartu, Sabrina; Gabrielsen, Geir W. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      The present study explored short-term temporal variations in circulating concentrations of 3 legacy organochlorines with different physicochemical properties (polychlorinated biphenyl 153 [PCB-153], p,p0-dichlorodiphenyl ...
    • The influence of natural variation and organohalogenated contaminants on physiological parameters in white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) nestlings from Norway 

      Løseth, Mari Engvig; Flo, Jørgen; Sonne, Christian; Havnsøe Krogh, Anne Kirstine; Nygård, Torgeir; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Jaspers, Veerle (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Environmental exposure to organohalogenated contaminants (OHCs), even at low concentrations, may cause detrimental effects on the development and health of wild birds. The present study investigated if environmental exposure ...
    • The stress of being contaminated? Adrenocortical function and reproduction in relation to persistent organic pollutants in female black legged kittiwakes 

      Tartu, Sabrina; Angelier, Frédéric; Herzke, Dorte; Moe, Børge; Bech, Claus; Gabrielsen, Geir W.; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Chastel, Olivier (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      High levels of environmental pollutants such as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) including PCB and DDT have been found in the Arctic and many of those pollutants may impair reproduction through endocrine disruption. ...
    • 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 ...
    • White-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) feathers from Norway are suitable for monitoring of legacy, but not emerging contaminants 

      Løseth, Mari Engvig; Briels, Nathalie; Flo, Jørgen; Malarvannan, Govindan; Poma, Giulia; Covaci, Adrian; Herzke, Dorte; Nygård, Torgeir; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Jaspers, Veerle (Journal article, 2018)
      While feathers have been successfully validated for monitoring of internal concentrations of heavy metals and legacy persistent organic pollutants (POPs), less is known about their suitability for monitoring ofemerging ...