• A review of ecological impacts of global climate change on persistent organic pollutant and mercury pathways and exposures in arctic marine ecosystems 

      McKinney, Melissa; Pedro, Sara; Dietz, Rune; Sonne, Christian; Fisk, Aaron T.; Roy, Denis; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Letcher, Robert J (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Bioaccumulative and biomagnifying contaminants, such as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and mercury (Hg), have for decades been recognized as a health concern in arctic marine biota. In recent years, global climate ...
    • A veterinary perspective on One Health in the Arctic 

      Sonne, Christian; Letcher, Robert James; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Desforges, Jean-Pierre; Eulaers, Igor; Andersen-Ranberg, Emilie; Gustavson, Kim; Styrishave, Bjarne; Dietz, Rune (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Exposure to long-range transported industrial chemicals, climate change and diseases is posing a risk to the overall health and populations of Arctic wildlife. Since local communities are relying on the same marine food ...
    • Anthropogenic flank attack on polar bears: interacting consequences of climate warming and pollutant exposure 

      Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Villanger, Gro Dehli; Gabrielsen, Kristin Møller; Bytingsvik, Jenny; Bechshoft, Thea; Ciesielski, Tomasz Maciej; Sonne, Christian; Dietz, Rune (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) are subjected to several anthropogenic threats, climate warming and exposure to pollutants being two of these. For polar bears, one of the main effects of climate warming is limited access to ...
    • 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 ...
    • Exposure to Persistent Organic Pollutants Reduces Testosterone Concentrations and Affects Sperm Viability and Morphology during the Mating Peak Period in a Controlled Experiment on Farmed Arctic Foxes (Vulpes lagopus) 

      Sonne, Christian; Torjesen, Peter A; Fuglei, Eva; Muir, Derek C. G.; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Jørgensen, Even Hjalmar; Dietz, Rune; Ahlstrøm, Øystein (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      We investigated testosterone production and semen parameters in farmed Arctic foxes by dietary exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) for 22 months. Eight male foxes were given a diet of POP-contaminated minke ...
    • On the integration of ecological and physiological variables in polar bear toxicology research: a systematic review 

      Bechshoft, Thea; Derocher, Andrew E.; Viengkone, Michelle; Routti, Heli Anna Irmeli; Aars, Jon; Letcher, Robert J.; Dietz, Rune; Sonne, Christian; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Richardson, Evan; Lunn, Nicholas J. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Ecotoxicology evolved as a scientific field as awareness of the unintended effects of anthropogenic pollutants in biota increased. Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) are often the focus of Arctic contaminant exposure studies ...
    • Population genomics of grey wolves and wolf-like canids in North America 

      Sinding, Mikkel Holger Strander; Gopalakrishnan, Shyam; Vieira, Filipe G.; Samaniego, Jose A; Raundrup, Katrine; Heide Jørgensen, Mads Peter; Meldgaard, Morten; Petersen, Bent; Sicheritz-Ponten, Thomas; Mikkelsen, Johan Brus; Marquard-Petersen, Ulf; Dietz, Rune; Sonne, Christian; Dalén, Love; Bachmann, Lutz; Wiig, Øystein; Hansen, Anders J.; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      North America is currently home to a number of grey wolf (Canis lupus) and wolf-like canid populations, including the coyote (Canis latrans) and the taxonomically controversial red, Eastern timber and Great Lakes wolves. ...
    • Prevalence of antibodies against Brucella spp. in West Greenland polar bears (Ursus maritimus) and East Greenland muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus) 

      Sonne, Christian; Andersen-Ranberg, Emilie; Rajala, Elisabeth; Agerholm, Jørgen S.; Bonefeld-Jørgensen, Eva; Desforges, Jean-Pierre; Eulaers, Igor; Gustavson, Kim; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Koch, Anders; Rosing-Asvid, Aqqalu; Schmidt, Nils Martin; Grøndahl, Carsten; Mosbacher, Jesper Bruun; Siebert, Ursula; Tryland, Morten; Mulvad, Gert; Born, Erik W; Laidre, Kristin; Wiig, Øystein; Dietz, Rune; Magnusson, Ulf (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Zoonotic infections transmitted from terrestrial and marine mammals to humans in European Arctic are of unknown significance, despite considerable potential for transmission due to local hunt and a rapidly changing ...
    • Seroprevalence for Brucella spp. in Baltic ringed seals (Phoca hispida) and T East Greenland harp (Pagophilus groenlandicus) and hooded (Cystophora cristata) seals 

      Sonne, Christian; Andersen-Ranberg, Emilie; Rajala, Elisabeth; Agerholm, Jørgen S.; Bonefeld-Jørgensen, Eva; Desforges, Jean-Pierre; Eulaers, Igor; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Koch, Anders; Rosings-Asvid, Aqqualu; Siebert, Ursula; Tryland, Morten; Mulvad, Gert; Härkönen, Tero; Acquarone, Mario; Nordøy, Erling Sverre; Dietz, Rune; Magnusson, Ulf (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Zoonotic infections transmitted from marine mammals to humans in the Baltic and European Arctic are of unknown significance, despite given considerable potential for transmission due to local hunt. Here we present results ...
    • Specialized sledge dogs accompanied Inuit dispersal across the North American Arctic 

      Ameen, Carly; Feuerborn, Tatiana R.; Brown, Sarah K.; Linderholm, Anna; Hulme-Beaman, Ardern; Lebrasseur, Ophelie; Sinding, Mikkel Holger Strander; Lounsberry, Zachary T.; Lin, Audrey T.; Appelt, Martin; Bachmann, Lutz; Betts, Matthew; Britton, Kate; Darwent, John; Dietz, Rune; Fredholm, Merethe; Gopalakrishnan, Shyam; Goruinova, Olga I.; Grønnow, Bjarne; Haile, James; Hallsson, Jón Hallsteinn; Harrison, Ramona; Heide-Jørgensen, Mads-Peter; Knecht, Rick; Losey, Robert J.; Masson-MacLean, Edouard; McGovern, Thomas H.; McMagnus-Fry, Ellen; Meldgaard, Morten; Midtdal, Åslaug; Moss, Madonna L.; Nikitin, Iurii G.; Nomokonova, Tatiana; Palsdottir, Albina Hulda; Perri, Angela; Popov, Aleksandr N.; Rankin, Lisa; Reuther, Joshua D.; Sablin, Mikhail V.; Schmidt, Anne Lisbeth; Shirar, Scott; Smiarowski, Konrad; Sonne, Christian; Stiner, Mary C.; Vasyukov, Mitya; West, Catherine F.; Ween, Gro Birgit; Wennerberg, Sanne Eline; Wiig, Øystein; Woollett, James; Dalén, Love; Hansen, Anders J.; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius; Sacks, Benjamin N; Frantz, Laurent A.F.; Larson, Greger; Dobney, Keith; Darwent, Christyann M.; Evin, Allowen (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Domestic dogs have been central to life in the North American Arctic for millennia. The ancestors of the Inuit were the first to introduce the widespread usage of dog sledge transportation technology to the Americas, but ...