• 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Bird feathers as a biomonitor for environmental pollutants: Prospects and pitfalls 

      Jaspers, Veerle; Covaci, Adrian; Herzke, Dorte; Eulaers, Igor; Eens, Marcel (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Due to increasing amounts of hazardous chemicals released into the environment, there is a high demand for developing easy and non-destructive biomonitoring tools. In a recent paper published in Trends in Analytical ...
    • 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 ...
    • Feathers as an integrated measure of organohalogen contamination, dietary tracers and stress in Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) nestlings from Trøndelag, Norway 

      Randulff, Sina Thu (Master thesis, 2015)
      Because of their high sensitivity and wide distribution, predatory birds have proven useful as sentinel species for monitoring exposure of organohalogen contaminants (OHCs). Nestling feathers have been evaluated as valid ...
    • Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) liver and thyroid gland histopathology as a result of in ovo exposure to the flame retardants tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate and Dechlorane Plus 

      Jacobsen, Mona L; Jaspers, Veerle; Ciesielski, Tomasz Maciej; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Løseth, Mari Engvig; Briels, Nathalie; Eulaers, Igor; Leifsson, Pall S; Riget, Frank F; Gomez-Ramirez, Pilar; Sonne, Christian (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Japanese quails (Coturnix japonica) were exposed in ovo to tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCIPP; 500 ng/µl), Dechlorane Plus (DP; 500 ng/µl), or a 1:1 mixture of these two to investigate the effects on liver and ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • A schematic sampling protocol for contaminant monitoring in raptors 

      Espín, Silvia; Andevski, Jovan; Duke, Guy; Eulaers, Igor; Gomez-Ramirez, Pilar; Hallgrimsson, Gunnar Thor; Helander, Björn; Herzke, Dorte; Jaspers, Veerle; Krone, Oliver; Lourenco, Rui; Maria-Mojica, Pedro; Martínez-López, Emma; Mateo, Rafael; Movalli, Paola; Sanchez-Virosta, Pablo; Shore, Richard F.; Sonne, Christian; van den Brink, Nico W.; van Hattum, B.; Vrezec, Al; Wernham, Chris; García-Fernández, Antonio J. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Birds of prey, owls and falcons are widely used as sentinel species in raptor biomonitoring programmes. A major current challenge is to facilitate large-scale biomonitoring by coordinating contaminant monitoring activities ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Tracking pan-continental trends in environmental contamination using sentinel raptors—what types of samples should we use? 

      Espín, Silvia; García-Fernández, Antonio J.; Herzke, Dorte; Shore, Richard F.; van Hattum, Bert; Martínez-López, Emma; Coeurdassier, Michael; Eulaers, Igor; Fritsch, Clémentine; Gómez-Ramírez, Pilar; Jaspers, Veerle; Krone, Oliver; Duke, Guy; Helander, Björn; Mateo, Rafael; Movalli, Paola; Sonne, Christian; van den Brink, Nico W. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Biomonitoring using birds of prey as sentinel species has been mooted as a way to evaluate the success of European Union directives that are designed to protect people and the environment across Europe from industrial ...
    • 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 ...