• Black-legged kittiwakes as messengers of Atlantification in the Arctic 

      Vihtakari, Mikko; Welcker, Jorg; Moe, Børge; Chastel, Olivier; Tartu, Sabrina; Hop, Haakon; Bech, Claus; Descamps, Sébastien; Gabrielsen, Geir W. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Climate warming is rapidly altering marine ecosystems towards a more temperate state on the European side of the Arctic. However, this “Atlantification” has rarely been confirmed, as long-term datasets on Arctic marine ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Corticosterone mediates carry-over effects between breeding and migration in the kittiwake Rissa tridactyla 

      Schultner, Jannik; Moe, Børge; Chastel, Olivier; Tartu, Sabrina; Bech, Claus; Kitaysky, Alexander S. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      Carry-over effects, i.e. when processes in one season influence processes in the next, are believed to have important effects on behavior and fitness in animals. Despite an increasing interest in the identification of ...
    • Diabetes and Leisure Time Physical Activity in Relation to Cardiovascular Disease Risk and Mortality: Prospective data from the HUNT Study, Norway 

      Moe, Børge (Doktoravhandlinger ved NTNU, 1503-8181; 2014:287, Doctoral thesis, 2014)
      This thesis consists of three prospective studies, examining whether leisure time physical activity may compensate for the adverse association between diabetes and risk of death from cardiovascular disease and risk of acute ...
    • Diabetes severity and the role of leisure time physical exercise on cardiovascular mortality: the Nord-Trondelag Health study (HUNT), Norway 

      Moe, Børge; Augestad, Liv Berit; Nilsen, Tom Ivar Lund (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      Background Physical activity has been associated with lower cardiovascular mortality in people with diabetes, but how diabetes severity influence this association has not been extensively studied. Methods We prospectively ...
    • 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 ...
    • Effects of climate change and diminishing sea ice on Common Eider breeding distribution in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard 

      Dørum, Hilde (Master thesis, 2019)
      Jordas polare strøk varmes opp dobbelt så raskt som resten av kloden, og en av de største truslene knyttet til global oppvarming er nedsmelting av isen i polområdene. Verdens sjøfuglbestander synker i antall, og et stort ...
    • Energy-allocation in avian nestlings facing short-term food shortage 

      Moe, Børge (Doktoravhandlinger ved NTNU, 1503-8181; 2004:150, Doctoral thesis, 2004)
      This thesis investigates effects of short-term food shortage on growth, body composition and metabolic development of Pekin ducklings (Anas platyrhynchos domesticus) and European shag nestlings (Phalacrocorax aristotelis), ...
    • Exposure of the Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) to toxic elements in relation to migration strategy and wintering area 

      Hill, Emily Jane (Master thesis, 2018)
      The Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) is a long-lived sea duck with a Holarctic distribution. Eiders within breeding populations have a predictable migration strategy, shown by capture-recapture research using geolocation ...
    • 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 ...
    • Global phenological insensitivity to shifting ocean temperatures among seabirds 

      Keogan, Katharine; Daunt, Francis; Wanless, Sarah; Phillips, Richard A.; Walling, Craig A.; Agnew, Philippa; Ainley, David G.; Anker-Nilssen, Tycho; Ballard, Grant; Barrett, Robert T; Barton, Kerry J.; Bech, Claus; Becker, Peter; Berglund, Per-Arvid; Bollache, Loïc; Bond, Alexander L.; Bouwhuis, Sandra; Bradley, Russell W.; Burr, Zofia; Camphuysen, Kees; Catry, Paulo; Chiaradia, Andre; Christensen-Dalsgaard, Signe; Cuthbert, Richard; Dehnhard, Nina; Descamps, Sébastien; Diamond, Tony; Divoky, George; Drummond, Hugh; Dugger, Katie M.; Dunn, Michael J.; Emmerson, Louise; Erikstad, Kjell Einar; Fort, Jérôme; Fraser, William; Genovart, Meritxell; Gilg, Olivier; González-Solís, Jacob; Granadeiro, José Pedro; Grémillet, David; Hansen, Jannik; Hanssen, Sveinn Are; Harris, Mike; Hedd, April; Hinke, Jefferson; Igual, José Manuel; Jahncke, Jaime; Jones, Ian; Kappes, Peter J.; Lang, Johannes; Langset, Magdalene; Lorentsen, Svein Håkon; Moe, Børge; Reiertsen, Tone; Lescroël, Amélie; Lyver, Phil O’B.; Mallory, Mark; Montevecchi, William A.; Monticelli, David; Mostello, Carolyn; Newell, Mark; Nicholson, Lisa; Nisbet, Ian; Olsson, Olof; Oro, Daniel; Pattison, Vivian; Poisbleau, Maud; Pyk, Tanya; Quintana, Flavio; Ramos, Jaime A.; Ramos, Raül; Rodríguez, Cristina; Ryan, Peter; Sanz-Aguilar, Ana; Schmidt, Niels M.; Shannon, Paula; Sittler, Benoit; Southwell, Colin; Surman, Christopher; Svagelj, Walter S.; Trivelpiece, Wayne; Warzybok, Pete; Watanuki, Yutaka; Weimerskirch, Henri; Wilson, Peter R.; Wood, Andrew G.; Phillimore, Albert B.; Lewis, Sue (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Reproductive timing in many taxa plays a key role in determining breeding productivity1, and is often sensitive to climatic conditions2. Current climate change may alter the timing of breeding at different rates across ...
    • How Does Spring Migration and Day Length Affect the Diving Ecology of a Capital Breeder Wintering at High Latitudes? 

      Kilen, Heidi (Master thesis, 2016)
      Foraging strategies in animals are influenced by conflicting constraints such as migration, reproduction and seasonal changes in the environment. Sea ducks are capital breeders and rely on endogenous reserves for reproduction. ...
    • Is basal metabolic rate associated with recruit production and survival in free-living house sparrows? 

      Rønning, Bernt; Broggi, Juli; Bech, Claus; Moe, Børge; Ringsby, Thor Harald; Pärn, Henrik; Hagen, Ingerid Julie; Sæther, Bernt-Erik; Jensen, Henrik; Grindstaff, Jennifer (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Life history theory predicts that available energy is limited and needs to be allocated among different processes such as growth, reproduction and self-maintenance. Basal metabolic rate (BMR), a common measure of an animal's ...
    • Is the rate of metabolic ageing and survival determined by basal metabolic rate in the zebra finch? 

      Rønning, Bernt; Moe, Børge; Berntsen, Johan Henrik Hårdensson; Noreen, Elin; Bech, Claus (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014-09-29)
      The relationship between energy metabolism and ageing is of great interest because aerobic metabolism is the primary source of reactive oxygen species which is believed to be of major importance in the ageing process. We ...
    • 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 ...
    • Later at higher latitudes: large-scale variability in seabird breeding timing and synchronicity 

      Burr, Zofia M.; Varpe, Øystein; Anker-Nilssen, Tycho; Erikstad, Kjell E; Descamps, Sébastien; Barrett, Robert T; Bech, Claus; Christensen-Dalsgaard, Signe; Lorentsen, Svein-Håkon; Moe, Børge; Reiertsen, Tone Kristin; Strøm, Hallvard (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016-05-28)
      In seasonal environments, organisms are expected to optimally schedule reproduction within an annual range of environmental conditions. Latitudinal gradients generate a range of seasonality to which we can expect adaptations ...
    • 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 ...
    • Migration and stress during reproduction govern telomere dynamics in a seabird 

      Schultner, Jannik; Moe, Børge; Chastel, Olivier; Bech, Claus; Kitaysky, Alexander S. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      Changes in telomere length are believed to reflect changes in physiological state and life expectancy in animals. However, much remains unknown about the determinants of telomere dynamics in wild populations, and specifically ...
    • Migration Patterns Affect Element Concentrations in an Arctic Seabird 

      Skottene, Elise (Master thesis, 2015)
      Arctic seabirds have often been used to assess metal levels in remote regions. Most Arctic-breeding seabirds are migratory, and differences in wintering locations and migration patterns have been suggested to affect their ...