Recent Submissions

  • Toward adaptive robotic sampling of phytoplankton in the coastal ocean 

    Fossum, Trygve Olav; Fragoso, Glaucia Moreira; Davies, Emlyn John; Ullgren, Jenny; Mendes, Renato; Johnsen, Geir; Ellingsen, Ingrid H.; Eidsvik, Jo; Ludvigsen, Martin; Rajan, Kanna (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    Currents, wind, bathymetry, and freshwater runoff are some of the factors that make coastal waters heterogeneous, patchy, and scientifically interesting—where it is challenging to resolve the spatiotemporal variation within ...
  • Plasma protein fractions in free-living white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) nestlings from Norway 

    Flo, Jørgen; Løseth, Mari Engvig; Sonne, C; Jaspers, Veerle; Brun-Hansen, Hege (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    Background Capillary electrophoresis of plasma proteins has shown great potential as a complementary diagnostic tool for avian species. However, reference intervals for plasma proteins are sparse or lacking for several ...
  • Generic Ecological Impact Assessment of Alien Species (GEIAA): the third generation of assessments in Norway 

    Sandvik, Hanno; Hilmo, Olga; Finstad, Anders Gravbrøt; Hegre, Hanne; Moen, Toril Loennechen; Rafoss, Trond; Skarpaas, Olav; Elven, Reidar; Sandmark, Helge; Gederaas, Lisbeth (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    The Generic Ecological Impact Assessment of Alien Species (GEIAA) is described. It comprises a set of criteria and an assessment procedure. The set of criteria consists of three criteria that quantify invasion potential, ...
  • Adaptive responses of animals to climate change are most likely insufficient 

    Radchuk, Viktoriia; Reed, Thomas; Teplitsky, Céline; van der Pol, Martijn; Charmantier, Anne; Hassall, Christopher; Adamik, Peter; Adriaensen, Frank; Ahola, Markus P.; Arcese, Peter; Avilés, Jesus Miguel; Balbontin, Javier; Berg, Karl S.; Borras, Antoni; Burthe, Sarah; Clobert, Jean; Dehnhard, Nina; de Lope, Florentino; Dhondt, André A.; Dingemanse, Niels J.; Doi, Hideyuki; Eeva, Tapio; Fickel, Joerns; Filella, Iolanda; Fossøy, Frode; Goodenough, Anne E.; Hall, Stephen J.G.; Hansson, Bengt; Harris, Michael; Hasselquist, Dennis; Hickler, Thomas; Joshi, Jasmin; Kharouba, Heather; Martínez, Juan Gabriel; Mihoub, Jean-Baptiste; Mills, James A.; Molina-Morales, Mercedes; Moksnes, Arne; Ozgul, Arpat; Parejo, Deseada; Pilard, Philippe; Poisbleau, Maud; Rousset, Francois; Rödel, Mark-Oliver; Scott, David; Senar, Juan Carlos; Stefanescu, Constanti; Stokke, Bård Gunnar; Kusano, Tamotsu; Tarka, Maja; Tarwater, Corey E.; Thonicke, Kirsten; Thorley, Jack; Wilting, Andreas; Tryjanowski, Piotr; Merilä, Juha; Sheldon, Ben C.; Møller, Anders Pape; Matthysen, Erik; Janzen, Fredric; Dobson, F.Stephen; Visser, Marcel E.; Beissinger, Steven R.; Courtiol, Alexandre; Kramer-Schadt, Stephanie (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    Biological responses to climate change have been widely documented across taxa and regions, but it remains unclear whether species are maintaining a good match between phenotype and environment, i.e. whether observed trait ...
  • Human-Wildlife Conflicts and Compensation for Losses in Kenya: Dynamics, Characteristics and Correlates 

    Mukeka, Joseph Mbyati (Doctoral theses at NTNU;2019:164, Doctoral thesis, 2019)
    Human-wildlife conflict (HWC) is a common phenomenon around the world and occurs when resource use by humans overlaps with that of wildlife resulting in competition. The major factor exacerbating this situation is human ...
  • 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 ...
  • Developmental effects in fish embryos exposed to oil dispersions – the impact of crude oil micro-droplets 

    Hansen, Bjørn Henrik; Salaberria, Iurgi; Read, Kari; Wold, Per Sverre; Hammer, Karen Marie; Olsen, Anders Johny; Altin, Dag; Øverjordet, Ida Beathe; Nordtug, Trond; Bardal, Tora; Kjørsvik, Elin (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    During accidental crude oil spills and permitted discharges of produced water into the marine environment, a large fraction of naturally occurring oil components will be contained in micron-sized oil droplets. Toxicity is ...
  • Plankton responses to ocean acidification: The role of nutrient limitation 

    Santiago, Alvarez-Fernandez; Lennart T., Bach; Jan, Taucher; Ulf, Riebesell; Ulrich, Sommer; Aberle-Malzahn, Nicole; Corinne P.D., Brussaard; Maarten, Boersma (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    In situ mesocosm experiments on the effect of ocean acidification (OA) are an important tool for investigating potential OA-induced changes in natural plankton communities. In this study we combined results from various ...
  • Causes and consequences of variation in resource use and social structure in ungulates 

    Ofstad, Endre Grüner (Doktoravhandlinger ved NTNU;2019:33, Doctoral thesis, 2019)
    Arter som opplever varierende miljø og begrensede ressurser må foreta en avveining blant alternative atferder for å maksimere overlevelse og reproduksjon. En økt forståelse av innflytelsen av miljø og individkarakteristikker ...
  • PFOS mediates immunomodulation in an avian cell line that can be mitigated via a virus infection 

    Castaño-Ortiz, Jose M.; Jaspers, Veerle; Waugh, Courtney (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    Background Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are environmentally persistent and bioaccumulative chemicals. Immunomodulation is among the most concerning of toxic effects linked with PFAS exposure in mammalian ...
  • Toxic algal bloom induced by ocean acidification disrupts the pelagic food web 

    Riebesell, Ulf; Aberle-Malzahn, Nicole; Achterberg, Eric P.; Algueró-Muniz, Marina; Alvarez-Fernandez, Santiago; Arístegui, Javier; Bach, Lennart T; Boersma, Maarten; Boxhammer, Tim; Guan, W; Haunost, Mathias; Horn, Henriette G.; Löscher, Caroline R.; Ludwig, Andrea; Spisla, Carsten; Sswat, Michael; Stange, Paul; Taucher, Jan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    Ocean acidification, the change in seawater carbonate chemistry due to the uptake of anthropogenic CO2, affects the physiology of marine organisms in multiple ways1. Diverse competitive and trophic interactions transform ...
  • 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 ...
  • Trophy Hunting Versus Ecotourism as a Conservation Model? Assessing the Impacts on Ungulate Behaviour and Demographics in the Ruaha-Rungwa Ecosystem, Central Tanzania 

    Hariohay, Kwaslema Malle; Jackson, Craig Ryan; Fyumagwa, Robert D.; Røskaft, Eivin (Journal article, 2018)
    Trophy hunting may influence wildlife populations in many ways, but these effects have received little consideration in many of Africa’s protected areas. We assessed the effects of trophy hunting on group size, behaviour, ...
  • Assessing crop and livestock losses along the Rungwa-Katavi Wildlife Corridor, South-Western Tanzania 

    Hariohay, Kwaslema Malle; Fyumagwa, Robert D.; Kideghesho, Jafari Ramadhani; Røskaft, Eivin (Journal article, 2017)
    Humans and wildlife interact negatively, especially when humans transform natural wildlife habitats by establishing settlements and crop fields. Encroachment and habitat fragmentations caused by human activities decrease ...
  • Human-wildlife interactions in the Ruaha-Rungwa Ecosystem, Central Tanzania 

    Hariohay, Kwaslema Malle (Doctoral theses at NTNU;2019:163, Doctoral thesis, 2019)
    Human wildlife interactions pose the challenges to life and livelihoods of humans living around wildlife protected areas (PA). Similarly, these interactions affect wildlife negatively, thus undermining the conservation ...
  • Unique photosynthetic electron transport tuning and excitation distribution in heterokont algae 

    Røkke, Gunvor Bjerkelund; Melø, Thor Bernt; Mühlroth, Alice; Vadstein, Olav; Bones, Atle M.; Hohmann-Marriott, Martin Frank (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    Heterokont algae are significant contributors to marine primary productivity. These algae have a photosynthetic machinery that shares many common features with that of Viridiplantae (green algae and land plants). Here we ...
  • Responding to the weather: energy budgeting by a small mammal in the wild 

    Hume, Taylor; Geiser, Fritz; Currie, Shannon E; Körtner, Gerhard; Stawski, Clare (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    Energy conservation is paramount for small mammals because of their small size, large surface area to volume ratio, and the resultant high heat loss to the environment. To survive on limited food resources and to fuel their ...
  • Management of intellectual property in university-industry collaborations – public access to and control of knowledge 

    Egelie, Knut Jørgen (Doctoral theses at NTNU;2019:133, Doctoral thesis, 2019)
    The transfer of knowledge from academic institutions to society takes a number of forms. The classic form is the dissemination of research results through journals and the education of skilled people, who then provide this ...
  • Signals from the south; humpback whales carry messages of Antarctic sea‐ice ecosystem variability 

    Nash, Susan M. Bengtson; Castrillon, Juliana; Eisenmann, Pascale; Fry, Brian; Shuker, Jon D.; Cropp, Roger A.; Dawson, Amanda; Bignert, Anders; Bohlin-Nizzetto, Pernilla; Waugh, Courtney; Polkinghorne, Bradley J.; Luche, Greta Dalle; McLagan, David (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    Southern hemisphere humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) rely on summer prey abundance of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) to fuel one of the longest‐known mammalian migrations on the planet. It is hypothesized that ...
  • CRISPR/Cas9-mediated ablation of elovl2 in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) inhibits elongation of polyunsaturated fatty acids and induces Srebp-1 and target genes 

    Winge, Per; Datsomor, Alex; Olsen, Rolf Erik; Jin, Yang; Vik, Jon Olav; Edvardsen, Rolf; Grammes, Fabian; Wargelius, Anna; Li, Keshuai (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    Atlantic salmon can synthesize polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), such as eicosapentaenoic acid (20:5n-3), arachidonic acid (20:4n-6) and docosahexaenoic acid (22:6n-3) via activities of very long chain fatty acyl elongases ...

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