Bilde av Folkow, Lars
Bilde av Folkow, Lars
Department of Arctic and Marine Biology lars.folkow@uit.no +4777644792 90155626 You can find me here

Lars Folkow


Professor in animal physiology

Job description

Research group leader Arctic Chronobiology & Physiology (ACP)
Responsible for Animal Research Facility at AMB (person med særskildt kontrollansvar (PMSK) for forsøksdyranlegg Avdeling for Arktisk Biologi)

 

 


  • Chiara Ciccone, Fayiri Kante, Lars Folkow, David Grey Hazlerigg, Alexander Christopher West, Shona Hiedi Wood :
    Circadian coupling of mitochondria in a deep-diving mammal
    Journal of Experimental Biology 2024 DOI
  • Chiara Ciccone, Fayiri Kante, Lars Folkow, David Grey Hazlerigg, Alexander Christopher West, Shona Hiedi Wood :
    Circadian coupling of mitochondria in a deep-diving mammal
    bioRxiv 2023 DOI
  • Andreas Nord, Vidar Holje, Benjamin Judik, Lars Folkow, Péter L. Pap :
    Seasonal changes in plumage density, plumage mass, and feather morphology in the world’s northernmost land bird, the Svalbard Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus muta hyperborea)
    Polar Biology 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Gerrit A. Martens, Cornelia Geßner, Lars Folkow, Marina Creydt, Markus Fischer, Thorsten Burmester :
    The roles of brain lipids and polar metabolites in the hypoxia tolerance of deep-diving pinnipeds
    Journal of Experimental Biology 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Fabian Z.X. Lean, Ruth Cox, Knut Madslien, Simon Spiro, Ingebjørg Helena Nymo, Caroline Bröjer et al.:
    Tissue distribution of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptor in wild animals with a focus on artiodactyls, mustelids and phocids
    One Health 25. January 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Hyejeong Cheon, Signe Kjelstrup, Nataliya Kizilova, Eirik Grude Flekkøy, Matthew J. Mason, Lars Folkow :
    Structure-function relationships in the nasal cavity of Arctic and subtropical seals
    Biophysical Journal 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Eirik Grude Flekkøy, Lars Folkow, Signe Kjelstrup, Matthew J. Mason, Øivind Wilhelmsen :
    Thermal modeling of the respiratory turbinates in arctic and subtropical seals
    Journal of Thermal Biology 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • W. James Grecian, Garry B. Stenson, Martin Biuw, Lars Boehme, Lars Folkow, Pierre J. Goulet et al.:
    Environmental drivers of population-level variation in the migratory and diving ontogeny of an Arctic top predator
    Royal Society Open Science 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Cornelia Geßner, Alena Krüger, Lars Folkow, Wilfrid Fehrle, Bjarni Mikkelsen, Thorsten Burmester :
    Transcriptomes Suggest That Pinniped and Cetacean Brains Have a High Capacity for Aerobic Metabolism While Reducing Energy-Intensive Processes Such as Synaptic Transmission
    Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Rebecca K. Davidson, Christiane Kruse Fæste, Silvio Uhlig, Feng-Ling Tukun, Hans Edvin Lian, Hans Arne Solvang et al.:
    Pharmacokinetics of a long-acting subcutaneous eprinomectin injection in semi-domesticated reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus) - a pilot study
    Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology 2022 FULLTEKST / ARKIV / DOI
  • Gerrit A. Martens, Lars Folkow, Thorsten Burmester, Cornelia Geßner :
    Elevated antioxidant defence in the brain of deep-diving pinnipeds
    Frontiers in Physiology 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Arnoldus S Blix, Lars Folkow, James Mercer :
    The History of Thermal Physiology in Norway
    Springer 2022 DOI
  • Charmain D. Hamilton, Christian Lydersen, Jon Aars, Mario Acquarone, Todd Atwood, Alastair Baylis et al.:
    Marine mammal hotspots across the circumpolar Arctic
    Diversity and Distributions: A Journal of Conservation Biogeography 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Charmain Danielle Hamilton, Christian Lydersen, Jon Aars, Martin Biuw, Andrei Boltunov, Erik W. Born et al.:
    Marine mammal hotspots in the Greenland and Barents Seas
    Marine Ecology Progress Series 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Andres Marmol-Guijarro, Robert Nudds, Lars Folkow, John Lees, Jonathan Codd :
    Does posture explain the kinematic differences in a grounded running gait between male and female Svalbard rock ptarmigan (Lagopus muta hyperborea) moving on snow?
    Polar Biology 2021 DOI
  • Andres C Marmol-Guijarro, R Nudds, Lars Folkow, William R. Sellers, P Falkingham, J Codd :
    The influence of snow properties on speed and gait choice in the Svalbard rock ptarmigan (Lagopus muta hyperborea)
    Integrative Organismal Biology: A Journal of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Simon Birger Byremo Solberg, Signe Kjelstrup, Elisa Magnanelli, Nataliya Kizilova, Iratxe Lorea Casado Barroso, Mario Acquarone et al.:
    Energy efficiency of respiration in mature and newborn reindeer
    Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Cornelia Gessner, Maren Nicole Stillger, Naomi Mölders, Andrej Fabrizius, Lars Folkow, Thorsten Burmester :
    Cell Culture Experiments Reveal that High S100B and Clusterin Levels may Convey Hypoxia-tolerance to the Hooded Seal (Cystophora cristata) Brain
    Neuroscience 2020 DOI
  • Andreas Nord, Hegemann Arne, Lars Folkow :
    Reduced immune responsiveness contributes to winter energy conservation in an Arctic bird
    Journal of Experimental Biology 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Andres Marmol-Guijarro, Robert Nudds, Lars Folkow, Jonathan Codd :
    Examining the accuracy of trackways for predicting gait selection and speed of locomotion
    Frontiers in Zoology 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Alena Kruger, Andrej Fabrizius, Bjarni Mikkelsen, Ursula Siebert, Lars Folkow, Thorsten Burmester :
    Transcriptome analysis reveals a high aerobic capacity in the whale brain
    Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Andres C Marmol-Guijarro, Robert L. Nudds, John C Marrin, Lars Folkow, Jonathan R Codd :
    Terrestrial locomotion of the Svalbard rock ptarmigan: comparing field and laboratory treadmill studies
    Scientific Reports 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Andreas Nord, Lars Folkow :
    Ambient temperature effects on stress-induced hyperthermia in Svalbard ptarmigan
    Biology Open 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Andreas Nord, Lars Folkow :
    Seasonal variation in the thermal responses to changing environmental temperature in the world's northernmost land bird
    Journal of Experimental Biology 2018 ARKIV / DOI
  • Kia Krarup Hansen, Monica Alterskjær Sundset, Lars Folkow, Marte Nilsen, Svein Disch Mathiesen :
    Methane emissions are lower from reindeer fed lichens compared to a concentrate feed
    Polar Research 19. October 2018 ARKIV / DOI
  • Marie-Anne Blanchet, Mario Acquarone, Martin Biuw, Roger B. Larsen, Erling Sverre Nordøy, Lars Folkow :
    A life after research? First release of harp seals (Phoca groenlandica) after temporary captivity for scientific purposes
    Aquatic Mammals 2018 DOI
  • Lars Folkow :
    Seals and hypoxia defense mechanisms - inspiration for the clinic?
    2024
  • Monica Alterskjær Sundset, Ellen Kathrine Bludd, Lars Folkow, Silje Kristine Helgesson :
    Hundene i Finnmarks­løpet slår syklistene i Tour de France
    17. March 2023 FULLTEKST
  • Monica Alterskjær Sundset, Lars Folkow, Ellen Kathrine Bludd, Silje Kristine Sælen-Helgesson :
    Finnmarksløpet slår Tour de France
    16. March 2023 FULLTEKST
  • Hyejeong Cheon, Signe Helene Kjelstrup, Nataliya Kizilova, Eirik Grude Flekkøy, Matthew J. Mason, Lars Folkow :
    Arctic seals’ intricate nose bones keep them warm in forever winters
    Science 14. December 2023
  • Hyejeong Cheon, Signe Helene Kjelstrup, Nataliya Kizilova, Eirik Grude Flekkøy, Matthew J. Mason, Lars Folkow :
    Seals Stay Warm and Hydrated in the Arctic with Larger, More Convoluted Nasal Passages
    EurekAlert! 14. December 2023
  • Hyejeong Cheon, Signe Helene Kjelstrup, Nataliya Kizilova, Eirik Grude Flekkøy, Matthew J. Mason, Lars Folkow :
    Arctic Seals Have Weird Bones in Their Noses That Help Them Stay Warm.
    New scientist (1971) 14. December 2023
  • Lars Folkow :
    ENØK hos dyr
    2023
  • Bob McDonald, Lars Folkow :
    Seals' nasal passages in the program 'Quirks & Quarks'
    23. December 2023 DATA
  • Sandra Núῆez-Egido, Samuel Jakob Geiseler, Lars P. Folkow, Ole-Jakob How :
    Mitochondria bioenergetics; diving vs non-diving mammals
    2022
  • Chiara Ciccone, Fayiri Kante, David Grey Hazlerigg, Lars Folkow, Alexander Christopher West, Shona Hiedi Wood :
    Circadian clockwork and mitochondrial metabolism in a diving mammal: a link between hypoxia tolerance and time of the day
    2022
  • Lars Folkow :
    Den dykkende hjernen
    2021 DATA
  • Chiara Ciccone, Fayiri Kante, David Hazlerigg, Lars Folkow, AC West, Shona Wood :
    Circadian clockwork and mitochondrial metabolism in a diving mammal: clues to hypoxia tolerance?
    2021
  • Judith Ullmann, Martin Biuw, Marie-Anne Blanchet, Mario Acquarone, Lars Folkow :
    The respiratory physiology of the harp seal (Pagophilus groenlandicus): Total lung capacity, anatomical dead space, and ventilatory response to exercise.
    2020 FULLTEKST
  • Simon Birger Byremo Solberg, Elisa Magnanelli, Nataliya Kizilova, Signe Kjelstrup, Lars Folkow :
    Nasal ducts of arctic mammals as optimal heat and mass exchangers
    2019
  • Ingebjørg Helena Nymo, Rebecca K. Davidson, Marianne Gilhuus, Karin Elisabeth Holmgren, Torill Mørk, Hans Lian et al.:
    Egglederbetennelse hos Svalbardryper i fangenskap.
    Norsk Veterinærtidsskrift 2019
  • Mariana L.M. Hoff, Rabea Scheuplein, Lars Folkow, Thorsten Burmester :
    Pyruvate dehydrogenase in the brain of diving and terrestrial mammals
    2019
  • Judith Ullmann, Martin Biuw, Marie-Anne Blanchet, Mario Acquarone, Lars Folkow :
    The respiratory physiology of the harp seal (Pagophilus groenlandicus): Total lung capacity, anatomical dead space, and ventilatory response to exercise
  • Alana Krüger, Andrej Fabrizius, Bjarni Mikkelsen, Ursula Siebert, Lars Folkow, Thorsten Burmester :
    Molecular mechanisms of hypoxia tolerance in the whale brain
    2019
  • Thorsten Burmester, A Fabrizius, Alena Krüger, Cornelia Gessner, Lars Folkow :
    When the brain goes diving: A genome and transcriptome approach to the hypoxia tolerance of brains of whales and seals.
    2018
  • Lars Folkow, Thorsten Burmester :
    Into the deep - how the seal brain copes with diving-induced hypoxemia
    2018
  • Alena Krüger, A Fabrizius, Lars Folkow, Bjarni Mikkelsen, Ursula Siebert, Thorsten Burmester :
    Into the deep: A transcriptome analysis of the molecular mechanisms of hypoxia tolerance in the whale brain
    2018
  • Lars Folkow, Thomas Häusler :
    Robben können bis zu einer Stunde tauchen
    27. May 2017 DATA / OMTALE / SAMMENDRAG
  • Cornelia Gessner, A Fabrizius, Mariana L.M. Hoff, Lars Folkow, Thorsten Burmester :
    Marine mammals down under: adaptations of the brain to hypoxia during diving
    2017
  • A Fabrizius, Mariana L.M. Hoff, Lars Folkow, Thorsten Burmester :
    Molecular mechanisms of hypoxia tolerance of the brain of diving mammals
    2017

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    Publications outside Cristin

    I have published over 100 peer reviewed publications, cited over 4000 times, h-index = 37, i10 index = 77. This includes 1 paper in Nature, 3 in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 8 in Journal of Experimental Biology, 8 in American Journal of Physiology. A full list can be found on google scholar


    Research interests

    Physiological adaptations of birds and mammals, with main focus on temperature regulation, energetics, physiology and protetcion mechanisms towards hypoxia in diving species.

    Teaching

    Bio-1105 Introduction to Biology
    Bio-2002 Animal Physiology
    Bio-3030 Extreme Animal Physiology
    Bio-3509 Top predators 
    Hel-6320 Use of animals in research
    Supervision of MSc and PhD students





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