Ecophysiology and Ecotoxicology

Research Focus

  • Ecophysiology, the study of how physiology is influenced by environmental changes
  • Seasonal cycles  (growth, energy reserves, and reproduction)
  • Biodiversity and conservation of Arctic Ocean fishes
  • Effects of organic pollutants on Arctic marine organisms (including life history, climate studies)
  • Persistent organic pollutants from long-range transport
  • Effects of petroleum exposure on Arctic fishes including early life stages
  • Effects of petroleum related contaminants on marine invertebrates

Research Projects

People and expertise

  • Malcolm Jobling (cold-water fish, physiological energetics, fish feeding and nutrition)
  • Jørgen Schou Christiansen (fish physiology, ecology of Arctic fishes, Greenland fjords)
  • Inger-Britt Falk-Petersen (reproductive strategies marine cold-water fish, egg/larval development and effects of environmental factors)
  • Jo Espen Tau Strand (Migratory behavior and physiology in anadromous fish and effects of environmental factors)
  • Jasmine Nahrgang (polar cod, petroleum pollution, invertebrate ecotoxicology, baseline studies)
  • Sophie Bourgeon (Ecotoxicology, Arctic seabirds and mammals, persistent organic pollutants, plastic pollution, multiple stressors)
  • Anita Evenset

Key National and International Partners