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 and top predators (including early life stages and climate studies)
    • Persistent organic pollutants from long-range transport
    • Effects of petroleum related contaminants


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 (ecotoxicology, petroleum pollution, polar cod, early life stages, baseline studies)

  • Sophie Bourgeon (ecotoxicology, Arctic seabirds and mammals, persistent organic pollutants, plastic pollution, multiple stressors)

  • Paul Dubourg (principal engineer)
  • Anita Evenset (adjunct, ecotoxicology)

  • Nick Warner (adjunct, environmental chemistry)

  • Dorte Herzke (adjunct, environmental chemistry)


Key National and International Partners