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Bourgeon, Sophie

Associate professor - Arctic marine ecotoxicology
Department of Arctic and Marine Biology




Research interests

My research focuses on ecological physiology, endocrinology and ecotoxicology of free-living avian and mammal species. I am particularly interested in the proximate physiological mechanisms that underlie organismal-level life-history trade-offs between the energy allocated to survival and to reproduction (i.e. cost of reproduction) in Arctic species.

Teaching

BIO-2012

BIO-2013

BIO-3009

Publications in CRIStin


  • Leat, Eliza Helen Kelsey; Bourgeon, Sophie; Hanssen, Sveinn Are; Petersen, Aevar; Strøm, Hallvard; Bjørn, Tor Harry; Gabrielsen, Geir Wing; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Furness, Robert W.; Haarr, Ane; Borgå, Katrine. The effect of long-range transport, trophic position and diet specialization on legacy contaminant occurrence in great skuas, Stercorarius skua, breeding across the Northeast Atlantic. Environmental Pollution 2019; Volum 244. ISSN 1566-0745.s 55 - 65.s doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2018.10.005.

  • Lippold, Anna; Bourgeon, Sophie; Aars, Jon; Andersen, Magnus; Polder, Anuschka; Lyche, Jan Ludvig; Bytingsvik, Jenny; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Derocher, Andrew E.; Welker, Jeffrey Martin; Routti, Heli Anna Irmeli. Temporal Trends of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Barents Sea Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus) in Relation to Changes in Feeding Habits and Body Condition. Environmental Science and Technology 2019; Volum 53 (2). ISSN 0013-936X.s 984 - 995.s doi: 10.1021/acs.est.8b05416.

  • Lippold, Anna; Bourgeon, Sophie; Aars, Jon; Andersen, Magnus; Polder, Anuschka; Lyche, Jan Ludvig; Bytingsvik, Jenny; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Derocher, Andrew E.; Welker, Jeffrey Martin; Routti, Heli. Temporal trends of persistent organic pollutants in Barents Sea polar bears (Ursus maritimus) in relation to changes in feeding habits and body condition. Environmental Science and Technology 2019; Volum 53. ISSN 0013-936X.s 984 - 995.s doi: 10.1021/acs.est.8b05416.

  • Tartu, Sabrina; Aars, Jon; Andersen, Magnus; Polder, Anuschka; Bourgeon, Sophie; Merkel, Benjamin; Lowther, Andrew D.; Bytingsvik, Jenny; Welker, Jeffrey Martin; Derocher, Andrew E.; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Routti, Heli. Choose your poison – Space-use strategy influences pollutant exposure in Barents Sea polar bears. Environmental Science and Technology 2018; Volum 52 (5). ISSN 0013-936X.s 3211 - 3221.s doi: /10.1021/acs.est.7b06137.

  • Routti, Heli; Diot, Beatrice; Panti, Cristina; Duale, Nur; Fossi, Maria Cristina; Harju, Mikael; Kovacs, Kit M.; Lydersen, Christian; Scotter, Sophie Ellen; Villanger, Gro Dehli; Bourgeon, Sophie. Contaminants in Atlantic walruses Part 2: Relationships with endocrine and immune systems. Environmental Pollution 2018; Volum 246. ISSN 0269-7491.s 658 - 667.s doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.11.097.

  • Tartu, Sabrina; Bourgeon, Sophie; Aars, Jon; Andersen, Magnus; Polder, Anuschka; Thiemann, Gregory W.; Welker, Jeffrey Martin; Routti, Heli. Sea ice-associated decline in body condition leads to increased concentrations of lipophilic pollutants in polar bears (Ursus maritimus) from Svalbard, Norway. Science of the Total Environment 2017; Volum 576. ISSN 0048-9697.s 409 - 419.s doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.10.132.

  • Tartu, Sabrina; Lille-Langøy, Roger; Størseth, Trond Røvik; Bourgeon, Sophie; Brunsvik, Anders; Aars, Jon; Goksøyr, Anders; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Polder, Anuschka; Thiemann, Gregory W.; Torget, Vidar; Routti, Heli. Multiple-stressor effects in an apex predator: combined influence of pollutants and sea ice decline on lipid metabolism in polar bears. Scientific Reports 2017; Volum 7. ISSN 2045-2322.s doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-16820-5.

  • Hanssen, Sveinn Are; Sonne, Christian; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Schnug, Lisbeth; Bourgeon, Sophie; Ballesteros, Manuel; Eulaers, Igor; Moum, Truls Borg; Johnsen, Trond Vidar; Kjelgaard-Hansen, Mads; Herzke, Dorte; Jaspers, Veerle; Covaci, Adrian; Eens, Marcel; Halley, Duncan John; Erikstad, Kjell E; Ims, Rolf Anker. Anti-parasite treatment and blood biochemistry in raptor nestlings. Canadian Journal of Zoology 2017; Volum 95 (9). ISSN 0008-4301.s 685 - 693.s doi: 10.1139/cjz-2016-0040.

  • Bourgeon, Sophie; Riemer, Astrid Kolind; Tartu, Sabrina; Aars, Jon; Polder, Anuschka; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Routti, Heli Anna Irmeli. Potentiation of ecological factors on the disruption of thyroid hormones by organo-halogenated contaminants in female polar bears (Ursus maritimus) from the Barents Sea. Environmental Research 2017; Volum 158. ISSN 0013-9351.s 94 - 104.s doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2017.05.034.

  • Tartu, Sabrina; Bourgeon, Sophie; Aars, Jon; Andersen, Magnus; Lone, Karen; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Polder, Anuschka; Thiemann, Gregory W.; Torget, Vidar; Welker, Jeffrey Martin; Routti, Heli Anna Irmeli. Diet and metabolic state are the main factors determining concentrations of perfluoroalkyl substances in female polar bears from Svalbard. (data) Environmental Pollution 2017; Volum 229. ISSN 0269-7491.s 146 - 158.s doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2017.04.100.

  • Sletten, Silja; Bourgeon, Sophie; Bårdsen, Bård-Jørgen; Herzke, Dorte; Criscuolo, Francois; Massemin, Sylvie; Zahn, Sandrine; Johnsen, Trond Vidar; Bustnes, Jan Ove. Organohalogenated contaminants in white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) nestlings: An assessment of relationships to immunoglobulin levels, telomeres and oxidative stress. Science of the Total Environment 2016; Volum 539. ISSN 0048-9697.s 337 - 349.s doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.08.123.

  • Tartu, Sabrina; Bourgeon, Sophie; Aars, Jon; Andersen, Magnus; Ehrich, Dorothee; Thiemann, Gregory W.; Welker, Jeffrey Martin; Routti, Heli. Geographical area and life history traits influence diet in an Arctic marine predator. (fulltekst) PLoS ONE 2016; Volum 11 (5). ISSN 1932-6203.s doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0155980.

  • Williams, Tony D.; Bourgeon, Sophie; Cornell, Allison; Ferguson, Laramie; Fowler, Mark; Fronstin, Raime Blair; Love, Oliver P.. Mid-winter temperatures, not spring temperatures, predict breeding phenology in the European starling Sturnus vulgaris. Royal Society Open Science 2015; Volum 2:140301. ISSN 2054-5703.s doi: 10.1098/rsos.140301.

  • Bustnes, Jan Ove; Bourgeon, Sophie; Leat, Eliza H.K.; Magnusdóttir, Ellen; Strøm, Hallvard; Hanssen, Sveinn Are; Petersen, Aevar; Olafsdóttir, Kristin; Borgå, Katrine; Gabrielsen, Geir W.; Furness, Robert W.. Multiple stressors in a top predator seabird: Potential ecological consequences of environmental contaminants, population health and breeding conditions. PLoS ONE 2015; Volum 10 (7). ISSN 1932-6203.s 1 - 18.s doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0131769.

  • Bourgeon, Sophie; Leat, Eliza H. K.; Magnusdottir, Ellen; Furness, Robert W.; Strøm, Hallvard; Petersen, Aevar; Gabrielsen, Geir W.; Hanssen, Sveinn Are; Bustnes, Jan Ove. Feather corticosterone levels on wintering grounds have no carry-over effects on breeding among three populations of great skuas (Stercorarius skua). PLoS ONE 2014; Volum 9 (6). ISSN 1932-6203.s doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0100439.

  • Legagneux, Pierre; Berzins, Lisha L; Forbes, Mark R; Harms, Naomi jane; Hennin, Holly L.; Bourgeon, Sophie; Gilchrist, Grant; Bety, Joel; Soos, C; Love, Oliver P.; Foster, Jeffrey T.; Descamps, Sébastien; Burness, Gary. No selection on immunological markers in response to a highly virulent pathogen in an Arctic breeding bird. Evolutionary Applications 2014. ISSN 1752-4571.

  • Love, Oliver P.; Madliger, Christine; Bourgeon, Sophie; Semeniuk, Christine A. D.; Williams, Tony D.. Evidence for baseline glucocorticoids as mediators of reproductive investment in a wild bird. General and Comparative Endocrinology 2014. ISSN 0016-6480.

  • Magnusdottir, Ellen; Leat, Eliza H. K.; Bourgeon, Sophie; Jónsson, Jón E.; Phillips, Richard A.; Strøm, Hallvard; Petersen, Aevar; Hanssen, Sveinn Are; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Furness, Robert W.. Activity patterns of wintering Great Skuas Stercorarius skua. Bird Study 2014; Volum 61 (3). ISSN 0006-3657.s 301 - 308.s doi: 10.1080/00063657.2014.940839.

  • Leat, Eliza H. K.; Bourgeon, Sophie; Eze, Jude I.; Muir, Derek C.G.; Williamson, Mary; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Furness, Robert W.; Borgå, Katrine. Perfluoroalkyl substances in eggs and plasma of an avian top predator, great skua (Stercorarius skua), in the north atlantic. (sammendrag) Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 2013; Volum 32 (3). ISSN 0730-7268.s 569 - 576.s doi: 10.1002/etc.2101.

  • Hanssen, Sveinn Are; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Schnug, Lisbeth; Bourgeon, Sophie; Johnsen, Trond Vidar; Ballesteros, Manuel; Sonne, Christian; Herzke, Dorte; Eulaers, Igor; Jaspers, Veerle; Covaci, Adrian; Eens, Marcel; Halley, Duncan John; Moum, Truls Borg; Ims, Rolf Anker; Erikstad, Kjell E. Antiparasite treatments reduce humoral immunity and impact oxidative status in raptor nestlings. Ecology and Evolution 2013; Volum 3 (16). ISSN 2045-7758.s 5157 - 5166.s doi: 10.1002/ece3.891.

  • Bourgeon, Sophie; Leat, Eliza H. K.; Furness, Robert W.; Borgå, Katrine; Hanssen, Sveinn Are; Bustnes, Jan Ove. Dietary versus maternal sources of organochlorines in top predator seabird chicks: an experimental approach. Environmental Science and Technology 2013; Volum 47 (11). ISSN 0013-936X.s 5963 - 5970.s doi: 10.1021/es400442q.

  • Leat, Eliza H. K.; Bourgeon, Sophie; Magnusdottir, Ellen; Gabrielsen, Geir W.; Grecian, W James; Hanssen, Sveinn Are; Olafsdottir, Kristin; Petersen, Aevar; Phillips, Richard A.; Strøm, Hallvard; Ellis, Sandra; Fisk, Aaron T.; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Furness, Robert W.; Borgå, Katrine. Influence of wintering area on persistent organic pollutants in a breeding migratory seabird. Marine Ecology Progress Series 2013; Volum 491. ISSN 0171-8630.s 277 - 293.s doi: 10.3354/meps10455.

  • Sonne, Christian; Rigét, Frank F.; Leat, Eliza H. K.; Bourgeon, Sophie; Borgå, Katrine; Strøm, Hallvard; Hanssen, Sveinn Are; Gabrielsen, Geir W.; Petersen, Aevar; Olafsdottir, Kristin; Magnusdottir, Ellen; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Furness, Robert W.; Kjelgaard-Hansen, Mads. Organohalogen contaminants and Blood plasma clinical–chemical parameters in three colonies of North Atlantic Great skua (Stercorarius skua). (sammendrag) Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 2013; Volum 92. ISSN 0147-6513.s 245 - 251.s doi: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2013.02.012.

  • Magnusdottir, Ellen; Leat, Eliza H. K.; Bourgeon, Sophie; Strøm, Hallvard; Petersen, Aevar; Phillips, Richard A.; Hanssen, Sveinn Are; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Hersteinsson, Pall; Furness, Robert W.. Wintering areas of Great Skuas Stercorarius skua breeding in Scotland, Iceland and Norway. Bird Study 2012; Volum 59 (1). ISSN 0006-3657.s 1 - 9.s doi: 10.1080/00063657.2011.636798.

  • Bourgeon, Sophie; Leat, Eliza H. K.; Magnusdottir, Ellen; Fisk, Aaron T.; Furness, Robert W.; Strøm, Hallvard; Hanssen, Sveinn Are; Petersen, Ævar; Olafsdottir, Kristin; Borgå, Katrine; Gabrielsen, Geir W.; Bustnes, Jan Ove. Individual variation in biomarkers of health: Influence of persistent organic pollutants in Great skuas (Stercorarius skua) breeding at different geographical locations. Environmental Research 2012; Volum 118. ISSN 0013-9351.s 31 - 39.s doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2012.08.004.

  • Noreen, Elin; Bourgeon, Sophie; Bech, Claus. Growing old with the immune system : a study of immunosenescence in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata). Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology 2011; Volum 181 (5). ISSN 0174-1578.s 649 - 656.s doi: 10.1007/s00360-011-0553-7.

  • Bourgeon, Sophie; Guindre-Parker, Sarah; Williams, Tony D.. Effects of Sibling Competition on Growth, Oxidative Stress, and Humoral Immunity: A Two-Year Brood-Size Manipulation. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 2011; Volum 84 (4). ISSN 1522-2152.s 429 - 437.s doi: 10.1086/661080.

  • Leat, Eliza H. K.; Bourgeon, Sophie; Borgå, Katrine; Strøm, Hallvard; Hanssen, Sveinn Are; Gabrielsen, Geir W.; Petersen, Ævar; Olafsdottir, Kristin; Magnusdottir, Ellen; Fisk, Aaron T.; Ellis, Sandra; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Furness, Robert W. Effects of environmental exposure and diet on levels of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in eggs of a top predator in the North Atlantic in 1980 and 2008. Environmental Pollution 2011; Volum 159 (5). ISSN 0269-7491.s 1222 - 1228.s doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2011.01.036.

  • Bourgeon, Sophie; Kauffmann, Marion; Geiger, Sylvie; Raclot, Thierry; Robin, Jean Patrice. Relationships between metabolic status, corticosterone secretion and maintenance of innate and adaptive humoral immunities in fasted re-fed mallards. Journal of Experimental Biology 2010. ISSN 0022-0949.

  • Bourgeon, Sophie; Le Maho, Yvon; Raclot, Thierry. Proximate and ultimate mechanisms underlying immunosuppression during the incubation fast in female eiders: Roles of triiodothyronine and corticosterone. General and Comparative Endocrinology 2009; Volum 163 (1-2). ISSN 0016-6480.s 77 - 82.s doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2008.11.015.

  • Semeniuk, Christine A. D.; Bourgeon, Sophie; Smith, Sylvia L; Rothley, Kristina D.. Hematological differences between stingrays at tourist and non-visited sites suggest physiological costs of wildlife tourism. Biological Conservation 2009. ISSN 0006-3207.

  • Bourgeon, Sophie; Viera, Vanessa M; Raclot, Thierry; Groscolas, René. Hormones and immunoglobulin levels in king penguins during moulting and breeding fasts. Ecoscience 2007. ISSN 1195-6860.

  • Bourgeon, Sophie; Raclot, Thierry; Le Maho, Yvon; Ricquier, Daniel; Criscuolo, Francois. Innate immunity, assessed by plasma NO measurements, is not suppressed during the incubation fast in eiders. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 2007. ISSN 0145-305X.

  • Bourgeon, Sophie; Raclot, Thierry. Triiodothyronine suppresses humoral immunity but not T-cell-mediated immune response in incubating female eiders (Somateria mollissima). General and Comparative Endocrinology 2007. ISSN 0016-6480.

  • Bourgeon, Sophie; Raclot, Thierry. Corticosterone selectively decreases humoral immunity in female eiders during incubation. Journal of Experimental Biology 2006. ISSN 0022-0949.

  • Bourgeon, Sophie; Martínez, Javier; Criscuolo, Francois; Le Maho, Yvon; Raclot, Thierry. Fasting-induced changes of immunological and stress indicators in breeding female Eiders. General and Comparative Endocrinology 2006. ISSN 0016-6480.

  • Bourgeon, Sophie; Criscuolo, Francois; Le Maho, Yvon; Raclot, Thierry. Phytohemagglutinin response and immunoglobulin index decrease during incubation fasting in female Common Eiders. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 2006. ISSN 1522-2152.

  • Bourgeon, Sophie; Criscuolo, Francois; Bertile, Fabrice; Raclot, Thierry; Gabrielsen, Geir; Massemin, Sylvie. Effects of clutch sizes and incubation stage on nest desertion in the female Common Eider Somateria mollissima nesting in the high Arctic. Polar Biology 2006. ISSN 0722-4060.

  • Lippold, Anna; Bourgeon, Sophie; Aars, Jon; Andersen, Magnus; Polder, Anuschka; Torget, Vidar; Lyche, Jan Ludvig; Bytingsvik, Jenny; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Derocher, Andrew E.; Welker, Jeffrey Martin; Routti, Heli Anna Irmeli. Temporal trends of persistent organic pollutants in Svalbard polar bears (Ursus maritimus) in relation to climate-associated changes in feeding habits.. Norwegian Environmental Toxicology Symposium 2018-03-14 - 2018-03-16 2018.

  • Routti, Heli; Bourgeon, Sophie; Diot, B.; Duale, Nur; Fisk, A. T.; Fossi, M.; Hanssen, Linda; Harju, Mikael; Kovacs, K. M.; Lydersen, C.; Nymo, Ingebjørg Helena; Panti, C.; Scotter, S.; Tryland, Morten; Villanger, Gro Dehli. Sucking clams or hunting seals - consequences to walrus health. SETAC Europe 28th Annual Meeting 2018-05-13 - 2018-05-17 2018.

  • Tartu, Sabrina; Bourgeon, Sophie; Aars, Jon; Andersen, Magnus; Polder, Anuschka; Thiemann, Gregory W.; Welker, Jeffrey Martin; Routti, Heli Anna Irmeli. Corrigendum to "Sea ice-associated decline in body condition leads to increased concentrations of lipophilic pollutants in polar bears (Ursus maritimus) from Svalbard, Norway". Science of the Total Environment 2017; Volum 595. ISSN 0048-9697.s 818 - 818.s doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.04.024.

  • 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. Isbjørnens effekt på fugl i et arktisk klima i endring. Sluttrapport for Svalbards miljøvernfond. (fulltekst) 2015 (1163) ISBN 978-82-426-2787-2. ISSN 1504-3312.

  • Love, Oliver P.; Bourgeon, Sophie; Madliger, Christine; Semeniuk, Christine A. D.; Williams, Tony D.. Glucocorticoids, workload and fitness: the role of environmental context, plasticity and repeatability. Integrative and Comparative Biology 2012; Volum 52. ISSN 1540-7063.s E109 - E109.

  • Moe, Børge; Hanssen, Sveinn Are; Bårdsen, Bård-Jørgen; Hanssen, Frank Ole; Bourgeon, Sophie; Pavlova, Olga; Nielsen, Carl Petter; Gerland, Sebastian; Gabrielsen, Geir W.. Effekter av predatorkontroll og klima på bestandsforhold hos ærfugl på Svalbard. Sluttrapport for Svalbards Miljøvernfond. (data) 2012 (868) ISBN 978-82-426-2463-5. ISSN 1504-3312.

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