Department of Biology
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Bjørn Munro Jenssen
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My research focuses on how environmental pollutants affects animals. The focus is particularly on the effects of environmental pollutans on endocrine systems (hormone systems and vitamin balance). How do endocrine disrupting pollutants affect the animals ability to survive, reproduce, and to adapt to natural or antropogenic changes in the environment (such as climate change)? My research group has research activity both in the field in Norway and in the Arctic (Svalbard), and in the lab. We have effects in a range of species that are naturally exposed to environmental pollutants: zooplankton, cod, frogs, birds such as ptarmigan, house sparrow, european shag, eider duck, kittiwake, Brünnich's guillemot, glaucous gull and ivory gull, and mammals such as harbour seal, grey seal, hooded seal, ringed seal, bearded seal, walrus, white whale and polar bear. Through a comparative approach to environmental toxicology we obtain knowledge on sensitive species and functional effects of endocrine disrupters on wildlife and ecosystems.
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- (2012) PCBs and OH-PCBs in polar bear mother-cub pairs: A comparative plasma levels in 1998 and 2008. Science of the Total Environment. volum 417-418.
- (2012) Endocrine and hepatic detoxification responses to environmental stress in wild cod (Gadus morhua) of Trondheim Harbor, Norway. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A: Comparative Physiology. volum 163A.
- (2011) Blood Plasma Sample Preparation Method for the Assessment of Thyroid Hormone-Disrupting Potency in Effect-Directed Analysis. Environmental Science and Technology. volum 45 (18).
- (2011) Selenium Moderates Mercury Toxicity in Free-Ranging Freshwater Fish. Environmental Science and Technology. volum 45 (15).
- (2011) THE EFFECTS OF A 4-MINUTE INTERVAL TRAINING PROTOCOL ON CARDIORESPIRATORY AND METABOLIC RISK FACTORS. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. volum 41.
- (2011) STEROID LEVELS IN BLOOD FROM POLAR BEAR, URSUS MARITIMUS, IN RELATION TO AGE, GENDER AND POPS. The Arctic as a Messenger for Global Processes - Climate Change and Pollution . Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP); Copenhagen. 2011-05-04 - 2011-05-06.