Background and activities
PhD student in the Bird Ecotoxicology Group. Investigating the exposure and effects of emerging contaminants on marine and terrestrial birds of prey.
I came to NTNU in August, 2014 for my PhD research. In 2013, I graduated with a Master of Science in Biology from the University of Antwerp. My master thesis dealt with bioaccumulation of organic pollutants in sharks and rays from the East Coast of the USA.
During my PhD, I investigate contamination levels of pesticides, flame retardants and other industrial compounds in northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) and white-tailed sea eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla). In addition, I investigate the potential damage on the cell and cell membranes of the birds by oxidative stress and the ability of birds to break down these compounds in the body.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2015) Maternal transfer of organohalogenated compounds in sharks and stingrays. Marine Pollution Bulletin. vol. 92 (1-2).
- (2015) Bioaccumulation of organohalogenated compounds in sharks and rays from the southeastern USA. Environmental Research. vol. 137.