Environmental Toxicology


The research activities in ENVITOX span from genotoxicity, molecular and cellular toxicology and pollutant effects on fish, amphibians, free ranging marine mammals and birds, including Arctic species.


Field laboratory in Siberia. Photo


Our approach is to study effects of pollutants both in the lab and in the field, and to use results to predict the effects that pollutants may have on wildlife populations and ecosystems.

The research focuses on

  • Molecular mechanisms.
  • Accumulation and transport of pollutants in food webs.
  • Effects of environmental contaminants on biotransformation systems, hormones, immunology, health, reproduction and behavior of several species.

In the column on the left side is a brief overview introducing the individual units forming the groups and summarizing their respective research interests.

ENVITOX provides a 2-year international and multidisciplinary research and education program (MSENVITOX) together with the Department of Chemistry at NTNU.




Veerle Jaspers. Photo by Per Harald Olsen/NTNU

Veerle Jaspers

Associate Professor

E-mail: veerle.jaspers@ntnu.no


Group members

Research Groups


Molecular and cellular toxicology and physiology
(Arukwe Lab)

Wildlife toxicology
(Ciesielski Lab)

Individual and population effects of multiple stressors
(Jaspers Lab)

Effects of environmental pollutants on endocrine systems
(Jenssen Lab)

Krøkje Lab

Dynamic Energy Budget Modelling & Toxicology
(Muller Lab - Erik Muller)

Marine ecotoxicology
(Olsen Lab)

Bioanalytical Toxicology
(Wagner Lab - Martin Wagner)