Background and activities
I am interested in how environmental contaminants influence marine ecosystems through organisms at lower throphic levels. In my PhD project, I work with lipid and energetic metabolism in copepod species, both in an exploratory aspect and in relation to pollution exposure. Specifically, I am interested in how petroleum oil compounds may influence lipid catabolism and energtic metabolism in Calanus finmarchicus. Through methods like RNA sequencing, qPCR and lipid analyses, I will examine the basic physiology of C. finmarchicus and how oil exposure affects this environmentally important marine species.
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
- (2019) The β-oxidation pathway is downregulated during diapause termination in Calanus copepods. Scientific Reports. vol. 9 (1).
- (2019) A Crude Awakening: Effects of Crude Oil on Lipid Metabolism in Calanoid Copepods Terminating Diapause. The Biological Bulletin. vol. 237 (2).
- (2016) Migration strategies of common eiders from Svalbard: implications for bilateral conservation management. Polar Biology. vol. 39 (11).
- (2015) Migration patterns affect element concentrations in an Arctic Seabird. 2015.