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
- (2018) In ovo transformation of two emerging flame retardants in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. vol. 149.
- (2017) Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) liver and thyroid gland histopathology as a result of in ovo exposure to the flame retardants tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate and Dechlorane Plus. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A. vol. 80 (9).
- (2017) Blood clinical-chemical parameters and feeding history in growing Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) chicks exposed to Tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate and Dechlorane Plus in ovo. Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry. vol. 99 (5-6).
- (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.