As a PhD candidate in environmental toxicology, I am interested in how our environment is affected by man-made contaminants. My background is in Arctic biology and I wrote my Masters thesis on the levels and genotoxic effects of contaminants in seabirds from Svalbard.
I am currently employed in the AnthroTox project (read more about this interdisciplinary project here), where I will investigate if waste from electronic equipment (e-waste) is a source of contaminants in the coastal environment of Tanzania. I will study tropical marine food webs, mangrove ecosystems and urban landfills and measure toxic chemicals, such as flame retardants and PCBs, and their behaviour in different organisms and systems.
To read more about what we are doing in our research group, click here
- Haarr, Ane; Hylland, Ketil; Eckbo, Norith; Gabrielsen, Geir W.; Herzke, Dorte; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Blévin, Pierre; Chastel, Olivier; Moe, Børge; Hanssen, Sveinn Are; Sagerup, Kjetil & Borgå, Katrine (2018). DNA Damage in Arctic Seabirds: Baseline, Sensitivity to a Genotoxic Stressor, and Association with Organohalogen Contaminants. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. ISSN 0730-7268. 37(4), s 1084- 1091 . doi: 10.1002/etc.4035 Show summary