Clare Margaret Andvik

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Room 4529
Visiting address Blindernveien 31 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1066 Blindern 0316 Oslo
Other affiliations Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (Student)

Academic interests

I am interested in the movement and effects of contaminants in wildlife, especially marine mammals. I have previously studied the differences in contaminant levels in seal-eating and fish-eating killer whales, and the presence of emerging contaminants in various whale species along the Norwegian coast. As a part of my PhD, I will look at the effects of multiple stressors on Norwegian killer whales.


I am originally from England and moved to Norway in 2014. I have completed both a bachelor and masters at UiO, as well as worked for one year as a research assistant. 


  • University of Oslo's sustainability prize for the best master thesis 2019




  • Andvik, Clare Margaret; Jourdain, Eve; Lyche, Jan Ludvig; Karoliussen, Richard & Borgå, Katrine (2021). High Levels of Legacy and Emerging Contaminants in Killer Whales (Orcinus orca) from Norway, 2015 to 2017. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. ISSN 0730-7268. 40(7), p. 1850–1860. doi: 10.1002/etc.5064.
  • Jourdain, Eve; Andvik, Clare ; Karoliussen, Richard; Ruus, Anders; Vongraven, Dag & Borgå, Katrine (2020). Isotopic niche differs between seal and fish-eating killer whales (Orcinus orca) in northern Norway. Ecology and Evolution. ISSN 2045-7758. 10(9), p. 4115–4127. doi: 10.1002/ece3.6182. Full text in Research Archive
  • Andvik, Clare Margaret; Jourdain, Eve; Ruus, Anders; Lyche, Jan Ludvig; Karoliussen, Richard & Borgå, Katrine (2020). Preying on seals pushes killer whales from Norway above pollution effects thresholds. Scientific Reports. ISSN 2045-2322. 10. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-68659-y. Full text in Research Archive

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  • Giebichenstein, Julia; Thorstensen, Helene; Knudtzon, Nina Cathrine; Liholt, Håvard Nilsen; Andvik, Clare Margaret & Evenrud, Gunnvor [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2019). Stand at Forskningstorget 2019 in Oslo, entitled «The invisible pollution».

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