Norith Eckbo

Stipendiat - Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES)

Faglige interesser

I am interested in why animals do as they do and how we as humans affect them. This places me somewhere in between ecology, physiology, toxicology and animal behavioural science. My academic interests also expand into literature, philosophy and ethics. I am currently writing a PhD thesis about how contaminants affect seabirds of the Antarctic and Arctic, and what makes some seabirds more or less sensitive to contaminants compared to others.

Penguins are the best and guano even more so. You can find my field blog from Antarctica here.

I am also involved in the Diomedes project where the goal is to use sailboats to help monitor the health of the oceans.


I am responsible for the science communication course MNKOM at the MN faculty. Here I teach science writing to bachelor- and master students, together with my team of wonderful people, every spring semester. At MNKOM we also do spin-off courses and workshops in science communication for researchers (PhDs, post docs), NGOs and research schools.


I am currently on leave from the Norwegian Environment Agency (Miljødirektoratet) where I work with management questions in national and international monitoring of pollution, climate and nature.

My background also includes studies in journalism (HiOA), editor at Argument and Masterbloggen, and project leader for science communication projects at the Norwegian Research Council.

See my LinkedIn profile for more information.


  • Board member of the Institute of Bioscience, UiO
  • Board member of the Norwegian Zoology Union


  • Céline Le Bohec (CSM Monaco/IPCH Strasbourg)
  • Victor Planas-Bielsa (CSM Monaco)
  • Nicholas Warner and Dorte Herzke (NILU Tromsø)
  • Geir Wing Gabrielsen (Norwegian Polar Institute)
  • Jan Ove Bustnes (NINA Tromsø)
  • Ian Allan & Luca Nizzetto (NIVA, Diomedes project)
Emneord: pingving, penguin, Antarktis, Arktis, Antarctic, Arctic, Seabirds, Science communication, Forskningsformidling, MNKOM, POLAR ECOTOX, Polar Regions


  • Eckbo, Norith; Le Bohec, Céline; Planas-Bielsa, Victor; Warner, Nicholas Alexander; Schull, Quentin; Herzke, Dorte; Zahn, Sandrine; Haarr, Ane; Gabrielsen, Geir W. & Borgå, Katrine (2019). Individual variability in contaminants and physiological status in a resident Arctic seabird species. Environmental Pollution (1987).  ISSN 0269-7491.  249, s 191- 199 . doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2019.01.025
  • 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 Vis sammendrag
  • Guzzo, Matthew M.; Eckbo, Norith; Gabrielsen, Geir W.; Fisk, Aaron T.; Hylland, Ketil & Borgå, Katrine (2014). Persistent organic pollutant concentrations in fledglings of two arctic seabird species. Environmental Pollution (1987).  ISSN 0269-7491.  184, s 414- 418 . doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2013.09.007

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  • Simonsen, Marit Maaum; Rølsåsen, Thea; Eckbo, Norith; Dale, Ragnhild Freng; Barder, Odd Harald Eidsmo & Fjeldaas, Erling (2020). Da mennesker regjerte kloden. Fagbokforlaget.  ISBN 9788245027976.  150 s. Vis sammendrag

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  • Simonsen, Marit Maaum; Rølsåsen, Thea; Eckbo, Norith; Dale, Ragnhild Freng; Barder, Odd Harald Eidsmo & Fjeldaas, Erling (2020). Ny miljøetikk opp fra asken | Simonsen, Rølsåsen, Eckbo, Dale, Barder, Fjeldaas. Vis sammendrag
  • Borgå, Katrine; Eckbo, Norith; Warner, Nicholas Alexander; Le Bohec, Celine; Herzke, Dorte; Planas-Bielsa, Victor; Gabrielsen, Geir W.; Descamps, Sebastien & Bustnes, Jan Ove (2019). Avian wildlife: contaminant temporal trends and the bipolar perspective.
  • Garcia, Laura Andrea Alfaro; Descamps, Sebastien; Herzke, Dorte; Eckbo, Norith; Chastel, O.; Carravieri, Alice; Cherel, Yves; Labadie, P.; Budzinski, H.; Gabrielsen, Geir W.; Bustnes, Jan Ove & Borgå, Katrine (2019). Biomagnification of PFAS in the Antarctic breeding south polar skua.
  • Wig, Ståle & Eckbo, Norith (2013). Formidlingsrevolusjonen. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).  ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Eckbo, Norith & Simonsen, Marit (2011). Når ble overtro en kvinneverdi?. Dagens næringsliv.  ISSN 0803-9372.  s 38- 38

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Publisert 17. aug. 2017 12:24 - Sist endret 6. mars 2019 14:11