• Age-Related Mercury Contamination and Relationshipwith Luteinizing Hormone in a Long-Lived Antarctic Bird 

      Tartu, Sabrina; Bustamante, Paco; Goutte, Aurélie; Weimerskirch, Henri; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Chastel, Olivier (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      Seabirds, as long-lived top predators, accumulate contaminants such as mercury (Hg), an established endocrine disruptor. In long lived species hormonal secretion varies with age; therefore, Hg-induced endocrine disruption ...
    • Contrasting Spatial and Seasonal Trends of Methylmercury Exposure Pathways of Arctic Seabirds: Combination of Large-Scale Tracking and Stable Isotopic Approaches 

      Renedo, Marina; Amouroux, David; Albert, Céline; Bérail, Sylvain; Bråthen, Vegard Sandøy; Gavrilo, Maria; Grémillet, David; Helgason, Hálfdán H.; Jakubas, Dariusz; Mosbech, Anders; Strøm, Hallvard; Tessier, Emmanuel; Wojczulanis-Jakubas, Katarzyna; Bustamante, Paco; Fort, Jérôme (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Despite the limited direct anthropogenic mercury (Hg) inputs in the circumpolar Arctic, elevated concentrations of methylmercury (MeHg) are accumulated in Arctic marine biota. However, the MeHg production and bioaccumulation ...
    • Exposure to oxychlordane is associated with shorter telomeres in arctic breeding kittiwakes 

      Blévin, Pierre; Angelier, Frédéric; Tartu, Sabrina; Ruault, Stéphanie; Bustamante, Paco; Herzke, Dorte; Moe, Børge; Bech, Claus; Gabrielsen, Geir W.; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Chastel, Olivier (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
    • Mercury exposure, stress and prolactin secretion in an Arctic seabird: an experimental study 

      Tartu, Sabrina; Bustamante, Paco; Angelier, Frédéric; Lendvai, Adam Z.; Moe, Børge; Blévin, Pierre; Bech, Claus; Gabrielsen, Geir W.; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Chastel, Olivier (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Life-history theory predicts that long-lived organisms should reduce parental effort under inclement environmental conditions in order to favour long-term survival. Seabirds are long-lived top predators often exposed to ...
    • Organochlorines, perfluoroalkyl substances, mercury, and egg incubation temperature in an Arctic seabird: Insights from data loggers 

      Blévin, Pierre; Schaffer, Scott A.; Bustamante, Paco; Angelier, Frédéric; Picard, Baptiste; Herzke, Dorte; Moe, Børge; Gabrielsen, Geir Wing; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Chastel, Olivier (Journal article, 2018)
      In birds, incubation‐related behaviors and brood patch formation are influenced by hormonal regulation such as prolactin secretion. Brood patch provides efficient heat transfer between the incubating parent and the developing ...
    • Perfluorinated substances and telomeres in an Arctic seabird: Cross-sectional and longitudinal approaches 

      Blévin, Pierre; Angelier, Frédéric; Tartu, Sabrina; Bustamante, Paco; Herzke, Dorte; Moe, Børge; Bech, Claus; Gabrielsen, Geir Wing; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Chastel, Olivier (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Telomeres are non-coding DNA repeats located at the termini of eukaryotic chromosomes, regulated by dynamic processes balancing shortening and maintenance. Despite a mechanism to slow-down telomere shortening, cell division ...
    • Seasonal variation of mercury contamination in Arctic seabirds: A pan-Arctic assessment 

      Albert, Céline; Helgason, Halfdan Helgi; Brault-Favrou, Maud; Robertson, Gregory J.; Descamps, Sebastien; Amélineau, Françoise; Danielsen, Jóhannis; Dietz, Rune; Elliott, Kyle; Erikstad, Kjell E.; Eulaers, Igor; Ezhov, Alexey V.; Fitzsimmo, Michelle G.; Gavrilo, Maria; Golubova, Elena; Grémillet, David; Hatch, Scott; Huffeldt, Nicholas P.; Jakubas, Dariusz; Kitaysky, Alexander S.; Kolbeinsson, Yann; Krasnov, Yuri V.; Lorentsen, Svein Håkon; Lorentzen, Erlend; Mallory, Mark L.; Merkel, Benjamin; Merkel, Flemming Ravn; Montevecchi, William A.; Mosbech, Anders; Olsen, Bergur; Orben, Rachael A.; Patterson, Allison; Provencher, Jennifer; Plumejeaud, Christine; Pratte, Isabeau; Reiertsen, Tone Kristin; Renner, Heather M.; Rojek, Nora; Romano, Marco; Strøm, Hallvard; Systad, Geir Helge Rødli; Takahashi, Akinori; Thiebot, Jean-Baptiste; Thórarinsson, Thorkell Lindberg; Will, Alexis P.; Wojczulanis-Jakubas, Katarzyna; Bustamante, Paco; Fort, Jérôme (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Mercury (Hg) is a natural trace element found in high concentrations in top predators, including Arctic seabirds. Most current knowledge about Hg concentrations in Arctic seabirds relates to exposure during the summer ...
    • Survival rate and breeding outputs in a high Arctic seabird exposed to legacy persistent organic pollutants and mercury 

      Goutte, Aurélie; Barbraud, Christophe; Herzke, Dorte; Bustamante, Paco; Angelier, Frédéric; Tartu, Sabrina; Clement-Chastel, Celine; Moe, Børge; Bech, Claus; Gabrielsen, Geir W.; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Chastel, Olivier (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Chronic exposure to pollutants may represent a threat for wildlife.We tested whether adult survival rate, breeding probability and breeding success the year of sampling and the following year were affected by blood levels ...