• 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 ...
    • Black-legged kittiwakes as messengers of Atlantification in the Arctic 

      Vihtakari, Mikko; Welcker, Jorg; Moe, Børge; Chastel, Olivier; Tartu, Sabrina; Hop, Haakon; Bech, Claus; Descamps, Sébastien; Gabrielsen, Geir W. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Climate warming is rapidly altering marine ecosystems towards a more temperate state on the European side of the Arctic. However, this “Atlantification” has rarely been confirmed, as long-term datasets on Arctic marine ...
    • Endocrine and Fitness Correlates of Long-Chain Perfluorinated Carboxylates Exposure in Arctic Breeding Black-Legged Kittiwakes 

      Tartu, Sabrina; Gabrielsen, Geir W.; Blévin, Pierre; Ellis, Hugh; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Herzke, Dorte; Chastel, Olivier (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      Increasing levels of poly- and perfluorinated alkyl substances (PFASs) have recently been described in Arctic biota. These emerging substances are of concern given their resistance to degradation and metabolization. Some ...
    • 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)
    • Integument colouration in relation to persistent organic pollutants and body condition in arctic breeding black-legged kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) 

      Blévin, Pierre; Tartu, Sabrina; Angelier, Frédéric; Leclaire, Sarah; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Moe, Børge; Herzke, Dorte; Gabrielsen, Geir W.; Chastel, Olivier (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      Vertebrates cannot synthetize carotenoids de novo but have to acquire themthrough their diet. In birds, carotenoids are responsible for the yellow to red colouration of many secondary sexual traits. They are also involved ...
    • Long-term tracking of an Arctic-breeding seabird indicates high fidelity to pelagic wintering areas 

      Léandri-Breton, Don-Jean; Tarroux, Arnaud; Elliott, Kyle H.; Legagneux, Pierre; Angelier, Frédéric; Blévin, Pierre; Bråthen, Vegard Sandøy; Fauchald, Per; Goutte, Aurélie; Jouanneau, William; Tartu, Sabrina; Moe, Børge; Chastel, Olivier (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Site fidelity is driven by predictable resource distributions in time and space. However, intrinsic factors related to an individual’s physiology and life-history traits can contribute to consistent foraging behaviour and ...
    • 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 ...
    • North Atlantic winter cyclones starve seabirds 

      Clairbaux, Manon; Mathewson, Paul; Porter, Warren; Fort, Jérôme; Strøm, Hallvard; Moe, Børge; Fauchald, Per; Descamps, Sebastien; Helgason, Halfdan Helgi; Bråthen, Vegard Sandøy; Merkel, Benjamin; Anker-Nilssen, Tycho; Bringsvor, Ingar Støyle; Chastel, Olivier; Christensen-Dalsgaard, Signe; Danielsen, Jóhannis; Daunt, Francis; Dehnhard, Nina; Erikstad, Kjell E.; Ezhov, Alexey V.; Gavrilo, Maria; Krasnov, Yuri V.; Langset, Magdalene; Lorentsen, Svein-Håkon; Newell, Mark; Olsen, Bergur; Reiertsen, Tone Kristin; Systad, Geir Helge Rødli; Thórarinsson, Thorkell L; Baran, Mark; Diamond, Tony; Fayet, Annette L.; Fitzsimmons, Michelle G.; Frederiksen, Morten; Gilchrist, Hugh G.; Guilford, Tim; Huffeldt, Nicholas P.; Jessopp, Mark; Johansen, Kasper L.; Kouwenberg, Amy-Lee; Linnebjerg, Jannie F.; Major, Heather L.; Tranquilla, Laura McFarlane; Mallory, Mark; Merkel, Flemming R.; Montevecchi, William A.; Mosbech, Anders; Petersen, Aevar; Grémillet, David (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Each winter, the North Atlantic Ocean is the stage for numerous cyclones, the most severe ones leading to seabird mass-mortality events called ‘‘winter wrecks.’’ During these, thousands of emaciated seabird carcasses are ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Temporal variation in circulating concentrations of organochlorine pollutants in a pelagic seabird breeding in the high arctic 

      Bustnes, Jan Ove; Bårdsen, Bård-Jørgen; Moe, Børge; Herzke, Dorte; Hanssen, Sveinn Are; Sagerup, Kjetil; Bech, Claus; Nordstad, Tore; Chastel, Olivier; Tartu, Sabrina; Gabrielsen, Geir W. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      The present study explored short-term temporal variations in circulating concentrations of 3 legacy organochlorines with different physicochemical properties (polychlorinated biphenyl 153 [PCB-153], p,p0-dichlorodiphenyl ...
    • The stress of being contaminated? Adrenocortical function and reproduction in relation to persistent organic pollutants in female black legged kittiwakes 

      Tartu, Sabrina; Angelier, Frédéric; Herzke, Dorte; Moe, Børge; Bech, Claus; Gabrielsen, Geir W.; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Chastel, Olivier (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      High levels of environmental pollutants such as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) including PCB and DDT have been found in the Arctic and many of those pollutants may impair reproduction through endocrine disruption. ...
    • Thiamine deficiency and seabirds in Norway. A pilot study 

      Moe, Børge; Hanssen, Sveinn Are; Ytrehus, Bjørnar; Balk, Lennart; Chastel, Olivier; Christensen-Dalsgaard, Signe; Gustavsson, Hanna; Langset, Magdalene (NINA Rapport;1720, Research report, 2020)
      Moe, B., Hanssen, S. A., Ytrehus, B., Balk, L., Chastel, O., Christensen-Dalsgaard, S., Gustavsson, H. & Langset, M. 2020.Thiamine deficiency and seabirds in Norway. A pilot study. NINA Report 1720. Norwegian Institute for ...
    • Trans-Equatorial Migration Routes, Staging Sites and Wintering Areas of a High-Arctic Avian Predator: The Long-tailed Skua (Stercorarius longicaudus) 

      Gilg, Olivier; Moe, Børge; Hanssen, Sveinn Are; Schmidt, Niels Martin; Sittler, Benoit; Hansen, Jannik; Reneerkens, Jeroen; Sabard, Brigitte; Chastel, Olivier; Moreau, Jérôme; Phillips, Richard A.; Oudman, Thomas; Biersma, Elisabeth M.; Fenstad, Anette; Lang, Johannes; Bollache, Loïc (Peer reviewed, 2013)
      The Long-tailed Skua, a small (,300 g) Arctic-breeding predator and seabird, is a functionally very important component of the Arctic vertebrate communities in summer, but little is known about its migration and winter ...
    • Variation and correlation in the timing of breeding of North Atlantic seabirds across multiple scales 

      Keogan, Katharine; Daunt, Francis; Wanless, Sarah; Phillips, Richard A.; Alvarez, David; Anker-Nilssen, Tycho; Barrett, Robert; Bech, Claus; Becker, Peter H.; Berglund, Per-Arvid; Bouwhuis, Sandra; Burr, Zofia M.; Chastel, Olivier; Christensen-Dalsgaard, S*; Christensen-Dalsgaard, Signe; Descamps, Sebastien; Diamond, Tony; Elliott, Kyle; Erikstad, Kjell E.; Harris, Mike; Hentati-Sundberg, Jonas; Heubeck, Martin; Kress, Stephen W.; Langset, Magdalene; Lorentsen, Svein-Håkon; Major, Heather L.; Mallory, Mark; Mellor, Mick; Miles, Will T.S.; Moe, Børge; Mostello, Carolyn; Newell, Mark; Nisbet, Ian; Reiertsen, Tone Kristin; Rock, Jennifer; Shannon, Paula; Varpe, Øystein; Lewis, Sue; Phillimore, Albert B. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2022)
      1. Timing of breeding, an important driver of fitness in many populations, is widely studied in the context of global change, yet despite considerable efforts to identify environmental drivers of seabird nesting phenology, ...