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Ireen Vieweg

Post-doctoral researcher UiT The Arctic University of NorwayArctic and Marine Biology
Work address Department of Arctic and Marine Biology Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics UiT The Arctic University of Norway Tromsø 9037 Norway Work Phone: +47 77 62 33 01
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Research interests:

  • Marine Ecotoxicology in Polar regions
  • Polar cod ecology
  • Fish physiology.

With my research, I would like to provide new knowledge on how anthropogenic activity in Arctic regions affect the fitness and survival of key species in this pristine marine ecosystem. Hence, my research combines the study of basic ecological traits of marine organisms with the performance of exposure experiments in order to evaluate the threat of contamination for marine organisms in the Arctic. As key species in the Arctic marine ecosystem, polar cod has been the focal species of my research during the last years. In my PhD thesis, I investigated the biological effects of crude oil on essential physiological processes related to the fitness of polar cod. This work was part of the project POLARISATION (Norwegian Research Council # 214184, and supervised by Jasmine Nahrgang.

Scientific publications:

  1. Vieweg, I., Benedetti, M., Lanzoni, I., Regoli, F., Nahrgang, J. (2017). Antioxidant defenses in polar cod (Boreogadus saida) and responsiveness toward dietary crude oil exposure. Marine Environmental Research 130: 48-59. doi: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2017.06.005.
  2. Bender, M.L., Frantzen, M., Vieweg, I., Falk- Petersen, I.B., Johnsen, H.K., Rudolfsen, G., Tollefsen, K.E. Dubourg, P., Nahrgang, J. (2016). Effects of chronic dietary petroleum exposure on reproductive development in polar cod (Boreogadus saida). Aquatic Toxicology 180, 196-208. doi: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2016.10.005.
  3. Nahrgang, J. M., Varpe, Ø, Korshunova, E., Murzina, S., Hallanger, I.G., Vieweg, I., Berge, J. (2014). Gender specific reproductive strategies of an Arctic key species (Boreogadus saida) and implication of climate change. PLOS ONE 9 (5), 1-11, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0098452.
  4. Vieweg, I., Hop, H., Brey, T., Huber, S., Ambrose, W.G., Locke, W.L.V., Gabrielsen, G.W. (2012).Persistent organic pollutants in four bivalve species from Svalbard waters. Environmental Pollution. 161: 134 – 142. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2011.10.018.

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