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Ingeborg Gammelsæter Hallanger

Researcher Norwegian Polar InstituteResearch department: Ecotoxicology
Work address Norwegian Polar Institute Fram Centre Tromsø 9296 Norway
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Research interests:

  • Bioaccumulation and biomagnification of contaminants in Arctic marine organisms
  • Impact of climate on accumulation of contaminants in Arctic food webs
  • Contaminants in lower trophic level organisms
  • “New” and emerging organic contaminants to the Arctic region
  • Plastic and microplastic in the Arctic environment.

Completed national and international projects:

  • The combined effects of radionuclides, metals and organic contaminants in produced water on early life stages of Calanus finmarchicus

Scientific publications:

  1. Xiaozhong Gao, Peng Huang, Qinghui Huang, Kaifeng Rao, Zhibo Lu, Yiping Xu, Geir Wing Gabrielsen, Ingeborg Hallanger, Mei Ma, Zijian Wang, 2019. Organophosphorus flame retardants and persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic contaminants in Arctic seawaters: On-board passive sampling coupled with target and non-target analysis. Environmental Pollution, 253, 1-10.
  2. Hallanger I.G., Fuglei E., Yoccoz N.G., Pedersen Å.Ø, König M., Routti H., 2019. Temporal trend of mercury in relation to feeding habits and food availability in arctic foxes (Vulpes lagopus) from Svalbard, Norway. Sci. Total Environ. Online.
  3. Jensen L.K., Halvorsen E., Song Y., Hallanger I.G., Hansen E.L., Brooks S., Hansen B.H., Tollefsen K.E., 2016. Individual and molecular level effects of produced water contaminants on nauplii and adult females of Calanus finmarchicus. J. Toxicol. Environ. Health, Part A 79:13-15, 585-601.
  4. Evenset A., Hallanger I.G., Tessmann M., Warner N.A., Ruus A., Borgå K., Gabrielsen G.W., Christensen G.N., 2016. Seasonal variation in accumulation of persistent organic pollutants in an Arctic marine benthic food web. Sci.Total Environ. 542, 108-120.
  5. Hallanger I.G, Sagerup K., Evenset A., Kovacs K.M., Leonards P., Fuglei E., Routti H., Aars J., Strøm H., Lydersen C., Gabrielsen G.W., 2015. Organophosphorous flame retardants in biota from Svalbard, Norway. Marine Pollution Bull
  6. Carlsson P., Warner N.A., Hallanger I.G., Herzke D., Kallenborn R., 2014. Spatial distribution of chiral pesticides in Calanus spp. from three Arctic fjords. Environ Pollution 192, 154-161.
  7. Nahrgang J., 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 implications of climate change. PLoS one, 9(5), e98452.
  8. Hallanger, I.G., Jørgensen E.H, Fuglei, E., Ahlstrom, O., Muir, D., Jenssen, B.M., 2012. Dietary contaminant exposure affects plasma testosterone, but not thyroid hormones, vitamin A and vitamin E in male juvenile arctic foxes (Vulpes lagopus). J. Toxicol. Environ. Health, Part A 75:21, 1298-1313.
  9. Renaud, P., Berge, J., Varpe, Ø., Lønne, O., Nahrgang, J., Ottesen, C., Hallanger, I., 2012. Is the poleward expansion by Atlantic cod and haddock threatening native polar cod, Boreogadus saida? Polar Biol 35, 401-412.
  10. Hallanger, I.G., Ruus, A., Warner, N.A., Evenset, A., Herzke, D., Heimstad, E.S., Gabrielsen, G.W., Borgå, K., 2011. Influence of sampling period, geography, species and diet on bioaccumulation of halogenated organic contaminants in Arctic marine zooplankton. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 30, 77-87.
  11. Hallanger, I.G., Ruus, A., Warner, N.A., Herzke, D., Evenset, A., Schoyen, M., Gabrielsen, G.W., Borga, K., 2011. Differences between Arctic and Atlantic fjord systems on bioaccumulation of persistent organic pollutants in zooplankton from Svalbard. Sci. Total Environ. 409, 2783-2795.
  12. Hallanger, I.G., Warner, N.A., Ruus, A., Evenset, A., Christensen, G.N., Herzke, D., Gabrielsen, G.W., Borgå, K., 2011. Seasonality in contaminant accumulation in Arctic marine pelagic food webs using trophic magnification factor as a measure of bioaccumulation. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 30, 1026-1035.

Popular science and outreach:

  • Antarktis –kort fortalt, 2015, Balto, A.K., Hallanger I., Vinje Jenssen, E. (red.), Norsk Polarinsitutt. Book
  • Participated on “Forskerne kommer” tour at “forskningsdagene” in 2013 in cooperation with Fram Centre with lectures “Miljøgifter og elvemuslinger” and “Hva er miljøgifter?” and at “forskningstorget” at in 2008, 2009, and 2011 for Norwegian Polar Institute and Fram Centre.
  • Organized 4 and hosted 3 out of 6 web based seminars introducing the Fram Centre and its five flagship research programmes for Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) in 2012 and 2013 (
  • Invited speaker “Ung miljøforsker I IPY”,  IPY, Internasjonale polaråret: Sluttkonferanse for Polaråret, Tromsø