Team leaders

Publications ‘Human impacts’

Sissel Jentoft
RF2 leader
University of Oslo

Melissa Chierici
RF2 co-leader
Institute of Marine Research


Aarflot JM, Eriksen E, Prokopchuk IP, Svensen C, Søreide JE, Wold A, Skogen MD (2023) New insights into the Barents Sea Calanus glacialis population dynamics and distribution. Progress in Oceanography 103106.

Andvik C, Haug T, Lyche JL, Borgå K (2023) Emerging and legacy contaminants in common minke whale from the Barents Sea. Environmental Pollution 121001.

Anglada-Ortiz G, Meilland J, Ziveri P, Chierici M, Fransson A, Jones E, Rasmussen TL (2023) Seasonality of marine calcifiers in the northern Barents Sea: Spatiotemporal distribution of planktonic foraminifers and shelled pteropods and their contribution to carbon dynamics. Progress in Oceanography218, 103121. 

Ericson Y, Fransson A, Chierici M, Jones EM, Skjelvan I, Omar A, Olsen A, Becker M (2023) Rapid fCO2 rise in the northern Barents Sea and Nansen Basin. Progress in Oceanography 217, 103079

Fransner F, Olsen A, Årthun M, Counillon F, Tjiputra J, Samuelsen A, Keenlyside N (2023) Phytoplankton abundance in the Barents Sea is predictable up to five years in advance. Nature Communications Earth & Environment 4, 141.

Geoffroy M, Bouchard C, Flores H, Robert D, Gjøsæter H, Hoover C, Hop H, Hussey NE, Nahrgang J,Steiner N, Bender M, Berge J, Castellani G, Chernova N, Copeman L, David CL, Deary A, Divoky G, Dolgov AV, Duffy-Anderson J, Dupont NDurant JM, Elliott K, Gauthier S, Goldstein ED, Gradinger R, Hedges K, Herbig J, Laurel B, Loseto L, Maes S, Mark FC, Mosbech A, Pedro S, Pettitt-Wade H, Prokopchuk I, Renaud PE, Schembri S, Vestfals C, Walkusz W (2023) The circumpolar impacts of climate change and anthropogenic stressors on Arctic cod (Boreogadus saida) and its ecosystem. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene11(1).

Kohlbach D, Lebreton B, Guigou G, Wold A, Hop H, Graeve M, Assmy P (2023) Dependency of Arctic zooplankton on pelagic food sources: New insights from fatty acid and stable isotope analyses. Limnology and Oceanography 9999: 1-13.

Langbehn TJ, Aarflot JM, Freer JJ, Varpe Ø (2023) Visual predation risk and spatial distributions of large Arctic copepods along gradients of sea ice and bottom depth. Limnology and Oceanography.

Nilsen I, Fransner F, Olsen A, Tjiputra J, Hordoir R, Hansen C (2023) Trivial gain of downscaling in future projections of higher trophic levels in the Nordic and Barents Seas. Fisheries Oceanography 1-15.

Nowicki RCBorgå KGabrielsen GWVarpe Ø (2023) Energy content of krill and amphipods in the Barents Sea from summer to winter: variation across species and size. Polar Biology.

Strople LC, Vieweg I, Yadetie F, Odei DK, Thorsen A, Karlsen OA, Goksøyr A, Sørensen L, Sarno A, Hansen BH, Frantzen M, Hansen ØJ, Puvanendran V, Nahrgang J (2023) Spawning time in adult polar cod (Boreogadus saida) altered by crude oil exposure, independent of food availability. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, 1–24. 

VanEngeland T, Bagøien E, Wold A, Cannaby HA, Majaneva S, Vader A, Rønning J, Handegard NO, Dalpadado P, Ingvaldsen RB (2023) Diversity and seasonal development of large zooplankton along physical gradients in the Arctic Barents Sea. Progress in Oceanography 103065.


Borgå K, McKinney MA, Routti H, Fernie KJ, Giebichenstein J, Hallanger I, Muir DCG (2022) The influence of global climate change on accumulation and toxicity of persistent organic pollutants and chemicals of emerging concern in Arctic food webs. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts.

Dietz R, Letcher RJ, Aars J, Andersen M, Boltunov A, Born EW, Ciesielski TM, Das K, Dastnai S, Derocher AE, Desforges J-P, Eulaers I, Ferguson S, Hallanger IG, Heide-Jørgensen MP, Heimbürger-Boavida L-E, Hoekstra PF, Jenssen BM, Kohler SG, Larsen MM, Lindstrøm U, et al. (2022) A risk assessment review of mercury exposure in Arctic marine and terrestrial mammals. Science of The Total Environment 829: 154445.

Dinh KV, Konestabo HS, Borgå KHylland K, Macaulay SJ, Jackson MC, Verheyen J, Stoks R (2022) Interactive effects of warming and pollutants on marine and freshwater invertebrates. Current Pollution Reports 8: 341-359.

Dunse T, Dong K, Aas KS, Stige LC (2022) Regional-scale phytoplankton dynamics and their association with glacier meltwater runoff in Svalbard. Biogeosciences 19(2): 271-294.

Durant JM, Ono K, Langangen O (2022) Empirical evidence of nonlinearity in bottom up effect in a marine predator-prey system. Biology Letters 18: 20220309.

Finne EA, Varpe ØDurant JGabrielsen GW, Poste A (2022) Nutrient fluxes from an Arctic seabird colony to the adjacent coastal marine ecosystem. Polar Biology.

Fransner F, Fröb F, Tjiputra J, Goris N, Lauvset SK, Skjelvan I, Jeansson E, Omar A, Chierici M, Jones E, Fransson A, Ólafsdóttir SR, Johannessen T, Olsen A (2022) Acidification of the Nordic Seas. Biogeosciences 19: 979-1012.

Kohler SG, Kull LM, Heimbürger-Boavida L-E, Ricardo de Freitas T, Sanchez N, Ndungu K, Ardelan MV (2022) Distribution pattern of mercury in northern Barents Sea and Eurasian Basin surface sediment. Marine Pollution Bulletin 185:114272.

Kohler SG, Heimbürger-Boavida L-E, Petrova MV, Digernes MG, Sanchez N, Dufour A, Simić A, Ndungu K, Ardelan MV (2022) Arctic Ocean’s wintertime mercury concentrations limited by seasonal loss on the shelf. Nature Geoscience.

Nilsen I, Hansen C, Kaplan I, Holmes E, Langangen Ø (2022) Exploring the role of Northeast Atlantic cod in the Barents Sea food web using a multi-model approach. Fish and Fisheries n/a.

Skjoldal HR, Eriksen EGjøsæter HSkagseth Ø, Prozorkevich DA, Lien VS (2022) Recruitment variability of fish stocks in the Barents Sea: spatial and temporal variation in 0-group fish length of six commercial species during recent decades of warming (1980–2017). Progress in Oceanography 206: 102845.

Vieweg I, Bender ML, Semenchuk PR, Hop H, Nahrgang J (2022) Effects of chronic crude oil exposure on the fitness of polar cod (Boreogadus saida) through changes in growth, energy reserves and survival. Marine Environmental Research 174: 105545.

Yadetie F, Brun NR, Giebichenstein J, Dmoch K, Hylland K, Borgå K, Karlsen OA, Goksøyr A (2022) Transcriptome responses in copepods Calanus finmarchicus, Calanus glacialis and Calanus hyperboreus exposed to phenanthrene and benzo[a]pyrene. Marine Genomics 65: 100981.


Anglada-Ortiz G, Zamelczyk K, Meilland J, Ziveri P, Chierici M, Fransson A, Rasmussen TL (2021) Planktic foraminiferal and pteropod contributions to carbon dynamics in the Arctic Ocean (North Svalbard Margin). Frontiers in Marine Science 8.

Becker M, Olsen A, Landschützer P, Omar A, Rehder G, Rödenbeck C, Skjelvan I (2021) The northern European shelf as an increasing net sink for CO2. Biogeosciences 18: 1127-1147.

Dupont N, Durant JM, Gjøsæter H, Langangen Ø, Stige LC (2021) Effects of sea ice cover, temperature and predation on the stock dynamics of the key Arctic fish species polar cod Boreogadus saida. Marine Ecology Progress Series 677: 141-159.

Garnett J, Halsall C, Vader A, Joerss H, Ebinghaus R, Leeson A, Wynn PM (2021) High concentrations of perfluoroalkyl acids in Arctic seawater driven by early thawing sea ice. Environmental Science & Technology.

Gopakumar A, Giebichenstein J, Raskhozheva E, Borgå K (2021) Mercury in Barents Sea fish in the Arctic polar night: Species and spatial comparison. Marine Pollution Bulletin 169: 112501.

Ilyina T, Li H, Spring A, Müller WA, Bopp L, Chikamoto MO, Danabasoglu G, Dobrynin M, Dunne J, Fransner F, Friedlingstein P, Lee W, Lovenduski NS, Merryfield WJ, Mignot J, Park JY, Séférian R, Sospedra-Alfonso R, Watanabe M, Yeager S (2021) Predictable variations of the carbon sinks and atmospheric CO2 growth in a multi-model framework. Geophysical Research Letters n/a: e2020GL090695.

Jones EM, Chierici M, Menze S, Fransson A, Ingvaldsen RB, Lødemel HH (2021) Ocean acidification state variability of the Atlantic Arctic Ocean around northern Svalbard. Progress in Oceanography 199: 102708.

Yadetie F, Brun NR, Vieweg I, Nahrgang J, Karlsen OA, Goksøyr A (2021) Transcriptome responses in polar cod (Boreogadus saida) liver slice culture exposed to benzo[a]pyrene and ethynylestradiol: insights into anti-estrogenic effects. Toxicology in Vitro 75: 105193.

Zamelczyk K, Fransson A, Chierici M, Jones E, Meilland J, Anglada-Ortiz G, Lødemel HH (2021) Distribution and abundances of planktic foraminifera and shelled pteropods during the Polar Night in the sea-ice covered Northern Barents Sea. Frontiers in Marine Science 8.


Cayuela H, Rougemont Q, Laporte M, Mérot C, Normandeau E, Dorant Y, Tørresen OK, Hoff SNK,
Jentoft S, Sirois P, Castonguay M, Jansen T, Praebel K, Clément M, Bernatchez L (2020) Shared ancestral polymorphisms and chromosomal rearrangements as potential drivers of local adaptation in a marine fish. Molecular Ecology 29: 2379-2398.

Dong K, Kvile Ø K, Stenseth NC, Stige LC (2020) Associations among temperature, sea ice and
phytoplankton bloom dynamics in the Barents Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series 635: 25-36.

Dupont N, Durant JM, Langangen Ø, Gjøsæter H, Stige LC (2020) Sea ice, temperature, and prey
effects on annual variations in mean lengths of a key Arctic fish, Boreogadus saida, in the Barents Sea. ICES Journal of Marine Science 77: 1796-1805.

Fransner F, Counillon F, Bethke I, Tjiputra J, Samuelsen A, Nummelin A, Olsen A (2020) Ocean biogeochemical prediction: Initialization and limits of predictability. Frontiers in Marine Science
7: 386.

Gjøsæter H, Huserbråten M, Vikebø F, Eriksen E (2020) Key processes regulating the early life history of Barents Sea polar cod. Polar Biology 43: 1015-1027.

Nilsen I, Kolding J, Hansen C, Howell D (2020) Exploring balanced harvesting by using an Atlantis Ecosystem Model for the Nordic and Barents Seas. Frontiers in Marine Science 7:70.

Polyakov IV, Alkire MB, Bluhm BA, Brown KA, Carmack EC, Chierici M, Danielson SL, Ellingsen I, Ershova EA, Gårdfeldt K, Ingvaldsen RB, Pnyushkov AV, Slagstad D, Wassmann P (2020)
Borealization of the Arctic Ocean in response to anomalous advection from sub-Arctic Seas.
Frontiers in Marine Science 7: 491.

Stige L (2020) The Polar Sea Ice Melts: What Happens to the Fish Under the Ice?. Frontiers of Young Minds. 8: 91. doi: 10.3389/frym.2020.00091


Borgå K (2019) The Arctic ecosystem: A canary in the coal mine for global multiple stressors. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 38: 487-488.

Stige LC, Eriksen E, Dalpadado P, Ono K (2019) Direct and indirect effects of sea ice cover on major zooplankton groups and planktivorous fishes in the Barents Sea. ICES Journal of Marine Science 76: i24-i36.