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Laboratorium voor Ecotoxicologie en Polaire Ecologie (VUB-ETOX)
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English name: Ecotoxicology and Polar Ecology Laboratory
Parent institute: Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie (VUB-DBIO), more

Thesaurus terms (8) : Ecotoxicology; Heavy metals; Marine birds; Marine mammals; Mercury; PCB; Pesticides; Pollutants
Taxonomic terms (2) : Cetacea [WoRMS]; Phocidae Gray, 1821 [WoRMS]
Geographical terms (4) : ANE, North Sea [Marine Regions]; Greenland [Marine Regions]; MED, Black Sea [Marine Regions]; PNE, Russia, White Sea [Marine Regions]
Address:
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Belgium

Tel.: +32-(0)2-629 34 14
Fax: +32-(0)2-629 34 38
 
Type: Scientific
Level: Labo

Abstract:
The ETOX unit is mainly developing research in the domains of ecotoxicology of polar marine ecosystems (Antarctica, Greenland Sea, Barents Sea), mainly for the higher trophic levels (seabirds, marine mammals). The concentration, transfer, accumulation and detoxification mechanisms of stable pollutants (organochlorine pesticides, total and organic mercury) are investigated. The ecotoxicology of terrestrial ecosystems is also studied (stable pollutants in raptors and owls and their prey, etc.). Research also concerns marine ecology, namely the quantitative distribution of seabirds and marine mammals at sea, mainly in the NE Atlantic and polar ecosystems: European Arctic, Antarctica.

Publications (21)  Top | Projects | Datasets 
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  • Peer reviewed article Joiris, C.R.; Boos, K.; D'Hert, D.; Nachtsheim, D.A. (2016). Low density of top predators (seabirds and marine mammals) in the high Arctic pack ice. Scientifica 2016: 14 pp. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1155/2016/1982534, more
  • Peer reviewed article Joiris, C.R.; Humphries, G.R.W.; De Broyer, A. (2015). Summer distribution of marine mammals encountered along transects between South Africa and Antarctica during 2007-2012 in relation to oceanographic features. Adv. Polar Sc. 26(4): 265-273. hdl.handle.net/10.13679/j.advps.2015.4.00265, more
  • Peer reviewed article Joiris, C.R.; Humphries, G.R.W.; D'Hert, D.; Lafontaine, R.-M.; Robert, H.; Beudels-Jamar, R.C. (2015). Major hotspots detected along the Scotia Ridge in autumn for southern right whales Eubalaena australis, Antarctic fur seals Arctocephalus gazella and Antarctic prions Pachyptila desolata. Adv. Polar Sc. 26(4): 282-291. hdl.handle.net/10.13679/j.advps.2015.4.00282, more
  • Peer reviewed article Joiris, C.R.; D'Hert, D. (2015). Summer social structure of crabeater seal Lobodon carcinophaga in the Amundsen Sea, Antarctica. Polar Biol. 39(2): 397-403. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s00300-015-1778-9, more
  • Peer reviewed article Joiris, C.R.; Falck, E.; D'Hert, D.; Jungblut, S.; Boos, K. (2014). An important late summer aggregation of fin whales Balaenoptera physalus, little auks Alle alle and Brünnich’s guillemots Uria lomvia in the eastern Greenland Sea and Fram Strait: influence of hydrographic structures. Polar Biol. 37(11): 1645-1657. http://hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s00300-014-1551-5, more
  • Peer reviewed article Joiris, C.R.; Humphries, G.R.W.; De Broyer, A. (2013). Seabirds encountered along return transects between South Africa and Antarctica in summer in relation to hydrological features. Polar Biol. 36(11): 1633-1647. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s00300-013-1382-9, more
  • Peer reviewed article Joiris, C.R.; Dochy, O. (2013). A major autumn feeding ground for fin whales, southern fulmars and grey-headed albatrosses around the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Polar Biol. 36(11): 1649-1658. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00300-013-1383-8. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s00300-013-1383-8, more
  • Peer reviewed article Joiris, C.R. (2011). A major feeding ground for cetaceans and seabirds in the south-western Greenland Sea. Polar Biol. 34(10): 1597-1607, more
  • Peer reviewed article Joiris, C.R.; Falck, E. (2011). Summer at-sea distribution of little auks Alle alle and harp seals Pagophilus (Phoca) groenlandica in the Fram Strait and the Greenland Sea: impact of small-scale hydrological events. Polar Biol. 34(4): 541-548. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00300-010-0910-0, more
  • Peer reviewed article Das, K.; Siebert, U.; Fontaine, M.; Jauniaux, T.; Holsbeek, L.; Bouquegneau, J.M. (2004). Ecological and pathological factors related to trace metal concentrations in harbour porpoises Phocoena phocoena from the North Sea and adjacent areas. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 281: 283-295. dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps281283, more
  • Peer reviewed article Das, K.; Beans, C.; Holsbeek, L.; Mauger, G.; Berrow, S.D.; Rogan, E.; Bouquegneau, J.M. (2003). Marine mammals from northeast atlantic: relationship between their trophic status as determined by d13C and d15N measurements and their trace metal concentrations. Mar. Environ. Res. 56(3): 349-365. dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0141-1136(02)00308-2, more
  • Peer reviewed article Debier, C.; Pomeroy, P.P.; Dupont, C.; Joiris, C.; Comblin, V.; Le Boulengé, E.; Larondelle, Y.; Thomé, J.-P. (2003). Quantitative dynamics of PCB transfer from mother to pup during lactation in UK grey seals Halichoerus grypus. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 247: 237-248. dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps247237, more
  • Peer reviewed article Debier, C.; Pomeroy, P.P.; Dupont, C.; Joiris, C.; Comblin, V.; Le Boulengé, E.; Larondelle, Y.; Thomé, J.-P. (2003). Dynamics of PCB transfer from mother to pup during lactation in UK grey seals Halichoerus grypus: differences in PCB profile between compartments of transfer and changes during the lactation period. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 247: 249-256. dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps247249, more
  • Peer reviewed article Otchere, F.A.; Joiris, C.R.; Holsbeek, L. (2003). Mercury in the bivalves Anadara (Senilia) senilis, Perna perna and Crassostrea tulipa from Ghana. Sci. Total Environ. 304(1-3): 369-375. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/S0048-9697(02)00582-X, more
  • Peer reviewed article Joiris, C.R.; Holsbeek, L.; Bolba, D.; Gascard, C.; Stanev, T.; Komakhidze, A.; Baumgartner, W.; Birkun, A. (2001). Total and organic mercury in the Black Sea harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena relicta. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 42(10): 905-911. dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0025-326X(01)00049-2, more
  • Peer reviewed article Joiris, C.R. (2000). Summer at-sea distribution of seabirds and marine mammals in polar ecosystems: a comparison between the European Arctic seas and the Weddell Sea, Antarctica, in: Goffart, A. et al. (Ed.) Hydrodynamical and Ecosystem Processes in Ice-covered Seas of the Southern and Northern Hemispheres. Journal of Marine Systems, 27(Special Issue 1-3): pp. 267-276. dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0924-7963(00)00072-5, more
  • Peer reviewed article Joiris, C.R.; Holsbeek, L.; Otchere, F.A. (2000). Mercury in the bivalves Crassostrea tulipa and Perna perna from Ghana. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 40(5): 457-460. dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0025-326X(00)00014-X, more
  • Peer reviewed article Joiris, C.R.; Das, H.K.; Holsbeek, L. (2000). Mercury accumulation and speciation in Bangladesh marine fish. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 40(5): 454-457. dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0025-326X(00)00013-8, more
  • Joiris, C.R. (2017). Hotspots in the distribution of the top predators – seabirds, cetaceans and pinnipeds – in polar marine ecosystems, in: Van de Putte, A. (Ed.) Book of Abstracts: XIIth SCAR Biology Symposium, Leuven, Belgium, 10-14 July 2017. pp. 129, more
  • Joiris, C.R. (2012). Possible impact of decreasing Arctic pack ice on the higher trophic levels: Seabirds and marine mammals. Adv. Environ. Res. (N.Y., 2008) 23: 207-221, more
  • Holsbeek, L.; Cammareri, A.; Failla, M.; Vermeulen, E. (2008). Sighting frequency and photo-identification of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) along the coast of Bahía San Antonio, Patagonia, Argentina, in: Philips, E. (Ed.) Marine mammals in time: past, present and future: 22nd Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society, 10-12 March 2008, Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands: Abstract Book. pp. 279-280, more

Projects (11)  Top | Publications | Datasets 
  • BE_POLES: Belgian Polar Research Cluster, more
  • Ecotoxicologie van de Witte Zee (Rusland): organochlore residu's (PCB's en pesticiden) en zware metalen (voornamelijk totaal en organisch kwik). Studie van Groenland - zeehonden en vis, more
  • Ecotoxicology of European Cetaceans, more
  • Estimation of human impact on small cetaceans of the black sea and the elaboration of appropiate conservation measures, more
  • Het belang van verschillende lipideklassen in de accumulatie en eliminatie van PCB' s in mariene organismen. I, more
  • Het belang van verschillende lipideklassen in de accumulatie en eliminatie van PCB' s in mariene organismen. II, more
  • Het belang van verschillende lipideklassen in de accumulatie en eliminatie van PCB' s in mariene organismen. III, more
  • North Sea seabirds and marine mammals: pathology and ecotoxicology, more
  • Orca Acoustic Project, more
  • Pathological and ecotoxicological study of sea birds and sea mammals in the North Sea and adjoining areas, more
  • Viability of the Northeast Atlantic harbour porpoise and seal populations (genetic and ecological studies), more

Datasets (3)  Top | Publications | Projects 
  • Organochlorine and total mercury in bivalve Anadara tuberculosa and other species from the Nicoya Gulf, Costa Rica in 1988, more
  • Primary production in the Southern Bight of the North Sea between 1971 and 1975, more
  • Projekt Zee - Phytoplankton of the Belgian part of the North Sea 1970-1976, more

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