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Thea Bechshøft

  1. 2019
  2. Published

    State of knowledge on current exposure, fate and potential health effects of contaminants in polar bears from the circumpolar Arctic. / Routti, Heli; Atwood, Todd C.; Bechshoft, Thea; Boltunov, Andrei; Ciesielski, Tomasz M.; Desforges, Jean Pierre; Dietz, Rune; Gabrielsen, Geir W.; Jenssen, Bjørn M.; Letcher, Robert J.; McKinney, Melissa A.; Morris, Adam D.; Rigét, Frank F.; Sonne, Christian; Styrishave, Bjarne; Tartu, Sabrina.

    In: Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 664, 10.05.2019, p. 1063-1083.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperReviewResearchpeer-review

  3. 2018
  4. Published

    On the integration of ecological and physiological variables in polar bear toxicology research : a systematic review. / Bechshoft, Thea; Derocher, Andrew E.; Viengkone, Michelle; Routti, Heli; Aars, Jon; Letcher, Robert J.; Dietz, Rune; Sonne, Christian; Jenssen, Bjorn Munro; Richardson, Evan; Lunn, Nicholas J.

    In: Environmental Reviews, Vol. 26, No. 1, 03.2018, p. 1-12.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperReviewResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Persistent organic pollutants, skull size and bone density of polar bears (Ursus maritimus) from East Greenland 1892-2015 and Svalbard 1964-2004. / Daugaard-Petersen, Tobias; Langebæk, Rikke; Rigét, Frank F; Letcher, Robert J; Hyldstrup, Lars; Jensen, Jens-Erik Bech; Bechshoft, Thea; Wiig, Øystein; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Pertoldi, Cino; Lorenzen, Eline D; Dietz, Rune; Sonne, Christian.

    In: Environmental Research, Vol. 162, 2018, p. 74-80.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  6. 2017
  7. Published

    Circulating thyroid hormones and associated metabolites in white whales (Delphinapterus leucas) determined using isotope-dilution mass spectrometry. / Hansen, Martin; Villanger, Gro D.; Bechshøft, Thea; Levin, Milton; Routti, Heli; Kovacs, Kit M; Lydersen, Christian.

    In: Environmental Research, Vol. 156, 01.07.2017, p. 128-131.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  8. 2016
  9. Published

    Vitamins A and E in liver, kidney, and whole blood of East Greenland polar bears sampled 1994–2008: reference values and temporal trends. / Bechshøft, Thea Østergaard; Sonne, Christian; Jakobsen, J.; Riget, Frank Farsø; Born, E.W.; Letcher, R.J.; Jenssen, Bjørn M.; Dietz, Rune.

    In: Polar Biology, Vol. 39, No. 4, 2016.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  10. 2015
  11. Published

    Developing a new research Tool for use in free-ranging cetaceans: recovering cortisol from harbour porpoise skin. / Bechshøft, Thea Østergaard; Wright, Andrew John; Weisser, Johan J.; Teilmann, Jonas; Dietz, Rune; Hansen, Martin; Björklund, Erland; Styrishave, Bjarne.

    In: Conservation Physiology, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2015.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  12. Published

    Key research questions of global importance for cetacean conservation. / Parsons, E. C. M.; Baulch, S.; Bechshoft, T.; Bellazzi, G.; Bouchet, P.; Cosentino, A. M.; Godard-Codding, C. A. J.; Gulland, F.; Hoffmann-Kuhnt, M.; Hoyt, E.; Livermore, S.; MacLeod, C. D.; Matrai, E.; Munger, L.; Ochiai, M.; Peyman, A.; Recalde-Salas, A.; Regnery, R.; Rojas-Bracho, L.; Salgado-Kent, C. P.; Slooten, E.; Wang, J. Y.; Wilson, S. C.; Wright, A. J.; Young, S.; Zwamborn, E.; Sutherland, W. J.

    In: Endangered Species Research, Vol. 27, No. 2, 2015, p. 113-118.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  13. Published

    Mercury and cortisol in Western Hudson Bay polar bear hair. / Bechshøft, Thea Østergaard; Derocherc, Andrew E.; Richardson, Evan; Mislan, p. ; Lunn, N.J.; Sonne, Christian; Dietz, Rune; Janz, David ; St. Louis, Vince L. .

    In: Ecotoxicology, Vol. 24, No. 6, 2015, p. 1315-1321.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  14. 2013
  15. Published

    Xenoestrogenic and dioxin-like activity in blood of East Greenland polar bears (Ursus maritimus). / Erdmann, Simon Erik; Dietz, Rune; Sonne, Christian; Bechshøft, Thea Ø; Vorkamp, Katrin; Letcher, Robert J; Long, Manhai; Bonefeld-Jørgensen, Eva C.

    In: Chemosphere, Vol. 92, No. 5, 07.2013, p. 583-591.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  16. Published

    Xenoestrogenic and dioxin-like activity in blood of East Greenland polar bears (Ursus maritimus). / Erdmann, Simon Erik; Dietz, Rune; Sonne, Christian; Bechshøft, Thea Ø; Vorkamp, Katrin; Letcher, Robert J; Long, Manhai; Bonefeld-Jørgensen, Eva C.

    In: Toxicology Letters, Vol. 221, 07.2013, p. S116-S117.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperConference abstract in journalResearchpeer-review

  17. Published

    Size and density of East Greenland polar bear (Ursus maritimus) skulls : Valuable bio-indicators of environmental changes? / Sonne, C.; Bechshøft, T.O.; Rigét, F.F.; Dietz, R.; Baagøe, H.J.; Hedayat, A.; Andersen, M.; Bech-Jensen, J.-E.; Hyldstrup, L.; Letcher, R.J.

    In: Ecological Indicators, Vol. 34, 01.01.2013, p. 290-295.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  18. Published

    Developing a novel tool for stress research in cetaceans: recovering cortisol from harbor porpoise skin. / Bechshøft, Thea Østergaard; Wright, Andrew John; Teilmann, Jonas; Dietz, Rune; Hansen, Martin; Weisser, Johan J.; Styrishave, Bjarne.

    2013. Abstract from 20th Biennial Conference on The Biology of Marine Mammals, Dunedin, New Zealand.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conferenceResearch

  19. Published

    Isbjørnen som "Whistleblower" for den grænseoverskridende forurening. / Dietz, Rune; Sonne, Christian; Riget, Frank Farsø; Gustavson, Kim; Bechshøft, Thea Østergaard; Born, Erik W.; Bossi, Rossana; Grandjean, Philippe; McKinney, Melissa A.; Muir, Derek C.G.; Basu, Niladri; Letcher, Robert J.

    2013. Abstract from 17. danske havforskermøde, Roskilde, Denmark.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conferenceResearch

  20. Published

    Polar bear stress hormone cortisol fluctutates with the North Atlantic Oscillation climate index. / Bechshøft, Thea Østergaard; Sonne, Christian; Riget, Frank Farsø; Letcher, RJ; Novak, MA; Henchey, E; Meyer, JS; Eulaers, I; Jaspers, VLB; Covaci, A; Dietz, Rune.

    In: Polar Biology, Vol. 36, No. 10, 2013, p. 1525-1529.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  21. Published

    Three decades (1983-2010) of contaminant trends in East Greenland polar bears (Ursus maritimus). Part 1 : Legacy organochlorine contaminants. / Dietz, Rune; Rigét, Frank F; Sonne, Christian; Born, Erik W; Bechshøft, Thea; McKinney, Melissa A; Letcher, Robert J.

    In: Environment International, Vol. 59, 2013, p. 485-493.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  22. Published

    Three decades (1983-2010) of contaminant trends in East Greenland polar bears (Ursus maritimus). Part 2 : Brominated flame retardants. / Dietz, Rune; Rigét, Frank F; Sonne, Christian; Born, Erik W; Bechshøft, Thea; McKinney, Melissa A; Drimmie, Robert J.; Letcher, Robert J; Muir, Derek C.G.

    In: Environment International, Vol. 59, 2013, p. 494-500.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  23. 2012
  24. Published

    East Greenland and Barents Sea polar bears (Ursus maritimus) : Adaptive variation between two populations using skull morphometrics as an indicator of environmental and genetic differences. / Pertoldi, C.; Sonne, C.; Wiig, Ø.; Baagøe, H.J.; Loeschcke, V.; Bechshøft, T.Ø.

    In: Hereditas, Vol. 149, No. 3, 01.06.2012, p. 99-107.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  25. Published

    Associations between complex OHC mixtures and thyroid and cortisol hormone levels in East Greenland polar bears. / Bechshøft, Thea Østergaard; Sonne, Christian; Dietz, Rune; Born, EW; Muir, DCG; Letcher, RJ; Novak, MA; Henchey, E; Meyer, JS; Jenssen, BM; Villanger, GD.

    In: Environmental Research, 2012, p. 26-35.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  26. Published

    Cortisol in polar bear hair; results and applications. / Bechshøft, Thea Østergaard; Sonne, Christian; Meyer, J.S.; Novak, M.A.; Henchey, E.; Riget, Frank Farsø; Eulaers, I.; Jasper, V.B.; Covaci, A.; Letcher, R.J.; Dietz, Rune.

    2012. Abstract from 4th Norwegian Environmental Toxicology Symposium, Tromsø, Norway.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conferenceResearch

  27. Published

    Measuring environmental stress in East Greenland polar bears, 1892-1927 and 1988-2009: What does hair cortisol tell us? / Bechshøft, Thea Østergaard; Riget, Frank Farsø; Sonne, Christian; Letcher, R.J.; Muir, D.C.G.; Novak, M.A.; Henchey, E.; Meyer, J.S.; Eulaers, I.; Jaspers, V.L.B.; Eens, M.; Covaci, A.; Dietz, Rune.

    In: Environment International, Vol. 45, 2012, p. 15-21.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  28. Published

    Temporal monitoring of liver and kidney lesions in contaminated East Greenland polar bears (Ursus maritimus) during 1999-2010. / Sonne, Christian; Letcher, Robert J; Leifsson, Pall S; Rigét, Frank F; Bechshøft, Thea Ø; Bossi, Rossana; Asmund, Gert; Dietz, Rune.

    In: Environment International, Vol. 48, 2012, p. 143-149.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  29. Published

    Two decades of biomonitoring polar bear health in Greenland: a review. / Sonne, Christian; Letcher, Robert J; Bechshøft, Thea Østergaard; Riget, Frank Farsø; Muir, Derek CG; Leifsson, Pall S; Born, Erik W; Hyldstrup, Lars; Basu, Niladri; Kirkegaard, Maja; Dietz, Rune.

    In: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica. Supplementum, Vol. 54, No. S1, 2012, p. S15.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperConference abstract in journalResearchpeer-review

  30. 2011
  31. Published

    A temporal study of industrial pollution and climate change biomarkers in Greenland polar bears (Ursus maritimus) : PhD. / Bechshøft, Thea Østergaard.

    Aarhus University, DCE - Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, 2011.

    Research output: Book/anthology/dissertation/reportPh.D. thesisResearch

  32. Published

    Biomarkers of POP exposure in East Greenland polar bears ( Ursus maritimus. / Bechshøft, Thea Østergaard; Sonne, Christian; Dietz, Rune; Jakobsen, J.; Meyer, J.S.; Novak, M.A.; Henchey, E.; Riget, Frank Farsø; Born, Erik W.; Eulaers, I.; Jaspers, V.; Covaci, A.; Letcher, Robert J.

    2011. Poster session presented at The Arctic as a Messenger for Global Processes - Climate Change and Pollution (AMAP), Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterResearchpeer-review

  33. Published

    Cortisol levels in hair of East Greenland polar bears. / Bechshøft, Thea Østergaard; Sonne, Christian; Dietz, Rune; Born, E.W.; Novak, M.A.; Henchey, E.; Meyer, J.S.

    In: Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 409, No. 4, 2011, p. 831-834.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  34. Published

    Distribution of vitamins A (retinol) and E (α-tocopherol) in polar bear kidney: Implications for biomarker studies. / Bechshøft, Thea Østergaard; Jakobsen, J.; Sonne, Christian; Dietz, Rune.

    In: Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 409, No. 18, 2011, p. 3508-3511.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  35. Published

    Temporal trends of organohalogen contaminants, mercury and their potential health impacts on East Greenland polar bears (Ursus maritimus). / Dietz, Rune; Sonne, Christian; Riget, Frank Farsø; Born, Erik W.; Bossi, Rossana; Gustavson, Kim; Bechshøft, Thea Østergaard; Grandjean, Philippe; McKinney, Mellissa A.; Muir, Derek C.G.; Leifsson, Pall S.; Hyldstrup, Lars; Basu, Niladri; Letcher, Robert J.

    The Arctic as a Messenger for Global Processes - Climate Change and Pollution. ed. / Lillian Magelund Jensen; Jesper Madsen. National Environmental Research Institute, Aarhus University, 2011. p. 34-35.

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/proceedingConference abstract in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

  36. 2010
  37. Published

    Hormonforstyrrende stoffer i isbjørnen. / Bechshøft, Thea Østergaard.

    In: videnskab.dk, 10.04.2010, p. 1-2.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleCommunication

  38. Published

    Afvigelser og sygdomme i Grønlands fangstdyr og mulige årsager (Folder). / Sonne, Christian; Rosing-Asvid, A.; Nielsen, S.P.; Bechshøft, Thea Østergaard; Dietz, Rune.

    Grønlands Indenrigsministerium, 2010. 8 p.

    Research output: Book/anthology/dissertation/reportBookCommunication

  39. Published

    Cortisol i hår fra Østgrønlandske isbjørne (Ursus maritimus): Et pilotstudie. / Bechshøft, Thea Østergaard; Sonne, Christian; Dietz, Rune; Born, Erik W.; Meyer, Jerrold S.; Novak, Melinda A.; Henchey, Elisabeth.

    In: Apodemus, No. 11, 2010, p. 8-9.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperConference abstract in journalResearch

  40. Published

    Cortisol levels in hair of East Greenland polar bears: A pilot study. / Bechshøft, Thea Østergaard; Sonne, Christian; Dietz, Rune; Born, Erik W.; Novak, Melinda A.; Henchey, Elizabeth; Meyer, Jerrold S.

    2010. Poster session presented at The International Polar Year Oslo Science Conference, Oslo, Norway.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterResearch

  41. 2009
  42. Published

    Skull foramina asymmetry in East Greenland and Svalbard polar bears (Ursus maritimus) in relation to stressful environments. / Bechshøft, Thea Østergaard; Riget, Frank Farsø; Sonne, Christian; Wiig, Øystein; Dietz, Rune; Letcher, Robert J.

    In: Annales Zoologici Fennici, Vol. 46, 2009, p. 181-192.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  43. 2008
  44. Published

    Differences in growth, size and sexual dimorphism in skulls of East Greenland and Svalbard polar bears (Ursus maritimus). / Bechshøft, Thea Østergaard; Sonne, Christian; Riget, Frank Farsø; Wiig, Øystein; Dietz, Rune.

    In: Polar Biology, 2008.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  45. Published

    Fluctuating asymmetry in metric traits; a practical example of calculating asymmetry, measurement error, and repeatability. / Bechshøft, Thea Østergaard; Rigét, Frank F.; Wiig, Øystein; Sonne, Christian.

    In: Annales Zoologici Fennici, Vol. 45, No. 1, 2008, p. 32-38.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  46. Published

    Temporal and spatial variation in metric asymmetry in skulls of polar bears (Ursus maritimus) from East Greenland and Svalbard. / Bechshøft, Thea Østergaard; Wiig, Øystein; Sonne, Christian; Rigét, Frank F.; Dietz, Rune; Letcher, Robert J.; Muir, Derek C. G.

    In: Annales Zoologici Fennici, Vol. 45, No. 1, 2008, p. 15-31.

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  47. 2007
  48. Published

    Spatial and temporal variation in size of polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sexual organs and its use in pollution and climate change studies. / Sonne, C.; Dietz, R.; Born, E. W.; Riget, F. F.; Leifsson, P. S.; Bechshøft, Thea Østergaard; Kirkegaard, M.

    In: Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 387, No. 1-3, 2007, p. 237-246.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review