Peer-reviewed publications




Jacobsen ML, Jaspers VLB, Ciesielski TM, Jenssen BM, Løseth ME, Briels N, Eulaers I, Krogh AKH, Covaci A, Malarvannan G, Poma G, Rigét FF, Bustnes JO, Herzke D, Gomez-Ramirez P, Nygård T, Sonne C. Blood clinical-chemical parameters and feeding history in growing Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) chicks exposed to Tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate and Dechlorane Plus in ovo.

Tox. Environ. Chem., 99, 2017, 938-52


Dolan KJ, Ciesielski TM, Lierhagen S, Eulaers I, Nygård T, Johnsen TV, Gomez-Ramirez P, Garcia-Fernandez AJ, Bustnes JO, Ortiz-Santaliestra ME, Jaspers VLB. Trace element concentrations in feathers and blood of Northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) nestlings from Norway and Spain.

Ecotox. Environ. Safe., 144, 2017, 564-71


Gomez-Ramirez P, Bustnes JO, Eulaers I, Herzke D, Johnsen TV, Lepoint G, Perez-Garcia JM, Garcia-Fernandez AJ, Jaspers VLB. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in plasma and feathers of nestling birds of prey from northern Norway.

Environ. Res., 158, 2017, 277-85


Sebastiano M, Bustamante P, Eulaers I, Malarvannan G, Mendez-Fernandez P, Churlaud C, Blévin B, Hauselmann A, Covaci A, Eens M, Costantini D, Chastel O. Trophic ecology drives contaminant concentrations within a tropical seabird community.

Environ. Pollut., 227, 2017, 183-93


Costantini D, Sebastiano M, Müller MS, Eulaers I, Malarvannan G, Covaci A, Massa B, Dell’Omo G. Persistent organic pollutants, diet, antioxidant status and resight probability in the Scopoli’s shearwater (Calonectris diomedea) from the Southern Mediterranean.

Sci. Total Environ., 598, 2017, 179-87


Desforges JP, Eulaers I, Periard L, Sonne C, Dietz R, Letcher RJ. A rapid analytical method to quantify complex organohalogen contaminant mixtures in large samples of high lipid mammalian tissues.

Chemosphere, 176, 2017, 243-8


Abbasi NA, Arukwe A, Jaspers VLB, Eulaers I, Mennilo E, Ibor OR, Frantz A, Covaci A, Malik RN. Oxidative stress responses in relationship to persistent organic pollutant levels in feathers and blood of two predatory bird species from Pakistan.

Sci. Total Environ., 580, 2017, 26-33


Abbasi NA, Eulaers I, Jaspers VLB, Chaudhry MJI, Frantz A, Ambus PL, Covaci A, Malik RN. The first exposure assessment of legacy and unrestricted brominated flame retardants in predatory birds of Pakistan.

Environ. Pollut., 220, 2017, 1208-19


Marteinson S, Eulaers I, Jaspers VLB, Covaci A, Eens M, Letcher RJ, Fernie KJ. Transfer of hexabromocyclododecane flame retardant isomers from captive American kestrel eggs to feathers and their association with thyroid hormones and growth.

Environ. Pollut., 220, 2017, 441-51





Abbasi NA, Eulaers I, Jaspers VLB, Chaudhry MJI, Frantz A, Ambus PL, Covaci A, Malik RN. Use of feathers to assess polychlorinated biphenyl and organochlorine pesticide exposure in top predatory birds of Pakistan.

Sci. Total Environ., 569-570, 2016, 1408-17


Levin M, Gebhard E, Jasperse L, Desforges JP, Dietz R, Sonne C, Eulaers I, Covaci A, Bossi R, De Guise S. Immunomodulatory effects of exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and perfluoroalkyl acids in East Greenland ringed seals (Pusa hispida).

Environ. Res., 151, 2016, 244-50


Sebastiano M, Bustamante P, Costantini D, Eulaers I, Malarvannan G, Mendez-Fernandez P, Churlaud C, Blévin P, Hauselmann A, Dell’Omo G, Covaci A, Eens M, Chastel O. High levels of mercury and low levels of persistent organic pollutants in a tropical seabird, the Magnificent frigatebird, Fregata magnificens.

Environ. Pollut., 214, 2016, 384-93


Espin S, Garcia-Fernandez AJ, Herzke D, Shore RF, van Hattum B, Martinez-Lopez E, Coeurdassier M, Eulaers I, Fritsch C, Gomez-Ramirez P, Jaspers VLB, Krone O, Duke G, Helander B, Mateo R, Movalli P, Sonne C, van den Brink NW. Tracking pan-continental trends in environmental contamination using sentinel raptors – What types of samples should we use?

Ecotoxicology, 25, 2016, 777-801


Sonne C, Gustavson K, Eulaers I, Desforges JP, Letcher RJ, Rigét FF, Styrishave B, Dietz R. Risk evaluation of the Arctic environmental POP exposure based on critical body residue and critical daily dose using captive Greenland sledge dogs (Canis familiaris) as surrogate species.

Environ. Int., 88, 2016, 221-27





Malarvannan G, Belpaire C, Geeraerts C, Eulaers I, Neels H, Covaci A. Organophosphorus Flame Retardants in the European Eel from Flanders, Belgium: Occurrence, fate and human health risk.

Environ. Res., 140, 2015, 604-10


Labunska I, Abdallah MAE, Eulaers I, Covaci A, Tao F, Wang M, Santillo D, Johnston P, Harrad S. Human dietary intake of organohalogen contaminants at e-waste recycling sites in eastern China.

Environ. Int., 74, 2015, 209-20





Malarvannan G, Belpaire C, Geeraerts C, Eulaers I, Neels H, Covaci A. Assessment of persistent brominated and chlorinated organic contaminants in the European Eel (Anguilla anguilla) in Flanders, Belgium: Levels, profiles and health risk.

Sci. Total Environ., 2014, 482-483, 222-33


Eulaers I, Jaspers VLB, Halley DJ, Lepoint G, Nygård T, Pinxten R, Covaci A, Eens M. Brominated and phosphorus flame retardants in White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla nestlings: Bioaccumulation and associations with dietary proxies (δ13C, δ15N and δ34S).

Sci. Total Environ., 2014, 478, 48-57


Van Ael E, Belpaire C, Breine J, Geeraerts C, Van Thuyne G, Eulaers I, Blust R, Bervoets L. Are persistent organic pollutants and metals in eel muscle predictive for the ecological water quality?

Environ. Pollut., 2014, 186, 165-71


Eulaers I, Jaspers VLB, Pinxten R, Covaci A, Eens M. Legacy and current-use brominated flame retardants in the Barn Owl.

Sci. Total Environ., 2014, 472, 454-62





Hanssen SA, Bustnes JO, Schnug L, Bourgeon S, Johnsen TV, Ballesteros M, Sonne C, Herzke D, Eulaers I, Jaspers VLB, Covaci A, Eens M, Halley DJ, Moum T, Ims RA, Erikstad KE. Anti-parasite treatments reduce humoral immunity and impact oxidative status in raptor nestlings.

Ecol. Evol., 2013, 3, 5157-66


Bustnes JO, Bårdsen BJ, Herzke D, Johnsen TV, Eulaers I, Ballesteros M, Hanssen SA, Covaci A, Jaspers VLB, Eens M, Sonne C, Halley DJ, Moum T, Nøst TH, Erikstad KE, Ims RA. Plasma concentrations of organohalogenated pollutants in predatory bird nestlings: Associations to growth rate and dietary tracers.

Environ. Toxicol. Chem., 2013, 32, 2520-7


Bechshøft TØ, Sonne C, Rigét FF, Letcher RJ, Novak MA, Henchey E, Meyer JS, Eulaers I, Jaspers VLB, Covaci A, Dietz R. Polar bear stress hormone cortisol fluctuates with the North Atlantic Oscillation climate index.

Polar Biol., 2013, 36, 1525-9


Eulaers I, Jaspers VLB, Bustnes JO, Covaci A, Johnsen TV, Halley DJ, Moum T, Ims RA, Hanssen SA, Erikstad KE, Herzke D, Sonne C, Ballesteros M, Pinxten R, Eens M. Ecological and spatial factors drive intra- and interspecific variation in exposure of subarctic predatory bird nestlings to persistent organic pollutants.

Environ. Int., 2013, 57-58: 25-33


Jaspers VLB, Herzke D, Eulaers I, Gillespie BW, Eens M. Perfluoralkyl substances in soft tissues and tail feathers of Belgian barn owls (Tyto alba) using statistical methods for left-censored data to handle non-detects.

Environ. Int., 2013, 52: 9-16





Bechshøft TØ, Rigét FF, Sonne C, Letcher RJ, Muir DCG, Novak MA, Henchey E, Meyer JS, Eulaers I, Jaspers VLB, Eens M, Covaci A, Dietz R. Measuring environmental stress in East Greenland polar bears, 1892-1927 and 1988-2009: What does hair cortisol tell us?

Environ. Int., 2012, 45: 15-21


Sonne C, Bustnes JO, Herzke D, Jaspers VLB, Covaci A, Eulaers I, Halley DJ, Moum T, Ballesteros M, Eens M, Ims RA, Hanssen SA, Erikstad KE, Johnsen TV, Rigét FF, Jensen AL, Kjelgaard-Hansen M. Blood plasma clinical-chemical parameters as biomarker endpoints for organohalogen contaminant exposure in Norwegian raptor nestlings.

Ecotox. Environ. Safe., 2012, 80, 76-83





Eulaers I, Covaci A, Hofman J, Nygård T, Halley DJ, Pinxten R, Eens M, Jaspers VLB. A comparison of non-destructive sampling strategies to assess the exposure of white-tailed eagle nestlings (Haliaeetus albicilla) to persistent organic pollutants.

Sci. Total Environ., 2011, 410-411, 258-65


Eulaers I, Covaci A, Herzke D, Eens M, Sonne C, Moum T, Schnug L, Hanssen SA, Johnsen TV, Bustnes JO, Jaspers VLB. A first evaluation of the usefulness of feathers of nestling predatory birds for non-destructive biomonitoring of persistent organic pollutants.

Environ. Int., 2011, 37, 622-30





Sonne C, Bustnes JO, Herzke D, Jaspers VLB, Covaci A, Halley DJ, Moum T, Eulaers I, Eens M, Ims RA, Hanssen SA, Erikstad KE, Johnsen TV, Schnug L, Rigét FF, Jensen AL. Relationships between organohalogen contaminants and blood plasma clinical-chemical parameters in chicks of three raptor species from Northern Norway.

Ecotox. Environ. Safe., 2010, 73, 7-17

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