This project combines data series on marine (the sea eagle) and terrestrial raptors (the tawny owl) collected through different NFR programs. It is currently associated with NFR projects: EcoStress and EnviStress. High priority is on publishing results on the effects of physical and biological variation on the accumulation of new and legacy persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and toxic elements in both terrestrial and marine raptors. In addition, the present work includes a study of the impact of environmental contaminants on physiological stress in both sea eagle chicks and tawny owls. Field data is collected annually. The project provides new and important insight into the accumulation and effects of both POPs and heavy metals in terrestrial and marine food webs.
NINA – Norsk institutt for naturforskning
Project manager: Jan Ove Bustnes
Project code: 442018