Amy Lorraine Lusher
PhD
Position: Researcher Scientist, PhD
Phone: +47 930 59 798
Section: Miljøgifter
Dr Lusher is an influential researcher in the field of marine pollution. Having been at the forefront of microplastic and marine pollution research in the nearly a decade, she has authored and co-authored 20 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, 6 published conference proceedings and contributed towards 5 technical reports. Currently, her research focuses on the distribution, interactions and potential effects of microplastics in the marine environment. She has been involved in the development of numerous methods for the identification of microplastics from different environmental matrices including sediments, water column and biota. Dr Lusher developed an underway sampling regime to filter microplastics from the water column of the North Atlantic and the Arctic (Lusher et al. 2014; Lusher et al. 2015). She also developed methods for sampling fish (Lusher et al. 2013) and marine mammals (Lusher et al. 2015b). She led a critical review of the methods used in the identification of ingested microplastics by wild and laboratory exposed biota (Lusher et al. 2017) and most recently was a leading contributor to a Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) reportfocusing on microplastics in fisheries and aquaculture (finfish and shellfish).

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Scientific articles and Bookchapters

  1. Eriksen, Marcus; Lusher, Amy; Nixon, Mia; Wernery, Ulrich; (2021) The plight of camels eating plastic waste. Journal of Arid Environments ISSN 0140-1963. Vol 185 doi: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2020.104374
  2. Yakushev, Evgeniy; Gebruk, Anna; Osadchiev, Alexander; Pakhomova, Svetlana; Lusher, Amy; Berezina, Anfisa; van Bavel, Bert; Vorozheikina, Elena; Chernykh, Denis; Kolbasova, Glafira; Razgon, Ilia; Semiletov, Igor; (2021) Microplastics distribution in the Eurasian Arctic is affected by Atlantic waters and Siberian rivers. Communications Earth & Environment ISSN 2662-4435. Vol 2 doi: 10.1038/s43247-021-00091-0
  3. Kallenbach, Emilie; Hurley, Rachel; Lusher, Amy; Friberg, Nikolai; (2021) Chitinase digestion for the analysis of microplastics in chitinaceous organisms using the terrestrial isopod Oniscus asellus L. as a model organism. Science of the Total Environment ISSN 0048-9697. Vol 786 doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.147455
  4. Kallenbach, Emilie; Hurley, Rachel; Lusher, Amy; Friberg, Nikolai; (2021) Chitinase digestion for the analysis of microplastics in chitinaceous organisms using the terrestrial isopod Oniscus asellus L. as a model organism. Science of the Total Environment ISSN 0048-9697. Vol 786 doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.147455
  5. Clayer, Francois; Jartun, Morten; Buenaventura, Nina T; Guerrero, Jose-Luis; Lusher, Amy; (2021) Bypass of Booming Inputs of Urban and Sludge-Derived Microplastics in a Large Nordic Lake. Environmental Science and Technology ISSN 0013-936X. Vol 55 No12 s7949-7958 doi: 10.1021/acs.est.0c08443
  6. Clayer, Francois; Jartun, Morten; Buenaventura, Nina T; Guerrero, Jose-Luis; Lusher, Amy; (2021) Bypass of Booming Inputs of Urban and Sludge-Derived Microplastics in a Large Nordic Lake. Environmental Science and Technology ISSN 0013-936X. Vol 55 No12 s7949-7958 doi: 10.1021/acs.est.0c08443
  7. Carlsson, Pernilla; Singdahl-Larsen, Cecilie; Lusher, Amy L.; (2021) Understanding the occurrence and fate of microplastics in coastal Arctic ecosystems: The case of surface waters, sediments and walrus (Odobenus rosmarus). Science of the Total Environment ISSN 0048-9697. Vol 792 doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.148308
  8. Lusher, Amy; Hurley, Rachel; Arp, Hans Peter H; Booth, Andy; Bråte, Inger Lise Nerland; Gabrielsen, Geir W.; Gomiero, Alessio; Gomes, Tania; Grøsvik, Bjørn Einar; Green, Norman; Haave, Marte; Hallanger, Ingeborg G.; Halsband, Claudia; Herzke, Dorte; Joner, Erik J; Kögel, Tanja; Rakkestad, Kirsten; Ranneklev, Sissel Brit; Wagner, Martin; Olsen, Marianne; (2021) Moving forward in microplastic research: A Norwegian perspective. Environment International ISSN 0160-4120. Vol 157 doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2021.106794
  9. Gomes, Tania; Bour, Agathe; Coutris, Claire; Almeida, Ana Catarina; Bråte, Inger Lise Nerland; Wolf, Raoul; Bank, Michael; Lusher, Amy; (2021) Ecotoxicological Impacts of Micro- and Nanoplastics in Terrestrial and Aquatic Environments. Bank, Michael Springer Kapittel Chapter 7. ISBN 978-3-030-78627-4. s199-260
  10. Isobe, Atsuhiko; Azuma, Takafumi; Cordova, Muhammad Reza; Cózar, Andrés; Galgani, Francois; Hagita, Ryuichi; Kanhai, La Daana; Imai, Keiri; Iwasaki, Shinsuke; Kako, Shin’ichro; Kozlovskii, Nikolai; Lusher, Amy L; Mason, Sherri A; Michida, Yutaka; Mituhasi, Takahisa; Morii, Yasuhiro; Mukai, Tohru; Popova, Anna; Shimizu, Kenichi; Tokai, Tadashi; Uchida, Keiichi; Yagi, Mitsuharu; Zhang, Weiwei; (2021) A multilevel dataset of microplastic abundance in the world’s upper ocean and the Laurentian Great Lakes. Microplastics and Nanoplastics ISSN 2662-4966. Vol 1 doi: 10.1186/s43591-021-00013-z
  11. Welden, Natalie A; Lusher, Amy; (2020) Microplastics: from origin to impacts. Letcher, Trevor M. Elsevier Kapittel Chapter 9. ISBN 978-0-12-817880-5. s223-249
  12. Hurley, Rachel; Horton, Alice; Lusher, Amy; Nizzetto, Luca; (2020) Plastic waste in the terrestrial environment. Letcher, Trevor M. Elsevier Kapittel Chapter 7. ISBN 978-0-12-817880-5. s163-193
  13. Lusher, Amy L; Bråte, Inger Lise N; Munno, Keenan; Hurley, Rachel R; Welden, Natalie A; (2020) Is It or Isn’t It: The Importance of Visual Classification in Microplastic Characterization. Applied Spectroscopy ISSN 0003-7028. Vol 74 No9 s1139-1153 doi: 10.1177/0003702820930733
  14. Nerheim, Magnus S; Lusher, Amy L; (2020) Investigating microsized anthropogenic particles in Norwegian fjords using opportunistic nondisruptive sampling. Anthropocene Coasts ISSN 2561-4150. Vol 3 No1 doi: 10.1139/anc-2020-0002
  15. Brander, Susanne M.; Renick, Violet C; Foley, Melissa M; Steele, Clare; Woo, Mary; Lusher, Amy; Carr, Steve; Helm, Paul; Box, Carolynn; Cherniak, Sam; Andrews, Robert C; Rochman, Chelsea M; (2020) Sampling and Quality Assurance and Quality Control: A Guide for Scientists Investigating the Occurrence of Microplastics Across Matrices. Applied Spectroscopy ISSN 0003-7028. Vol 74 No9 s1099-1125 doi: 10.1177/0003702820945713
  16. Lusher, Amy L; Munno, Keenan; Hermabessiere, Ludovic; Carr, Steve; (2020) Isolation and Extraction of Microplastics from Environmental Samples: An Evaluation of Practical Approaches and Recommendations for Further Harmonisation. Applied Spectroscopy ISSN 0003-7028. Vol 74 No9 s1049-1065 doi: 10.1177/0003702820938993
  17. Provencher, Jennifer F; Covernton, Garth A; Moore, Rhiannon C; Horn, Dorothy A; Conkle, Jeremy L; Lusher, Amy; (2020) Proceed with caution: The need to raise the publication bar for microplastics research. Science of the Total Environment ISSN 0048-9697. Vol 748 doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141426
  18. Cowger, Win; Booth, Andy M; Hamilton, Bonnie M; Thaysen, Clara; Primpke, Sebastian; Munno, Keenan; Lusher, Amy L; Dehaut, Alexandre; Vaz, Vitor P; Liboiron, Max; Devriese, Lisa I; Hermabessiere, Ludovic; Rochman, Chelsea; Athey, Samantha N; Lynch, Jennifer M; De Frond, Hannah; Gray, Andrew; Jones, Oliver AH; Brander, Susanne; Steele, Clare; Moore, Shelly; Sanchez, Alterra; Nel, Holly; (2020) Reporting Guidelines to Increase the Reproducibility and Comparability of Research on Microplastics. Applied Spectroscopy ISSN 0003-7028. Vol 74 No9 s1066-1077 doi: 10.1177/0003702820930292
  19. Provencher, J F; Liboiron, M; Borrelle, S B; Bond, A L; Rochman, C; Lavers, J L; Avery-Gomm, S; Yamashita, R; Ryan, P G; Lusher, A L; Hammer, S; Bradshaw, H; Khan, J; Mallory, M L; (2020) A Horizon Scan of research priorities to inform policies aimed at reducing the harm of plastic pollution to biota. Science of the Total Environment ISSN 0048-9697. Vol 733 doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139381
  20. Lusher, A L; Hurley, R R; Vogelsang, C; (2019) Microplastics in sewage sludge: Captured but released?. Karapanagioti, Hrissi K; Kalavrouziotis, Ioannis K; IWA Publishing Kapittel 6. ISBN 9781789060034. s85-100
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