Amy 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. Pakhomova, Svetlana; Berezina, Anfisa; Lusher, Amy; Zhdanov, Igor; Silvestrova, Ksenia; Zavialov, Peter; van Bavel, Bert; Yakushev, Evgeniy; (2022) Microplastic variability in subsurface water from the Arctic to Antarctica. Environmental Pollution (1987) ISSN 0269-7491. Vol 298 doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2022.118808
  2. Kallenbach, Emilie; Friberg, Nikolai; Lusher, Amy; Jacobsen, Dean; Hurley, Rachel; (2022) Anthropogenically impacted lake catchments in Denmark reveal low microplastic pollution. Environmental science and pollution research international ISSN 0944-1344. Vol 29 s47726-47739 doi: 10.1007/s11356-022-19001-8
  3. Provencher, Jennifer F.; Aliani, Stefano; Bergmann, Melanie; Bourdages, Madelaine; Buhl-Mortensen, Lene; Galgani, Francois; Gomiero, Alessio; Granberg, Maria; Grøsvik, Bjørn Einar; Hamilton, Bonnie M.; Kögel, Tanja; Larsen, Jan René; Lusher, Amy; Mallory, Mark L; Murphy, Peter; Peeken, Ilka; Primpke, Sebastian; Strand, Jakob; Vorkamp, Katrin; (2022) Future monitoring of litter and microplastics in the Arctic – challenges, opportunities and strategies. Arctic Science ISSN 2368-7460. doi: 10.1139/AS-2022-0011
  4. Grøsvik, Bjørn Einar; Granberg, Maria E.; Kögel, Tanja; Lusher, Amy; Gomiero, Alessio; Halldorsson, Halldor P.; Madsen, Alexander Klevedal; Baak, Julia E.; Guls, Hermann Dreki; Magnusson, Kerstin; (2022) Microplastics in arctic invertebrates- Status on occurrence and recommendations for future monitoring. Arctic Science ISSN 2368-7460. doi: 10.1139/AS-2022-0004
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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 B.; 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
  13. 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
  14. Bronzo, Laura; Lusher, Amy L.; Schøyen, Merete; Morigi, Caterina; (2021) Accumulation and distribution of microplastics in coastal sediments from the inner Oslofjord, Norway. Marine Pollution Bulletin ISSN 0025-326X. Vol 173, Part B doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2021.113076
  15. Martin, Jake; Lusher, Amy L.; Nixon, Francis Chantel; (2021) A review of the use of microplastics in reconstructing dated sedimentary archives. Science of the Total Environment ISSN 0048-9697. Vol 806, Part 4 doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.150818
  16. Gomes, Tania; Bour, Agathe; Coutris, Claire; Almeida, Ana Catarina; Bråte, Inger Lise Nerland; Wolf, Raoul; Bank, Michael S.; 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
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