Inger Lise Nerland Bråte
PhD
Position: Researcher Scientist, PhD
Phone: +47 971 14 333
KEY QUALIFICATIONS Inger Lise Nerland Bråte is an Ecotoxicologist working as a Researcher at NIVA in the section for Environmental Pollution. Her background is effects of environmental contaminants on aquatic biota with a special focus on marine species. Since 2013 she has been working with issues related to plastics and microplastics in the environment, leading up to her PhD being defended in 2018. She has a special focus on studying the impact plastics and microplastics can have on biota, particularly fish and blue mussels. Her primary interest has been to investigate presence of plastics and microplastics in wild biota, as well as exposure studies to examine potential effects of microplastic interaction. How to execute well-performed exposure studies that are environmentally relevant, as well as the qualitative sides of microplastic pollution, are therefore of special interest to her. This knowledge has led her to be the lead author of several scientific papers and technical reports. In addition, she has a wide experience with biomarker analysis and ecotoxicology testing. She has many collaborators both nationally and internationally, for example through her contribution to the collaborating EU project BASEMAN to harmonies and standardise microplastic methods between institutions. Inger Lise has also lead several projects during her years at NIVA and have contributed significantly to many large projects. She has also performed a lot of outreach on the microplastic theme, both to a scientific and a none-scientific audience. KEYWORDS Environmental contaminants, Ecotoxicology, Marine pollution, Microplastics, Marine litter, Pearl formation, Plastics, Polyethylene, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Synthetic and Cellulosic fibers, Biomarker analysis, EROD, CYP1a, COMET assay, Toxicity testing, Particle toxicity, Blue mussels, Fish, Micronucleus Assay, Electron microscopy.

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Scientific articles and Bookchapters

  1. Lusher, Amy; Bråte, Inger Lise Nerland; Munno, Keenan; Hurley, Rachel; Welden, Natalie A; (2020) Is It or Isn’t It: The Importance of Visual Classification in Microplastic Characterization.. Applied Spectroscopy ISSN 0003-7028. doi: 10.1177/0003702820930733
  2. Li, Jiana; Lusher, Amy L; Rotchell, Jeanette M.; Deudero, Salud; Turra, Alexander; Bråte, Inger Lise N; Sun, Chengjun; Hossain, M. Shahadat; Li, Qipei; Kolandhasamy, Prabhu; Shi, Huahong; (2019) Using mussel as a global bioindicator of coastal microplastic pollution. Environmental Pollution (1987) ISSN 0269-7491. Vol 244 s522-533 doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.10.032
  3. Bråte, Inger Lise N; Blázquez, Mercedes; Brooks, Steven J; Thomas, Kevin V; (2018) Weathering impacts the uptake of polyethylene microparticles from toothpaste in Mediterranean mussels (M. galloprovincialis). Science of the Total Environment ISSN 0048-9697. Vol 626 s1310-1318 doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.01.141
  4. Bråte, Inger Lise N; Hurley, Rachel; Iversen, Karine; Beyer, Jonny; Thomas, Kevin V; Steindal, Calin C; Green, Norman W; Olsen, Marianne; Lusher, Amy; (2018) Mytilus spp. as sentinels for monitoring microplastic pollution in Norwegian coastal waters: A qualitative and quantitative study. Environmental Pollution (1987) ISSN 0269-7491. Vol 243 NoA s383-393 doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.08.077
  5. Beyer, Jonny; Green, Norman Whitaker; Brooks, Steven; Allan, Ian; Ruus, Anders; Gomes, Tania; Bråte, Inger Lise Nerland; Schøyen, Merete; (2017) Blue mussels (Mytilus edulis spp.) as sentinel organisms in coastal pollution monitoring: A review. Marine Environmental Research ISSN 0141-1136. Vol 130 s338-365 doi: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2017.07.024
  6. Bråte, Inger Lise N.; Eidsvoll, David P.; Steindal, Calin Constantin; Thomas, Kevin V; (2016) Plastic ingestion by Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) from the Norwegian coast. Marine Pollution Bulletin ISSN 0025-326X. Vol 112 No1-2 s105-110 doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.08.034
  7. Froment, Jean; Langford, Katherine; Tollefsen, Knut Erik; Bråte, Inger Lise N.; Brooks, Steven J.; Thomas, Kevin V; (2016) Identification of petrogenic produced water components as acetylcholine esterase inhibitors. Environmental Pollution (1987) ISSN 0269-7491. Vol 215 s18-26 doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.05.004
NIVA began to register scientific articles in CRIStin in 2010, reports from 2014.

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