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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.