Karina Petersen
Position: Researcher Scientist, PhD
Phone: +47 975 33 968
Section: Økotoksikologi og risikovurdering
Karina Petersen has been employed at section for ecotoxicology at NIVA since 2008. She has a PhD in ecotoxicology from 2012 and started working as a research scientist in 2013. Her key qualifications are effect assessment of pollutants both individually and in mixtures by use of prediction models for additive effects (concentration addition and independent action) and experimental studies with crustaceans, fish cells and fish embryo. She is also experienced in regulatory toxicology, environmental risk assessment and cumulative risk assessment. Karina is part of NIVAs GLP system as test personnel and study director.

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Scientific articles and Bookchapters

  1. Lehoux, Alizée P.; Petersen, Karina; Leppänen, Matti T.; Snowball, Ian; Olsen, Marianne; (2020) Status of contaminated marine sediments in four Nordic countries: assessments, regulations, and remediation approaches. Journal of Soils and Sediments ISSN 1439-0108. Vol 20 s2619-2629 doi: 10.1007/s11368-020-02594-3
  2. Meland, Sondre; Hultman, Maria Thérése; Georgantzopoulou, Anastasia; Petersen, Karina; Brandt, Uta; Kringstad, Alfhild; Rundberget, Jan Thomas; Grung, Merete; (2020) Storskala utlekkingstest av bildekkrelevante forurensningsstoffer fra Huggenes støyvoll (E6, Råde). Vann ISSN 0042-2592. Vol 55 No1 s53-66
  3. Meland, Sondre; Gomes, Tania; Petersen, Karina; Håll, Johnny; Lund, Espen; Kringstad, Alfhild; Grung, Merete; (2019) Road related pollutants induced DNA damage in dragonfly nymphs (Odonata, Anisoptera) living in highway sedimentation ponds. Scientific Reports ISSN 2045-2322. Vol 9 doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-52207-4
  4. Hultman, Maria Thérése; Petersen, Karina; Tollefsen, Knut Erik; (2017) Characterizing combined effects of antiestrogenic chemicals on vitellogenin production in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) hepatocytes. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A ISSN 1528-7394. Vol 80 No16-18 s987-1001 doi: 10.1080/15287394.2017.1354435
  5. Petersen, Karina; Hultman, Maria Thérése; Bytingsvik, Jenny; Harju, Mikael; Evenset, Anita; Tollefsen, Knut Erik; (2017) Characterizing cytotoxic and estrogenic activity of Arctic char tissue extracts in primary Arctic char hepatocytes. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A ISSN 1528-7394. Vol 80 No16-18 s1017-1030 doi: 10.1080/15287394.2017.1357277
  6. Almeida, Ana Catarina; Petersen, Karina; Langford, Katherine; Thomas, Kevin V; Tollefsen, Knut Erik; (2017) Mixture toxicity of five biocides with dissimilar modes of action on the growth and photosystem II efficiency of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A ISSN 1528-7394. Vol 80 No16-18 s971-986 doi: 10.1080/15287394.2017.1352176
  7. Ranneklev, Sissel Brit; Garmo, Øyvind; Petersen, Karina; Vikan, Hedda; (2017) Undersøkelse av tunnelvann, slam og uomsatt sprengstoff under drivingen av Espatunnelen på E6. Vann ISSN 0042-2592. Vol 52 No3 s291-305
  8. Petersen, Karina; Hultman, Maria T; Rowland, Steven J.; Tollefsen, Knut Erik; (2017) Toxicity of organic compounds from unresolved complex mixtures (UCMs) to primary fish hepatocytes. Aquatic Toxicology ISSN 0166-445X. Vol 190 s150-161 doi: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2017.06.007
  9. Petersen, Karina; Hultman, Maria T; Tollefsen, Knut Erik; (2017) Primary hepatocytes from Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) as a relevant Arctic in vitro model for screening contaminants and environmental extracts. Aquatic Toxicology ISSN 0166-445X. Vol 187 s141-152 doi: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2017.03.023
  10. Grung, Merete; Petersen, Karina; Fjeld, Eirik; Allan, Ian; Christensen, Jan H.; Malmqvist, Linus M.V.; Meland, Sondre; Ranneklev, Sissel Brit; (2016) PAH related effects on fish in sedimentation ponds for road runoff and potential transfer of PAHs from sediment to biota. Science of the Total Environment ISSN 0048-9697. Vol 566-567 s1309-1317 doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.05.191
  11. Petersen, Karina; Bæk, Kine; Grung, Merete; Meland, Sondre; Ranneklev, Sissel Brit; (2016) In vivo and in vitro effects of tunnel wash water and traffic related contaminants on aquatic organisms. Chemosphere ISSN 0045-6535. Vol 164 s363-371 doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.08.108
  12. Petersen, Karina; Stenrød, Marianne; Tollefsen, Knut-Erik; (2014) Risikovurderinger av blandinger av plantevernmidler i vann. Fløistad, Erling; Günther, Morten; null Kapittel KAPITTEL. ISBN 978-82-17-01209-2. s126-126
  13. West, Charles E.; Scarlett, Alan G.; Tonkin, Andrew; O’Carroll-Fitzpatrick, Devon; Pureveen, Jos; Tegelaar, Erik; Gieleciak, Rafal; Hager, Darcy; Petersen, Karina; Tollefsen, Knut-Erik; Rowland, Steven J; (2014) Diaromatic sulphur-containing 'naphthenic' acids in process waters. Water Research ISSN 0043-1354. Vol 51 s206-215 doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2013.10.058
  14. Petersen, Karina; Heiaas, Harald; Tollefsen, Knut-Erik; (2014) Combined effects of pharmaceuticals, personal care products, biocides and organic contaminants on the growth of Skeletonema pseudocostatum. Aquatic Toxicology ISSN 0166-445X. Vol 150 s450-454 doi: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2014.02.013
  15. Beyer, Jonny; Petersen, Karina; Song, You; Ruus, Anders; Grung, Merete; Bakke, Torgeir Heggelund; Tollefsen, Knut-Erik; (2014) Environmental risk assessment of combined effects in aquatic ecotoxicology: A discussion paper. Marine Environmental Research ISSN 0141-1136. Vol 96 s81-91 doi: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2013.10.008
  16. Petersen, Karina; Fetter, Eva; Kah, Olivier; Brion, François; Scholz, Stefan; Tollefsen, Knut-Erik; (2013) Transgenic (cyp19a1b-GFP) zebrafish embryos as a tool for assessing combined effects of oestrogenic chemicals. Aquatic Toxicology ISSN 0166-445X. Vol 138-139 s88-97 doi: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2013.05.001
  17. Tollefsen, Knut-Erik; Petersen, Karina; Rowland, Steven J.; (2012) Toxicity of synthetic naphthenic acids and mixtures of these to fish liver cells. Environmental Science and Technology ISSN 0013-936X. Vol 46 No9 s5143-5150 doi: 10.1021/es204124w
  18. Song, You; Salbu, Brit; Heier, Lene Sørlie; Teien, Hans-Christian; Lind, Ole Christian; Oughton, Deborah Helen; Petersen, Karina; Rosseland, Bjørn Olav; Skipperud, Lindis; Tollefsen, Knut-Erik; (2012) Early stress responses in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) exposed to environmentally relevant concentrations of uranium. Aquatic Toxicology ISSN 0166-445X. Vol 112-113 s62-71 doi: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2012.01.019
  19. Petersen, Karina; Tollefsen, Knut-Erik; (2012) Combined effects of oestrogen receptor antagonists on in vitro vitellogenesis. Aquatic Toxicology ISSN 0166-445X. Vol 112 s46-53 doi: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2012.01.023
  20. Petersen, Karina; Tollefsen, Knut-Erik; (2011) Assessing combined toxicity of estrogen receptor agonists in a primary culture of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) hepatocytes. Aquatic Toxicology ISSN 0166-445X. Vol 101 No1 s186-195 doi: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2010.09.018
NIVA began to register scientific articles in CRIStin in 2010, reports from 2014.