Marthe T. S. Jenssen is a limnologist, and has since 2008 worked as a research assistant at NIVA. She has been involved in several environmental contaminant projects, related to mercury in water, fish and humans in particular. The last years she has been responsible for running the laboratory of the Norwegian environmental specimen bank. She has participated in several different types of field work in both the marine and freshwater environment.
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Scientific articles and Bookchapters
Birgisdottir, Bryndis Eva; Knutsen, Helle Katrine; Haugen, Margaretha; Gjelstad, Ingrid Merethe Fange; Jenssen, Marthe Torunn Solhaug; Ellingsen, Dag; Thomassen, Yngvar; Alexander, Jan; Meltzer, Helle Margrete; Brantsæter, Anne Lise; (2013) Essential and toxic element concentrations in blood and urine and their associations with diet: Results from a Norwegian population study including high-consumers of seafood and game. Science of the Total Environment ISSN 0048-9697. Vol 463-464 s836-844doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.06.078
Jenssen, Marthe Torunn Solhaug; Brantsæter, Anne Lise; Haugen, Margaretha; Meltzer, Helle Margrete; Larssen, Thorjørn; Kvalem, Helen Engelstad; Birgisdottir, Bryndis Eva; Thomassen, Yngvar; Ellingsen, Dag; Alexander, Jan; Knutsen, Helle Katrine; (2012) Dietary mercury exposure in a population with a wide range of fish consumption - self-capture of fish and regional differences are important determinants of mercury in blood. Science of the Total Environment ISSN 0048-9697. Vol 439 s220-229doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.09.024
Jenssen, Marthe Torunn Solhaug; Borgstrøm, Reidar; Salbu, Brit; Rosseland, Bjørn Olav; (2010) The importance of size and growth rate in determining mercury concentrations in European minnow (Phoxinus phoxinus) and brown trout (Salmo trutta) in the subalpine lake, Øvre Heimdalsvatn. Hydrobiologia ISSN 0018-8158. Vol 642 No1 s115-126doi: 10.1007/s10750-010-0156-4