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Thorjørn Larssen
Position: Research Director
Phone: +47 415 03 043
Thorjørn Larssen is Research Director at NIVA. Thorjørn has background as research scientist in environmental chemistry and related fields such as biogeochemistry and ecotoxicology. His own research deals with chemical processes in the natural environment, including interactions between the natural environment and pressures on the environment from human activities, interactions between pollutants and the natural environment and chemical interactions between different environmental media. Important environmental challenges Thorjørn has been working on is acid rain, mercury and organic micro-pollutants, and how climate change can influence on mobilization and transport of contaminants. Thorjørn is also Adjunct Professor in environmental chemistry at the University of Oslo.

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Scientific articles and Bookchapters

  1. Xu, Xiaohang; Gu, Chunhao; Feng, Xinbin; Qiu, Guangle; Shang, Lihai; Xu, Zhidong; Lu, Qinhui; Xiao, Dean; Wang, Heng; Lin, Yan; Larssen, Thorjørn; (2019) Weir building: A potential cost-effective method for reducing mercury leaching from abandoned mining tailings. Science of the Total Environment ISSN 0048-9697. Vol 651 NoPart 1 s171-178 doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.150
  2. Posch, Maximilian; Aherne, Julian; Moldan, Filip; Evans, Chris D.; Forsius, Martin; Larssen, Thorjørn; Helliwell, Rachel C.; Cosby, B Jack; (2019) Dynamic Modeling and Target Loads of Sulfur and Nitrogen for Surface Waters in Finland, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Environmental Science and Technology ISSN 0013-936X. Vol 53 No9 s5062-5070 doi: 10.1021/acs.est.8b06356
  3. Braaten, Hans Fredrik Veiteberg; de Wit, Heleen; Larssen, Thorjørn; Poste, Amanda; (2018) Mercury in fish from Norwegian lakes: The complex influence of aqueous organic carbon. Science of the Total Environment ISSN 0048-9697. Vol 627 s341-348 doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.01.252
  4. Harman, Christopher; Grung, Merete; Djedjibegovic, Jasmina; Marjanovic, Aleksandra; Fjeld, Eirik; Braaten, Hans Fredrik Veiteberg; Sober, Miroslav; Larssen, Thorjørn; Ranneklev, Sissel Brit; (2018) The organic pollutant status of rivers in Bosnia and Herzegovina as determined by a combination of active and passive sampling methods. Environmental Monitoring & Assessment ISSN 0167-6369. Vol 190 No5 doi: 10.1007/s10661-018-6667-6
  5. Yu, Qian; Zhang, Ting; Cheng, Zhenglin; Zhao, Bin; Mulder, Jan; Larssen, Thorjørn; Wang, Shuxiao; Duan, Lei; (2017) Is surface water acidification a serious regional issue in China?. Science of the Total Environment ISSN 0048-9697. Vol 584-585 s783-790 doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.01.116
  6. Hui, Mulin; Wu, Qingru; Wang, Shuxiao; Liang, Sai; Zhang, Lei; Wang, Fengyang; Lenzen, Manfred; Wang, Yafei; Xu, Lixiao; Lin, Zhongtian; Yang, Hai; Lin, Yan; Larssen, Thorjørn; Xu, Ming; Hao, Jiming; (2017) Mercury Flows in China and Global Drivers. Environmental Science and Technology ISSN 0013-936X. Vol 51 No1 s222-231 doi: 10.1021/acs.est.6b04094
  7. Tong, Yindong; Zhang, Wei; Wang, Xuejun; Couture, Raoul-Marie; Larssen, Thorjørn; Zhao, Yue; Li, Jing; Liang, Huijiao; Liu, Xueyan; Bu, Xiaoge; He, Wei; Zhang, Qianggong; Lin, Yan; (2017) Decline in Chinese lake phosphorus concentration accompanied by shift in sources since 2006. Nature Geoscience ISSN 1752-0894. Vol 10 No7 s507-511 doi: 10.1038/ngeo2967
  8. Yu, Qian; Zhang, Ting; Ma, Xiaoxiao; Kang, Ronghua; Mulder, Jan; Larssen, Thorjørn; Duan, Lei; (2017) Monitoring Effect of SO2 Emission Abatement on Recovery of Acidified Soil and Streamwater in Southwest China. Environmental Science and Technology ISSN 0013-936X. Vol 51 No17 s9498-9506 doi: 10.1021/acs.est.7b01147
  9. Duan, Lei; Yu, Qian; Zhang, Qiang; Wang, Zifa; Pan, Yuepeng; Larssen, Thorjørn; Tang, Jie; Mulder, Jan; (2016) Acid deposition in Asia: Emissions, deposition, and ecosystem effects. Atmospheric Environment ISSN 1352-2310. Vol 146 s55-69 doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.07.018
  10. Nizzetto, Luca; Butterfield, Dan; Futter, Martyn N.; Lin, Yan; Allan, Ian; Larssen, Thorjørn; (2016) Assessment of contaminant fate in catchments using a novel integrated hydrobiogeochemical-multimedia fate model. Science of the Total Environment ISSN 0048-9697. Vol 544 s553-563 doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.11.087
  11. Lin, Yan; Wang, Shuxiao; Wu, Qingru; Larssen, Thorjørn; (2016) Material Flow for the Intentional Use of Mercury in China. Environmental Science and Technology ISSN 0013-936X. Vol 50 No5 s2337-2344 doi: 10.1021/acs.est.5b04998
  12. Sharma, Brij Mohan; Bharat, Girija K.; Tayal, Shresth; Larssen, Thorjørn; Bečanová, Jitka; Karásková, Pavlína; Whitehead, Paul G.; Futter, Martyn N.; Butterfield, Dan; Nizzetto, Luca; (2016) Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in river and ground/drinking water of the Ganges River basin: Emissions and implications for human exposure. Environmental Pollution ISSN 0269-7491. Vol 208 NoB s704-713 doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2015.10.050
  13. Duan, Lei; Chen, Xiao; Ma, Xiaoxiao; Zhao, Bin; Larssen, Thorjørn; Wang, Shuxiao; Ye, Zhixiang; (2016) Atmospheric S and N deposition relates to increasing riverine transport of S and N in southwest China: Implications for soil acidification. Environmental Pollution ISSN 0269-7491. Vol 218 s1191-1199 doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.08.075
  14. Poste, Amanda; Braaten, Hans Fredrik Veiteberg; de Wit, Heleen; Sørensen, Kai; Larssen, Thorjørn; (2015) Effects of photodemethylation on the methylmercury budget of boreal Norwegian lakes. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry ISSN 0730-7268. Vol 34 No6 s1213-1223 doi: 10.1002/etc.2923
  15. Grung, Merete; Lin, Yan; Zhang, Hua; Steen, Anne Orderdalen; Huang, Jun; Zhang, Gan; Larssen, Thorjørn; (2015) Pesticide levels and environmental risk in aquatic environments in China - A review. Environment International ISSN 0160-4120. Vol 81 s87-97 doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2015.04.013
  16. Sharma, Brij Mohan; Nizzetto, Luca; Bharat, Girija K.; Tayal, Shresth; Melymuk, Lisa; Sáňkac, Ondřej; Přibylovác, Petra; Audyc, Ondřej; Larssen, Thorjørn; (2015) Melting Himalayan glaciers contaminated by legacy atmospheric depositions are important sources of PCBs and high-molecular-weight PAHs for the Ganges floodplain during dry periods : the authors dedicate this paper to the memory of their dear friend and colleague, Maneesh Manjunath.. Environmental Pollution ISSN 0269-7491. Vol 206 s588-596 doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2015.08.012
  17. Esteban, Marta; Schindler, Birgit Karin; Jiménez, José Antonio; Koch, Holger Martin; Angerer, Jürgen; Rosado, Montserrat; Gómez, Silvia; Casteleyn, Ludwine; Kolossa-Gehring, Marike; Becker, Kerstin; Bloemen, Louis; Schoeters, Greet; Hond, Elly Den; Sepai, Ovnair; Exley, Karen; Horvat, Milena; Knudsen, Lisbeth E.; Joas, Anke; Joas, Reinhard; Aerts, Dominique; Biot, Pierre; Borosova, Daniela; Davidson, Fred; Dumitrascu, Irina; Fischer, Marc E.; Grander, Margaretha; Janasik, Beata; Jones, Kate; Kašparová, Lucie; Larssen, Thorjørn; Naray, Miklos; Nielsen, Flemming; Hohenblum, Philipp; Pinto, Rui; Pirard, Catherine; Plateel, Gregory; Tratnik, Janja Snoj; Wittsiepe, Jürgen; Castaño, Argelia; (2015) Mercury analysis in hair: Comparability and quality assessment within the transnational COPHES/DEMOCOPHES project. Environmental Research ISSN 0013-9351. Vol 141 s24-30 doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2014.11.014
  18. Vries, Wim de; Posch, Maximilian; Sverdrup, Harald U.; Larssen, Thorjørn; Wit, Heleen de; Bobbink, Roland; Hettelingh, Jean-Paul; (2015) Geochemical Indicators for Use in the Computation of Critical Loads and Dynamic Risk Assessments. Environmental Pollution ISSN 1566-0745. Vol 25 s15-58 doi: 10.1007/978-94-017-9508-1_2
  19. Forsius, Martin; Moldan, Filip; Larssen, Thorjørn; Posch, Maximilian; Aherne, Julian; Lund, Espen; Wright, Richard Frederic; Cosby, Jack; (2015) National-Scale Dynamic Model Applications for Nordic Lake Catchments. Environmental Pollution ISSN 1566-0745. Vol 25 s463-484 doi: 10.1007/978-94-017-9508-1_18
  20. Curtis, Chris J.; Posch, Maximilian; Aherne, Julian; Fölster, Jens; Forsius, Martin; Larssen, Thorjørn; Moldan, Filip; (2015) Assessment of Critical Loads of Acidity and Their Exceedances for European Lakes. Environmental Pollution ISSN 1566-0745. Vol 25 s439-462 doi: 10.1007/978-94-017-9508-1_17
NIVA began to register scientific articles in CRIStin in 2010, reports from 2014.