Direction of scientific research
Development of methodology for monitoring, assessment, prediction and prevention of risks associated with the high level toxic polluting substances transfer via biological pathways. These substances can accumulate in the food chain and spread in Arctic ecosystems.
Yngvar Thomassen - Leading Scientist
He has given over 275 presentations on various aspects of his research, of which 105 were invited lectures at major conferences and symposia. In the period 1983-91 he was a member of the Commission on Toxicology, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (titular) member from 1986, where he initiated the development of human body fluids as quality assurance materials for the measurement of minor, trace and ultra-trace elements and organic metabolites. From 2011-2014 he served as a titular member in the Analytical Chemistry Division. More »
An employee of the Arctic Biomonitoring Laboratory Chukmasov Pavel, as part of a group of zoologists, took part in the expedition of the 2nd stage of the Transarctic 2019 at the RV “Mikhail Somov” from May 15 to June 14, 2019.
During the expedition, the distribution of marine mammals and birds in the Barents Sea was studied by round-the-clock ship-borne observations. Aerial work was carried out from the Mi-8T to detect and register marine mammals. During the period of work, 12 species of marine mammals and about 30 species of birds were found. Biologists attach special importance to the meetings of a large group of narwhals of more than 30 individuals near the north of the West Siberian Federal District and more than 80 individuals of the Greenland whale of the rare Svalbard population. In the course of the work, the possibility of using migratory species as biomonitoring objects in the Arctic was assessed.
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