Sensitivity of juvenile Arctic char to heavy metals 2016

Sensitivity of juvenile Arctic char to heavy metals 2016

Start/end date: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 08:00 to Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 18:00
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With an increase in exploration of mineral resources in Greenland, there is a need for in depth studies on the impact on local species. Since mining effluent may affect the local aquatic environment, the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources (GINR) and Arctic Environment, Bioscience AU, wish to expand their knowledge on impacts of heavy metal pollution on Arctic char.

This project aims to catch juvenile Arctic char in rivers around Nuuk and expose these juveniles to heavy metals in an aquarium setup at GINR. Ideally, both acute and chronic exposure experiments will be conducted and data including at least LC50 values, body burdens, blood parameters, hormone levels, growth, weight, neurological effects and histopathology will be published. Also provided through the project will be baseline measurements of metals exposure for the fish inhabiting the rivers where the juveniles are caught.

Field Site: GNI - Nuuk

PI: Rasmus Dyrmose Nørregaard

Link to Isaaffik website


Fieldwork summary/photo blog