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Dietz R, Letcher RJ, Desforges J-P, Eulaers I, Sonne C, Wilson S, Andersen-Ranberg E, Basu N, Barst BD, Bustnes JO, Bytingsvik J, Ciesielski TM, Drevnick PE, Gabrielsen GW, Haarr A, Hylland K, Jenssen BM, Levin M, McKinney MA, Nørregaard RD, Pedersen KE, Provencher J, Styrishave B, Tartu S, Aars J, Ackerman JT, Rosing-Asvid A,… Born EW, … Rigét FF,… Sinding M-HS, et al. (2019) Current state of knowledge on biological effects from contaminants on arctic wildlife and fish. Sci. Total Environ. 696, 133792.

Laidre, K. L., S. Atkinson, E. V. Regehr, H. L. Stern, E. W. Born, Ø. Wiig, N. J. Lunn, M. Dyck. 2019. Interrelated ecological impacts of climate change on an apex predator. Ecological Applications. In Press.

Wiig, Ø, P. Henrichsen, T. Sjøvold, E.W. Born, K. L. Laidre, R. Dietz, C. Sonne, J. Aars. 2019. Variation in non-metrical skull traits (1830-2013) across East Greenland and adjacent polar bear (Ursus maritimus) subpopulations. Polar Biology 42(3):461-474.

Dietz R, Desforges J-P, Gustavson K, Rigét FF, Born EW, Letcher RJ, Sonne C (2018) Immunologic, reproductive, and carcinogenic risk assessment from POP exposure in East Greenland polar bears (Ursus maritimus) during 1983–2013. Environmental International, 118: 169-178.

Escajeda E, Laidre KL, Born EW, Wiig Ø, Atkinson S, Dyck M, Ferguson SH, Lunn NJ (2018) Identifying shifts in maternity den phenology and habitat characteristics of polar bears (Ursus maritimus) in Baffin Bay and Kane Basin. Polar Biology 41(1): 87-100. 10.1007/s00300-017-2172-6

Born EW, Heilmann A, Kielsen Holm L, Laidre KL, Iversen M (2017). Walruses in West and Northwest Greenland – An interview survey about the catch and the climate. Monographs on Greenland Vol. 355– Man and Society Vol. 44. Museum Tusculanum Press, Copenhagen: 256 pp.

Born EW, Laidre K, Wiig Ø (2017). Isbjørnene i Baffin Bugt og Kane Bassin, p. 94-107. Tidsskriftet Grønland. Nr. 2/juni. 65. Årgang. Det grønlandske Selskab, Denmark

Liu S, Lorenzen ED, Fumagalli M, Li B, Harris K, Xiong Z, Zhou L, Korneliussen TS, Somel M, Babbitt C, Wray G, Li J, He W, Wang Z, Fu W, Xiang X, Morgan CC, Doherty A, O’Connell MJ, McInerney JO, Born EW, Dalén L, Dietz R, Orlando L, Sonne C, Zhang G, Nielsen R, Willerslev E and Wang J (2014) Population genomics reveal recent speciation and rapid evolutionary adaptation in polar bears. Cell 157 (4): 785-794

Born EW, B Mikkelsen, E Stefansson, KL Laidre, LW Andersen, FF Rigét, M Villum Jensen, D Bloch. (2013) A note on a walrus’ European Odyssey. Walrus of the North Atlantic. Eds. R.E.A Stewart, K. Kovacs, M. Aquarone. NAMMCO Scientific Publication Series, Volume 9: In Press. ISSN: 2309-2491

Dietz R, Rigét FF, Sonne C, Born EW, Bechshøft T, McKinney MA, Drimmei R, Muir DCG, Letcher RJ (2012) Part 2: Three decades (1984-2010) of flame retardant trends in East Greenland polar bears (Ursus maritimus). Environment Internati-onal 59:485-493.

Reid DG, Berteaux D, Laidre KL (Lead authors), Angerbjörn A, Angliss R, Born EW, Boveng P, Cluff D, Ehrich D, Ferguson SH, Garlich-Miller J, Gauthier G, Gunn A, Kovacs KM, Lecomte N, Lowry LF, McLoughlin P, Litovka D, Moore S, Mustonen K, Mustonen T, Nguyen L, Peacock E, Poole K, Quakenbush L, Russell D, Schmidt NM, Sheftel B, Simpkins M, Sittler B, Slough B, Smith A, Ugarte F, Vongraven D, Wiig Ø (2013) Mammals, Chapter 3, pp. 80-124 in: Meltofte, H. (ed.), 2013. Arctic Biodiversity Assessment. Status and trends in Arctic biodiversity. Conservati-on of Arctic Flora and Fauna, Akureyri: 557 pp.

Stewart REA, Born EW, Dietz R, Heide-Jørgensen MP, Rigét FF, Laidre KL , Villum Jensen M, Knut-sen LØ, Fossette S (2013) Abundance of Atlantic walrus in the North Water during summer. Wal-rus of the North Atlantic. Eds. Stewart REA, Kovacs K, Aquarone M. NAMMCO Scientific Pub-lication Series, Volume 9: In Press. ISSN: 2309-2491

Dietz R, 32 co-authors including Born EW (2012) What are the Toxicological Effects of Mercury in Arctic Biota? Science of the Total Environment 443: 775-790

Dietz R, Rigét FF, Sonne C, Born EW, Bechshøft T, McKinney MA, Drimmie RJ, Letcher RJ, Muir DCG (2012) Three decades (1983-2010) of contaminant trends in East Greenland polar bears (Ursus maritimus). Part 2: Brominated flame retardants, Environment International, 2012, E-publication ahead of print

Greaves AK, Letcher RJ, Sonne C, Dietz R, Born EW (2012) Tissue-Specific Concentrations and Patterns of Perfluoroalkyl Carboxylates and Sulfonates in East Greenland Polar Bears. Environmental Science & Tech-nology (Washington) 46 (21): 11575-83

Laidre KL, Born EW, Gurarie E, Wiig Ø, Stern H, Dietz R (2012) Females roam while males patrol: Comparing movements of adult male and adult female polar bears during the springtime breeding season. Proceed-ings of the Royal Society B 280: 20122371. doi.10.1098/rspb.2012.2371: 10 pp

Peacock, E, Laake J, Laidre KL, Born E, Atkinson S (2012) The utility of harvest recoveries of marked individ-uals to assess polar bear (Ursus maritimus) survival. Arctic

Routti H, Letcher RJ, Born EW, Branigan M, Dietz R, Evans TJ, McKinney MA, Peacock E, Sonne C (2012) Influence of carbon and lipid sources on variation of mercury and other trace elements in polar bears (Ursus maritimus). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 31 (12): 2739-2747

Vongraven D, Aars J, Amstrup S, Atkinson SN, Belikov S, Born EW, DeBruyn TD, Derocher AE, Durner G, Gill M, Lunn N, Obbard ME, Omelak J, Ovsyanikov N, Peacock E, Richardson E, Sahanatien V, Stirling I, Wiig Ø (2012) A circumpolar monitoring framework for polar bears. Ursus Monograph Series 5(12):1-66. in Barren-ground caribou (Rangifer tarandus groenlandicus). Journal of Wildlife Disease, 48 (3): 732-738

Bechshøft TØ, Sonne C, Dietz R, Born EW, Novak MA, Henchey E, Meyer JS (2011) Cortisol levels in hair of East Greenland polar bears. Science of the Total Environment 409: 831–834

Born EW, Heilmann A, Kielsen Holm L, Laidre KL. 2011. Polar bears in Northwest Greenland – An interview survey about the catch and the climate. Monographs on Greenland (Meddelelser om Grønland) Volume 351 ISBN 9788763531689. 250 pp.

McKinney MA, Letcher RJ, Aars J, Born EW, Branigan M, Dietz R, Evans TJ, Gabrielsen GW, Peacock E, Sonne C (2011) Flame retardants and legacy contaminants in polar bears from Alaska, Canada, East Greenland and Svalbard, 2005–2008. Environment International 37 (2011) 365–374

Sonne C, Iburg T, Leifsson PS, Born EW, Letcher RJ, Dietz R (2011) Thyroid gland lesions in organohalogen contaminated East Greenland polar bears (Ursus maritimus). Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry, 93: 4, 789 — 805

Åsbakk K, Aars J, Derocher AE, Wiig Ø, Oksanen A, Born EW, Dietz R, Sonne C, Tryland M, Godfroid J, Kapel and CMO (2010) Serosurvey for Trichinella species in polar bears (Ursus maritimus) from Svalbard and the Barents Sea. Vet Parasitol 172:256-263

Jaspers VLB, Dietz R, Sonne C, Letcher RJ, Eens M, Neels H, Born EW and Covaci A (2010) A screening of persistent organohalogenated contaminants in hair of East Greenland polar bears. Sci Total Environ 408:5613-5618

Dietz R, Bossi R, Rigét FR, Sonne C, Born EW 2008. Increasing Perfluorinated Acids in East Greenland Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus) - a new toxic threat to the Arctic bears. Environ Sci Technol 42(7): 2701-2707.

Gebbink WA, Sonne C, Dietz R, Kirkegaard M, Rigét FF, Born EW, Muir DCG, Letcher RJ 2008. Tissue-specific congener composition of organohalogen and metabolite contaminants in East Greenland polar bears (Ursus maritimus). Environ Pollut 152:621-629.

Gebbink WA, Sonne, C, Dietz R, Kirkegaard M, Born EW, Muir DCG, Letcher RJ 2008. Target Tissue Selectivity and Burdens of Diverse Classes of Brominated and Chlorinated Contaminants in Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus) from East Greenland. Environ Sci Technol 42:752-759.

Kreutzer, M., Kreutzer, R., Siebert, U., Müller G., Reijnders, P., Brasseur, S., Härkönen, T., Dietz, R., Sonne, C., Born E.W., Rigét, F.F. Baumgärtner, W. 2008. In search for virus carriers of the 2002 phocine distemper virus outbreak in European harbour seals. Arch Virology 153:187-192.

Rush SA, Borgå K, Dietz R, Born EW, Sonne C, Evans T, Muir DCG, Letcher RJ, Norstrom RJ, Fisk AT 2008. Geographic Distribution of Selected Elements in the Livers of Polar Bears from Greenland, Canada and the United States. Environ Pollut 153:618-626.

Sonne C, Dietz R, Born EW, Leifsson PS and Andersen S 2008. Is there a link between Hypospadias and organochlorine exposure in East Greenland Sledge Dogs (Canis familiaris)? Ecotoxicol Environ Safety 69:391-395.

Sonne, C., Bossi R, Dietz R, Leifsson PS, Rigét FF, Born EW 2008. The Potential Correlation between Perfluorinated Acids and Liver Morphology in East Greenland Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus). Toxicol Environ Chem 90:275-283.

Taylor MK, Laake J, McLoughlin PD, Cluff HD, Born EW, Rosing-Asvid A, Messier, F. 2008. Population parameters and harvest risks for polar bears (Ursus maritimus) of Kane Basin, Canada and Greenland. Polar Biol (2008) 31:491–499.

Wiig, Ø., J. Aars & E.W. Born 2008. The effects of climate change on polar bears. Science Progress 91(2): 151-173.

Acquarone, M. & Born, E.W. 2007. Estimation of water pool size, turn over rate and body composition of freeranging Atlantic walruses (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus L.) studied by isotope dilution 2007. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 87: 77-84.

Born, E.W., M.C.S. Kingsley, F.F. Riget, R.Dietz, P. Møller, T. Haug, D.C.G. Muir, P. Outridge & N.Øien. 2007. A multi-elemental approach to identification of subpopulations of North Atlantic minke whales Balaenoptera acutorostrata. Wildlife Biology 13: 84–97.

Dietz R, Rigét FF, Sonne C, Muir DCG, Backus S, Born EW, Kirkegaard M & Letcher RJ (2007): Age and Seasonal Variability of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Free-Ranging East Greenland Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus). Environ Pollut 146(1):177-184.

Rigét FF, Dietz R, Born EW, Sonne C, Hobson KA. 2007. Temporal trends of mercury in marine biota of west and northwest Greenland. Mar Pollut Bull 54:72-80.

Sonne, C., Dietz R, Born, E.W., Rigét FF, Leifsson PS, Bechshøft TØ and Kirkegaard M (2007): Spatial and temporal variation in size of polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sexual organs and its use in pollution and climate change studies. Sci Total Environ 387:237-246.

Sonne, C., Dietz R, Leifsson PS, Born, E.W., Kirkegaard M & Rigét FF (2007): Are liver and renal lesions in East Greenland Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus) associated with high mercury levels? Environ Health 6:11.

Sonne, C., Rigét FF, Dietz R, Wiig Ø, Kirkegaard M & Born, E.W. (2007) Gross Skull Pathology in East Greenland and Svalbard Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus) during 1892 to 2002 in Relation to Organohalogen Pollution. Sci Total Environ 372: 554-561.

Wiig, Ø, Born EW, Gjertz I, Lydersen C & Stewart RE (2007) Historical sex-specific distribution of Atlantic walrus (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) in Svalbard assessed by mandible measurements. Polar Biology 31(1): 69-75.

Acquarone, M., E.W. Born and J.R. Speakman 2006. Field metabolic rates of walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) measured by the doubly labeled water method. Aquatic Mammals 32(3): 363-369.

Dietz, R., F. Riget, E. W. Born, C. Sonne, P. Grandjean, M. Kirkegaard, M. T. Olsen, G. Asmund, A. Renzoni, H. Baagøe, and C. Andreasen (2006): Trends in Mercury in Hair of Greenlandic Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus) during 1892-2001. Environ Sci Technol 40(4):1120-1125.

Sonne, C., Dietz, R., Leifsson, P. S., Born, E. W., Kirkegaard, M., Letcher, R. J., Muir, D. C. G., Riget, F. F. and Hyldstrup, L (2006): Are organohalogen contaminants a co-factor in the development of renal lesions in East Greenland polar bears (Ursus maritimus)? Environ Toxicol Chem 25(6):1551-1557.

Sonne, C., P. S. Leifsson, R. Dietz, E. W. Born, R. J. Letcher, L. Hyldstrup, F. F. Riget, M. Kirkegaard and D. C. G. Muir (2006): Xenoendocrine Pollutants May Reduce Size of Sexual Organs in East Greenland Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus). Environ Sci Technol 40:5668-5674.

Born, E.W., M. Acquarone, L. Ø. Knutsen, & L.Toudal, 2005. Homing behaviour in an Atlantic walrus (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus).Aquatic Mammals 31:23-33.

Gilg,O. & E.W. Born, 2005. Recent sightings of the Bowhead whales Balaena mysticetus in Northeast Greenland and in the Greenland Sea. Polar Biology 28: 796-801.

Heier, A., C. Sonne-Hansen, A. Gröne, P. S. Leifsson, R. Dietz, E.W. Born & L.N. Bacciarini, 2005. An immunohistochemical study of retinol-binding protein (RBP) in livers of free-ranging polar bears (Ursus maritimus) from East Greenland. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 36(3): 440-446.

Kirkegaard, TIM., C. Sonne, P.S. Leifsson, R. Dietz, E.W. Born, R. J. Letcher & D.C.G. Muir, 2005. Histology of selected immunological organs in polar bear (Ursus maritimus) from East Greenland in relation to levels of organohalogenes. Sci Total Environ 341:119-132.

Smithwick M.S., A. de Silva,D.C.G. Muir, S. Mabury, K. Solomon, C. Sonne, R.Dietz & E.W.Born, 2005. Perfluorinated acids in heptatic tissue from East Greenland polar bears (Ursus maritimus) 1999-2001. Environmental Toxicology and Chemicals 24: 981-986.

Smithwick, M. S.,D.C.G. Muir, S. A.Mabury, K. Solomon, C. Sonne, J.W.Martin, E.W. Born, R.Dietz, A. E.Derocher,T. Evans, G.W.Gabrielsen, J. Nagy, I. Stirling & M. K.Taylor, 2005. Circumpolar Study of Perfluoroalkyl Contaminants in Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus). Environmental Science and Technology 39: 5517-5523.

Sonne, C., F.F. Riget, R.Dietz, M. Kirkegaard, E.W. Born, R.J. Letcher,D.C.G. Muir,. 2005. Trends in fluctuating asymmetry in East Greenland polar bears (Ursus maritimus) from 1892 to 2002 in relation to organohalogen pollution. Science of the Total Environment 341: 81-96.

Sonne, C., R. Dietz, P. S. Leifsson, E.W. Born, R.J. Letcher, M. Kirkegaard,D.C.G Muir, F. F. Riget, R. J. & L. Hyldstrup, 2005. Do organohalogen contaminants contribute to histopathology in liver from East Greenland polar bears (Ursus maritimus). Environmental Health Perspective 113: 1569-1574.

Taylor, M.K., J. Laake, P.D.McLoughlin, E.W. Born, H.D. Cluff, S.H. Ferguson, A. Rosing-Asvid, R.Schweinsburg & F.Messier, 2005.Demography and population viability of a hunted population of polar bears. Arctic 58: 203-214.24

Verreault, J.,D. C. G. Muir, R. J.Norstrom, I. Stirling, A.T. Fisk, G.W.Gabrielsen, A. E.Derocher,T. Evans, R.Dietz, C. Sonne, G. M. Sandala,W.Gebbing, F.F. Riget, E.W. Born, M. K.Taylor, J.Nagy & R. J. Letcher, 2005. Chlorinated hydrocarbon contaminants and metabolites in polar bears (Ursus maritimus) from Alaska, Canada, East Greenland, and Svalbard: 1996-2002. Science of the Total Environment 351-352: 369-390.

Witting, L. & E.W. Born, 2005. An assessment of Greenland walrus populations. ICES Journal of Marine Science 62: 266-284.

Born, E.W., J.Teilmann, M. Acquarone & F.F. Riget, 2004. Habitat use of ringed seal (Phoca hispida) in the North Water area (North Baffin Bay). Arctic 57(2):129-142.

Dietz R., F.F. Riget, C. Sonne-Hansen, R. Letcher, E.W. Born & D.C.G. Muir, 2004. Seasonal and temporal trends in polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides in East Greenland polar bears (Ursus maritimus), 1990-2001. Science of the Total Environment 331:107-124.

Hobson, K.A., F.F. Riget, P. Outridge, R. Dietz & E.W. Born, 2004. Baleen as a biomonitor of mercury content and dietary history of North Atlantic minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata): Combining elemental and stable isotope approaches. Science of the Total Environment 331:69-82.

Sandala, G.M., C. Sonne-Hansen, R. Dietz, D.C.G. Muir, K.Waters, E.R. Bennett, E.W. Born & R.J. Letcher, 2004. Methyl, sulfone and hydroxylated PCB metabolites in adipose and whole blood of polar bear (Ursus maritimus) from East Greenland. Science of the Total Environment 331:125-141.

Sonne, C., P.S. Leifsson, R. Dietz, E.W. Born, R.J. Letcher,M. Kirkegaard,D.C.G. Muir, L.W. Andersen, F.F. Riget & L. Hyldstrup, 2004. Enlarged clitoris in wild polar bears (Ursus maritimus) can be misdiagnosed as pseudohermaphroditism. Sci.Tot. Env. 337:45-58.

Sonne, C., R. Dietz, E.W. Born, F.F. Riget, M. Kirkegaard, L. Hyldstrup, R.J. Letcher & D.C.G. Muir, 2004. Is bone mineral composition disrupted by organochlorines in East Greenland polar bears (Ursus maritimus). Environmental Health Perspectives 112:1711-1716.

Andersen, L.W., E.W. Born, R.Dietz,T. Haug, N. Øien & C. Bendixen, 2003. Population structure of Greenland and NE Atlantic minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) based on sequence variation of the D-loop of mtDNA and DNA microsatellite variation.Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 247: 263-280.

Born, E.W., 2003. Reproduction in male Atlantic walruses (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) from the North Water (N Baffin Bay).Marine Mammal Science 19(4):819-831.

Born, E.W., P. Outridge, F.F. Riget, K.Hobson, R. Dietz,T. Haug & N. Øien, 2003. Stock structure of North Atlantic minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) inferred from regional variation of elemental and stable isotopic signatures in tissues. J. Mar. Syst. 43: 1-17.

Born, E.W., S. Rysgaard, G. Ehlmé, M. Sejr,M. Acquarone & N. Levermann, 2003. Underwater observations of foraging freeliving walruses (Odobenus rosmarus) including estimates of their food consumption. Polar Biology 26: 348-357.

Hobbs, K.E.,D.C.G. Muir, E.W. Born, R.Dietz, T. Haug,T.Metcalfe, C.Metcalfe & N. Øien, 2003. Levels and patterns of persistent organochlorines in minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) from the North Atlantic and European Arctic. Environ. Poll. 121: 239-252.

Møller, P., E.W. Born, R.Dietz,D. Ruzzante,T. Haug & N. Øien, 2003. Regional differences in fatty acid composition in common minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) from the North Atlantic. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 5(2):115-124.

Outridge, P.M.,W.J. Davis, R.E.A. Stewart & E.W. Born, 2003. Investigation of the stock structure of Atlantic walrus (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) in Canada and Greenland using dental Pb isotope signatures derived from local geochemical environments. Arctic 56(1): 82-90.

Wiig, Ø., E.W. Born & L.Toudal Pedersen, 2003. Movement of female polar bears (Ursus maritimus) in the East Greenland pack ice. Polar Biology 26:509-516.

Arnason, U., J.A. Adegoke, K. Bodin, E.W. Born, Y.B. Esa, A. Gullberg, M. Nilsson, R.V. Short, X. Xu & A. Janke, 2002. Mammalian mitogenomic relationships and the root of the eutherian tree. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (U.S.A) Vol. 99(12): 8151-8156.

Born, E.W., H. Dahlgaard, F.F. Riget, R.Dietz, T. Haug & N. Øien, 2002. Caesium-137 in minke whales Balaenoptera acutorostrata from West Greenland, the North Atlantic and the North Sea. Polar Biology 25: 907-913.

Born, E.W., J. Teilmann & F. Riget, 2002. Haul-out activity of ringed seals (Phoca hispida) determined from satellite telemetry. Marine Mammal Science 18(1): 167-181.

Rosing-Asvid, A., E.W. Born & M.C.S. Kingsley, 2002. Age at sexual maturity of males and timing of the mating season of polar bears (Ursus maritimus) in Greenland. Polar biology (2002) 25: 878-883.

Born, E.W., 2001. Reproduction in female Atlantic walruses (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) from northwestern Greenland. Journal of Zoology (London) 255: 165-174.

Born, E.W., L.W. Andersen, I. Gjertz & Ø. Wiig, 2001. A review of genetic relationships of Atlantic walruses (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) east and west of Greenland. Polar Biology 24(10): 713-718.

Ferguson, S., M.K. Taylor, E.W. Born, A. Rosing-Asvid, F. Messier, 2001. Activity and movement patterns of polar bears inhabiting consolidated versus active pack ice. Arctic 54(1): 49-54.

Taylor, M.K., S. Akeeagok, D. Andriashek, W. Barbour, E.W. Born, W. Calvert, H.D. Cluff, S. Ferguson, J. Laake, A. Rosing-Asvid, I. Stirling & F. Messier, 2001. Delineating Canadian and Greenland polar bear (Ursus maritimus) populations by cluster analysis of movements. Can J. Zool. 79: 690-709.