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Veerle L. B. Jaspers

I am working as a Professor in Environmental Toxicology at NTNU (Trondheim, Norway) and I am currently the deputy for the head of research at the department of Biology and part of the leadegroup. I teach classes in the international Master Program "Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry" at NTNU. Further I am course leader for the courses "Ecotoxicology" and "Practices in Ecotoxicology" in the third Bachelor of the Biology Program.

My research is oriented towards the interaction of pollution with other stress factors and environmental factors and their effects on physiology, individuals and populations.

I lead a Norwegian Research Council (NRC) funded project on the combined effects of pollutants and disease on migrating shorebirds along the East-Asian Australian flyway (COAST IMPACT 2020-2024). I am also a partner in the DISRUPT project (2020-2025), funded by the Academy of Finland DISRUPT: Ducks as models for assessIng endocrine DISRUPTing chemicals in the aquatic environment | Disrupt (

I have also previously been the PI of the NewRaptor research project (concluded in 2018), a project co-funded by the NRC and NTNU, which focused on the exposure and effects of emerging flame retardants in birds of prey. The project included both experimental studies as well as sampling of goshawks and sea eagles. I have also been involved in a EU COST action European Raptor Biomonitoring Facility - ERBFacility (concluded in 2022) and a previous European Science Foundation Networking Programme - Eurapmon (2010-2015).


  • 2019–present
    Professor, Norwegian Universit of Science and Technology
  • 2013–2019
    Associate professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • 2008–2013
    Post doc, University of Antwerp
  • 2004–2008
    PhD student, University of Antwerp