Heidi Sjursen Konestabo

Senior Academic Librarian - Science Library
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Mobile phone +47-41294973 41294973
Visiting address Moltke Moes vei 35 Niels Henrik Abels hus 2.et. kontordelen 0851 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1063 Blindern 0316 OSLO

Work areas

  • Soil ecology and ecotoxicology
  • Subject librarian in biosciences
  • Subject integrated courses in relevant scientific databases, reference management and citation techniques

Research interests

Soil ecology, terrestrial ecotoxicology, climate change.


  • Postdoc at the Department of Biosciences, Integrative Biology (2008-2012)
  • PhD in soil ecology and climate change adaptations University of Copenhagen (2004)
  • Master in ecophysiology, UiO (1998)


The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM), Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms (2010-2013)


  • Danish National Environmental Research Institute (Silkeborg, Denmark)
  • University of Copenhagen (Copenhagen, Danmark)
  • Abisko Scientific Research Station (Abisko, Sweden)
  • Zackenberg Ecological Research Operations (Zackenberg, Greenland)
  • Arctic Station (Disko, Greenland)
  • Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Tags: Soil ecology, Ecotoxicology, Climate and Environment, Library courses


  • Gillund, Frøydis; Nordgaard, Lise; Bøhn, Thomas; Wikmark, Odd Gunnar; Konestabo, Heidi Sjursen & Hilbeck, Angelika (2013). Selection of nontarget testing organisms for ERA of GM potato with increased resistance to Late Blight. Potato Research.  ISSN 0014-3065.  56(4), s 293- 324 . doi: 10.1007/s11540-013-9245-x
  • Andresen, Louise C.; Konestabo, Heidi Sjursen; Maraldo, Kristine; Holmstrup, Martin; Ambus, Per; Beier, Claus & Michelsen, Anders (2011). Organic matter flow in the food web at a temperate heath under multifactorial climate change. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry.  ISSN 0951-4198.  25(11), s 1485- 1496 . doi: 10.1002/rcm.4907
  • Aamodt, Solveig; Konestabo, Heidi Sjursen; Sverdrup, Line Emilie; Gudbrandsen, Marius; Reinecke, Sophie; Reinecke, Adriaan J. & Stenersen, Jørgen (2007). Recovery of cholinesterase activity in the earthworm Eisenia fetida savigny following exposure to chlorpyrifos. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.  ISSN 0730-7268.  26(9), s 163- 167 Show summary
  • Konestabo, Heidi Sjursen; Michelsen, Anders & Holmstrup, Martin (2007). Responses of springtail and mite populations to prolonged periods of soil freeze-thaw cycles in a sub-arctic ecosystem. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. Applied Soil Ecology.  ISSN 0929-1393.  36(2-3), s 136- 146
  • Sjursen, Heidi; Michelsen, Anders & Holmstrup, Martin (2005). Effects of freeze-thaw cycles on microarthropods and nutrient availability in a sub-Arctic soil. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. Applied Soil Ecology.  ISSN 0929-1393.  28, s 79- 93
  • Sjursen, Heidi; Michelsen, Anders & Jonasson, Sven (2005). Effects of soil warming and fertilisation on springtail and mite abundance in a sub-Arctic soil. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. Applied Soil Ecology.  ISSN 0929-1393.  30, s 148- 161
  • Sjursen, Heidi & Holmstrup, Martin (2004). Cold and drought stress in combination with pyrene exposure: studies with Protaphorura armata (Collembola : Onychiuridae). Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety.  ISSN 0147-6513.  57(2), s 145- 152
  • Sjursen, Heidi & Holmstrup, Martin (2004). Direct measurement of ammonium excretion in soil microarthropods. Functional Ecology.  ISSN 0269-8463.  18(4), s 612- 615
  • Sjursen, Heidi & Sinclair, Brent J. (2002). On the cold hardiness of Stereotydeus mollis (Acari : Prostigmata) from Ross Island, Antarctica. Pedobiologia.  ISSN 0031-4056.  46(2), s 188- 195
  • Holmstrup, Martin & Sjursen, Heidi (2001). Freeze induced glucose accumulation in the enchytraeid, Fredericia ratzeli, from Greenland. Cryo-letters.  ISSN 0143-2044.  22, s 273- 276
  • Holmstrup, Martin; Sjursen, Heidi; Ravn, Helle & Bayley, Mark (2001). Dehydration tolerance and water vapour absorption in two species of soil-dwelling Collembola by accumulation of sugars and polyols. Functional Ecology.  ISSN 0269-8463.  15, s 647- 653
  • Sjursen, Heidi; Bayley, Mark & Holmstrup, Martin (2001). Enhanced drought tolerance of a soil-dwelling springtail by pre-acclimation to a mild drought stress. Journal of insect physiology.  ISSN 0022-1910.  47, s 1021- 1027
  • Sjursen, Heidi & Sinclair, Brent J. (2001). Cold tolerance of the Antarctic springtail Gomphiocephalus hodgsoni (Collembola: Hypogastruridae). Antarctic Science.  ISSN 0954-1020.  13, s 271- 279
  • Sjursen, Heidi & Sinclair, Brent J. (2001). Terrestrial invertebrate abundance across a habitat transect in Keble Valley, Ross Island, Antarctica. Pedobiologia.  ISSN 0031-4056.  45, s 134- 145
  • Sjursen, Heidi; Sverdrup, Line Emilie & Krogh, Paul Henning (2001). Effects of polycyclic aromatic compounds on the drought tolerance of Folsomia fimetaria (Collembola: Isotomidae). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.  ISSN 0730-7268.  20, s 2899- 2902
  • Holmstrup, Martin; Bayley, Mark; Sjursen, Heidi; Højer, Rikke; Bossen, Steen & Friis, Kirstine (2000). Interactions between environmental pollution and cold tolerance of soil invertebrates: a neglected field of research. Cryo-letters.  ISSN 0143-2044.  21, s 309- 314
  • Sjursen, Heidi & Sømme, Lauritz Sverdrup (2000). Seasonal changes in tolerance to cold and desiccation in Phauloppia-sp (Acari, Oribatidae) from Finse, Norway. Journal of insect physiology.  ISSN 0022-1910.  46(10), s 1387- 1396 Show summary

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Published Feb. 22, 2011 2:29 PM - Last modified Mar. 19, 2019 4:11 PM