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Anna Rotander

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow School/office: School of Science and Technology

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Phone: +46 19 301264

Room: B3302

Anna Rotander

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About Anna Rotander

Anna Rotander is assistant professor in biology conducting research in the Environment and Health group at the MTM Research Centre. Anna is the lab director of the microplastic laboratory at MTM. 

 

Research

Anna Rotander’s main research is centered around microplastic, and the focus is on its occurrence, sources and environmental distribution. Most of her research work is conducted in the Environmental Forensic laboratory (EnForce), within which she is head of the Plastic-RISK project.

Publications

Articles in journals |  Articles, reviews/surveys |  Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries |  Manuscripts |  Reports | 

Articles in journals

Nilsson, S. , Mueller, J. F. , Rotander, A. & Bräunig, J. (2021). Analytical uncertainties in a longitudinal study: A case study assessing serum levels of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). International journal of hygiene and environmental health (Print), 238.
Karlsson, T. M. , Kärrman, A. , Rotander, A. & Hassellöv, M. (2020). Comparison between manta trawl and in situ pump filtration methods, and guidance for visual identification of microplastics in surface waters. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 27 (5), 5559-5571.
Schönlau, C. , Karlsson, T. M. , Rotander, A. , Nilsson, H. , Engwall, M. , van Bavel, B. & Kärrman, A. (2020). Microplastics in sea-surface waters surrounding Sweden sampled by manta trawl and in-situ pump. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 153.
Schönlau, C. , Larsson, M. , Dubocq, F. , Rotander, A. , Van der Zande, R. , Engwall, M. & Kärrman, A. (2019). Effect-Directed Analysis of Ah Receptor-Mediated Potencies in Microplastics Deployed in a Remote Tropical Marine Environment. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 7.
Baduel, C. , Mueller, J. F. , Rotander, A. , Corfield, J. & Gomez-Ramos, M. (2017). Discovery of novel per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) at a fire fighting training ground and preliminary investigation of their fate and mobility. Chemosphere, 185, 1030-1038.
Bräunig, J. , Baduel, C. , Heffernan, A. , Rotander, A. , Donaldson, E. & Mueller, J. F. (2017). Fate and redistribution of perfluoroalkyl acids through AFFF-impacted groundwater. Science of the Total Environment, 596, 360-368.
Henriksson, S. , Bjurlid, F. , Rotander, A. , Engwall, M. , Lindström, G. , Westberg, H. & Hagberg, J. (2017). Uptake and bioaccumulation of PCDD/Fs in earthworms after in situ and in vitro exposure to soil from a contaminated sawmill site. Science of the Total Environment, 580, 564-571.
Callan, A. , Rotander, A. , Thompson, K. , Heyworth, J. , Mueller, J. F. , Odland, J. Ø. & Hinwood, A. (2016). Maternal exposure to perfluoroalkyl acids measured in whole blood and birth outcomes in offspring. Science of the Total Environment, 569-570, 1107-1113.
Rotander, A. , Toms, L. L. , Aylward, L. , Kay, M. & Mueller, J. F. (2015). Elevated levels of PFOS and PFHxS in firefighters exposed to aqueous film forming foam (AFFF). Environment International, 82, 28-34.
Rotander, A. , Kärrman, A. , Toms, L. L. , Kay, M. , Mueller, J. F. & Gómez Ramos, M. J. (2015). Novel fluorinated surfactants tentatively identified in firefighters using liquid chromatography quadrupole time-of-flight tandem mass spectrometry and a case-control approach. Environmental Science and Technology, 49 (4), 2434-2442.
Toms, L. M. , Thompson, J. , Rotander, A. , Hobson, P. , Calafat, A. , Kato, K. , Ye, X. , Broomhall, S. & et al. (2014). Decline in perfluorooctane sulfonate and perfluorooctanoate serum concentrations in an Australian population from 2002 to 2011. Environment International, 71, 74-80.
Nilsson, H. , Kärrman, A. , Rotander, A. , van Bavel, B. , Lindström, G. & Westberg, H. (2013). Biotransformation of fluorotelomer compound to perfluorocarboxylates in humans. Environment International, 51, 8-12.
Larsson, M. , Hagberg, J. , Rotander, A. , van Bavel, B. & Engwall, M. (2013). Chemical and bioanalytical characterisation of PAHs in risk assessment of remediated PAH-contaminated soils. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 20 (12), 8511-8520.
Persson, S. , Rotander, A. , Kärrman, A. , van Bavel, B. & Magnusson, U. (2013). Perfluoroalkyl acids in subarctic wild male mink (Neovison vison) in relation to age, season and geographical area. Environment International, 59, 425-430.
Eriksson, U. , Kärrman, A. , Rotander, A. , Mikkelsen, B. & Dam, M. (2013). Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in food and water from Faroe Islands. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 20 (11), 7940-7948.
Nilsson, H. , Kärrman, A. , Rotander, A. , van Bavel, B. , Lindström, G. & Westberg, H. (2013). Professional ski waxers' exposure to PFAS and aerosol concentrations in gas phase and different particle size fractions. Environmental science. Processes & impacts, 15 (4), 814-822.
Rotander, A. , Kärrman, A. , van Bavel, B. , Polder, A. , Riget, F. , Atli Auounsson, G. , Vikingsson, G. , Wing Gabrielsen, G. & et al. (2012). Increasing levels of long-chain perfluorocarboxylic acids (PFCAs) in Arctic and North Atlantic marine mammals, 1984-2009. Chemosphere, 86 (3), 278-285.
Rotander, A. , van Bavel, B. , Rigét, F. , Atli Audunsson, G. , Polder, A. , Wing Gabrielsen, G. , Vikingsson, G. , Mikkelsen, B. & et al. (2012). Methoxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers (MeO-PBDEs) are major contributors to the persistent organobromine load in sub-Arctic and Arctic marine mammals, 1986-2009. Science of the Total Environment, 416, 482-489.
Rotander, A. , van Bavel, B. , Polder, A. , Rigét, F. , Atli Audunsson, G. , Wing Gabrielsen, G. , Vikingsson, G. , Bloch, D. & et al. (2012). Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in marine mammals from Arctic and North Atlantic regions, 1986 – 2009. Environment International, 40, 102-109.
Rotander, A. , van Bavel, B. , Rigét, F. , Atli Audunsson, G. , Polder, A. , Wing Gabrielsen, G. , Vikingsson, G. , Mikkelsen, B. & et al. (2012). Polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs) in sub-Arctic and Arctic marine mammals, 1986-2009. Environmental Pollution, 164, 118-124.
Persson, S. , Rotander, A. , van Bavel, B. , Backlin, B. , Brunström, B. & Magnusson, U. (2011). Association between testicular weight and brominated flame retardants in male wild mink (Neovison vison). Reproduction in domestic animals, 46 (Suppl. 3), 140-140.
Nilsson, H. , Kärrman, A. , Westberg, H. , Rotander, A. , van Bavel, B. & Lindström, G. (2010). A time trend study of significantly elevated perfluorocarboxylate levels in humans after using fluorinated ski wax. Environmental Science and Technology, 44 (6), 2150-2155.
Nilsson, H. , Kärrman, A. , Rotander, A. , van Bavel, B. , Lindström, G. & Westberg, H. (2010). Inhalation exposure to fluorotelomer alcohols yield perfluorocarboxylates in human blood?. Environmental Science and Technology, 44 (19), 7717-7722.
Andersson, E. , Rotander, A. , von Kronhelm, T. , Berggren, A. , Ivarsson, P. , Hollert, H. & Engwall, M. (2009). AhR agonist and genotoxicant bioavailability in a PAH-contaminated soil undergoing biological treatment. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 16 (5), 521-530.

Articles, reviews/surveys

Velimirovic, M. , Tirez, K. , Verstraelen, S. , Frijns, E. , Remy, S. , Koppen, G. , Rotander, A. , Bolea-Fernandez, E. & et al. (2021). Mass spectrometry as a powerful analytical tool for the characterization of indoor airborne microplastics and nanoplastics. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 36 (4), 695-705.

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Rotander, A. (2011). Monitoring persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in sub-Arctic and Arctic marine mammals, 1984 - 2009. (Doctoral dissertation). (Comprehensive summary) Örebro: Örebro universitet.

Manuscripts

Nilsson, H. , Kärrman, A. , Rotander, A. , van Bavel, B. , Lindström, G. & Westberg, H. Biotransformation of fluorotelomer compund to perfluorocarboxylates in humans.
Larsson, M. , Hagberg, J. , Rotander, A. , van Bavel, B. & Engwall, M. Chemical and bioanalytical characterisation of PAHs in risk assessment of remediated PAH-contaminated soils.
Rotander, A. , Kärrman, A. , van Bavel, B. , Polder, A. , Rigét, F. , Atli Audunsson, G. , Vikingsson, G. , Wing Gabrielsen, G. & et al. Increasing levels of long-chain perfluorocarboxylic acids (PFCAs) in Arctic and North Atlantic marine mammals, 1984-2009.
Rotander, A. , van Bavel, B. , Rigét, F. , Audunsson, G. , Polder, A. , Gabrielsen, G. , Vikingsson, G. , Mikkelsen, B. & et al. Metoxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers (MeO-PBDEs) are major contributors to the persistent organobromine load in sub-Arctic and Arctic marine mammals, 1986-2009.
Schönlau, C. , Karlsson, T. , Rotander, A. , Nilsson, H. , Engwall, M. , van Bavel, B. & Kärrman, A. Microplastics in sea-surface waters surrounding Sweden sampled by manta trawl and in-situ pump.
Rotander, A. , van Bavel, B. , Rigét, F. , Audunsson, G. , Polder, A. , Gabrielsen, G. , Vikingsson, G. , Mikkelsen, B. & et al. Polychlorinated naphtalenes (PCNs) in sub-Arctic and Arctic marine mammals, 1986-2009.
Nilsson, H. , Kärrman, A. , Rotander, A. , van Bavel, B. , Lindström, G. , Bryngelsson, I. & Westberg, H. Professional ski waxers' exposure to PFAS and aerosol concentrations in gas phase and different particle size fractions.

Reports

Rotander, A. & Kärrman, A. (2019). Microplastics in Södertälje: From Lake Mälaren to the Baltic Sea. Örebro: Örebro universitet.
Karlsson, T. , Kärrman, A. , Rotander, A. & Hassellöv, M. (2018). Provtagningsmetoder för mikroplast >300 μm i ytvatten: En jämförelsestudie mellan pump och trål. Göteborgs universitet & Örebro universitet.