Jostein Bakke


Professor , Director Centre for Integrated Earth Science Education and principal investigator EARTHLAB


Department of Earth Science Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research

Research groups


Jostein Bakke (JB) holds a position as a Professor at the Department of Earth Science and is a member of the Quaternary Research group and director for the Centre for Integrated Earth Science Education (iEarth) and leader of EARTHLAB (national infrastructure).

JB is Dr Scient (PhD) in Physical Geography from the Department of Geography at the University of Bergen. JB has research experience in Quaternary geology, physical geography, glacial history, palaeoclimatology, geomorphology, and lake sediments worldwide. JB defended his doctor Scientiarum thesis ”Late Weichselian and Holocene glacier fluctuations along a coastal south-north transect in Norway – climatic and methodological implications” 16.04.2004 at the Department of Geography, University of Bergen.

JB has supervised 73 master's and 12 PhD students, extensive teaching experience from 11 courses, published 74 papers in international peer-reviewed scientific journals, reports, popular science articles and 103 conference papers at international conferences.

JB holds the Fulbright Arctic Chair Award for the academic year 2011/2012.

JB was funded through an NRC project called SOUTHSPHERE (2018-2024), SHIFTS (2009-2014) and X-LAKE (2007-2009), focusing on using lake sediments to reconstruct past climate variability in the Arctic, in Scandinavia and the Southern Ocean. Throughout the years, JB has been involved in projects in the Himalayas (GLACINDIA), Europe and Scandinavia. In the nationally co-ordinated NORPAST-2 research project, funded by the NRC, JB was a post-doc of one of the project modules studying Lateglacial and Holocene climate variability. JB was affiliated with a Strategic University Program (SUP) entitled «Norwegian paleoenvironment and climate as reconstructed from lake sediments (NORPEC)», funded by the NRC during his PhD scholarship.

Paleoklima, kvartærgeologi, innsjøsedimenter, georadar

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Paleoklima, kvartærgeologi, innsjøsedimenter, georadar

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1.    Eirik G. Ballo, Manon Bajard, Eivind Støren, Jostein Bakke (2023). Using microcomputed tomography (µCT) to count varves in lake sediment sequences: application to Lake Sagtjernet, Eastern Norway. Quaternary Geochronology,

2.    Henrik Løseth Jansen, Svein Olaf Dahl, Henriette Ling, Jostein Bakke, Pål Ringkjøb Nielsen and Bjørn Christian Kvisvik (2023): Palaeoclimatic and regional implications of Older Dryas and Younger Dryas local glacier activity in the low-arctic valley Finnkongdalen, Andøya, northern Norway. Boreas,

3.    Lucas D. Elliott, Dilli P. Rijal, Antony G. Brown, Jostein Bakke, Lasse Topstad, Peter D. Heintzman, and Inger G. Alsos (2023): Sedimentary Ancient DNA Reveals Local Vegetation Changes Driven by Glacial Activity and Climate. Quaternary 2023, 6(1), 7;

4.    Inger Greve Alsos, Dilli Prasad Rijal, Dorothee Ehrich, Dirk Nikolaus Karger, Nigel Gilles Yoccoz, Peter D Heintzman, Antony G Brown, Youri Lammers, Loïc Pellissier, Torbjørn Alm, Kari Anne Bråthen, Eric Coissac, Marie Kristine Føreid Merkel, Adriana Alberti, France Denoeud, Jostein Bakke, PhyloNorway Consortium (2022); Postglacial species arrival and diversity buildup of northern ecosystems took millennia. Science advances, 8, 39. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abo7434

5.    Willem GM van der Bilt, William J D’Andrea, Lea T Oppedal, Jostein Bakke, Anne E Bjune, Maaike Zwier (2022); Stable Southern Hemisphere westerly winds throughout the Holocene until intensification in the last two millennia. Communications Earth & Environment, 186.

6.    Johannes Hardeng, Jostein Bakke, Pierre Sabatier, Eivind Wilhelm Nagel Støren, Willem Van der Bilt (2022); Lake sediments from southern Norway capture Holocene variations in flood seasonality. Quaternary Science Reviews, 290.

7.    Fanny Ekblom Johansson, Jostein Bakke, Eivind Nagel Støren, Mette Kusk Gillespie, Tron Laumann (2022); Mapping of the Subglacial Topography of Folgefonna Ice Cap in Western Norway—Consequences for Ice Retreat Patterns and Hydrological Changes. Journal Frontiers in Earth Science,

8.    Manon Bajard, Eirik Ballo, Helge I. Høeg, Jostein Bakke, Eivind Støren, Kjetil Loftsgarden, Frode Iversen, William Hagopian, Anne H. Jahren, Henrik H. Svensen,  Kirstin Krüger (2022); Climate adaptation of pre-Viking societies. Quaternary Science Reviews, 278,

9.    Lorelei Curtin, William J. D’Andrea, Nicholas L. Balascio, Sabrina Shirazi Beth Shapiro, Gregory A. de Wet, Raymond S. Bradley & Jostein Bakke (2021): Sedimentary DNA and molecular evidence for early human occupation of the Fraroe Islands. Communications earth & environment, 2:253,

10.    Bilt, Willem Godert Maria van der; Barr, Iestyn D.; Berben, Sarah Miche Patricia; Hennekam, Rick; Lane, Timothy P.; Adamson, Kathryn; Bakke, Jostein. Late Holocene canyon-carving floods in northern Iceland were smaller than previously reported. Communications Earth & Environment 2021 

11.    Kumar, Om; Ramanathan, A.L.; Bakke, Jostein; Kotlia, B.S.; Shrivastava, J.P.; Kumar, Pankaj; Sharma, Rajveer; Kumar, Pramod. (2021); Role of Indian Summer Monsoon and Westerlies on glacier variability in the Himalaya and East Africa during Late Quaternary: Review and new data. Earth-Science Reviews, 212. s. 1-25

12.    Rijal, Dilli Prasad; Heintzman, Peter D.; Lammers, Youri; Yoccoz, Nigel; Lorberau, Kelsey; Pitelkova, Iva; Goslar, Tomasz; Murguzur, Francisco Javier Ancin; Salonen, J. Sakari; Helmens, Karin F.; Bakke, Jostein; Edwards, Mary E.; Alm, Torbjørn; Bråthen, Kari Anne; Brown, Antony; Alsos, Inger Greve. (2021): Sedimentary ancient DNA shows terrestrial plant richness continuously increased over the Holocene in northern Fennoscandia. Science Advances, 7 (31).

13.    ter Schure, Anneke; Bajard, Manon Juliette Andree; Loftsgarden, Kjetil; Helge, Høeg; Ballo, Eirik Gottschalk; Bakke, Jostein; Støren, Eivind Wilhelm Nagel; Kool, Anneleen; Brysting, A. K.; Krüger, Kirstin; Boessenkool, Sanne (2021): Anthropogenic and environmental drivers of vegetation change in southeastern Norway during the Holocene. Quaternary Science Reviews, 270 (15).

14.    Bakke, Jostein; Paasche, Øyvind; Schaefer, Joerg M.; Timmermann, Axel. (2021):Long-term demise of sub-Antarctic glaciers modulated by the Southern Hemisphere Westerlies. Scientific Reports, 11,

15.    Rea, B.R., Pellitero, R., Spagnolo, M., Hughes, P., Ivy-Ochs, S., Renssen, H., Ribolini, A., Bakke, J., Lukas, S., Braithwaite, R.J. (2020): Atmospheric circulation over Europe during the Younger Dryas. Science Advances, 20, 5, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aba4844

16.    Xia, Z.,Toska Oppedal, L., Van der Putten, N., Bakke, J., Yu, Z. (2020): Ecological response of a glacier-fed peatland to late Holocene climate and glacier changes on subantarctic South Georgia, Quaternary Science Reviews, 250, 106679,

17.    Kumar, O., Ramanathan, A.L., Bakke, J, Kotlia, B.S,, Shrivastava, J., Pankaj Kumar, P. Sharma, R., Kumar, P. (2020): Role of Indian Summer Monsoon and Westerlies on glacier variability in the Himalaya and East Africa during Late Quaternary: Review and new data, Earth-Science Reviews, 103431, ISSN 0012-8252,

18.    Wittmeier, H. E., Schaefer, J. M., Bakke, J., Rupper, S., Paasche, Ø., Schwartz, R., Finkel, R. C. (2020): Late Glacial mountain glacier culmination in Arctic Norway prior to the Younger Dryas. Quaternary Science Reviews, 245, 1064621

19.    Ekblom Johansson, F., Wangner, D. J., Andresen, C. S., Bakke, J., Støren, E. N., Schmidt, S. & Vieli, A. (2020): Glacier and ocean variability in Ata Sund, west Greenland, since 1400 CE. The Holocene, https://DOI.10.1177/0959683620950431

20.    Ekblom Johansson, F., Bakke, J., Støren, E. N., Paasche, Ø., Egeland, K. & Arnaud, F. (2020). "Lake Sediments Reveal Large Variations in Flood Frequency Over the Last 6,500 Years in South-Western Norway." Frontiers in Earth Science 8 (239).

21.    Kumar, O., A. L. Ramanathan, A. l., Bakke, J, Kotlia, B. S. Shrivastava, J. P. (2020): Disentangling source of moisture driving glacier dynamics and identification of 8.2 ka event: evidence from pore water isotopes, Western Himalaya. Scientific Reports, 10:15324,

22.    Alsos, I., Sjögren, P., Brown, A. G., Gielly, L., Føreid, M. F., Merkel, Paus, A., Lammers, Y., Edwards, M. E., Alm, T., Leng, M., Goslar, T., Catherine T. Langdon,  C .T., Bakke, J. & van der Bilt, W. G. W. (2020): Last Glacial Maximum environmental conditions at Andøya, northern Norway; evidence for a northern ice-edge ecological “hotspot”, Quaternary Science Reviews. Volume 239, 2020, 106364, ISSN 0277-3791,

23.    Lane, T. P., Paasche, Ø., Kvisvik, B., Adamson, K. R., Rodés, Á., Patton, H., Gomez. D., Gheorghiu, D., Bakke, J., Hubbard, A. (2020).  Elevation changes of the Fennoscandian Ice Sheet interior during the last deglaciation. Geophysical Research Letters,  47, e2020GL088796.

24.    Balascio NL, Anderson RS, D’Andrea WJ, Wickler S, D’Andrea RM, Bakke J. (2020): Vegetation changes and plant wax biomarkers from an ombrotrophic bog define hydroclimate trends and human-environment interactions during the Holocene in Northern Norway. The Holocene, 1-20,

25.    Røthe, T., Bakke, J. and Støren, E. (2019): Wintertime extreme events recorded by lake sediments in Arctic Norway. The Holocene, 29 (8), 1305-1321.

26.    van der Bilt, W. G. M., D'Andrea, W. J., Werner, J. P., & Bakke, J. (2019). Early Holocene temperature oscillations exceed amplitude of observed and projected warming in Svalbard lakes. Geophysical Research Letters, 46

27.    Ólafsdóttir, S., Reilly, B.T., Bakke, J., Stoner, J.S.,Gjerde, M. van der Bilt, W.G.M (2019):  Holocene paleomagnetic secular variation (PSV) near 80° N, Northwest Spitsbergen, Svalbard: Implications for evaluating High Arctic sediment chronologies.

28.    Hanssen-Bauer, Førland, J., Hisdal, H., Mayer, S., Sandø, A.B., Sorteberg, A. (eds); Adakudlu, M, Andresen, J., Bakke, J., Beldring, S., Benestad, R., van der Bilt, W., Bogen, J., Borstad, 6 , K.Breili9 , Ø.Breivik1,4, K.Y.Børsheim5,13, H.H.Christiansen6 , A.Dobler1 , R.Engeset2 , R.Frauenfelder7 , S.Gerland10, H.M.Gjelten1 , J.Gundersen2 , K.Isaksen1,12, C.Jaedicke7 , H.Kierulf9 , J.Kohler10, H.Li2,12, J.Lutz1,12, K.Melvold2,12, A.Mezghani1,12, F.Nilsen4,6, I.B.Nilsen2,12, J.E.Ø.Nilsen5,8,13, O. Pavlova10, O.Ravndal9 , B.Risebrobakken3,13, T.Saloranta2 , S.Sandven6,8,13, T.V.Schuler6,11, M.J.R.Simpson9 , M.Skogen5,13, L.H.Smedsrud4,6,13, M.Sund2 , D. Vikhamar-Schuler1,2,12, S.Westermann11, W.K.Wong2 (2019): Climate in Svalbard 2100, 1/2019, Norwegian Environment Agency. 

29.    Røthe, T., Bakke, J. and Støren, E. (2019): Holocene glacier outburst floods reconstructed from lake sediments and their implications for glacier positioning and timing of glacier events at Folgefonna glacier, western Norway. Boreas.

30.    Reinardy, B. T. I., Booth, A., Hughes, A., Boston, C. M., Åkesson, H., Bakke, J., Nesje, A., Giesen, R. H., and Pearce, D. (2019): Spatial distribution of cold-ice within a temperate glacier – implications for glacier dynamics, sediment transport and foreland geomorphology. The Cryosphere Discussion,, in review, 2018.

31.    Bradley, R. and Bakke, J. (2019); Is there evidence for a 4.2 ka B.P. event in the northern North Atlantic region? The Climate of the Past. Clim. Past, 15, 1665–1676, 2019

32.    Ficetola, Fransesco Gentil; Poulenard, Jerome; Sabatier, Pierre; Messager, Erwan; Gielly, Ludovic; Leloup, Anouk; Etienne, David; Bakke, Jostein; Malet, Emmanuel; Fanget, Bernard; Støren, Eivind Wilhelm Nagel; Reyss, Jean-Louis; Taberlet, Pierre; Arnaud, Fabien. (2018): DNA from lake sediments reveals long-term ecosystem changes after a biological invasion. Science Advances; Volum 4(5).

33.    Røthe, T., Bakke, J., Støren, E.W.N., Bradley, Raymond S., 2018. Reconstructing Holocene Glacier and Climate Fluctuations From Lake Sediments in Vårfluesjøen, Northern Spitsbergen. Frontiers in Earth Science 6, Article 91.

34.    Oppedal, L.T., van der Bilt, W.G.M., Balascio, N.L., Bakke, J., 2018. “Patagonian ash on sub-Antarctic South Georgia: expanding the tephrostratigraphy of southern South America into the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean”, Journal of Quaternary Science, doi: 10.1002/jqs.3035

35.    van der Bilt, W.G., Rea, B., Spagnolo, M., Roerdink, D., Jørgensen, S., Bakke, J. (2018): Novel sedimentological fingerprints link shifting depositional processes to Holocene climate transitions in East Greenland. Global and Planetary Change, Volume 164, 52-64,

36.    Oppedal, L., Bakke, J., Paasche, Ø., Werner, J., van der Bilt, G.W. (2018): Cirque Glacier on South Georgia Shows Centennial Variability over the Last 7000 Years. Front. Earth Sci.,

37.    Bakke, J., Balascio, N., van der Bilt, G.W., Bradley, R., D' Andrea, W., Gjerde, M., Olafsdottir, S., Røthe, T., DeWet, G. (2018): The Island of Amsterdamøya: A key site for studying past climate in the Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard. Quaternary Science Reviews, 183, 157-163.

38.    Balascio, N., D'Andrea. W., Gjerde, M. & Bakke, J. (2018): Hydroclimate variability of High Arctic Svalbard during the Holocene inferred from hydrogen isotopes of leaf waxes. Quaternary Science Reviews, 183, 177-187.

39.    De Wet, G., Balascio, N., D'Andrea, W., Bakke, J., Bradley, R., Perren, B. (2018): Holocene glacier activity reconstructed from proglacial lake Gjøavatnet on Amsterdamøya, NW Svalbard. Quaternary Science Reviews, 183, 188-203,

40.    Gjerde, M., Bakke, J., D'Andrea, W., Balascio, N., Bradley, R., Vasskog, K., Òlafsdottir, S., Røthe, T., Perren, B. & Hormes, A. (2018): Holocene multi-proxy environmental reconstruction from lake Hakluytvatnet, Amsterdamøya Island, Svalbard (79.5oN). Quaternary Science Reviews, 183, 164-176.

41.    van der Bilt, W., D'Andrea, W., Bakke, J., Balascio, N., Werner, J., Gjerde, M., Bradley, R. (2018): Alkenone-based reconstructions reveal four-phase Holocene temperature evolution for High Arctic Svalbard.  Quaternary Science Reviews, 183, 204-213.

42.    Van der Bilt, W., Bakke, J., Werner, J., Paasche, Ø., Rosqvist, G., Vatle, S. (2017); Late Holocene glacier reconstruction reveals retreat behind present limits and two-stage Little Ice Age on subantarctic South Georgia, Journal of Quaternary Science, 32, 6, 888–901

43.    Van der Bilt, W., Lane, C., Bakke, J. (2017): Ultra-distal Kamchatkan ash on Arctic Svalbard: Towards hemispheric cryptotephra correlation. Quaternary Science Reviews 2017 ;Volum 164. s. 230-235

44.    Pellitero, R., Rea, B.R., Spagnolo, M., Bakke, J., Ivy-Ochs, S., Frew, C.R., Hughes, P., Ribolini, A., Lukas, S., Renssen, H. (2016):GlaRe, a GIS tool to reconstruct the 3D surface of palaeoglaciers. Computers & Geosciences, Volume 94, September 2016, Pages 77-85

45.    Bakke, J., Vasskog, K., Ramanathan, A.L., Mandal, A., Kumar, O. and Nesje, A. (2016): The water tower of India in a long-term perspective - a way to reconstruct glaciers and climate in Himachal Pradesh during the last 13, 000 years. Journal of Climate Change, (2), 103-112. DOI 10.3233/JCC-160011

46.    Gjerde, M., Bakke, J., Vasskog, K., Nesje, A., Hormes, A. (2016): Holocene glacier variability and Neoglacial hydroclimate at Ålfotbreen, western Norway. Quaternary Science Reviews 2016 ;Volum 133. s. 28-47

47.    Van Bilt, W., Bakke, J., Vasskog, K., Røthe, T., Støren, E. (2016): Glacier-fed lakes as palaeoenvironmental archives. Geology Today 2016 ;Volum 32.(6) s. 213-218

48.    Van Bilt, W., Balascio, N., Bakke, J., (2016): Mapping sediment–landform assemblages to constrain lacustrine sedimentation in a glacier-fed lake catchment in northwest Spitsbergen. Journal of Maps 2016 ;Volum 12.(5) s. 985-993

49.    Jansen, H., Simonsen, J., Dahl, S. O., Bakke, J., Nielsen, P. (2016): Holocene glacier and climate fluctuations of the maritime ice cap Høgtuvbreen, northern Norway. The Holocene 2016 ;Volum 26.(5) s. 736-755

50.    Paasche, Øyvind; Bakke, Jostein (2015): The fleeting glaciers of the Arctic. I: The New Arctic. Springer Publishing Company 2015 ISBN 978-3-319-17602-4. s. 79-93 

51.    Van der Bilt, W.G.M., Bakke, J.,  Vasskog, K., D`Andrea, W., Bradley, R.S. and Ólafsdóttir, S. (2015): A continuous record of glacier variability from lake sediments reveals three-stage Holocene climate history for Svalbard. Quaternary Science Review

52.    Ramón Pellitero, Brice R. Rea, Matteo Spagnolo, Jostein Bakke, Susan Ivy-Ochs, Philip Hughes, Sven Lukas, Adriano Ribolini (2015): A GIS tool for automatic calculation of glacier equilibrium-line altitudes. Computers and geoscience, doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2015.05.005

53.    Nicholas L. Balascio, Pierre Francus, Raymond S. Bradley, Benjamin B. Schupack, Gifford H. Miller, Bjørn C. Kvisvik, Jostein Bakke and Thorvaldur Thordarson (2015): Investigating the Use of Scanning X-Ray Fluorescence to Locate Cryptotephra in Minerogenic Lacustrine Sediment: Experimental Results. Springer, I. Croudace, G. Rothwell (eds.), “Micro-XRF Studies of Sediment Cores, Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research”, DOI 10.1007/978-94-017-9849-5_11

54.    Røthe, T., Bakke, J., Vasskog, K., Gjerde, M., D`Andrea, W.J. and Bradley, R. 2015: Arctic Holocene glacier fluctuations reconstructed from lake sediments at Mitrahalvøya, Spitsbergen. Quaternary Science Reviews, 109, 11-125.

55.    Wittmer, H., Bakke, J. and Vasskog, K. (in press): Holocene glaicer activity in Arctic Norway reconstructed useing multi-proxy fingerpringint in distal glacier-fed lake sediments. Quaternary Science Reviews. 

56.    H.S. Sundqvist, D.S. Kaufman, N.P. McKay, N.L. Balascio, J.P. Briner, L.C. Cwynar, H.P. Sejrup, H. Seppä, D.A. Subetto, J.T. Andrews, Y. Axford, J.Bakke, H.J.B. Birks, S.J. Brooks, A. de Vernal, A.E. Jennings, F.C., Ljungqvist, K.M. Rühland, C. Saenger, J.P. Smol and A.E. Viau 2014: Arctic Holocene proxy climate database – New approaches to assessing geochronological accuracy and encoding climate variables. Climate of the past, doi:10.5194/cpd-10-1-2014

57.    Hilary H. Birks, Ingelinn Aarnes, Anne E Bjune, Stephen J Brooks, Jostein Bakke, Norbert Kühl, H. John B. Birks 2014: Late-glacial and early-Holocene climate variability reconstructed from multi proxy records on Andøya, northern Norway. Quaternary Science Reviews, 10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.01.018

58.    Nesje, A., Bakke, J., Brooks, S.J., Kaufman, D.S., Kihlberg, E., Trachsel, M., D’Andrea, W.J. and Matthews, J.A. 2014: Late Glacial and Holocene environmental changes inferred from sediments in Lake Myklevatnet, Nordfjord, western Norway. Vegetation History and Archeobotany 23, 229-248

59.    Trachel, M., Kvisvik, B., Nilsen, P., Bakke, J. and Nesje, A. 2013: Inferring organic content of sediments by scanning reflectance spectroscopy (380-739nm): applying a novel methodology in case study from proglacial lakes in Norway. Journal of Paleolimnology, DOI 10.1007/s10933-013-9739-1

60.    Bakke, J., Trachel, M., Kvisvik, B.C., Nesje, A. and Lyså, A. (2013): Numerical analyses of a multi-proxy data set from a distal glacier-fed lake, Sørsendalensvatn, western Norway. Quaternary Science Reviews, 73, 182–195,

61.    Hilary H. Birks, Thomas Giesecke, Godfrey M. Hewitt, Polychronis C. Tzedakis, Jostein Bakke, H. John B. Birks (2012): Comment on ‘Glacial survival of boreal trees in northern Scandinavia’ by Parducci et al., Science (2012) 335, 1083-1086.

62.    Aarnes, I., Bjune, A., Birks, H.H., Balascio, N., Bakke, J. and Blaauw, M. 2011: Vegetation responses to rapid climatic changes during the last deglaciation 13,500 – 8000 years ago on southwest Andøya, arctic Norway. Veget Hist Archaeobot, DOI 10.1007/s00334-011-0320-4

63.    Balascio, N, Zhang, Z., Bradley, R. Perren, B., Dahl, S.O., Bakke, J. 2011: A multi-proxy approach to assessing isolation basin stratigraphy from the Lofoten Islands, Norway. Quaternary Research, 75, 288-300. doi:10.1016/j.yqres.2010.08.012 

64.    Bakke, J. and Paasche, Ø. 2011: Sediment core and glacial environment reconstruction. In: Encyclopaedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers. Ed.: V.P. Singh, P. Singh & U.K. Haritashya, Springer, 268-277, ISBN 978-90-481-2641-5.

65.    Bakke, J. and Nesje, A (2011): Equilibrium line altitude (ELA). In: Encyclopaedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers. Ed.: V.P. Singh, P. Singh & U.K. Haritashya, Springer, 979-984, ISBN 978-90-481-2641-5.

66.    Bakke, J., Dahl, S.O., Paasche, Ø., Kvisvik, B., Simonsen, J., Bakke, K. and Nesje, A. 2010: A complete record of Holocene glacier variability at Austre Okstindbreen, northern Norway: an integrated approach. Quaternary Science Reviews, 29, 1246-1262.

67.    Bakke, J. Lie, Ø., Heegaard, E., Dokken, T., Haug, G.H., Birks, H.H., Dulski, P and Nilsen, T. 2009: Rapid oceanic and atmospheric changes during the Younger Dryas cold period. Nature Geoscience. DOI: 10.1038/NGEO439

68.    Nesje, A., Bakke, J., Dahl, S.O., Lie, Ø. and Matthews, J.A. 2008: Norwegian mountain glaciers in the past, present and future. Global and Planetary Change. 60 (1-2) s. 10-27 Doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2006.08.004

69.    Bakke, J., Lie, Ø., Dahl S.O., Nesje A., and Bjune A.E. 2008: Strength and spatial patterns of the Holocene wintertime westerlies in the NE Atlantic region. Global and Planetary Change. 60 (1-2) s. 28-41.  doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2006.07.030

70.    Shakesby, R.A., Smith, J.G., Matthews,J.A., Winkler, S., P., Dresser, Q., Bakke, J.,  Dahl, S.O., Lie, Ø., and Nesje, A. 2007: Reconstruction of Holocene glacier history from distal sources: glaciofluvial stream-bank mires and a glaciolacustrine sediment core near Sota Sæter, Breheimen, southern Norway. The Holocene, 17,6, 729-45.

71.    Paasche, Ø., Dahl, S. O., Bakke, J. and Løvlie, R. and Nesje A. 2007: Cirque glacier activity in arctic Norway during the last deglaciation. Quaternary Research;68, 387-399.

72.    Paasche, Ø., Dahl, S.O., Bakke, J., Løvlie, R. and Nesje, A. 2007: Rockglacier activity during the Last Glacial–Interglacial transition and Holocene spring snow melting . Quaternary Science Reviews, 26, 793-807.

73.    Nesje, A., Bakke, J., Dahl, S.O., Lie, Ø. and Bøe, A-G.2007: A continuous, high-resolution 8500-yr snow-avalanche record from western Norway. The Holocene, 17, 2, 269-277.

74.    Nesje, A., Bjune, A.E., Bakke, J. Dahl, S.O., Lie, Ø. And Birks, H.J.B. 2006: Holocene palaeoclimate reconstructions at Vanndalsvatnet, western Norway, with particular reference to the 8200 cal. yr BP. The Holocene,16, 717-729.

75.    Bakke, J., Dahl, S.O. and Nesje, A. 2005: Lateglacial and early-Holocene palaeoclimatic reconstruction based on glacier fluctuations and equilibrium-line altitudes at northern Folgefonna, Hardanger, western Norway. Journal of Quaternary Science, 20, 179-198.

76.    Bakke, J., Dahl, S.O., Paasche, Ø. And Nesje, A. 2005: Glacier fluctuations, equilibrium-line altitudes and palaeoclimate in Lyngen, northern Norway during the Lateglacial and Holocene. The Holocene, 15, 4, 518-540.

77.    Bakke, J., Lie, Ø., Nesje, A., Dahl, S. O. and Paasche, Ø. 2005: Utilizing physical sediment variability in glacier-fed lakes for continuous glacier reconstructions during the Holocene, Folgefonna, western Norway. The Holocene, 15, 2, 161-176.

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Eg tek opp studentar som er interessert i tema knytt til geofarer og til paleoklima. Særleg interessert er eg i studentar som ynskjer å arbeide med innsjøsedimenter og som vil bruke EARTHLAB. Kom innom for ein prat så finn vi eit prosjekt som høver.

Eksempler på masterprosjekter eg har hatt (eldste fyrst);

  1. Trond Djuve – Evaluation of Geomorphological sites for national parks (2005)
  2. Lars-Ivar Folgerø – Glacial geomorphology in Lyngen, northern Norway (2005)
  3. Jarle Arnfinnsen – Glacial geomorphology and lake sediments in Melsdalen, Hardager, western Norway (2005)
  4. Solveig Skjoldal – Glacier fluctuations and sea level changes during the Late Glacial in outer Hardangerfjord (2005)
  5. Eva Bjønnes – Evaluation of the “Little Ice Age” at Folgefonna (2007)
  6. Torbjørn Eidsheim Bøe – Holocene glacier variations at Okstindan, Nordland, northern Norway (2007)
  7. Trygve Snøtun – ”Little Ice Age” at Okstindan, Nordland, northern Norway (2007)
  8. Inge Edvardsen – Holocene glacier fluctuations at Southern Folgefonna, western Norway (2005)
  9. Karine Gystøl – Paleoclimatic study of Bessedørbreen and Svartevatnet, Okstindan, Nordland (2008)
  10. Anbjørg Tolo – Study of inorganic sedimentation in a distal feed glacial lake (2008
  11. Lisa Sklett Larsen – Late glacial cirque glacier activity at Midtre Andøya (2009)
  12. Kjersti Moe – Late glacial glacier variations in Nøssdalsvatn, Midtre Andøya (2009)
  13. Andreas Roland – The use of GPR for calculation of erosion rates at the Folgefonna glacier (2010)
  14. Odd Inge Thorkidsen – The use of GPR as a tool for enhanced understanding of late glacial quaternary depostis at Anøya Norhern Norway (2010)
  15. Henrik Jansen – Late glacial climate at Bødalsvatnet, Andøya Norhern Norway (2010)
  16. Delia Kejo – Late glacial and early Holocene glacier fluctuations at Andøya, Norhern Norway (expected finished during fall 2010)
  17. Hella Wittmeier – Glacier fluctuations and sediment transport at Vestre Blomsterskardsbreen, Folgefonna (2010)
  18. Sara Beate Heggnes – The use of GPR for enhanced understanding for sedimentation processes in Nedre Finnkongedalsvatnet, Andøya, Northern Norway (2010)
  19. Hilde Moberg – The linkage between snow avalanches and climate along the fjord Sørfjorden in an historical perspective (2010)
  20. Marianne Veste – Holocene snow avalanches at Vatnasete, as detected by lake sediment studies (2010)
  21. Hildegunn Furdal – The Little Ice Age at the Folgefonna glacier (2010)
  22. Mariette Madsgård – Climate and extreme events in Polar Ural, Russia (2011)
  23. Eva Skulstad – Late Holocene glacier fluctuations in Lyngen, Northern Norway (2011)
  24. Pål R. Nilsen – Holocene glacier fluctuations at Botnabreen, Folgefonna (2011)
  25. Jeanette Gundersen – Avalanches along the rail way “Bergensbanen” the last 100 years – implications for future climate change? (2011)
  26. Solveig Otterå – Dating of rock avalanches using lake sediments (2012)
  27. Erlend Førre – The subglacial landscape beneath the Folgefonna glacier – mapping with GPR (2012)
  28. Arild Sunde Rinnan – Holocene cirque glaciation in Lyngen, Northern Norway (2012)
  29. Thea Ege – The effect of sea ice in the Nordic Seas on glaciers at the rim of the North Atlantic during the Late Glacial 2012)
  30. Kristina Skjoldal – Sea level history at Arnøy during the Late Glacial (2012)
  31. Benjamin Robson – Volume changes at the Folgefonna glacier during the last 30 yrs – using remote sensing (2012)
  32. Torgeir Røthe – Glacier fluctuations at Mitra Penisula, Svalbard (started fall 2011)
  33. Susanne Meidell – Sedimentation in distal glacier-fed lakes at Folgefonna (started fall 2012)
  34. Hans Georg Grue – Dannelsen av Mågeavsetningen (2014)
  35. Henning Akesson – Modelling of Folgefonna (started fall 2014)
  1. Ida Folkestad Olsen – Fjordsedimenter fra Sør Georgia i Holosene
  2. Idun Verfring – Identifisering av opphavet til minerogene avsettinger i sedimentkjerner (2016)
  3. Kjersti Helland – Hvordan skille glasiale sedimenter fra andre minerogene kilder i bresjøer (2016)
  4. Fredrik Karlsen – Geofysiske og sedimentologiske undersøkelser av israndavsetningen fremfor Esmarkmorenen, Rogaland (2016)
  5. Tine Sørbye – Connecting fjord sediments and climatic variations over the past 270 years, South Georgia (2015)
  6. Ragnhild Noreng – Lidarskanning av skredutsatte skråninger i Hardanger (2016)
  7. Helene Fjellheim - Rekonstruksjon av flommer i Vossovassdraget de siste tusen år (2018)
  8. Monika Øksnes - Flom i Vangsvatnet (2019)
  9. Ane Bjerkås - Holosen rekonstruksjon av Kongsbreen, Svalbard - en studie av passpunktinnsjøen Sarsvatn (2019)
  10. Melissa Langnes - Reconstructiong environmental variability at Leynavatn, Faroe Islands (2019)
  11. Thea Haugen - Flom i Tovdalsvassdraget (2020)
  12. Jonas Forsmo - Flom i Tovdalsvassdraget gjennom 800 år - Flomrekonstruksjon basert på sedimentkjerner fra Flakksvann (2020)