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Quaternary Geology and Paleoclimate



Jostein Bakke
Atle Nesje
John Inge Svendsen
Anna Nele Meckler
Andreas Born
Stein Erik Lauritzen
Henriette Linge
Haflidi Haflidason
Hans Petter Sejrup
Eystein Jansen
Ulysses Silas Ninnemann
Helga Flesche Kleiven


Universitetet i Bergen, MN
Allégaten 41
5007 Bergen


Welcome to the research group in Quaternary Geology and Paleoclimate! We work with different geological processes that have occurred during the last millions years. This includes the study of marine sediments, carbonate and sediment deposits in caves, lake sediments and other deposits on the Earth’s surface. Some of this research include process studies, while others are directed towards reconstructing climate change backwards in time and to understand how past climate has varied. The research group has several major projects with focus in, and around, the North Atlantic and the group has also projects in both polar regions, in the Himalayas, and in Russia. We have access to several research vessels, advanced coring equipment for both marine and terrestrial sediments and we have several advanced laboratories, for example Uranium-series laboratory, laboratory for cosmogenic nuclides, and a national infrastructure for sediment analyses, EARTHLAB. The aim of our research and teaching activities is to develop methods and techniques to better understand the geological history mainly during the ice age period (last 2.6 million years) and transfer this to palaeoclimatic reconstructions and increased process understanding.