Jostein Bakke - Curriculum Vitae#

  • 2004 PhD Title: Late Weichselian and Holocene glacier fluctuations along a south-north coastal transect in Norway – climatic and methodological implications. University of Bergen, Norway
  • 1999 Master, Faculty of Social science/ Department of Geography, University of Bergen, Norway and The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) 2002

  • 2011 Professor of Quaternary Geology, University of Bergen/ Norway
  • 2020 Director of Centre for Integrated Earth system science education (iEarth)
  • 2016 Leader of the national infrastructure Earth surface sediment laboratory (EARTHLAB)

  • 2014 - 2022 Research group leader Quaternary geology and paleoclimate, Department of Earth science
  • 2015 - 2018 Thematic network leader, University of the Arctic (UArctic): Polar ice, climate and land dynamics
  • 2012 - 2015 Co-leader PAGES Arctic 2k network
  • 2011 - 2016 Research group leader Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research: Research group for natural climate variability
  • 2010 - 2011 Professor of Physical Geography, University of Bergen/ Norway
  • 2008 - 2011 Associate professor of Physical Geography, University of Bergen/ Norway
  • 2011 Visiting scientist, Climate System Research Center, UMASS, US
  • 2007 Guest scientist, Climate Geology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2005 Guest scientist Department of Geography, St Andrews University, UK
  • 2004 - 2008 Post Doc, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research/University of Bergen/ Norway

Bakke has a distinguished career in reconstructing past climates and environments, pioneering new methods for estimating glacier size, precipitation, atmospheric patterns. He has led field work in some of the most inaccessible areas on Earth, encompassing both hemispheres and the Himalayas.

Bakke is also a pioneer in modernising Earth Science teaching and addressing societal issues and societal oriented practise into the curriculum and is Director of a National Centre of Excellence in higher education, aimed at the comprehensive modernisation of how earth science is taught in Norway (iEarth).

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