Associate Professor

Torgeir Opeland Røthe

Field of work

Quaternary geologist interested in paleoclimate, glaciers and geohazards. 

Research interest:

  • Quaternary glacial geology
  • Paleoclimatic reconstructions
  • Geohazards and their interaction with climate in the past, present and future
  • Source-to-sink approach fingerprinting geological processes using lake sediments

Currently teaching Introduction to geology (GE406) and Climate Change (GE483).

Education and work:

  • 2020-present Associate professor, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
  • 2019-2020: Public sector, Sogn og fjordane fylkeskommune
  • 2014-2018: PhD student from Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen
    Thesis title: Reconstruction of palaeoenvironmental variations from lacustrine sediments in sub-Arctic and Arctic lakes, and their climatic implications
  • 2013-2014: Research assistant Bjerknes senter for climate research
    Lab and field work
  • 2011-2013: Master in quaternary geology and paleoclimate from Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen
    Thesis title: Reconstruction of late holocene glacier and climate variability from the distal glacier-fed lake Kløsa at Mitrahalvøya, Spitsbergen

Research groups

Landslides

Glacier