Atle Nesje

University of Bergen, Norway

Atle Nesje is an Associate Professor of physical geography at the Department of Geography, University of Bergen (1991–1997). He has been a Professor of quaternary geology (since 1997) at the Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen and an Affiliated Professor (Professor-II) at the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research in Bergen (since 2004). He has 26 years of research experience in quaternary geology, physical geography, glaciology, glacial history, palaeoclimatology, geomorphology, and lake sediments in Norway, UK, and Arctic Canada. He has published 103 papers in international peer-reviewed scientific journals, 2 books, 20 book chapters, 46 popular science articles, 162 conference papers, 10 excursion guides, and 20 research reports/geological maps. From 2002 to 2007, he led a research group at the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research studying the dynamics of past climate variability. In the nationally coordinated NORPAST-2 research project, funded by Norwegian Research Council (NRC), he led one of the project modules studying lateglacial and holocene climate variability. He has also been a Principal Investigator, together with Professor John Birks, Department of Biology, University of Bergen, on a Strategic University Program (SUP) entitled “Norwegian palaeoenvironments and climates as reconstructed from lake sediments” (NORPEC), funded by the NRC. He is a Project Member of the project “Past and Current Valley-to-Fjord Sediment Transport—Processes and Products (SEDITRANS)” (2004–2007), coordinated by Eiliv Larsen, and on “Arctic Records of Past Climate Change—Dynamics, Feedbacks and Processes (ARCTREC)” (2007—2010), coordinated by Eystein Jansen. He has 26 years of teaching experience from Department of Geology, Department of Geography and Departments of Earth Science at the University of Bergen. He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Wales (Department of Geography), UK, and Associate Editor of the international journal The Holocene.

Biography Updated on 15 November 2009

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