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Education

  • Ph.D. University of Colorado, Department of Geological Sciences, USA, 1988
  • Diplom, Geologish-Palaontologishes Institut der Christian Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, Germany, 1982
  • BS University of Iceland, 1979

Appointments

  • 2012 Sabbatical INSTAAR & Univ of Colorado, Jan-Jul 2012
  • 2008 Sabbatical & Fulbright scholar INSTAAR & Univ of Colorado, Jan – July 2008
  • 2005 - 2008 Chairman, Department of Geosciences, later Dept of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland
  • 2000 Full Professor, Dept of Geosciences, University of Iceland
  • 1998 - 2000 Associate Professor, University of Iceland and Chairman, Department of Geosciences, University of Iceland
  • 1997 - 1998 Maternity leave August 1997-1998
  • 1996 - 1998 Dept. chair, Dept of Geosciences, University of Iceland
  • 1994 - 2000 Associate Professor, University of Iceland, Department of Geosciences
  • 1991 - 1994 Assistant Professor, University of Iceland, Department of Geosciences
  • 1991 Fulbright scholar at US Geological Survey and INSTAAR, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder. February 1991- July 1991.
  • 1988 - 1991 Research Scientist. Science Institute, University of Iceland.
  • 1988 Natural Conservation of Iceland – Ranger in Landmannalaugar, summer of 1988
  • 1983 - 1988 Graduate studies (Ph.D.) at University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado -Research Assistantship
  • 1981 - 1983 Graduate studies (Diplom) at Christian-Albrechts Universität, Kiel, Germany
  • 1979 - 1980 Energy Authority, geologist
  • 1979 - 1980 University of Iceland, part-time teaching
  • 1975 - 1979 BS studies in Geology, University of Iceland, undergraduate assistant

Administrative work

  • 2011- Chair, Quality Council for the Quality Board for Icelandic Higher Education
  • 2009- 2011 Chairman of the Science committee of the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences.
  • 2008- Member of the selection committee, for Dept of Earth Sciences
  • 2005-2008 Member of the Executive Committee of the Institute of Earth Sciences
  • 2007- Chairman of the Department of Earth Sciences
  • 2005-2007 Chairman of the Department of Geosciences
  • 2003-2005 Deputy Chair, Department of Geosciences
  • 1998- Chairman of the Department of Geosciences
  • 1994 -1996 Deputy-Chair, Department of Geosciences
  • 1991-1993 Secretary of the Department of Geosciences
  • 1991- The board of the Department of Geosciences

Editorial and symposium organizing committees

  • 2011 AGU - special session convener together with Gifford Miller and Bette Otto-Bliesner
  • 2007 Arctic Workshop in Iceland, 2-5 May 2007
  • 1994-2010 Co-editor of JÖKULL, Icelandic Journal of Earth Sciences (published in English)
  • 2003 Special session convener together with Gifford H. Miller: INQUA meeting in Reno, Nevada July Warm Times/Cold Times: Holocene climate variability in the northern North Atlantic region.
  • 2002 Winter meeting of Nordic Geologists, Reykjavik, January
  • 2000 CAPE (Circum-Arctic PaleoEnvironments) Sea Ice in the Climate System: The Record of the North Atlantic Arctic. The Second CAPE Synthesis Workshop, Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Iceland, 2-6 June
  • 1999 Topical session T50: North Atlantic Crossroads: Terrestrial and marine environmental records of Iceland. Geological Society of America, Annual meeting, Denver Oct. 25-28th.
  • 1992 Winter meeting of Nordic Geologists, Reykjavik, January 1992.
  • 1989 Physics-geophysics-geology, Nordic Symposium, abstracts, Skalholt, Iceland.

Professional Societies

  • Natturufraedifélag Islands - The Natural History Society of Iceland
  • Jardfraedifélag Islands – Geological Society of Iceland. Member of the board 1989-1991
  • Jöklarannsoknafélag Islands - Glaciological Society of Iceland
  • GSA Geological Society of America
  • AGU - American Geophysical Union

Professional Positions

    2007- Review Panel for the Swedish Research Council – Vetenskapsrådet, Naturvetenskap och teknikvetenskap.

    2008-2010 RANNIS,- The Icelandic Center for Research – Review Panel Equipment Fund.

    2005-2007 RANNIS,- The Icelandic Center for Research – Div. Natural Sciences, Chair of Review panel.

    2003-2005 RANNIS – The Icelandic Center for Research — Div. Natural Sciences, member of Review panel.

    1994-2001PALE (NSF’s Paleoclimate of Arctic Lakes and Estuaries) Steering Committee.

    2001- 2005PARCS (NSF’s Paleoenvironmental Arctic Research) Steering Committee.

    1996- presentCAPE (CircumArctic PaleoEnvironments), a program within IGBP-PAGES. Steering Committee.

    Courses taught

    1991 – 2010 Courses taught at the University of Iceland.

      Glaciers and paleoclimate (4e), Geological History II (3e), Physical Geology 2A (3e), Sedimentology II (3e), Sedimentology I (3e), Quaternary Geology (4), Introduction to the Geology of Iceland (4e), Glacial Geology/ Quaternary Environments (4e), Environmental Geology (3e), Physical Geology I (3e), Geological History II (3e)
      Research methods (1e)
      Lectures given at UNIS, Svalbard Oct 2001-AG-306 The Quaternary Glacial and Climate History of the Arctic

      Graduate student super- and co-supervision

      MS thesis — supervision/co-supervision:

       Ingibjörg R. Jónsdóttir 2012- ,  Halldóra Björk Bergþórsdóttir 2011- ,  Anna Jagan 2007-2010, Darren Larsen 2007-2009, Kristín B. Ólafsdóttir 2006-2010, Guðrún Eva Jóhannsdóttir 2003-2006, Hrafnhildur Hannesdóttir 2003-2006, Sædís Ólafsdóttir 2002-2004, Gréta Björk Kristjánsdóttir 1999-2000, Cecilia Möne 1997-1999.

      Ph.D.- committees — supervision/co-supervision::

      Jórunn Harðardóttir 1993-1999, Gréta Björk Kristjánsdóttir 2000-2006, Sarah Principato 1999-2004. Jessica Black 2001-, Yarrow Axford 2003-2006, Sædís Ólafsdóttir 2004-2010, Rhian Meara 2007-, Darren Larsen 2009-, Kathryn Zalzal 2009- , Chris Florian 2012-

      Opponent at PhD Thesis:

      Hanne Ebbesen 2004 — University of Tromsoe, Norway

      Aurélie Justwan 2009 — University of Tromsoe, Norway

      Jo Brendryen 2010 — University of Bergen, Norway

      Ongoing Collaborative Research Projects

      • 8000 Years of Climate Variability From Arctic Lakes – Funded by National Science Foundation Arctic Program and RANNÍS, The Icelandic Research Council. http://www.arcus.org/synthesis8k/index.php Project participants: USA, Norway, Canada, Sweden, Iceland, Finland, Edinburgh
      • VAST Volcanism in the Arctic SysTem: Magnitude, Geochronology, and Climate Impacts collaboration with researchers from USA, Denmark, Norway, Scotland. Funded by RANNIS Grant of Excellence 2002-2004, The Icelandic Research Council and Project grants 2007-2010, University of Iceland Grants and US National Science Foundation NSF.
      • ARCSS 2 kyr Project: A synthesis of the last 2000 years of climatic variability from Arctic lakes 2000 Years of Climate Variability From Arctic Lakes. Funded by NSF, National Science Foundation , USA, RANNIS Icelandic Research Council, University of Iceland. http://www.arcus.org/synthesis2k/index.php Project participants: USA, UK,Canada, Iceland, Finland.
      • WARM TIMES – COLD TIMES Reconstructing Iceland's climate and environment since the last glaciation to evaluate the impact of future climate change. Funded by RANNIS Grant of Excellence 2002-2004, The Icelandic Research Council and Project grants 2002-2005, University of Iceland Grants and US National Science Foundation NSF. USA, Iceland, UK