Jostein Bakke

Jostein Bakke

Dr. Jostein Bakke

Position and Institution: Professor
University of Bergen

Contact details:

Department of Earth Science
Quaternary Geology and Paleoclimate
Phone: +47 55 58 35 03
Visiting address: Allègaten 41

Position in project: Project researcher

Dr Bakke will co-lead, together with Dr. Spagnolo, the methodological development of the glacier reconstruction component. He will provide data from glaciation along the Norwegian coast.

Research interests related to the project’s scope:

    • Paleoclimate
    • Quaternary geology
    • Physical properties in lake sediments


Relevant publications:

  • Aarnes, I., Bjune, A., Birks, H.H., Balascio, N., Bakke, J. and Blaauw, M. 2011: Vegetation responses to rapid climatic changes during the last deglaciation 13,500 – 8000 years ago on southwest Andøya, arctic Norway. Veget Hist Archaeobot, DOI 10.1007/s00334-011-0320-4

  • Bakke, J. and Nesje, A (2011): Equilibrium line altitude (ELA). In: Encyclopaedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers. Ed.: V.P. Singh, P. Singh & U.K. Haritashya, Springer, 979-984, ISBN 978-90-481-2641-5.

  • Bakke, J., Dahl, S.O., Paasche, Ø., Kvisvik, B., Simonsen, J., Bakke, K. and Nesje, A. 2010: A complete record of Holocene glacier variability at Austre Okstindbreen, northern Norway: an integrated approach. Quaternary Science Reviews, 29, 1246-1262.

  • Bakke, J. Lie, Ø., Heegaard, E., Dokken, T., Haug, G.H., Birks, H.H., Dulski, P and Nilsen, T. 2009: Rapid oceanic and atmospheric changes during the Younger Dryas cold period. Nature Geoscience. DOI: 10.1038/NGEO439

  • Nesje, A., Bakke, J., Dahl, S.O., Lie, Ø. and Matthews, J.A. 2008: Norwegian mountain glaciers in the past, present and future. Global and Planetary Change. 60 (1-2) s. 10-27 Doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2006.08.004

  • Bakke, J., Lie, Ø., Dahl S.O., Nesje A., and Bjune A.E. 2008: Strength and spatial patterns of the Holocene wintertime westerlies in the NE Atlantic region. Global and Planetary Change. 60 (1-2) s. 28-41. Paasche, Ø., Dahl, S. O., Bakke, J. and Løvlie, R. and Nesje A. 2007: Cirque glacier activity in arctic Norway during the last deglaciation. Quaternary Research;68, 387-399.

  • Bjune, A., Bakke, J., Nesje, A. and Birks, H.J.B 2005: Holocene mean July temperature and winter precipitation in western Norway inferred from palynological and glaciological lake-sediment proxies. The Holocene, 15, 2, 177-189.