Eirik Gottschalk Ballo

Doctoral Research Fellow - Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics
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Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 2A ZEB-bygget 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1028 Blindern 0316 Oslo
Other affiliations Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (Student)

PhD candidate on the VIKINGS project (Volcanic Eruptions and their Impacts on Climate, Environment, and Viking Society in 500–1250 CE)

The main objective of the PhD thesis is to analyse climatic and environmental changes during the last two millennia with a focus on the period 500-1250 by using lake sediment archives as a proxy for past environmental changes. Ultimately, this project seeks to resolve how volcanic eruptions and their environmental impacts facilitated societal changes during the Viking Era. By learning from past volcanic eruptions we may be able to predict future climatic, environmental, and societal impacts.

Academic interests

  • Paleoclimate
  • Climate proxies
  • Lake sediments
  • Environmental and climatic effects of volcanism.
  • Societal effects of climate change


  • Master of Science, Geoscience, University of Oslo, 2017
  • East Asian Studies, Sophia University Tokyo, 2014/2015
  • Bachelor of Science, Geoscience, University of Oslo, 2014

Upcoming conferences

  • Volcanic Impacts on Climate and Society (VICS) Workshop 2020, 30 September - 2 October, Århus, Denmark
  • AGU 2020, 7-11 December 2020, San Fransisco, USA


Tags: Paleoclimate, Climate change, Lake sediments, Quaternary geology, Geochronology
Published Oct. 19, 2018 10:36 AM - Last modified Sep. 1, 2021 11:07 AM