Scientific focus is in tectonic studies with emphasize on fluid flow in sedimentary basins and bedrock.
- GEL2130 – Strukturgeologi
- GEO4011/GEO9011 – Field course in geosciences
- GEO4230/GEO9230 – Basin formation and sequence stratigraphy
- GEO4850/GEO9850 – Advanced structural geology
Alvar has a broad background, starting with under-graduate and post-graduate studies at the University of Tromsø (Master and PhD), and subsequent work at the Geological Survey of Norway (NGU), the University of Bergen (UNI CIPR Center of Excellence), and the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS). Professor in structural geology at Dept. of Geosciences, UiO from 2013.