Ian Snowball

Professor at Department of Earth Sciences, Natural Resources and Sustainable Development

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Visiting address:
Villavägen 16
75236 Uppsala
Postal address:
Villavägen 16
75236 Uppsala

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Head of Department of Earth Sciences

Professor of Quaternary Geology

Member of BOREAS editorial board.

Research interests: Geo/paleomagnetism, contaminated sediments.

Teaching foci: Geomorphology, Quaternary geology.

Ian graduated from Loughborough University of Technology (England) in 1984 with a BSc in Geography and Ecology. Between 1985 and 1989 he worked as a Research Associate in the Department of Geophysics at Edinburgh University (Scotland). He completed his PhD in Quaternary Geology at Lund University, Sweden in 1995 and spent a postdoctoral year at the Geological Survey of Finland (Espoo), returning to Lund in 1997. He became professor in Quaternary geology in 2008. He moved to Uppsala University in 2012 and is director of the research program 'Natural Resources and Sustainable Development'.

Ian maintains a multidisciplinary interest in global change, palaeomagnetism and human impact on the environment. Currently funded research includes:

Coordinator of an applied and transdiscilinary research project funded by the Swedish Research Council FORMAS titled 'TREASURE - Targeting Emerging Contaminated Sediments Along the Uplifting Northern Baltic Coast of Sweden For Remediation'.

Coordinator of the VINNOVA funded project "FIBREM - Remediation of Sweden’s Fiberbank Sediments – Planning Ahead"

A Swedish Research Council (VR) project titled 'Geomagnetic signals in Arctic Ocean sediments: cracking a Quaternary conundrum.'

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Ian Snowball