• E-mailChristian.Eide@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 32 34
  • Visitor Address
    Realfagbygget, Allégt. 41
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

I work in the field of sedimentary systems and focus on how uplands and sedimentary basins are connected in space and time, on how sedimentary environments vary and build up the sedimentary record, and how sedimentary architecture impacts the flow of fluids and intrusions in sedimentary basins.

Particular interests:

  • Using insights from modern sedimentary systems to understand ancient systems.
  • Understanding how heterogeneity in sedimentary deposits can be predicted in limited, subsurface datasets.
  • Unraveling how sedimentary landscapes and their deposits evolve and are linked in space and time.
  • Investigating how upstream variability may control more distal environments.
  • Understanding how volcanic intrusions are influenced by sedimentary host rock.

For a list of my publications, go here: https://scholar.google.no/citations?hl=en&user=j3LGYEAAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate


I believe academics owe the community around us to show what we do and why we do it. I do this by taking high school students to the field around Bergen several times a year, by presenting about geology and my research to interested members of the public, and by writing about geology in newspapers and popular science magazines about topics such as recent floods in Western Norway, igneous intrusions and climate changes on the planet Mars.

I am also an enthusiastic poster on Instagram profile of the University of Bergen, @unibergen, where I mainly show pictures from field work and field courses.        


I teach the annual Petroleum geological field course in the Book Cliffs of Utah, one of the best places in the world to study reservoir- to basin-scale sedimentology and reservoir geology.

I also teach the biannual Integrated sedimentology and tectonics field course in the Spanish Pyrenees, which is a fantastic area to investigate proximal-to-distal relationships in sedimentary systems, and the influence of tectonics on sedimentation. Click here for a few pictures: http://www.uib.no/en/geo/98774/knowledge-and-experiences-pyrenees

I also teach parts of the field component of the Geohazards course, which uses the steep landscape in Northern Hordaland, Sogn, and Sunnfjord to demonstrate a wide range of geohazards such as snow avalanches, rockfall, floods, and rock avalanches, and teach how these risks are managed and mitigated.


Other courses taught in 2017:

GEOV360 - Sedimentology and Facies Analysis
GEOV107 - Introduction to Sedimentology

  • Buckley, Simon John; Naumann, Nicole; Kurz, Tobias Herbert; Eide, Christian Haug. 2016. 2nd Virtual Geoscience Conference, Proceedings Volume. 212 pages. ISBN: 978-82-8361-004-8.
Journal articles
  • Eide, Christian Haug; Muller, Reidar; Helland-Hansen, William. 2018. Using climate to relate water-discharge and area in modern and ancient catchments. Sedimentology. doi: 10.1111/sed.12426
  • Eide, Christian Haug; Schofield, Nick; Buckley, Simon John; Lecomte, Isabelle; Howell, John Anthony. 2018. Interpretation of Sill-Complexes in Sedimentary Basins: Implications for the ‘Sub-Sill Imaging Problem’. Journal of the Geological Society. doi: 10.1144/jgs2017-096
  • Eide, Christian Haug; Klausen, Tore Grane; Katkov, Denis; Suslova, Anna; Helland-Hansen, William. 2017. Linking an Early Triassic delta to antecedent topography: Source-to-sink study of the southwestern Barents Sea margin. Geological Society of America Bulletin. 130: 263-283. doi: /10.1130/B31639.1
  • Klausen, Tore Grane; Torland, Jonas Aas; Eide, Christian Haug; Alaei, Behzad; Olaussen, Snorre; Chiarella, Domenico. 2017. Clinoform development and topset evolution in a mud-rich delta - the Middle Triassic Kobbe Formation, Norwegian Barents Sea. Sedimentology. 38 pages. doi: 10.1111/sed.12417
  • Senger, Kim; Millett, John; Planke, Sverre; Ogata, Kei; Eide, Christian Haug; Festøy, Marte Hergot; Galland, Olivier; Jerram, Dougal Alexander. 2017. Effects of igneous intrusions on the petroleum system: a review. First Break. 35: 47-56. doi: 10.3997/1365-2397.2017011
  • Eide, Christian Haug. 2016. Magmatiske intrusjoner på Øst-Grønland. geoforskning.no.
  • Eide, Christian Haug; Howell, John Anthony; Buckley, Simon John; Martinius, Allard W.; Oftedal, Bjørn Terje; Henstra, Gijs Allard. 2016. Facies model for a coarse-grained, tide-influenced delta: Gule Horn Formation (Early Jurassic), Jameson Land, Greenland. Sedimentology. 33 pages. doi: 10.1111/sed.12270
  • Eide, Christian Haug; Schofield, Nick; Jerram, Dougal Alexander; Howell, John Anthony. 2016. Basin-scale architecture of deeply emplaced sill complexes: Jameson Land, East Greenland Christian. Journal of the Geological Society. 174: 23-40. doi: 10.1144/jgs2016-018
  • Lecomte, Isabelle; Lubrano-Lavadera, Paul Louis Francois; Botter, Charlotte; Anell, Ingrid Margareta; Buckley, Simon John; Eide, Christian Haug; Grippa, Antonio; Mascolo, Valentina; Kjoberg, Sigurd. 2016. 2(3)D convolution modelling of complex geological targets – beyond 1D convolution. First Break. 34: 99-107.
  • Eide, Christian Haug; Howell, John Anthony; Buckley, Simon John. 2015. Sedimentology and reservoir properties of tabular and erosive offshore transition deposits in wave-dominated, shallow-marine strata: Book cliffs, USA. Petroleum Geoscience. 21: 55-73. doi: 10.1144/petgeo2014-015
  • Eide, Christian Haug. 2014. Veldige klimaendringer på Mars. Naturen.
  • Eide, Christian Haug; Howell, John Anthony; Buckley, Simon John. 2014. Distribution of discontinuous Mudstone beds within wavedominated shallow-marine deposits: Star point sandstone and blackhawk formation, Eastern Utah. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin. 98: 1401-1429. doi: 10.1306/01201413106
  • Libak, Audun; Eide, Christian Haug; Mjelde, Rolf; Keers, Henk; Flüh, Ernst. 2012. From pull-apart basins to ultraslow spreading: Results from the western Barents Sea Margin. Tectonophysics. 514: 44-61. doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2011.09.020
Reports and theses
  • Haflidason, Haflidi; Eide, Christian Haug; Gjerdingen, Hedda Sofie; Monsen, Stig; Henriksen, Helge. 2017. Marine Geological Cruise Report from Fjærlandsfjorden og Aurlandsfjorden. R/V Hans Brattstrøm. Report No. 100-05/17, Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen, Norway. Universitetet i Bergen, Bergen. 30 pages.
  • Eide, Christian Haug. 2014. Shallow-marine facies and virtual outcrop geology: Intra-parasequence variability in ancient, shallow-marine environments. University of Bergen.
Book sections
  • Nyberg, Björn; Eide, Christian Haug; Buckley, Simon John; Howell, John Anthony. 2016. Advances in the automated geometric extraction and analysis of geological bodies from virtual outcrops. Artikkel, pages 67-68. In:
    • Buckley, Simon John; Naumann, Nicole; Kurz, Tobias Herbert; Eide, Christian Haug. 2016. 2nd Virtual Geoscience Conference, Proceedings Volume. 212 pages. ISBN: 978-82-8361-004-8.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Trias North - Understanding the sediment routing systems and mass balance of the Triassic of the Barents Sea. Click this link for more information: http://www.mn.uio.no/geo/english/research/projects/triasnorth/

Deep Intrusions - Understanding the controls on architecture of deeply emplaced (>1.5) mafic sill complexes in sedimentary basins, and how they are imaged in seismic data.

Western Norwegian Floods - Using the sedimentary record to understanding Holocene variability of floods in Western Norway, and how these rivers are coupled to their cachments.