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

My research is broad and is based in clastic sedimentology, which is the study of how pieces of rock break down, are transported and deposited. This is important, as these deposits tell the history of the Earth, and because these pieces of rock may act as reservoirs, resources or hazards. I focus on how uplands and sedimentary basins are connected in space and time, how sedimentary architecture impacts the flow of fluids and intrusions in sedimentary basins, and how sedimentary processes may act as hazards to society.

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.
  • Creating and investigating geohazard records.
  • 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. You can find a short article about this course here.

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 2018:

GEOV360 - Sedimentology and Facies Analysis

Current PhD students, primary supervisor:
Albina Gilmullina, PhD, UiB. Internal and external forcing factors on the Source-to-Sink infill dynamic of the Lower Mesozoic Greater Barents Sea Basin. 2018-2021

Current PhD students, co-supervisor:
Thomas Thuesen, PhD, UiB. Holocene sediment production and sediment volume partitioning in western Norwegian fjord-valley source-to-sink systems. 2018-2021

Current master students, primary supervisor:
Anine Eikrem Helland, MSc, UiB. Using drones to quantify fractured cliffs for rockfall hazard assessment. 2018-2020
Aasmund Aamelfot, MSc, UiB. Mudstone-rich fluvial systems: Brushy Basin Member of the Morrison Formation, Utah, USA. 2017-2018
Espen Friestad, MSc, UiB. Synthetic seismic modelling of shallow-marine to paralic deposits: The Blackhawk Formation in Central Utah, USA. 2017-2018

Current master students, co-supervisor:
Amalie Krog Klette, MSc, UiB: Holosene skred- og flomprosesser i Fjærlandsfjorden basert på marine data. 2017-2019
Hedda Sofie Gjerdingen. MSc, UiB. Rekonstruksjon av flaumhistorie frå Flåmselvi frå marine kjernedata. 2017-2018

Past master students:
Øystein Grasdal. MSc, 2018, UNIS (co-supervisor). Sedimentary architecture of sand bodies in the Paleocene Firkanten Fm, Svalbard
Ole-Marius Solvang. MSc, 2017. Sedimentological outcrop study of the earliest Triassic Vardebukta and Tvillingodden Formations in West Spitsbergen
Malin Flesland. MSc, 2017: Volcanic rifted margins: comparing LIDAR data from outcrops of Traill Ø (East Greenland) with seismic data from the conjugate Møre Margin
Mette Lundberg. MSc, 2015 (co-supervisor): Petrology and Provenance of the Upper Cretaceous Strata in Central Utah 
Ragnhild J. Tunheim. MSc, 2015 (co-supervisor): Mineralogical controls on the weathering characteristics of arid continental deposits  of the Colorado Plateau





  • 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. 65: 1378-1389. doi: 10.1111/sed.12426
  • Eide, Christian Haug; Schofield, Nick; Lecomte, Isabelle; Buckley, Simon John; Howell, John Anthony. 2018. Seismic interpretation of sill complexes in sedimentary basins: Implications for the sub-sill imaging problem. Journal of the Geological Society. 175: 193-209. 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. 65: 1132-1169. 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)

My publications are listed above by category. 

Preprints and postprints of papers which are not open access are available from EarthArXiv here: https://eartharxiv.org/discover?q=ch%20eide

2018: Awarded the Journal of the Geological Society's Early Career Award 2017 for the paper "Basin-scale architecture of deeply emplaced sill complexes: Jameson Land, East Greenland". 
A press release is available here, and the paper itself is available here (open access). 

2018: Co-author on Kim Senger's paper "Effects of igneous intrusions on petroleum system: a review" in First Break which recieved EAGE’s 2018 Nigel Anstey Award.
This paper is available here.


Source-to-Sink study of the Barents Sea (ISBAR) - Understanding the sediment routing systems, mass balance and landscape of the Triassic and early Jurassic of the Barents Sea. 

Intrusions in sedimentary basins - Understanding the controls on architecture of mafic sill complexes in sedimentary basins, how they are imaged in seismic data, and how they influence subsurface geothermal energy and hydrocarbon systems.

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.