Natural Resources & Sustainable Development Uppsala University | Sweden
Val Troll graduated from St Andrews University, Scotland in 1998 and received his PhD from the GEOMAR Research Centre, University of Kiel, Germany, in 2001. Troll then lectured in volcanolology and petrology at Trinity College Dublin (2001-2008), during which time he habilitated at the Blaise Pascal University Clermont-Ferrand, France, in 2006. In 2008, he took up the Chair of Petrology at Uppsala University, Sweden, which he currently holds.
Advised 25 PhD and 20 MSc students to completion.
Obtained >56 M SEK (ca. 4.9 M EUR) to come directly to Uppsala University since installment in 2008.
>80 Invited Lectures and Keynote Talks since 2001.
Since 2010: Frequent contributions to science documentaries, newspaper articles and TV news, including National Geographic, Discovery Channel, BBC Earth, Swedish National TV and Swedish Radio (SVT and SR).
>170 scientific publications, 17 published reports, 6 scientific books, 2 course books, 1 children book and >400 conference abstracts.
RECENT RESEARCH PAPERS
Volcano-Magma Systems of the Canary Islands:
Origin, Evolution, and the Balance between Hazards and Resources.
Revista de la Academia Canarias de Ciencias(in press).
Water in clinopyroxene from the 2021 Geldingadalir eruption of the Fagradalsfjall Fires, SW-Iceland.
Bulletin of Volcanology, 2023.
Deep magma storage during the 2021 La Palma eruption.
Porosity, strength, and alteration – Towards a new volcano stability assessment tool using VNIR-SWIR reflectance spectroscopy.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2023.
Trace element composition in olivine from the 2022 Meradalir
eruption of the Fagradalsfjall Fires, SW-Iceland.
African sand storms, blood rain, and continental mineral
delivery to the Canary Islands. Geology Today, 2022.
Bouncing spallation bombs during the 2021 La Palma eruption, Canary Islands, Spain.
Earth Science, Systems and Society, 2022.
Mantle source characteristics and magmatic processes during the 2021 La Palma eruption.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2022.
Iron isotopes constrain sub-seafloor hydrothermal processes at the Trans-Atlantic Geotraverse (TAG) active sulfide mound.
Communications Earth & Environment, 2022.
Gertisser, Troll, Walter, Nandaka & Ratdomopurbo (eds.):
Book Series: Active Volcanoes of the World
572 pages, Springer, 2023.
This book provides the first comprehensive compilation of cutting-edge research on Merapi volcano on the island of Java, Indonesia, one of the most iconic volcanoes in the world. It integrates results from both the natural (geology, petrology, geochemistry, geophysics, physical volcanology) and social sciences, and provides state-of-the-art information on volcano monitoring, the assessment of volcanic hazards, and risk mitigation measures.
IAVCEI News No. 1, March 2023:
"This comprehensive collection of the latest research summarized
in a single, 18-chapter book has been termed ‘monumental’
(Corado Cimarelli) and a must read for any student of Merapi
volcano (John Pallister)."
TENERIFE AND TEIDE VOLCANO
With a Visit to La Palma
An introduction for the whole family
104 pages, English - Spanish, Ediciones Saquiro s.l., 2022.
GEO-Schule: Vulkanpartikel auf den Feldern Lanzarotes
Pre-school "Haus für Kinder St. Sebastian" in Dettelbach, Germany, is running the project "Floating Rock" under supervision of Manuela Welter since 2019.
The kids use Youtube, get their questions answered by email and received soundfiles for their audio pen. Some of the content is known by heart by now.
In February 2023 the pre-school received the TOMMI Promotional Award Pre-School fromProf. Dr. Stefan Aufenanger and the Auerbach Foundation.
GEO-Schule: Der Ätna bricht aus - Gespräch mit Dr. Boris Behncke vom Ätna Vulkanobservatorium
The two faces of Volcanoes
Learning to benefit from the monster
Volcanic Particles in Agriculture and Gardening
INTERVIEW with Chief Editor Ralf Gertisser
*NEW MERAPI BOOK* Just Out!
The Secret of Volcanoes: Fire, Beauty and Resources
Webinar for Ijen GeoPark, East Java, Indonesia, 15-Mar-2023
Interview with Prof. Nick Arndt
SUSTAINABLE Mining - Securing Metal Supplies for a Greener Future
Journal of Petrology
The PUBLICATION PROCESS Interview with Executive Editor Prof. Georg Zellmer
Carracedo & Troll (eds.):
Book Series: Active Volcanoes of the World
279 pages, Springer, 2013.
Teide Volcano has many different meanings ... a 'hell of a job', a navigation point on cloudy days, a challenge beyond imagination, a breakthrough in our understanding of oceanic volcanism that has shaped our way of thinking about volcanoes, and lastly, Teide provides us with a reference point from where to start exploring other oceanic volcanoes in the Canaries and beyond. Here we have compiled the different aspects and the current understanding of this natural wonder.