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
The 2021 La Palma eruption; social dilemmas resulting from living close to an active volcano
Basaltic sills emplaced in organic-rich sedimentary rocks: Consequences for organic matter maturation and Cretaceous paleo-climate.
Anatomy of a fumarole field; drone remote sensing and petrological approaches reveal the degassing and alteration structure at La Fossa cone, Vulcano Island, Italy.
The Central Series of the Rum Igneous Complex, NW Scotland: the rises and falls of magma in a large mafic‐ultramafic volcano.
Silicic frothy xenoliths (xeno-pumice) in recent volcanics from Gran Canaria, Canary Islands.
Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 2023.
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.
Deep magma storage during the 2021 La Palma eruption.
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.
"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)."
Val Troll is educating on YouTube in Volcanology, Petrology and Geochemistry.
Volcanic Particles in Agriculture and Gardening
The two faces of Volcanoes
Learning to benefit from the monster
INTERVIEW with Chief Editor Ralf Gertisser
*NEW MERAPI BOOK*
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
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
GEO-Schule: Der Ätna bricht aus - Gespräch mit Dr. Boris Behncke vom Ätna Vulkanobservatorium
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.
GEO-Schule: Vulkanausbruch auf Island, 12. August 2022
GEO-Schule: Am Vulkanschlot auf Island, 17. Juli 2023
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.