Interface of social sciences, humanities, and the natural sciences; long-term human ecodynamics and climate change.
Astrid Ogilvie studies the human ecology of Arctic and Subarctic regions; the environmental, social, and human history of countries bordering the North Atlantic; studies of sustainability and adaptability in Iceland, Greenland, Norway and Canada; changing seasonality in the Arctic; historical climatology of northern Europe and reconstruction of sea ice incidence; syntheses of proxy climate records; North Atlantic fisheries history; the Viking Age; environmental humanities; medieval literature of Iceland; and the analysis of primary historical texts in the Nordic languages.
- St Andrews Article Prize in European Environmental History, European Society for Environmental History, 2019
- Fellow, Royal Meteorological Society, UK, 2013
- Dorothy Martin Faculty Fellowship, University of Colorado Boulder, 2009