Vladimir Stolba has studied Ancient History and Classical Archaeology at St Petersburg University and has his PhD from the Russian Academy of Sciences (1991) and his Dr. phil. (= Dr. habil.) from Aarhus University (2014). In 1995-97, he was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (Munich), and in 2000-2001, he was a senior fellow at the Danish Institute for Advanced Studies in Copenhagen. Since 2009, he is a Fellow of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences. His main fields of research have been landscape and settlement archaeology, environmental archaeology and paleoclimate, monetary history and finances of the Greco-Roman world.