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Björn Johan Emil Burr Nyberg

Researcher, Basin Analysis and Sedimentology
  • E-mailbjorn.nyberg@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Allégaten 41
    5007 Bergen
    2A13f - 2108
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

My research interests look at the relationship between modern clastic depositional environments and the preserved sedimentary record. How analogous are modern systems to the rock record and what can the modern say about the governing processes and controls that have laid down sediment in the past?

In particular, I am interested in quantifying on a global scale, the processes and controls influencing sedimentation within modern sedimentary basins, which have preservation potential and are thereby analgous to preserved sedimentary environments. To understand the temporal, spatial, biological, chemical and anthropogenic influence on modern depositional environments and its impact on society. 

  • Global classification of modern source to sink systems
  • Anthropogenic influence on source to sink systems
  • Global quantiative mapping of modern depositional environments
Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2021). Assessing first-order BQART estimates for ancient source-to- sink mass budget calculations. Basin Research. 2435-2452.
  • Show author(s) (2021). A global ecological classification of coastal segment units: To complement marine biodiversity observation network assessments. Oceanography. 120-129.
  • Show author(s) (2018). NetworkGT: A GIS tool for geometric and topological analysis of two-dimensional fracture networks. Geosphere. 1618-1634.
  • Show author(s) (2018). A new 30 meter resolution global shoreline vector and associated global islands database for the development of standardized ecological coastal units. Journal of operational oceanography. Publisher: The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology. 1-12.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2022). SEDucate plugin for sedimentology course curriculums .
  • Show author(s) (2022). Geoscience Education and Technology - Effects of the Lockdown.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Geoscience Education and Technology - Results of the Lockdown.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Coastal Changes 21st Century: A geologist’s perspective.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Technology and Teaching Methods in Geoscience Education - Results from a Worldwide Survey.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) (2021). Earth's coastlines. 24 pages.
Academic literature review
  • Show author(s) (2018). The distribution of rivers to terrestrial sinks: Implications for sediment routing systems. Geomorphology. 1-23.
Article in business/trade/industry journal
  • Show author(s) (2021). Exposure of coastal environments to river-sourced plastic pollution. Science of the Total Environment.
  • Show author(s) (2019). The largest delta plain in Earth’s history. Geology.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Nyberg, B. & Howell, J.A., (2016). Global distribution of modern shallow marine shorelines. Implications for exploration and reservoir analogue studies, Marine and Petroleum
Geology, Vo. 71, 2016, Pages 83-104.

Nyberg, B., Buckley, S.J., Howell, J.A., Nanson, R.A., (2015). Geometric attribute and shape characterization of modern depositional elements: A quantitative GIS method for
empirical analysis, Computers & Geosciences, Vo. 82, 2015, p. 191-204.

Nyberg, B. & Howell, J.A., (2015). Is the present the key to the past? A global characterization of modern sedimentary basins, Geology. Vo. 43 no. 7, p. 643-646.

Nyberg, B., Nixon,C. & Sanderson, D. NetworkGT: A GIS tool for the Geometric and Topological Analysis of Fracture Networks. (Accepted). Geosphere.

Nyberg, B., Helland-Hansen, W. & Gawthrope, R. (Submitted). The Distribution of Rivers to Terrestrial Sinks and its Spatial and Temporal Control on Alluvial Systems. Geomorphology.

Nyberg, B., Helland-Hansen, W., Gawthrope, R. & Eide, C. (In prep). Revisiting Morphological Relationships of Modern Source-To-Sink Segments as a First-Order Approach to Scale Systems. Basin and Research.

Nyberg, B., Helland-Hansen, W. & Eide, C. (In prep). Testing numerical methods to constrain sediment supply and catchment parameters in ancient source-to-sink systems. Sedimentary Geology.

Nyberg, B. & Keers. (In prep). Technology in Geology Education: Current Perspective and Future Outlook. Education and Information Technologies Journal.