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Bjørn Burr Nyberg

Postdoctoral fellow, Basin Analysis and Sedimentology
  • E-mailBjorn.Nyberg@uib.no
  • Phone+47 485 02 408
  • Visitor Address
    Realfagbygget, Allégt. 41
  • 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
  • Sedimentation rates of the Troll field
  • Global quantiative mapping of modern depositional environments
Journal articles

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.