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Niall William Paterson

  • E-mailNiall.Paterson@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 35 76
  • Visitor Address
    Realfagbygget, Allègt. 41
    Allègaten 41
    5020 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

My research interests encompass the palynology, palaeoenvironments and palaeoclimates of the Palaeozoic and Mesozoic. Much of my recent work has focused on the palynostratigraphy of the Middle - Upper Triassic succession of Svalbard and the Norwegian Barents Sea. However, I am also interested in wider issues such as the global Triassic climate and floral evolution.

  • Paterson, Niall William; Mangerud, Gunn; Holen, Lars Haug; Landa, Johne; Lundschien, Bjørn A.; Eide, Frøydis. 2019. Late Triassic (early Carnian–Norian) palynology of the Sentralbanken High, Norwegian Barents Sea. Palynology. 43: 53-75. doi: 10.1080/01916122.2017.1413018
  • Paterson, Niall William; Morris, Peter H.; Mangerud, Gunn. 2019. Lycopsid megaspores from the Upper Triassic of Svalbard and their relationship to the floras and palaeoenvironments of northern Pangaea. Special Papers in Palaeontology. 1-23. doi: doi: 10.1002/spp2.1251
  • Mangerud, Gunn; Paterson, Niall William; Riding, James B. 2018. The temporal and spatial distribution of Triassic dinoflagellate cysts. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 261: 53-66. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.revpalbo.2018.11.010
  • Mangerud, Gunn; Paterson, Niall William. 2017. Remove the rock to reveal the past. In: 52 more things you should know about palaeontology (Cullum & Martinius eds.). 2 pages. ISBN: 9780987959478.
  • Paterson, Niall William; Mangerud, Gunn. 2017. Palynology and depositional environments of the Middle — Late Triassic (Anisian — Rhaetian) Kobbe, Snadd and Fruholmen formations,southern Barents Sea, Arctic Norway. Marine and Petroleum Geology. 86: 304-324. doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2017.05.033
  • Paterson, Niall William; Mangerud, Gunn; Mørk, Atle. 2017. Late Triassic (early Carnian) palynology of shallow stratigraphical core 7830/5-U-1, offshore Kong Karls Land, Norwegian Arctic. Palynology. 41: 230-254. doi: 10.1080/01916122.2016.1163295
  • Paterson, Niall William; Mangerud, Gunn; Cetean, Claudia; Mørk, Atle; Lord, Gareth Steven; Klausen, Tore Grane; Mørkved, Pål Tore. 2016. A multidisciplinary biofacies characterisation of the Late Triassic (late Carnian-Rhaetian) Kapp Toscana Group on Hopen, Arctic Norway. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 464: 16-42. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.10.035
  • Paterson, Niall William; Mangerud, Gunn. 2015. Late Triassic (Carnian- Rhaetian) palynology of Hopen, Svalbard. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 220: 98-119. doi: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2015.05.001
  • Lord, Gareth Steven; Solvi, Kristoffer H.; Ask, Marianne; Mørk, Atle; Hounslow, Mark W.; Paterson, Niall William. 2014. The Hopen Member: A new member of the Triassic De Geerdalen Formation, Svalbard. Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Bulletin. 11. 81-96.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

England, J., Cusack, M., Paterson, N.W., Edwards, P., Lee, M.R. 2006. Hyperspectral cathodoluminescence imaging of modern and fossil carbonate shells. Journal of Geophysical Research 111 (G3), 1-8 

'ISBAR - Internal and external forcing factors on the Source-to-Sink infill dynamics of the Lower Mesozoic Greater Barents Sea Basin'

Spatial-temporal reconstruction of the Triassic Hammerfest basin fill (“TriasHam”)

Middle to Late Triassic palynostratigraphy in the Barents Sea area