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Bjørn Burr Nyberg

Forsker, Basin Analysis and Sedimentology
  • E-postBjorn.Nyberg@uib.no
  • Telefon+47 485 02 408
  • Besøksadresse
    Realfagbygget, Allégt. 41
  • Postadresse
    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 ancient systems 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 in order to improve our application of modern analogs to build models of ancient depositional systems.

  • 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
  • Global classification of modern sedimentary basins


  • Burr Nyberg, Bjørn; Gawthorpe, Rob; Helland-Hansen, William. 2018. The distribution of rivers to terrestrial sinks: Implications for sediment routing systems. Geomorphology. 316: 1-23. doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2018.05.007
  • Burr Nyberg, Bjørn; Nixon, Casey William; Sanderson, David J. 2018. NetworkGT: A GIS tool for geometric and topological analysis of two-dimensional fracture networks. Geosphere. 14: 1618-1634. doi: 10.1130/GES01595.1
  • Sayre, Roger; Noble, Suzanne; Hamann, Sharon; Smith, Rebecca; Wright, Dawn; Breyer, Sean; Butler, Kevin; Van Graafeiland, Keith; Frye, Charlie; Karagulle, Deniz; Hopkins, Dabney; Stephens, Drew; Kelly, Kevin; Basher, Zeenatul; Burton, Devon; Cress, Jill; Atkins, Karina; Van Sistine, D. Paco; Friesen, Beverly; Allee, Rebecca; Allen, Tom; Aniello, Peter; Asaad, Irawan; Costello, Mark John; Goodin, Kathy; Harris, Peter; Kavanaugh, Maria; Lillis, Helen; Manca, Eleonora; Muller-Karger, Frank; Burr Nyberg, Bjørn; Parsons, Rost; Saarinen, Justin; Steiner, Jac; Reed, Adam. 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. doi: 10.1080/1755876X.2018.1529714

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