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Mr Morten Lunde Nielsen

Mr Morten Lunde Nielsen

Mr Morten Lunde Nielsen

Area of research

Palaeoecology of the Sirius Passet lagerstätte, an early Cambrian exceptional fossil fauna

Research summary

My current research focuses on the palaeoecology of the early Cambrian Sirius Passet lagerstätte, North Greenland. The biota of the lagerstätte appears to show a bed-by-bed variability, but it is poorly understood whether this reflects changes in community structure or a taphonomic bias. We seek to explore this as well as the palaeoenvironmental context of the beds.

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Most of my research has been on the Lower Palaeozoic biotas. During my degrees, I have worked on topics such as the 'Cambrian Explosion', 'Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event', and taxonomy of the Ordovician Chasmopinae (Trilobita). Additionally, palaeontological volunteer work has brought me to USA (New Mexico, Wyoming), Canada (Alberta), New Zealand, and Portugal.


Sep 2017 – present University of Bristol, PhD

Sep 2013 – Apr 2016 University of Copenhagen, MSc in Geology

Sep 2009 – Jun 2012 University of Copenhagen, BSc in Geology

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