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Greig A. Paterson
  Associate Professor
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  Paleo- and rock magnetism
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  432 No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:
  • 2012 - present: Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, Associate Professor
  • 2010 - 2012: Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, Chinese Academy of Sciences Young International Science Fellow 
  • 2009 - 2010: Visiting postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Advanced Marine Core Research, Kochi University, Japan
  • 2005 - 2009: National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton, UK, Ph.D. in geophysics
  • October 2001 - June 2005: University of Edinburgh, UK, BSc (Hons) Geophysics 1st Class

Research Interests:
  1. Evolution of the geomagnetic field and implications for deep earth processes 
  2. The fidelity of paleomagnetic recorders 
  3. The role of magnetotactic bacteria in sedimentary magnetizations
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Supported Projects:
  1. 2013: Key Laboratory of Earth's Deep Interior Research Grant, “Towards the robust selection of paleointensity data” 
  2. 2012: State Key Laboratory of Lithospheric Evolution Research Grant, “Assessing the reliability of paleomagnetic records: The influence of magnetotactic bacteria” 
  3. 2010: National Natural Science Foundation of China, Research Fund for International Young Scientists 
  4. 2010: Chinese Academy of Sciences Young International Scientist Fellowships

Selected Publication:
  1. Paterson, G. A., Y. Wang, Y. Pan (2013), The fidelity of paleomagnetic records carried by magnetosome chains Earth Plant. Sci. Lett., 383, 82-91, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2013.09.031.  
  2. Bolton, C. T., Chang, L., Clemens, S. C., Kodama, K., Ikehara, M., Medina-Elizalde, M., Paterson, G. A., Roberts, A. P., Rohling, E. J., Yamamoto, Y., Zhao, X. (2013), A 500,000 year record of Indian summer monsoon dynamics recorded by eastern equatorial Indian Ocean upper water-column structure, Quaternary Science Rev., 77, 167-180, doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.07.031. 
  3. Paterson, G. A. (2013), The effects of anisotropic and non-linear thermoremanent magnetizations on Thellier-type paleointensity data, Geophys. J. Int., 193, 694-710, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt033. 
  4. Paterson, G. A., A. J. Biggin, Y. Yamamoto, and Y. Pan (2012), Towards the robust selection of Thellier-type paleointensity data: The influence of experimental noise, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 13, Q05Z43, doi: 10.1029/2012GC004046. 
  5. Zhang, C. X., G. A. Paterson, and Q. S. Liu (2012), A new mechanism for the magnetic enhancement of hematite during heating: the role of clay minerals, Stud. Geophys. Geod., 56, 845-860, doi: 10.1007/s11200-011-9018-4. 
  6. Paterson, G. A. (2011), A simple test for the presence of multidomain behaviour during paleointensity experiments, J. Geophys. Res., 116, B10104, doi: 10.1029/2011JB008369. 
  7. Muxworthy, A. R., D. Heslop, G. A. Paterson, and D. M. Michalk (2011), A Preisach method for estimating absolute paleofield intensity under the constraint of using only isothermal measurements: 2. Experimental testing, J. Geophys. Res., 116, B04103, doi: 10.1029/2010JB007844. 
  8. Paterson, G. A., D. Heslop, and A. R. Muxworthy (2010), Deriving confidence in paleointensity estimates, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 11, Q07Z18, doi: 10.1029/2010GC003071.  
  9. Paterson, G. A., A. R. Muxworthy, A.P. Roberts, and C. MacNiocaill (2010), Assessment of the usefulness of lithic clasts from pyroclastic deposits for paleointensity determination, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B03104, doi: 10.1029/2009JB006475.  
  10. Paterson, G. A., A. P. Roberts, A. R. Muxworthy, C. MacNiocaill, L. Gurioli, J. G. Viramonté, C. Navarro and S. Weider (2010), Paleomagnetic determination of emplacement temperatures of pyroclastic deposits: An under-utilized tool, Bull. Volcanol., 7, 309-330, doi: 10.1007/s00445-009-0324-4
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