James Riding

Dr James Riding

Palynologist/Stratigrapher

Location: BGS Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3447

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Biography

  • 2003 : DSc University of Leicester, Mesozoic/Cenozoic palynology
  • 1982 –1986 : PhD University of Sheffield, Jurassic palynology of northern England
  • 1981 –1980 : MSc University of Sheffield, Palynology
  • 1980 – ongoing : Palynologist/stratigrapher
  • 1976 –1979 : BSc University of Leicester, Geology

Current projects and collaboration

  • 2016 – ongoing : Co-PI of the JET project (redrilling the Mochras Borehole)
  • 2008 : RCUK Individual Merit project on Global Jurassic dinoflagellate cyst palaeobiology and its applications

Key papers

  • 2017 : Wiggan, N.J., Riding, J.B. and Franz, M. 2017. Resolving the Middle Jurassic dinoflagellate radiation: The palynology of the Bajocian of Swabia, southwest Germany. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 238, 55–87 (doi: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2016.11.010).
  • 2017 : Xu, W., Ruhl, M., Hesselbo, S.P., Riding, J.B. and Jenkyns, H.C. 2017. Orbital pacing of the Early Jurassic carbon cycle, black-shale formation and seabed methane seepage. Sedimentology 64(1), 127–149 (doi: 10.1111/sed.12329).
  • 2017 : Xu, W., Ruhl, M., Jenkyns, H.C., Hesselbo, S.P., Riding, J.B., Selby, D., Naafs, B.D.A., Weijers, J.W.H., Pancost, R.D., Tegelaar, E.W. and Idiz, E.F. 2017. Carbon sequestration in an expanded lake system during the Toarcian oceanic anoxic event. Nature Geoscience 10(2), 129–134 (doi: 10.1038/NGEO2871).
  • 2016 : Riding, J.B. and Lucas-Clark, J. 2016. The life and scientific work of William R. Evitt (1923–2009). Palynology 40, Supplement 1, 2–131 (doi: 10.1080/01916122.2016.1147792).
  • 2016 : Ruhl, M., Hesselbo, S.P., Hinnov, L., Jenkyns, H.C., Xu, W., Riding, J.B., Storm, M., Minisini, D., Ullmann, C.V. and Leng, M.J. 2016. Astronomical constraints on the duration of the Early Jurassic Pliensbachian Stage and global climatic fluctuations. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 455, 149–165 (doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.08.038).

Professional association

  • East Midlands Geological Society
  • Leicester University Geological Society
  • Member of:
    • Commision Internationale de Microflore Paléozoique (CIMP)
    • Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain
    • The Geological Society, London
    • The Micropalaeontological Society
    • Yorkshire Geological Society
    • 2009: Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Peer Review College: 2009–present
    • 2003: International Federation of Palynological Societies (IFPS): Vice President, 2003–present
    • 2001–2004: AASP - The Palynological Society: President, 2001–2004; Managing Editor, 2004–present

Published outputs

Research interests

  • Forensic palynology
  • Mesozoic–Cenozoic dinoflagellate cysts
  • Morphology, systematics and taxonomy of dinoflagellate cysts
  • Palynomorph preparation techniques

Skills

  • Palynology/biostratigraphic experience in Antarctica
  • 1996 : Chartered Geologist (1996)