Natural Resources

Director, Geological Survey

Martin Batterson (Ph.D., P.Geo.)

Telephone: 709-729-3419
Fax: 709-729-4270

Survey Projects

Current

  • Geological hazard mapping in Newfoundland.
  • Climate change geoscience.

Previous

  • Sea level change in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Quaternary history of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Drift prospecting in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Arsenic in groundwater and relationship to bedrock geology and mineral occurrences.
  • Effects of ice streams in the Newfoundland ice cap.
  • Regional surficial mapping and till geochemistry of the Avalon Peninsula.
  • Regional surficial mapping and till geochemistry of the Burin Peninsula.
  • Regional surficial mapping and till geochemistry of the Bonavista Peninsula.
  • Geological hazards in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Glacial stratigraphy of St. George's Bay area.
  • Glacial lake development and marine inundation in the Humber River basin.
  • Quaternary geology and till geochemistry in the central mineral belt, Labrador.
  • Glacial dispersal from the Strange Lake Alkalic Complex, northern Labrador.

Selected Publications

Spooner, I., Batterson, M., Catto, N., Liverman, D., Broster, B., Kearns, K., Isenor, F. and MacAskill, W. 2013. Slope Failure Hazard in the Atlantic Provinces: A Review. Atlantic Geology, 49, 1-14.

Batterson, M.J. and Stapleton, N. 2011. Report on the vulnerability to geological hazards in the town of Conception Bay South, Geological Hazards Series, Report No. 1. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey Division, Open File 1N/0884, 30 pages.

Batterson, M.J. and Liverman, D.G. 2010. Past and future sea-level change in Newfoundland and Labrador: Guidelines for policy and planning. In Current Research. Newfoundland Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey, Report 2010-1, pages 129-141.

Blundon, P., Bell, T. and Batterson, M. 2010. Ice streaming in the Newfoundland Ice Cap: Implications for the reconstruction of ice-flow and drift prospecting. In Current Research. Newfoundland Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey, Report 2010-1, pages 143-157.

Batterson, M.J. and Taylor, D.M. 2009. Till Geochemistry of the Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland. Department of Natural Resources. Open File NFLD 3043, 161 pages

Batterson, M.J. and Taylor, D.M. 2009. Geochemical re-analysis of till samples from the Strange Lake area, Labrador [NTS map sheets 14D/5 and 24A/8]. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey Division, Open File LAB/1479, 122 pages.

Serpa, C., Batterson, M. and Guzzwell, K. 2009. The influence of bedrock and mineral occurrences on arsenic concentrations in groundwater wells in the Gander Bay area, Newfoundland. In Current Research. Newfoundland Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey, Report 2009-1, pages 315-338.

Batterson, M.J. and Taylor, D.M. 2008. Ice flow history and regional till geochemistry sampling of the southern part of the Red Indian Lake basin. In Current Research. Newfoundland Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey, Report 2008-1, pages 25-34.

Batterson, M.J., Liverman, D.G. and Taylor, D.M. 2006. Geological disasters in Newfoundland and Labrador. Geological Survey, Department of Natural Resources, Open File NFLD/2929, 85 pages.

Batterson, M.J. and Taylor, D.M. 2006. Till Geochemistry of the northern Burin Peninsula and adjacent areas, Newfoundland. Department of Natural Resources. Open File 1M/0573, 145 pages.

Liverman D.G.E., Catto, N.R. and Batterson M.J.
2006. Geological Hazards in St. John's. Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, Volume 21, pages 1719-1726.

Shaw J., Piper D.J.W. Fader G.B. King E.L., Todd B.J., Bell T, Batterson M.J. and Liverman, D.G.E.
2006: A conceptual model of the deglaciation of Atlantic Canada. Quaternary Science Reviews, 25, 2059-2081.

Batterson, M.J. and Catto, N.R. 2005. Topographically-controlled deglacial history of the Humber River basin, western Newfoundland – reply to comment. Geographié physique et Quaternaire, volume 57, pages 104-105.

Bell, T, Daly, J., Liverman, D.G.E., Shaw, J., Batterson, M.J. and Smith, I.R. 2005. Late Quaternary relative sea-level change on the west coast of Newfoundland. Geographié Physique et Quaternaire, 59, 129-140.

Batterson, M.J. and Taylor, D.M. 2005. Till Geochemistry of the Letitia Lake area, central Labrador. Open File 13L/0121.

Batterson, M.J. and Taylor, D.M. 2004. Till Geochemistry of the Melody and Moran Lake area, Central Mineral Belt, Labrador. Open File LAB/1392, 308 pages.

Bell, T., Batterson, M.J., Liverman, D.G.E. and Shaw, J. 2003. A new late-glacial sea-level record for St. George’s Bay, Newfoundland. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 40, 1053-1070.

Bell, T., Liverman, D.G.E., Batterson, M.J. and Sheppard, K. 2002. Late Wisconsinan stratigraphy and chronology of southern St. George's Bay, Newfoundland: a re-appraisal: reply. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 39, 1843-1845.

Batterson, M.J. and Catto, N.R. 2001. Topographically-controlled deglacial history of the Humber River basin, western Newfoundland. Geographié physique et Quaternaire, 55, 213-228.

Batterson, M.J. and Liverman, D.G. 2001. The contrasting styles of glacial dispersal in Newfoundland and Labrador: Methods and case studies. Geological Society of London, Special Publication 185, 267-285.

Bell, T., Liverman, D.G.E., Batterson, M.J. and Sheppard, K. 2001. Late Wisconsinan stratigraphy and chronology of southern St. George's Bay, Newfoundland: a re-appraisal. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 38, 851-869.

Liverman, D.G., Batterson, M.J., Taylor, D.M. and Ryan, J. 2001. Geological hazards and disasters in Newfoundland and Labrador. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 38, 936-956.

Liverman, D.G., Catto, N.R., Batterson, M.J. and others 2000. Evidence of late glacial permafrost in Newfoundland. Quaternary International, 68/71, pages 163-174.

Shaw, J., Batterson, M., Christian, H. and Courtney, R.C. 2000. A multibeam bathymetric survey of Bay of Island, Newfoundland: new evidence of late-glacial and Holocene geological processes. Atlantic Geology, 36: 139-155.

Batterson, M.J., Liverman, D.G.E. and Kirby, G.E. 1995. Glacial lake development and marine inundation, Deer Lake area, Newfoundland, Canada: topographically controlled deglaciation of an interior basin - reply. Journal of Quaternary Science, 10: 182-184.

Batterson, M.J., Liverman, D.G.E. and Kirby, G.E. 1993. Glacial lake development and marine inundation, Deer Lake area, Newfoundland, Canada: topographically controlled deglaciation of an interior basin. Journal of Quaternary Science, 8, 327-337.

Batterson, M.J. 1989. Glacial dispersal from the Strange Lake alkalic complex, northern Labrador. In Drift Prospecting. Edited by R.N.W. Dilabio and W.B. Coker. Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 89-20, pages 31-40.

McConnell, J.W. and Batterson, M.J. 1987. The Strange Lake Zr-Y-Nb-Be-REE deposit, Labrador: A geochemical profile in till, lake and stream sediment and water. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 29, 105-127.

Batterson, M.J. and Taylor, D.M. 2008. Ice flow history and regional till geochemistry sampling on the Burin and Avalon peninsulas. In Current Research. Newfoundland Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey, Report 2008-1, pages 13-23.

 
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