I am a research assistant working on the geology of two different sites in Jehol, China. This area has provided remarkably well preserved fossils of dinosaurs, birds and mammals, among others. I am a geologist, but I am also interested in biology and ecology. I love to get people engaged in the nature around them and to inspire them to learn about geology. I have worked as a guide at Limhamn's Limestone Quarry where I got to do just that, and also search for fossils together with visitors. My prior research includes looking at the preservation of bone cells in a fossilized mosasaur.
- Nov 2022 – present: Research assistant at the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University College Cork, Ireland.
- June 2022 – Sep 2022: Mine Geologist at the Kankberg mine, Boliden AB, Sweden.
- Feb 2018 – May 2022: Guide at Limhamn's Limestone Quarry, Malmö, Sweden. The quarry was active until 1994 and is today a nature reserve.
- Aug 2019 – June 2021: MSc in Geology at Lund University, Sweden. Main subject: Palaeontology. Thesis: Westberg, M., 2021: The preservation of cells in biomineralized vertebrate tissues of Mesozoic age – examples from a Cretaceous mosasaur (Reptilia, Mosasauridae). Dissertations in Geology at Lund University, No. 619, 34 pp.
- July 2018 – Aug 2018 and July 2019: Guide at the nature centre Naturum Västervik, Sweden. This centre has a focus on local nature and in particular the Baltic Sea.
- Aug 2016 – June 2019: BSc in Geology at Lund University, Sweden. Thesis: Westberg, M., 2019: Enigmatic worm-like fossils from the Silurian Waukesha Lagerstätte, USA. Dissertations in Geology at Lund University, No. 560, 24 pp.