Et profilbilde

Associate Professor
Lisa Jean Watson { "honorific-suffix": "Associate Professor", "fn": "Lisa Jean Watson", "tel": "Telephone: +47 51832284", "email": "lisa.watson@uis.no" }

Faculty Faculty of Science and Technology
Department Department of Energy Resources
Room KE E-322
Web http://www.ux.uis.no/~lisaw/

Research fields

Mapping using geographic information software.
Applying GIS to petroleum exploration.
Combining spatial databases.
Lidar for archaeological and geological applications.
Multi-criteria evaluation for spatial-based decision-making.
Quantifying uncertainty in spatial data and models.

Selected publications

Ahmad, S. S., A. Escalona, L. Bingham*, and I. Norton, 2014, Late Cretaceous to Pliocene Paleogeographic Maps of the Gulf of Mexico-Caribbean using PaleoGIS Plate Reconstructions as Basemaps, PaleoGIS User Conference Meeting, Houston, Texas, Rothwell Group.

Bingham*, L., A. Escalona, and D. Karssenberg, 2016, Error propagation in a fuzzy logic multi-criteria evaluation for petroleum exploration: International Journal of Geographical Information Science, v. 30, no. 8, p. 1552-1578, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13658816.2016.1142547.

Bingham*, L., R. Zurita-Milla, and A. Escalona, 2012, GIS-based Fuzzy Logic for Petroleum Exploration: AAPG Bulletin, v.96, p. 2121-2142.

Bingham*, L., and A. Escalona, 2011, Creating a Unified Geologic Database: The Need for a Global Standard: First Break, v.29, p. 41-48.

Escalona, A., and L. Bingham*, 2011, The Value Chain and Hydrocarbon Reserves, in M. Lien, ed., Introduction to Petroleum Geology: Høvik, Norway, Vett & Viten ELS, p. 254-264.

Bingham*, L., and Escalona, A., 2010, Mapping Known 'Green' Energy Sources in Northern Europe, 29th Nordic Winter Conference, Oslo, Norway.

Bingham*, L., Escalona, A., and Mann, P., 2007, Building an Integrated, Digital Database Using HTML and GIS Tools: A Case Study for the Northern South American Petroleum Province, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Conference, Long Beach, California, AAPG.

Bingham*, L., Escalona, A., Norton, I., and Mann, P., 2009, GIS-Based Hydrocarbon Resource Map of the Mexican Sector of the Gulf of Mexico, AAPG Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, AAPG.

Bingham*, L., King, W. P., and Mann, P., 2007, GIS-Based Active Fault Map of the Caribbean Plate Margins, Geological Society of America annual meeting, Denver, CO, GSA.

Trede, Cicilie; Cardozo, Nestor; Watson, Lisa (2019). What is the appropriate sample size for strike and dip measurements? An evaluation from compass, smartphone and LiDAR measurements. Norwegian Journal of Geology. ISSN 2387-5844. Volum 99. Hefte 3. s. 1-14. DOI: 10.17850/njg99-3-4.

Watson, Lisa; Straatsma, Menno W.; Wanders, Niko; Verstegen, Judith Anne; de Jong, Steven M.; Karssenberg, Derek (2019). Global ecosystem service values in climate class transitions. Environmental Research Letters. ISSN 1748-9326. Volum 15. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab5aab.

*Formerly Bingham.

Research in progress

Spatial-based ecosystem service valuation and quantified uncertainty
Remote sensing applied to archaeological settings
Combining spatial geologic databases
Fuzzy logic for petroleum exploration in GIS


Completed research projects:
Caribbean Basins, Tectonics and Hydrocarbons
Lower Cretaceous basin studies in the Arctic

Work experience

August 2009 - present
Associate professor
Instructor for introductory GIS course and thesis seminar
Universitet i Stavanger

September 2005-July 2009
Research  Scientist Associate
The University of Texas at Austin

Scientific publications (from Cristin)

  • Bingham, Lisa (2017). Spatial-based assessment at continental to global scale: Case studies in petroleum exploration and ecosystem services. Utrecht University. ISBN 978-90-6266-475-7. 185 p.
  • Bingham, Lisa; Karssenberg, Derek (2014). Error propagation in a fuzzy logic spatial multi-criteria evaluation. AGILE; 2014-06-03 - 2014-06-06.
  • Bingham, Lisa; Escalona, Alejandro; Zurita-Milla, Raul (2012). GIS-based Analysis for Petroleum Exploration - Case Study of Northern South America. EAGE; 2012-04-02 - 2012-04-05.
  • costley, ruth; Mann, Paul; Escalona, Alejandro; Bingham, Lisa Jean; Vargas, Carlos (2011). GIS database for research on active tectonics and basinal studies in Colombia and its offshore Caribbean and Pacific margin. Penrose; 2011-01-17 - 2011-01-21.
  • Escalona, Alejandro; Bingham, Lisa Jean (2011). Peak oil: An elusive target. The impact of technology and frontier exploration. NGF; 2011-01-11 - 2011-01-13.
  • Bingham, Lisa; Escalona, Alejandro (2010). Mapping Known 'Green' Energy Sources in Northern Europe. 2010-01-11 - 2010-01-13.
  • Bingham, Lisa; Escalona, Alejandro; Mann, Paul (2010). Creaming curves and discovery trends of 5 basins from the Gulf of Mexico to northern South America. 2010-04-11 - 2010-04-14.
  • Bingham, Lisa; Escalona, Alejandro; Mann, Paul (2010). Creating a unified geologic database ? methods and techniques , EAGE annual conference. 2010-06-14 - 2010-06-17.
  • Escalona, Alejandro; Mann, Paul; Bingham, Lisa (2009). GIS-based hydrocarbon resource map of the Mexican sector of the Gulf of Mexico. 2009-06-07 - 2009-06-10.
  • Escalona, Alejandro; Mann, Paul; Bingham, Lisa (2009). Hydrocarbon exploration plays in the greater Caribbean region and neighboring provinces. 2009-06-08 - 2009-06-11.
  • Escalona, Alejandro; Mann, Paul; Bingham, Lisa (2008). Hydrocarbon exploration plays in the great Caribbean region and neighboring provinces. 2008-04-20 - 2008-04-23.
  • Bingham, Lisa; Escalona, Alejandro; Mann, Paul (2007). BUILDING AN INTEGRATED, DIGITAL DATABASE USING HTML AND GIS TOOLS: A CASE STUDY FOR THE NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICAN PETROLEUM PROVINCE. 2007-06-17 - 2007-06-22.