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Durham University

Department of Earth Sciences

Palaeoclimate Research Group

Group Statement

The palaeoclimate research group within the Department of Earth Science uses geochemical, biological, and geological proxies to reconstruct climate change throughout geological time. All temporal scales are represented, from ultra-high resolution records of tropical cyclone activity over the last two thousand years to records of the timing and extent of global glaciations more than one billion years in the past. The palaeoclimate group’s vision is to use to clarify how the climate system responded to external and internal forcings in the past, and then use this information to predict how climate may respond in the future.


Academic Staff

Research Staff


Authored book

  • Liljeroth, M., Harper, D.A.T., Carlisle, H. & Nielsen, A.T. (2017). Ordovician rhynchonelliformean brachiopods from Co. Waterford, SE Ireland: Palaeobiogeography of the Leinster Terrane. John Wiley & Sons.

Journal Article

  • Ge, X., Shen, C., Selby, D., Wang, J., Ma, L., Ruan, X., Hu., S. & Mei, L. (2018). Petroleum generation timing and source in the Northern Longmen Shan Thrust Belt, Southwest China: Implications for multiple oil generation episodes and sources. AAPG Bulletin 102(05): 913-938.
  • Topper, T.P., Zhang, Z., Gutiérrez-Marco, J.C. & Harper, D.A.T. (2018). The dawn of a dynasty: life strategies of Cambrian and Ordovician brachiopods. Lethaia 51(2): 254-266.
  • Li, Y., Li, X.-H., Selby, D. & Li, J.-W. (2018). Pulsed magmatic-fluid release for the formation of porphyry deposits: tracing fluid evolution in absolute time from the Tibetan Qulong Cu-Mo deposit. Geology 46(1): 7-10.
  • Liu, J. & Selby, D. (2018). A matrix-matched reference material for validating petroleum Re-Os measurements. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research 42(1): 97-113.
  • Pohl, Alexandre, Harper, David A. T., Donnadieu, Yannick, Le Hir, Guillaume, Nardin, Elise & Servais, Thomas (2018). Possible patterns of marine primary productivity during the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event. Lethaia 51(2): 187-197.
  • Ge, X, Shen, C, Selby, D, Wang, G, Yang, Z, Gong, Y & Xiong, S (2018). Neoproterozoic-Cambrian petroleum system evolution of the Micang Shan Uplift, Northern Sichuan Basin, China: Insights from pyrobitumen Re-Os geochronology and apatite fission track analysis. AAPG Bulletin 102(8): 1429-1453.
  • Erlykin, Anatoly D., Harper, David A. T., Sloan, Terry & Wolfendale, Arnold W. (2018). Periodicity in extinction rates. Palaeontology 61(1): 149-158.
  • Jones, M.M., Ibarra, D.E., Gaoc, Y., Sageman, B.B., Selby, D., Chamberlain, P. & Graham, S.A. (2018). Evaluating Late Cretaceous OAEs and the influence of marine incursions on organic carbon burial in an expansive East Asian paleo-lake. Earth And Planetary Science Letters 484: 41-52.
  • Liu, J., Selby, D., Obermajer, M. & Mort, A. (2018). Rhenium–osmium geochronology and oil-source correlation of the Duvernay petroleum system, Western Canada sedimentary basin: Implications for the application of the rhenium–osmium geochronometer to petroleum systems. AAPG Bulletin 102(8): 1627-1657.
  • Topper, Timothy P., Greco, Francesco, Hofmann, Axel, Beeby, Andrew & Harper, David A.T. (2018). Characterization of kerogenous films and taphonomic modes of the Sirius Passet Lagerstätte, Greenland. Geology 46(4): 359-362.
  • Servais, Thomas & Harper, David A.T. (2018). The Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event (GOBE): definition, concept and duration. Lethaia 51(2): 151-164.
  • Stricker, Stephan, Jones, Stuart J., Meadows, Neil & Bowen, Leon (2018). Reservoir quality of fluvial sandstone reservoirs in salt-walled mini-basins: an example from the Seagull field, Central Graben, North Sea, UK. Petroleum Science 15(1): 1-27.
  • Chang, Jie C., Shulmeister, James, Gröcke, Darren R. & Woodward, Craig A. (2018). Toward more accurate temperature reconstructions based on oxygen isotopes of subfossil chironomid head-capsules in Australia. Limnology and Oceanography 63(1): 295-307.
  • Li, Y., Selby, D., Li, X.-H. & Ottley, C.J. (2018). Multisourced metals enriched by magmatic-hydrothermal fluids in stratabound deposits of the Middle–Lower Yangtze River metallogenic belt, China. Geology 46(5): 391-394.
  • Park, Tae-Yoon S., Kihm, Ji-Hoon, Woo, Jusun, Park, Changkun, Lee, Won Young, Smith, M. Paul, Harper, David A. T., Young, Fletcher, Nielsen, Arne T. & Vinther, Jakob (2018). Brain and eyes of Kerygmachela reveal protocerebral ancestry of the panarthropod head. Nature Communications 9(1): 1019.
  • Veloso, E., Cembrano, J., Arancibia, G., Heuser, G., Neira, S., Siña, A., Garrido, I., Vermeesch, P. & Selby, D. (2017). Tectono-metallogenetic evolution of the Fe–Cu deposit of Dominga, northern Chile. Mineralium Deposita 52(4): 595-620.
  • Li, Y., Selby, D., Feely, M., Costanzo, A. & Li, X.-H. (2017). Fluid inclusion characteristics and molybdenite Re-Os geochronology of the Qulong porphyry copper-molybdenum deposit, Tibet. Mineralium Deposita 52(2): 137-158.
  • Kelley, K.D., Selby, D., Falck, H. & Slack, J.F. (2017). Re-Os systematics and age of pyrite associated with stratiform Zn-Pb mineralization in the Howards Pass district, Yukon and Northwest Territories, Canada. Mineralium Deposita 52(3): 317-335.
  • Burton-Johnson, A., Macpherson, C. & Hall, R. (2017). Internal structure and emplacement mechanism of composite plutons: Evidence from Mt Kinabalu, Borneo. Journal of the Geological Society 174(1): 180-191.
  • Donovan, S.K., Harper, D.A.T. & Portell, R.W. (2017). Shell-Filled Burrows in the Upper Oligocene Antigua Formation, Antigua, Lesser Antilles. Ichnos 24: 72-77.
  • Barra, F., Reich, M., Selby, D., Rojas, P., Simon, A., Salazar, E. & Palma, G. (2017). Unraveling the origin of the Andean IOCG clan: A Re-Os isotope approach. Ore Geology Reviews 81(Part 1): 62-78.
  • Racionero-Gómez, B., Sproson, A.D., Selby, D., Gannoun, A., Gröcke, D.R., Greenwell, H.C. & Burton, K.W. (2017). Osmium uptake, distribution, and 187Os/188Os and 187Re/188Os compositions in Phaeophyceae macroalgae, Fucus vesiculosus: Implications for determining the 187Os/188Os composition of seawater. Geochimica Cosmochimica et Acta 199: 48-57.
  • Gröcke, D.R., Sauer, P.E., Bridault, A., Drucker, D.G., Germonpré, M. & Bocherens, H. (2017). Hydrogen isotopes in Quaternary mammal collagen from Europe. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 11: 12-16.
  • Them II, T.R., Gill, B.C., Caruthers, A.H., Gröcke, D.R., Tulsky, E.T., Martindale, R.C., Poulton, T.P. & Smith, P.L. (2017). High-resolution carbon isotope records of the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event (Early Jurassic) from North America and implications for the global drivers of the Toarcian carbon cycle. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 459: 118-126.
  • Delibaş, O., Moritz, R., Chiaradia, M., Selby, D., Ulianov, A. & Revan, M.K. (2017). Post-collisional magmatism and ore-forming systems in the Menderes massif: new constraints from the Miocene porphyry Mo–Cu Pınarbaşı system, Gediz–Kütahya, western Turkey. Mineralium Deposita 52(8): 1157-1178.
  • Li, Z.-K., Bi, S.-J., Li, J.-W., Zhang, W., Cooke, D.R. & Selby, D. (2017). Distal Pb-Zn-Ag veins associated with the world-class Donggou porphyry Mo deposit, southern North China craton. Ore Geology Reviews 82: 232-251.
  • Zeng, Z., Ma, Y., Chen, S., Selby, D., Wang, X. & Yin, X. (2017). Sulfur and lead isotopic compositions of massive sulfides from deep-sea hydrothermal systems: Implications for ore genesis and fluid circulation. Ore Geology Reviews 87: 155-171.
  • Cu, Y., Wang, G., Jones, S.J., Zhou, Z., Ran, Y., Lai, J., Li, R. & Deng, L. (2017). Prediction of diagenetic facies using well logs – A case study from the upper Triassic Yanchang Formation, Ordos Basin, China. Marine and Petroleum Geology 81: 50-65.
  • Xu, W., Ruhl, M., Jenkyns, H., Hesselbo, S., Riding, J., Selby, D., Naafs, D., Weijers, J., Pancost, R.D., Tegelaar, E.W. & Idiz, E. (2017). Carbon sequestration in an expanded lake system during the Toarcian oceanic anoxic event. Nature Geoscience 16(2): 129-134.
  • Erlykin, Anatoly D., Harper, David A. T., Sloan, Terry & Wolfendale, Arnold W. (2017). Mass extinctions over the last 500 myr: an astronomical cause? Palaeontology 60(2): 159-167.
  • Donovan, Stephen K., Harper, David A.T., Portell, Roger W. & Toomey, James K. (2017). Echinoids as hard substrates: varied examples from the Oligocene of Antigua, Lesser Antilles. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 128(3): 326-331.
  • Huang, Bing, Harper, David A.T., Rong, Jiayu & Zhan, Renbin (2017). Brachiopod faunas after the end Ordovician mass extinction from South China: Testing ecological change through a major taxonomic crisis. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 138: 502-514.
  • Harper, David A.T., Parkes, Matthew A. & Ren-Bin, Zhan (2017). Late Ordovician deep-water brachiopod fauna from Raheen, Waterford Harbour, Ireland. Irish Journal of Earth Sciences 35: 1-18.
  • Pogge von Strandmann, P., Desrochers, A., Murphy, M.J., Finlay, A.J., Selby, D. & Lenton, T.M. (2017). Global climate stabilisation by chemical weathering during the Hirnantian glaciation. Geochemical Perspectives Letters 3(2): 230-237.
  • Them, T.R., Gill, B. C., Selby, D., Gröcke, D.R., Friedman, R.M. & Owens, J.D. (2017). Evidence for rapid weathering response to climatic warming during the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event. Scientific Reports 7(1): 5003.
  • Li, Y., Selby, D., Condon, D. & Tapster, S. (2017). Cyclic magmatic-hydrothermal evolution in porphyry systems: High-precision U-Pb and Re-Os geochronology constraints from the Tibetan Qulong porphyry Cu-Mo deposit. Economic Geology 112(6): 1419-1440.
  • Cui, Yufeng, Jones, Stuart J., Saville, Christopher, Stricker, Stephan, Wang, Guiwen, Tang, Longxun, Fan, Xuqiang & Chen, Jing (2017). The role played by carbonate cementation in controlling reservoir quality of the Triassic Skagerrak Formation, Norway. Marine and Petroleum Geology 85: 316-331.
  • Gröcke, D.R., Racionero-Gómez, B., Marschalek, J.W. & Greenwell, H.C. (2017). Translocation of isotopically distinct macroalgae: a route to low-cost biomonitoring? Chemosphere 184: 1175-1185.
  • Chang, J.C., Shulmeister, J., Gröcke, D.R. & Woodward, C. (2017). Towards more accurate temperature reconstructions based on oxygen isotopes of subfossil chironomid head-capsules in Australia. Limnology & Oceanography in press.
  • Harper, David A. T., Popov, Leonid E. & Holmer, Lars E. (2017). Brachiopods: origin and early history. Palaeontology 60(5): 609–631.
  • Nielsen, M.L., Rasmussen, J.A. & Harper, D.A.T. (2017). Sexual dimorphism within the stem-group arthropod Isoxys volucris from the Sirius Passet Lagerstätte, North Greenland. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark 65: 47-58.
  • Chang, J., Li, J.-W., Selby, D., Liu, J.-C. & Deng, X.-D. (2017). Geological and chronological constraints on the long-lived Eocene Yulong porphyry Cu-Mo deposit, eastern Tibet, China: implications for lifespan of magmatic-hydrothermal processes forming giant and supergiant porphyry Cu deposits. Economic Geology 112(7): 1719-1746.
  • Tang, L., Jones, S. J. & Gluyas, J. (2017). Facies Architecture of the Fluvial-Aeolian Buchan Formation (Upper Devonian) and Its Implications on Field Exploration: A Case Study from Ardmore Field, Central North Sea, UK. International Journal of Geosciences 8(7): 902-924.
  • Jones, S. J. (2017). Goo, glue, and grain binding: Importance of biofilms for diagenesis in sandstones. Geology 45(10): 959-960.
  • Finnegan, S., Rasmussen, C.M.Ø. & Harper, D.A.T. (2017). Identifying the most surprising victims of mass extinction events: an example using Late Ordovician Brachiopods. Biology Letters 13(9): 2017400.
  • Blake, Daniel B., Donovan, Stephen K. & Harper, David A.T. (2017). A new Silurian ophiuroid from the west of Ireland. Irish Journal of Earth Sciences 35: 57-66.
  • Rooney, A.D., Austermann, J., Smith, E.F., Li, Y., Selby, D., Dehler, C.M., Schmitz, M.D., Karlstrom, K.E. & Macdonald, F.A. (2017). Coupled Re-Os and U-Pb geochronology of the Tonian Chuar Group, Grand Canyon. GSA Bulletin 130(7-8): 1085-1098.
  • Stouge, S., Harper, D.A.T., Sevastopulo, G., O'Mahony, D. & Murray, J. (2016). Lower and Middle Ordovician conodonts of Laurentian affinity from blocks of limestone in the Rosroe Formation, South Mayo Trough, western Ireland and their palaeogeographic implication. Geological Journal 51(4): 584-599.
  • Donovan, S.K., Jones, B. & Harper, D.A.T. (2016). Neogene echinoids from the Cayman Islands, West Indies: regional implications. Geological Journal 51(6): 864-879.
  • Jensen, S., Harper, D.A.T. & Stouge, S. (2016). Trace fossils from the lower Cambrian Kløftelv Formation, Ella Ø, North-East Greenland. GFF 138(3): 369-376.
  • Moritz, R., Rezeau, H., Ovtcharova, M., Tayan, R., Melkonyan, R., Hovakimyan, S., Ramazanov, V., Selby, D., Ulianov, A., Chiaradia, M. & Putlitz, B. (2016). Long-lived, stationary magmatism and pulsed porphyry systems during Tethyan subduction to post-collision evolution in the southernmost Lesser Caucasus, Armenia and Nakhitchevan. Gondwana Research 37: 465-503.
  • Dichiarante, A.M., Holdsworth, R.E., Dempsey, E.D., Selby, D., McCaffrey, K.J.W., Michie, U., Morgan, G. & Bonniface, J. (2016). New structural and Re–Os geochronological evidence constraining the age of faulting and associated mineralization in the Devonian Orcadian Basin, Scotland. Journal of the Geological Society 173(3): 457-473.
  • Rasmussen, C. M. Ø., Ullmann, C. V., Jakobsen, K. G., Lindskog, A., Hansen, J., Hansen, T. Eriksson, M. E., Dronov, A., Frei, R., Korte, C., Nielsen, A. T. & Harper, D. A. T. (2016). Onset of main Phanerozoic marine radiation sparked by emerging Mid Ordovician icehouse. Scientific Reports 6: 18884.
  • Harper, D.A.T. & Hints, L. (2016). Hirnantian (Late Ordovician) brachiopod faunas across Baltoscandia: A global and regional context. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 444: 71-83.
  • Akbulut, M., Oyman, T., Çiçek, M., Selby, D., Özgenç, İ. & Tokçaer, M. (2016). Petrography, mineral chemistry, fluid inclusion microthermometry and Re–Os geochronology of the Küre volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit (Central Pontides, Northern Turkey). Ore Geology Reviews 76: 1-18.
  • Sciscio, L., Tsikos, H., Roberts, D.L., Scott, L., van Breugel, Y., Sinninghe Damste, J.S., Schouten, S. & Gröcke, D.R. (2016). Miocene climate and vegetation changes in the Cape Peninsula, South Africa: evidence from biogeochemistry and palynology. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 445: 124-137.
  • Stricker, S. & Jones, S.J. (2016). Enhanced porosity preservation by pore fluid overpressure and chlorite grain coatings in the Triassic Skagerrak, Central Graben, North Sea, UK. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 435: 321-341.
  • Rooney, A.D., Selby, D., Lloyd, J.M., Roberts, D.H., Lückge, A., Sageman, B.B. & Prouty, N.G. (2016). Tracking millennial-scale Holocene glacial advance and retreat using osmium isotopes: Insights from the Greenland ice sheet. Quaternary Science Reviews 138: 49-61.
  • Racionero-Gómez, B., Sproson, A.D., Selby, D., Gröcke, D.R., Redden, H. & Greenwell, H.C. (2016). Rhenium uptake and distribution in phaeophyceae macroalgae, Fucus vesiculosus. Royal Society Open Science 3(5): 160161.
  • Stricker, S, Jones, S.J. & Grant, N. (2016). Importance of vertical effective stress for reservoir quality in the Skagerrak Formation, Central Graben, North Sea. Marine and Petroleum Geology 78: 895-909.
  • Finnegan, S., Rasmussen, C.M.Ø. & Harper, D.A.T. (2016). Biogeographic and bathymetric determinants of brachiopod extinction and survival during the Late Ordovician mass extinction. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 283(1829): 20160007.
  • Ge, X., Shen, C., Selby, D., Deng, D. & Mei, L. (2016). Apatite fission-track and Re-Os geochronology of the Xuefeng uplift, China: Temporal implications for dry gas associated hydrocarbon systems. Geology 44(6): 491-494.
  • Strang, K.M., Armstrong, H.A., Harper, D.A.T. & Trabucho-Alexandre, João P. (2016). The Sirius Passet Lagerstatte: silica death masking opens the window on the earliest matground community of the Cambrian explosion. Lethaia 49(4): 631-643.
  • Rezeau, H., Moritz, R., Wotzlaw, J.-F., Tayan, R., Melkonyan, R., Ulianov, A., Selby, D., d'Abzac, F.-X. & Stern, R.A. (2016). Temporal and genetic link between incremental pluton assembly and pulsed porphyry Cu-Mo formation in accretionary orogens. Geology 44(8): 627-630.
  • Jakobsen, K.G., Brock, G.A., Nielsen, A.T. & Harper, D.A.T. (2016). A Darriwilian (Middle Ordovician) bivalve-dominated molluscan fauna from the Stairway Sandstone, Amadeus Basin, central Australia. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 61(4): 897-924.
  • Alderton, D.H.M., Selby, D., Kucha, H. & Blundell, D.J. (2016). A multistage origin for Kupferschiefer mineralization. Ore Geology Reviews 79: 535-543.
  • Buret, Y., von Quadt, A., Heinrich, C.A., Selby, D., Wälle, M. & Peytcheva, I. (2016). From a long-lived upper-crustal magma chamber to rapid porphyry copper emplacement: Reading the geochemistry of zircon crystals at Bajo de la Alumbrera (NW Argentina). Earth and Planetary Science Letters 450: 120-131.
  • Aleinikoff, J.N., Selby, D., Slack, J.F., Day, W.C., Pillers, R.M., Cosca, M.A., Seeger, C.M., Fanning, C.M. & Samson, I.M. (2016). U-Pb, Re-Os, and Ar/Ar Geochronology of Rare Earth Element (REE)-Rich Breccia Pipes and Associated Host Rocks from the Mesoproterozoic Pea Ridge Fe-REE-Au Deposit, St. Francois Mountains, Missouri. Economic Geology 111(8): 1883-1914.
  • Tu Chenyi, Chen Zhong-Qiang & Harper D.A.T. (2016). Permian–Triassic evolution of the Bivalvia: Extinction-recovery patterns linked to ecologic and taxonomic selectivity. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 459: 53-62.
  • Moritz, R., Melkonyan, R., Selby, D., Popkhadze, N., Gugushvili, V., Tayan, R. & Ramazanov, V. (2016). Metallogeny of the Lesser Caucasus: From arc construction to post-collision evolution. Special Publications of the Society of Economic Geologists 19: 157-192.
  • Strang, K.M., Armstrong, H.A. & Harper, D.A.T. (2016). Minerals in the gut: scoping a Cambrian digestive system. Royal Society Open Science 3(11): 160420.
  • Redfern, R., Gröcke, D.R., Millard, A.R., Ridgeway, V., Johnson, L. & Hefner, J.T. (2016). Going south of the river: a multidisciplinary analysis of ancestry, mobility and diet in a population from Roman Southwark, London. Journal of Archaeological Science 74: 11-22.
  • Jørkov, M.L.S. & Gröcke, D.R. (2016). Investigating adult diet during Industrialization in Copenhagen based on stable isotope analysis of bone collagen and hair keratin. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 9(7): 1327-1341.
  • Nguyen, B.T.T., Jones, S.J., Goulty, N.R., Middleton, A.J., Grant, N., Ferguson, A. & Bowen, L. (2013). The role of fluid pressure and diagenetic cements for porosoity preservation in Triassic fluvial reservoirs of the Central Graben, North Sea. AAPG Bulletin 97(8): 1273-1302.
  • Jin Jisuo, Harper, D.A.T., Cocks, L.R.M., McCausland, P.J.A., Rasmussen, C.M.Ø. & Sheehan, P.M. (2013). Precisely locating the Ordovician equator in Laurentia. Geology 41(2): 107-110.
  • Allen, M.B., Saville, C., Blanc, E.J-P., Talebian, M. & Nissen, E. (2013). Orogenic plateau growth: expansion of the Turkish-Iranian Plateau across the Zagros fold-and-thrust belt. Tectonics 32(2): 171–190.
  • Allen, M.B., Kheirkhah, M., Neill, I., Emami, M.H. & Mcleod, C.L. (2013). Generation of arc and within-plate chemical signatures in collision zone magmatism: Quaternary lavas from Kurdistan province, Iran. Journal of Petrology 54(5): 887-911.
  • Cumming, V.M., Poulton, S.W., Rooney, A.D. & Selby, D. (2013). Anoxia in the terrestrial environment during the Late Mesoproterozoic. Geology 41(5): 583-586.
  • Pacey, A, Macpherson, CG & McCaffrey, KJW (2013). Linear volcanic segments in the central Sunda Arc, Indonesia, identified using Hough Transform analysis: Implications for arc lithosphere control upon volcano distribution. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 369-370: 24-33.
  • Finlay, A. J., Selby, D. & Osborne, M. J. (2012). Petroleum source rock identification of United Kingdom Atlantic Margin oil fields and the Western Canadian Oil Sands using Platinum, Palladium, Osmium and Rhenium: Implications for global petroleum systems. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 313-314: 95-104.
  • Mangano, M.G., Bromley, R.G. Harper, D.A.T., Nielsen, A.T., Smith, M.P & Vinther, J. (2012). Nonbiomineralized carapaces in Cambrian seafloor landscapes (Sirius Passet, Greenland): Opening a new window into early Phanerozoic benthic ecology. Geology 40(6): 519-522.
  • Hammarlund, E.U., Dahl, T.W., Harper, D.A.T., Bond, D.P.G., Nielsen, A.T., Bjerrum, C.J., Schovsbo, N.H., Schönlaub, H.-P., Zalasiewicz, J.A. & Canfield, D.E. (2012). A sulfidic driver for the end-Ordovician mass extinction. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 331-332: 128-139.
  • Burton, K.W.,, Cenki-Tok, B.,, Mokadem, F.,, Harvey, J.,, Gannoun, A.,, Alard, O., & Parkinson, I.J., (2012). Unradiogenic lead in Earth’s upper mantle. Nature Geoscience 5(8): 570-573.
  • Li, Jian-Wei, Bi, Shi-Jian, Selby, David, Chen, Lei, Vasconcelos, Paulo, Thiede, David, Zhou, Mei-Fu, Zhao, Xin-Fu, Li, Zhan-Ke & Qiu, Hua-Ning (2012). Giant Mesozoic gold provinces related to the destruction of the North China Craton. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 349-350: 26-37.
  • Goulty, N.R., Ramdhan, A.M. & Jones, S.J. (2012). Chemical compaction of mudrocks in the presence of overpressure. Petroleum Geoscience 18(4): 471-479.
  • Kennett, D.J., Breitenbach, S.F.M., Aquino, V.V., Asmerom, Y., Awe, J., Baldini, J.U.L., Bartlein, P., Culleton, B.J., Ebert, C., Jazwa, C., Macri, M.J., Marwan, N., Polyak, V., Prufer, K.M., Ridley, H.E., Sodemann, H., Winterhalder, B. & Haug, G.H. (2012). Development and disintegration of Maya political systems in response to climate change. Science 338(6108): 788-791.
  • Shaw, AM, Hauri, EH, Behn, MD, Hilton, DR, Macpherson, CG & Sinton, JM (2012). Long-term preservation of slab signatures in the mantle inferred from hydrogen isotopes. Nature Geoscience 5(3): 224–228.
  • Finlay, A. J., Selby, D & Osborne, M. J (2011). Re-Os geochronology and fingerprinting of United Kingdom Atlantic margin oil: Temporal implications for regional petroleum systems. Geology 39(5): 475-478.
  • Sherwin, C.M. & Baldini, J.U.L. (2011). Cave air and hydrological controls on prior calcite precipitation and stalagmite growth rates: Implications for palaeoclimate reconstructions using speleothems. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 75(14): 3915-3929.
  • Allen, M.B., Kheirkhah, M., Emami, M.H. & Jones, S.J. (2011). Right-lateral shear across Iran and kinematic change in the Arabia–Eurasia collision zone. Geophysical Journal International 184(2): 555-574.
  • Jarvis, I., Lignum, J.S., Gröcke, D.R., Jenkyns, H.C. & Pearce, M.A. (2011). Black shale deposition, atmospheric CO2 drawdown, and cooling during the Cenomanian-Turonian Oceanic Anoxic Event. Paleoceanography 26(3): PA3201.
  • Caruthers, A.H., Gröcke, D.R. & Smith, P.L. (2011). The significance of an Early Jurassic (Toarcian) carbon-isotope excursion in Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), British Columbia, Canada. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 307(1-2): 19-26.
  • Gröcke, D.R., Hori, R.S., Trabucho-Alexandre, J., Kemp, D.B. & Schwark, L. (2011). An open ocean record of the Toarcian oceanic anoxic event. Solid Earth: An Interactive Open Access Journal of the European Geosciences Union 2(2): 245-257.
  • Szpak, P, Gröcke, D R, Debruyne, R, MacPhee, R D E, Guthrie, R D, Froese, D, Zazula, G D, Patterson, W P & Poinar, H N (2010). Regional differences in bone collagen δ13C and δ15N of Pleistocene mammoths: Implications for paleoecology of the mammoth steppe. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 286(1-2): 88-96.
  • Macpherson, C.G., Hilton, D.R. & Hammerschmidt, K. (2010). No slab-derived CO2 in Mariana Trough back-arc basalts: Implications for carbon subduction and for temporary storage of CO2 beneath slow spreading ridges. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems 11: Q11007.
  • Waters, J V, Jones, S J & Armstrong, H A (2010). Climatic controls on late Pleistocene alluvial fans, Cyprus. Geomorphology 115(3-4): 228-251.
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