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Enhanced Mediterranean water cycle explains increased humidity during MIS 3 in North Africa (2019)
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Rogerson, M., Dublyansky, Y., Hoffman, D. L., Luetscher, M., Töchterle, P., & Spötl, C. (2019). Enhanced Mediterranean water cycle explains increased humidity during MIS 3 in North Africa. Climate of the Past, 15, 1757–1769. https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2018-134

We report a new fluid inclusion dataset from Northeast Libyan speleothem SC-06-01, which is the largest speleothem fluid inclusion dataset for North Africa to date. The stalagmite was sampled in Susah cave, a low altitude coastal site, in Cyrenaica,... Read More about Enhanced Mediterranean water cycle explains increased humidity during MIS 3 in North Africa.

Global warming leads to Early Triassic nutrient stress across northern Pangea (2019)
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Grasby, S. E., Knies, J., Beauchamp, B., Bond, D. P. G., Wignall, P., & Sun, Y. (in press). Global warming leads to Early Triassic nutrient stress across northern Pangea. Geological Society of America Bulletin, TBC, https://doi.org/10.1130/B32036.1

The largest extinction in Earth history, in the latest Permian, was followed throughout most of the Early Triassic by a prolonged period of ecologic recovery. What factors delayed biotic recovery are still under debate and partly revolve around impac... Read More about Global warming leads to Early Triassic nutrient stress across northern Pangea.

Controls on the Formation of Microbially-Induced Sedimentary Structures and Biotic Recovery in the Lower Triassic of Arctic Canada (2019)
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Wignall, P., Bond, D., Grasby, S., Pruss, S., & Peakall, J. (in press). Controls on the Formation of Microbially-Induced Sedimentary Structures and Biotic Recovery in the Lower Triassic of Arctic Canada. Geological Society of America Bulletin, https://doi.org/10.1130/B35229.1

Microbially-induced sedimentary structures (MISS) are reportedly widespread in the Early Triassic and their occurrence is attributed to either the extinction of marine grazers (allowing mat preservation) during the Permo-Triassic mass extinction or t... Read More about Controls on the Formation of Microbially-Induced Sedimentary Structures and Biotic Recovery in the Lower Triassic of Arctic Canada.

Natural fracture propping and earthquake-induced oil migration in fractured basement reservoirs (2019)
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Holdsworth, R. E., McCaffrey, K. J. W., Dempsey, E., Roberts, N. M. W., Hardman, K., Morton, A., …Robertson, A. (2019). Natural fracture propping and earthquake-induced oil migration in fractured basement reservoirs. Geology, 47(8), 700-704. https://doi.org/10.1130/G46280.1

The geological processes that create fluid storage capacity and connectivity in global fractured basement reservoirs are poorly understood compared to conventional hydrocarbon plays. Hosting potentially multi-billion barrels of oil, the upfaulted P... Read More about Natural fracture propping and earthquake-induced oil migration in fractured basement reservoirs.

Ammonium ocean following the end-Permian mass extinction (2019)
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Sun, Y. D., Zulla, M. J., Joachimski, M. M., Bond, D. P. G., Wignall, P. B., Zhang, Z. T., & Zhang, M. H. (in press). Ammonium ocean following the end-Permian mass extinction. Earth and planetary science letters,

The aftermath of end-Permian mass extinction was marked by a ~5 million year interval of poorly-understood, extreme environments that likely hindered biotic recovery. Contemporary nitrogen isotope variations are considered, using a new conceptual mod... Read More about Ammonium ocean following the end-Permian mass extinction.

Mediterranean isolation preconditioning the Earth System for late Miocene climate cooling (2019)
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Capella, W., Flecker, R., Hernández-Molina, F. J., Simon, D., Meijer, P. T., Rogerson, M., …Krijgsman, W. (in press). Mediterranean isolation preconditioning the Earth System for late Miocene climate cooling. Scientific reports, 9, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-40208-2

© 2019, The Author(s). A global Neogene cooling trend culminated ~7 million years ago with the onset of Greenland glaciation. Increased ocean-atmosphere interaction and low- to high-latitude circulation are thought to be key factors in reorganizing... Read More about Mediterranean isolation preconditioning the Earth System for late Miocene climate cooling.

Recovery of benthic communities following the Toarcian oceanic anoxic event in the Cleveland Basin, UK (2019)
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Caswell, B. A., & Dawn, S. J. (2019). Recovery of benthic communities following the Toarcian oceanic anoxic event in the Cleveland Basin, UK. Palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology, 521, 114-126. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2019.02.014

During the Toarcian oceanic anoxic event (OAE) considerable environmental changes occurred that were associated with global warming, perturbations to the C-cycle and ocean deoxygenation which resulted in a mass extinction of marine fauna. Recovery of... Read More about Recovery of benthic communities following the Toarcian oceanic anoxic event in the Cleveland Basin, UK.

Handheld portable FTIR spectroscopy for the triage of micro and meso sized plastics in the marine environment incorporating an accelerated weathering study and an aging estimation (2019)
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McCumskay, R., Tang, P. L., Mckumskay, R., Rogerson, M., Waller, C., & Forster, R. (2019). Handheld portable FTIR spectroscopy for the triage of micro and meso sized plastics in the marine environment incorporating an accelerated weathering study and an aging estimation. Spectroscopy, 34(2), 54-60

Debris in the marine environment can be either natural, such as floating vegetation or volcanic ash deposits, or man-made. The man-made human sources cover the whole gamut of material types, from sewage, glass, mineral, fabric and, of increasing conc... Read More about Handheld portable FTIR spectroscopy for the triage of micro and meso sized plastics in the marine environment incorporating an accelerated weathering study and an aging estimation.

A General Model for the Helical Structure of Geophysical Flows in Channel Bends (2017)
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Azpiroz-Zabala, M., Cartigny, M. J. B., Sumner, E. J., Clare, M. A., Talling, P. J., Parsons, D. R., & Cooper, C. (2017). A General Model for the Helical Structure of Geophysical Flows in Channel Bends. Geophysical research letters, 44(23), 11,932-11,941. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017gl075721

Meandering channels formed by geophysical flows (e.g., rivers and seafloor turbidity currents) include the most extensive sediment transport systems on Earth. Previous measurements from rivers show how helical flow at meander bends plays a key role i... Read More about A General Model for the Helical Structure of Geophysical Flows in Channel Bends.

Explosive eruptive history of Pantelleria, Italy : repeated caldera collapse and ignimbrite emplacement at a peralkaline volcano (2017)
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Jordan, N., Rotolo, S., Williams, R., Speranza, F., McIntosh, W., Branney, M. J., & Scaillet, S. (2018). Explosive eruptive history of Pantelleria, Italy : repeated caldera collapse and ignimbrite emplacement at a peralkaline volcano. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 349, 47-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2017.09.013

A new, pre-Green Tuff (46 ka) volcanic stratigraphy is presented for the peralkaline Pantelleria Volcano, Italy. New ⁴⁰Ar/³⁹Ar and paleomagnetic data are combined with detailed field studies to develop a comprehensive stratigraphic reconstruction of... Read More about Explosive eruptive history of Pantelleria, Italy : repeated caldera collapse and ignimbrite emplacement at a peralkaline volcano.

Hadley circulation and precipitation changes controling black shale deposition in the Late Jurassic Boreal Seaway (2016)
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Armstrong, H. A., Wagner, T., Herringshaw, L. G., Farnsworth, A. J., Lunt, D. J., Harland, M., …Atar, E. F. (2016). Hadley circulation and precipitation changes controling black shale deposition in the Late Jurassic Boreal Seaway. Paleoceanography, 31(8), 1041-1053. https://doi.org/10.1002/2015pa002911

New climate simulations using the HadCM3L model with a paleogeography of the Late Jurassic (155.5 Ma) and proxy-data corroborate that warm and wet tropical-like conditions reached as far north as the UK sector of the Jurassic Boreal Seaway (~35°N). T... Read More about Hadley circulation and precipitation changes controling black shale deposition in the Late Jurassic Boreal Seaway.

Shifting landscapes: from coalface to quick sand? Teaching geography, earth and environmental sciences in UK higher education (2016)
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Dyer, S., Walkington, H., Williams, R., Morton, K., & Wyse, S. (2016). Shifting landscapes: from coalface to quick sand? Teaching geography, earth and environmental sciences in UK higher education. Area, 48(3), 308-316 . https://doi.org/10.1111/area.12261

In this paper we examine contemporary academic working lives, with particular reference to teaching-only and teaching-focused academics. We argue that intensification in the neoliberal university has significantly shifted the structure of academic ca... Read More about Shifting landscapes: from coalface to quick sand? Teaching geography, earth and environmental sciences in UK higher education.

Ultra-shallow-marine anoxia in an Early Triassic shallow-marine clastic ramp (Spitsbergen) and the suppression of benthic radiation (2015)
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Wignall, P. B., Bond, D. P. G., Sun, Y., Grasby, S. E., Beauchamp, B., Joachimski, M. M., & Blomeier, D. P. G. (2016). Ultra-shallow-marine anoxia in an Early Triassic shallow-marine clastic ramp (Spitsbergen) and the suppression of benthic radiation. Geological magazine, 153(2), 316-331. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0016756815000588

Lower Triassic marine strata in Spitsbergen accumulated on a mid-to-high latitude ramp in which high-energy foreshore and shoreface facies passed offshore into sheet sandstones of probable hyperpycnite origin. More distal facies include siltstones, s... Read More about Ultra-shallow-marine anoxia in an Early Triassic shallow-marine clastic ramp (Spitsbergen) and the suppression of benthic radiation.

Quaternary dust source variation across the Chinese Loess Plateau (2015)
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Bird, A., Stevens, T., Rittner, M., Vermeesch, P., Carter, A., Andò, S., …Xu, Z. (2015). Quaternary dust source variation across the Chinese Loess Plateau. Palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology, 435, 254-264 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.06.024

The Chinese Loess Plateau in north central China contains one of the most valuable Cenozoic climate archives on land. Establishing the origin of this substantial archive of aeolian sediments is critical for the interpretation of loess climate proxies... Read More about Quaternary dust source variation across the Chinese Loess Plateau.

Progressive environmental deterioration in northwestern Pangea leading to the latest Permian extinction (2015)
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Bond, D. P. G., Beauchamp, B., Blomeier, D., Galloway, J. M., Grasby, S. E., Piepjohn, K., …Wignall, P. (2015). Progressive environmental deterioration in northwestern Pangea leading to the latest Permian extinction. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 127(9-10), 1331-1347 . https://doi.org/10.1130/b31197.1

Stratigraphic records from northwestern Pangea provide unique insight into global processes that occurred during the Latest Permian Extinction (LPE). We examined a detailed geochemical record of the Festningen Section, Spitsbergen. A stepwise extinct... Read More about Progressive environmental deterioration in northwestern Pangea leading to the latest Permian extinction.

An abrupt extinction in the Middle Permian (Capitanian) of the Boreal Realm (Spitsbergen) and its link to anoxia and acidification (2015)
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Bond, D. P. G., Beauchamp, B., Blomeier, D. P. G., Grasby, S. E., Joachimski, M. M., Savov, I., …Wignall, P. B. (2015). An abrupt extinction in the Middle Permian (Capitanian) of the Boreal Realm (Spitsbergen) and its link to anoxia and acidification. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 127(9-10), 1411-1421 . https://doi.org/10.1130/B31216.1

The controversial Capitanian (Middle Permian, 262 Ma) extinction event is only known from equatorial latitudes, and consequently its global extent is poorly resolved. We demonstrate that there were two, severe extinctions amongst brachiopods in north... Read More about An abrupt extinction in the Middle Permian (Capitanian) of the Boreal Realm (Spitsbergen) and its link to anoxia and acidification.

A combined Y/Ho, high field strength element (HFSE) and Nd isotope perspective on basalt weathering, Deccan Traps, India (2014)
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Babechuk, M. G., Widdowson, M., Murphy, M., & Kamber, B. S. (2015). A combined Y/Ho, high field strength element (HFSE) and Nd isotope perspective on basalt weathering, Deccan Traps, India. Chemical Geology, 396, 25-41 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.12.017

High-precision high field strength element (HFSE: Zr, Hf, Nb, Ta, Th, U, W, Mo), Y/Ho, and Nd isotope chemostratigraphy of two contrasting Deccan Traps weathering profiles - an ancient, deeply weathered laterite, and a younger (Quaternary), more mode... Read More about A combined Y/Ho, high field strength element (HFSE) and Nd isotope perspective on basalt weathering, Deccan Traps, India.


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