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Significant Recent Publications:

Gernon, T.M., Mills, B.J.W., Hincks, T.K., Merdith, A.S., Alcott, L.J., Rohling, E.J.R., & Palmer, M.R. Solid Earth forcing of Mesozoic oceanic anoxic events. Nature Geoscience (2024, in press).

Gernon, T.M., Hincks, T.K., Brune, S., Braun, J., Jones, S.M., Keir, D., Cunningham, A., & Glerum, A., Co-evolution of craton margins and interiors during continental breakup. Nature, doi: 10.1038/s41586-024-07717-1 (2024, in press).

Gernon, T.M., Jones, S.M., Brune, S., Hincks, T.K., Palmer, M.R., Schumacher, J.C., Primiceri, R.M., Field, M., Griffin, W.L., O’Reilly, S.Y., Keir, D., Spencer, C.J., Merdith, A. & Glerum, A. Rift-induced disruption of cratonic keels drives kimberlite volcanism. Nature, 620, 344–350, doi: 10.1038/s41586-023-06193-3 (2023).

See the News feature by P. Voosen, The death of supercontinent brings diamonds to the surface. Science 381 (6656), 362–363, doi: 10.1126/science.adj9565.

Spencer, C.J., Davies, N.S., Gernon, T.M., Wang, X., McMahon, W.J., Morrell, T.R.I., Hincks, T.K., Pufahl, P.K., Brasier, A., Seraine, M. & Lu, G.-M. Composition of continental crust altered by the emergence of land plants. Nature Geoscience 15, 735-740, doi: 10.1038/s41561-022-00995-2 (2022).

See the News & Views feature by N. Greber, Plant fingerprints in the deep Earth. Nature Geoscience 15, 685-686, doi: 10.1038/s41561-022-01022-0.

See the Editorial, Plants rooted in rocks. Nature Geoscience 15, 683, doi: 10.1038/s41561-022-01030-0.

See the Research Highlight by B. Grocholski, Geochemistry: Deep-rooted change. Science 378 (6615), 37-38, doi: 10.1126/science.adf1655.

Gernon, T.M., Barr, R., Fitton, J. G., Hincks, T.K., Keir, D., Longman, J., Merdith, A., Mitchell, R.N. & Palmer, M.R. Transient mobilization of subcrustal carbon coincident with Palaeocene-Eocene thermal maximum. Nature Geoscience 15, 573–579, doi: 10.1038/s41561-022-00967-6 (2022).

See the News feature by P. Voosen, Hidden carbon layer may have sparked ancient bout of global warming. Science 377 (6601), 12–13, doi: 10.1126/science.add6369.


Longman, J., Mills, B.J.W., Manners, H.R., Gernon, T.M. and Palmer, M.R. Late Ordovician climate change and extinctions driven by elevated volcanic nutrient supply. Nature Geoscience 14, 924–929, doi: 10.1038/s41561-021-00855-5 (2021).


Gernon, T.M., Hincks, T.K., Merdith, A., Rohling, E.J., Palmer, M.R., Foster, G.L., Bataille, C.P. and Muller, D. Global chemical weathering dominated by continental arcs since the mid-Palaeozoic. Nature Geoscience 14, 690–696, doi: 10.1038/s41561-021-00806-0 (2021).


Mitchell, R.N.*, Gernon, T.M.*, Cox, G.M., Nordsvan, A.R., Kirscher, U., Xuan, C., Liu, Y., Liu, X. and He., X., Orbital forcing of ice sheets during snowball Earth. Nature Communications 12 (4187), doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-24439-4 (2021). *These authors contributed equally.

Mazrouei, S., Ghent, R.R., Bottke, W.F., Parker, A.H., and Gernon, T.M. Earth and Moon impact flux increased at the end of the Paleozoic. Science 363 (6424), 253, doi: 10.1126/science.aar4058 (2019).

See the Perspective by Christian Koeberl, When Earth got pummeled. Science, 363 (6424), 224–225,
doi: 10.1126/science.aav8480

Keller, C.B., Husson, J.M., Mitchell, R. N., Bottke, W.F., Gernon, T.M., Boehnke, P., Bell, E.A., Swanson-Hysell, N.L., and Peters, S.E. Neoproterozoic glacial origin of the Great Unconformity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116 (4), 1136, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1804350116 (2019).

See the News Feature by Adityarup Chakravorty, Did Global Glaciation Cause the Great Unconformity?

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Hincks, T., Aspinall, W., Cooke, R., and Gernon, T.M.* Oklahoma’s induced seismicity strongly linked to wastewater injection depth. Science 359 (6381), 1251, doi: 10.1126/science.aap7911 (2018). *Corresponding Author.

Gernon, T.M., Hincks, T.K., Tyrrell, T., Rohling, E.J., and Palmer, M.R. Snowball Earth ocean chemistry driven by extensive ridge volcanism during Rodinia breakup. Nature Geoscience 9 (3), 242–248, doi: 10.1038/ngeo2632 (2016).

See the News & Views feature by Ian Fairchild, Ocean chemistry: Neoproterozoic glass-bleeding. Nature Geoscience 9, 192–193; doi: 10.1038/ngeo2643.

Gernon, T.M., Brown, R.J., Tait, M.A. & Hincks, T.K. The origin of pelletal lapilli in explosive kimberlite eruptions. Nature Communications 3 (832), doi: 10.1038/ncomms1842 (2012).

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