Significant Recent Publications:

Gernon, T.M., Jones, S.M., Brune, S., Hincks, T.K., Glerum, A., 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., under review, 2022. Diamond ascent by rift-driven disruption of cratonic mantle keels. Nature. Preprint doi: 10.21203/ 986686/v1.

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., accepted, in press. Composition of continental crust altered by the emergence of land plants. Nature Geoscience (2022).

Gernon, T.M., Barr, R., Fitton, J. G., Hincks, T.K., Keir, D., Longman, J., Merdith, A., Mitchell, R.N. & Palmer, M.R., 2022. 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 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).

Longman, J., Gernon, T.M., Palmer, M.R., Jones, M.T., Stokke, E.W. and Svensen, H.H. Marine diagenesis of tephra aided the Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum termination. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 571 117101, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2021.117101 (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 also 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 also 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).

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 also the Perspective 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).

A full list of my publications is available here: