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Please see the lists below for journal articles contributed to by our group members.


  1. Puetz, S.J., Condie, K.C., Pisarevsky, S.A., Davaille, A., Schwarz, C.J., Ganade, C.E., 2017. Quantifying the evolution of the continental and oceanic crust. Earth-Science Reviews, v. 164, p. 63-83.
  2. Belica, M.E., Tohver, E., Pisarevsky, S.A., Jourdan, F., Denyszyn, S., George. A.D., 2017. Middle Permian paleomagnetism of the Sydney Basin, Eastern Gondwana: Testing Pangea models and the timing of the end of the Kiaman Reverse Superchron. Tectonophysics, v. 699, p. 178-198.
  3. Lubnina, N.V., Pisarevsky, S.A., Stepanova, A.V., Bogdanova, S.V., Sokolov, S.J., 2017. Fennoscandia before Nuna/Columbia: paleomagnetism of 1.98−1.96 Ga mafic rocks of the Karelian craton and paleogeographic implications. Precambrian Research, v. 292, p. 1-12.
  4. Cawood, P.A., Pisarevsky, S.A., 2017. Laurentia-Baltica-Amazonia relations during Rodinia assembly. Precambrian Research, v. 292, p. 386-397.
  5. Yao, W.H., Li, Z.X., Li, W.-X., Li, X.-H., 2017. Proterozoic tectonics of Hainan Island in supercontinent cycles: new insights from geochronological and isotopic results. Precambrian Research, v. 290, p. 86-100.
  6. Ma, L., Wang, Q., Li, Z.X., Wyman, D.A., Yang, J.H., Wu, F.Y., Jiang, Z.Q., Gou, G.N., Guo, H.F., 2017. Subduction of Indian continent beneath southern Tibet in the latest Eocene (~ 35 Ma): Insights from the Quguosha gabbros in southern Lhasa block. Gondwana Research, v. 41, p. 77-92.
  7. Goddéris, Y., Hir, G.L., Macouin, M., Donnadieu, Y., Hubert-Théou, L., Dera, G., Aretz, M., Fluteau, F., Li, Z.X., Halverson, G.P., 2017. Paleogeographic forcing of the strontium isotopic cycle in the Neoproterozoic. Gondwana Research, v. 42, p. 151-162.
  8. Liu, L., Li, Z., Li, S., Zhu, K., Cui, F.,2017. Early Cretaceous basin framework in northwest Jiaobei region: evidence from SHRIMP zircon U-Pb dating for “Penglai Group” at Qimudao. Marine Geology and Quarternary Geology 37, 126-136 (in Chinese with English abstract).
  9. Hír, J., Venczel, M., Codrea, V., Rössner, G.E., Angelone, C., van den Hoek Ostende, L.W., Rosina, V.V., Kirscher, U., Prieto, J., 2017. Badenian and Sarmatian s.str. from the Carpathian area: Taxonomical notes concerning the Hungarian and Romanian small vertebrates and report on the ruminants from the Felsőtárkány Basin. Comptes Rendus Palevol, v.6(3), p. 312-332.
  10. Sant, K., Kirscher, U., Reichenbacher, B., Pippèrr, M., Jung, D., Doppler, G., Krijgsman, W., 2017. Late Burdigalian sea retreat from the North Alpine Foreland Basin: new magnetostratigraphic age constraints. Global and Planetary Change, v. 152, p. 38-50.
  11. Scholze, F., Wang, X., Kirscher, U., Kraft, J., Schneider, J.W., Götz, A.E., Joachimski, M.M., Bachtadse, V., 2017.  A multistratigraphic approach to pinpoint the Permian-Triassic boundary in continental deposits: The Zechstein–Lower Buntsandstein transition in Germany. Global and Planetary Change, v. 152, p. 129-151.
  12. Kirscher, U., Oms, O., Bruch, A.A., Shatilova, I., Chochishvili, G., Bachtadse, V., 2017. The Calabrian in the Western Transcaucasian basin (Georgia): Paleomagnetic constraints from the Gurian regional stage. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 160, p. 96-107.
  13. Kirscher, U., Bachtadse, V., Mikolaichuk, A.V., Kröner, A., Alexeiev, D.V.,  2017. Palaeozoic evolution of the North Tianshan based on palaeomagnetic data – transition from Gondwana towards Pangaea. International Geology Review, v. 50(16).
  14. Tao, N., Li, Z.X., Danišík, M., Evans, N. J., Batt, G. E., Li, W.-X., Pang, C.-J., Jourdan, F., Xu, Y.-G., and Liu, L.-P., 2017. Thermochronological record of Middle–Late Jurassic magmatic reheating to Eocene rift-related rapid cooling in the SE South China Block. Gondwana Research, v. 46, p. 191-203.
  15. Liu, L.-P., Li, Z.-X., Danišík, M., Li, S., Evans, N., Jourdan, F., and Tao, N., 2017. Thermochronology of the Sulu ultrahigh-pressure metamorphic terrane: Implications for continental collision and lithospheric thinning. Tectonophysics 712–713, 10-29.
  16. Spencer, C.J., Gunderson, K.L., Hoiland, C.W., Schleiffarth, W.K., 2017. Earth-Science Outreach Using an Integrated Social Media Platform. GSA Today, v. 27(8), p. 28-29.
  17. Meredith, A.S., Collins, A.S., Williams, S.E., Pisarevsky, S.A., Foden, J.D., Archibald, D.B., Blades, M.L., Alessio, B.L., Armistead, S., Plavsa, D., Clark. C., Müller, D., 2017. A full-plate global reconstruction of the Neoproterozoic. Gondwana Research, v. 50, p. 84-134.
  18. Hopkinson, T.N., Harris, N.B.W., Warren, C.J., Spencer, C.J., Roberts, N.M.W., Horstwood, M.S.A., Parrish, R.R., EIMF, 2017. The identification and significance of pure sediment-derived granites. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 467, p. 57-63.
  19. Böhme, M., Spassov, N., Ebner, M., Geraads, D., Hristova, L., Kirscher, U., Kötter, S., Linnemann, U., Prieto, J., Roussiakis, S., Theodorou, G., Uhlig, G., Winklhofer, M., 2107. Messinian age and savannah environment of the possible hominin Graecopithecus from Europe. PLOS ONE, v. 12(5), e0177347.
  20. Martin, E.L., Collins, W.J., Kirkland, C.L., 2017. An Australian source for Pacific-Gondwanan zircons: Implications for the assembly of northeastern Gondwana. Geology, v. 45(8), p. 699-702.
  21. Bállico, M.B., Scherer, C.M.S., Mountney, N.P., Souza, E.G., Chemale, F., Pisarevsky, S.A., Reis, A.D., 2017. Wind-pattern circulation as a palaeogeographic indicator: Case study of the 1.5–1.6 Ga Mangabeira Formation, São Francisco Craton, Northeast Brazil. Precambrian Research, v. 298, p. 1-15.
  22. Spencer, C.J., Yakymchuk, C., Ghaznavi, M., 2017. Visualising data distributions with kernel density estimation and reduced chi-squared statistic. Geoscience Frontiers, v. 8(6), p. 1247-1252.
  23. Mayr, C., Brandlmeier, B., Diersche, V., Stojakowits, P., Kirscher, U., Matzke-Karasz, R., Bachtadse, V., Eigler, M., Haas, U., Lempe, B., Reimer, P.J., Spötl, C., 2017. Nesseltalgraben, a new reference section of the last glacial period in southern Germany. Journal of Paleolimnology, v. 58(2), p. 213-229.
  24. Murphy, J.B., Shellnutt, J.G., Collins, W.J., 2017. Late Neoproterozoic to Carboniferous genesis of A-type magmas in Avalonia of northern Nova Scotia: repeated partial melting of anhydrous lower crust in contrasting tectonic environments. International Journal of Earth Sciences, In Press.
  25. Pippèrr, M., Reichenbacher, B., Kirscher, U., Sant, K., Hanebeck, H., 2017. The middle Burdigalian in the North Alpine Foreland Basin (Bavaria, SE Germany) – a lithostratigraphic, biostratigraphic and magnetostratigraphic re-evaluation. Newsletters on Stratigraphy.
  26. Spencer, C.J., Roberts, N.M.W., Santosh, M., 2017. Growth, destruction, and preservation of Earth’s continental crust. Earth-Science Reviews, v. 172, p. 87-106.
  27. Belica, M.E., Tohver, E., Poyatos-Moré, M., Flint, S., Parra-Avila, L.A., Lanci, L., Denyszyn, S., Pisarevsky, S.A., 2017. Refining the chronostratigraphy of the Karoo Basin, South Africa: magnetostratigraphic constraints support an Early Permian age for the Ecca Group. Geophysical Journal International, ggx344.
  28. Maravelis, A.G., Catuneanu, O., Nordsvan, A., Landenberger, B., Zelilidis, A., 2017. Interplay of tectonism and eustasy during the Early Permian icehouse: Southern Sydney Basin, southeast Australia. Geological Journal, 1-32.
  29. Kirkland, C.L., Abello, F., Danišík, M., Gardiner, N.J., Spencer, C., 2017. Mapping temporal and spatial patterns of zircon U-Pb disturbance: A Yilgarn Craton case study. Gondwana Research, v. 52, p. 39-47.
  30. Venkataramani, D., Musgrave, R.J., Boutelier, D.A., Hack, A.C., Collins, W.J., 2017. Revised potential field model of the Gilmore Fault Zone. Journal of the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysics.
  31. Ito H., Spencer C.J., Danišík M., Hoiland C.W., 2017. Magmatic tempo of Earth’s youngest exposed plutons as revealed by detrital zircon U-Pb geochronology. Scientific Reports v. 7, 12457.
  32. Yao, W., Li, Z.X., 2017. Tectonostratigraphy and provenance analysis to define the edge and evolution of the eastern Wuyi-Yunkai orogen, South China. Geological Magazine, 1-16.
  33. Spencer, C.J., Cavosie, A.J., Raub, T.D., Rollinson, H., Jeon, H., Searle, M.P., Miller, J.A., McDonald, B.J., Evans, N.J., Edinburgh Ion Microprobe Facility (EIMF), 2017. Evidence for melting mud in Earth’s mantle from extreme oxygen isotope signatures in zircon. Geology.
  34. Maravelis, A.G., Chamilaki, E., Pasadakis, N., Zelilidis, A., Collins, W.J., 2017. Hydrocarbon generation potential of a Lower Permian sedimentary succession (Mount Agony Formation): Southern Sydney Basin, New South Wales, Southeast Australia. International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 183, p. 52-64.
  35. Hoffman, P.F., Abbot, D.S., Ashkenazy, Y., Benn, D.I., Brocks, J.J., Cohen, P.A., Cox, G.M., Creveling, J.R., Donnadieu, Y., Erwin, D.H., Fairchild, I.J., Ferreira, D., Goodman, J.C., Halverson, G.P., Jansen, M.F., Le Hir, G., Love, G.D., Macdonald, F.A., Maloof, A.C., Partin, C.A., Ramstein, G., Rose, B.E.J., Rose, C.V., Sadler, P.M., Tziperman, E., Voigt, A., Warren, S.G., 2017. Snowball Earth climate dynamics and Cryogenian geology-geobiology. Science Advances, v. 3(11), e1600983.
  36. Zhu, K.-Y., Li, Z.-X., Xia, Q.-K., Xu, X.-S., Wilde, S. A. and Chen, H.-L., 2017. Revisiting Mesozoic felsic intrusions in eastern South China: spatial and temporal variations and tectonic significance. Lithos v. 294-295, p. 147-163, 2007.
  37. Gong, Z., Xu, X., Evans, D.A.D., Hoffman, P.F., Mitchell, R.N., Bleeker, W., 2017. Paleomagnetism and rock magnetism of the ca. 1.87 Ga Pearson Formation, Northwest Territories, Canada: A test of vertical-axis rotation within the Great Slave basin. Precambrian Research, In Press.
  38. Zhang, N., Li, Z.-X., 2017. Formation of mantle “lone plumes” in the global downwelling zone — A case for subduction-controlled plume generation beneath the South China Sea. Tectonophysics, In Press.


  1. Niu, J., Li, Z.X., Zhu, W.: Palaeomagnetism and geochronology of mid-Neoproterozoic Yanbian dykes, South China: implications for a c. 820–800 Ma true polar wander event and the reconstruction of Rodinia. In: Li, Z. X., Evans, D. A. D. & Murphy, J. B. (eds.), Supercontinent Cycles Through Earth History. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 424, 191–211, 2016.
  2. Evans, D.A.D., Li., Z.-X., Murphy, J.B.: Four-dimensional context of Earth’s supercontinents. In: Li, Z. X., Evans, D. A. D. & Murphy, J. B. (eds.), Supercontinent Cycles Through Earth History. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 424, 1–14, 2016.
  3. Cox, G.M., Halverson, G.P., Stevenson, R.K., Vokaty, M., Poirier, A., Kunzmann, M., Li, Z.-X., Denyszyn, S.W., Strauss, J.V., Macdonald, F.A., 2016, Continental flood basalt weathering as a trigger for Neoproterozoic Snowball Earth. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 446, p. 89-99.
  4. Cox, G.M., Jarrett, A., Edwards, D., Crockford, P.W., Halverson, G.P., Collins, A.S., Poirier, A., Li, Z.-X., 2016, Basin redox and primary productivity within the Mesoproterozoic Roper Seaway. Chemical Geology, v. 440, p. 101-114.
  5. Pang, C.J., Li, Z.X., Xu, Y.G., Wen, S.N., Krapež, B., 2016. Climatic and tectonic controls on Late Triassic to Middle Jurassic sedimentation in northeastern Guangdong Province, South China. Tectonophysics, v. 677–678, p. 68–87.
  6. Cen, T., Li, W., Wang, X., Pang, C., Li, Z.-X., Xing, G., Zhao, X., Tao, J., 2016, Petrogenesis of early Jurassic basalts in southern Jiangxi Province, South China: Implications for the thermal state of the Mesozoic mantle beneath South China. Lithos, v. 256-257, p. 311-330.
  7. Wang, Q., Hawkesworth, C.J., Wyman, D., Chung, S.L., Wu, F.Y., Li, X.H., Li, Z.X., Gou, G.N., Zhang, X.Z., Tang, G.J., Dan, W., Ma, L., Dong, Y.H., 2016. Pliocene–Quaternary crustal melting in central and northern Tibet with new insights into crustal flow. Nature Communications, v. 7, 11888,
  8. Yao, W.H., Li, Z.X., 2016. Tectonostratigraphic history of the Ediacaran–Silurian Nanhua foreland basin in South China. Tectonophysics 674, 31-51.
  9. Zhu, K.Y., Li, Z.X., Xu, X.S., Wilde, S.A., Chen, H.L., 2016. Early Mesozoic ferroan (A-type) and magnesian granitoids in eastern South China: Tracing the influence of flat-slab subduction at the western Pacific margin. Lithos 240, 371–381.
  10. Zhu, W.G., Zhong, H., Li, Z.-X., Bai, Z.J., Yang, Y.J., 2016, SIMS zircon U-Pb ages, geochemistry and Nd-Hf isotopes of ca. 1.0 Ga mafic dykes and volcanic rocks in the Huili area, SW China: Origin and tectonic significance. Precambrian Research, 273, 67-89.
  11. Peng, P., Ernst, R., Hou, G., Söderlund, U., Zhang, S., Hamilton, M., Xu, Y., Denyszyn, S., Mege, D., Pisarevsky, S., Srivastava, R., Kusky, T., 2016. Dyke swarms: keys to paleogeographic reconstructions. Science Bulletin 61(21), 1669-1671.
  12. Metelkin, D.V., Vernikovsky, V.A., Tolmacheva, Matushkin, N.Yu., Zhdanova, A.I., Yu., Pisarevsky, S.A., 2016. First paleomagnetic data for the New Siberian Islands: Implications for Arctic paleogeography. Gondwana Research 37, 308-323.
  13. Pisarevsky, S.A., Rosenbaum, G., Shaanan, U., Hoy, D., Speranza, F., Mochales, T., 2016. Paleomagnetic and geochronological study of Carboniferous forearc basin rocks in the Southern New England Orogen (Eastern Australia). Tectonophysics 681, 263-277.
  14. Cawood, P.A., Strachan, R.A., Pisarevsky, S.A., Gladkochub, D.P., Murphy, J.B., 2016. Linking collisional and accretionary orogens during Rodinia assembly and breakup: Implications for models of supercontinent cycles. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 449, 118-126.
  15. Gladkochud, D.P., Donskaya, T.V., Mazukabzov, A.M., Pisarevsky, S.A., Ernst, R.E., Stenevich, A.M., 2016, The Mesoproterozoic mantle plume beneath the northern part of the Siberian craton. Russian Geology and Geophysics, 57, 672-686.
  16. Cederberg, J., Söderlund, U., Oliveira, E.P., Ernst, R.E., Pisarevsky, S.A., 2016. U-Pb baddeleyite dating of the Proterozoic Pará de Minas dyke swarm in the São Francisco craton (Brazil) – implications for tectonic correlation with the Siberian, Congo and North China cratons. GFF 138, 219-240.
  17. Spencer, C.J., Harris, R.A., Major, J.R., 2016, Provenance of Permian-Triassic Gondwana sequence unit accreted to the Banda Arc: constraints from zircon U-Pb and Hf isotopes. In press in Gondwana Research v. 38, p. 28-39.
  18. Kirkland, C.L., Spaggiari, C., Johnson, T., Smithies, H., Danisik, M., Evans N., Wingate, M., Clark, C., Spencer C., Mikucki, E., McDonald, B., 2016. Grain size matters: Implications for mobilization of radiogenic-Pb in titanite: an example from the Albany-Fraser Orogen. Precambrian Research v. 278, p. 283-302,
  19. Spencer, C.J., Kirkland, C.L., Taylor, R.J.M., 2016, Strategies towards statistically robust interpretations of in situ U–Pb zircon geochronology, Geoscience Frontiers, v. 7, p. 581-589,
  20. Thomas, R.J., Spencer, C.J., Bushi, A.M., Baglow, N., Boniface, N., de Kock, G., Horstwood, M.S.A., Hollick, L., Jacobs, J., Kajara, S., Kamihanda, G., Key, R.M., Maganga, Z., Mbawala., F., McCourt, W., Momburi, P., Moses, F., Mruma, A., Myambilwa, Y., Roberts, N.M.W., Saidi, H., Nyanda, P., Nyoka, K., Millar, I., 2016, Geochronology of the central Tanzania Craton and its southern and eastern orogenic margins, Precambrian Research, v. 277, p. 47-67.
  21. Gardiner, N.J., Searle, M.P., Morley, C.K., Whitehouse, M.P., Spencer, C.J., Robb, L.J., 2016, The closure of Palaeo-Tethys in Eastern Myanmar and Northern Thailand: new insights from zircon U–Pb and Hf isotope data. Gondwana Research, v. 39, p. 401-422.
  22. Thomas, R.J., Macey, P.H., Spencer, C.J., Dhansay, T., Diener, J.F.A., Lambert, C.W., Frei, D., Nguno, A., 2016, The Sperrgebiet Domain, Aurus Mountains, SW Namibia: A∼ 2020–850Ma window within the Pan-African Gariep Orogen. Precambrian Research, v. 286, p. 35-58.
  23. Hír, J., Venczel, M., Codrea, V., Angelone, C., van den Hoek Ostende, L.W., Kirscher, U., Prieto, J., 2016. Badenian and Sarmatian s.str. from the Carpathian area: Overview and ongoing research on Hungarian and Romanian small vertebrate evolution. Comptes Rendus Palevol, v. 15(7), p. 863-875.
  24. Kirscher, U., Prieto, J., Bachtadse, V., Aziz, H. Abdul, Doppler, G., Hagmaier, M., Böhme, M., 2016. A biochronologic tie-point for the base of the Tortonian stage in European terrestrial settings: Magnetostratigraphy of the topmost Upper Freshwater Molasse sediments of the North Alpine Foreland Basin in Bavaria (Germany). Newsletters on Stratigraphy, v. 49(3), p. 445-467.