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Books

Van Kranendonk MJ; Smithies RH; Bennett VC, 2007, Preface: Aims, Scope, and Outline of the Book, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0166-2635(07)15092-1

Book Chapters

Johnson CM; Van Kranendonk MJ, 2018, 'Ancient life and plate tectonics', in Handbook of Astrobiology, pp. 195 - 205

Johnston JF; van Kranendonk MJ, 2018, 'A conversation about geology and tourism in a remote area of Australia', in Handbook of Geotourism, pp. 264 - 273

Van Kranendonk MJ; Altermann W; Beard BL; Hoffman PF; Johnson CJ; Kasting JF; Melezhik VA; Nutman AP; Papineau D; Pirajno F, 2012, 'A chronostratigraphic division of the Precambrian: possibilities and challenges', in Gradstein FM; Ogg JG; Schmitz MD; Ogg GJ (ed.), The Geologic Time Scale 2012, Elsevier, Boston, pp. 299 - 392, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-59425-9.00016-0

Furnes H; McLoughlin N; Muehlenbachs K; Banerjee N; Staudigel H; Dilek Y; de wit M; Van Kranendonk M; Schiffman P, 2008, 'Oceanic pillow lavas and hyaloclastites as habitats for microbial life through time – a review', in Modern Approaches in Solid Earth Sciences, pp. 1 - 68

Van Kranendonk MJ, 2007, 'Chapter 7.2 A Review of the Evidence for Putative Paleoarchean Life in the Pilbara Craton, Western Australia', in Developments in Precambrian Geology, pp. 855 - 877, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0166-2635(07)15072-6

Van Kranendonk MJ, 2007, 'Chapter 8.6 Tectonics of Early Earth', in Developments in Precambrian Geology, pp. 1105 - 1116, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0166-2635(07)15086-6

Journal articles

Viehmann S; Reitner J; Tepe N; Hohl SV; Van Kranendonk M; Hofmann T; Koeberl C; Meister P, 2020, 'Carbonates and cherts as archives of seawater chemistry and habitability on a carbonate platform 3.35 Ga ago: Insights from Sm/Nd dating and trace element analysis from the Strelley Pool Formation, Western Australia', Precambrian Research, vol. 344, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2020.105742

Baumgartner RJ; Caruso S; Fiorentini ML; Van Kranendonk MJ; Martin L; Jeon H; Pagès A; Wacey D, 2020, 'Sulfidization of 3.48 billion-year-old stromatolites of the Dresser Formation, Pilbara Craton: Constraints from in-situ sulfur isotope analysis of pyrite', Chemical Geology, vol. 538, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2020.119488

Teece BL; George SC; Djokic T; Campbell KA; Ruff SW; Van Kranendonk MJ, 2020, 'Biomolecules from fossilized hot spring sinters: Implications for the search for life on mars', Astrobiology, vol. 20, pp. 537 - 551, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/ast.2018.2018

Ruff SW; Campbell KA; Van Kranendonk MJ; Rice MS; Farmer JD, 2020, 'The case for ancient hot springs in gusev crater, mars', Astrobiology, vol. 20, pp. 475 - 499, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/ast.2019.2044

Fischer-Gödde M; Elfers BM; Münker C; Szilas K; Maier WD; Messling N; Morishita T; Van Kranendonk M; Smithies H, 2020, 'Ruthenium isotope vestige of Earth’s pre-late-veneer mantle preserved in Archaean rocks', Nature, vol. 579, pp. 240 - 244, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-2069-3

Nomchong BJ; Van Kranendonk MJ, 2020, 'Diverse thrombolites from the c. 2.4 Ga Turee Creek Group, Western Australia', Precambrian Research, vol. 338, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2019.105593

Baumgartner RJ; Van Kranendonk MJ; Pagès A; Fiorentini ML; Wacey D; Ryan C, 2020, 'Accumulation of transition metals and metalloids in sulfidized stromatolites of the 3.48 billion–year–old Dresser Formation, Pilbara Craton', Precambrian Research, vol. 337, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2019.105534

Baumgartner RJ; Van Kranendonk MJ; Fiorentini ML; Pagès A; Wacey D; Kong C; Saunders M; Ryan C, 2020, 'Formation of micro-spherulitic barite in association with organic matter within sulfidized stromatolites of the 3.48 billion-year-old Dresser Formation, Pilbara Craton', Geobiology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gbi.12392

Sriaporn C; Campbell KA; Millan M; Ruff SW; Van Kranendonk MJ; Handley KM, 2020, 'Stromatolitic digitate sinters form under wide-ranging physicochemical conditions with diverse hot spring microbial communities', Geobiology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gbi.12395

Nutman AP; Friend CRL; Bennett VC; Van Kranendonk M; Chivas AR, 2019, 'Reconstruction of a 3700 Ma transgressive marine environment from Isua (Greenland): Sedimentology, stratigraphy and geochemical signatures', Lithos, vol. 346-347, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2019.105164

Steller LH; Nakamura E; Ota T; Sakaguchi C; Sharma M; Van Kranendonk MJ, 2019, 'Boron Isotopes in the Puga Geothermal System, India, and Their Implications for the Habitat of Early Life', Astrobiology, vol. 19, pp. 1459 - 1473, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/ast.2018.1966

Baumgartner RJ; Van Kranendonk MJ; Wacey D; Fiorentini ML; Saunders M; Caruso S; Pages A; Homann M; Guagliardo P, 2019, 'Nano-porous pyrite and organic matter in 3.5-billion-year-old stromatolites record primordial life', Geology, vol. 47, pp. 1039 - 1043, http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/G46365.1

Nutman AP; Bennett VC; Friend CRL; Van Kranendonk MJ; Rothacker L; Chivas AR, 2019, 'Cross-examining Earth's oldest stromatolites: Seeing through the effects of heterogeneous deformation, metamorphism and metasomatism affecting Isua (Greenland) ∼3700 Ma sedimentary rocks', Precambrian Research, vol. 331, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2019.105347

Beaty DW; Grady MM; McSween HY; Sefton-Nash E; Carrier BL; Altieri F; Amelin Y; Ammannito E; Anand M; Benning LG; Bishop JL; Borg LE; Boucher D; Brucato JR; Busemann H; Campbell KA; Czaja AD; Debaille V; Des Marais DJ; Dixon M; Ehlmann BL; Farmer JD; Fernandez-Remolar DC; Filiberto J; Fogarty J; Glavin DP; Goreva YS; Hallis LJ; Harrington AD; M. Hausrath E; Herd CDK; Horgan B; Humanyun M; Kleine T; Kleinhenz J; Mackelprang R; Mangold N; Mayhew LE; McCoy JT; McCubbin FM; McLennan SM; Moser DE; Moynier F; Mustard JF; Niles PB; Ori GG; Raulin F; Rettberg P; Rucker MA; Schmitz N; Schwenzer SP; Sephton MA; Shaheen R; Sharp ZD; Schuster DL; Siljestrom S; Smith CL; Spry JA; Steele A; Swindle TD; ten Kate IL; Tosca NJ; Usui T; Van Kranendonk MJ; Wadhwa M; Weiss BP; Werner SC; Westall F; Wheeler RM; Zipfel J; Zorzano MP, 2019, 'The potential science and engineering value of samples delivered to Earth by Mars sample return', Meteoritics and Planetary Science, vol. 54, pp. 667 - 671, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/maps.13232

Beaty DW; Grady MM; McSween HY; Sefton-Nash E; Carrier BL; Altieri F; Amelin Y; Ammannito E; Anand M; Benning LG; Bishop JL; Borg LE; Boucher D; Brucato JR; Busemann H; Campbell KA; Czaja AD; Debaille V; Des Marais DJ; Dixon M; Ehlmann BL; Farmer JD; Fernandez-Remolar DC; Filiberto J; Fogarty J; Glavin DP; Goreva YS; Hallis LJ; Harrington AD; Hausrath EM; Herd CDK; Horgan B; Humayun M; Kleine T; Kleinhenz J; Mackelprang R; Mangold N; Mayhew LE; McCoy JT; McCubbin FM; McLennan SM; Moser DE; Moynier F; Mustard JF; Niles PB; Ori GG; Raulin F; Rettberg P; Rucker MA; Schmitz N; Schwenzer SP; Sephton MA; Shaheen R; Sharp ZD; Shuster DL; Siljeström S; Smith CL; Spry JA; Steele A; Swindle TD; ten Kate IL; Tosca NJ; Usui T; Van Kranendonk MJ; Wadhwa M; Weiss BP; Werner SC; Westall F; Wheeler RM; Zipfel J; Zorzano MP, 2019, 'The potential science and engineering value of samples delivered to Earth by Mars sample return: International MSR Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST)', Meteoritics and Planetary Science, vol. 54, pp. S3 - S152, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/maps.13242

Soares GG; Van Kranendonk MJ; Belousova E; Thomson S, 2019, 'Phosphogenesis in the immediate aftermath of the Great Oxidation Event: Evidence from the Turee Creek Group, Western Australia', Precambrian Research, vol. 320, pp. 193 - 212, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2018.10.017

Nutman AP; Bennett VC; Friend CRL; Kranendonk MV, 2019, 'The Eoarchean legacy of Isua (Greenland) worth preserving for future generations', Earth-Science Reviews, vol. 198, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2019.102923

Van Kranendonk MJ, 2019, 'The setting for the origin of life: A geological- geochemical perspective', Biochemist, vol. 40, pp. 18 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1042/bio04006018

Philippot P; Ávila JN; Killingsworth BA; Tessalina S; Baton F; Caquineau T; Muller E; Pecoits E; Cartigny P; Lalonde SV; Ireland TR; Thomazo C; Van Kranendonk MJ; Busigny V, 2018, 'Globally asynchronous sulphur isotope signals require re-definition of the Great Oxidation Event', Nature Communications, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-04621-x

Homann M; Sansjofre P; Van Zuilen M; Heubeck C; Gong J; Killingsworth B; Foster IS; Airo A; Van Kranendonk MJ; Ader M; Lalonde SV, 2018, 'Erratum to: Microbial life and biogeochemical cycling on land 3,220 million years ago (Nature Geoscience, (2018), 11, 9, (665-671), 10.1038/s41561-018-0190-9)', Nature Geoscience, vol. 11, pp. 965, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41561-018-0253-y

Homann M; Sansjofre P; Van Zuilen M; Heubeck C; Gong J; Killingsworth B; Foster IS; Airo A; Van Kranendonk MJ; Ader M; Lalonde SV, 2018, 'Microbial life and biogeochemical cycling on land 3,220 million years ago', Nature Geoscience, vol. 11, pp. 665 - 671, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41561-018-0190-9

Barlow EV; Van Kranendonk MJ, 2018, 'Snapshot of an early Paleoproterozoic ecosystem: Two diverse microfossil communities from the Turee Creek Group, Western Australia', Geobiology, vol. 16, pp. 449 - 475, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gbi.12304

Czaja AD; Van Kranendonk MJ; Beard BL; Johnson CM, 2018, 'A multistage origin for Neoarchean layered hematite-magnetite iron formation from the Weld Range, Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia', Chemical Geology, vol. 488, pp. 125 - 137, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2018.04.019

Duda JP; Thiel V; Bauersachs T; Mißbach H; Reinhardt M; Schäfer N; Van Kranendonk MJ; Reitner J, 2018, 'Ideas and perspectives: Hydrothermally driven redistribution and sequestration of early Archaean biomass-the "hydrothermal pump hypothesis"', Biogeosciences, vol. 15, pp. 1535 - 1548, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1535-2018

Otálora F; Mazurier A; Garcia-Ruiz JM; Van Kranendonk MJ; Kotopoulou E; El Albani A; Garrido CJ, 2018, 'A crystallographic study of crystalline casts and pseudomorphs from the 3.5 Ga dresser formation, Pilbara Craton (Australia)', Journal of Applied Crystallography, vol. 51, pp. 1050 - 1058, http://dx.doi.org/10.1107/S1600576718007343

Cammack JN; Spicuzza MJ; Cavosie AJ; Van Kranendonk MJ; Hickman AH; Kozdon R; Orland IJ; Kitajima K; Valley JW, 2018, 'SIMS microanalysis of the Strelley Pool Formation cherts and the implications for the secular-temporal oxygen-isotope trend of cherts', Precambrian Research, vol. 304, pp. 125 - 139, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2017.11.005

Djokic T; Van Kranendonk MJ, 2018, 'Textural biosignatures from the Pilbara: an important benchmark for early life on Earth', PalZ, vol. 92, pp. 191 - 193, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12542-018-0406-8

Djokic T; Van Kranendonk MJ; Campbell KA; Walter MR; Ward CR, 2017, 'Corrigendum: Earliest signs of life on land preserved in ca. 3.5 Ga hot spring deposits (Nature Communications, (2017), 8, 1, (15263), 10.1038/ncomms15263)', Nature Communications, vol. 8, pp. 16149, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms16149

Van MJ; Deamer DW; Djokic T, 2017, 'Life springs', Scientific American, vol. 317, pp. 28 - 35

Sugitani K; Van Kranendonk MJ; Oehler DZ; House CH; Walter MR, 2017, 'Comment: Archean coastal-plain paleosols and life on land', Gondwana Research, vol. 44, pp. 265 - 269, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2016.12.002

Hwong YL; Oliver C; Van Kranendonk M; Sammut C; Seroussi Y, 2017, 'What makes you tick? The psychology of social media engagement in space science communication', Computers in Human Behavior, vol. 68, pp. 480 - 492, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2016.11.068

Djokic T; VanKranendonk MJ; Campbel KA; Walter MR; Ward CR, 2017, 'Earliest signs of life on land preserved in ca. 3.5 Ga hot spring deposits', Nature Communications, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms15263

Gardiner NJ; Kirkland CL; Van Kranendonk MJ, 2016, 'The Juvenile Hafnium Isotope Signal as a Record of Supercontinent Cycles', Scientific Reports, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep38503

Flannery DT; Allwood AC; Van Kranendonk MJ, 2016, 'Lacustrine facies dependence of highly 13C-depleted organic matter during the global age of methanotrophy', Precambrian Research, vol. 285, pp. 216 - 241, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2016.09.021

Herrero-Bervera E; Krasa D; Van Kranendonk MJ, 2016, 'A whole rock absolute paleointensity determination of dacites from the Duffer Formation (ca. 3.467 Ga) of the Pilbara Craton, Australia: An impossible task?', Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, vol. 258, pp. 51 - 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pepi.2016.07.001

Van Kranendonk MJ; Kirkland CL, 2016, 'Conditioned duality of the Earth system: Geochemical tracing of the supercontinent cycle through Earth history', Earth-Science Reviews, vol. 160, pp. 171 - 187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2016.05.009

Nutman AP; Bennett VC; Friend CRL; Van Kranendonk MJ; Chivas AR, 2016, 'Rapid emergence of life shown by discovery of 3,700-million-year-old microbial structures', Nature, vol. 537, pp. 535 - 538, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature19355

Barlow E; Van Kranendonk MJ; Yamaguchi KE; Ikehara M; Lepland A, 2016, 'Lithostratigraphic analysis of a new stromatolite–thrombolite reef from across the rise of atmospheric oxygen in the Paleoproterozoic Turee Creek Group, Western Australia', Geobiology, vol. 14, pp. 317 - 343, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gbi.12175

Morag N; Williford KH; Kitajima K; Philippot P; Van Kranendonk MJ; Lepot K; Thomazo C; Valley JW, 2016, 'Microstructure-specific carbon isotopic signatures of organic matter from ~3.5 Ga cherts of the Pilbara Craton support a biologic origin', Precambrian Research, vol. 275, pp. 429 - 449, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2016.01.014

Duda JP; Van Kranendonk MJ; Thiel V; Ionescu D; Strauss H; Schäfer N; Reitner J, 2016, 'A rare glimpse of paleoarchean life: Geobiology of an exceptionally preserved microbial mat facies from the 3.4 ga strelley pool formation, Western Australia', PLoS ONE, vol. 11, pp. e0147629, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0147629

Sossi PA; Eggins SM; Nesbitt RW; Nebel O; Hergt JM; Campbell IH; O'Neill HSC; Kranendonk MV; Rhodri Davies D, 2016, 'Petrogenesis and geochemistry of Archean Komatiites', Journal of Petrology, vol. 57, pp. 147 - 184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/petrology/egw004

Murphy RJ; Van Kranendonk MJ; Kelloway SJ; Wainwright IE, 2016, 'Complex patterns in fossilized stromatolites revealed by hyperspectral imaging (400-2496 nm)', Geobiology, vol. 14, pp. 419 - 439, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gbi.12184

Sugitani K; Mimura K; Takeuchi M; Yamaguchi T; Suzuki K; Senda R; Asahara Y; Wallis S; Van Kranendonk MJ, 2015, 'A Paleoarchean coastal hydrothermal field inhabited by diverse microbial communities: The Strelley Pool Formation, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia', Geobiology, vol. 13, pp. 522 - 545, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gbi.12150


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