Earth Sciences Publications

 

Research in the Department of Earth Sciences is organized into four broad and wide-ranging themes: Earth Evolution Surface Life and Climate, Earth and Planetary Systems, Resource Geoscience and Tectonic Processes and Crustal Dynamics. These themes capture the wide range of research activities across the faculty.

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Submissions from 2019

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Stable Isotopic Characterization of a Coastal Floodplain Forest Community: A Case Study for Isotopic Reconstruction of Mesozoic Vertebrate Assemblages, Thomas M. Cullen, Fred Longstaffe, Ulrich G. Wortmann, Mark B. Goodwin, Li Huang, and David C. Evans

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Stable Isotopes of Clay Minerals from Autoclave Tests of Oil Sands: Implications for Clay Formation during Steaming of Alberta Clearwater Oil Sands, Shaoneng He, Fred J. Longstaffe, and Zhihong Zhou

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Giant Beaver Palaeoecology Inferred from Stable Isotopes, Tessa Plint, Fred J. Longstaffe, and Grant Zazula

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Reframing the Mammoth Steppe: Insights from Analysis of Isotopic Niches, Rachel Schwartz-Narbonne, Fred J. Longstaffe, Kevin J. Karydynal, Patrick Druckenmiller, Keith A. Hobson, Christopher N. Jass, Jessica Z. Metcalfe, and Grant Zazula

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Tree-ring Isotopes Adjacent to Lake Superior Reveal Cold Winter Anomalies for the Great Lakes Region of North America, Steven L. Voelker, Simon S.-Y Wang, Todd E. Dawson, John S. Roden, Christopher J. Still, Fred J. Longstaffe, and Avner Ayalon

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Fluid-present Anatexis of Neoarchean Tonalite and Amphibolite in the Western Shandong Province, Chris Yakymchuk, Wenran Zhao, Yusheng Wan, Shoufa Lin, and Fred Longstaffe

Submissions from 2018

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Strategies for detecting biological molecules on Titan, Catherine Neish, Ralph Lorenz, Elizabeth Turtle, Jason Barnes, Melissa Trainer, Bryan Stiles, Randolph Kirk, Charles Hibbitts, and Michael Malaska

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Petrology and Geochemistry of the Tasse Mantle Xenoliths of the Canadian Cordillera: A Record of Archean to Quaternary Mantle Growth, Metasomatism, Removal, and Melting, Ali Polat, Robert Frei, Fred J. Longstaffe, Derek J. Thorkelson, and Eyal Friedman

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Petrogenetic and Geodynamic Origin of the Neoarchean Doré Lake Complex, Abitibi Subprovince, Superior Province, Canada, Ali Polat, Robert Frei, Fred J. Longstaffe, and Ryan Woods

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An Overview of Anorthosite-bearing Layered Intrusions in the Archaean Craton of Southern West Greenland and the Superior Province of Canada: Implications for Archaean Tectonics and the Origin of Megacrystic Plagioclase, Ali Polat, Fred J. Longstaffe, and Robert Frei

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Nitrogen Isotopes Suggest a Change in Nitrogen Dynamics between the Late Pleistocene and Modern Time in Yukon, Canada, Farnoush Tahmasebi, Fred J. Longstaffe, and Grant Zazula

Submissions from 2017

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Stable isotope investigation of the migratory behavior of silverhaired bats (Lasionycteris noctivagans) in eastern North America, Erin E. Fraser, Darin Brooks, and Fred J. Longstaffe

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Within-wing isotopic (δ2H, δ13C, δ15N) variation of monarch butterflies: implications for studies of migratory origins and diet, Keith A. Hobson, Tessa Plint, Eligio García Serrano, Xiomara Mora Alvarez, Isabel Ramirez, and Fred J. Longstaffe

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New Biotite and Muscovite Isotopic Reference Materials, USGS57 and USGS58, for δ2H Measurements–A Replacement for NBS 30, Haiping Qi, Tyler B. Coplen, Matthias Gehre, Torsten W. Vennemann, Willi A. Brand, Heike Geilmann, Gerald Olack, Ilya N. Bindeman, Jim Palandri, Li Huang, and Fred J. Longstaffe

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Nitrogen and Carbon Isotopic Dynamics of Subarctic Soils and Plants in Southern Yukon Territory and its Implications for Paleoecological and Paleodietary Studies, Farnoush Tahmesabi, Fred J. Longstaffe, Grant Zazula, and Bruce Bennett

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Origin of Graphite in the Southwestern Grenville Province, Mehmet F. Taner, Cameron Drever, Chris Yakymhuk, and Fred Longstaffe

Submissions from 2016

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Proportions of Convective and Stratiform Precipitation Revealed in Water Isotope Ratios, Pradeep K. Aggarwal, Ulrike Romatschke, Luis Araguas-Araguas, Dagnachew Belachew, Fred J. Longstaffe, Peter Berg, Courtney Schumacher, and Aaron Funk

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Sources and Sinks of Microplastics in Canadian Lake Ontario Nearshore, Tributary and Beach Sediments, Anika Ballent, Patricia L. Corcoran, Odile Madden, Paul A. Helm, and Fred J. Longstaffe

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Assortative mating but no evidence of genetic divergence in a species characterized by a trophic polymorphism, Scott F. Coborne, S R. Garner, Fred Longstaffe, and Bryan D. Neff

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Limiting the impact of destructive analytical techniques through sequential microspatial sampling of the enamel from single teeth, Alexis E. Dolphin, Mathew A. Teeter, Christine D. White, and Fred J. Longstaffe

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Microbially induced sedimentary structures in the Paleoproterozoic, upper Huronian Supergroup, Canada, Carolyn Hill, Patricia I. Corcoran, Rohan Aranha, and Fred Longstaffe

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Oxygen-isotope Variations in Post-glacial Lake Ontario, Ryan Hladyniuk and Fred J. Longstaffe

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Climatic Cycles Recorded in Glacially Influenced Rhythmites of the Gowganda Formation, Huronian Supergroup, Tim S. Howe, Patricia L. Corcoran, Fred Longstaffe, Elizabeth A. Webb, and R Gerhard Pratt

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A Brief Account of New Petrographic and Isotopic Insights into the Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire Puddingstones of SE England, Jennifer Huggett and Fred Longstaffe

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Agriculture causes nitrate fertilization of remote alpine lakes, Elizabeth J. Hundey, Sam S.D. Russell, Fred Longstaffe, and Katrina A. Moser