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Juliana Okubo, Alan J. Kaufman, Lucas V. Warren, Michael N. Evans, Selva Marroquín, Michael A. Varni, Aroldo Misi, Anelize M. Bahniuk, and Shuhai Xiao, The sulfur isotopic consequence of seawater sulfate distillation preserved in the Neoproterozoic Sete Lagoas post-glacial carbonate, eastern Brazil, J. Geol., Soc., Vol. 179, jgs2021-091. DOI: 10.1144/jgs2021-091 | Supplemental Material

Z Grzywacz, A Hessl, K Anchukaitis, S Sharma, MN Evans, S Nichols, Investigating the potential for Southern Hemisphere climate reconstruction using stable isotopes in Tasmanian tree rings,
Dendrochronologia 76, 126016 DOI: 10.1016/j.dendro.2022.126016


Sjezner, P., T. Clute, E. Anderson, M.N. Evans, J. Hu, Reduction in lumen area increases the amount of δ18O exchange with source water during cellulose synthesis, New Phytologist, 226(6), 1583-1593, DOI: 10.1111/nph.16484


Gilleaudeau, G.J., Romaniello, S.J., Luo, G., Kaufman, A.J., Zhang, F., Klaebe, R.M., Kah, L.C., Azmy, K., Bartley, J.K., Zheng, W., Knoll, A.H., and Anbar, A.D. (2019) Uranium isotope evidence for limited euxinia in mid-Proterozoic oceans.  Earth and Planetary Science Letters 521: 150-157. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2019.06.012

Zhang, Y., M.N. Evans, L. Yu, L. Huang, Y. Wang, What causes variable response in tree growth to climate change at a single site? A case study of Picea crassifolia at the upper treeline, Qilian Mountains, China, Trees DOI: 10.1007/s00468-019-01943-1

Cao, H., Kaufman, A.J., Shan, X., and Cui, H. (2019) Coupled isotopic evidence for elevated pCO2 and nitrogen limitation across the Santonian-Campanian transition. Chemical Geology 504:136-150. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2018.11.006

Cui, H., Xiao, S., Cai, Y., Peek, S., Plummer, R.E., and Kaufman, A.J. (2019) Sedimentological and chemostratigraphic investigations of the terminal Ediacaran Dengying Formation, Gaojiashan, South China.  Geological Magazine. DOI: 10.1017/ S0016756819000293

Gautier, E., Savarino, J., Hoek, J., Erbland, J., Caillon, N., Hattori, S., Yoshida, N., Albalat, E., Albarede, F. and Farquhar, J., 2019. 2600-years of stratospheric volcanism through sulfate isotopes. Nature communications, 10(1), p.466.

Au Yang, D., Cartigny, P., Desboeufs, K. and Widory, D., 2019. Seasonality in the Δ 33 S measured in urban aerosols highlights an additional oxidation pathway for atmospheric SO 2. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 19(6), pp.3779-3796. DOI: 10.5194/acp-19-3779-2019

Gautier, E., Savarino, J., Hoek, J., Erbland, J., Caillon, N., Hattori, S., Yoshida, N., Albalat, E., Albarede, F. and Farquhar, J., 2019. Author Correction: 2600-years of stratospheric volcanism through sulfate isotopes. Nature communications, 10(1), p.2663. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-08357-0

Zeng, X.*, M.N. Evans, X. Liu, W. Wang, G. Xu, G. Wu, L. Zhang, Spatial patterns of precipitation-induced moisture availability and their effects on the divergence of tree growth in the western and eastern parts of China’s semi-arid region, Forest Ecol and Mgt, 451, 117524, DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2019.117524

Magalhães, N., Farquhar, J., Bybee, G., Penniston-Dorland, S., Rumble III, D., Kinnaird, J. and McCreesh, M., 2019. Multiple sulfur isotopes reveal a possible non-crustal source of sulfur for the Bushveld Province, southern Africa. Geology. DOI: 10.1130/G46282.1


Zhang, F., Xiao, S., Kendall, B., Romaniello, S.J., Cui, H., Meyer, M., Gilleaudeau, G.J., Kaufman, A.J., and Anbar, A.D. (2018) Extensive marine anoxia during the terminal Ediacaran Period.  Science Advances 4: eaan8983

Gilleaudeau, G.J., Sahoo, S.K., Kah, L.C., Henderson, M.A., Jiang, G., and Kaufman, A.J. (2018) Proterozoic carbonates of the Vindhyan Basin, India: Chemostratigraphy and diagenesis.  Gondwana Research 57: 10-25. DOI: 10.1016/

Gómez-Peral, L.E., Kaufman, A.J., Arrouy, M.J., Richiano, S., Sial, A.N., Poiré, D.J., and Ferreira, V.P. (2018) Preglacial palaeoenvironmental evolution of the Ediacaran Loma Negra Formation, far southwestern Gondwana, Argentina. Precambrian Research 315: 120-137. DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2018.07.005

Lang, X., Shen, B., Peng, Y., Xiao, S., Zhou, C., Bao, H., Kaufman, A.J., Huang, K., Crockford, P.W., Liu, Y., Tang, W., and Ma, H. (2018) Transient marine euxinia at the end of the terminal Cryogenian glaciation.  Nature Communications 9: 3019 DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-05423-x

Hantsoo, K.G.*, Kaufman, A.J., Cui, H., Plummer, R.E., and Narbonne (2018) Effects of bioturbation on carbon and sulfur cycling across the Ediacaran–Cambrian transition at the GSSP in Newfoundland, Canada.  Canadian Journal of Science 55: 1240-1252. DOI: 10.1139/cjes-2017-0274

Eldridge, D.L. and Farquhar, J., 2018. Rates and multiple sulfur isotope fractionations associated with the oxidation of sulfide by oxygen in aqueous solution. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 237, pp.240-260. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2018.06.030

de Assis Magalhaes, N.M., 2019. Origin of the anomalous sulfur isotope composition of the Rustenburg Layered Suite (Bushveld Complex), South Africa (Doctoral dissertation). DOI: 10.13016/lqtk-nci9

Magalhães, N., Penniston-Dorland, S., Farquhar, J. and Mathez, E.A., 2018. Variable sulfur isotope composition of sulfides provide evidence for multiple sources of contamination in the Rustenburg Layered Suite, Bushveld Complex. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 492, pp.163-173. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2018.04.010

Wu, N., Farquhar, J., Dottin III, J.W. and Magalhães, N., 2018. Sulfur isotope signatures of eucrites and diogenites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 233, pp.1-13. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2018.05.002

Dottin III, J.W., Farquhar, J. and Labidi, J., 2018. Multiple sulfur isotopic composition of main group pallasites support genetic links to IIIAB iron meteorites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 224, pp.276-281. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2018.01.013

Dottin III, J.W., Labidi, J., Farquhar, J., Piccoli, P., Liu, M.C. and McKeegan, K.D., 2018. Evidence for oxidation at the base of the nakhlite pile by reduction of sulfate salts at the time of lava emplacement. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 239, pp.186-197. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2018.07.029

Gautier, E., Savarino, J., Erbland, J. and Farquhar, J., 2018. SO2 oxidation kinetics leave a consistent isotopic imprint on volcanic ice core sulfate. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123(17), pp.9801-9812. DOI: 10.1029/2018JD028456|

Kim, Y., Lee, I., Lim, C., Farquhar, J., Lee, S.M. and Kim, H., 2018. The origin and migration of the dissolved sulfate from precipitation in Seoul, Korea. Environmental pollution, 237, pp.878-886. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2017.12.112


Xiao, S., Vickers-Rich, P., Kriesfeld, L., Narbonne, G.M., LaFlamme, M., Darroch, S., and Kaufman, A.J. (2017) Field Workshop on the Ediacaran Nama Group of southern Namibia, 21-25 August 2016, Windhoek to Fish River Canyon, southern Namibia. Episodes 40: 259-261.

Labidi, J., Farquhar, J., Alexander, C.O.D., Eldridge, D.L. and Oduro, H., 2017. Mass independent sulfur isotope signatures in CMs: Implications for sulfur chemistry in the early solar system. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 196, pp.326-350. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2016.09.036

Zhang, Guijie, Xiaolin Zhang, Dongping Hu, Dandan Li, Thomas J. Algeo, James Farquhar, Charles M. Henderson et al. Redox chemistry changes in the Panthalassic Ocean linked to the end-Permian mass extinction and delayed Early Triassic biotic recovery.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114, no. 8 (2017): 1806-1810. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1610931114

Izon, G., Zerkle, A.L., Williford, K.H., Farquhar, J., Poulton, S.W. and Claire, M.W., 2017. Biological regulation of atmospheric chemistry en route to planetary oxygenation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(13), pp.E2571-E2579. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1618798114

Kim, Y., Lee, I., Seo, J.H., Lee, J.I. and Farquhar, J., 2017. Multiple oxygen (16O, 17O and 18O) and sulfur (32S, 33S, 34S and 36S) isotope signatures of the dissolved sulfate from Deception Island, Antarctic Peninsula: Implications on sulfate formation, transportation and deposition in the Antarctic region. Chemical Geology, 466, pp.762-775. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2017.07.029

X. Zeng*, X. Liu, K. Treydte, M.N. Evans, W. Wang, W. An, W. Sun, G. Xu, G. Wu, X.Zhang, Climate signals in tree-ring δ18O and δ13C from southeastern Tibet: insights from observations and forward modelling of intra- to interdecadal variability, New Phytologist, 216,4, 1104-1118 DOI: 10.1111/nph.14750

D. Martin-Benito, K.J. Anchukaitis, M.N. Evans, M. del Río, H. Beeckman, I. Cañellas, Effects of drought on xylem anatomy and water-use efficiency of two co-occurring pine species, Forests, 8(9), 332 DOI: 10.3390/f8090332

Haynes, S.J.*, MacLeod, K.G., Huber, B.T., Warny, S., Kaufman, A.J., Pancost, R.D., Berrocoso, A.J., Petrizzo, M.R., Watkins, D., and Zhelezinskaia, I.* (2017) Southeastern Tanzania depositional environments, marine and terrestrial links, and exceptional microfossil preservation in the warm Turonian. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America 129: 5115-533. DOI: 10.1130/B31432.1

Cui, H., Kaufman, A.J., Xiao, S., and Zhou, C. (2017) Methane-derived authigenic carbonates from the uppermost Doushantuo Formation in South China: Was the Ediacaran Shuram Excursion a globally synchronized early diagenetic event? Chemical Geology 450: 59-80. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2016.12.010

Gómez-Peral, L.E., Sial, A.N., Arrouy, M.J., Richiano, S., Ferreira, V.P., Kaufman, A.J., and Poiré, D.G. (2017) Paleo-climatic and paleo-environmental evolution of the Neoproterozoic basal sedimentary cover on the Río de La Plata Craton, Argentina: Insights from the δ13C chemostratigraphy. Sedimentary Geology 353: 139-157. DOI: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2017.03.007


Lorrey, A.M., T.H. Brookman*, M.N. Evans, N.C. Fauchereau, C. Macinnis-Ng, M.A. Barbour, A. Criscitiello, G. Eischeid, A.M. Fowler, T.W. Horton and D.P. Schrag, Stable oxygen isotope signatures of early season wood in New Zealand kauri (Agathis australis) tree rings: Prospects for palaeoclimate reconstruction, Dendrochronologia, 40, 1-14 DOI: 10.1016/j.dendro.2016.03.012

Liu, X.-M., Kah, L.C., Knoll, A.H., Cui, H.*, Kaufman, A.J., Sahar, A., and Hazen, R.M. (2016) Tracing Earth’s O2 evolution using Zn/Fe ratios in marine carbonate. Geochemical Perspectives Letters 2: 24-34. DOI: 10.7185/24 geochemlet.1603

Cao, H.*, Kaufman, A.J., Shan, X., Cui, H.*, and Zhang, G. (2016) Sulfur isotope constraints on marine transgression in the lacustrine upper Cretaceous Songliao Basin, northeastern China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 451: 152-163. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.02.041

Cui, H.*, Kaufman, A.J., Xiao, S., Peek, S.*, Cao, H.*, Min, X., Cai, Y., Siegel, Z.†, Liu, X.-M., Schiffbauer, J.D., and Martin, A. (2016) Environmental context for the terminal Ediacaran biomineralization of animals. Geobiology 14: 344-363. DOI: 10.1111/gbi.12178

Gaschnig, R.M, Rudnick, R. L., McDonough, W.F., Kaufman, A.J., Valley, J., Hu, Z., Gao, S., and Beck, M. (2016) Compositional evolution of the upper continental crust through time, as constrained by ancient glacial diamictites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 186: 316-343. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2016.03.020

Cui, H., Xiao, S., Zhou, C., Peng, Y., Kaufman, A.J., and Plummer, R.E. (2016) Phosphogenesis associated with the Shuram Excursion: Petrographic and geochemical observations from the Ediacaran Doushantuo Formation of South China. Sedimentary Geology 341: 134–146. DOI: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2016.05.008

Gilleaudeau, G.J., Frei, R., Kaufman, A.J., Kah, L.C., Azmy, K., Bartley, J.K., Chernyavskiy, P. and Knoll, A.J. (2016) Oxygenation of the mid-Proterozoic atmosphere: clues from chromium isotopes in carbonate rocks. Geochemical Perspectives Letters 2: 178-187. DOI: 10.7185/geochemlet.1618

Evans, M.N., K.J. Selmer*, B.T. Breeden, A.S. Lopatka*, R.E. Plummer, Correction algorithm for on-line continuous flow δ13C and δ18O carbonate and cellulose stable isotope analyses, G-Cubed DOI: 10.1002/2016GC006469

Zeng, X.*, X. Liu, M.N. Evans, W. Wang, W. An, G. Xu, G. Wu, Seasonal incursion of Indian monsoon humidity and precipitation onto the southeastern Tibetan Plateau inferred from intra-seasonal resolution tree ring oxygen isotopic measurements, Earth and Planetary Sci. Letters, 443, 9-19 DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.03.011


Jarboe, P.J.*, Candela, P.A., Zhu, W., and Kaufman, A.J. (2015) Extraction of Hydrocarbons from High Maturity Marcellus Shale by Using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide. Energy and Fuels 29: 7897-7909. DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.5b02059

Huang, K.-J., Shen, B., Lang, X.-G., Tang, W.-B., Peng, Y., Ke, S., Kaufman, A.J., Ma, H.-R., and Li, F.-B. (2015) Magnesium isotopic compositions of the Mesoproterozoic dolostones: Implications for Mg isotopic systematics of marine carbonates.  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 164: 333-351. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2015.05.002

Cui, H.*, Kaufman, A.J., Xiao, S., Zhu, M., Zhou, C. and Lui, X.-M. (2015) Redox architecture of an Ediacaran ocean margin: Integrated chemostratigraphic (δ13C–δ34S–87Sr/86Sr–Ce/Ce*) correlation of the Doushantuo Formation, South China. Chemical Geology 405: 48-62. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2015.04.009


R.G. Fairbanks, M. N. Evans, J. Rubenstone, R. Mortlock, K. Broad, M. D. Moore, C. Charles, Evaluating climate indices and their geochemical proxies measured in corals, Coral Reefs, 16 (Suppl), S93-S100 | Download PDF