Martin Van Kranendonk

My research interests span the lithosphere, biosphere. and atmosphere, across a broad range of disciplines relating to early Earth, from global tectonics to early life, and pretty much everything in between. This work has been achieved through multi-disciplinary collaboration with researchers from around the world and is published in 148 papers, 34 geological maps, 4 books, and three popular science articles that have had significant impact (Google Scholar h-index of 50; 8837 citations).

I joined UNSW at the start of 2012, after almost two decades in government geological surveys. At UNSW, I supervise a team of Higher Degree Research students, annually present two undergraduate courses (GEOS2131 Field Methds and mapping, and GEOS3171 Earth Structures), and act as the director of the Australian Centre for Astrobiology (https://www.aca.unsw.edu.au/), as well as UNSW's Big Questions Institute (http://bqi.unsw.edu.au/). In 2017-2018 I was the Head of the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, the largest school in the Faculty of Science and relinquished the position in order to devote time to my newly awarded ARC Discovery Project.

Transformative science breakthroughs include the recognition of the oldest Wilson Cycle associated with a 3.2 Ga onset of modern-style plate tectonics, a plume-related origin for Archean crust of the Pilbara and Kaapvaal cratons, a hydrothermally-dominated volcanic caldera setting for the earliest convincing evidence of life on Earth, the co-discovery of the world’s oldest stromatolites in 3.7 billion-year-old rocks from West Greenland, secular changes in the tectonics of Earth, and remains of organic matter trapped in 3.5 billion-year-old stromatolites.

Our group’s research on early life has established a connection between the earliest putative fossil remains and low-temperature hydrothermal systems (including terrestrial hot springs), and recognised that life in the early Archean was already diverse, occupying different niches. Through mapping and collaborative laboratory research, we have developed new and comprehensive geological models for the environments of Earth’s oldest fossils. This research has also helped to establish the biogenicity of ancient fossils, through a wide variety of tests based on field and laboratory studies in collaboration with experts from around the globe. The results have been widely published in major journals and have been used in the search for life on Mars in collaboration with NASA scientists. In August 2019, I led the science mission teams for both NASA’s Perseverance and the European Space Agency’s ExoMars rover teams on a week-long fieldtrip through the Pilbara as training for their upcoming exploration of the Red Planet (see links at bottom of this page).

I am a regular invited keynote speaker at international conferences and have presented for many television documentary programs, including BBC’s Stargazing Live program, ABC TV’s QandA program, and many others. In 2016, I and my PhD student Tara Djokic, were the feature scientists for an hour-long 3-D IMAX movie, Earth Story, released globally in 2018-19. Tara’s research was also highlighted in a TedX talk that has received half-a-million views.

Top 10 publications

  1. Nutman, A.P., Bennett, V.C., Friend, C.R.L., Van Kranendonk, M.J., Chivas, A. (2016): Rapid emergence of life shown by discovery of 3,700-million-year-old microbial structures. Nature 537, 535-538. DOI 10.1038/nature19355
  2. Van Kranendonk, M.J. (2006): Volcanic degassing, hydrothermal circulation and the flourishing of early life on Earth: new evidence from the Warrawoona Group, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia. Earth-Science Reviews, v. 74, p. 197-240.
  3. Baumgartner, R., Van Kranendonk, M.J., Wacey, D., Fiorentini, M., Saunders, M., Caruso, S., Pagès, A., Homann, M., and Guagliardo, P., (2019): Nano-porous pyrite and organic matter in 3.5 billion-year-old stromatolites record primordial life. Geology, v. 47, p. 1039-1043.
  4. Van Kranendonk, M.J., Philippot, P., Lepot, K., Bodorkos, S., Pirajno, F. (2008): Geological setting of Earth’s oldest fossils in the c. 3.5 Ga Dresser Formation, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia. Precambrian Research 167, 93-124.
  5. Van Kranendonk, M.J., Smithies, R.H., Hickman, A.H., Champion, D.C. (2007): Secular tectonic evolution of Archaean continental crust: interplay between horizontal and vertical processes in the formation of the Pilbara Craton, Australia. Terra Nova, v. 19(1), p. 1-38.
  6. Brasier, M.D., Green, O.R., Jephcoat, A.P., Kleppe, A.K., Van Kranendonk, M.J., Lindsay, J.F., Steele, A., Grassineau, N. (2002): Questioning the evidence for Earth's oldest fossils. Nature, v. 416, p. 76-81.
  7. Van Kranendonk, M.J., Kirkland, C.L. (2016): Conditioned duality of the Earth System: Geochemical tracing of the supercontinent cycle through the Precambrian. Earth-Science Reviews 160, 171-187. DOI 10.1016/j.earscirev.2016.05.009
  8. Van Kranendonk, M.J. (2010): Two types of Archean continental crust: plume and plate tectonics on early Earth. American Journal of Science 310, 1187–1209.
  9. Williford, K.H., Van Kranendonk, M.J., Ushikubo, T., Kozdon, R., Valley, J.W. (2011): Constraining atmospheric oxygen and seawater sulfate concentrations during Paleoproterozoic glaciation: in situ sulfur three-isotope microanalysis of pyrite from the Turee Creek Group, Western Australia. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 75, 5686–5705.
  10. Van Kranendonk, M.J., Collins, W.J., Hickman, A.H., Pawley, M.J. (2004): Critical tests of vertical vs horizontal tectonic models for the Archaean East Pilbara Granite-Greenstone Terrane, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia. Precambrian Research, v. 131, p. 173-211.

Online links

1/09/2019: ABC news online

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-01/nasa-in-western-australia-looking-for-clues-to-mars-mission/11452250

1/09/2019: ABC TV National News Sunday Special Feature

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=Zl4yLJpMGcc

Channel 9 Today Weekend breakfast 8/09/19

https://wetransfer.com/downloads/e07f59cf1774711745bb997f8c64aedd20190911033226/4c0506541a26829e8a79a1f3ce6993e620190911033226/0ec148

17/06/2019: Q&A on ABC TV:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNvUhbLfDt4

Tara’s Djokic’s TedX talk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idfv7Lw4Y_s&t=36s

 

Journal articles
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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
2020
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
2020
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
2020
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, vol. 18, pp. 619 - 640, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gbi.12395
2020
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, vol. 18, pp. 415 - 425, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gbi.12392
2020
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
2020
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
2020
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
2020
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
2020
Tadbiri S; Van Kranendonk MJ, 2020, 'Structural analysis of syn-depositional hydrothermal veins of the 3.48 Ga Dresser Formation, Pilbara Craton, Australia', Precambrian Research, vol. 347, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2020.105844
2020
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
2019
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
2019
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
2019
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
2019
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
2019
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
2019
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
2019
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
2019
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
2019
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
2018
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
2018
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
2018
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
2018
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
2018
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
2018
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
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
2018
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
2018
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
2017
Van MJ; Deamer DW; Djokic T, 2017, 'Life springs', Scientific American, vol. 317, pp. 28 - 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/scientificamerican0817-28
2017
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
2017
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
2017
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
2017
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
2016
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
2016
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
2016
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
2016
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
2016
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
2016
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
2016
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
2016
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
2016
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
2016
Schopf JW; Kudryavtsev AB; Walter MR; Van Kranendonk MJ; Williford KH; Kozdon R; Valley JW; Gallardo VA; Espinoza C; Flannery DT, 2015, 'Sulfur-cycling fossil bacteria from the 1.8-Ga Duck Creek Formation provide promising evidence of evolution's null hypothesis', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 112, pp. 2087 - 2092, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1419241112
2015
Van Kranendonk MJ; Mazumder R; Yamaguchi KE; Yamada K; Ikehara M, 2015, 'Sedimentology of the Paleoproterozoic Kungarra Formation, Turee Creek Group, Western Australia: A conformable record of the transition from early to modern Earth', Precambrian Research, vol. 256, pp. 314 - 343, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2014.09.015
2015
Schopf JW; Kudryavtsev AB; Walter MR; Van Kranendonk MJ; Williford KH; Kozdon R; Valley JW; Gallardo VA; Espinoza C; Flannery DT, 2015, 'Reply to Dvořák et al.: Apparent evolutionary stasis of ancient subseafloor sulfur cycling biocoenoses', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 112, pp. E2560, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1503754112
2015
Mazumder R; Van Kranendonk MJ; Altermann W, 2015, 'A marine to fluvial transition in the Paleoproterozoic Koolbye Formation, Turee Creek Group, Western Australia', Precambrian Research, vol. 258, pp. 161 - 170, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2014.12.005
2015
Roberts NMW; Van Kranendonk MJ; Parman S; Clift PD, 2015, 'Continent formation through time', Geological Society Special Publication, vol. 389, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1144/SP389.13
2015
Van Kranendonk MJ; Hugh Smithies R; Griffin WL; Huston DL; Hickman AH; Champion DC; Anhaeusser CR; Pirajno F, 2015, 'Making it thick: A volcanic plateau origin of Palaeoarchean continental lithosphere of the Pilbara and Kaapvaal cratons', Geological Society Special Publication, vol. 389, pp. 83 - 111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1144/SP389.12
2015
Van Kranendonk MJ; Kirkland CL; Cliff J, 2015, 'Oxygen isotopes in Pilbara Craton zircons support a global increase in crustal recycling at 3.2Ga', Lithos, vol. 228-229, pp. 90 - 98, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2015.04.011
2015
Kurzweil F; Wille M; Schoenberg R; Taubald H; Van Kranendonk MJ, 2015, 'Continuously increasing δ98Mo values in Neoarchean black shales and iron formations from the Hamersley Basin', Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol. 164, pp. 523 - 542, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2015.05.009
2015
Van kranendonk MJ; Altermann W; Mazumder R, 2015, 'A squall by the seashore ca 2.3 billion years ago: Raindrop imprints in a Paleoproterozoic tidal flat deposit, Kungarra Formation, Western Australia', Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 62, pp. 265 - 274, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08120099.2015.1016105
2015
Pagès A; Grice K; Welsh DT; Teasdale PT; Van Kranendonk MJ; Greenwood P, 2015, 'Lipid Biomarker and Isotopic Study of Community Distribution and Biomarker Preservation in a Laminated Microbial Mat from Shark Bay, Western Australia', Microbial Ecology, vol. 70, pp. 459 - 472, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00248-015-0598-3
2015
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
2015
Martindale RC; Strauss JV; Sperling EA; Johnson JE; Van Kranendonk MJ; Flannery D; French K; Lepot K; Mazumder R; Rice MS; Schrag DP; Summons R; Walter M; Abelson J; Knoll AH, 2015, 'Sedimentology, chemostratigraphy, and stromatolites of lower Paleoproterozoic carbonates, Turee Creek Group, Western Australia', Precambrian Research, vol. 266, pp. 194 - 211, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2015.05.021
2015
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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gbi.12150
2015
Nebel O; Campbell IH; Sossi PA; Van Kranendonk MJ, 2014, 'Hafnium and iron isotopes in early Archean komatiites record a plume-driven convection cycle in the Hadean Earth', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 397, pp. 111 - 120, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2014.04.028
2014
Ushikubo T; Williford KH; Farquhar J; Johnston DT; Van Kranendonk MJ; Valley JW, 2014, 'Development of in situ sulfur four-isotope analysis with multiple Faraday cup detectors by SIMS and application to pyrite grains in a Paleoproterozoic glaciogenic sandstone', Chemical Geology, vol. 383, pp. 86 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.06.006
2014
Barnes SJ; Van Kranendonk MJ, 2014, 'Archean andesites in the east Yilgarn craton, Australia: Products of plume-crust interaction?', Lithosphere, vol. 6, pp. 80 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/L356.1
2014
Van Kranendonk MJ; Kröner A; Hoffman JE; Nagel T; Anhaeusser CR, 2014, 'Just another drip: Re-analysis of a proposed mesoarchean suture from the Barberton mountain land, South Africa', Precambrian Research, vol. 254, pp. 19 - 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2014.07.022
2014
Hollis JA; Van Kranendonk MJ; Cross AJ; Kirkland CL; Armstrong RA; Allen CM, 2014, 'Low δ18O zircon grains in the Neoarchean Rum Jungle Complex, northern Australia: An indicator of emergent continental crust', Lithosphere, vol. 6, pp. 17 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/L296.1
2014
Van Kranendonk MJ; Mazumder R, 2014, 'Two Paleoproterozoic glacio-eustatic cycles in the Turee Creek Group, Western Australia', Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, vol. 127, pp. 596 - 607, http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/B31025.1
2014
Flannery DT; Van Kranendonk MJ; Mazumder R; Walter MR, 2014, 'The ca 2.74 Ga Mopoke Member, Kylena Formation: a marine incursion into the northern Fortescue Group?', Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 61, pp. 1095 - 1108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08120099.2014.960898
2014
Van Kranendonk MJ, 2014, 'Early Earth atmosphere and environments: A review.', Geological Society of America, Special Papers, vol. 504, pp. 1 - 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/2014.2504(12)
2014
Van Kranendonk MJ; Kirkland CL, 2013, 'Orogenic climax of Earth: The 1.2-1.1 Ga Grenvillian superevent', Geology, vol. 41, pp. 735 - 738, http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/G34243.1
2013
Van Kranendonk MJ; Ivanic TJ; Wingate MTD; Kirkland CL; Wyche S, 2013, 'Long-lived, autochthonous development of the archean murchison domain, and implications for yilgarn craton tectonics', Precambrian Research, vol. 229, pp. 49 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2012.08.009
2013
Li W; Czaja AD; Van Kranendonk MJ; Beard BL; Roden EE; Johnson CM, 2013, 'An anoxic, Fe(II)-rich, U-poor ocean 3.46 billion years ago', Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol. 120, pp. 65 - 79, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2013.06.033
2013
Mazumder R; Van kranendonk MJ, 2013, 'Palaeoproterozoic terrestrial sedimentation in the Beasley River Quartzite, lower Wyloo Group, Western Australia', Precambrian Research, vol. 231, pp. 98 - 105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2013.03.018
2013
Wille M; Nebel O; Van Kranendonk MJ; Schoenberg R; Kleinhanns IC; Ellwood MJ, 2013, 'Mo-Cr isotope evidence for a reducing Archean atmosphere in 3.46-2.76Ga black shales from the Pilbara, Western Australia', Chemical Geology, vol. 340, pp. 68 - 76, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2012.12.018
2013
Ivanic TJ; Van Kranendonk MJ; Kirkland CL; Wyche S; Wingate MTD; Belousova EA, 2012, 'Zircon Lu-Hf isotopes and granite geochemistry of the Murchison Domain of the Yilgarn Craton: Evidence for reworking of Eoarchean crust during Meso-Neoarchean plume-driven magmatism', Lithos, vol. 148, pp. 112 - 127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2012.06.006
2012
Hofmann B; Greber N; Van Kranendonk MJ, 2012, '3D-Visualization of Well-Preserved Subsurface Carbonaceous Filaments of Archaean Age from the Pilbara Craton, Australia', PALEONTOLOGICAL JOURNAL, vol. 46, pp. 1060 - 1060, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000314047500006&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2012
Barnes SJ; Van kranendonk MJ; Sonntag I, 2012, 'Geochemistry and tectonic setting of basalts from the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane', Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 59, pp. 707 - 735, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08120099.2012.687398
2012
Hickman A; Van kranendonk MJ, 2012, 'Early Earth evolution; evidence from the 3.5-1.8 Ga geological history of the Pilbara region of Western Australia', Episodes, vol. 35, pp. 283 - 297
2012
Van Kranendonk MJ, 2011, 'Onset of plate tectonics', Science, vol. 333, pp. 413 - 414, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1208766
2011
Williford KH; Van Kranendonk MJ; Ushikubo T; Kozdon R; Valley JW, 2011, 'Constraining atmospheric oxygen and seawater sulfate concentrations during Paleoproterozoic glaciation: In situ sulfur three-isotope microanalysis of pyrite from the Turee Creek Group, Western Australia', Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol. 75, pp. 5686 - 5705, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2011.07.010
2011
Van Kranendonk MJ, 2011, 'Morphology as an indictor of biogenicity for 3.5-3.2 Ga Fossil stromatolites from the Pilbara Craton, Western Australia', Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences, vol. 131, pp. 537 - 554, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-10415-2_32
2011
Van Kranendonk MJ, 2011, 'Cool greenstone drips and the role of partial convective overturn in Barberton greenstone belt evolution', Journal of African Earth Sciences, vol. 60, pp. 346 - 352, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2011.03.012
2011
Van Kranendonk MJ; Hugh Smithies R; Hickman AH; Wingate MTD; Bodorkos S, 2010, 'Evidence for Mesoarchean (∼3.2 Ga) rifting of the Pilbara Craton: The missing link in an early Precambrian Wilson cycle', Precambrian Research, vol. 177, pp. 145 - 161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2009.11.007
2010
Kirkland CL; Whitehouse MJ; Pease V; Van Kranendonk M, 2010, 'Oxygen isotopes in detrital zircons: Insight into crustal recycling during the evolution of the Greenland Shield', Lithosphere, vol. 2, pp. 3 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/35051550
2010
Tessalina SG; Bourdon B; Van Kranendonk M; Birck JL; Philippot P, 2010, 'Influence of Hadean crust evident in basalts and cherts from the Pilbara Craton', Nature Geoscience, vol. 3, pp. 214 - 217, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ngeo772
2010
Ivanic TJ; Wingate MTD; Kirkland CL; van Kranendonk MJ; Wyche S, 2010, 'Age and significance of voluminous mafic-ultramafic magmatic events in the Murchison Domain, Yilgarn Craton', Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 57, pp. 597 - 614, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08120099.2010.494765
2010
Kirkland CL; Whitehouse MJ; Pease V; Van Kranendonk M, 2010, 'Oxygen isotopes in detrital zircons: Insight into crustal recycling during the evolution of the Greenland Shield (vol 2, pg 3, 2010)', LITHOSPHERE, vol. 2, pp. 472 - 475, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000283558900008&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2010
Sugitani K; Lepot K; Nagaoka T; Mimura K; Van Kranendonk MJ; Walter MR; Oehler DZ, 2010, 'Biogenicity of morphologically diverse carbonaceous microstructures from the ca. 3400 Ma Strelley pool formation, in the Pilbara Craton, Western Australia', Astrobiology, vol. 10, pp. 899 - 920, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/ast.2010.0513
2010
Kirkland CL; Whitehouse MJ; Pease V; Van Kranendonk M, 2010, 'Oxygen isotopes in detrital zircons: Insight into crustal recycling during the evolution of the Greenland Shield', Lithosphere, vol. 2, pp. 3 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/L80.1
2010
Van Kranendonk MJ, 2010, 'Two types of Archean continental crust: Plume and plate tectonics on early earth', American Journal of Science, vol. 310, pp. 1187 - 1209, http://dx.doi.org/10.2475/10.2010.01
2010
Gérard E; Moreira D; Philippot P; Van Kranendonk MJ; López-García P, 2009, 'Modern subsurface bacteria in pristine 2.7 Ga-old fossil stromatolite drillcore samples from the fortescue group, Western Australia', PLoS ONE, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0005298
2009
Smithies RH; Champion DC; Van Kranendonk MJ, 2009, 'Formation of Paleoarchean continental crust through infracrustal melting of enriched basalt', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 281, pp. 298 - 306, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2009.03.003
2009
Van Kranendonk MJ; Kröner A; Hegner E; Connelly J, 2009, 'Age, lithology and structural evolution of the c. 3.53 Ga Theespruit Formation in the Tjakastad area, southwestern Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa, with implications for Archaean tectonics', Chemical Geology, vol. 261, pp. 115 - 139, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2008.11.006
2009
Philippot P; Van Kranendonk M; Van Zuilen M; Lepot K; Rividi N; Teitler Y; Thomazo C; Blanc-Valleron MM; Rouchy JM; Grosch E; de Wit M, 2009, 'Early traces of life investigations in drilling Archean hydrothermal and sedimentary rocks of the Pilbara Craton, Western Australia and Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa', Comptes Rendus - Palevol, vol. 8, pp. 649 - 663, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.crpv.2009.06.006
2009
Van Kranendonk MJ; Philippot P; Lepot K; Bodorkos S; Pirajno F, 2008, 'Geological setting of Earth's oldest fossils in the ca. 3.5 Ga Dresser Formation, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia', Precambrian Research, vol. 167, pp. 93 - 124, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2008.07.003
2008
McLoughlin N; Furnes H; Banerjee NR; Staudigel H; Muehlenbachs K; De Wit M; Van Kranendonk MJ, 2008, 'Micro-bioerosion in volcanic glass: Extending the ichnofossil record to Archaean basaltic crust', Current Developments in Bioerosion, pp. 371 - 396, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-77598-0-19
2008
Philippot P; Van Zuilen M; Lepot K; Thomazo C; Farquhar J; Van Kranendonk MJ, 2008, 'Response to comment on "early archaean microorganisms preferred elemental sulfur, not sulfate"', Science, vol. 319, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1151414
2008
Thébaud N; Philippot P; Rey P; Brugger J; Van Kranendonk M; Grassineau N, 2008, 'Protracted fluid-rock interaction in the Mesoarchaean and implication for gold mineralization: Example from the Warrawoona syncline (Pilbara, Western Australia)', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 272, pp. 639 - 655, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2008.05.030
2008
Philippot P; Van Kranendonk M, 2008, 'Drilling the outback', NATURE GEOSCIENCE, vol. 1, pp. E3 - E3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ngeo116
2008
Pease V; Percival J; Smithies H; Stevens G; Van Kranendonk M, 2008, 'When did plate tectonics begin? evidence from the orogenic record', Special Paper of the Geological Society of America, vol. 440, pp. 199 - 228, http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/2008.2440(10)
2008
Gradstein FM; Ogg JG; van Kranendonk M, 2008, 'On the Geologic Time Scale 2008', Newsletters on Stratigraphy, vol. 43, pp. 5 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1127/0078-0421/2008/0043-0005
2008
Smithies RH; Van Kranendonk MJ; Champion DC, 2007, 'The Mesoarchean emergence of modern-style subduction', Gondwana Research, vol. 11, pp. 50 - 68, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2006.02.001
2007
Marshall C; Love G; Snape CE; Hill C; Allwood AC; Walter MR; Van Kranendonk MJ; Bowden SA; Sylva SP; Summons R, 2007, 'Structural characteriztion of kerogen in 3,4 Ga archaean cherts from the Pilbara Craton, Western Australia', Precambrian Research, vol. 155, pp. 1 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2006.12.014
2007
Bolhar R; Van Kranendonk MJ, 2007, 'A non-marine depositional setting for the northern Fortescue Group, Pilbara Craton, inferred from trace element geochemistry of stromatolitic carbonates', Precambrian Research, vol. 155, pp. 229 - 250, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2007.02.002
2007
Philippot P; Van Zuilen M; Lepot K; Thomazo C; Farquhar J; Van Kranendonk MJ, 2007, 'Early archaean microorganisms preferred elemental sulfur, not sulfate', Science, vol. 317, pp. 1534 - 1537, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1145861
2007
Smithies RH; Champion DC; Van Kranendonk MJ, 2007, 'Chapter 4.2 The Oldest Well-Preserved Felsic Volcanic Rocks on Earth: Geochemical Clues to the Early Evolution of the Pilbara Supergroup and Implications for the Growth of a Paleoarchean Protocontinent', Developments in Precambrian Geology, vol. 15, pp. 339 - 367, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0166-2635(07)15042-8
2007
Sugitani K; Grey K; Allwood AC; Nagaoka T; Mimura K; Minami M; Marshall C; Van Kranendonk MJ; Walter MR, 2007, 'Diverse microstructures from Archaean chert from the Mount Goldsworthy-Mount Grant area, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia: Microfossils, dubiofossils, or pseudofossils?', Precambrian Research, vol. 158, pp. 228 - 262, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2007.03.006
2007
Van Kranendonk MJ; Hugh Smithies R; Hickman AH; Champion DC, 2007, 'Review: Secular tectonic evolution of Archean continental crust: interplay between horizontal and vertical processes in the formation of the Pilbara Craton, Australia', Terra Nova, vol. 19, pp. 1 - 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3121.2006.00723.x
2007
Benerjee NR; Simonetti A; Furnes H; Muehlenbachs K; Staudigel H; Heaman L; Van Kranendonk MJ, 2007, 'Direct dating of Archean microbial ichnofossils', Geology, vol. 35, pp. 487 - 490, http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/G23534A.1
2007
Van Kranendonk MJ; Smithies RH; Hickman AH; Champion DC, 2007, 'Chapter 4.1 Paleoarchean Development of a Continental Nucleus: the East Pilbara Terrane of the Pilbara Craton, Western Australia', Developments in Precambrian Geology, vol. 15, pp. 307 - 337, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0166-2635(07)15041-6
2007
Van Kranendonk MJ, 2006, 'Volcanic degassing, hydrothermal circulation and the flourishing of early life on Earth: A review of the evidence from c. 3490-3240 Ma rocks of the Pilbara Supergroup, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia', Earth-Science Reviews, vol. 74, pp. 197 - 240, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2005.09.005
2006
Van Kranendonk MJ; Bleeker W; Ketchum J, 2006, 'Phreatomagmatic boulder conglomerates at the tip of the ca 2772 Ma Black Range dolerite dyke, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia', Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 53, pp. 617 - 630, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08120090600686777
2006
Pirajno F; van Kranendonk MJ, 2005, 'Review of hydrothermal processes and systems on Earth and implications for Martian analogues', Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 52, pp. 329 - 351, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08120090500134571
2005
Smithies RH; Champion DC; Van Kranendonk MJ; Howard HM; Hickman AH, 2005, 'Modern-style subduction processes in the Mesoarchaean: Geochemical evidence from the 3.12 Ga Whundo intra-oceanic arc', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 231, pp. 221 - 237, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2004.12.026
2005
Bolhar R; Van Kranendonk MJ; Kamber BS, 2005, 'A trace element study of siderite-jasper banded iron formation in the 3.45 Ga Warrawoona Group, Pilbara Craton - Formation from hydrothermal fluids and shallow seawater', Precambrian Research, vol. 137, pp. 93 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2005.02.001
2005
Smithies RH; Van Kranendonk MJ; Champion DC, 2005, 'It started with a plume - Early Archaean basaltic proto-continental crust', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 238, pp. 284 - 297, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2005.07.023
2005
Van Kranendonk MJ; Collins WJ; Hickman A; Pawley MJ, 2004, 'Critical tests of vertical vs. horizontal tectonic models for the Archaean East Pilbara Granite-Greenstone Terrane, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia', Precambrian Research, vol. 131, pp. 173 - 211, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2003.12.015
2004
Van Kranendonk MJ; Pirajno F, 2004, 'Geochemistry of metabasalts and hydrothermal alteration zones associated with c. 3.45 Ga chert and barite deposits: Implications for the geological setting of the Warrawoona group, Pilbara Craton, Australia', Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, vol. 4, pp. 253 - 278, http://dx.doi.org/10.1144/1467-7873/04-205
2004
Sandiford M; Van Kranendonk MJ; Bodorkos S, 2004, 'Conductive incubation and the origin of dome-and-keel structure in Archean granite-greenstone terrains: A model based on the eastern Pilbara Craton, Western Australia', Tectonics, vol. 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2002TC001452
2004
Van Kranendonk MJ, 2003, 'Archaean tectonics in 2001: An Earth odyssey', Precambrian Research, vol. 127, pp. 1 - 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0301-9268(03)00177-3
2003
García-Ruiz JM; Hyde ST; Carnerup AM; Christy AG; Van Kranendonk MJ; Welham NJ, 2003, 'Self-Assembled Silica-Carbonate Structures and Detection of Ancient Microfossils', Science, vol. 302, pp. 1194 - 1197, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1090163
2003
Van Kranendonk MJ; Webb GE; Kamber BS, 2003, 'Geological and trace element evidence for a marine sedimentary environment of deposition and biogenicity of 3.45 Ga stromatolitic carbonates in the Pilbara Craton, and support for a reducing Archaean ocean', Geobiology, vol. 1, pp. 91 - 108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1472-4669.2003.00014.x
2003
Huston DL; Sun SS; Blewett R; Hickman AH; Van Kranendonk M; Phillips D; Baker D; Brauhart C, 2002, 'The timing of mineralization in the archean North Pilbara terrain, Western Australia', ECONOMIC GEOLOGY AND THE BULLETIN OF THE SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC GEOLOGISTS, vol. 97, pp. 733 - 755, http://dx.doi.org/10.2113/97.4.733
2002
Brasier MD; Green OR; Jephcoat AP; Kleepe AK; Van Kranendonk MJ; Lindsay F; Steele A; Grassineau NV, 2002, 'Questioning the evidence for Earth's oldest fossils', GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA, vol. 66, pp. A101 - A101, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000177423400196&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2002
Huston DL; Sun SS; Blewett R; Hickman AH; Van Kranendonk M; Phillips D; Baker D; Brauhart C, 2002, 'The timing of mineralization in the Archean North Pilbara terrain, Western Australia', Economic Geology, vol. 97, pp. 733 - 755, http://dx.doi.org/10.2113/gsecongeo.97.4.733
2002
Brasier MD; Green OR; Jephcoat AP; Kleppe AK; Van Kranendonk MJ; Lindsay JF; Steele A; Grassineau NV, 2002, 'Questioning the evidence for Earth's oldest fossils', Nature, vol. 416, pp. 76 - 81, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/416076a
2002
Van Kranendonk MJ; Hickman AH; Smithes RH; Nelson DR, 2002, 'Geology and tectonic evolution of the Archean North Pilbara Terrain, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia', Economic Geology, vol. 97, pp. 695 - 732, http://dx.doi.org/10.2113/gsecongeo.97.4.695
2002
Van Kranendonk MJ; Hickman AH; Collins WJ, 2001, 'Comment on "Evidence for multiphase deformation in the Archaean basal Warrawoona group in the Marble Bar area, East Pilbara, Western Australia" by van Haaften, W.M., White, S.H., 1998: Precambrian Research 88, 53-66', Precambrian Research, vol. 105, pp. 73 - 78, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0301-9268(00)00094-2
2001
Collins WJ; Van Kranendonk MJ, 1999, 'Model for the development of kyanite during partial convective overturn of Archean granite-greenstone terranes: The Pilbara Craton, Australia', Journal of Metamorphic Geology, vol. 17, pp. 145 - 156, http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1525-1314.1999.00187.x
1999
Ermanovics E; Van Kranendonk M, 1998, 'Geology of the Archean Nain Province and Paleoproterozoic Torngat Orogen in a transect of the North River-Nutak map areas, Newfoundland (Labrador) and Quebec', Bulletin - Geological Survey of Canada, vol. 497
1998
Collins WJ; Van Kranendonk MJ; Teyssier C, 1998, 'Partial convective overturn of Archaean crust in the east Pilbara Craton, Western Australia: Driving mechanisms and tectonic implications', Journal of Structural Geology, vol. 20, pp. 1405 - 1424, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0191-8141(98)00073-X
1998
Van Kranendonk MJ; Collins WJ, 1998, 'Timing and tectonic significance of Late Archaean, sinistral strike-slip deformation in the Central Pilbara Structural Corridor, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia', Precambrian Research, vol. 88, pp. 207 - 232, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0301-9268(97)00069-7
1998
Van Kranendonk MJ; Wardle RJ, 1997, 'Crustal-scale flexural slip folding during late tectonic amplification of an orogenic boundary perturbation in the paleoproterozoic torngat Orogen, northeastern Canada', Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 34, pp. 1545 - 1565, http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/e17-126
1997
Wardle RJ; Van Kranendonk MJ, 1996, 'The Palaeoproterozoic Southeastern Churchill Province of Labrador-Quebec, Canada: orogenic development as a consequence of oblique collision and indentation', Precambrian crustal evolution in the North Atlantic region, pp. 137 - 153
1996
Van Kranendonk MJ; Wardle RJ, 1996, 'Burwell domain of the Palaeoproterozoic Torngat Orogen, northeastern Canada: tilted cross-section of a magmatic arc caught between a rock and a hard place', Precambrian crustal evolution in the North Atlantic region, pp. 91 - 115
1996
Van Kranendonk MJ, 1996, 'Tectonic evolution of the Paleoproterozoic Torngat Orogen: Evidence from pressure-temperature-time-deformation paths in the North River map area, Labrador', Tectonics, vol. 15, pp. 843 - 869, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/95TC03771
1996
Van Kranendonk MJ; Wardle RJ, 1996, 'Burwell domain of the Palaeoproterozoic Torngat Orogen, northeastern Canada: Tilted cross-section of a magmatic arc caught between a rock and a hard place', Geological Society Special Publication, vol. 112, pp. 91 - 115, http://dx.doi.org/10.1144/GSL.SP.1996.112.01.06
1996
Wardle RJ; Van Kranendonk MJ, 1996, 'The palaeoproterozoic Southeastern Churchill Province of Labrador-Quebec, Canada: Orogenic development as a consequence of oblique collision and indentation', Geological Society Special Publication, vol. 112, pp. 137 - 153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1144/GSL.SP.1996.112.01.08
1996
Bertrand JM; Roddick JC; Van Kranendonk MJ; Ermanovics I, 1993, 'U-Pb geochronology of deformation and metamorphism across a central transect of the early Proterozoic Torngat Orogen, North River map area, Labrador', Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 30, pp. 1470 - 1489, http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/e93-127
1993
Van Kranendonk MJ; St-Onge MR; Henderson JR, 1993, 'Paleoproterozoic tectonic assembly of Northeast Laurentia through multiple indentations', Precambrian Research, vol. 63, pp. 325 - 347, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0301-9268(93)90039-5
1993
Van Kranendonk MJ, 1991, 'A magmatic sheet origin for thin metagabbroic anorthosite units in the Fishog subdomain of the southern Central Gneiss Belt, Grenville Province, Ontario', Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 28, pp. 431 - 446, http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/e91-038
1991
Van Kranendonk MJ; Ermanovics I, 1990, 'Structural evolution of the Hudsonian Torngat Orogen in the North River map area, Labrador: evidence for east-west transpressive collision of Nain and Rae continental blocks', Geoscience Canada, vol. 17, pp. 283 - 288
1990
Bertrand JM; Van Kranendonk M; Hanmer S; Roddick JC; Ermanovics I, 1990, 'Structural and metamorphic geochronology of the Torngat Orogen in the North River-Nutak transect area, Labrador: preliminary results of U-Pb dating', Geoscience Canada, vol. 17, pp. 297 - 301
1990
Ermanovics I; Van Kranendonk M, 1990, 'The Torngat Orogen in the North River-Nutak transect area of Nain and Churchill provinces', Geoscience Canada, vol. 17, pp. 279 - 283
1990
Van Kranendonk MJ; Helmstaedt H, 1990, 'Late Archean geologic history of the Nain Province, North River- Nutak map area, Labrador, and its tectonic significance', Geoscience Canada, vol. 17, pp. 231 - 237
1990
Schwerdtner WM; Van Kranendonk M, 1984, 'Structure of Stolz Diapir - a well-exposed salt dome on Axel Heiberg Island, Canadian Arctic archipelago.', Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology, vol. 32, pp. 237 - 241
1984
Book Chapters
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Smithies RH; Champion DC; Van Kranendonk MJ, 2019, 'The Oldest Well-Preserved Felsic Volcanic Rocks on Earth', in Earth's Oldest Rocks, Elsevier, pp. 463 - 486, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-444-63901-1.00020-4
2019
Van Kranendonk MJ; Djokic T; Poole G; Tadbiri S; Steller L; Baumgartner R, 2019, 'Depositional Setting of the Fossiliferous, c.3480 Ma Dresser Formation, Pilbara Craton', in Earth's Oldest Rocks, Elsevier, pp. 985 - 1006, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-444-63901-1.00040-x
2019
Van Kranendonk MJ; Smithies RH; Champion DC, 2019, 'Paleoarchean Development of a Continental Nucleus', in Earth's Oldest Rocks, Elsevier, pp. 437 - 462, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-444-63901-1.00019-8
2019
Van Kranendonk M, 2019, 'Chapter 19 - Paleoarchean Development of a Continental Nucleus: The East Pilbara Terrane of the Pilbara Craton, Western Australia', in Earth's Oldest Rocks, Elsevier, pp. 437 - 462, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-63901-1.00019-8
2019
Van Kranendonk M, 2019, 'Chapter 20 - The Oldest Well-Preserved Felsic Volcanic Rocks on Earth: Geochemical Clues to the Early Evolution of the Pilbara Supergroup and Implications for the Growth of a Paleoarchean Protocontinent', in Earth's Oldest Rocks, Elsevier, pp. 463 - 486, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-63901-1.00020-4
2019
Van Kranendonk M, 2019, 'Chapter 40 - Depositional Setting of the Fossiliferous, c.3480 Ma Dresser Formation, Pilbara Craton: A Review', in Earth's Oldest Rocks, Elsevier, pp. 985 - 1006, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-63901-1.00040-X
2019
Johnson CM; Van Kranendonk MJ, 2018, 'Ancient life and plate tectonics', in Handbook of Astrobiology, pp. 195 - 205
2018
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
2018
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
2012
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
2008
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
2007
Van Kranendonk MJ; Smithies RH; Bennett VC, 2007, 'Preface: Aims, Scope, and Outline of the Book', in Developments in Precambrian Geology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0166-2635(07)15092-1
2007
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
2007
Conference Presentations
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Chilton AM; Vázquez-Campos X; Steller L; Djokic T; Van Kranendonk MJ, 2018, 'Microbial profiling of the Himalayan Puga geothermal system: towards an astrobiological model'
2018
Edited Books
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Van Kranendonk M; Bennett VC; Hoffman JE, (eds.), 2018, Earth's Oldest Rocks, Elsevier, https://www.elsevier.com/books/earths-oldest-rocks/van-kranendonk/978-0-444-63901-1
2018
Van Kranendonk M; Bennett VC; Hoffmann JE, (eds.), 2007, Earth’s Oldest Rocks, Elsevier Science, https://www.elsevier.com/books/earths-oldest-rocks/van-kranendonk/978-0-444-63901-1
2007
Conference Papers
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Kingsley I; Oliver C; Van Kranendonk M, 2017, 'A new instrument to assess scientific literacy for space outreach', in Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC, pp. 1671 - 1678
2017
Kingsley I; Oliver C; Van Kranendonk M, 2017, 'Space science outreach - are we decreasing public understanding?', in Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC, pp. 11299 - 11310
2017
Czaja AD; Johnson CM; Beard BL; Van Kranendonk MJ, 2010, 'Iron isotopes reveal an abiological origin for a 2.75 Ga BIF from the Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia', in GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA, PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, Knoxville, TN, pp. A201 - A201, presented at Conference on Goldschmidt 2010 - Earth, Energy, and the Environment, Knoxville, TN, 13 June 2010 - 18 June 2010, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000283941400652&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2010
Mojzsis SJ; Van Kranendonk MJ; Swanner ED, 2009, 'Microbial community structure and atmospheric oxygen ca. 2.4 Ga', in GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA, PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, Davos, SWITZERLAND, pp. A892 - A892, presented at 19th Annual VM Goldschmidt Conference, Davos, SWITZERLAND, 21 June 2009, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000267229902243&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2009
Tessalina SG; Philippot P; Van Kranendonk M, 2009, 'Genesis of chert-barite-sulphide deposits from the North Pole Dome, Australia', in Williams PJ (ed.), SMART SCIENCE FOR EXPLORATION AND MINING, VOL 1 AND 2, JAMES COOK UNIV, James Cook Univ, Townsville, AUSTRALIA, pp. 294 - 296, presented at 10th Biennial SGA Meeting of the Society-for-Geology-Applied-to-Mineral-Deposits, James Cook Univ, Townsville, AUSTRALIA, 17 August 2009 - 20 August 2009, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000282993400098&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2009
Furnes H; Banerjee NR; Staudigel H; Muehlenbachs K; McLoughlin N; de Wit M; Van Kranendonk M, 2007, 'Comparing petrographic signatures of bioalteration in recent to Mesoarchean pillow lavas: Tracing subsurface life in oceanic igneous rocks', in Precambrian Research, pp. 156 - 176, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2007.04.012
2007
Tessalina SG; Philippot P; Van Kranendonk M; Bourdon B; Birck JL, 2007, 'Isotopic record of Hadean crust in Western Australia', in GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA, PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, Cologne, GERMANY, pp. A1015 - A1015, presented at 17th Annual V M Goldschmidt Conference, Cologne, GERMANY, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000248789902402&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2007
Huston DL; Van Kranendonk MJ; Hickman AH; Pirajno F, 2007, 'Change from plume to convergent tectonics in the early Archaean: metallogenic implications in the Pilbara Craton, Western Australia', in Andrew CJ (ed.), DIGGING DEEPER, VOLS 1 AND 2, IRISH ASSOC ECON GEOL, Dublin, IRELAND, pp. 23 - 26, presented at 9th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits, Dublin, IRELAND, 20 August 2007 - 23 August 2007, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000283766800006&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2007
Banerjee NR; Simonetti A; Furnes H; Muehlenbachs K; Staudigel H; McLoughlin N; de Wit M; van Kranendonk M, 2007, 'Direct dating of archean microbial ichnofossils', in GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA, PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, Cologne, GERMANY, pp. A58 - A58, presented at 17th Annual V M Goldschmidt Conference, Cologne, GERMANY, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000248789900131&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2007
McLoughlin N; Furnes H; Banerjee NR; Staudigel H; Muehlenbachs K; de Wit M; Van Kranendonk MJ, 2006, 'Micro-bioerosion in volcanic glass: extending the ichnofossil record to Archaean basaltic crust', in Wisshak M; Tapanila L (ed.), CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN BIOEROSION, SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN, Erlangen, GERMANY, pp. 371 - +, presented at 5th International Bioerosion Workshop, Erlangen, GERMANY, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-77598-0_19
2006
Philippot P; Lepot K; Thomazo C; Ader M; Van Kranendonk M, 2006, 'Origin of carbonaceous matter in 3525 Myr-old hydrothermally altered subseafloor sediments from the dresser formation, pilbara craton', in GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA, PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, pp. A489 - A489, presented at 16th Annual V M Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, - , http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2006.06.1441
2006
Banerjee NR; Simonetti A; Furnes H; Muehlenbachs K; Staudigel H; Van Kranendonk MJ, 2006, 'Direct dating of Archean microfossils preserved in pillow basalts from the Pilbara Cration', in GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA, PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, pp. A33 - A33, presented at 16th Annual V M Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, - , http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2006.06.175
2006
Van Kranendonk MJ, 2004, 'Archaean Tectonics 2004: A review', in Precambrian Research, pp. 143 - 151, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2003.12.008
2004
Pawley MJ; Van Kranendonk MJ; Collins WJ, 2004, 'Interplay between deformation and magmatism during doming of the Archaean Shaw Granitoid Complex, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia', in Precambrian Research, pp. 213 - 230, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2003.12.010
2004
Van Kranendonk MJ; Webb GE; Kamber B; Pirajno F, 2003, 'Geological setting and biogenicity of 3.45 Ga stromatolitic cherts, east Pilbara, Australia', in GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA, PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, KURASHIKI, JAPAN, pp. A510 - A510, presented at 13th Annual VM Goldschmidt Conference, KURASHIKI, JAPAN, 07 September 2003 - 12 September 2003, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000185517601005&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2003
Pawley MJ; Collins WJ; Van Kranendonk MJ, 2002, 'Origin of fine-scale sheeted granites by incremental injection of magma into active shear zones: Examples from the Pilbara Craton, NW Australia', in Lithos, pp. 127 - 139, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0024-4937(02)00076-2
2002
Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
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Yip AS; Djokic T; Oliver C; Van Kranendonk M, 2016, 3D Mapping Pilbara Sites of Early Life for Immersive, Virtual Learning and Teaching, iCinema Centre for Interactive Cinema Research, UNSW, Editor(s): Yip A; Djokic T, 3D Modelling and virtual reality application, Published: 01 June 2016, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
2016
Areas of Expertise

Geology, Tectonics, Stratigraphy (incl. Biostratigraphy and Sequence Stratigraphy), Structural Geology, Archean tectonics, early life, global geodynamics.