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Research Output 2005 2019

  • 1801 Citations
  • 24 h-Index
  • 55 Article
  • 10 Chapter
  • 2 Book
  • 2 Conference paper
2019

1 billion-year-old cell contents preserved in monazite and xenotime

Wacey, D., Sirantoine, E., Saunders, M. & Strother, P., 1 Dec 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 9068.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
xenotime
monazite
rare earth element
phosphate
francolite
Open Access
chert
microfossil
phyllosilicate
electron microscopy
folding

Correlative Microscopy of Diverse Filamentous Microfossils from 850 Ma Rocks

Wacey, D., Saunders, M., McPherson, A., Gain, S., Sirantoine, E. & Eiloart, K., Aug 2019, In : Microscopy and Microanalysis. 25, S2, p. 2466-2467 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Critically testing olivine-hosted putative martian biosignatures in the Yamato 000593 meteorite-Geobiological implications

McLoughlin, N., Grosch, E. G., Vullum, P. E., Guagliardo, P., Saunders, M. & Wacey, D., 3 Sep 2019, In : Geobiology. 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Downloads (Pure)

Detecting ancient life: Investigating the nature and origin of possible stromatolites and associated calcite from a one billion year old lake

Brasier, A. T., Dennis, P. F., Still, J., Parnell, J., Culwick, T., Brasier, M. D., Wacey, D., Bowden, S. A., Crook, S., Boyce, A. J. & Muirhead, D. K., 15 Jul 2019, In : Precambrian Research. 328, p. 309-320 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Calcium Carbonate
Lakes
calcite
limestone
clast
1 Citation (Scopus)

Tunnel Formation in Basalt Glass

Fisk, M. R., Popa, R. & Wacey, D., 2 Jan 2019, In : Astrobiology. p. 132-144 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Zircon U–Pb, Lu–Hf and O isotopes from the 3414 Ma Strelley Pool Formation, East Pilbara Terrane, and the Palaeoarchaean emergence of a cryptic cratonic core

Gardiner, N. J., Wacey, D., Kirkland, C. L., Johnson, T. E. & Jeon, H., 1 Feb 2019, In : Precambrian Research. 321, p. 64-84 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Isotopes
terrane
zircon
isotope
Rocks
2018
3 Citations (Scopus)
85 Downloads (Pure)

A microbial role in the construction of Mono Lake carbonate chimneys?

Brasier, A., Wacey, D., Rogerson, M., Guagliardo, P., Saunders, M., Kellner, S., Mercedes-Martin, R., Prior, T., Taylor, C., Matthews, A. & Reijmer, J., 1 Sep 2018, In : Geobiology. 16, 5, p. 540-555 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
carbonates
biofilm
calcite
carbonate
lakes
11 Citations (Scopus)

Chemical and Optical Identification of Micrometer-Sized 1.9 Billion-Year-Old Fossils by Combining a Miniature Laser Ablation Ionization Mass Spectrometry System with an Optical Microscope

Wiesendanger, R., Wacey, D., Tulej, M., Neubeck, A., Ivarsson, M., Grimaudo, V., Moreno-García, P., Cedeño-López, A., Riedo, A. & Wurz, P., 1 Aug 2018, In : Astrobiology. 18, 8, p. 1071-1080 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Optical Devices
fossils
Laser Therapy
microfossil
optical microscopes
2 Citations (Scopus)
199 Downloads (Pure)

Mineralisation of filamentous cyanobacteria in Lake Thetis stromatolites, Western Australia

Wacey, D., Urosevic, L., Saunders, M. & George, A. D., Mar 2018, In : Geobiology. 16, 2, p. 203-215

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
aragonite
Western Australia
silicates
Cyanobacteria
cyanobacterium
6 Citations (Scopus)
tephra
microfossil
pumice
volcanology
Precambrian
11 Citations (Scopus)
176 Downloads (Pure)

Volcanogenic Pseudo-Fossils from the ∼3.48 Ga Dresser Formation, Pilbara, Western Australia

Wacey, D., Noffke, N., Saunders, M., Guagliardo, P. & Pyle, D. M., 1 May 2018, In : Astrobiology. 18, 5, p. 539-555 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Western Australia
fossils
microstructure
volcanic glass
microfossils
2017
9 Citations (Scopus)
354 Downloads (Pure)

Advanced analytical techniques for the study of the morphology and chemistry of Proterozoic microfossils

Wacey, D., Battison, L., Garwood, R. J., Hickman-Lewis, K. & Brasier, M. D., 2017, In : Geological Society Special Publication. 448, p. 81-104

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
microfossil
Ion beams
Electron beams
analytical method
Proterozoic
3 Citations (Scopus)

Critical testing of potential cellular structures within microtubes in 145 Ma volcanic glass from the Argo Abyssal Plain

Wacey, D., Fisk, M., Saunders, M., Eiloart, K. & Kong, C., 5 Sep 2017, In : Chemical Geology. 466, p. 575-587 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Argo
volcanic glass
abyssal plain
void
glass
8 Citations (Scopus)

Remarkable preservation of brain tissues in an Early Cretaceous iguanodontian dinosaur

Brasier, M., Norman, D. B., Liu, A. G., Cotton, L. J., Hiscocks, J. E. H., Garwood, R. J., Antcliffe, J. B. & Wacey, D., 2017, In : Geological Society Special Publication. 448, p. 383-398

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
dinosaur
brain
Brain
Tissue
Cretaceous
3 Citations (Scopus)

Understanding ancient life: How Martin Brasier changed the way we think about the fossil record

Antcliffe, J. B., Liu, A. G., Menon, L. R., McIlroy, D., McLoughlin, N. & Wacey, D., 2017, In : Geological Society Special Publication. 448, p. 19-31

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fossil record
Explosions
Cones
Animals
Earth (planet)
7 Citations (Scopus)

X-ray microtomography as a tool for investigating the petrological context of Precambrian cellular remains

Hickman-Lewis, K., Garwood, R. J., Withers, P. J. & Wacey, D., 2017, In : Geological Society Special Publication. 448, 1, p. 33-56

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

microfossil
Precambrian
sedimentary structure
X rays
Earth (planet)
2016
17 Citations (Scopus)

3.46 Ga Apex chert ‘microfossils’ reinterpreted as mineral artefacts produced during phyllosilicate exfoliation

Wacey, D., Saunders, M., Kong, C., Brasier, A. & Brasier, M., 15 Aug 2016, In : Gondwana Research. 36, p. 296-313

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

phyllosilicate
chert
microfossil
artifact
microstructure
8 Citations (Scopus)
251 Downloads (Pure)

Ambient inclusion trails in Palaeozoic crustaceans (Phosphatocopina and Ostracoda)

Olempska, E. & Wacey, D., 1 Jan 2016, In : Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 441, Part 4, p. 949-958

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Ostracoda
crustacean
pyrite
Paleozoic
Crustacea
2 Citations (Scopus)
278 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
formation mechanism
Ontario
chlorite (mineral)
pyrite
chlorite
6 Citations (Scopus)
338 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
10 Citations (Scopus)
241 Downloads (Pure)

Carbonaceous microstructures from sedimentary laminated chert within the 3.46 Ga Apex Basalt, Chinaman Creek locality, Pilbara, Western Australia

Hickman-Lewis, K., Garwood, R. J., Brasier, M. D., Goral, T., Jiang, H., Mcloughlin, N. & Wacey, D., Jun 2016, In : Precambrian Research. 278, p. 161-178

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
chert
microstructure
basalt
Microstructure
Carbon
3 Citations (Scopus)
256 Downloads (Pure)

Contrasting microfossil preservation and lake chemistries within the 1200-1000 Ma Torridonian Supergroup of NW Scotland

Wacey, D., Brasier, M., Parnell, J., Culwick, T., Bowden, S., Spinks, S., Boyce, A. J., Davidheiser-Kroll, B., Jeon, H., Saunders, M. & Kilburn, M. R., 2016, Earth System Evolution and Early Life: A Celebration of the Work of Martin Brasier. Braisier, A. T., McIlroy, D. & McLoughlin, N. (eds.). United Kingdom: The Geological Society Publishing House, Vol. 448. p. 105-119 15 p. (Geological Society Special Publication).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

File
32 Citations (Scopus)

Cyanobacterial evolution during the Precambrian

Schirrmeister, B. E., Sanchez-Baracaldo, P. & Wacey, D., Jul 2016, In : International Journal of Astrobiology. 15, 3, p. 187-204

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Precambrian
Cyanobacteria
cyanobacterium
calibration
biosphere
40 Citations (Scopus)
281 Downloads (Pure)

In situ multiple sulfur isotope analysis by SIMS of pyrite, chalcopyrite, pyrrhotite, and pentlandite to refine magmatic ore genetic models

LaFlamme, C., Martin, L., Jeon, H., Reddy, S. M., Selvaraja, V., Caruso, S., Bui, T. H., Roberts, M. P., Voute, F., Hagemann, S., Wacey, D., Littman, S., Wing, B., Fiorentini, M. & Kilburn, M. R., 9 Dec 2016, In : Chemical Geology. 444, p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Sulfur Isotopes
pentlandite
sulfur isotope
Sulfides
pyrrhotite
2015
63 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
early Earth
fossil
chert
beachrock
phyllosilicate

Early Life on Earth

Wacey, D., 2015, Encyclopedia of Scientific Dating Methods. Rink, W. J. & Thompson, J. (eds.). The Netherlands: Springer, p. 256-3

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Fossil records for early life on Earth

Wacey, D., 2015, Astrobiology: An Evolutionary Approach. Kolb, V. M. (ed.). The Netherlands: CRC Press, p. 163-198

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

16 Citations (Scopus)

Micro-scale quadruple sulfur isotope analysis of pyrite from the ~3480Ma Dresser Formation: New insights into sulfur cycling on the early Earth

Wacey, D., Noffke, N., Cliff, J., Barley, M. & Farquhar, J., Mar 2015, In : Precambrian Research. 258, p. 24-35 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sulfur Isotopes
early Earth
sulfur isotope
Sulfur
pyrite
10 Citations (Scopus)

Nanoscale secondary ion mass spectrometry (NanoSIMS) as an analytical tool in the geosciences

Kilburn, M. & Wacey, D., 2015, Principles and Practice of Analytical Techniques in Geosciences. Grice, K. (ed.). The Royal Society of Chemistry, Vol. 4. p. 1-34 (RSC Detection Science).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

39 Citations (Scopus)
449 Downloads (Pure)

Uncovering framboidal pyrite biogenicity using nano-scale CNorg mapping

Wacey, D., Kilburn, M., Saunders, M., Cliff, J., Kong, C., Liu, A. G. S. C., Matthews, J. J. & Brasier, M. D., Jan 2015, In : Geology. 43, 1, p. 27-30 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
pyrite
biofilm
zoning
biomarker
Ediacaran
2014

Electron microscopy reveals unique microfossil preservation in 1 billion-year-old lakes

Saunders, M., Kong, C., Menon, S. K. & Wacey, D., 2014, Journal of Physics: Conference Series. United Kingdom: IOP Publishing, Vol. 522. p. 1-4

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Open Access
microfossil
electron microscopy
lake
fossilization
clay
40 Citations (Scopus)

Enhanced cellular preservation by clay minerals in 1 billion-year-old lakes

Wacey, D., Saunders, M., Roberts, M., Menon, S. K., Green, L. K., Kong, C., Culwick, T., Strother, P. K. & Brasier, M. D., 28 Jul 2014, In : Scientific Reports. 4, p. 5841 (1-11)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Lakes
Minerals
Sulfates
Silicates
Sulfides
7 Citations (Scopus)

Geochemistry and nano-structure of a putative ~3240 million-year-old black smoker biota, Sulphur Springs Group, Western Australia

Wacey, D., Saunders, M., Cliff, J., Kilburn, M., Kong, C., Barley, M. & Brasier, M. D., 2014, In : Precambrian Research. 249, p. 1-12

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

black smoker
Geochemistry
Sulfur
biota
pyrite
4 Citations (Scopus)

In situ morphologic, elemental and isotopic analysis of Archean life

Wacey, D., 2014, Evolution of Archean crust and early life. Dilek, Y. & Fumes, H. (eds.). The Netherlands: Springer, Vol. 7. p. 351-365 (Modern Approaches in Solid Earth Sciences).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

10 Citations (Scopus)

The nano-scale anatomy of a complex carbon-lined microtube in volcanic glass from the ~92Ma Troodos Ophiolite, Cyprus

Wacey, D., Mcloughlin, N., Saunders, M. & Kong, C., 10 Jan 2014, In : Chemical Geology. 363, p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

volcanic glass
Linings
ophiolite
anatomy
Carbon
23 Citations (Scopus)
442 Downloads (Pure)

Viruses as new agents of organomineralization in the geological record

Pacton, M., Wacey, D., Corinaldesi, C., Tangherlini, M., Kilburn, M., Gorin, G. E., Danovaro, R. & Vasconcelos, C., 3 Jul 2014, In : Nature Communications. 5, p. 9pp

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
viruses
Viruses
Nanospheres
Magnesium Silicates
Minerals
2013
17 Citations (Scopus)

Explaining the exceptional preservation of Ediacaran rangeomorphs from Spaniard's Bay, Newfoundland: A hydraulic model

Brasier, M. D., Liu, A. G. S. C., Menon, L. R., Matthews, J. J., Mcilroy, D. & Wacey, D., 2013, In : Precambrian Research. 231, p. 122-135

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ediacaran
Hydraulic models
Scour
fossil
hydraulics
92 Citations (Scopus)

Microbially Induced Sedimentary Structures Recording an Ancient Ecosystem in the ca. 3.48 Billion-Year-Old Dresser Formation, Pilbara, Western Australia

Noffke, N., Christian, D., Wacey, D. & Hazen, R. M., 2013, In : Astrobiology. 13, 12, p. 1103-1124

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

41 Citations (Scopus)

Nanoscale analysis of pyritized microfossils reveals differential heterotrophic consumption in the ∼1.9-Ga Gunflint chert

Wacey, D., Mcloughlin, N., Kilburn, M., Saunders, M., Cliff, J., Kong, C., Barley, M. & Brasier, M. D., 2013, In : NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES. PROCEEDINGS. 110, 20, p. 8020-8024

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Citations (Scopus)

Pumice from the ~3460 Ma Apex Basalt, Western Australia: A natural laboratory for the early biosphere

Brasier, M. D., Matthewman, R., Mcmahon, S., Kilburn, M. & Wacey, D., 2013, In : Precambrian Research. 224, p. 10pp

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2012
26 Citations (Scopus)

Biosignatures link microorganisms to iron mineralization in a paleoaquifer

Weber, K. A., Spanbauer, T. L., Wacey, D., Kilburn, M., Loope, D. B. & Kettler, R. M., 2012, In : Geology. 40, 8, p. 747-750

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

Earliest evidence for life on Earth: an Australian perspective

Wacey, D., 2012, In : Australian Journal of Earth Sciences. 59, p. 153-166

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Citations (Scopus)

Fossils and astrobiology: new protocols for cell evolution in deep time

Brasier, M. D. & Wacey, D., 2012, In : International Journal of Astrobiology. 11, 4, p. 217-228

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

36 Citations (Scopus)

Going nano: A new step towards understanding the processes governing freshwater ooid formation

Pacton, M., Ariztegui, D., Wacey, D., Kilburn, M., Rollion-Bard, C., Farah, R. & Vasconcelos, C., 2012, In : Geology. 40, 6, p. 547-550

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

In situ high spatial resolution techniques in the search for the origin of life

Wacey, D., 2012, Genesis-In the Beginning Precursors of life, chemical models and early biological evolution. Seckbach, J. (ed.). Germany: Springer, Vol. 22. p. 393-411 (Cellular origin, life in extreme habitats and astrobiology).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

35 Citations (Scopus)

Sulfur isotope evidence for a Paleoarchean subseafloor biosphere, Barberton, South Africa

Mcloughlin, N., Grosch, E. G., Kilburn, M. & Wacey, D., 2012, In : Geology. 40, 11, p. 1031-1034

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

55 Citations (Scopus)

Taphonomy of very ancient microfossils from the ~3400 Ma Strelley Pool Formation and ~1900 Ma Gunflint Formation: New insights using a focused ion beam

Wacey, D., Menon, S., Green, L., Gerstmann, D., Kong, C., Mcloughlin, N., Saunders, M. & Brasier, M., 2012, In : Precambrian Research. 220-221, p. 234-250

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2011
29 Citations (Scopus)

A combined TEM and NanoSIMS study of endolithic microfossils in altered seafloor basalt

Mcloughlin, N., Wacey, D., Kruber, C., Kilburn, M., Thorseth, I. H. & Pedersen, R. B., 2011, In : Chemical Geology. 289, p. 154-162

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

43 Citations (Scopus)

Earliest microbially mediated pyrite oxidation in ~3.4 billion-year-old sediments

Wacey, D., Saunders, M., Brasier, M. D. & Kilburn, M., 2011, In : Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 301, p. 393-402

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

modems
early Earth
Modems
metabolism
pyrites