Martin Brasier - Full Publications

J, Articles in refereed journals; V, refereed volumes; A, Abstracts (mostly omitted from this list) B, Books; C, Correspondence in journals; E, Essay reviews; R, Book Reviews; S, ISSN Published scientific reports of Royal Society and of IGCP (mainly omitted from this list).

Year 1973 to 1979

1. BRASIER, M.D. 1973. Grass roots at the base of the Neogene. Nature, 243, p. 342. (J)

2. BRASIER, M.D. 1973. Foraminifera. Nature, 246, p. 541. (C)

3. BRASIER, M.D. 1974. Turtle Drift. Nature, 250, p. 351. (C)

4. BRASIER, M.D. 1975. Ecology of Recent sediment-dwelling and phytal Foraminifera from the lagoons around Barbuda, West Indies. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 5, 193-210. (J)

5. BRASIER, M.D. 1975. The ecology and distribution of Recent Foraminifera from the reefs and shoals around Barbuda, West Indies. Journal of Foraminiferal Research, 5, 193-210. (J)

6. BRASIER, M.D. 1975. Morphology and habitat of living foraminiferids from Caribbean carbonate environments. Revista Espanola de Micropalaeontologia, 7, 567-578. (J)

7. BRASIER, M.D. 1975. An outline history of seagrass communities. Palaeontology, 18, 681-702. (J)

9. BRASIER, M.D. & MATHER, J.D. 1975. The stratigraphy of Barbuda, West Indies. Geological Magazine, 112, 271-282. (J)

10. BRASIER, M.D. & RIDING, R. 1975. Earliest calcareous Foraminifera. Nature, 257, 208-210. (J)

11. BRASIER, M.D. 1976. An archaeocyathid-trilobite association in Sardinia and its significance. Rivista Italiana Paleontologia, 82, 267-277. (J)

12. BRASIER, M.D. 1976. Early Cambrian intergrowths of archaeocyathids, Renalcis and pseudostromatolites from South Australia. Palaeontology, 19, 223-245. (J)

13. BRASIER, M.D. 1977. An early Cambrian chert biota and its implications. Nature, 268, 19-20. (J)

15. BRASIER, M.D. 1977. The Fossil Record. In Hallam, A. (ed.) 'Planet Earth' . Elsevier, Amsterdam, 240-4. (E)

17. BRASIER, M.D. BRASIER, C.J. 1978. Littoral and fluviatile facies in the Kellaways Beds on the Market Weighton Swell. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 42, 1-20. (J)

18. BRASIER, M.D. , HEWITT, R.A. & BRASIER, C.J. 1978. On the late Precambrian-early Cambrian Hartshill Formation of Warwickshire. Geological Magazine, 115, 21-36. (J)

19. BRASIER, M.D. In OWENS, B. & MARSHALL, J. (Eds) 1978. Micropalaeontological biostratigraphy of samples around the coast of Scotland. Report of the Institute of Geological Sciences, 78/20, 35pp. (J)

20. BRASIER, M.D. 1979. The Cambrian radiation event. In House, M.R. (ed.) 'The Origin of Major Invertebrate Groups'. Systematics Association Special Volume, 12, 103-159. (V)

21. BRASIER, M.D. 1979. The early fossil record. Chemistry in Britain, 15, 588-92. (E)

22. BRASIER, M.D. & HEWITT, R.A. 1979. Environmental setting of fossiliferous rocks from the uppermost Proterozoic-Lower Cambrian of central England. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 27, 35-57. (J)

Year 1980 to 1989

23. BRASIER, MD. 1980. 'Microfossils'. George Allen & Unwin, London, 193pp. Reprinted 1981, 1983 (Unwin), 1988 (Unwin Hyman), 1992, 1994 (Chapman & Hall). Translated into Chinese and Japanese. (B) See also publication 170.

24. BRASIER, M.D. 1980. The Lower Cambrian transgression and glauconite-phosphatic facies in western Europe. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 137, 695-703. (J)

25. NEALE, JW. & BRASIER, M.D. (Eds). 1981.'Microfossils from Recent and Fossil Shelf Seas'. British Micropalaeontological Society. Ellis Horwood/Wiley, Chichester, 380pp. (B)

26. BRASIER, M.D. 1980. Microfossil transport in the tidal Humber basin. In Neale, J.W. & Brasier, M.D. (eds) 'Microfossils from Recent and Fossil Shelf Seas'. British Micropalaeontological Society, Ellis Horwood/Wiley, Chichester, 314-22. (V)

27. BRASIER, M.D. , PEREJON, A. & De SAN JOSE. 1980. Discovery of an important fossiliferous Precambrian-Cambrian sequence in Spain. Estudios Geologicos, 35, 35-57. (J)

29. BRASIER, M.D. 1982. Sea level changes, facies changes and the late Precambrian-early Cambrian evolutionary explosion. Precambrian Research, 17, 105-123. (J)

30. BRASIER, M.D. 1982. Architecture and evolution of the foraminiferid test - a theoretical approach. In Banner, F.T. & Lord, A.R. (eds) 'Aspects of Micropalaeontology'. George Allen & Unwin, London, 1-41. (V)

31. BRASIER, M.D. 1982. Foraminiferid architectural history: a review using the MinLOC and PI methods. Journal of Micropalaeontology, 1, 95-105. (J)

33. BRASIER, M.D. 1984. Microfossils and small shelly fossils from Lower Cambrian Hyolithes Limestone at Nuneaton, English Midlands. Geological Magazine, 121, 229-253. (J)

34. BRASIER, M.D. 1984. Discospirina and the pattern of evolution in foraminiferid architecture. Second International Symposium on Benthic Foraminifera, Pau, April 1983. Elf Aquitaine, 87-90. (V)

35. BRASIER, M.D. 1984. Some geometrical aspects of fusiform planispiral shape in larger foraminifera. Journal of Micropalaeontology, 3, 11-15. (J)

38. BRASIER, M.D. 1985. Evolutionary and geological events across the Precambrian-Cambrian boundary. Geology Today, 1, 141-146. (E)

40. BRASIER, M.D. & DONAHUE, J. 1985. Barbuda - an emerging reef and lagoon complex on the edge of the Lesser Antilles Island Arc. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 142, 1101-1117. (J)

42. BRASIER, M.D. with others. In BERGSTROM, S. & ORCHARD, M. 1985. Conodonts of the Cambrian and Ordovician Systems from the British Isles. In Higgins, A.C. & Austin, R.L. (eds) 'A Stratigraphical Index of Conodonts'. British Micropalaeontological Society and Ellis Horwood/Wiley, Chichester, 32-67. (V)

43. BRASIER, M.D. 1986. Form, function and evolution in benthic and planktic foraminiferid test architecture. In Leadbeater, B.S.C. & Riding, R. (eds) 'Biomineralisation in Lower Plants and Animals'. Systematics Association Special Volume 30, 32-67.(V)

44. BRASIER, M.D. 1986. Precambrian-Cambrian biotas and events. In Walliser, O.H. (ed.) 'Global Bio-events'. Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 8, 109-117. (V)

45. BRASIER, M.D. 1986. Why do lower plants and animals biomineralize? Paleobiology, 12, 241-250. (E)

46. BRASIER, M.D. 1986. The succession of small shelly fossils (especially conoidal microfosssils) from English Precambrian-Cambrian boundary beds. Geological Magazine, 123, 237-256. (J)

47. NOTHOLT, A.J.G. & BRASIER, M.D. 1986. Regional review of Precambrian and Cambrian sediments and phosphorites in Europe. In Cook, P.J. & Shergold, J.H. (eds) 'Phosphate Deposits of the World, Volume 1. Proterozoic and Cambrian Phosphorites'. Cambridge University Press, 91-100. (V)

48. SHERGOLD, J.H. & BRASIER, M.D. 1986. Biochronology of Proterozoic and Cambrian phosphorites, In Cook, P.J. & Shergold, J.H. (eds) 'Phosphate Deposits of the World, Volume 1. Proterozoic and Cambrian Phosphorites'. Cambridge University Press, 295-326. (V)

51. PARSONS, D.G. & BRASIER, M.D. 1987. Changes in planktonic and benthic Foraminifera through Campanian-Maastrichtian phosphogenic cycles, southwest Atlas. In Hart, M.B. (ed.) 'Micropalaeontology of Carbonate Environments'. British Micropalaeontological Society and Ellis Horwood/Wiley, Chichester, 111-120. (V)

52. BRASIER, M.D. & SINGH, P. 1987. Microfossils and Precambrian-Cambrian boundary stratigraphy at Maldeota, Lesser Himalaya. Geological Magazine, 124, 324-345. (J)

53. BRASIER, M.D. 1988. Foraminiferid extinction and ecological collapse during global biological events. In Larwood, G. P. (ed.) 'Extinction and Survival in the Fossil Record'. Systematics Association Special Volume, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 34, 37-64. (V)

54. COWIE, J.W. and BRASIER, M.D. (eds.) (1989) 'The Precambrian-Cambrian Boundary', Oxford Monographs in Geology and Geophysics, No. 12. (V). Chapter 7 is given as an example in pdf.

60. BRASIER, M.D. 1989. On mass extinction and faunal turnover near the end of the Precambrian. In: Donovan, S.K. (ed.). 'Mass Extinctions, Processes and Evidence. Belhaven, London pp. 73-88. (V)

61. HAMDI, B., BRASIER and ZHIWEN, J. 1989. Earliest skeletal fossils from Precambrian-Cambrian boundary strata, Elburz Mountains, Iran. Geological Magazine 125 (3), pp. 283-289. (J)

64. ZHIWEN, J., BRASIER, M.D. and HAMDI, B. 1989. Correlation of the Meishucunian stage in South Asia. Acta Geologica Sinica, 2, (1), 1-9. (J)

65. KIRCHER, J.K. and BRASIER, M.D. 1989. Cambrian to Devonian Foraminifera. In: D.G. Jenkins & J.W. Murray (eds.) 'Stratigraphical Atlas of Fossil Foraminifera', Ellis Horwood, Chichester. (V)

Year 1990 to 1999

66. CORFIELD, R.M., HALL, M.A. and BRASIER, M.D. 1990. Stable isotope evidence for foraminiferal habitats during the development of the Cenomanian/Turonian oceanic anoxic event. Geology, 18, 175-178. (J)

69. BRASIER, M.D. 1990. Nutrients in the early Cambrian. Nature, 347, 521-522. (J)

70. BRASIER, M.D. 1990. Phosphogenic events and skeletal preservation across the Precambrian-Cambrian boundary interval. In A.G. Norholt and I. Jarvis (eds.) Phosphorite research and development. Special Publication of the Geological Society of London, 52, 289-303. (V)

71. BRASIER, M.D., MAGARITZ, M., CORFIELD, R., LUO, H., WU, X., OUYANG, L., JIANG, Z., HAMDI, B., HE, T. and FRASER, A.G. 1990. The carbon- and oxygen-isotope record of the Precambrian-Cambrian boundary interval in China and Iran and their correlation. Geological Magazine, 127, 319-332. (J)

81. BRASIER,, M.D. 1991. Innovations and revolutions in the biosphere. Historical Biology, 5, 85-93. (E)

82. BRASIER, M.D. 1991. Nutrient flux and the evolutionary explosion across the Precambrian-Cambrian boundary interval. Historical Biology, 5, 85-93. (J)

92. BRASIER, M.D., INGHAM, J.K. & RUSHTON, A.W.A. 1992. Cambrian. In Cope, J.C.W. & Ingham, K. (eds). Palaeogeographical Atlas of the British Isles. Memoir of the Geological Society, London, pp. 13-18. (V)

95. BRASIER, M.D. 1992. Introduction: Background to the Cambrian Explosion. Journal of the Geological Society, 149, 585-587. (E)

96. BRASIER, M.D. 1992. Nutrient-enriched waters (NEW) and the early skeletal fossil record. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 149, 621-629. (J)

97. McKERROW, W.S., SCOTESE, I. & BRASIER, M.D. 1992. Early Cambrian continental reconstructions. Journal of the Geological Society, 149, 599-606. (J)

98. BRASIER, M.D. 1992. Palaeoceanography and changes in the biological cycling of phosphorus across the Precambrian-Cambrian boundary. In Lipps, J. & Signor, P. (eds.) 'Origins of the Metazoa', Plenum, New York, 483-523.(V)

99. BRASIER, M.D. 1992. Towards a carbon isotope stratigraphy of the Cambrian System: potential of the Great Basin succession. In Hailwood, E.A. & Kidd, R.B. (eds) 'High Resolution Stratigraphy'. Geological Society Special Publication, 70, 341-350. (V)

100. BRASIER, M.D. 1992. Global ocean-atmosphere change across the Precambrian-Cambrian transition. Geological Magazine, 129, 161-168. (J)

101. BRASIER, M.D., ANDERSON, M.M. and CORFIELD, R.M. 1992. Oxygen- and carbon-isotope stratigraphy of early Cambrian carbonates in southeastern Newfoundland and England. Geological Magazine, 129, 265-279. (J)

104. BRASIER, M. & GELETA, S. 1993. A planktonic marker and Callovian-Oxfordian fragmentation of Gondwana: data from the Ogaden Basin, Ethiopia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology. Palaeoecology, 104, 177-184. (J)

105. BRASIER, M.D. & GREEN, O.R. 1993. Winners and losers: Recent Archaiadae from Florida Bay & Nummulites from the Eocene of Barton. Marine Micropalaeontology, 20, 267-276.

106. BRASIER, M.D. KHOMENTOVSKY, V.V. & CORFIELD, R.M. 1993. Stable isotopic calibration of the earliest skeletal fossil assemblages in eastern Siberia (Precambrian-Cambrian boundary). Terra Nova, 5, 225-232. (J)

108. BRASIER, M.D. 1993. Acritarchs; coccoliths; dinoflagellates; foraminifera. In Kearey, P. (Ed.) The Encyclopedia of the Solid Earth Sciences. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford. Pp 3-4; 119; 174; 267-269. (B)

109. BRASIER, M.D., COWIE, J.W. & TAYLOR, M.E. 1994. Decision on the Precambrian- Cambrian boundary stratotype. Episodes, 17, 3-8. (E)

110. BRASIER, M.D., CORFIELD, R.M., DERRY, L.A., ROZANOV, A.Yu. & ZHURAVLEV, A. Yu. 1994. Multiple ?13C excursions spanning the Cambrian explosion to the Botomian crisis in Siberia. Geology, 222, 455-458. (J)

111. BRASIER, M.D. , ROZANOV, A.Yu. & ZHURAVLEV, A.Yu., CORFIELD, R.M. & DERRY, L.A., 1994. A carbon isotope reference scale for the Lower Cambrian succession in Siberia: Report of IGCP Project 303. Geological Magazine, 131, 767-783. (J)

112. DERRY, L.A., BRASIER, M.D., CORFIELD, R.M., ROZANOV, A. Yu. & ZHURAVLEV, A.Yu. 1994. Sr and C isotopes in Lower Cambrian carbonates from the Siberian craton: a palaeoenvironmental record during the 'Cambrian excursion'. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 128, 671-681. (J)

113. McILROY, D., GREEN, O.R. & BRASIER, M.D. 1994. World's Oldest Foraminiferans. Microscopy and Analysis, November 1994, 13-15. (J)

115. BRASIER, M.D. 1994. Isotopes, sediment accumulation rates, continental dispersal and biotic turnover across the Precambrian-Cambrian transition. Results of IGCP Project 303. Terra Abstracts, Terra Nova, 6, p. 1. (A)

117. BRASIER, M.D. 1995. Fossil indicators of nutrient levels. 1: Eutrophication and climate change. In Bosence, D.W.J. & Allison, P.A. (eds) 'Marine Palaeoenvironmental Analysis from Fossils'. Geological Society Special Publication, 83, 113-132. (V)

118. BRASIER, M.D. 1995. Fossil indicators of nutrient levels. 2: Evolution and extinction in relation to oligotrophy. In Bosence, D.W.J. & Allison, P.A. (eds) 'Marine Palaeoenvironmental Analysis from Fossils'. Geological Society Special Publication, 83, 133-150. (V)

120. BRASIER, M.D. 1995. The basal Cambrian transition and Cambrian bio-events. In O.H. Walliser (ed.) 'Phanerozoic Bio-Events and Event-Stratigraphy'. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (B)

121. BRASIER, M.D., DORJNAMJAA, D. & LINDSAY, J. F. 1996. The Neoproterozoic to early Cambrian in southwest Mongolia: an introduction. Geological Magazine 133, 365-369. (J)

122. LINDSAY, J. F., BRASIER, M.D., DORJNAMJAA, D., GOLDRING, R., KRUSE, P.D. & WOOD, R.A. 1996. Facies and sequence controls on the appearance of the Cambrian biota: implications for the Precambrian-Cambrian boundary. Geological Magazine 133, 417-428 (J)

123. LINDSAY, J.F., BRASIER, M.D., SHIELDS, G., KHOMENTOVSKY, V.V. & BAT-IREEDUI. 1996. Glacial facies associations in a Neoproterozoic back-arc setting, Zavkhan Basin, western Mongolia. Geological Magazine 133, 391-402. (J)

124. BRASIER, M.D., SHIELDS, G., KULESHOV, V.V. & ZHEGALLO, E.A. 1996. Integrated chemo- and biostratigraphic calibration of earliest animal evolution: Neoproterozoic - early Cambrian of SW Mongolia. Geological Magazine 133, 445-485 (J)

125. TORSVIK, T.H., SMETHURST, M.A., MEERT, J.G., VAN DER VOO, R., McKERROW, W.S., BRASIER, M.D., STURT, B.A. & WALDERHAUG, H.J.1996. Continental break-up and collision in the Neoproterozoic and Palaeozoic - a tale of Baltica and Laurentia. Earth Science Reviews 40, 229-258 (J)

126. BRASIER, M.D. 1996. U/Pb dates for the base of the terminal Proterozoic and Cambrian Episodes 19, 91. (C)

127. BRASIER, M., GREEN, O. & SHIELDS, G. 1997. Ediacarian sponge spicules from southwestern Mongolia and the origins of the Cambrian fauna. Geology 25, 303-306. (J)

128. BRASIER, M. 1997. Ediacarian sponges in Mongolia. Geology 25 (4), front cover photograph and cover note. (A)

129. PURTON, L. & BRASIER, M.D. 1997. Winter and summer temperatures of the early Middle Eocene of France from Turritella ?18O profiles. Comment. Geology 25, 956. (C)

130. PURTON, L. & BRASIER, M. 1997. Gastropod carbonate??18O and ?13C values record strong seasonal productivity and stratification shifts during the late Eocene in England. Geology 25, 871-874. (J)

131. BANERJEE, D.M., SCHIDLOWSKI, M. SIEBERT, F. & BRASIER, M.D. 1997. Geochemical changes across the Proterozoic-Cambrian transition in the Durmala phosphorite mine section, Mussoorie Hills, Garwhal Himalaya, India. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 132, 183-194. (J)

132. SHIELDS, G., STILLE, P., BRASIER, M.D. & AUTODOREI, N.-V. 1997. Stratified oceans and oxygenation of the late Precambrian environment: a post glacial geochemical record from the Neoproterozoic of W. Mongolia. Terra Nova, 9, 218-222. (J)

133. BRASIER, M.D. & SUKHOV, S. 1998. The falling amplitude of carbon isotopic oscillations through the Lower to Middle Cambrian: northern Siberian data. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 35, 353-373. (J)

135. McILROY, D., BRASIER, M.D. & MOSELEY, J.M. 1998. The Proterozoic-Cambrian transition within the 'Charnian Supergroup' of central England and the antiquity of the Ediacara fauna. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 155, 401-411. (J)

136. BRASIER, M.D. & LINDSAY, J.F. 1998. A billion years of environmental stability and the emergence of eukaryotes. New data from northern Australia. Geology, 26, 555-558. (J)

137. BRASIER, M.D. 1998. From deep time to late arrivals. Nature, 395, 547-548. (C)

138. BRASIER, M.D. 1999. Deep questions about Vindhyan fossils. Journal of the Geological Society of India, 53, 727-730. (C)

139. BRASIER, M.D. & McILROY, D. 1998. Neonereites uniserialis from c. 600 Ma year old rocks in western Scotland and the emergence of animals. Journal of the Geological Society of London, 155, 5-12. (J)

140. PURTON, L.M.A. & BRASIER, M.D. 1999. Giant protist Nummulites and its Eocene environment: life span and habitat insights from??18O and ??13C data from Nummulites and Venericardia, Hampshire basin, UK. Geology, 27, 711-714. (J)

141. PURTON, L.M.A., SHIELDS, G., BRASIER, M.D. & GRIME, G. 1999. Metabolism controls Sr/Ca ratios in fossil aragonitic mollusks. Geology, 27, 1083-1086. (J)

142. MUEHLBERGER, W., RICE, J., PARKER, T., LIPPS, J., HOFFMAN, P., BURCHFIEL, C., & BRASIER, M. 1999. Approaches to Mars Field Geology. In Budden, N.A. (ed.) Mars Field Geology, Biology and Paleontology Workshop: Summary and Recommendations. Lunar and Planetary Institute Contribution No. 968, Houston, Texas, p. 5-8.

143. WESTALL, F., ALLEN, C., BRASIER, M.D., FARMER, J., MASSELL, W., STEELE, A., FORTSON, R. & AGEE, C. 1999. Team II. Instrumentation – analytical capabilities on Mars. In Budden, N.A. (ed.) Mars Field Geology, Biology and Paleontology Workshop: Summary and Recommendations. Lunar and Planetary Institute Contribution No. 968, Houston, Texas, p. 15-24.

Year 2000 to 2009

145. BRASIER, M.D. 2000. The Cambrian Explosion and the slow burning fuse. Science Progress, 83, 77-92. (E) (Invited Millenium Edition article).

146. BRASIER, M.D., McCARRON, G., TUCKER, R., LEATHER, J., ALLEN, P.A., SHIELDS, G. 2000. New U-Pb zircon dates for the Neoproterozoic Gubrah glaciation and for the top of the Huqf Supergroup, Oman. Geology, 28, 175-178. (J)

147. BRASIER, M.D. & LINDSAY, J.F. 2000. Did Gondawana amalgamation trigger the 'Cambrian explosion'? In Zhuravlev, A. & Riding, R. (eds) ' Ecology of the Cambrian Radiation'. Columbia University Press, New York, 68-69. (V)

149. SHIELDS, G. STILLE, P. BRASIER, M.D. 2000. Two phosphorite giant episodes compared: the Precambrian-Cambrian and the late Cretaceous-Recent. In Glenn, C. (Ed.) Marine Authigenesis: from Global to Microbial. SEPM Special Publication, 103-115. (V)

150. BRASIER, M.D. & SHIELDS, G. 2000. Neoproterozoic chemostratigraphy and correlation of the Port Askaig glaciation, Dalradian Supergroup of Scotland. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 157, 909-914. (J)

151. LINDSAY, J.F. & BRASIER, M.D. 2000. A carbon isotope reference curve for ca. 1700-1575 Ma, McArthur and Mt Isa Basins, Northern Australia. Precambrian Research, 99, 271-308. (J)

152. BRASIER, M.D. 2000. Metazoan evolution and the snowball earth: new perspectives on the Cambrian explosion. XVIII International Congress of Zoology. The New Panorama of Animal Evolution. Athens, Greece, p. 71-2 (A).

153. BRASIER, M.D. 2001. Isotopes, ice ages and biological turnover in the Proterozoic-Cambrian. Earth System Processes. Geological Society of America and Geological Society of London, Programme with Abstracts, p. 34 (A)

154. BRASIER, M.D. 2001. How old is aerobic photosynthesis- a fresh look at the evidence. Earth System Processes. Geological Society of America and Geological Society of London, Programme with Abstracts, p. 66. (A)

155. PURTON-HILDEBRAND, M.A., GRIME, G.W., SHIELDS, G.A. & BRASIER, M.D. 2001. The use of external micro-PIXE to investigate the factors determining the Sr:Ca ratio in the shells of fossil aragonite molluscs. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B, 181, 506-510. (J)

156. SALTZMAN, M.R., RIPPERDAN, R.L., BRASIER, M.D., LOHMANN, K.C., ROBISON, R.A., CHANG, W.T., PENG, S., ERGALIEV, E.K. & RUNNEGAR, B. 2000. A global carbon isotope excursion (SPICE) during the Late Cambrian: relation to trilobite extinctions, organic-matter burial and sea level. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 162, 211-223. (J).

158. McILROY, D., GREEN, O.R. & BRASIER, M.D. 2001. Palaeobiology and evolution of the earliest agglutinated Foraminifera: Platysolenites, Spirosolenites `and related forms. Lethaia, 34, 13-29. (J)

159. ZHOU CHUANMING, BRASIER, M.D. & XUE YAOSONG. 2001. Three-dimensional phosphatic preservation of giant acritarchs from the Terminal Proterozoic Doushantuo Formation in Guizhou and Hubei Provinces, South China. Palaeontology, 44, 1157-1178. (J)

160. JONES, A.M., O'CONNELL, T.C., YOUNG, E.D., SCOTT, K., BUCKINGHAM, C. IACUMIN, P. & BRASIER, M.D. 2001. Biogeochemical data from well preserved 200 ka collagen and skeletal remains. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 193, 143-149. (J)

161. BRASIER, M.D. 2000. In The New Panorama of Animal Evolution. Proceedings of the XVIII International Zoological Congress, Athens 2000. Pensoft, Moscow. (V)

162. LINDSAY, J.F. & BRASIER, M.D. 2002. Did global tectonics drive early biosphere evolution? Carbon isotope record from 2.6 to 1.9 Ga carbonates of Western Australian basins. Precambrian Research, 114, 1-34. (J)

163. BRASIER, M.D., GREEN, O.R., JEPHCOAT, A.P., KLEPPE, A.K., VAN KRANENDONK, M.J., LINDSAY, J.F., STEELE, A. & GRASSINEAU, N.V. 2002. Questioning the evidence for Earth's oldest fossils. Nature 416, 76-81. (J)

164. SHIELDS, G.A., BRASIER, M.D., STILLE, P. & DORJNAMJAA, D. 2002. Factors contributing to high d13C values in Cryogenian limestones in Western Mongolia. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 196, 99-111. (J)

165. LEATHER, J., ALLEN, P.A., BRASIER, M.D. & COZZI, A. 2002. Neoproterozoic snowball Earth under scrutiny: evidence fron the Fiq glaciation of Oman. Geology, 30, 891-894. (J)

166. LINDSAY, J.F. & BRASIER, M.D. 2002. A comment on tectonics and the future of terrestrial life - reply. Precambrian Research, 118, 293-295. (J)

167. BRASIER, M., GREEN, O., LINDSAY, J. & STEELE, A. 2004. Earth's oldest (c. 3.5Ga) fossils and the 'Early Eden Hypothesis’: questioning the evidence. Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere 34, 257-260. (J)

168. BRASIER, M.D. & GREEN, O.R. 2004. Cyanobacterial fossils. In The McGRAW-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology for 2004, 3pp. (V)

168A. BRASIER, M.D. 2004. Life on Earth: Precambrian and Prokaryotes. In Selley, R.C., Cocks, L.R.M. & Plimmer, I.R. (Eds) Encyclopedia of Geology, Volume 1. Academic Press. (V)

169. BRASIER, M.D. & ANTCLIFFE, J. 2004. Decoding the Ediacaran Enigma. Science 305, 1115-1117. (J)

170. ARMSTRONG, H.A. & BRASIER, M.D. 2004. 'Microfossils'. Second Edition. Blackwells, Oxford. (B) Chapter 7 is given as an example in pdf.

171. ALLEN, P., LEATHER, J and BRASIER, M.D. 2004. The Fiq glacation in Oman: testing the Snowball Earth. Basin Research, 16, 507-534. (J)

172. BRASIER, M.D., GREEN, O.R. & McLOUGHLIN, N. 2004. Characterization and critical testing of potential microfossils from the early Earth: the Apex ‘microfossil debate’ and its lessons for Mars sample return. International Journal of Astrobiology, Cambridge University Press, 1, 1-12. (J)

173. BRASIER, M.D., GREEN, O.R., LINDSAY, J.F., McLOUGHLIN, N., .F., STEELE, A. & STOAKES, C. 2005. Critical testing of Earth’s oldest putative fossil assemblage from the ~3.5 Ga Apex chert, Chinaman Creek, Western Australia. Precambrian Research 140, 55-102, 22 plates. (J)

174. KILNER, B., MACNIOCAILL, C. & BRASIER, M.D. 2005. Low-latitude glaciation in the Neoproterozoic of Oman. Geology, 33, 413-416. (J)

175. PERRY, R., KOLB, V., LYNNE, B., SEPHTON, M., McLOUGHLIN, N., ENGEL, M., OLENDENZKI, L., BRASIER, M.D. & STALEY, J. 2005. How desert varnish forms. Proceedings of SPIE: Astrobiology and Planetary Missions. vol, 5906, 276-287.

176. LINDSAY, J.F., BRASIER, M.D., McLOUGHLIN, N., GREEN, O.R., FOGEL, M., STEELE, A. & MERTZMAN, S.A. 2005. The problem of deep carbon – an Archean paradox. Precambrian Research, 143, 1-22. (J)

177. LINDSAY, J.F., KRUSE, P.D., GREEN, O.R., HAWKINS, E., BRASIER, M.D., CARTLIDGE, J. & CORFIELD, R. M. 2005. The Neoproterozoic-Cambrian record in Australia: a stable isotope study. Precambrian Research. 143, 113-133. (J)

178. CAVALIER-SMITH, T., BRASIER, M.D. EMBLEY, T. M. (Eds) 2006. Introduction: how and when did microbes change the world? In Cavalier-Smith, T., Brasier, M.D. & Embley, T..M. (Eds) Major Steps in Cell Evolution: Palaeontological, Molecular and Cellular evidence of their timing and global effects. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series B, volume 361, 845-850. (J)

179. BRASIER, M.D., McLOUGHLIN, N., GREEN, O., WACEY, D. 2006. A fresh look at the fossil evidence for early Archaean cellular life. In Cavalier-Smith, T., Brasier, M.D. & Embley, T..M. (Eds) Major Steps in Cell Evolution: Palaeontological, Molecular and Cellular evidence of their timing and global effects. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series B, volume 361, 887-902. (J)

180. BRASIER, M.D. 2004. Life on Earth: Precambrian and Prokaryotes. In Selley, R.C., Cocks, L.R.M. & Plimmer, I.R. (Eds) Encyclopedia of Geology, Volume 1. Academic Press. (V)

181. PERRY, R.S., LYNNE, B., SEPHTON, M., KOLB, V.M., PERRY, CC., BRASIER, M.D., McLOUGHLIN, N., AMONETTEM J.E., ADAMS, J.B., GILLESPIE, A.R. & STALEY, J.T. 2006. Baking Black Opal in the Desert Sun. The importance of silica in desert varnish. Geology, 34, 537-540. (J)

182. ANTCLIFFE, J.B. & BRASIER, M.D. 2007. Charnia and seapens are poles apart. Journal of the Geological Society, London. 164, 49-52 (J)

183. WACEY, D., McLOUGHLIN, N., GREEN, O.R., PARNELL, J., STOAKES, C.A. & BRASIER, M.D. 2006. The ~3.4 billion year old Strelley Pool Sandstone: a new window into early life on Earth. International Journal of Astrobiology, Cambridge University Press, 5, 333-342. (J)

184. ROSE, E., McLOUGHLIN, N. & BRASIER, M.D. 2006. Ground truth: the epistemology of searching for the earliest life on Earth. In Sechbach, J. (Ed)’ Life As We Know It’. Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology. Volume 10, Springer Verlag, Berlin. 259-286 (V)

185. McLOUGHLIN, N. BRASIER, M.D., WACEY, D., GREEN, O.R. & PERRY, R. 2007. On biogenicity criteria for endolithic microborings on early Earth and beyond. Astrobiology. 7. 10-26. (J)

186. SHIELDS, G. DEYNOUX, M., CULVER, S.J., BRASIER, M.D. AFFATON, P. & DIDIER, V. 2007. Neoproterozoic glaciomarine cap dolostone facies of the southwestern Taroudeni Basin (Walidiala Valley, Senegal/Guinea, NW Africa). Comptes Rendus Geosciences, 339, 186-199. (J)

187. LINDSAY, J.F. & BRASIER, M.D. 2006. Impact craters as biospheric microenvironments, Lawn Hill structure, Northern Australia. Astrobiology, 6, 348-363.

188. ANTCLIFFE, J.B. & BRASIER, M.D. 2007. Towards a morphospace for the Ediacara biota. Special Publication of the Geological Society, London. 286, 377-386. (V)

189. ANTCLIFFE, J.B. & BRASIER, M.D. 2007. Charnia and seapens are poles apart. Journal of the Geological Society, London. 164, 49-51. (V)

190. BRASIER, M.D. & CALLOW, R.H.T. 2007. Changes in the patterns of phosphatic preservation across the Proterozoic-Cambrian transition. Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists, 34, 377-389.

191. WOTTE, T., ALVARO, J.J., SHIELDS, G., BROWN. B., BRASIER, M. D. & VEIZER, J. 2007. C-, O- and Sr-isotope stratigraphy across the Lower-Middle Cambrian transition of the Cantabrian Zone (Spain) and the Montagne Noire (France). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 256, 47-70. (J)

192. ANTCLIFFE, J.B. & BRASIER, M.D. 2008. Review Article. Charnia at fifty: developmental models for Ediacaran fronds. Palaeontology, 51, 11-26. (J)

193. McLOUGHLIN, N. BRASIER, M.D & WILSON, L. 2008. Synthesing stromatolites and wrinkle mats in the absence of microbes: implications for the early fossil record. Geobiology. (J)

194. WACEY, D., KILBURN, M. STOAKES, C., AGGLETON, H. & BRASIER, M.D. 2008.Use of NannoSIMS in the search for early life on Earth: ambient inclusion trails in a c, 3400 Ma sandstone. Journal of the Geological Society, 165, 43-53. (V)


Submitted and in press

BRASIER. M.D. The Origins of Life. In Benton, M. (ed.). The Seventy Great Mysteries of the Natural World. Thames & Hudson. (V).

BRASIER, M.D. Foreword. In Wacey, D. An Atlas of Early Life and its Habitat. Springer-Verlag.

BRASIER, M.D., & ANTCLIFFE, J.B. A fresh look at supposed bilaterian Dickinsonia from the Ediacara Hills. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. (in press). (J)

BRASIER, M.D., ANTCLIFFE, J.B. & CALLOW, R. Evolutionary trends in remarkable preservation across the Ediacaran-Cambrian transition and the impact of Metzoan Mixing. In Allison, P. & Bottjer, D.J. (eds) Taphonomy: Process and Bias Through Time. Plenum Press, New York. (in press) (V)

BRASIER. M.D., WACEY. D. & McLOUGHLIN, N. Taphonomy in temporally unique settings: an environmental traverse in search of the earliest life on Earth. In Allison, P. & Bottjer, D.J. (eds) Taphonomy: Process and Bias Through Time. Plenum Press ,New York .(in press) (V)

BRASIER, M.D., GREEN, O.R., LINDSAY, J. McLOUGHLIN, N., STOAKES, C., BRASIER, A. & WACEY, D. Earth’s Oldest Putative Fossil Assemblage from the 3.5 Ga Apex Chert, Chinaman Creek, Western Australia: A Field and Petrographic Guide. Records of the Geological Survey of Western Australia, Perth. c. 100pp. (in press). (J)

WACEY, D., McLOUGHLIN, N., STOAKES, C.A. & BRASIER, M.D and GREEN, O.R. The ~3.4 Ga Strelley Pool Formation in the Pilgangoora Greenstone Belt, Western Australia: A Field and Petrographic Guide. Records of the Geological Survey of Western Australia, Perth. c. 100pp. (J)

WACEY, D., McLOUGHLIN, N. & BRASIER, M. The search for windows into the earliest history of life on Earth and Mars. . Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology, Volume 11. Sechbach, J. (Ed), Springer, Berlin. (V)


Current Book Projects

The Animal Ancestors. BRASIER, M.D., ANTCLIFFE, J.B. & CALLOW, R. Blackwells.

In progress. Darwin’s Lost World: the search for the first animals. BRASIER, M.D. Oxford University Press. Publication February 2009.

Martin Brasier