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S. P. Hesselbo

Professor of Stratigraphy

stephen.hesselbo@earth.ox.ac.uk


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My research interests are broadly in the area of Earth History, and more specifically are aimed at understanding the dynamics of major past perturbations in the Earth’s physical and biological systems.  Most of my recent work has focussed on the mid-Mesozoic time interval, and I employ a range of laboratory and field techniques at the interface of stratigraphy, sedimentology, isotope geochemistry and palaeobotany.


    Hesselbo, S.P., Jenkyns, H.C., Duarte, L.V., Oliveira, L.C.V. 2007. Carbon-isotope record of the Early Jurassic (Toarcian) Oceanic Anoxic Event from fossil wood and marine carbonate (Lusitanian Basin, Portugal). Earth and Planetary Science Letters, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2006.11.009, v.253, p.455-470.

    Hesselbo, S.P., McRoberts, C.A. & Palfy, J. 2007. Triassic-Jurassic boundary events: Problems, progress, possibilities. (Introduction to Special Issue on Triassic-Jurassic Boundary Events.) Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v.244, p.1-10.

    Hesselbo, S.P., Robinson, S.A., Surlyk, F. & Piasecki, S. 2002. Terrestrial and marine extinction at the Triassic-Jurassic boundary synchronized with major carbon-cycle perturbation: a link to initiation of massive volcanism? Geology, 30, 251-254.

    Hesselbo, S.P., Gröcke, D.R., Jenkyns, H.C., Bjerrum, C.J., Farrimond, P.L., Morgans-Bell, H.S. & Green, O.  2000. Massive dissociation of gas hydrates during a Jurassic Oceanic Anoxic Event. Nature, 406, 392-395.


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