Relevant publications from members of our group:


Xu, W., Ruhl, M., Jenkyns, H.C., Huggett, J.M., Idiz, E., Leng, M.J., Minisini, D., Percival, L.M.E., Riding, J.B., Storm, M.S., Tegelaar, E.W., Tosca, N.J., Ullmann, C.V., Weijers, J.W.H., Hesselbo, S.P. (2018)  Evolution of the Early Jurassic Toarcian carbon-cycle and global climatic controls on local sedimentary processes (Cardigan Bay Basin, UK). Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 484, 396–411.

Hinnov, L.A., Ruhl, M., Hesselbo, S.P. (2018) Reply to the Comment on “Astronomical constraints on the duration of the Early Jurassic Pliensbachian Stage and global climatic fluctuations” [Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 455 (2016) 149–165].     Earth and Planetary Science Letters 481, 415–419 .

Scaife, J.D., Ruhl, M., Dickson, A.J., Mather, T.A., Jenkyns, H.C., Percival, L.M.E., Hesselbo, S.P., Cartwright, J., Eldrett, J.S., Bergman, S.C., Minisini, D., Sedimentary mercury enrichments as a marker for submarine Large Igneous Province volcanism? Evidence from the Mid-Cenomanian Event and Oceanic Anoxic Event 2 (Late Cretaceous).  Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, In Press.

Thibault, N., Ruhl, M., Ullmann, C.V., Korte, C., Kemp, D.B., Grocke, D.R., Hesselbo, S.P., The Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event at Ravenscar (Yorkshire, UK) in its European context.     Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, In Press.


Dickson, A.J., Gill, B.C., Ruhl, M., Jenkyns, H.C., Porcelli, D., Idiz, E., Lyons, T.W, van den Boorn, S. (2017) Molybdenum-isotope chemostratigraphy and paleoceanography of the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event (Early Jurassic).     Paleoceanography, , 32, 813–829  doi:10.1002/2016PA003048.

Meng, Q., Hooker, J.N., and Cartwright, J., 2017. Early overpressuring in organic-rich shales during burial: evidence from fibrous calcite veins in the Lower Jurassic Shales-with-Beef member in the Wessex Basin, UK. Journal of the Geological Society, doi:10.1144/jgs2016-145.

Hooker, J.N., Laubach, S.E., and Marrett, R., 2017. Microfracture spacing distributions and the evolution of fracture patterns in sandstones. Journal of Structural Geology, doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2017.04.001.

Hooker, J.N., Cartwright, J., Stephenson, B., Silver, C., Dickson, A.J., and Hsieh, Y.-T., 2017. Fluid evolution in fracturing black shales, Appalachian Basin. AAPG Bulletin, doi: 10.1306/10031616030.

Xu, W., Ruhl, M., Jenkyns, H., Hesselbo, S.P., Riding, J.B., Selby, D., Naafs, B.D.A., Weijers, J.W.H., Pancost, R.D., Tegelaar, E.W. and Idiz, E.F. (2017) Carbon sequestration in an expanded lake system during the Toarcian oceanic anoxic event. Nature Geoscience, DOI: 10.1038/NGEO2871

Jenkyns, H.C.,Dickson, A.J., Ruhl, M. and van den Boorn, S.H.J.M (2017) Basalt–seawater interaction, the Plenus Cold Event, enhanced weathering and geochemical change: deconstructing Oceanic Anoxic Event 2 (Cenomanian–Turonian, Late Cretaceous). Sedimentology, 64, 16-43, doi: 10.1111/sed.12305

Xu, W., Ruhl, M., Hesselbo, S.P., Riding, J.B. and Jenkyns, H., 2017. Orbital pacing of the Early Jurassic carbon cycle, black-shale formation and seabed methane seepage. Sedimentology (2017) 64, 127–149, doi: 10.1111/sed.12329

Dickson, A.J., Saker-Clark, M., Jenkyns, H.C., Bottini, C., Erba, E., Russo, F., Gorbanenko, O., Naafs, B.D.A., Pancost, R.D., Robinson, S.A., van den Boorn, S.H.J.M. and Idiz, E. (2017) A Southern Hemisphere record of global trace-metal drawdown and orbital modulation of organic-matter burial across the Cenomanian–Turonian boundary (Ocean Drilling Program Site 1138, Kerguelen Plateau) Sedimentology 64, 186–203, doi: 10.1111/sed.12303

Robnison, S.A., Ruhl, M., Astley, D. L.,  Naafs, B.D.A., Farnsworth, A.J., Bown, P.R., Jenkyns, H.C., Lunt, D.J., O’Brien, C., Pancost, R. and Markwick, P.J. (2017) Early Jurassic North Atlantic sea-surface temperatures from TEX86 palaeothermometry. Sedimentology, 64, 215-230, doi: 10.1111/sed.12321

Korte, C., Thibault, N., Ullmann, C.V., Clémence, M.-E.; Mette, W., Olsen, T.K., Rizzi, M., Ruhl, M. (2017) Brachiopod biogeochemistry and isotope stratigraphy from the Rhaetian Eiberg section in Austria: potentials and limitations.     Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie – Abhandlungen 284, 2, 117-138(22)


Ruhl, M., Hesselbo, S.P., Hinnov, L., Jenkyns, H.C., Xu, W., Riding, J.B., Storm, M., Minisini, D., Ullmann, C.V. and Leng, M.J (2016). Astronomical constraints on the duration of the Early Jurassic Pliensbachian Stage and global climatic fluctuations. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 455, 149–165.

Hooker, J.N. and Cartwright, J. (2016). Dolomite overgrowths suggest a primary origin of cone-in-cone. Geological Magazine, 1-18, doi: 10.1017/S0016756816000807.

Mette, W., Thibault, N., Krystyn, L., Korte, C., Clemence, M.-E., Ruhl, M., Rizzi, M., Ullmann, C.V. (2016) Rhaetian (Late Triassic) biotic and carbon isotope events and intraplatform basin development in the Northern Calcareous, Alps, Tyrol, Austria.     Geo. Alp 13, 233–256


Korte, C., Hesselbo, S.P., Ullmann, C.V., Dietl, G., Ruhl, M., Schweigert, G. and Thibault, N. (2015) Jurassic climate mode governed by ocean gateway. Nature Communications. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms10015

Bertoni C. and Cartwright, J. (2015) Messinian evaporites and fluid flow. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 66, 1, 165-176, doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2015.02.003

Bryan, A.L., Dong, S., Wilkes, E.B. and Wasylenki, L.E. (2015) Zinc isotope fractionation during adsorption onto Mn oxyhydroxide at low and high ionic strength. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta,.v. 157, 182-197, doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2015.01.026.

Hooker, J.N. and Katz, R.F. (2015) Vein spacing in extending, layered rock: the effect of synkinematic cementation. American Journal of Science 315, 557-588. doi: 10.2475/06.2015.03.

Percival, L.M.E., Witt, M.L.I., Mather, T.A., Hermoso, M., Jenkyns, H.C., Hesselbo, S.P., Al-Suwaidi, A.H., Storm, M.S., Xu, W., Ruhl, M. (2015) Globally enhanced mercury deposition during the end-Pliensbachian extinction and Toarcian OAE: A link to the Karoo–Ferrar Large Igneous Province.     Earth and Planetary Science Letters 428, 267-280 .


Bureau, D., Mourgues, R. and Cartwright, J. (2014) Use of a new artificial cohesive material for physical modelling: Application to sandstone intrusions and associated fracture networks. Journal of Structural Geology, 66, pp. 223-236

Roberts, D.T., Crook, A.J.L., Cartwright, J.A., Profit, M.L. and Rance, J.M. (2014) The Evolution of Polygonal Fault Systems: Insights from Geomechanical Forward Modeling. 48th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium

Cartwright, J. (2014) Are outcrop studies the key to understanding the origins of polygonal fault systems? Geology, 42 (6), pp. 559-560

Foschi, M. and Cartwright, J.A. (2014) Hydrocarbon Plumbing System in the South Falkland Basin. EAGE Shallow Anomalies Workshop, Tu D05. 10.3997/2214-4609.20147431

Foschi, M., Cartwright, J.A. and F. J. Peel (2014) Vertical anomaly clusters: Evidence for vertical gas migration across multilayered sealing sequences. AAPG Bulletin, 98, no. 9, 1859–1884. 10.1306/04051413121

Blättler, C.L., Stanley, S.M., Henderson, G.M. and Jenkyns, H.C. (2014) Identifying vital effects in Halimeda algae with Ca isotopes. Biogeosciences, 11, pp. 7207–7217.

Korte, C., Hesselbo, S., Ullmann, C.V., Ruhl, M. and Thibault, N.R. (2014) Early and Middle Jurassic climate changes: implications for palaeoceanography and tectonics. EGU General Assembly

Hooker, J.N., Laubach, S.E., and Marrett, R. (2014) A universal power-law scaling exponent for fracture apertures in sandstones. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 126 (9-10), pp. 1340-1362. doi: 10.1130/B30945.1

Jenkyns, H., Dickson, A., Ruhl, M. and Van den Boorn, S. (2014) Deconstructing the C/T OAE (~ 94 Ma): the Plenus Cold Event/Benthic Oxic Event and its geochemical consequences. EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, 16, p. 3551

Li, X., Jenkyns, H.C., Zhang, C., Wang, Y., Liu, L and Cao, K. (2014) Carbon isotope signatures of pedogenic carbonates from SE China: rapid atmospheric pCO2 changes during middle–late Early Cretaceous time. Geol. Mag., 151, pp. 830–849.

Franceschi, M., Dal Corso, J., Posenato, R., Roghi, G., Masetti, D. and Jenkyns, H.C. (2014) Early Pliensbachian (Early Jurassic) C-isotope perturbation and the diffusion of the Lithiotis fauna: Insights from the western Tethys. Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclimatol. Palaeoecol., 410, pp. 255–263.

Dal Corso, J., Marzoli, A., Tateo, F., Jenkyns, H.C., Bertrand, H., Youbi, N., Mahmoudi, A., Font, E., Buratti, N. and Cirilli, S. (2014) The dawn of CAMP volcanism and its bearing on the end-Triassic carbon cycle disruption. J. Geol. Soc. Lond., 171, pp. 153–164.

Kafousia, N., Karakitsios, V., Mattioli, E., Kenjo, S. and Jenkyns, H.C. (2014) The Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event in the Ionian Zone, Greece. Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclimatol. Palaeoecol., 393, pp. 135–145.

Ullmann, C.V., Thibault, N., Ruhl, M., Hesselbo, S.P. and Korte, C. (2014) Effect of a Jurassic oceanic anoxic event on belemnite ecology and evolution. In: Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, volume 111, no. 28, pp. 10073-10076, DOI:10.1073/pnas.1320156111

Paganoni, M., Cartwright, J.A., Foschi, M., Van Rensbergen, P., and Shipp, C. (2014) Controls on the Seismic Expression of Gas Hydrates in Marine Settings. EAGE Shallow Anomalies Workshop. We F04. 10.3997/2214-4609.20147440

Porcelli, D. (2014) A method for determining the extent of bulk 210Po and 210Pb adsorption in aquifers. Chem. Geol, 382, pp. 132-139. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.05.021

Hüsing, S.K., Beniest, A., van der Boon, A., Abels, H.A., Deenen, M.H.L., Ruhl, M., … (2014) Astronomically-calibrated magnetostratigraphy of the Lower Jurassic marine successions at St. Audrie’s Bay and East Quantoxhead (Hettangian–Sinemurian; Somerset, UK). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 403, pp. 43 – 56


Bertoni, C., Cartwright, J. and Hermanrud, C. (2013) Evidence for large-scale methane venting due to rapid drawdown of sea level during the Messinian Salinity Crisis. Geology, March 2013, v. 41, pp. 371-374, DOI: 10.1130/G33987.1

Bureau, D., Mourgues, R., Cartwright, J., Foschi, M. and Abdelmalak, M.M. (2013) Characterisation of interactions between a pre-existing polygonal fault system and sandstone intrusions and the determination of paleo-stresses in the Faroe-Shetland basin. Journal of Structural Geology, 46, pp. 186-199. 10.1016/j.jsg.2012.09.003

Carruthers, D. , Cartwright, J., Jackson, M. and Schutjens, P. (2013) Origin and timing of layer-bound radial faulting around North Sea salt stocks: new insights into the evolving stress state around rising diapirs. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 48, pp. 130-148

Sun, Q., Cartwright, J., Wu, S. and Chen, D. (2013) 3D seismic interpretation of dissolution pipes in the South China Sea: Genesis by subsurface, fluid induced collapse. Marine Geology, 337, pp. 171–181

Hermanrud, C., Venstad, J.M., Cartwright, J., Rennan, L., Hermanrud, K.   and Nordgård Bolås, H.M. (2013) Consequences of water level drops for soft sediment deformation and vertical fluid leakage. Mathematical Geosciences, 45 (1), pp. 1-30

Horner, T.J., Lee, R.B., Henderson, G.M. and Rickaby, R.E., (2013) Nonspecific uptake and homeostasis drive the oceanic cadmium cycle. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, pp. 2500-2505 doi: 10.1073/pnas.1213857110

Vaks, A., Gutareva, O.S., Breitenbach, S.F., Avirmed, E., Mason, A.J., Thomas, A.L., Osinzev, A.V., Kononov, A.M. and Henderson, G.M. (2013) Speleothems reveal 500,000-year history of Siberian permafrost, Science, pp. 183-186 doi: 10.1126/science.1228729

Liu, Y-H., Henderson, G.M., Hu, C-Y., Mason, A.J., Charnley, N., Johnson, K.R. and Xie, S-C. (2013) Links between the East Asian monsoon and North Atlantic climate during the 8,200 year event, NATURE GEOSCIENCE, pp. 117-120 doi: 10.1038/NGEO1708

Thibault, N., Ruhl, M., Ullmann, C.V., Korte, C., Kemp, D.B. and Hesselbo S.P. (2013) Late Pliensbachian-early Toarcian paleoenvironmental changes in the Cleveland Basin: new clues from high-resolution trace element analysis. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, 1, p. 1921

Riding J.B., Leng, M.J., Kender, S., Hesselbo S.P. and Feist-Burkhardt, S. (2013) Isotopic and palynological evidence for a new Early Jurassic environmental perturbation. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, volume 374, pp 16-27.

Ullmann, C.V., Hesselbo, S.P. and Korte, C. (2013) Tectonic forcing of Early to Middle Jurassic seawater Sr/Ca. Geology, 41, no. 12, pp. 1211-1214. DOI:10.1130/G34817.1.

Korte, C., Hesselbo, S., Ullmann, C.V., Ruhl, M. and Thibault, N. (2013) Early to Middle Jurassic palaeoenvironmental changes: High resolution delta13C and delta18O records from the UK. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts 1, p. 1852

Hooker, J.N., Laubach, S.E. and Marrett, R. (2013) Fracture-aperture size—frequency, spatial distribution, and growth processes in strata-bounded and non-strata-bounded fractures, Cambrian Mesón Group, NW Argentina. Journal of Structural Geology 54, pp. 54-71. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsg.2013.06.011.

Jenkyns, H.C. and Weedon, G.P. (2013) Chemostratigraphy (CaCO3, TOC, d13Corg) of Sinemurian (Lower Jurassic) black shales from the Wessex Basin, Dorset and palaeoenvironmental implications. Newsletters Stratigr., 46, pp. 1–21.
DOI: 10.1127/0078-0421/2013/0029

Pogge von Strandmann, P., Jenkyns, H.C. & Woodfine, R.G. (2013) Lithium isotope evidence for enhanced weathering during Oceanic Anoxic Event 2. Nature Geosci., 6, pp. 668–672. DOI: 10.1038/ngeo1875

Owens, J.D., Gill, B.C., Jenkyns, H.C., Bates, S.M., Severmann, D., Kuypers, M.M.M., Woodfine, R.G. and Lyons, T.W. (2013) Sulfur isotopes track the global extent and dynamics of euxinia during Cretaceous Oceanic Anoxic Event 2. In: Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 110, pp. 18407–18412.

Sabatino, N., Vlahović, I., Jenkyns, H.C., Scopelliti, G., Neri, R., Prtoljan, B. & Velić, I. (2013) Carbon-isotope record and palaeoenvironmental changes during the early Toarcian oceanic anoxic event in shallow-marine carbonates of the Adriatic carbonate platform in Croatia. Geol. Mag., 150, pp. 1085–1102.

Zheng, X.-Y., Jenkyns, H.C., Gale, A.S., Ward, D.J. & Henderson, G.M. (2013) Changing ocean circulation and hydrothermal inputs during Ocean Anoxic Event 2 (Cenomanian–Turonian): Evidence from Nd-isotopes in the European shelf sea. Earth planet. Sci. Letts, 375, pp. 338–348.

Pogge von Strandmann, P.A.E., Jenkyns, H.C. and Woodfine, R.G. (2013) Lithium isotope evidence for enhanced weathering during Oceanic Anoxic Event 2.  Nature Geosci., 6, pp. 668–672.

Jenkyns, H.C. and Weedon, G.P. (2013) Chemostratigraphy (CaCO3, TOC, δ13Corg) of Sinemurian (Lower Jurassic) black shales from the Wessex Basin, Dorset and palaeoenvironmental implications. Newsletters Stratigr., 46, pp. 1-21.

Dahl, T.W., Ruhl, M., Hammarlund, E.U., Canfield, D.E., Rosing, M.T. and Bjerrum, C.J. (2013) Tracing euxinia by molybdenum concentrations in sediments using handheld X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (HHXRF). Chemical Geology, 360, pp. 241-251

Ruhl, M., Bjerrum, C.J., Canfield, D.E., Korte, C., Stemmerik, L. and Frei, R. (2013) Ocean anoxia and large igneous provinces. EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, 15, p. 12916

Hüsing, S.K., Abels, H.,Deenen, M., Ruhl, M. and Krijgsman, W. (2013) Magnetostratigraphy of the Lower Jurassic (Hettangian-Sinemurian). EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, 15, p. 10019

Dahl, T.W., Ruhl, M., Hammarlund, E., Canfield, D.E., Rosing, M.T and Bjerrum C.J. (2013) Tracing euxinia from elevated molybdenum concentrations in sediments using handheld x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (HH-XRF). Chemical Geology, pp. 360-361


Dickson, A.J., Cohen, A.S. and Coe, A.L. (2014) Continental margin molybdenum isotope signatures from the early Eocene. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 404, pp. 389-395.

Aze, T., Pearson, P., Dickson, A.J., Bown, P.R., Badger, M., Pancost, R.D., Gibbs, S.J., Huber, B.T., Leng, M.J., Coe, A.L., Cohen, A.S. and Foster, G. (2014) Extreme warming of tropical waters during the Paleocene – Eocene Thermal Maximum. Geology, 42, pp. 739-742.

Dickson, A.J., Rees-Owen, R., März, C., Coe, A.L., Cohen, A.S., Pancost, R.D., Taylor, K. and Shcherbinina, E. (2014) The spread of marine anoxia on the Northern Tethys margin during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum. Paleoceanography, 29, pp. 471-488.

Hesselbo, S.P., Bjerrum, C.J., Hinnov, L.A., MacNiocaill, C., Riding, J.B., van de Schootbrugge, B. and the Mochras Revisited Science Team (2013) Mochras borehole revisited: a new global standard for Early Jurassic earth history. Scientific Drilling, 16, pp. 81-91.

Dickson, A.J. and Cohen, A.S. (2012) A molybdenum isotope record of Eocene Thermal Maximum 2: implications for early Eocene seawater redox. Paleoceanography, 27, PA3230, doi:10.1029/2012PA002346.

Dickson, A.J., Cohen, A.S. and Coe, A.L. (2012) Seawater oxygenation during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum. Geology, 40 (7), doi:10.1130/G32977.1.

Fang, L., Bjerrum, C., Hesselbo, S.P., Kotthoff, U., MacCarthy, F., Huang, B. (2012) Carbon-isotope stratigraphy from terrestrial organic matter through the Monterey Event, Miocene, New Jersey margin (IODP Expedition 313). Geoshpere, 9 (5), pp. 1303-1318.

Fang, L. and Boshen, W. (2012) Does carbon isotope fractionation take place in specific compounds during processes of diagenesis: a critically theoretical view? Submitted to Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems.

Blattler, C.L., Henderson, G.M. and Jenkyns, H.C. (2012) Explaining the Phanerozoic Ca isotope history of seawater. GEOLOGY, pp. 843-846 doi: 10.1130/G33191.1

Deschamps, P., Durand, N., Bard, E., Hamelin, B., Camoin, G., Thomas, A..L, Henderson, G.M., Okuno, J. and Yokoyama, Y. (2012) Ice-sheet collapse and sea-level rise at the Bølling warming 14,600 years ago. Nature, pp. 559-564 doi: 10.1038/nature10902

Hermoso, M., Minoletti, F., Rickaby, R.E.M., Hesselbo, S.P., Baudin, F. and Jenkyns, H.C. (2012) Dynamics of a stepped carbon-isotope excursion: Ultra high-resolution study of Early Toarcian environmental change. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 319/320, pp. 45–54; doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.12.021

Hooker, J.N., Gomez, L.A., Laubach, S.E., Gale, J.F.W. and Marrett, R. (2012) Effects of diagenesis (cement precipitation) during fracture opening on fracture aperture-size scaling in carbonate rocks. In: Garland, J., Laubach, S.E., Neilson, J.E. and Whidden K. J. (eds.) Advances in Carbonate Exploration and Reservoir Analysis. Geological Society of London Special Publication 370, 187-206.

Iñigo, J.F., Laubach, S.E. and Hooker, J.N. (2012) Fracture abundance and patterns in the Subandean fold and thrust belt, Devonian Huamampampa Formation petroleum reservoirs and outcrops, Argentina and Bolivia. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 35, pp. 201-218.

Bottini, C., Cohen, A.S., Erba, E., Jenkyns, H.C. and Coe, A.L. (2012) Osmium-isotope evidence for volcanism, weathering, and ocean mixing during early Aptian OAE 1a. Geology, 40, pp. 583–586; doi: 10.1130/G33140.1

Ruhl, M., Ullmann, C.V., Mette, W. and Korte, C. (2012) Carbon-cycle disturbances and environmental change preceding the end-Triassic mass extinction. EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, 14, p. 13359

Ruhl, M., Bjerrum, C.J., Canfield, D.E. and Frei, R. (2012) Triassic-Jurassic marine anoxia in response to massive carbon release from CAMP? EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, 14, p. 11595