1. Wallace, M. W., Hood, A.v.S., Fayle, J., Hordern, E. S., & O’Hare, T. F., 2019. Neoproterozoic marine dolomite hardgrounds and their relationship to cap dolomites. Precambrian Research, 328, 269-286.
  2. Bellefroid E.J., Planavsky, N.J., Hood, A.v.S., Halverson, G.P., and Spokas, K., 2019. Shallow water redox conditions of the Mid-Proterozoic Muskwa Assemblage, British Columbia, Canada, American Journal of Science 319, 122-157.
  3. Wei, G.-Y., Hood, A.v.S., Chen, X., Li, D., Wei, W., Wen, B., Gong, Z., Yang, T., Zhang, Z.-F., Ling, H.-F., 2019. Ca and Sr isotope constraints on the formation of the Marinoan cap dolostones, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 511, 202-212
  4. Korasidis, V.A., Wallace, M.W., Wagstaff, B.E., and Hill, R.S., 2019. Terrestrial cooling record through the Eocene-Oligocene transition of Australia. Global and Planetary Change 173, 61-72.
  5. Korasidis, V.A., Wallace, M.W., Wagstaff, B.E. and Hill, R.S., 2019. Evidence of fire in Australian Cenozoic rainforests. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 516, 35-43.


  1. McMahon, S.H., Hood, A.v.S. and Parnell, J., 2018. Activity of the ancient deep continental biosphere revealed by uranium isotopes in reduction spheroids, Nature Communications 9.
  2. Bellefroid, E.J., Hood, A.v.S., Hoffman, P.F., Thomas, M.D., and Planavsky, N.J., 2018. Reconstructing Paleoproterozoic Atmospheric Oxygen Concentrations, PNAS 115, 8104-8109.
  3. Hood, A.v.S., Planavsky, N.J., Wallace, M.W. and Wang, X., 2018. Sedimentary carbonates as paleo-redox proxies, Geochmica et Cosmochimica Acta 232, 265-287.
  4. Lechte, M., Wallace, M.W., Hood, A.v.S. and Jiang, G., 2018. Did glacial fluids help ventilate the deep oceans in the Neoproterozoic? Insights from glacially-associated iron formations, Precambrian Research 310, 443-462.
  5. Wallace, M.W. and Hood, A.v.S., 2018. Zebra textures: fracture networks produced by the force of crystallization during replacement reactions, Sedimentary Geology 368, 58-67.
  6. Shuster, A., Wallace, M.W., Hood, A.v.S. and Jiang, G., 2018. The Tonian Beck Spring Dolomite: Marine dolomitization in a shallow, anoxic sea, Sedimentary Geology 368, 83-104.
  7. Hood A.v.S. and Wallace, M.W., 2018. Neoproterozoic carbonate mineralogy and its palaeoceanographic significance, Global and Planetary Change 160, 12-29.
  8. Lechte, M.A. and Wallace, M.W. and Hoffmann, K.-H., 2018. Glacio-marine iron formation deposition in a c. 700 Ma glaciated margin: insights from the Chuos Formation, Namibia. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 475, SP475. 472.
  9. Korasidis, V.A., Wallace, M.W., Wagstaff, B.E., Gallagher, S.J., McCaffrey, J.C., Allan, T., Rastogi, S. and Fletcher, M.-S., 2018. New age controls on Oligocene and Miocene sediments in southeastern Australia. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 256, 20-31.
  10. Busigny, V., Planavsky, N.J., Goldbaum, E., Lechte, M.A., Feng, L. and Lyons, T.W., 2018. Origin of the Neoproterozoic Fulu iron formation, South China: Insights from iron isotopes and rare earth element patterns. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 242, 123-142.
  11. Tosolini, A.M.P., Korasidis, V.A., Wagstaff, B.E., Cantrill, D.J., Gallagher, S.J. and Norvick, M.S., 2018. Palaeoenvironments and palaeocommunities from Lower Cretaceous high-latitude sites, Otway Basin, southeastern Australia. Palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology 496, 62-84.


  1. Wallace, M.W., Hood, A.v.S., Shuster, A., Greig, A., Planavsky, N.J. and Reed, C.P., 2017. Oxygenation history of the Neoproterozoic to early Phanerozoic and the rise of land plants, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 466, 12-19.
  2. Tarhan G, Hood, A.v.S., Droser M.L., Gehling J.G. and Briggs D.E.G., 2017. Comment– Delusions of dirt: Ediacara organisms were not soil dwellers, Geology 45.
  3. McMahon, S., Hood, A.v.S. and McIlroy, D., 2017. The occurrence and origin of subaqueous sedimentary cracks, in Brasier, A. T., McIlroy, D. & McLoughlin, N. (eds) Earth System Evolution and Early Life: a Celebration of the Work of Martin Brasier. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 448.
  4. Zhang, S., Henehan, M.J, Hull, P.M., Reid, P., Hardisty, D.S, Hood, A.v.S., Planavsky, N.J., 2017, On the reliability of ocean pH estimates derived from boron isotopes in shallow marine inorganic carbonates, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 458, 380-393.
  5. Korasidis, V.A., Wallace, M.W., Wagstaff, B.E. and Holdgate, G.R., 2017. Oligo-Miocene peatland ecosystems of the Gippsland Basin and modern analogues. Global and Planetary Change 149, 91-104.
  6. Korasidis, V.A., Wallace, M.W. and Jansen, B., 2017. The significance of peatland aggradation in modern and ancient environments. Palaios 32, 658-671.


  1. Tarhan G, Hood, A.v.S., Droser M.L., Gehling J.G. and Briggs D.E.G., 2016. Exceptional Silicified Preservation of Earth’s Earliest Animal Ecosystems, Geology 44, 951-954.
  2. Hood A.v.S., Planavsky, N.J., Wallace, M.W., Wang, X., Bellefroid, E.J., Gueguen, B. and Cole, D., 2016. Integrated geochemical-petrographic insights from component-selective δ238U of Cryogenian marine carbonates, Geology 44, p 935-938.
  3. Lechte, M. and Wallace, M.W., 2016. Sub-ice shelf ironstone deposition during the Neoproterozoic Sturtian glaciation. Geology 44, 891-894.
  4. Korasidis, V.A., Wallace, M.W., Wagstaff, B.E., Holdgate, G.R., Tosolini, A.-M.P. and Jansen, B., 2016. Cyclic floral succession and fire in a Cenozoic wetland/peatland system. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 461, 237-252.
  5. Holdgate, G., Wallace, M.W., O’Connor, M., Korasidis, V.A. and Lieven, U., 2016. The origin of lithotype cycles in Oligo-Miocene brown coals from Australia and Germany. International Journal of Coal Geology.
  6. Bajo, P., Hellstrom, J., Frisia, S., Drysdale, R., Black, J., Woodhead, J., Borsato, A., Zanchetta, G., Wallace, M.W. and Regattieri, E., 2016. “Cryptic” diagenesis and its implications for speleothem geochronologies. Quaternary Science Reviews 148, 17-28.
  7. Korasidis, V.A., Wagstaff, B.E., Gallagher, S.J., Duddy, I.R., Tosolini, A.M.P., Cantrill, D.J. and Norvick, M.S., 2016. Early angiosperm diversification in the Albian of southeast Australia: implications for flowering plant radiation across eastern Gondwana. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 232, 61-80.


  1. Hood, A.v.S., Wallace, M.W., Reed, C.P., Hoffmann, K.-H. and Freyer, E.E., 2015. Enigmatic carbonates of the Ombombo Subgroup, Otavi Fold Belt, Namibia: A prelude to extreme Cryogenian anoxia? Sedimentary Geology 324, 12-31.
  2. Hood, A.v.S. and Wallace, M.W., 2015. Extreme ocean anoxia during the Late Cryogenian recorded in reefal carbonates of Southern Australia, Precambrian Research 261, 96-111.
  3. Wallace, M.W., Hood, A.v.S., Woon, E.M.S., Giddings, J.A., Fromhold, T.A., 2015. The Cryogenian Balcanoona reef complexes of the Northern Flinders Ranges: Implications for Neoproterozoic ocean chemistry. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 417, 320-336.
  4. Lechte, M.A. and Wallace, M.W., 2015. Sedimentary and tectonic history of the Holowilena Ironstone, a Neoproterozoic iron formation in South Australia. Sedimentary Geology 329, 211-224.
  5. Holdgate, G.R., Wallace, M.W. and Forbes, S., 2015. Pre-Cenozoic geology of the Latrobe Valley Area-onshore Gippsland Basin, SE Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 62, 695-716.
  6. Green, H., Pickering, R., Drysdale, R., Johnson, B.C., Hellstrom, J. and Wallace, M.W., 2015. Evidence for global teleconnections in a late Pleistocene speleothem record of water balance and vegetation change at Sudwala Cave, South Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews 110, 114-130.
  7. de Morton, S.N., Wallace, M.W., Reed, C.P., Hewson, C., Redmond, P., Cross, E., Moynihan, C., 2015. The significance of Tournaisian tectonism in the Dublin basin: Implications for basin evolution and zinc-lead mineralization in the Irish Midlands. Sedimentary Geology 330, 32-46.


  1. Wallace, M.W., Hood, A.v.S., Woon, E.M.S., Hoffmann, K.H., Reed, C.P., 2014. Enigmatic chambered structures in Cryogenian reefs: The oldest sponge-grade organisms? Precambrian Research 255, 109-123.
  2. Hood, A.v.S., and Wallace M.W., 2014. Marine cements reveal the structure of an anoxic, ferruginous Neoproterozoic ocean. Journal of the Geological Society 171, 741-744.
  3. McLaren, S., Wallace, M.W., Gallagher, S.J., Wagstaff, B.E. and Tosolini, A.-M.P., 2014. The development of a climate: an arid continent with wet fringes, Invasion Biology and Ecological Theory: Insights from a Continent in Transformation. Cambridge University Press, p. 256.
  4. Holdgate, G.R., Wallace, M.W., Sluiter, I.R., Marcuccio, D., Fromhold, T.A. and Wagstaff, B.E., 2014. Was the Oligocene-Miocene a time of fire and rain? Insights from brown coals of the southeastern Australia Gippsland Basin. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 411, 65-78.
  5. Gallagher, S.J., Wallace, M.W., Hoiles, P.W. and Southwood, J.M., 2014. Seismic and stratigraphic evidence for reef expansion and onset of aridity on the Northwest Shelf of Australia during the Pleistocene. Marine and Petroleum Geology 57, 470-481.


  1. Wagstaff, B.E., Gallagher, S.J., Norvick, M.S., Cantrill, D.J. and Wallace, M.W., 2013. High latitude Albian climate variability: palynological evidence for long-term drying in a greenhouse world. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 386, 501-511.
  2. Gallagher, S.J., Villa, G., Drysdale, R.N., Wade, B.S., Scher, H., Li, Q., Wallace, M.W. and Holdgate, G.R., 2013. A near-field sea level record of East Antarctic Ice Sheet instability from 32 to 27 Myr. Paleoceanography 28, 1-13.


  1. Hood, A.v.S and Wallace, M.W., 2012. Synsedimentary diagenesis in a Cryogenian reef complex: Ubiquitous marine dolomite precipitation, Sedimentary Geology 255-256, 56-71.
  2. Tosolini, A.-M., Wallace, M.W. and Gallagher, S., 2012. Shallow water mud-mounds of the Early Devonian Buchan Group, East Gippsland, Australia. Sedimentary Geology 281, 208-221.
  3. McLaren, S., Wallace, M.W. and Reynolds, T., 2012. The Late Pleistocene evolution of palaeo megalake Bungunnia, southeastern Australia: A sedimentary record of fluctuating lake dynamics, climate change and the formation of the modern Murray River. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 317, 114-127.
  4. Fromhold, T. and Wallace, M.W., 2012. Regional recognition of the Neoproterozoic Sturtian‚-Marinoan boundary, Northern and Central Adelaide Geosyncline, South Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 59, 527-546.


  1. Hood, A.v.S, Wallace, M.W., and Drysdale, R.N., 2011. Neoproterozoic aragonite-dolomite seas?: Widespread marine dolomite precipitation in Cryogenian reef complexes, Geology 39, 871-874.
  2. McLaren, S., Wallace, M.W., Gallagher, S.J., Miranda, J.A., Holdgate, G.R., Gow, L.J., Snowball, I. and Sandgren, P., 2011. Palaeogeographic, climatic and tectonic change in southeastern Australia: the Late Neogene evolution of the Murray Basin. Quaternary Science Reviews 30, 1086-1111.
  3. Kendrick, M., Phillips, D., Wallace, M.W. and Miller, J.M.L., 2011. Halogens and noble gases in sedimentary formation waters and Zn-Pb deposits: A case study from the Lennard Shelf, Australia. Applied Geochemistry 26, 2089-2100.
  4. Holdgate, G., Wallace, M.W., Gallagher, S., Wagstaff, B. and Moore, D., 2011. Paleogene basalts prove early uplift of Victoria’s Eastern Uplands. Australian Journal Of Earth Sciences 58, 95-99.
  5. Fromhold, T. and Wallace, M.W., 2011. Nature and significance of the Neoproterozoic Sturtian-Marinoan Boundary, Northern Adelaide Geosyncline, South Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 58, 599-613.

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