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- Quaternary dating and environmental change
- Earth-surface processes and ore deposits
Chivas, A.R., O'Neil, J.R. and Katchan, G. 1984 Uplift and submarine formation of some Melanesian porphyry-copper deposits: stable-isotope evidence. Earth Planet. Sci. Letters, 68: 326-334.
Chivas, A.R., De Deckker, P. and Shelley, J.M.G. 1985 Strontium content of ostracods indicates lacustrine palaeosalinity. Nature, 316: 251-253.
Chivas, A.R., De Deckker, P. and Shelley, J.M.G. 1986 Magnesium content of non-marine ostracods: a new palaeosalinometer and palaeothermometer. Palaeogeogr., Palaeoclimatol., Palaeoecol., 54: 43-61.
Chivas, A.R., Barnes, I., Evans, W.C., Lupton, J.E. and Stone, J.O. 1987 Liquid carbon dioxide of magmatic origin and its role in volcanic eruptions. Nature, 326: 587-589.
Bird, M.I. and Chivas, A.R. 1989 Stable-isotope geochronology of the Australian regolith. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 53: 3239-3256.
Chivas, A.R., Torgersen, T. and Polach, H.A. 1990 Growth rates and Holocene development of stromatolites from Shark Bay, Western Australia. Aust. J. Earth Sci., 37: 113-121.
Ayliffe, L.K. and Chivas, A.R. 1990 Oxygen isotope composition of the bone phosphate of Australian kangaroos: Potential as a palaeoenvironmental recorder. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 54: 2603-2609.
Chivas, A.R., Andrew, A.S., Lyons, W.B., Bird, M.I. and Donnelly, T.H. 1991 Isotopic constraints on the origin of salts in Australian playas. 1. Sulphur. Palaeogeogr., Palaeoclimatol., Palaeoecol., 84: 309-332.
Chivas, A.R., De Deckker, P., Cali, J.A., Chapman, A., Kiss, E. and Shelley, J.M.G. 1993 Coupled stable-isotope and trace-element measurements of lacustrine carbonates as paleoclimatic indicators. In Climate Change in Continental Isotopic Records, (Eds, P.K. Swart, K.C. Lohmann, J.A. McKenzie and S.M. Savin) Am. Geophys. Union; Geophysical Monograph 78: 113-121.
Gagan, M.K., Chivas, A.R. and Isdale, P.J. 1994 High-resolution isotopic records from corals using ocean temperature and mass-spawning chronometers. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 121: 549-558.
Chivas, A.R. and Bird, M.I. 1995 Palaeoclimate from Gondwanaland clays [keynote paper]. In: G.J. Churchman, R.W. Fitzpatrick and R.A. Eggleton (Editors), Clays: Controlling the Environment. Proc. 10th Int. Clay Conf., Adelaide, Australia, 1993., CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, Australia, p. 333-338.
Bird, M.I., Chivas, A.R. and Head, J. 1996 Carbon-cycling implications of a latitudinal gradient in carbon turnover times for forest soils. Nature, 381: 143-146.
Dammer, D., Chivas, A.R. and McDougall, I. 1996 Isotopic dating of supergene manganese oxides from the Groote Eylandt Deposit, Northern Territory, Australia. Econ. Geol., 91: 386-401.
Keywood, M.D., Chivas, A.R., Fifield, L.K., Cresswell, R.G. and Ayers, G.P. 1997 The accession of chloride to the western half of the Australian continent. Aust. J. Soil Research, 35: 1177-1189.
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Honours Project 2005
Study of non marine molluscs from the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia.
This project will analyse the taxonomy and ecology of molluscs collected from rivers and wetlands around the Gulf of Carpentaria. The relationship between ecological factors and molluscs distribution will be analysed in order to use them as modern analogues when comparing extant fauna with the fossil associations (10,000 to 60,000 years old) obtained from cores taken in the Gulf of Carpentaria few years ago.
The material and ecological data have been already collected and are ready for study.
Contacts: Prof Allan Chivas (Ph.: 42213263) and Dr Adriana Garcia (Ph.:42215966)
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