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The Australian National University

Dr Andrew Glikson

Position: Earth and paleoclimate scientist, Visiting Fellow

School or Centre:

School of Archaeology & Anthropology
Archaeology

Email: Andrew.glikson@anu.edu.au

Phone: W61 2 61257476, H61 2 6296 3853, M 0439085833

Website: My profile website

Research Interests

Pliocene – Pleistocene – Holocene climates and human evolution; Factors underlying mass extinction of species;  Early crustal evolution with focus on the role of asteroid impacts.

Publications

  • Glikson, A.Y., 2014 Evolution of the Atmosphere, Fire and the Anthropocene Climate Event Horizon,  Springer Briefs in Earth Sciences. http://www.springer.com/earth+sciences+and+geography/earth+system+sciences/book/978-94-007-7331-8
  • Glikson, A.Y., 2014 Fire and Human Evolution: The deep-time blueprints of the Anthropocene, Science Direct http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213305414000046
  • Glikson, A.Y., 2009. Archaean asteroid impacts, associated banded iron formations and MIF-S anomalies: tests of potential relationships, Geology (EPSL).
  • Glikson, A.Y., 2008. Milestones in the evolution of the atmosphere with reference to climate change. Aust. J. Earth Science, 55, 123-127
  • Glikson, A.Y., 2008. Implications of abrupt atmospheric changes in the recent history of Earth for 21st century climate projections. The Australian Geologist, 149, 16-18.
  • Glikson, A.Y., 2008. Field evidence of Eros-scale asteroids and impact-forcing of Precambrian geodynamic episodes, Kaapvaal (South Africa) and Pilbara (Western Australia) Cratons. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 267, 558-570
  • Glikson, A.Y., HICKMAN, A.H., Vickers, J.., 2008. The Hickman impact crater, Hamersley Ranges, Western Australia. Aust. J. Earth Sci., 55, 1107-1117.
  • Glikson, A.Y., 2007. Pre-3.2 Ga impact events and geodynamic implications. Eds M.V. Van Kranendon Research k, H. Smithies, V. Bennett, Earth's Oldest Rocks, Developments in Precambrian, 15, 1087-1103.
  • Glikson, A.Y., 2007. Siderophile element patterns, PGE nuggets and vapour condensation effects in Ni-rich quench chromite-bearing microkrystite spherules, 3.24 Ga S3 impact unit, Barberton greenstone belt, Kaapvaal Craton, South Africa. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 253, 1-16.
  • Glikson, A.Y., 2007. Homo sapiens on thin ice. The Australian Geologist, March, 2007.
  • Glikson, A.Y., 2007. Sea change: implications of the 4th IPCC report for 21st century climate change. The Australian Geologist, December, 2007
  • Glikson, A.Y., 2006. Extraterrestrial impact episodes and Archaean to early Proterozoic (3.8 –2.4 Ga) habitats of life. In: Comets and the Origin of Life, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 253-283.
  • Glikson, A.Y., 2006. Mass extinctions: the role of asteroid impacts in Australia. Australasian Science, Jan-Feb 2006.
  • Glikson, A..Y. 2006. Asteroid impact ejecta units overlain by iron-rich sediments in 3.5–2.4 Ga terrains, Pilbara and Kaapvaal cratons: Accidental or cause–effect relationships? Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 246, 149-160
  • Glikson, A.Y., Vickers, J., 2006. Asteroid mega-impacts and Precambrian banded iron formations: 2.63 Ga and 2.56 Ga impact ejecta/fallout at the base of BIF/argillite units, Hamersley Basin, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. , 254, 214-226.
  • Glikson, A.Y., Vickers, J., 2005. The 3.26–3.24 Ga Barberton asteroid impact cluster: Tests of tectonic and magmatic consequences, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 241, 11-20.
  • IASKY, R.P., Glikson, A.Y., 2005. Gnargoo: a possible 75 km-diameter post-Early Permian – pre-Cretaceous buried impact structure, Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia. Aus. J. Earth Sci., 52, 577-586.
  • Glikson, A.Y., 2005. Geochemical and isotopic signatures of Archaean to Palaeoproterozoic extraterrestrial impact ejecta/fallout units. Aus. J. Earth Sci., 52, 785-798.
  • Glikson, A.Y., 2005. Geochemical signatures of Archean to Early Proterozoic maria-scale oceanic impact basins. Geology, 133, 125-128.
  • Glikson, A.Y., 2005. Asteroid/comet impact clusters, flood basalts and mass extinctions: significance of isotopic age overlaps. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 236, 933– 937
  • Glikson, A.Y , Mory, A J., Iasky, R.P., Pirajno, F., Golding, S.D., Uysal, I.T. 2005: Woodleigh, Southern Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia: history of discovery, Late Devonian age, and geophysical and morphometric evidence for a 120 km-diameter impact structure. Aus. J. Earth Sci., 52, 545-664
  • Glikson, A.Y., Eggins, S., Golding, S.D., Haines, P.W., Iasky, R.P. Mernagh, T.P., MORY, A.J. & UYSAL , I.T. 2005. Microchemistry and microstructures of hydrothermally altered shock-metamorphosed basement gneiss, Woodleigh impact structure, Southern Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia. Aus. J. Earth Sci., 52, 555-574.
  • Glikson, A.Y., 2004. Early Precambrian asteroid impact-triggered tsunami: excavated seabed, debris flows, exotic boulders, and turbulence features associated with 3.472.47 Ga-old asteroid impact fallout units, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia. Astrobiology, 4(1), 19-50.
  • Glikson, A.Y., 2004. Extraterrestrial impact episodes and Archaean to early Proterozoic (3.8-2.4 Ga) habitats of life. In: Thomas, P.J., Chyba, C.F.& McKay, C.P. (eds) Comets and the Origins of Life, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany.
  • Glikson, A.Y., 2004. Petrology and mafic volcanic breccia, Bedout-1, Bedout continental rise, offshore Western Australia. Science, 306, 5696, 13.
  • Glikson, A.Y., 2004. Unshocked mafic volcanic breccia, Bedout-1, Western Australia. American Geophysical Union, December 2004 meeting, San Fancisco.
  • Gorter, J.D., Glikson, A.Y., Deighton, I., 2004. Diatremes in the Northern Bonaparte Basin ? Implications for petroleum exploration. in: Ellis, G.K., Baillie, P.W. & Munson, T.J. (Eds), 2004, Timor Sea Petroleum Geoscience, Proceedings of the Timor Sea Symposium, Darwin, Northern Territory, 19-20 June, 2003, Northern Territory Geological Survey Special Publication 1. ISBN 0 7245 7072 1
  • Glikson, A.Y., Allen, C., 2004. Iridium anomalies and fractionated siderophile element patterns in impact ejecta, Brockman Iron Formation, Hamersley Basin, Western Australia: evidence for a major asteroid impact in simatic crustal regions of the early Proterozoic earth. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 220, 247-264.
  • Glikson, A.Y., Allen, C., & Vickers, J., 2004. Multiple 3.47-Ga-old asteroid impact fallout units, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 221, 383-396.
  • Glikson, A.Y., 2001. The astronomical connection of terrestrial evolution: crustal effects of post 3.8 Ga mega-impact clusters and evidence for major 3.2±0.1 Ga bombardment of the Earth-Moon system. Journal of Geodynamics, 32, 205-229
  • Uysal, T., Golding, S., Glikson, A.Y., Mory, A.J., 2001. K-Ar and oxygen isotopic constraints of illitic clays on the timing and evolution of the Woodleigh impact structure, Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 192, 281-289.
  • Gorter, J.D., Glikson, A.Y., 2000. late Eocene to pre-Miocene buried crater and breccia lens at Fohn-1, North Bonaparte Basin, Timor Sea: a probable extraterresrial connection. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 35, 381-392.
  • MORY, A. Iasky, R., Glikson, A.Y., Pirajno, F. 2000. Woodleigh, Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia: a new 120 km-diameter impact structure. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett.,177, 119-128
  • Glikson, A.Y., 1999. Oceanic mega-impacts and crustal evolution. Geology, 27, 387-341.
  • Glikson, A.Y., 1998. Eugene Shoemaker and the impact paradigm in earth and planetary science. in: J. Henrard & S. Yabushita (editors), Dynamics of comets and asteroids and their roles in earth history, Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, 68, 3-4.
  • Glikson, A.Y., 1998. Eugene Shoemaker - bibliography of impact papers. in: J. Henrard & S. Yabushita (editors), Dynamics of comets and asteroids and their roles in earth history, Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, 68, 9-24.
  • PIRAJNO, F., Glikson, A.Y., 1998. Shoemaker Impact Structure in Western Australia. in: J. Henrard & S. Yabushita (editors), Dynamics of comets and asteroids and their roles in earth history, Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, 68, 25-30.

Projects and Grants

A. Pliocene – Pleistocene – Holocene climates and human evolution
B. Factors underlying mass extinction of species
C. Early crustal evolution with focus on the role of asteroid impacts

- Early Earth and asteroid impact studies (PDF 1.25MB)
- Climate and human evolution – A research outline (PDF 1.38MB)
- AYG CV and publications (PDF 81KB)
- Pliocene Toyota Public Lecture (PDF 69KB)

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