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The Australian National University

Dr Andrew Glikson

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.

Projects

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)

Recent 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.

 

 

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