Research News and Publications


The Neptune* in the Isotope Geochemistry and Geochronology Research Center (IGGRC) is up and running!

*Recently, the IGGRC added a Thermo-Finnigan NEPTUNE© multicollector inductively coupled-plasma-mass spectrometer (MC-ICP-MS) to their laboratory facilities. The MC-ICP-MS uses an argon-based plasma to ionize elemental species allowing the instrument to analyze a wide range of isotopes (6Li to 238U), including those elements TIMS cannot ionize (e.g., Hf). The recently acquired NEPTUNE© therefore dramatically expands the capabilities of the IGGRC.


Recent Publications

2020 2019 2018

Arnaout B*, Lantigua K**, Mackenzie E*, McKinnell I, Maddin HC. 2021. Development of the chicken skull:  a complement to the external staging table of Hamburger and Hamilton (HH). Anatomical Record (Early View Online).

Gregory, B.R.B.G., Patterson, R.T., Galloway, J.M., Reinhardt, E.G., 2021. The impact of cyclical, multi-decadal to centennial climate variability on arsenic sequestration in lacustrine sediments. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 565 (March): 110189, 14 pp.,

McFeeters B*, Evans DC, Ryan MPJ, Maddin HC. 2021. First Canadian occurrence of Maiasaura (Dinosauria, Hadrosauridae) from the Upper Cretaceous Oldman Formation of southern Alberta. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 58: 286-296.

Riou, L., Nasser, N.A., Patterson, R.T., Gregory, B.R.B., Galloway, J.M., Falck, H. 2021. Lacustrine Arcellinida (Testate Lobose Amoebae) as bioindicators of arsenic concentration within the Yellowknife City Gold Project, Northwest Territories, Canada. Limnologica. 87 (March): 125862.

Vimpere, L., Del Piero, N., Shawwa, N.A., Beguelin, K., Kindler, P., Castelltort, S. 2021. Upper Pleistocene parabolic ridges (i.e. ‘chevrons’) from the Bahamas: Storm‐wave sediments or aeolian deposits? A quantitative approach. Sedimentology,68: 1255-1288.

Yao, Z., Mungall, J. E. & Jenkins, M. C. (2021). The Rustenburg Layered Suite formed as a stack of mush with transient magma chambers. Nature Communications. p. 1–13.

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