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Details for: Jochen Brocks

Jochen Brocks, from the Research School of Earth Sciences at the Australian National University, calls his field of research ‘Paleobiogeochemistry' as he is fascinated by biological processes in deep time from the origin of life to mysterious ecosystems in Earth's earliest oceans, and events that may have spawned the evolution of complex multicellular life. To find clues about ancient ecosystems, he studies molecular fossils of biological lipids (biomarkers) that can be preserved in sedimentary rocks for billions of years. Currently he and his students investigate the question why large, multicellular and active creatures appeared on Earth some 600 million years ago, and whether ancient oceans harbored a lost world of complex life that left no traces … possibly apart from a few obsolete molecules.
Note: abstracts are only listed if one of the following email addresses was provided when the abstract was submitted: jochen.brocks@anu.edu.au. Otherwise, try an advanced search.

(2020) Diagenetic Origin of Neoproterozoic ‘Sponge Biomarkers’
Bobrovskiy I, van Maldegem L, Nettersheim B, Hope J, Volkman J, Hallmann C & Brocks J

(2020) Linking Neoproterozoic Oxygenation to the Marinoan Glaciation and Radiation of Eukaryotes
Bishop C, Cox G, Kunzmann M, Shannon A, Blades M, Brocks J, Collins A & Giles D

(2020) Nature and Habitat of pre-Cryogenian Algae
Hallmann C, Nettersheim B, van Maldegem L, Brocks J & Neumann M

(2022) A Shale-Hosted Selenium Isotope Record of Paleozoic Ocean Oxygenation
Kipp MA, Bubphamanee K, Stüeken EE, Tissot FLH, Algeo TJ, Brocks JJ, Dahl TW, Kinsley J & Buick R

(2021) In situ Detection of Bound Ni-Tetrapyrrole Moieties in ~1 Gyr-Old Eukaryote Microfossil Suggesting its Phototrophy
Sforna MC, Loron CC, Demoulin CF, François C, Cornet Y, Lara YJ, Grolimund D, Ferreira Sanchez D, Medjoubi K, Somogyi A, Addad A, Fadel A, Compère P, Baudet D, Brocks JJ & Javaux EJ

(2019) Life after the Sturtian
Van Maldegem L, Kipp M, Krause A, Poulton S, Tosca N, Clayton K, Rooney A, Hope J & Brocks J

(2019) Bacteria as the Powerhouse of Mid-Proterozoic Ecosystems
Brocks J, Gueneli N, McKenna A, Ohkouchi N, Boreham C, Beghine J & Javaux E

(2017) Redox-Sensitive Proxies to Reconstruct Detailed Palaeoecological Conditions in the 1.1 Ga Taoudeni Basin, Mauritania
Sforna MC, Beghin J, Debaille V, Guilbaud R, Poulton SW, Gueneli N, Brocks JJ, Blanpied C & Javaux EJ

(2017) Oxygen Minimum Zones in the Early Cambrian Ocean
Guilbaud R, Slater B, Poulton S, Harvey T, Brocks J, Nettersheim B & Butterfield N

(2017) The Rise of Algae in Cryogenian Oceans and the Emergence of Animals
Brocks J, Jarrett A, Sirantoine E, Hallmann C, Hoshino Y & Liyanage T

(2015) Towards a Palaeoecological Model of the Mesoproterozoic Taoudeni Basin
Beghin J, Poulton S, Gueneli N, Brocks J, Storme J-Y, Blanpied C & Javaux E

(2015) Porphyrins from 1.1 Gyr Benthic Mats
Gueneli N, McKenna AM, Krajewski LC, Che H, Boreham C, Ohkouchi N, Poulton SW, Beghin J, Javaux EJ & Brocks JJ

(2014) Organic Geochemistry of the Paleoproterozoic ‘Here’s Your Chance’ Pb/Zn/Ag Deposit
Holman A, Grice K, Jaraula C, Evans K, Greenwood P, Schimmelmann A, Brocks J, Böttcher M, Walshe J & Yeats C

(2013) Archean Hydrocarbon Biomarkers: Ancient or Not?
French K, Hallmann C, Hope J, Buick R, Brocks J & Summons R

(2013) Phototrophs and Ore Formation
Brocks J, Bruisten B, Pagès A & Grice K

(2013) Pockets of Proterozoic Hydrocarbons and Implications for the Archaean
Bruisten B, Jarret A, Schinteie R, Colangelo-Lillis J, Reuning L, Littke R & Brocks J

(2011) Australasian Sea Surface Temperatures over the Past Millennium
Smith M, Brocks J, De Deckker P, Lopes dos Santos R & Schouten S


Goldschmidt2020: Paul Gast Lecture

Session convener

Goldschmidt2015 - Session 22b: The Co-evolution of Microbial Life and Environments in the Precambrian
Goldschmidt2011 - Session 02h: Taphonomy and Geochemistry: Experiment and Observation in Understanding the Fossil Record of Early Life
Goldschmidt2009 - Session 17b: Molecular Fossils and Compound Specific Isotopes