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(Updated December, 2016)

(Bolded names are project members):

Publications:

Grosch, E.G. and Hazen, R.M. (2015) Microbes, mineral evolution, and the rise of micro-continents: Origin and co-evolution of life with early Earth. Astrobiology, vol. 15, no. 10, pp 922-939, DOI: 10.1089/ast.2015.1302.

Hazen, R.M., Grew, E.S., Downs, R.T., Golden, J., and Hystad, G. (2015) Mineral ecology: Chance and necessity in the mineral diversity of terrestrial planets. Canadian Mineralogist, vol. 53, 295-324, DOI: 10.3749/canmin.1400086.

Hazen, R.M., Hystad, G., Downs, R.T., Golden, J., Pires, A., and Grew, E.S. (2015) Earth’s “missing” minerals. American Mineralogist, vol. 100, pp. 2344-2347,  DOI: 10.2138/am-2015-5417.

Hystad, G., Downs, R.T., and Hazen, R.M. (2015) Mineral frequency distribution data conform to a LNRE model: Prediction of Earth’s “missing” minerals. Mathematical Geosciences, 47, 647-661.

Hystad, G., Downs, R.T., Grew, E.S., and Hazen, R.M. (2015) Statistical analysis of mineral diversity and distribution: Earth’s mineralogy is unique. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 426, 154-157.

Hazen, R.M. (2015) Mineral evolution, the Great Oxidation Event, and the rise of colorful minerals. Mineralogical Record, 46, 805-812,834.

Liu, X.-M., Kah, L.C., Knoll, A.H., Cui, H., Kaufman, A.J., Shahar, A., and Hazen, R.M. (2015) Tracing Earth’s CO2 evolution using Zn/Fe ratios in marine carbonate. Geochemical Perspectives Letters, 2: 24-34.

Hazen, R.M. and Ausubel, J.H. (2015) On the nature and significance of rarity in mineralogy. American Mineralogist, 101, 1245-1251.

Hao, J., Sverjensky, D.A., and Hazen, R.M. (2017) A Model for Late Archean Chemical Weathering and World Average River Water, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 457: 191-203.

Hazen, R.M. and Ausubel, J.H. (2016) On the nature and significance of rarity in mineralogy. American Mineralogist, 101, 1245-1251. Doi: 10.2138/am-2016-5601.

Hazen, R.M., Hummer, D.R., Hystad, G., Downs, R.T., and Golden, J.J. (2016) Carbon mineral ecology: Predicting the undiscovered minerals of carbon. American Mineralogist, 101, 889-906.

Jelen, B., Giovannelli, D., and Falkowski, P.G. (2016) The Role of Microbial Electron Transfer in the Coevolution of the Geosphere and Biosphere, Annual Review of Microbiology, 70, 45-62.

Knoll, A.H., K. Bergmann, and J.V. Strauss (2016) Life: The first two billion years. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, B 371: 20150493, doi.10.1098/rstb.2015.0493.

Knoll, A.H. and M.J. Follows (2016) A bottom-up perspective on ecosystem change in Mesozoic oceans. Proceedings B, Royal Society, 20161755, doi/10.1098/rspb.2016.1755.

Grew, E.S., Krivovichev, S.V., Hazen, R.M., and Hystad, G. (2016) Evolution of structural complexity in boron minerals. Canadian Mineralogist, 54, 125-143.

Hazen, R.M., Grew, E.S., Origlieri, M, and Downs, R.T. (2016) Mineralogy of the "Anthropocene Epoch." American Mineralogist, 102, 595-611.

Hazen, R.M., Hystad, G., Golden, J.J., Hummer, D.R., Liu, C., Downs, R.T., Morrison, S.M., and Grew, E.S. (2016) Cobalt mineral ecology. American Mineralogist, 102, 108-116.

Hystad, G., Downs, R.T., Hazen, R.M., and Golden, J.J. (2016) Relative abundances for the mineral species on Earth: A statistical measure to characterize Earth-like planets based on Earth’s mineralogy. Mathematical Geosciences, 47, 647-661.

Liu, C., Hystad, G., Golden, J.J., Hummer, D.R., Downs, R.T., Morrison, S.M., Grew, E.S., and Hazen, R.M. (2016) Chromium mineral ecology. American Mineralogist, American Mineralogist, 102, 612-619.

Morrison, S. M., Liu, C., Eleish, A., Prabhu, A., Lic, C., Ralph, J., Downs, R. T., Golden, J. J., Fox, P., and Hazen, R. M. (2016) Network Analysis of Mineralogical Systems, American Mineralogist, 102.

Moore, E., B. Jelen, D. Giovannelli, H. Raanan and P. Falkowski (2017) Metal Availability and the Expanding Network of Microbial Metabolism in the Archean Eon. Nature Geoscience, (in press).

 

Papers in Review/Revision:

Hao, J., Sverjensky, D.A., and Hazen, R.M. Importance of Atmospheric H2 in Surficial Environments of the Archean, Geobiology, submitted.

Hao, J., Sverjensky, D.A., and Hazen, R.M., Limits on the partial pressure of H2 in the Archean atmosphere during weathering of basaltic minerals. Geochemica et Cosmochimica Acta, in review.

 

Presentations/posters/TV spots

Hazen, R.M., “Life’s Rocky Start.” Premiere of a NOVA TV show about Hazen, plus discussion period following. Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington, DC. (Feb 2, 2016)

Hazen, R.M., Chance vs. Necessity in Earth’s Mineral Evolution; Philosophical Society of Washington, Washington DC. (Feb. 19, 2016)

Hazen, R.M., Chance, necessity, and the origins of life; Philosophy of Biology seminar, Sorbonne, Paris, France. (March 9, 2016)

Hazen, R.M., Mineral ecology: Chance and necessity in the evolution of terrestrial planets; Institute de Physique du Globe de Paris, France. (March 10, 2016)

Hazen, R.M., Mineral evolution, mineral ecology, and the coevolution of the geosphere and biosphere; Geology Department Seminar, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. (March 23, 2016)

Hazen, R.M., Chance, necessity, and the origins of life; The Morgan Lecture, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. (March 23, 2016)

Hazen, R.M., Chance, necessity, and the origins of life; Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, MD. (April 9, 2016)

Jelen, B., Giovannelli, D., Vetriani, C., The Sulfur Reduction Pathway in T. ammonificans, a deep sea vent bacterium from the phylum Aquifex, Northeast Geobiology Symposium at Harvard. (April 2016)

Moore, E. K.,  Global Redox Influence on Metal Availability and the Emergence of Archean Metabolisms, Northeast Geobiology Symposium at Harvard. (April 2016)

Meyer, M.B., Estimating oxygen availability and gas exchange in a fossil microbial mat using computed tomography X-ray imaging: Implications for life-sediment interactions and early trace maker metabolisms in the late Ediacaran of South China, Northeast Geobiology Symposium at Harvard. (April 2016)

Muscente, A. D., Broce, J., Gill, B., Xiao, S., Authigenic and early diagenetic minerals as indicators of geomicrobiological processes in shelly fossil preservation and their significance for late Neoproterozoic-early Palaeozoic near-surface environments, Northeast Geobiology Symposium at Harvard. (April 2016)

Knoll, A. H., The Proterozoic Eon: Earth and Life at Middle Age, Geobiology Workshop, University of Tübingen, Germany. June 1, 2016.

Hazen, R.M. and Hummer, D., Constraints on the mineral evolution of planetary crusts using statistical correlations and anti-correlations among the mineral-forming elements.”, Goldschmidt Conference, Yokohama, Japan, (June 28, 2016)

Hao, J., Sverjensky, D. A., Hazen, R. M., Weathering and Late Archean World Average River Water, Goldschmidt 2016 (June 29th, 2016)

Hazen, R.M., “Mineral ecology and evolution of first-row transition elements.” Goldschmidt Conference, Yokohama, Japan (June 30, 2016)

Hazen, R.M., “On the mineralogy of the Anthropocene Epoch.” Goldschmidt Conference, Yokohama, Japan (July 1, 2016)

Hummer, D.; Hazen, RM; Ma, X; Golden, JJ; Downs, RT. Constraints on the mineral evolution of planetary crusts using statistical correlations and anti-correlations among the mineral-forming elements. Goldschmidt Programs and Abstracts, session 6f, June 2016.

Hystad, G., Downs, Downs, R.T., Hazen, R.M., Mineral species frequency distribution and the prediction of Earth's missing minerals, JSM 2016 (August 1st, 2016)

Hao, J., Sverjensky, D.A., and Hazen, R.M., Importance of Atmospheric H2 in Surficial Environments of the Archean”, Second DCO Yellowstone Summer School (2016), Poster

Hao, J., Sverjensky, D.A., and Hazen, R.M., Weathering and late Archean riverine transport, Australasian Astrobiology Meeting in Perth, Australia, 2016, Presentation.

Chao Liu: Chromium and Vanadium Mineral Ecology (Talk, GSA 2016)

Dan Hummer: Quantifying and visualizing earth’s mineral chemistry through geologic time (Talk, GSA 2016)

Drew Muscente: Exceptionally preserved fossil assemblages through geologic time and space (Talk, GSA 2016)

Edward Grew: Counting boron minerals in Earth’s crust: Can contradictory evidence be reconciled? (Talk, GSA 2016)

Grethe Hystad: Prediction of Earth’s “Missing” Minerals and the Relative Abundances of Mineral Species on Earth: a Statistical Measure to Characterize Earth-like Planets (Talk, GSA 2016)

Josh Golden: Building the Mineral Evolution Database: Implications for future big data analysis (Poster, GSA 2016)

Marshall Xiaogang Ma: Showing co-relationships between elements and minerals in a three-dimensional matrix (Poster w/ laptop; GSA 2016)

Mike Meyer: Co-evolution of the Geo- and Biospheres: Overview and goals (Poster, GSA 2016)/ Insights into Vendotaenid taphonomy and structure: New data on an old fossil (Talk, GSA 2016)

Paul Falkowski: The co-evolution of minerals and life (Talk, GSA 2016)

Robert Downs: Determination of valence states for the minerals (Talk, GSA 2016)

Robert Hazen: MSA Roebling Medal Lecture: The co-evolution of Earth and life; insights from ‘Big Data’ mineralogy (Talk, GSA 2016)

Shaunna Morrison: Social network of copper minerals: a mineral ecology study (Talk, Session T129)/ Mineral Ecology: Social network analysis and sociograms of mineral connections, distributions, and segmentation (Poster, GSA 2016)

Sophie Kolankowski: DTDI Poster: Deep Time Data Infrastructure: Integrating Our Current Geologic Databases (Poster, GSA 2016)

Hazen, R.M., Chance, necessity, and the origins of life.” Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, (October 18, 2016: “)

Hazen, R.M., Private lives of minerals.” Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington, DC, (November 15, 2016)

Hazen, R.M., Coevolution of the geosphere and biosphere: Insights from deep-time data." Keck Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, (November 30, 2016)

Robert Hazen, The Private Lives of Minerals, Neighborhood Lecture, Carnegie Inst. for Science, Geophysical Laboratory, November, 2016

Shaunna Morrison: Exploiting mineral data: applications to the diversity, distribution, and social networks of copper mineral, (Poster, AGU 2016)

Chao Liu: Reconstructing the evolution of first-row transition metal minerals by GeoDeepDive, (Poster, AGU 2016)

Sophie Kolankowski: DTDI Poster: Deep Time Data Infrastructure: Integrating Our Current Geologic Databases (Poster, AGU 2016)