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2013-2014

Peer-reviewed Research Publications:

Czuppon, G., Ramsay, R.R., Özgenc, I., Demeny, A., Gwalani, L.G., Rogers, K., Eves, A., Papp, L., Palcsu, L., Berkesi, M. and Downes, P.J. (2014). Stable (H, O, C) and noble-gas (He and Ar) isotopic compositions from calcite and fluorite in the Speewah Dome, Kimberley Region, Western Australia: implications for the conditions of crystallization and evidence for the influence of crustal-mantle fluid mixing. Mineralogy and Petrology. doi:10.1007/s00710-014-0333-7

Downes, P.J., McNamara, K.J. and Bevan, A.W.R. (2014). Encounters with Charles Hartt, Louis Agassiz and the Diamonds of Bahia: The Geological Activities of the Reverend Charles Grenfell Nicolay in Brazil, 1858–1869. Earth Sciences History 33: 10–25.

van Duivenvoorde, W., Polzer, M.E. and Downes, P.J. (2013). HOAXES AND FOLKLORE: Inscriptions associated with the Vergulde Draak (1656) and Zuiddorp (1712) shipwrecking events. Australian Archaeology 77: 52–65.

Sciberras, M.J., Leverett, P., Williams, P.A., Hibbs, D.E., Downes, P.J., Welch, M.D. and Kampf, A.R. (2014). Paratacamite-(Ni), Cu3(Ni,Cu)Cl2(OH)6, a new mineral from the Carr Boyd Rocks mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 17: 39–44.

Bevan, A. W. R. (2014). History and roles of the Royal Society of Western Australia. WA Sience — Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 97:1-12.

Bevan, A. W. R. (2014). Some Australian contributions to meteoritics from the 19th to the 21st Centuries. WA Sience — Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 97:237-252.

2012-2013

Peer-reviewed Research Publications:

Downes, P.J., Bevan, A.W.R. and Deacon, G.L. (2012). The Kimberley Diamond Company Ellendale diamond collection at the Western Australian Museum. The Australian Gemmologist 24 (12): 289-293.

Comin-Chiaramonti, P., Gwalani, L.G. and Downes, P.J. (2013). Preface. Alkaline Magmatism and the Lithospheric Mantle: a special issue in honour of the work of Celso de Barros Gomes on the occasion of his 77th birthday. Journal of South American Earth Sciences 41(c): 2–4.

Grguric, B.A., Seat, Z., Karpuzov, A.A. and Simonov, O.N. (2013). The West Jordan deposit, a newly-discovered Type 2 dunite-hosted nickel sulphide system in the northern Agnew-Wiluna Belt, Western Australia. Ore Geology Reviews 51: 79–92.

Jones, S., McNaughton, N. and Grguric, B.A. (2013). Structural controls and timing of fault-hosted manganese deposits at Woodie Woodie, East Pilbara. Ore Geology Reviews 50: 52–82.

Kennedy, T., Jourdan, F., Bevan, A. W. R., Gee, M. M. and Frew, A. (2013). Impact history of the HED parent body(ies) clarified by new 40Ar/39Ar analyses of four HED meteorites and one anomalous basaltic achondrite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 115: 162-182.

Non-refereed Reports:

Downes, P.J. and Bevan, A.W.R. (2012) The Reverend Charles Grenfell Nicolay and the diamonds of Bahia, Brazil. Earth Sciences History Group Newslatter No. 43: 9–15.

Downes, P.J. and Bevan, A.W.R. (2013) Biography of Edward Sydney Simpson. Geological Society of Australia, Earth Sciences History Group website, http://eshg.gsa.org.au/assets/Uploads/biographies/documents/Edward-Sydney-Simpson.pdf.

Conference Papers:

Downes, P.J. and Bevan, A.W.R. (2012). Encounters with Charles Hartt, Louis Agassiz, and the diamonds of Bahia: The geological activities of the Reverend Charles Grenfell Nicolay in Brazil, 1858–1869. Abstracts of the 34th International Geological Congress, 5–10th August 2012, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Downes, P.J., Bevan, A.W.R. and Deacon, G.L. (2012). The Kimberley Diamond Company Ellendale diamond collection at the Western Australian Museum. Abstracts of the 34th International Geological Congress, 5–10th August 2012, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Downes, P.J., Demeny, A., Czuppon, G., Adams, D., McNaughton, N., Gwalani, L.G., Griffin, B.J., Verrall, M. and Sweetapple, M. (2012). Hydrothermal REE-mineralisation and C-O stable isotope geochemistry of the Cummins Range Carbonatite Complex, Kimberley region, Western Australia. Abstracts of the 34th International Geological Congress, 5–10th August 2012, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Greenwood, R. C., Barrat, J-A., Scott, E. R. D., Franchi, I. A., Yamaguchi, A., Gibson, J. M., Haack, H., Lorenz, C. A., Ivanova, M. A. and Bevan, A. (2013). Large-scale melting and impact mixing on early-formed asteroids: Evidence from high-precision oxygen isotope studies. 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 3048.pdf

Kennedy, T., Jourdan, F., Bevan, A. W. R., Gee, M. M., Downes P. J. and Frew, A. (2013). Elemental, isotopic and 40Ar-39Ar data of the Lake Carnegie eucrite, Old Homestead 003 howardite, and an anomalous basaltic achondrite, Deakin 010. 75th Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting 5090.pdf.

Towner, M., Bland, P. A., Spurny, P., Benedix, G. K., Dyl, K., Bevan, A. W. R. and Vaughan, D. (2012). Towards a digital desert fireball network for meteorite recovery. 75th Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting 5123.pdf.

2011-2012

Peer-reviewed Research Publications:

Barnes, S.J., Fiorentini, M.L., Duuring, P., Grguric, B.A. and Perring, C. (2011). Komatiitic dunite-hosted Ni deposits of the Agnew-Wiluna Domain, Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia. Reviews in Economic Geology 17: 51–88.

Grguric, B.A., Jones, S. and Gray, S. (2011). Chromian clinochlore from Coobina, Pilbara Province, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 16, 35–37.

Seat, Z., Gee, M.A.A., Grguric, B.A., Beresford, S.W. and Grassineau, N.V. (2011) The Nebo-Babel Ni-Cu-PGE sulfide deposit (West Musgrave, Australia): Part 1- U/Pb zircon ages, whole rock and mineral chemistry, and O-Sr-Nd isotope compositions of the intrusion, with constraints on petrogenesis. Economic Geology 106, 1–30.

Bland, P. A., Spurny, P., Bevan, A. W. R., Howard, K. T., Towner M. C., Benedix, G. K., Greenwood, R. C., Shrebny, L., Franchi, I. A., Deacon, G., Borovika, J., Ceplecha, Z., Vaughan, D. and Hough, R. M. (2011). The Australian Desert Fireball Network: A new era for planetary science. Australian Journal of Earth Science 59(2):177-187.

Spurny, P., Bland, P. A.,Shrebny, L., Borovicka, J., Ceplecha, Z., Singleton, A., Bevan, A. W.R., Vaughan, D., Towner, M. C., McClafferty, T. P., Toumi, R., and Deacon, G. (2012). The Bunburra Rockhole meteorite fall in SW Australia: fireball trajectory, luminosity, dynamics, orbit, and impact position from photographic and photoelectric records. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 47:163-185.

Trinajstic, K., Long, J.A., Johanson, Z., Young, G., Senden, T.  (2012)
New morphological information on the ptyctodontid fishes (Placodermi, Ptyctodontida) from Western Australia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 32 (4), 757-780.

Burrow, C. J., Trinajstic, K., Long, J. A. (2012): First acanthodian from the Upper Devonian (Frasnian) Gogo Formation, Western Australia. Historical Biology DOI:10.1080/08912963.2012.660150.

Aboglila, S., Grice, K., Trinajstic, K., Snape, C., Williford, K.H.  (2011) The significance of 24-norcholestanes, 4-methylsteranes and dinosteranes in oils and source-rocks from East Sirte Basin (Libya). Applied Geochemistry 26,1694–1705

Conference Papers:

Downes, P.J., Sweetapple, M., Verrall, M., Adams, D., McNaughton, N.J., Gwalani, L.G. and Griffin, B.J. (2012). Rare earth minerals of the Cummins Range Carbonatite Complex, Kimberley region, Western Australia. Abstracts of the 35th Joint Mineralogical Societies of Australasia Seminar, 9–10th June 2012, Perth, Western Australia.

2010-2011

Dyl K. A., Benedix G. K., Bland P. A., Towner M. C. & Spurný P. 2011. Metamorphism in the newly recovered Mason Gully (H5) ordinary chondrite and its correlation to anomalous properties. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 46, abstract #5507 (74th Ann. Meeting Meteorit. Soc., 2011).

Spurný P., Bland P. A., Shrbený L., Towner M. C., Borovička J., Bevan A. W. R. & Vaughan D. 2011. The Mason Gully meteorite fall in SW Australia: Fireball trajectory and orbit from photographic records. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 46, abstract #5101 (74th Ann. Meeting Meteorit. Soc., 2011).

Towner M. C., Bland P. A., Spurný P., Benedix G. K., Dyl K., Greenwood R. C., Gibson J., Franchi I. A., Shrbený L., Bevan A. W. R. & Vaughan D. 2011. Mason Gully: The second meteorite recovered by the Desert Fireball Network. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 46, abstract #5124 (74th Ann. Meeting Meteorit. Soc., 2011).

Bevan, A. W. R., Bland, P. A. and Spurny, P. Desert Fireballs. Australasian Science, September 2010, 20-23.

Downes, P. J., Bevan, A. W. R., Costeo, D. and Verrall, M. (2010). Mafic-hosted secondary mineralisation from the Shangri La Pb-Ag-Au-Cu mine, Kimberley, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 16:15-24.

Downes, P. J., Bevan, A. W. R., Deacon, G. L. (2010). The Fletcher Collection of minerals at the Western Australian Museum: a late 19th Century gem. Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 16:3-14.

Einarsson, E., Lindgren, J., Kear, B. P., and Siversson, M. 2010. Mosasaur bite marks on a plesiosaur propodial from the Campanian (Late Cretaceous) of southern Sweden. GFF, 132:123-128.

2009-2010

Bland, P. A., Spurny, P., Towner, M. C., Bevan, A. W. R., Singleton, A., Bottke, W. F., Jr., Greenwood, R. C., Chesley, S. R., Shrbeny, L., Borovicka, J., Ceplecha, Z., McClafferty, T. P., Vaughan, D., Benedix, G. K., Deacon, G., Howard, K. T., Franchi, I. A., and Hough, R. M. (2009). An Anomalous Basaltic Meteorite from the Innermost Main Belt. Science 325: 1525-1527.

Gwalani, L.G., Rogers, K.A., Demeny, A., Groves, D.I., Ramsay, R., Beard, A., Downes, P.J. and Eves, A. (2010). The Yungul carbonatite dykes associated with the epithermal fluorite deposit at Speewah, Kimberley, Australia: carbon and oxygen isotope constraints on their origin. Mineralogy and Petrology 98(1): 123–141.

Kear, B. P. and Siverson, M (2010). First evidence of a Late Cretaceous sea turtle from Australia. Alcheringa 29(2): 1-8.

Oskam, C. L., Haile, J., McLay, E., Rigby, P., Allentoft, M. E., Olsen, M. E., Bengtsson, C., Miller, G. H., Schwenninger, J-L., Jacomb, C., Walter, R., Baynes, A., Dortch, J., Parker-Pearson, M., Gilbert, M. T. P., Holdaway, R. N., Wllerslev, E., and Bunce, M. (2010). Fossil avian eggshell preserves ancient DNA. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 10.1098/rspb.2009.2019

2008-2009

Ayliffe, L. K., Prideaux, G. J., Bird, M. I., Grün, R., Roberts, R. G.,
Gully, G. A., Jones, R., Fifield, L. K. & Cresswell, R. G. (2008). Age constraints on Pleistocene megafauna at Tight Entrance Cave in southwestern Australia. Quaternary Science Reviews, 27: 1784–1788.

Bevan, J. C. and Bevan, A. W. R. (2009). Nature and origin of the orbicular granodiorite from Boogardie Station, Western Australia: An ornamental stone of monumental proportions. Australian Gemmologist 23: 421-425.

Burbidge, A. A., McKenzie, N. L., Brennan, K. E. C., Woinarski, J. C. Z., Dickman, C. R., Baynes, A., Gordon, G., Menkorst, P. W., and Robinson, A. C. (2008). Conservation status and biogeography of Australia’s terrestrial mammals. Australian Journal of Zoology 56:411

Darragh, T. A. and Kendrick, G. W. (2008). Silicified Eocene Molluscs from the Lower Murchison district, Southern Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 24: 217-246.

Grguric, B.A. and Downes, P.J. (2008). Pegmatite minerals from the Barbara mine, Coolgardie, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 14 (2): 57-63.

Long, J.A., Trinajstic, K. M., Young, G., Senden, T. (2008). Live birth in the Devonian. Nature 453: 651-653.

Mead, J. I., Hollenshead, M., Swift, S. L., Bell, C. J., and Baynes, A. (2008). Pygopus (Squamata: Pygopodidae) from mid-Holocene cave deposits, Western and South Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 25:87-93.

Prideaux, G. J. and Warburton, N. M. (2009). Bohra nullarbora sp. nov., a second tree-kangaroo (Marsupialia: Macropodidae) from the Pleistocene of the Nullarbor Plain, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 25: 165–178.

Warburton, N. M. (2009). Comparative jaw muscle anatomy in kangaroos, wallabies and rat-kangaroos (Marsupialia: Macropodoidea). The Anatomical Record 292: 875-884.

2007-2008

Baynes, A. (2008). The original non-volant land mammal fauna of Faure Island, Shark Bay, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 75: 25-31.

Feist, R. and McNamara, K.J. (2007). Biodiversity, distribution and patterns of extinction of the last odontopleuroid trilobites during the Devonian (Givetian, Frasnian). Geological Magazine 144: 777-796.

Hancock, E.A., Downes, P.J. and Bevan, A.W.R. (2007). Secondary minerals from the Braeside lead field, Pilbara, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 13(2): 73-81.

Kendrick, G. K. and Vartak, A. V. (2007). Middle Cretaceous (Cenomanian) bivalves from the Karai Formation, Uttattur Group, of the Cauvery Basin, south India. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 72: 1-101.

Lindgren, J., Currie, P. J., Rees, J., Siverson, M., Lindström, S. and Alwmark, C. (2008). Theropod dinosaur teeth from the lowermost Cretaceous Rabekke Formation on Bornholm, Denmark. Geobios 41: 253-262.

Lindgren, J., Currie, P. J., Siverson, M., Rees, J., Cederström, P. and Lindgren, F. (2007). The first Neoceratopsian dinosaur remains from Europe. Palaeontology 50(4): 929-937.

Long, J., Trinajstic, K., Young, G. and Senden, T. (2008). Live birth in the Devonian period. Nature 453: 650-652.

Siverson, M., Lindgren, J. and Kelley, L. S. (2007). Anacoracid sharks from the Albian (Lower Cretaceous) Pawpaw Shale of Texas. Palaeontology 50(4): 939-950.

Trinajstic, K. M. & Hazelton, M. (2007) Ontogeny, phenotypic variation and phylogenetic implications of arthrodires from the Gogo Formation, Western Australia. Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology 27(3): 571-583.

Trinajstic, K., Marshall, C., Long, J. and Bifield, K., 2007, Exceptional preservation of nerve and muscle tissues in Devonian placoderm fish and their phylogenetic implications. Biology Letters 3(2), 197-200.

Tuura, M., Baumiller, T.Z. and McNamara, K.J. (2007). Drill holes in Cenozoic brachiopods from Australia and a test of the “low nutritional value” hypothesis. GSA Abstracts with Programs 39(6): 403.

Yu, W. (2008). On the genus Yangtzemerisma and related genera (Mollusca: Merismoconchia). Records of the Western Australian Museum 24: 181-194.

2006-2007

Downes, P.J. and Bevan, A.W.R. (2007). Diamonds in Western Australia. Rocks & Minerals 82 (1): 66-73.

Downes, P.J., Ferguson, D. and Griffin, B.J. (2007). Volcanology of the Aries micaceous kimberlite, central Kimberley Basin, Western Australia. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 159: 85-107.

Downes, P.J., Griffin, B.J. and Griffin, W.L. (2007). Mineral chemistry and zircon geochronology of xenocrysts and altered mantle and crustal xenoliths from the Aries micaceous kimberlite: Constraints on the composition and age of the central Kimberley Craton, Western Australia. Lithos 93: 175-198.

Downes, P. J., Hope, M., Bevan, A. W. R. and Henry, D. (2006) Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12: 25-42.

Downes, P. J., Wartho, J-A. and Griffin, B. J. (2006). Magmatic evolution and ascent history of the Aries micaceous kimberlite, central Kimberley Basin: Evidence from zoned phlogopite phenocrysts, and UV laser 40Ar/39Ar analysis of phlogopite-biotite Western Australia. Journal of Petrology 47: 1751-1783.

Gillespie, R., Brook, B.W. and Baynes, A. (2006). Short overlap of humans and megafauna in Pleistocene Australia. Alcheringa Special Issue No. 1: 163-185.

Grguric, B. A., Pring, A., Bevan, A. W. R. and Downes, P. J. (2006) The minerals of Comet Vale, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 12: 9-23.

Henry, D.A., Bevan, A.W.R., Bevan J.C., Birch, W.D., Carr, P.F., Downes, P.J., England, B.M., Pring, A. and Williamson, P.L. (2007). Classic Australian Minerals. Rocks & Minerals 82(1): 18-28.

McKenzie, N.L.; Burbidge, A.A.; Baynes, A.; Brereton, R.N.; Dickman, C.R.; Gordon, G.; Gibson, L.A.; Menkhorst, P.W.; Robinson, A.C.; Williams, M.R. and Woinarski, J.C.Z. (2007). Analysis of factors implicated in the recent decline of Australia's mammal fauna. Journal of Biogeography 34(4): 597-611.

McNamara, K.J. and Feist, R. (2006). New styginids from the Late Devonian of Western Australia – the last corynexochid trilobites. Journal of Paleontology 80: 981-992.

Nickel, E.H., Williams, P.A., Downes, P.J., Buchert, D.E. and Vaughan, D. (2007). Secondary minerals in a tennantite boxwork from the Bali Lo prospect, Ashburton Downs, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Mineralogy 13 (1).

2005-2006

Bevan, A.W.R. (2006). Desert meteorites: a history. In McCall, G.J.H., Bowden, A.J. & Howarth, R.J. (eds), The History of Meteoritics and Key Meteorite Collections: Fireballs, Falls and Finds: 325-343. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, volume 256.

Bevan, A.W.R. (2006). The Western Australian Museum meteorite collection. In McCall, G.J.H., Bowden, A.J. & Howarth, R.J. (eds), The History of Meteoritics and Key Meteorite Collections: Fireballs, Falls and Finds: 305-323. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, volume 256.

Bevan, A.W.R. & Griffin, B.J. (2006). The Bunjil L6(S4) ordinary chondrite, a new meteorite find from Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 89:13-16.

Bland, P.A., Spurny, P., Bevan A.W.R., Smith, T., Borovicka, J. & McLafferty, T. (2005). The Desert Fireball Network: a new camera network in the Western Australian Nullarbor. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 40 (Supplement): A20.

Chen, Z.Q. & McNamara, K.J. (2006). End-Permian extinction and subsequent recovery of the Ophiuroidea (Echinodermata): Challenge and opportunity. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoceanography 236: 321-344.

Chenoweth, S.F., Doughty, P. & Kokko, H. (2006). Can non-directional male mating preferences facilitate honest female ornamentation? Ecology Letters 9:179-184.

Downes, P.J., Wartho, J.-A., and Griffin, B. J. (2006). Magmatic evolution and ascent history of the Aries micaceous kimberlite, central Kimberley Basin, Western Australia: Evidence from zoned phlogopite phenocrysts, and UV laser 40Ar/39Ar analysis of phlogopite-biotite. Journal of Petrology published online 2nd June.

Hancock, P.J., Boulton, A.J. & Humphreys, W.F. (2005). Aquifers and hyporheic zones: towards an ecological understanding of groundwater. The Future of Hydrogeology. Hydrogeology Journal 13: 98-111.

McNamara, K.J. & McKinney, M.L. (2005). Heterochrony, disparity and macroevolution. Paleobiology 31 (2 Supplement): 17-26.

McNamara, K.J. (2006). It’s True! We Came From Slime. Annick Press, Toronto.

McNamara, K.J. (2006). Evolutionary trends. In Encyclopedia of Life Sciences: page numbers?. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester.

McNamara, K.J., Yu, F., & Zhou, Z. (2006). Ontogeny and heterochrony in the oryctocephalid trilobites Changaspis, Duyunaspis and Balangia from the Lower Cambrian of China. Palaeontology 48: 1-19.

Schultz, L., Franke, L. & Bevan A.W.R. (2005). Noble gases in ten Nullarbor chondrites: Exposure ages, terrestrial ages, and weathering effects. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 40: 659-664.

Ueno, Y., Isozaki, Y. & McNamara, K.J. (2006). Coccoid-like microstructures in a 3.0 Ga chert from Western Australia. International Geology Review 48: 78-88.

2004-2005

Bevan, A. W. R. (2005). Target Australia. Australian Sky and Telescope. vol 1, no.3, 44-48.

Bevan, A. W. R. (2005). Nicolay to Simpson – a history of the WA Museum’s mineral collection. 28th Joint Mineralogical Societies of Australia Seminar (abs) p.3.

Downes, P. (2005). Chalcocite and associated secondary minerals from the Telfer gold mine, Western Australia. 28th Joint Mineralogical Societies of Australia Seminar (abs) p.11.

Martin, S & McNamara, K.J. (2004). First record of a neolampadoid echinoid from the Paleogene of Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 22:213-217.
McNamara, K.J. (2004). It’s True! We Came From Slime, Allen & Unwin, Melbourne.

McNamara, K.J. (2004). Fossil echinoids from Neolithic and Iron Age sites in Jordan. In T. Heinzeller & J.Nebelsick (eds), pp. 459-466, Echinoderms München, Taylor & Francis, London,
McNamara, K.J. (2005). Mr Tennant’s Fossils. Tracks Summer 2005: 6-7.

McNamara, K.J. & McKinney, M.L. (2005). Heterochrony, disparity and macroevolution. Paleobiology 31 (2 Supplement): 17-26.

Schultz, L., Franke, L. and Bevan, A.W. R. (2005). Noble gases in ten Nullarbor chondrites; Exposure ages, terrestrial ages and weathering effects. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, vol. 40: in press.