von Gunten, K., Bishop, B., Plata Enriquez, I, Alam, Md.S., Blanchard, P., Robbins, L.J., Feng, R., Konhauser, K.O., and Alessi, D.S., Colloidal transport mechanisms and sequestration of U, Ni, and As in meromictic mine pit lakes. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, in press. Available online.

Hao, W., Flynn, S.L., Kashiwabara, T., Alam, M.S., Bandara, S., Swaren, L., Robbins, L.J., Alessi, D.S., and Konhauser, K.O. (2019) The impact of ionic strength on the proton reactivity of clay minerals. Chemical Geology, in press. Available online.

Tarhan, L.G., Hood, A. v.S., Droser, M.L., Gehling, J.G., Briggs, D.E.G., Gaines, R.R., Robbins, L.J., and Planavsky, N.J. (2019) Petrological evidence supports the death mask model for the preservation of Ediacara soft-bodied organisms in South Australia: COMMENT. Geology 47: e473. Available online.

Alessi, D.S., Flynn, S.L., Alam, M.S., Robbins, L.J., and Konhauser, K.O. (2019) Potentiometric titrations to characterize the reactivity of geomicorbial surfaces. In: Kenney, J., Veermani, H., and Alessi, D.S. (Editors), Analytical Geomicrobiology: A Handbook of Instrumental Techniques. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 79-92.

Robbins, L.J., Funk, S.P., Flynn, S.L., Warchola, T.J., Li, Z. Lalonde, S.V., Rostron, B.J., Smith, A.J.B., Beukes, N.J., de Kock, M.O., Heaman, L.M., Alessi, D.S., and Konhauser, K.O. (2019) Hydrogeological constraints on the formation of Palaeoproterozoic banded iron formations. Nature Geoscience 12: 558-563. Available online. Or a read only view available here.

Bishop, B.A., Flynn, S.L., Warchola, T.J., Alam, S., Robbins, L.J., Liu, Y., Owttrim, G.W., Alessi, D.S., and Konhauser, K.O. Adsorption of biologically critical trace elements to the marine cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002: Implications for marine trace metal cycling. Chemical Geology 525: 28-36. Available online.

Konhauser, K.O., Hao, W., Li., Y., von Gunten, K., Bishop, B.A., Alessi, D.S., Tarhan, L.G., O’Connell, B., Robbins, L.J., Planavsky, N.J., and Gingras, M.K. (2019) Diopatra cuprea worm burrow parchment: a cautionary tale of infernal surface reactivity. Lethaia, in press. Available online.

Warchola, T., Lalonde, S.V., Pecoits, E., von Gunten, K., Robbins, L.J., Alessi, D.S., Philippot, P., and Konhauser, K.O. (2019)Reply to Desmond F. Lascelles’ comment on “Tyler Warchola, Stefan V. Lalonde, Ernesto Pecoits, Konstantin von Gunten, Leslie J. Robbins, Daniel S. Alessi, Pascal Philippot, Kurt O. Konhauser. Petrology and geochemistry of the Boolgeeda iron formation, Hamersley Basin, Western Australia. Precambrian Research, (2018) 316: 155–173”. Precambrian Research 327: 363-365. Available online.

Chi Fru, E., Somogyi, A., Albani, A.E., Medjoubi, K., Aubineau, J., Robbins, L.J., Lalonde, S.V., and Konhauser, K.O. (2019) The rise of oxygen-driven arsenic cycling at ca. 2.48 Ga. Geology 47: 243-246. Available online.

Li, Z., Zhang, L., Xue, C., Zhu, M., Zheng, M., Robbins, L.J., and Konhauser, K.O. (2019) Genesis of the Neoproterozoic-Early Cambrian banded iron ore-bearing sedimentary rocks in the Jiertieke-Zankan iron ore belt, West Kunlun Orogenic Belt, Zinjiang (NW China). Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 173: 143-160. Available online.

Robbins, L.J., Konhauser, K.O., Warchola, T.J., Homann, M., Thoby, M., Foster, I., Mloszewska, A.M., Alessi, D.S., and Lalonde, S.V. (2019) A comparison of bulk versus laser ablation trace element analyses in banded iron formations: Insights into the mechanisms leading to compositional variability. Chemical Geology 506: 197-224. Available online.


Warchola, T., Lalonde, S.V., Pecoits, E., von Gunten, K., Robbins, L.J., Alessi, D.S., Philippot, P., and Konhauser, K.O. (2018) Petrology and geochemistry of the Boolgeeda Iron Formation, Hamersley Basin, Western Australia. Precambrian Research 316: 155-173. Available online.

Mao. R., Cheng, X., Mao, Z., Guan, W., Chen, X., Li, Z., Robbins, L.J., and Konhauser, K.O. (2018) Hydrocarbon potential and biomarker assemblages of Paleogene source rocks in the Cangdong sag, Bohai Bay Basin, China. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 194: 9-18. Available online.

Li, Z.-Q., Zhang, L.-C., Xue, C.-J., Zheng, M.-T., Zhu, M.-T., Robbins, L.J., Slack, J.F., Planavsky, N.J., and Konhauser, K.O. (2018) Earth's youngest banded iron formation implies ferruginous conditions in the Early Cambrian ocean. Scientific Reports 8: 9970. Available online

Konhauser, K.O., Robbins, L.J., Alessi, D.S., Flynn, S.L., Gingras, M.K., Martinez, R.E., Kappler, A., Swanner, E.D., Li, Y-L., Crowe, S.A., and Lalonde, S.V. Marine photoferrotrophs contribute trace elements to banded iron formation. Geological Society of America Bulletin 130: 941-951 . Available online.

Alam, M.S., Swaren, L., von Gunten, K., Cossio, M., Bishop, B., Robbins, L.J., Hou, D., Flynn, S.L., Ok, Y.S., Konhauser, K.O., and Alessi, D.S. (2018) Application of surface complexation modeling to trace metals uptake by biochar-amended agricultural soils. Applied Geochemistry 88: 103-112. Available online.

Playter, T., Corlett, H., Konhauser, K., Robbins, L., Rohais, S., Crombez, V., MacCormack, K., Rokosh, D., Prenoslo, D., Furlong, C.M., Pawlowicz, J., Gingras, M., Lalonde, S., Lyster, S., and Zonneveld, J-P. (2018) Clinoform identification and correlation in fine-grained sediments: a case study using the Triassic Montney Formation. Sedimentology 65: 263-302. Available online.


Konhauser, K.O., Planavsky, N.J., Hardisty, D.S., Robbins, L.J., Warchola, T.J., Haugaard, R., Lalonde, S.V., Partin, C.A., Oonk, P.B.H., Tsikos, H., Lyons, T.W., Bekker, A., and Johnson, C.M. (2017) Iron Formations: a global record of Neoarchaean to Palaeoproterozoic environmental history. Earth-Science Reviews 172: 140-177. Available online.

Warchola, T.J., Flynn, S.L., Robbins, L.J., Liu, Y., Gauger, T., Kovalchuck, O., Alam, M.S., Wei, S., Myers, R., Bishop, B., Lalonde, S.V., Gingras, M.K., Kappler, A., Alessi, D.S., and Konhauser, K.O. (2017) Field- and lab-based potentiometric titrations of microbial mats from the Fairmont Hot Spring, Canada. Geomicrobiology Journal 34: 851-863. Available online.

Flynn, S.L., Gao, Q., Robbins, L.J., Warchola, T.J., Weston, J.N.J., Alam, M.S., Liu, Y., Konhauser, K.O., and Alessi, D.S. (2017) Measurements of bacterial mat metal binding capacity in alkaline and carbonate-rich systems. Chemical Geology 451: 17-24. Available online.

Reinhard, C.T., Planavsky, N.J., Gill, B.C., Ozaki, K., Robbins, L.J., Lyons, T.W., Fischer, W.W., Wang, C., Cole, D., and Konhauser, K.O. (2017) Evolution of the global phosphorus cycle. Nature 541: 386-389. Available online.


Robbins, L.J., Lalonde, S.V., Planavsky, N.J., Partin, C.A., Reinhard, C.T., Kendall, B., Scott, C., Hardisty, D.S., Gill, B.C., Alessi, D.S., Dupont, C.L., Saito, M.A., Crowe, S.A., Poulton, S.W., Bekker, A., Lyons, T.W., and Konhauser, K.O. (2016) Trace elements at the intersection of marine biological and geochemical evolution. Earth-Science Reviews 163: 323-348. Available online.

Petrash, D., Robbins, L.J., Shapiro, R.S., Mojzsis, S.J., and Konhauser, K.O. (2016) Chemical and textural overprinting of ancient stromatolites: Timing, processes, and implications for their use as paleoenvironmental proxies. Precambrian Research 278: 145-160. Available online.

Konhauser, K.O., Robbins, L.J., Peacock, C., Kappler, A., and Lalonde, S.V. (2015) The Archean nickel famine revisited. Astrobiology 15: 804-815.  Available online.

Robbins, L.J., Swanner, E.D., Lalonde, S.V., Eickhoff, M., Paranich, M.L., Reinhard, C.T., Peacock, C.L., Kappler, A., and Konhauser, K.O. (2015) Limited Zn and Ni mobility during simulated Iron Formation diagenesis. Chemical Geology 402: 30-39. Available online.



Eickhoff, M., Obst, M., Schröder, C., Hitchcock, A.P., Tyliszczak, T., Martinez, R.E., Robbins, L.J., Konhauser, K.O., and Kappler, A. (2014) Nickel partitioning in biogenic and abiogenic ferrihydrite: the influence of silica and implications for ancient environments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 140: 65-79. Available online.

Swanner, E.D., Planavsky, N.J., Lalonde, S.V., Robbins, L.J., Bekker, A., Rouxel, O.J., Kappler, A., Mojzsis, S.J., Saito, M.A., and Konhauser, K.O. (2014) Cobalt and marine redox evolution. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 390: 253-263. Available online.

Robbins, L.J., Lalonde, S.V., Saito, M.A., Planavsky, N.J., Mloszewska, A.M., Pecoits, E., Scott, C., Dupont, C.L., Kappler, A., and Konhauser, K.O. (2013) Authigenic iron oxide proxies for marine Zn over geological time and implications for eukaryotic metallome evolution. Geobiology 11: 295-306. Available online.

Reinhard, C.T., Planavsky, N.J., Robbins, L.J., Partin, C.A., Gill, B.C., Lalonde, S.V., Bekker, A., Konhauser, K.O., and Lyons, T.W. (2013) Proterozoic ocean redox and biogeochemical stasis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110: 5357-5362. Available online.

Scott, C., Planavsky, N.J., Dupont, C.L., Kendall, B., Gill, B.C., Robbins, L.J., Husband, K.F., Arnold, G.L., Wing, B.A., Poulton, S.W., Bekker, A., Anbar, A.D., Konhauser, K.O., and Lyons, T.W. (2013) Bioavailability of zinc in marine systems through time. Nature Geoscience 6: 125-128. Available online.


Mloszewska, A.M., Pecoits, E., Cates, N.L., Mojzsis, S.J., O’Neil, J., Robbins, L.J., and Konhauser, K.O. (2012) The composition of Earth’s oldest iron formations: The Nuvvuagittuq Supracrustal Belt (Québec, Canada). Earth and Planetary Science Letters 317-318: 331-342. Available online.