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The sedimentology, mineralogy and geochemistry of the ~1.4 ga Roper Superbasin Northern Australia

Abstract:

Eukaryotic life arose around 1.6 billion years ago, but for much of Earth history has been ecologically and biologically conservative. There is a gap of around a billion years between the first eukaryotic fossils and their rise to ecological prominence around 800 million years ago. The causes of this delay in eukaryote evolution are widely debated, but in recent years the role of oxygen, has been proposed as a major driver in the evolution of complex life. Oxygen drives metabolism for ener...

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MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
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ORCID:
0000-0003-4329-1058
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Programme:
Environmental Research Doctoral Training Partnership
Grant:
NE/L002612/1
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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