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Discipline name D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines. Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Earth Science D-index 34 Citations 5,698 132 World Ranking 4129 National Ranking 18

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Sedimentary rock
  • Paleontology
  • Basalt

His primary scientific interests are in Archean, Geochemistry, Sedimentary rock, Mineralogy and Greenstone belt. His study in Archean focuses on Banded iron formation in particular. His study on Geochemistry is mostly dedicated to connecting different topics, such as Yilgarn Craton.

His Sedimentary rock study incorporates themes from Facies and Volcanic rock. His research integrates issues of Pyroclastic rock, Hydrothermal circulation, Provenance and Basalt in his study of Greenstone belt. In his research, Chemocline is intimately related to Sedimentary depositional environment, which falls under the overarching field of Precambrian.

His most cited work include:

  • Iron Formation: The Sedimentary Product of a Complex Interplay among Mantle, Tectonic, Oceanic, and Biospheric Processes (530 citations)
  • Evidence for oxygenic photosynthesis half a billion years before the Great Oxidation Event (300 citations)
  • Rare Earth Element and yttrium compositions of Archean and Paleoproterozoic Fe formations revisited: New perspectives on the significance and mechanisms of deposition (258 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

His primary areas of study are Geochemistry, Archean, Greenstone belt, Craton and Sedimentary rock. His Geochemistry study frequently draws connections between adjacent fields such as Petrology. His studies deal with areas such as Earth science, Hydrothermal circulation, Diagenesis, Continental crust and Pyrite as well as Archean.

His work is dedicated to discovering how Greenstone belt, Banded iron formation are connected with Sedimentary depositional environment and other disciplines. His Craton research integrates issues from Metamorphism, Metamorphic rock, Gneiss and Basement. The study incorporates disciplines such as Foreland basin and Siliciclastic, Facies in addition to Sedimentary rock.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Geochemistry (78.05%)
  • Archean (45.12%)
  • Greenstone belt (33.54%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2018-2021)?

  • Geochemistry (78.05%)
  • Archean (45.12%)
  • Craton (23.78%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

His scientific interests lie mostly in Geochemistry, Archean, Craton, Felsic and Greenstone belt. His study in Geochemistry focuses on Zircon, Sedimentary rock, Ultramafic rock, Continental crust and Mafic. His work deals with themes such as Structural basin and Pyrite, which intersect with Sedimentary rock.

His Archean research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Igneous rock, Biogeochemical cycle, Diagenesis, Weathering and Sedimentary depositional environment. As a member of one scientific family, Axel Hofmann mostly works in the field of Craton, focusing on Volcanic rock and, on occasion, Siliciclastic. His Greenstone belt research focuses on subjects like Banded iron formation, which are linked to Metamorphic rock.

Between 2018 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Limited oxygen production in the Mesoarchean ocean (19 citations)
  • Early continental crust generated by reworking of basalts variably silicified by seawater (18 citations)
  • Ice‐margin fluctuation sequences and grounding zone wedges: The record of the Late Palaeozoic Ice Age in the eastern Karoo Basin (Dwyka Group, South Africa) (8 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Sedimentary rock
  • Paleontology
  • Basalt

His primary areas of investigation include Archean, Geochemistry, Felsic, Craton and Greenstone belt. He interconnects Environmental chemistry, Anoxic waters and Nitrogen cycle in the investigation of issues within Archean. His Felsic research includes elements of Pluton and Zircon.

The concepts of his Craton study are interwoven with issues in Siliciclastic, Protolith, Volcanic rock, Continental crust and Basalt. His Siliciclastic research incorporates elements of Rhyolite, Sedimentary rock, Greenschist, Metamorphism and Supergroup. His work carried out in the field of Greenstone belt brings together such families of science as Igneous rock, Metasomatism, Apatite, Fluorapatite and Banded iron formation.

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Best Publications

Iron Formation: The Sedimentary Product of a Complex Interplay among Mantle, Tectonic, Oceanic, and Biospheric Processes

A. Bekker;B. Krapež;J. F. Slack;N. Planavsky.
Economic Geology (2010)

700 Citations

Evidence for oxygenic photosynthesis half a billion years before the Great Oxidation Event

Noah J. Planavsky;Dan Asael;Axel Hofmann;Christopher T. Reinhard.
Nature Geoscience (2014)

383 Citations

Rare Earth Element and yttrium compositions of Archean and Paleoproterozoic Fe formations revisited: New perspectives on the significance and mechanisms of deposition

Noah Planavsky;Noah Planavsky;Andrey Bekker;Olivier J. Rouxel;Olivier J. Rouxel;Balz S. Kamber.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (2010)

322 Citations

Geodynamo, Solar Wind, and Magnetopause 3.4 to 3.45 Billion Years Ago

John A. Tarduno;Rory D. Cottrell;Michael K. Watkeys;Axel Hofmann.
Science (2010)

250 Citations

The geochemistry of sedimentary rocks from the Fig Tree Group, Barberton greenstone belt: Implications for tectonic, hydrothermal and surface processes during mid-Archaean times

Axel Hofmann.
Precambrian Research (2005)

195 Citations

Towards a complete magmatic barcode for the Zimbabwe craton: Baddeleyite U-Pb dating of regional dolerite dyke swarms and sill complexes

Ulf Söderlund;Axel Hofmann;Martin B. Klausen;Johan R. Olsson.
Precambrian Research (2010)

152 Citations

Sulfur record of rising and falling marine oxygen and sulfate levels during the Lomagundi event

Noah J. Planavsky;Andrey Bekker;Axel Hofmann;Jeremy D. Owens.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2012)

150 Citations

Silica alteration zones in the Barberton greenstone belt: A window into subseafloor processes 3.5-3.3 Ga ago

Axel Hofmann;Chris Harris.
Chemical Geology (2008)

138 Citations

Iron Formations: Their Origins and Implications for Ancient Seawater Chemistry

A. Bekker;N. Planavsky;Birger Rasmussen;Bryan Krapez.
Treatise on Geochemistry (2014)

136 Citations

Iron isotope composition of some Archean and Proterozoic iron formations

Noah Planavsky;Noah Planavsky;Olivier J. Rouxel;Olivier J. Rouxel;Andrey Bekker;Axel Hofmann.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (2012)

122 Citations

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