Mineralogy, Early life, Archean, Paleontology and Taphonomy are his primary areas of study. His Mineralogy research includes elements of Geochemistry and Sediment. His work investigates the relationship between Geochemistry and topics such as δ34S that intersect with problems in Volcanogenic massive sulfide ore deposit.
The concepts of his Archean study are interwoven with issues in Sedimentary rock, Geologic record and Ecology. When carried out as part of a general Paleontology research project, his work on Early Earth is frequently linked to work in Molecular clock, therefore connecting diverse disciplines of study. The Taphonomy study combines topics in areas such as Tem analysis, Ecosystem, Pyrite, Precambrian and Focused ion beam.
David Wacey focuses on Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Paleontology, Archean and Pyrite. His Volcanic glass and Basalt study in the realm of Geochemistry connects with subjects such as Pilbara Craton, Paleoarchean and Protein filament. His Inclusion and Clay minerals study in the realm of Mineralogy interacts with subjects such as Early life.
In general Paleontology study, his work on Precambrian, Trace fossil, Gunflint chert and Fossil Record often relates to the realm of Context, thereby connecting several areas of interest. David Wacey combines subjects such as Geologic record, Stromatolite, Isotope analysis and Pillow lava with his study of Archean. His Pyrite research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Organic matter, δ34S, Sedimentary rock, Diagenesis and Biota.
The scientist’s investigation covers issues in Geochemistry, Pilbara Craton, Pyrite, Organic matter and Stromatolite. David Wacey studies Precambrian which is a part of Geochemistry. His Organic matter study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Sedimentary rock, Sphalerite and Subaerial.
His Sedimentary rock study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Inclusion, Siliciclastic and Diagenesis. The various areas that David Wacey examines in his Stromatolite study include δ34S and Dolomite. In his articles, David Wacey combines various disciplines, including Archean and Terrane.
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Microfossils of sulphur-metabolizing cells in 3.4-billion-year-old rocks of Western Australia
David Wacey;Matt R. Kilburn;Martin Saunders;John Cliff.
Nature Geoscience (2011)
Precipitation of dolomite using sulphate‐reducing bacteria from the Coorong Region, South Australia: significance and implications
David T. Wright;David Wacey.
A fresh look at the fossil evidence for early Archaean cellular life
Martin Brasier;Nicola McLoughlin;Owen Green;David Wacey.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B (2006)
Microbially Induced Sedimentary Structures Recording an Ancient Ecosystem in the ca. 3.48 Billion-Year-Old Dresser Formation, Pilbara, Western Australia
Nora Noffke;Daniel Christian;David Wacey;Robert M. Hazen.
A stable isotope study of microbial dolomite formation in the Coorong Region, South Australia
David Wacey;David T. Wright;Adrian J. Boyce.
Chemical Geology (2007)
On biogenicity criteria for endolithic microborings on early Earth and beyond.
Nicola McLoughlin;Martin D. Brasier;David Wacey;Owen R. Green.
Changing the picture of Earth's earliest fossils (3.5-1.9 Ga) with new approaches and new discoveries
Martin D. Brasier;Jonathan Antcliffe;Jonathan Antcliffe;Martin Saunders;David Wacey.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2015)
Cyanobacterial evolution during the Precambrian
Bettina E. Schirrmeister;Patricia Sanchez-Baracaldo;David Wacey.
International Journal of Astrobiology (2016)
Early Life on Earth: A Practical Guide
Sedimentary dolomite: a reality check
David T. Wright;David Wacey.
Geological Society, London, Special Publications (2004)
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