Martin J. Van Kranendonk spends much of his time researching Pilbara Craton, Archean, Geochemistry, Paleontology and Warrawoona Group. His Pilbara Craton research includes elements of Sedimentary rock, Hydrothermal circulation and Analytical chemistry. His Archean study incorporates themes from Crust, Precambrian, Volcanic glass and Terrane.
His Crust research integrates issues from Earth's internal heat budget, Craton and Earth science. His Geochemistry research focuses on Basalt, Banded iron formation and Greenstone belt. The concepts of his Warrawoona Group study are interwoven with issues in Siderite, Felsic, Infrared spectroscopy and Volcanic rock.
His primary areas of investigation include Geochemistry, Archean, Pilbara Craton, Paleontology and Craton. While the research belongs to areas of Geochemistry, Martin J. Van Kranendonk spends his time largely on the problem of Stromatolite, intersecting his research to questions surrounding Sedimentary depositional environment. His studies in Archean integrate themes in fields like Precambrian, Tectonics, Earth science and Clastic rock.
Martin J. Van Kranendonk specializes in Pilbara Craton, namely Warrawoona Group. His Craton study also includes fields such as
Martin J. Van Kranendonk spends much of his time researching Geochemistry, Archean, Stromatolite, Pilbara Craton and Sedimentary rock. His Geochemistry study frequently draws connections to adjacent fields such as Facies. His Archean study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Geologic record, Abiogenesis, Earth science, Clastic rock and Mantle.
His Pilbara Craton study results in a more complete grasp of Paleontology. His work on Plate tectonics, Assemblage and Basalt as part of general Paleontology research is frequently linked to Nucleus, bridging the gap between disciplines. As a part of the same scientific study, Martin J. Van Kranendonk usually deals with the Sedimentary rock, concentrating on Diagenesis and frequently concerns with Carbonate minerals, Metamorphism, Metamorphic facies, Fold and Outcrop.
Geochemistry, Pyrite, Pilbara Craton, Stromatolite and Archean are his primary areas of study. His work carried out in the field of Geochemistry brings together such families of science as Solar System and Meteorite. His studies deal with areas such as Organic matter and Paleoarchean as well as Pyrite.
His Pilbara Craton research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Sedimentary depositional environment, Waves and shallow water and Mass-independent fractionation. His Stromatolite research focuses on Sedimentary rock and how it connects with Fold, Sulphur isotope and Earth science. His Archean research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Mantle, Abiogenesis, Volatiles and Ultramafic rock.
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Questioning the evidence for Earth's oldest fossils
Martin D. Brasier;Owen R. Green;Andrew P. Jephcoat;Annette K. Kleppe.
Review: secular tectonic evolution of Archean continental crust: interplay between horizontal and vertical processes in the formation of the Pilbara Craton, Australia
Martin J. Van Kranendonk;R. Hugh Smithies;Arthur H. Hickman;D.C. Champion.
Terra Nova (2007)
Rapid emergence of life shown by discovery of 3,700-million-year-old microbial structures
Allen Phillip Nutman;Allen Phillip Nutman;Vickie C. Bennett;Clark R. L. Friend;Martin J. Van Kranendonk.
Volcanic degassing, hydrothermal circulation and the flourishing of early life on Earth: A review of the evidence from c. 3490-3240 Ma rocks of the Pilbara Supergroup, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia
Martin J. Van Kranendonk.
Earth-Science Reviews (2006)
Early Archaean Microorganisms Preferred Elemental Sulfur, Not Sulfate
Pascal Philippot;Mark Van Zuilen;Kevin Lepot;Christophe Thomazo.
Geological and trace element evidence for a marine sedimentary environment of deposition and biogenicity of 3.45 Ga stromatolitic carbonates in the Pilbara Craton, and support for a reducing Archaean ocean
Martin J. Van Kranendonk;Gregory E. Webb;Balz S. Kamber.
Geology and Tectonic Evolution of the Archean North Pilbara Terrain,Pilbara Craton, Western Australia
Martin J. Van Kranendonk;Arthur H. Hickman;R. Hugh Smithies;David R. Nelson.
Economic Geology (2002)
A non-marine depositional setting for the northern Fortescue Group, Pilbara Craton, inferred from trace element geochemistry of stromatolitic carbonates
Robert Bolhar;Martin J. Van Kranendonk.
Precambrian Research (2007)
Critical tests of vertical vs. horizontal tectonic models for the Archaean East Pilbara Granite–Greenstone Terrane, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia
Martin J. Van Kranendonk;W.J. Collins;Arthur Hickman;Mark J. Pawley.
Precambrian Research (2004)
Two types of Archean continental crust: Plume and plate tectonics on early Earth
Martin J. Van Kranendonk.
American Journal of Science (2010)
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