D-Index & Metrics Best Publications
Earth Science
South Africa
2022

D-Index & Metrics

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 51 Citations 10,473 116 World Ranking 1720 National Ranking 7

Research.com Recognitions

Awards & Achievements

2022 - Research.com Earth Science in South Africa Leader Award

GSA Honorary Fellow Award, The Geological Society of America

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Sedimentary rock
  • Paleontology
  • Mineral

The scientist’s investigation covers issues in Geochemistry, Paleontology, Diagenesis, Siderite and Precambrian. He conducted interdisciplinary study in his works that combined Geochemistry and Paleosol. His Diagenesis study incorporates themes from Carbonate and Stilpnomelane.

His Siderite research also covers Mineralogy and Pyrite studies. Nicolas J. Beukes has included themes like Atmosphere, Metamorphic rock, Huronian glaciation and Clastic rock in his Precambrian study. The concepts of his Huronian glaciation study are interwoven with issues in Boring Billion and Ironstone.

His most cited work include:

  • Dating the rise of atmospheric oxygen (999 citations)
  • Atmospheric oxygenation three billion years ago (415 citations)
  • Evidence for oxygenic photosynthesis half a billion years before the Great Oxidation Event (300 citations)

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

Nicolas J. Beukes mostly deals with Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Archean, Paleontology and Carbonate. His Geochemistry study frequently draws parallels with other fields, such as Manganese. The various areas that Nicolas J. Beukes examines in his Mineralogy study include Magnetite and Isotopic signature.

He studies Great Oxygenation Event, a branch of Archean. His Great Oxygenation Event research includes elements of Earth science and Weathering. His work deals with themes such as Sedimentary depositional environment, Carbonate platform, Facies and Petrography, which intersect with Carbonate.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Geochemistry (74.10%)
  • Mineralogy (24.46%)
  • Archean (25.18%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2015-2021)?

  • Geochemistry (74.10%)
  • Archean (25.18%)
  • Great Oxygenation Event (15.11%)

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

His primary scientific interests are in Geochemistry, Archean, Great Oxygenation Event, Earth science and Banded iron formation. His Geochemistry research incorporates themes from Sedimentary depositional environment, Structural basin and Iron ore. His study in Archean is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Sedimentary rock, Ordovician and Calcite.

His Great Oxygenation Event study contributes to a more complete understanding of Paleontology. His Earth science research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Mining engineering and Country rock. His research in Banded iron formation intersects with topics in Direct reduced iron, Ferrous, Water column, Groundwater and Flux.

Between 2015 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Rapid oxygenation of Earth’s atmosphere 2.33 billion years ago (159 citations)
  • Manganese oxide shuttling in pre-GOE oceans – evidence from molybdenum and iron isotopes (46 citations)
  • Modern rather than Mesoarchaean oxidative weathering responsible for the heavy stable Cr isotopic signatures of the 2.95 Ga old Ijzermijn iron formation (South Africa) (42 citations)

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

  • Sedimentary rock
  • Mineral
  • Paleontology

Great Oxygenation Event, Archean, Geochemistry, Environmental chemistry and Manganese are his primary areas of study. His Great Oxygenation Event research includes themes of Snowball Earth, Earth science, Biogeochemical cycle and Diagenesis. His Archean research is within the category of Paleontology.

Nicolas J. Beukes interconnects Atmosphere, Biodiversity and Pyrite in the investigation of issues within Paleontology. Nicolas J. Beukes has included themes like Sedimentary depositional environment, Direct reduced iron and Illite crystallinity in his Geochemistry study. His research investigates the connection between Manganese and topics such as Isotope fractionation that intersect with problems in Mineralogy.

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Best Publications

Dating the rise of atmospheric oxygen

A. Bekker;H. D. Holland;P.-L. Wang;D. Rumble.
Nature (2004)

1320 Citations

Atmospheric oxygenation three billion years ago

Sean Andrew Crowe;Lasse N. Døssing;Lasse N. Døssing;Nicolas J. Beukes;Michael Bau.
Nature (2013)

505 Citations

Geochemistry and sedimentology of a facies transition from limestone to iron-formation deposition in the early Proterozoic Transvaal Supergroup, South Africa

Cornelis Klein;Nicolas J. Beukes.
Economic Geology (1989)

407 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

Low-latitude glaciation in the Palaeoproterozoic era

D. A. Evans;N. J. Beukes;J. L. Kirschvink.
Nature (1997)

364 Citations

Facies relations, depositional environments and diagenesis in a major early Proterozoic stromatolitic carbonate platform to basinal sequence, Campbellrand Subgroup, Transvaal Supergroup, Southern Africa

Nicolas J. Beukes.
Sedimentary Geology (1987)

294 Citations

Ancient geochemical cycling in the Earth as inferred from Fe isotope studies of banded iron formations from the Transvaal Craton

Clark M. Johnson;Brian L. Beard;Nicolas J. Beukes;Cornelis Klein.
Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology (2003)

275 Citations

Origin and Paleoenvironmental Significance of Major Iron Formations at the Archean-Paleoproterozoic Boundary

Nicolas J. Beukes;Jens Gutzmer.
(2008)

271 Citations

Evidence for a gradual rise of oxygen between 2.6 and 2.5 Ga from Mo isotopes and Re-PGE signatures in shales

Martin Wille;Jan Kramers;Thomas Nägler;N.J. Beukes.
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (2006)

257 Citations

Sedimentology and geochemistry of the glaciogenic late Proterozoic Rapitan Iron-Formation in Canada

Cornelis Klein;Nicolas J. Beukes.
Economic Geology (1993)

254 Citations

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