Publications

Publications emerging from our laboratory and our collaborative work are listed below. The names of current members of our team and EGEL alumni are shown in bold text. Please contact us directly for reprints.

  1. Sharp, A.C., Evans, A.R., Wilson, S.A., and Vickers-Rich, P. (2017) First non-destructive internal imaging of Rangea, an icon of complex Ediacaran life. Precambrian Research, in press as of 18 July 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.precamres.2017.07.023.
  2. Tait, A.W., Wilson, S.A., Tomkins, A.G., Gagen, E.J., Fallon, S., and Southam, G. (2017) Evaluation of meteorites as habitats for terrestrial microorganisms: Results from the Nullarbor Plain, Australia, a Mars analogue site. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, in press as of 13 July 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2017.07.025.
  3. Tait, A.W., Gagen, E.J., Wilson, S.A., Tomkins, A.G., and Southam, G. (2017) Microbial populations of stony meteorites: substrate controls on first colonisers. Frontiers in Microbiology: Extreme Microbiology, 8, 1227. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01227.
  4. Turvey, C.C., Wilson, S.A., Hamilton, J.L., and Southam, G. (2017) Field-based accounting of CO2 sequestration in ultramafic mine wastes using portable X-ray diffraction. American Mineralogist, 102, 1302–1310. doi: 10.2138/am-2017-5953.
  5. Hebbard, E., Wilson, S.A., Jowitt, S.M., Tait, A.W., Turvey, C.C., and Wilson, H.L. (2017) Regrowth of arsenate–sulfate efflorescences on processing plant walls at the Ottery arsenic–tin mine, New South Wales, Australia: Implications for arsenic mobility and remediation of mineral processing sites. Applied Geochemistry, 79, 91–106. doi: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2017.01.015.
  6. Hamilton, J.L., Wilson, S.A., Morgan, B., Turvey, C.C., Paterson, D., MacRae, C., McCutcheon, J., and Southam, G. (2016) Nesquehonite sequesters transition metals and CO2 during accelerated carbon mineralization. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 55, 73–81. doi: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2016.11.006.
  7. Tomkins, A.G., Bowlt, L., Genge, M., Wilson, S.A., Brand, H.E.A., and Wykes, J.L. (2016) Ancient micrometeorites suggestive of an oxygen-rich Archaean upper atmosphere. Nature, 533, 235–238. doi: 10.1038/nature17678.
  8. McCutcheon, J., Wilson, S.A., and Southam, G. (2016) Microbially accelerated carbonate mineral precipitation as a strategy for in situ carbon sequestration and rehabilitation of asbestos mine sites. Environmental Science & Technology, 50, 1419–1427. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.5b04293.
  9. Islam, S., Haque, A., Wilson, S.A., and Ranjith, P.G. (2016) Time-dependent strength and mineralogy of lime-GGBS treated naturally occurring acid sulfate soils. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 04015077. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0001333.
  10. Morgan, B., Wilson, S.A., Madsen, I.C., Gozukara, Y., and Habsuda, J. (2015) Increased thermal stability of nesquehonite (MgCO3·3H2O) in the presence of humidity and CO2: Implications for low-temperature CO2 storage. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 39, 366–376. doi: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2015.05.033.
  11. Low, F., Kimpton, J., Wilson, S.A., and Zhang, L. (2015) Chromium reaction mechanisms for speciation using synchrotron in-situ high-temperature X-ray diffraction. Environmental Science & Technology, 49(13), 8246–8253. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.5b01557.
  12. McCutcheon, J., Dipple, G.M., Wilson, S.A., and Southam, G. (2015) Production of magnesium-rich solutions by acid leaching of chrysotile: A precursor to field-scale deployment of microbially enabled carbonate mineral precipitation. Chemical Geology, 413, 119–131. doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2015.08.023.
  13. Wilson, S.A., Harrison, A.L., Dipple, G.M., Power, I.M., Barker, S.L.L., Mayer, K.U., Fallon, S.J., Raudsepp, M., and Southam, G. (2014) Offsetting of CO2 emissions by air capture into mine tailings at the Mount Keith Nickel Mine, Western Australia: Rates, controls and prospects for carbon neutral mining. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 25, 121–140. doi: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2014.04.002.
  14. Power, I.M., Wilson, S.A., Harrison, A.L., Dipple, G.M., McCutcheon, J., Southam, G., and Kenward, P.A. (2014) A depositional model for hydromagnesite–magnesite playas. Sedimentology, 61, 1701–1733. doi: 10.1111/sed.12124.
  15. Islam, S., Haque, A., and Wilson, S.A. (2014) Effects of curing environment on the strength and mineralogy of lime-GGBS treated acid sulphate soils. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 26(5), 1003–1008. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0000887.
  16. Islam, S., Haque, A., Wilson, S.A., and Ranjith, P.G. (2014) Improvement of acid sulphate soils using lime activated slag. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Ground Improvement, 167, 235–248. doi: 10.1680/grim.12.00033.
  17. Tait, A.W., Tomkins, A.G., Godel, B.M., Wilson, S.A., and Hasalova, P. (2014) Investigation of the H7 ordinary chondrite, Watson 012: Implications for recognition and classification of Type 7 meteorites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 134, 175–196. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2014.02.039.
  18. Power, I.M., McCutcheon, J., Harrison, A.L., Wilson, S.A., Dipple, G.M., Kelly, S., Southam, C., Southam, G. (2014) Strategizing carbon-neutral mines: A case for pilot projects. Minerals, 4(2), 399–436. doi: 10.3390/min4020399.
  19. Power, I.M., Wilson, S.A., and Dipple, G.M. (2013) Serpentinite carbonation for CO2 sequestration. Elements, 9(2), 115–121. doi: 10.2113/gselements.9.2.115.
  20. Power, I.M., Harrison, A.L., Dipple, G.M., Wilson, S.A., Kelemen, P.B., Hitch, M., and Southam, G. (2013) Carbon mineralization: From natural analogues to engineered systems. Geochemistry of Geologic CO2 Sequestration. DePaolo, D., Cole, D., Bourg, I., and Navrotsky, A. (Eds.). Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 77, 305–360. doi: 10.2138/rmg.2013.77.9.
  21. Vickers-Rich, P., Ivantsov, A.Y., Trusler, P.W., Narbonne, G.M., Hall, M., Wilson, S.A., Greentree, C., Fedonkin, M.A., Elliott, D.A., Hoffmann, K.H., and Schneider, G. (2013) Reconstructing Rangea: New discoveries from the Ediacaran of Southern Namibia. Journal of Paleontology, 87(1), 1–15. doi: 10.1666/12-074R.1.
  22. Hall, M., Kaufman, A.J., Vickers-Rich, P., Ivantsov, A., Trusler, P., Linnemann, U., Hoffman, M., Elliott, D., Cui, H., Fedonkin, M., Hoffmann, K.-H., Wilson, S.A., Schneider, G., and Smith, J. (2013) Stratigraphy, palaeontology and geochemistry of the late Neoproterozoic Aar Member, southwest Namibia; Reflecting environmental controls on Ediacara fossil preservation during the terminal Proterozoic in African Gondwana. Precambrian Research, 238, 214–232. doi: 10.1016/j.precamres.2013.09.009.
  23. Wilson, S.A. and Bish, D.L. (2012) Stability of Mg-sulfate minerals in the presence of smectites: Possible mineralogical controls on H2O cycling and biomarker preservation on Mars. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 96, 120–133. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2012.08.008.
  24. Bea, S.A., Wilson, S.A., Mayer, K.U., Dipple, G.M., Power, I.M., and Gamazo, P. (2012) Reactive transport modelling of natural carbon sequestration in ultramafic mine tailings. Vadose Zone Journal, 11(2). doi: 10.2136/vzj2011.0053.
  25. Mills, S.J., Whitfield, P.S., Kampf, A.R., Wilson, S.A., Dipple, G.M., Raudsepp, M., and Favreau, G. (2012) Contribution to the crystallography of hydrotalcites: the crystal structures of woodallite and takovite. Journal of Geosciences, 58, 273–279. doi: 10.3190/jgeosci.127.
  26. Wilson, S.A. and Bish, D.L. (2011) Formation of gypsum and bassanite by cation-exchange reactions in the absence of free liquid H2O: Implications for Mars. Journal of Geophysical Research – Planets, 116, E09010. doi: 10.1029/2011JE003853.
  27. Wilson, S.A., Dipple, G.M., Power, I.M., Barker, S.L.L., Fallon, S.J., and Southam, G. (2011) Subarctic weathering of mineral wastes provides a sink for atmospheric CO2. Environmental Science & Technology, 45(18), 7727–7736. doi: 10.1021/es202112y.
  28. Power, I.M., Wilson, S.A., Dipple, G.M., and Southam, G. (2011) Modern carbonate microbialites from an asbestos open pit pond, Yukon, Canada. Geobiology, 9, 180-195. doi: 10.1111/j.1472-4669.2010.00265.x.
  29. Power, I.M., Wilson, S.A., Small, D., Dipple, G.M., Wan, W., and Southam, G. (2011) Microbially mediated mineral carbonation: Roles of phototrophy and heterotrophy. Environmental Science & Technology, 45(20), 9061–9068. doi: 10.1021/es201648g.
  30. Schuiling, R.D., Wilson, S.A., and Power, I.M. (2011) Enhanced silicate weathering is not limited by silicic acid saturation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A., 108 (12), E41. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1019024108.
  31. Mills, S.J., Whitfield, P.S., Wilson, S.A., Woodhouse, J.N., Dipple, G.M., Raudsepp, M., and Francis, C.A. (2011) The crystal structure of stichtite, re-examination of barbertonite and the nature of polytypism in MgCr hydrotalcites. American Mineralogist, 96(1), 179-187. doi: 10.2138/am.2011.3531.
  32. Wilson, S.A., Barker, S.L.L., Dipple, G.M., and Atudorei, V. (2010) Isotopic disequilibrium during uptake of atmospheric CO2 into mine process waters: Implications for CO2 sequestration. Environmental Science & Technology, 44(24), 9522-9529. doi: 10.1021/es1021125.
  33. Mills, S.J., Wilson, S.A., Dipple, G.M., and Raudsepp, M. (2010) The decomposition of konyaite: Importance to carbon fixation in mine tailings. Mineralogical Magazine, 74(5), 903-917. doi: 10.1180/minmag.2010.074.5.903.
  34. Whitfield, P.S., Davidson, I.J., Mitchell, L.D., Wilson, S.A., and Mills, S.J. (2010) Problem solving with the TOPAS macro language: Corrections and constraints in simulated annealing and Rietveld refinement. Materials Science Forum, 651, 11-25. doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.651.11.
  35. Wilson, S.A., Raudsepp, M., and Dipple, G.M. (2009) Quantifying carbon fixation in trace minerals from processed kimberlite: A comparative study of quantitative methods using X-ray powder diffraction data with applications to the Diavik Diamond Mine, Northwest Territories, Canada. Applied Geochemistry, 24(12), 2312-2331. doi: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2009.09.018.
  36. Wilson, S.A., Dipple, G.M., Power, I.M., Thom, J.M., Anderson, R.G., Raudsepp, M., Gabites, J.E., and Southam, G. (2009) Carbon dioxide fixation within mine wastes of ultramafic-hosted ore deposits: Examples from the Clinton Creek and Cassiar chrysotile deposits, Canada. Economic Geology, 104(1), 95-112. doi: 10.2113/gsecongeo.104.1.95.
  37. Power, I.M., Wilson, S.A., Thom, J.M., Dipple, G.M., Gabites, J.E., and Southam, G. (2009) The hydromagnesite playas of Atlin, British Columbia, Canada: A biogeochemical model for CO2 sequestration. Chemical Geology, 260(3-4), 286-300. doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2009.01.012.
  38. Mills, S.J., Groat, L.A., Wilson, S.A., Birch, W.D., Whitfield, P.S., and Raudsepp, M. (2008) Angastonite, CaMgAl2(PO4)2(OH)4·7H2O, a new phosphate mineral from Angaston, South Australia. Mineralogical Magazine, 72(5), 1011-1020. doi: 10.1180/minmag.2008.072.5.1011.
  39. Power, I.M., Wilson, S.A., Thom, J., Dipple, G.M., and Southam, G. (2007) Biologically induced mineralization of dypingite by cyanobacteria from an alkaline wetland near Atlin, British Columbia, Canada. Geochemical Transactions, 8, article 13, doi: 10.1186/1467-4866-8-13.
  40. Wilson, S.A., Raudsepp, M., and Dipple, G.M. (2006) Verifying and quantifying carbon fixation in minerals from serpentine-rich mine tailings using the Rietveld method with X-ray powder diffraction data. American Mineralogist, 91(8-9), 1331-1341. doi: 10.2138/am.2006.2058.