Nicola McLoughlin

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bergen
Country: Norway

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint On biogenicity criteria for endolithic microborings on early Earth and beyond
    Nicola McLoughlin
    Earth Sciences, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Astrobiology 7:10-26. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Growth of synthetic stromatolites and wrinkle structures in the absence of microbes - implications for the early fossil record
    N McLoughlin
    Department of Earth Sciences, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PR, UK
    Geobiology 6:95-105. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Mechanisms of microtunneling in rock substrates: distinguishing endolithic biosignatures from abiotic microtunnels
    N McLoughlin
    Department of Earth Science, Centre for Geobiology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Geobiology 8:245-55. 2010
  4. pmc Nanoscale analysis of pyritized microfossils reveals differential heterotrophic consumption in the ~1.9-Ga Gunflint chert
    David Wacey
    Department of Earth Sciences and Centre for Geobiology, University of Bergen, N 5007 Bergen, Norway
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:8020-4. 2013
  5. pmc A fresh look at the fossil evidence for early Archaean cellular life
    Martin Brasier
    Oxford University, Department of Earth Sciences, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PR, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 361:887-902. 2006

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Publications5

  1. ncbi request reprint On biogenicity criteria for endolithic microborings on early Earth and beyond
    Nicola McLoughlin
    Earth Sciences, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Astrobiology 7:10-26. 2007
    ..We use these criteria and the fossil record of terrestrial euendoliths to outline potential environments and techniques to search for endolithic microborings on Mars...
  2. doi request reprint Growth of synthetic stromatolites and wrinkle structures in the absence of microbes - implications for the early fossil record
    N McLoughlin
    Department of Earth Sciences, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PR, UK
    Geobiology 6:95-105. 2008
    ..Geological environments where comparable abiogenic stromatolites and wrinkle structures may be found include: splash-zone silica sinters, desert varnish crusts and early Archean cherts formed from silica gel precursors...
  3. doi request reprint Mechanisms of microtunneling in rock substrates: distinguishing endolithic biosignatures from abiotic microtunnels
    N McLoughlin
    Department of Earth Science, Centre for Geobiology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    Geobiology 8:245-55. 2010
    ..Moreover, we argue that AIT-type processes are not viable in volcanic glass because of the absence of crystalline millstones, localized chemical solution agents, and elevated fluid pressures, necessary to drive this process...
  4. pmc Nanoscale analysis of pyritized microfossils reveals differential heterotrophic consumption in the ~1.9-Ga Gunflint chert
    David Wacey
    Department of Earth Sciences and Centre for Geobiology, University of Bergen, N 5007 Bergen, Norway
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:8020-4. 2013
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  5. pmc A fresh look at the fossil evidence for early Archaean cellular life
    Martin Brasier
    Oxford University, Department of Earth Sciences, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PR, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 361:887-902. 2006
    ..Preliminary studies invite comparison with a class of ambient inclusion trails of putative microbial origin and with the activities of modern anaerobic proteobacteria and volcanic glass euendoliths...