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Researcher: Quilty, PG (Dr Pat Quilty)

Fields of Research

Palaeontology (incl. Palynology)
Stratigraphy (incl. Biostratigraphy and Sequence Stratigraphy)
Tectonics
Sedimentology
Geology
Volcanology
Geophysics
Oceanography
Marine Geoscience
Structural Geology
Palaeoclimatology
History and Philosophy of Science (incl. Non-historical Philosophy of Science)
Earth Sciences
Basin Analysis
Petroleum and Coal Geology
Zoology
Environmental Sciences
Climate Change Processes
Heritage and Cultural Conservation
Geomorphology and Regolith and Landscape Evolution
Quaternary Environments
Historical Studies
Geochronology
Environmental Chemistry (incl. Atmospheric Chemistry)

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Environment
Climate and Climate Change
Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts)
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Communication Across Languages and Culture
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments
Marine Oceanic Processes (excl. climate related)
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Oil and Gas Exploration
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts)
Understanding Australia's Past
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Climate Change Adaptation Measures

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Allopolymorphina N. Gen. (Polymorphinidae) from the earliest Pliocene of Flinders Island, Tasmania; Journal of Foraminiferal Research
Crenostrea sp. cf. C. cannoni (Marwick 1928) (Bivalvia: Ostreoidea) and associated fauna from east of Heard Island, Kerguelen Plateau: age and palaeoenvironmental value; Alcheringa
Paratrochammina Minutissima n.sp. in Brackish, Marine-Derived Lakes of the Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica; Journal of Foraminiferal Research
A review of the Cenozoic stratigraphy and glacial history of the Lambert Graben-Prydz Bay region, East Antarctica; Antarctic Science
Age and palaeoenvironment of pliocene sediments, Cameron Inlet Formation, Eastern Flinders Island, Tasmania: implications for southeastern Australian biostratigraphy; Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Austrochlamys heardensis (Fleming, 1957) (Bivalvia: Pectinidae) from Central Kerguelen Plateau, Indian Ocean: palaeontology and possible tectonic significance; Antarctic Science
Biostratigraphic and palaeontological summary: ODP Leg 188, Prydz Bay, Antarctica; 15th Australian Geological Convention
Biostratigraphy of ODP Leg 188 and its contribution to understanding of the 'Amery Basin'; 15th Australian Geological Convention
Book review: Antarctica: A Biography, by David Day; Australian Journal of Politics and History
Bryozoan distribution and growth form associations as a tool in environmental interpretation, Tasmania, Australia; Sedimentary Geology
Climate succession and glacial history of the Southern Hemisphere over the past five million years; ANZAAS Symposium on Climate Succession and Glacial History of the Southern Hemisphere Over the Past Five Million Years
Cretaceous-Neogene evolution of Tasmania; Geological Evolution of Tasmania: Geological Society of Australia Special Publication
Deglacial chronology of sea-surface conditions and ice-rafted debris in the Australasian Southern Ocean; XV11 INQUA Meeting
Diatom biostratigraphy and age of the Pliocene Sørsdal Formation, Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica; Antarctic Science
Early Miocene silicified limestone from Temma, northwestern Tasmania: further evidence of substantial post-Early Miocene uplift or tilting of Tasmania; Royal Society of Tasmania, Hobart. Papers and Proceedings
Early Pliocene paleoenvironment of the Sorsdal Formation, Vestfold Hills, based on diatom data; Marine Micropaleontology
Extreme physical events in the sub-Antarctic; Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
First records of winter sea ice concentration in the southwest Pacific sector of the Southern Ocean; Paleoceanography
Foraminifera and palaeoenvironment of elevated Late Pleistocene sands, White Rock Point, Southeastern Tasmania; Royal Society of Tasmania, Hobart. Papers and Proceedings
Foraminifera from Late Pliocene sediments of Heidemann Valley, Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica; Journal of Foraminiferal Research
Foraminiferology in Australia, 1843-present; Landmarks in Foraminiferal Micropalaeontology: History and Development
Fossil proxies of near-shore sea surface temperatures and seasonality from the late Neogene Antarctic shelf; Naturwissenschaften
Geological development of Heard Island, Central Kerguelen Plateau; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Geological Evolution of Tasmania: Geological Society of Australia Special Publication
Geophysics as a centerpiece: its role in the Australian Antarctic Territory; Exploration Geophysics
Georg Neumayer (1826-1909) in Tasmania, 1864; Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Georg von Neumayer (1826-1909) in Tasmanien; Zeitschrift fur Australienstudien e.V.
Heard Island and the MacDonald Islands: a window into the Kerguelen Plateau; Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Heard Island and the McDonald Islands - Outstanding Questions; 2nd SCAR Open Science Conference 'Antarctica in the Earth System'
Heard Island and the McDonald Islands: built on the Kerguelen Plateau Foundation; Heard Island: Southern Ocean Sentinel
High Latitude, Late Campanian (Cretaceous) Radiolaria from offshore south-eastern Tasmania; Alcheringa
Landform evolution in the Marine Plain region, Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica; Antarctic Science
Late Cretaceous dysoxia in a southern high latitude siliciclastic succession, the Otway Basin, southeastern Australia; Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology
Late Eocene foraminifers and palaeoenvironment, Cascade Seamount, southwest Pacific Ocean: implications for seamount subsidence and Australia-Antarctica Eocene correlation; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Late Jurassic foraminifera, Wallaby Plateau, Offshore Western Australia; Journal of Foraminiferal Research
Late Miocene paleoenvironment of the Lambert Graben embayment, East Antarctica, evident from: Mollusc paleontology, sedimentology and geochemistry; Global and Planetary Change
Late Miocene vegetation and palaeoenvironments of the Drygalski Formation, Heard Island, Indian Ocean: evidence from palynology; Antarctic Science
Late Paleocene foraminiferal faunas with Chapmanina and Reticulophragmium from offshore southeastern Australia: a Tethyan influence; Alcheringa
Late Pliocene age of glacial deposits at Heidemann Valley, East Antarctica: evidence for the last major glaciation in the Vestfold Hills; Antarctic Science
Late Quaternary sediment facies in Prydz Channel, East Antarctica: relation to palaeo ice shelf grounding line dynamics; Antarctica and Global Change: Interactions and Impacts
Melanesian back-arc basin and arc development: Constraints from the eastern Coral Sea; Gondwana Research
Mellish Rise and adjacent deep water plateaus off northeast Australia: new evidence for continental basement from Cenozoic micropalaeontology and sedimentary geology; PESA Eastern Australian Basins Symposium III
Micro-continents offshore Western Australia: insights into the make-up and break-up of East Gondwana; XII International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Science (ISAES 2015)
Microcontinents offshore Western Australia: insights into the make-up and break-up of East Gondwana; Riding the Wave: GSA Specialist Group in Tectonics and Structural Geology Conference
Microplankton provide 9 Ma age for sediment in the Macquarie Island ophiolite complex; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Miocene volcanic seamounts on northern Lord Howe Rise: lithology, age and origin; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Modern foraminifera, Swan River estuary, Western Australia: Distribution and controlling factors; Journal of Foraminiferal Research
Modern surficial sediments of Prydz Bay, Eastern Antarctica: process and distribution; ANZAAS Symposium on Climate Succession and Glacial History of the Southern Hemisphere Over the Past Five Million Years
Origin and evolution of sub-Antarctic islands: the foundation; Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Palaeobiogeography of the Quaternary of Australasia; Memoir of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists
Paleocene-Eocene biostratigraphy and palaeoenvironment of East Antarctica: new data from the Mac. Robertson Shelf and western parts of Prydz Bay; AGSO Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics
Paleoenvironmental significance of Late Cretaceous foraminifers from ODP site 1138 samples, A dredge and eltanin core E54-7,Kerguelen Plateau, Indian Ocean; Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results
Paleontology of Early Cretaceous deep-water samples dredged from the Wallaby Plateau: New perspectives of Gondwana break-up along the Western Australian margin; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Phillip Garth Law 1912-2010; Historical Records of Australian Science
Plio-Quaternary sedimentation on the Wilkes land continental rise: preliminary results; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Pliocene Mollusca (Bivalvia, Gastropoda) from the Sørsdal Formation, Marine Plain, Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica: taxonomy and implications for Antarctic Pliocene palaeoenvironments; Alcheringa
Production of giant marine diatoms and their export at oceanic frontal zones: implications for Si and C flux from stratified oceans; Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Prydz channel fan and the history of extreme ice advances in Prydz Bay; Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results
Regional volcanism of northern Zealandia: post-Gondwana break-up magmatism on an extended, submerged continent; Large Igneous Provinces from Gondwana and Adjacent Regions
Reworked Paleocene and Eocene Foraminifera, Mac.Robertson Shelf, East Antarctica: Paleoenvironmental implications; Journal of Foraminiferal Research
Robert Falcon Scott: A Tasmanian connection; Polar Record
Sedimentation and continental slope processes in the vicinity of an ocean waste-disposal site, southeastern Tasmania; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Seismic stratigraphy and structure of the Northland Plateau and the development of the Vening Meinesz transform margin, SW Pacific Ocean; Marine Geophysical Researches: An International Journal for The Study of The Earth Beneath The Sea
Stratigraphy of the Pliocene Sørsdal Formation, Marine Plain, Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica; Antarctic Science
Submarine glacial landforms on the cold East Antarctic margin; Geological Society of London. Memoirs
The lower deck on Aurora: H.V. Goddard's diary, 1913-14; Polar Record
The morphology and late Quaternary paleogeomorphology of the continental shelf off Sydney, NSW; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
The Pliocene Environment of Antarctica - again; Antarctica and Global Change: Interactions and Impacts
The use of Foraminiferal Colouration Index (FCI) as a thermal indicator and correlation with vitrinite reflectance in the Sherbrook Group, Otway Basin, Victoria; PESE Eastern Australasian Basins Symposium II
Widespread Neogene volcanism on Central Kerguelen Plateau, Southern Indian Ocean; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences

Research Projects

Cainozoic Evolution of the Shallow Marine Environment of South-Eastern Tasmania; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Deglacial Chronology of Antarctic Sea-Ice Changes from a High-Resolution Australasian Sector Deep-Sea Core; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering (AINSE)
Dryglaski Agglomerate, Heard Island: Age and Environment of Formation; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Early Cenozoic Vegetation of East Antarctica; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Evolution of East Antarctic Marine Environment During the Neogene; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Holocene Sea-ice History: The Association Between Deep-sea and Continental Ice Core Records; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
ODP Leg 188; Australian Ocean Drilling Program Office (AODPO)
Palynology of Pliocene Sediments, Prince Charles Mountains; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)

Research Candidate Supervision

Cenozoic palaeoenvironment of the Southern Ocean and East Antarctica
Iceberg Water Transportation from Antarctica to Australia
Jurassic Palaeoenvironment at Lune River.
Modern and Recent Seafloor Environments (Sedimentary, Foraminiferal & Ostracode) of the Pitt Water Estuary, South-East Tasmania
Modern temperate bryozoan carbonates around Tasmania, Australia
Petroleum Source Rocks, Maturation and Thermal History, Onshore Tasmania
The Permian Bryozoa of Tasmania, New South Wales and Southern Thailand- Their Taxonomy, Biostratigraphy, Palaeoecology and Biogeography