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Researcher: Whitehead, JM (Dr Jason Whitehead)

Fields of Research

Palaeontology (incl. palynology)
Stratigraphy (incl. biostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy and basin analysis)
Geomorphology and earth surface processes
Plant and fungus systematics and taxonomy
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Plant physiology

Research Objectives

Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
Other environmental management
Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Other education and training
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in coastal and estuarine environments
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Measurement and assessment of estuarine water quality

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Allopolymorphina N. Gen. (Polymorphinidae) from the earliest Pliocene of Flinders Island, Tasmania; 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
Cenozoic glacial deposits in the Southern Prince Charles Mountains of East Antarctica; Terra Antartica
Cenozoic glacigene sedimentation and erosion at the Menzies Range, southern Prince Charles Mountains, Antarctica; Journal of Glaciology
Cenozoic history of Antarctic benthic diatoms; Alcheringa
Data Report: Quaternary-Pliocene Diatom Biostratigraphy of ODP Sites 1165 and 1166, Cooperation Sea and Prydz Bay; Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results
Diatom biostratigraphy of the Cenozoic glaciomarine Pagodroma Group, northern Prince Charles Mountains, East Antarctica; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Early Pliocene paleoenvironment of the Sorsdal Formation, Vestfold Hills, based on diatom data; Marine Micropaleontology
Geochemical and rock magnetic records from sediments of the Cenozoic Pagodroma Group, Prince Charles Mountains, East Antarctica: implications for provenance and weathering; Antarctic Science
Holocene paleoclimate change in the Antarctic Peninsula: evidence from the diatom, sedimentary and geochemical record; Marine Micropaleontology
Ice-distal Upper Miocene marine strata from inland Antarctica; Sedimentology
Kerguelen Plateau Quaternary-late Pliocene palaeoenvironments: from diatom, silicoflagellate and sedimentological data; Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
Late Miocene paleoenvironment of the Lambert Graben embayment, East Antarctica, evident from: Mollusc paleontology, sedimentology and geochemistry; Global and Planetary Change
Magnetoblostratigraphic chronology and palaeoenvironmental history of Cenozoic sequences from ODP sites 1165 and 1166, Prydz Bay, Antarctica; Palaeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
Mid-Tertiary macroinvertebrate-rich clasts from the Battye Glacier Formation, Prince Charles Mountains, East Antarctica; Antarctic Science
Minimal Antarctic sea ice during the Pliocene; Geology
Paleodepth determination from Antarctic benthic diatom assemblages; Marine Micropaleontology
Pliocene summer sea surface temperature reconstruction using silicoflagellates from Southern Ocean ODP Site 1165; Paleoceanography
Pliocene-Pleistocene glaciomarine sedimentation in eastern Prydz Bay and development of the Prydz trough-mouth fan, ODP Sites 1166 and 1167, East Antarctica; Marine Geology
Prydz channel fan and the history of extreme ice advances in Prydz Bay; Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results
The Pagodroma Group - a Cenozoic record of the East Antarctic ice sheet in the northern Prince Charles Mountains; Antarctic Science
The stratigraphy of the Pliocene-lower Pleistocene Bardin Bluffs Formation, Amery Oasis, northern Prince Charles Mountains, Antarctica; Antarctic Science
Variations in the composition of the clay fraction of the Cenozoic Pagodroma Group, East Antarctica: implications for determining provenance; Sedimentary Geology

Research Projects

Past East Antarctic Ice Sheet and Global Sea-Level Variations; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision