2017 Collin R. Edwards, Tullis C. Onstott, Jennifer M. Miller, Jessica B. Wiggins, Wei Wang, Charles K. Lee, S. Craig Cary, Stephen B. Pointing, Maggie C.Y. Lau. Draft Genome Sequence of Uncultured Upland Soil Cluster Gammaproteobacteria Gives Molecular Insights into High-Affinity Methanotrophy. Genome Announcements, 5 (17), doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00047-17

2017 Young, E.D., Kohl, I.E., Lollar, B.S., Etiope, G., Rumble III, D., Li, S., Haghnegahdar, M.A., Schauble, E.A., McCain, K.A., Foustoukos, D.I., Sutclife, C., Warr, O., Ballentine, C.J., Onstott, T.C., Hosgormez, H., Neubeck, A., Marques, J.M., Pérez-Rodríguez, I., Rowe, A.R., LaRowe, D.E., Magnabosco, C.*, Yeung, L.Y., Ash, J.L., and Bryndzia, L.T. The relative abundances of resolved 12CH2D2 and 13CH3D and mechanisms controlling isotopic bond ordering in abiotic and biotic methane gases. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 203:235-264 doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2016.12.041


2016  Tullis C. Onstott, Deep Life: The Hunt for the Hidden Biology of Earth, Mars and Beyond. Princeton University Press

2016   Youmi Oh, Brandon Stackhouse, Maggie C.Y. Lau, Jonathan Moch, Tullis C. Onstott, Christian Juncher Jørgensen, Ludovica D’Imperio, Bo Elberling, Craig A. Emmerton, Vincent L. St. Louis and David Medvigy.  A scalable model explaining methane consumption in Arctic mineral soils. Geophysical Research Letters ,43, 5143--5150, doi: 10.1002/2016GL069049

2016   Maggie C.Y. Lau, Thomas L. Kieft, Olukayode Kuloyo, Borja Linage, Esta van Heerden, Melody R. Lindsay, Cara Magnabosco, Wei Wang, Jessica B. Wiggins, Ling Guo, David H. Perlman, Saw Kyin, Henry H. Shwe, Rachel L. Harris, Youmi Oh, Min Joo Yi and Tullis C. Onstott. An oligotrophic deep subsurface community dependent on syntrophy is dominated by sulfur-driven autotrophic denitrifiers. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA)113 (49).  doi: 10.1073/pnas.1612244113

2016    Magnabosco C., Timmers P. H. A., Lau M. C. Y., Borgonie G., Linage-Alvarez B., Kuloyo O., Alleva R., Kieft T. L., Slater G. S., van Heerden E., Sherwood Lollar B. and Onstott T. C. The case for a dynamical subsurface ecosystem. BioRxiv.  doi: 10.1101/040204

2016  B. Stackhouse, M.C.Y. Lau, T. Vishnivetskaya, N. Burton, R. Wang, A. Southworth, L. Whyte, and T.C. OnstottAtmospheric CH4 oxidation by Arctic permafrost and mineral cryosols as a function of water saturation and temperature. Geobiology.  doi: 10.1111/gbi.12193

2016  Y. Chen  , Kevin K. Lehmann , Y. Peng, L.M. Pratt, J.R. White , S.B. Cadieux, B. Sherwood Lollar, G. Lacrampe-Couloume and T.C. Onstott.  Hydrogen isotopic composition of Arctic and atmospheric CH4 determined by a portable near-IR cavity ring-down spectrometer with a cryogenic pre-concentrator. Astrobiology,16 (10).  doi: 10.1089/ast.2015.1395

2016  Cara Magnabosco, Kathleen Ryan, Maggie C.Y. Lau, Olukayode Kuloyo, Barbara Sherwood Lollar, Thomas L. Kieft, Esta van Heerden, and T. C. Onstott.  A Metagenomic Window into Carbon Metabolism at 3 km Depth in Precambrian Continental Crust. The ISME Journal.  doi: 10.1038/ismej.2015.150


2015  R. L. Sanders, R. L. Sleighter, P. G. Hatcher, T. C. Onstott, L. G. Whyte, B. Stackhouse, and S. C. B. Myneni, Strikingly Different Form of Organic Carbon in Soils of Polar Regions, Env. Sci. Tech., in review.

2015  G. Borgonie, B. Linage-Alvarez, A.O. Ojo, S.O.C Mundle, L.B. Freese, C. Van Rooyen, O. Kuloyo, J. Albertyn, C. Pohl, E.D. Cason, J. Vermeulen, C. Pienaar, D. Litthauer, H. Van Niekerk, J. Van Eeden, B. Sherwood Lollar, T.C. Onstott and E. Van Heerden, Eukaryotic opportunists dominate the deep-subsurface biosphere in South Africa. Nature Communications 6:8952.  doi: 10.1038/ncomms9952

2015  Simkus, D. N., G. F. Slater, B. Sherwood Lollar, K. Wilkie, T. L. Kieft, C. Magnabosco, M.C.Y. Lau, M. J. Pullin, S. B. Hendrickson, K. E. Wommack, E. G. Sakowski, E. van Heerden, O. Kuloyo, B. Linage, G. Borgonie, T. C. Onstott, Variations in microbial carbon sources and cycling in the deep continental subsurface. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 173:264–283. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2015.10.003

2015  Brandon T. Stackhouse, Tatiana A. Vishnivetskaya, Alice Layton, Susan Pfiffner, Nadia C. Mykytczuk, Lyle G. Whyte, Nabil Saad, Satish Myneni and Tullis C. Onstott. Effects of simulated spring thaw of permafrost from mineral cryosol on CO2 emissions and atmospheric CH4 uptake.  Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 120.  doi: 10.1002/2015JG003004

2015  Borgonie G, Linage-Alvarez B, Ojo A, Shivambu S, Kuloyo O, Cason E, Maphanga S, Vermeulen J, Litthauer D, Ralston C, Onstott TC, Sherwood-Lollar B, van Heerden E, Deep subsurface mine stalactites trap endemic fissure fluid Archaea, Bacteria, and Nematoda possibly originating from ancient seas. Frontiers in Microbiology, 6:833. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00833

2015  T.C. Onstott.  Deep Subsurface Microbiology. In Gargaud M, Irvine W (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Astrobiology, Vol. x, pp 416-417. Heidelberg New York Dordrecht London. ISBN: 978-3-642-11271-3. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-11274-4 

2015   M.C.Y. Lau, B.T. Stackhouse, A.C. Layton, A. Chauhan, T.A. Vishnivetskaya, K. Chourey, N.C.S. Mykytczuk, P.C. Bennett, G. Lamarche-Gagnon, N. Burton, J. Ronholm, W.H. Pollard, C.R. Omelon, D.M. Medvigy, R.L. Hettich, S.M. Pfiffner, L.G. Whyte and T.C. Onstott.  An active atmospheric methane sink in high Arctic mineral cryosols. ISME Journal, doi: 10.1038/ismej.2015.13

2015  J. Labonté, E. Field, M. Lau, D Chivian, E. van_Heerden, K. E. Wommack, T. L. Kieft, T.C. Onstott and R. Stepanauskas. Single cell genomics indicates horizontal gene transfer and viral infections in a deep subsurface Firmicutes population. Frontiers in Microbiology 1-14.  doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00349


2014  Sherwood Lollar, B., Onstott, T.C., Lacrampe-Coulome, G., and Ballentine, C.J.  The contribution of the Precambrian continental lithosphere to global H2 production.  Nature 516:379-382. doi:  10.1038/nature14017

2014  Chauhan, A., Layton, A.C., Vishnivetskaya, T.A., Williams, D., Pfiffner, S.M., Rekepalli, B., Stackhouse, B., Lau, M.C.Y., Phelps, T.J., Mykytczuk, N., Ronholm, J., Whyte, L., Onstott, T. C., Sayler, G.S. Metagenomes from thawing low-soil-organic-carbon mineral cryosols and permafrost of the Canadian high Arctic. Genome Announcements 2(6):e01217-14. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01217-14

2014  Magnabosco, C., C.Y.M. Lau, T.C. Onstott, T.L. Kieft, M. Tekere, J. Olivier, B. Linage-Alvarez, O. Kuloyo, M. Erasmus, E. Cason, E. van Heerden, and G. Borgonie. Comparisons of the composition and biogeographic distribution of the bacterial communities occupying South African thermal springs with those inhabiting deep subsurface fracture water. Frontiers in Microbiology.  doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00679

2014  Lau, C. Y. M, C. Cameron, C. Magnabosco, C. T. Brown, F., Schilkey, S. Grim, S. Hendrickson, M. Pullin, G. Lacrampe-Couloume, B. Sherwood Lollar, Esta van Heerden, T.L. Kieft and T.C. Onstott.  Phylogeny and phylogeography of functional genes shared among seven terrestrial subsurface metagenomes reveal N-cycling and microbial evolutionary relationships. Frontiers in Microbiology.  doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00531

2014  Y. Chen (陈宇衡), P. Mahaffy, V. Holmes, J. Burris, P. Morey, Y. Tang, K.K. Lehmann, B. Sherwood Lollar, G. Lacrampe Couloume and T.C. Onstott.  Isotopic Analyses of CH4during Planetary Surface Missions Using Near Infrared Cavity Ring-down Spectroscopy. Planetary and Space Sciences, 105:117-126.  doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2014.11.016

2014  M. Kang, C. Kanno, M. Reid, X. Zhang, D. Mauzerall, M. Celia, Y. Chen, T. C. Onstott. Direct measurements of methane emissions from abandoned oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania.  Proc. National Academy of Sciences.  doi: 10.1073/pnas.1408315111

2014  Wilkins, M., Daly, P. Mouser, Sharma, D. Cole, Wrighton, J. Biddle, J.K. Fredrickson, T.L. Kieft, T.C. Onstott, Petersen, S.M. Pfiffner, T.J. Phelps, and M. Schrenk. Trends and Future Challenges in Sampling the Deep Terrestrial Biosphere. Frontiers in Microbiology 5: doi: 10.3389/ fmicb.2014.00481

2014  Allan, J., J. Ronholm, N. C. S. Mykytczuk, C. W. Greer, T. C. Onstott and L. G. Whyte. Methanogen community composition and rates of methane consumption in Canadian High Arctic permafrost soils. Environmental Microbiology Reports doi: 10.1111/1758-2229.12139

2014  Vishnivetskaya, TA, AC Layton, MCY Lau,A Chauhan, KR Cheng, AJ Meyers, JR Murphy, AW Rogers, GS Saarunya, DE Williams, SM Pfiffner, L Whyte, JP Biggerstaff, BT Stackhouse,TJ Phelps, GS Sayler and TC Onstott.  Commercial DNA extraction kits impact observed microbial community composition in permafrost samples. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 87:217-230. doi: 10.1111/1574-6941.12219

2014  Onstott, T.C., Magnabosco, C. , Aubrey, A.D., Burton, A.S., Dworkin, J.P., Elsila, J.E., Grunsfeld, S., Cao, B.H., Hein, J.E., Glavin, D.P., Kieft, T.L., Silver, B.J., vanHeerden, E., Opperman, D.J. and Bada, J.L., Does Aspartic Acid Racemization Constrain the Depth Limit of the Subsurface Biosphere? Geobiology, doi: 10.1111/gbi.12069


2013 Y. Chen, J. Kessler, K. K. Lehmann, B. Sherwood Lollar, G. Lacrampe Couloume and T.C. Onstott.  Measurement of the 13C/12C of atmospheric CH4 using near-IR Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy, Analytical Chemistry 85:11250-11257. doi: 10.1021/ac401605s

2013  Onstott, T.C., Magnabosco, C., Aubrey, A.D., Burton, A.S., Dworkin, J.P., Elsila, J.E., Grunsfeld, S., Cao, B.H., Hein, J.E., Glavin, D.P., Kieft, T.L., Silver, B.J., vanHeerden, E., Opperman, D.J. and Bada, J.L.  Does Aspartic Acid Racemization Constrain the Depth Limit of the Subsurface Biosphere? Geobiology.  doi: 10.1111/gbi.12069


2012  Mailloux, B.J., Dochenetz, A., Bishop, M., Dong, H., Ziolkowski, L.A., Wommack, K.E., Sakowski, E.G., Onstott, T.C. and Slater, G.F. A carbon free filter for collection of large volume samples of cellular biomass from oligotrophic waters. Jour. Microbio. Methods 90:145-151. doi: 10.1016/j.mimet.2012.04.016

2012  Murdoch, L., Germanovich, L., Wang, H., Onstott, T.C., Elsworth, D., Stetler, L., and Boutt, D. Hydrogeology of the vicinity of Homestake mine, South Dakota, USA.  Hydrogeology Journal 20:27-43. doi: 10.1007/s10040-011-0773-7

2012  Rummel, J.D., M.S. Race, G. Horneck, J. Arnould, A. Baker, L. Billings, P. Boston, C. Chyba, C. Cleland, S. Clifford, C. Conley, P. Ehrenfreund, E. Foote, J. Gabrynowicz, A. Kerrest, G. Kminek, C. McKay, T.C. Onstott, D. Paige, T. Peters, S. Priest, R. Randolph, P. Rettberg, B. Stackhouse, E. Wilson, J-C Worms.  Ethical Considerations for Planetary Protection in Space Exploration: A Workshop. Astrobiology 12:1017-1023. doi: 10.1089/ast.2012.0891

2012  Wanger, G.,D. Moser, M. Hay, S. Myneni, T.C.Onstott, G. Southam.  Mobile hydrocarbon microspheres from >2-billion-year-old carbon-bearing seams in the South African deep subsurface. Geobiology.  doi: 10.1111/j.1472-4669.2012.00340.x

2012  Silver, B.J., Raymond, R., Sigman, D., Prokopenko, M., Sherwood Lollar, B., Lacrampe-Couloume, G., Fogel, M., Pratt, L., Lefticariu, L., Onstott, T.C., The origin of NO3- and N2 in deep subsurface fracture water of South Africa. Chem. Geol. 294-295:51-62.  doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2011.11.017

2012  Graham, D.E., Matthew D. Wallenstein, Tatiana A. Vishnivetskaya, Mark P. Waldrop, Tommy J. Phelps, Susan M. Pfiffner, T.C. Onstott, Lyle G. Whyte, Elizaveta M. Rivkina, David A. Gilichinsky, Dwayne A. Elias, Rachel Mackelprang, Nathan C. VerBerkmoes, Robert L. Hettich, Dirk Wagner, Stan D. Wullschleger, and Janet K. Jansson.  Microbes in thawing permafrost: the unknown variable in the climate change equation.  The ISME Journal, 6: 709-712.   doi: 10.1038/ismej.2011.163


2011  T.D. Scheibe, S.S. Hubbard, T.C. Onstott and M.F. DeFlaun.  Lessons Learned from Bacterial Transport Research at the South Oyster Site, Review Paper, Ground Water, 49(5): 745-63. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2011.00831.x

2011  Lippmann-Pipke, J., Sherwood Lollar, B., Niedermann, S., Stronick, N., Naumann, R., vanHeerden, E. and Onstott, T.C. Neon identifies two billion year old fluid component in Kaapvaal Craton. Chem. Geol. 283 (3-4):287-296 doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2011.01.028

2011  Borgonie G., A. García-Moyano, D. Litthauer, W. Bert, A. Bester, E. van Heerden, C. Möller, M. Erasmus & T. C. Onstott. Nematoda from the terrestrial deep subsurface of South Africa. Nature, 474, 79-82. doi: 10.1038/nature09974

2011  Peters, C.A., Dobson, P.F., Oldenburg, C.M., Wang, J.S.Y., Onstott, T.C., Scherer, G.W., Freifeld, B.M., Ramakrishnan, T.S., Stabinski, E.L., Liang, K. and Verma, S.  LUCI: A facility at DUSEL for large-scale experimental study of geologic carbon sequestration. Energy Procedia, 4: 5050–5057. doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2011.02.478

2011  Johnson, A.P., Pratt, L.M., Vishnivetskaya, T., Pfiffner, S., Bryan, R.A., Dadachova, E., Whyte, L., Radtke, K., Chan, E., 1, Tronick, S., Borgonie, G., Mancinelli, R.M., Rothshchild, L.J., Rogoff, D.A., Horikawa, D.D., Onstott, T. C. Extended Survival of Several Organisms and Amino Acids under Simulated Martian Surface Conditions. Icarus, 211:1162–1178.  doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2010.11.011

2011  Onstott, T.C., Chan, E., Polizzotto, M. Lanzon, J. and DeFlaun, M.F.  Precipitation of Arsenic Under Sulfate Reducing Conditions and Subsequent Leaching Under Aerobic Conditions. App. Geochem. 26: 269–285. doi: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2010.11.027

2011  Davidson, Mark M., Silver, Bianca J., T.C. Onstott, D.P. Moser, T. Lisa M. Pratt, E.A. Boice B. Sherwood Lollar , J. Lippmann-Pipke, S. M. Pfiffner, T.L. Kieft, W. Seymore and Ralston, C. Capture of Planktonic Microbial Diversity in Fractures by Long Term Monitoring of Flowing Boreholes, Evander Basin, South Africa. Geomicrobiology Journal, 28: 275-300  doi:10.1080/01490451.2010.499928


2010   K. Zacny, D. McKay, L. Beegle, T.C. Onstott, R. Mueller, G. Mungas, P. Chu and J. Craft Novel Method of Regolith Sample Return from Extraterrestrial Body using a Puff of Gas. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Aerospace Conference 2010, paper #1082, p. 1-10.

2010   Randy L. Stotler, Shaun K. Frape, Barry M. Freifeld, Brian Holden, Tullis C. Onstott, Timo Ruskeeniemi, Eric Chan.  Hydrogeology, Chemical and Microbial Activity Measurement Through Deep Permafrost Journal of Hydrology 48: doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2010.00724.x

2010  Silver, Bianca J., Tullis Onstott, Li-Hung Lin, George Rose, Colin Ralston, Barbara Sherwood-Lollar, Susan M. Pfiffner,Thomas L.Kieft and Sean McCuddy. In situ cultivation of subsurface microorganisms in a deep mafic sill: implications for SLiMEs. Geomicrobiology Journal 27:329-348.
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2010 Onstott, T.C., Hinton, S.M., Silver, B.J. and King, Jr., H.E. Coupling Hydrocarbon Degradation to Anaerobic Respiration and Mineral Diagenesis: Theoretical Constraints. Geobiology, 8:69-88. doi: 10.1111/j.1472-4669.2009.00224.x


2009  Davidson, Mark M., M.E. Bisher, Lisa M. Pratt, Jon Fong ,Gordon Southam,Susan M. Pfiffner, Z. Reches and T.C. Onstott, Sulfur Isotope Enrichment during Maintenance Metabolism of the Thermophilic Sulfate Reducing Desulfotomaculum putei . Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75: 5621–5630. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02948-08

2009  Onstott, T.C., Daniel J. McGown,Corien Bakermans, Timo Ruskeeniemi, Lasse Ahonen, Jon Telling, Bruno Soffientino, Susan M. Pfiffner, Barbara Sherwood-Lollar, Shaun Frape, Randy Stotler, Elizabeth J. Johnson, Tatiana A. Vishnivetskaya, Randi Rothmel, Lisa M. Pratt. Microbial Communities in Subpermafrost Saline Fracture Water at the Lupin Au Mine, Nunavut, Canada.  Microbial Ecology, 58 (4):786-807. doi: 10.1007/s00248-009-9553-5

2009  Stotler, R.L., Shaun K. Frape, Timo Ruskeeniemi, Lasse Ahonen, Tullis C. Onstott and Monique Y. Hobbs, Hydrogeochemistry of groundwater’s in and below the base of thick permafrost at Lupin, Nunavut, Canada. Jour. of Hydrology 373:80-95. doi: 10.1007/s00248-009-9553-5

2009  West, L., D.J. McGown, T.C. Onstott, R.V. Morris, P. Suchecki and L.M. Pratt, High Lake gossan deposit: An Arctic analogue for ancient Martian surficial processes? Planetary and Space Science 57:1302-1311.doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2009.05.011

2009  Paul Backes, Tullis Onstott, Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Mircea Badescu, Lisa Pratt, Daniel Helmick, Stewart Sherrit, Adam Johnson and Xiaoqi Bao. Planetary Sample Sealing for Caching. IEEEAC,  978-1-4244-2622-5

2009  Smith, David J., Andrew C. Schuerger, Mark M. Davidson, Stephen W. Pacala, Corien Bakermans, and Tullis C. Onstott. Survivability of Psychrobacter cryohalolentis K5 Under Simulated Martian Surface Conditions. Astrobiology Journal 9: doi: 10.1089/ast.2007.0231

2009  Zacny, K., Bar-Cohen, Y., Davis, K., Coste, P., Paulsen, G., Sherrit, S., George, J., Derkowski, B., Gorevan, S., Boucher, D., Guerroro, J., Kubota, T., Thomson, B.J., Stanley, S., Thomas, P., Lan, N., McKay, C., Onstott, T.C., Stoker, C., Glass, B., Wakabayashi, S., Whyte, L., Visentin, G., Re, E., Richter, L., Badescu, M., Bao, X., Fincher, R., Hoshino, T., Magnani, P. and Menon, C., Chap. 6. Extraterrestrial Drilling and Exploration in Drilling in Extreme Environments: Penetration and Sampling on Earth and Other Planets, Bar-Cohen and Zacny (eds.) Wiley&Sons. doi: 10.1002/9783527626625.ch6


2008  Sherwood Lollar, B., Lacrampe-Couloume, G., Voglesonger, K., Onstott, T.C., Pratt, L.M. and Slater, G.F.  Isotopic signatures of CH4 and higher hydrocarbon gases from Precambrian Shield sites: A model for abiogenic polymerization of hydrocarbons. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 72(19):4778-4795.  doi10.1016/J.GCA.2008.07.004

2008  Wanger, G., Onstott, T. C. and Southam, G., Stars of the terrestrial deep subsurface: A novel ‘star-shaped’ bacterial morphotype from a South African platinum mine. Geobiology 6 (3): 325–330. doi: 10.1111/j.1472-4669.2008.00163.x

2008  Dylan Chivian, Eric J. Alm, Eoin L. Brodie, David E. Culley, Paramvir S. Dehal, Todd Z. DeSantis, Thomas M. Gihring, Alla Lapidus, Li-Hung Lin, Stephen R. Lowry, Duane P. Moser, Paul Richardson, Gordon Southam, Greg Wanger, Lisa M. Pratt, Gary L. Andersen, Terry C. Hazen, Fred J. Brockman, Adam P. Arkin, and Tullis C. Onstott. Environmental genomics reveals a single species ecosystem deep within the Earth. Science 322:275-278.  doi: 10.1126/science.1155495

2008  Freifeld, B.M., Onstott, T.C., Pratt, L.M., Stotler, R., Pfiffner, S., Chan, E., Johnson, A., Holden, B., DiFurio, S., Ruskeeniemi, T., Frape, S., Neill, I. Arctic Ground Surface Temperature History using a Borehole Distributed Temperature Sensor at High Lake, Nunavut, Canada. Geophys. Res. Letters, 35: L14309. doi: 10.1029/2008GL034762

2008  Pfiffner, S. M., T.C. Onstott, T. Ruskeeniemi, T., M. Talikka, C. Bakermans, D. McGown, E. Chan, A. Johnson, T. J. Phelps, M. Le Puil, S. A. Difurio, L.M. Pratt, R. Stotler, S. Frape, J. Telling, B. Sherwood-Lollar, I. Neill, and B. Zerbin. Challenges for Coring Deep Permafrost on Earth and Mars. Astrobiology Journal 8:623-638.  doi10.1089/AST.2007.0159

2008  Mac Lean, L.C.W., Pray, T.J., Onstott, T.C. and Southam, G. High-resolution structural and chemical studies of framboidal pyrite formed within a bacterial biofilm. Geobiology 6: 471–480 . doi10.1111/J.1472-4669.2008.00174.x

2008  Wanger, G., Onstott, T.C. and Southam, G.  Stars of the terrestrial deep subsurface: A novel ‘star-shaped’ bacterial morphotype from a South African platinum mine Geobiology 6:325–330.  doi: 10.1111/j.1472-4669.2008.00163.x


2007  Sherwood Lollar, B., Voglesonger, K., Lin, L.-H., Abrajano, T.A., Onstott, T.C. and Pratt, L.M. Hydrogeologic controls on episodic H2 release from Precambrian fractured rocks - Energy for deep subsurface life on Earth and Mars. Astrobiology Journal 7:971-986.  doi: 10.1089/ast.2006.0096

2007  Mac Lean, L.C.W., Pray, T.J., Onstott, T.C. and Southam, G. Mineralogical, Chemical and Biological Characterization of an Anaerobic Biofilm Collected from a Borehole in a Deep Gold Mine in South Africa. Geomicrobiology Journal 24:491–504.  doi: 10.1080/01490450701572416

2007  M. Elwood Madden, S. Ulrich, T.C. Onstott, and T. Phelps. Salinity-induced hydrate dissociation: a mechanism for recent methane release on Mars. Geophys. Research Letters 34, L11202. doi: 10.1029/2006GL029156

2007  Mailloux, Brian J., Devlin, S.,Fuller, M. E., Onstott, T. C., DeFlaun, M. F., Choi, K-H,Green-Blum, M., Swift, D. J. P., McCarthy, J., and Dong, H. The Limited Role of Aquifer Heterogeneity on Metal Reduction in an Atlantic Coastal Plain Determined by Push-Pull Tests.  Appl. Geochem. 22:974-995.  doi: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2006.12.020

2007  DeFlaun, M. F., Fredrickson, J. K,., Dong, H., Pfiffner, S. M., Onstott, T. C., Balkwill, D .L., Streger, S. H., Stackebrandt, E., Knoessen, S. and vanHeerden, E.  Isolation and characterization of a Geobacillus thermoleovorans species from an ultra-deep South African gold mine. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 30:152-162. doi: 10.1016/j.syapm.2006.04.003


2006  Lin, L.H., Wang, P-L, Rumble, D., Lippmann-Pipke, J., Boice, E., Pratt, L. M., Sherwood Lollar, B., Brodie, Eoin, Hazen, T., Andersen, G., DeSantis, T., Moser, D. P., Kershaw, D. and Onstott, T. C. Long term biosustainability in a high energy, low diversity crustal biome.  Science 314:479-482.  doi: 10.1126/science.1127376

2006  Onstott, T. C., Lin, L.-H., Davidson, M., Mislowack, B., Borcsik, M., Hall, J., Slater, G., Ward, J., Sherwood Lollar, B., Lippmann-Pipke, J., Boice, E., Pratt, L. M., Pfiffner, S. M., Moser, D. P., Gihring, T. M., Kieft, T., Phelps, T. J., vanHeerden, E., Litthaur, D., DeFlaun, M., Rothmel, R., Wanger, G. and Southam, G.  The origin and age of biogeochemical trends in deep fracture water of the Witwatersrand Basin, South Africa. Geomicrobiology Journal 23:369-414.  doi: 10.1080/01490450600875688

2006  Pfiffner, S. M., Cantu, J.M., Smithgall, A., Peacock, A., White, D.C., Moser, D. P., Onstott, T. C. and vanHeerden, E.  Phospholipid Fatty Acid Profiles and Biodensity Estimates for Water, Rock and Air Samples Recovered from Witwatersrand Basin Mines.   Geomicrobiology Journal 23:431-442. doi: 10.1080/01490450600875712

2006  Slater, G. F., Lippmann-Pipke, J., Reddy, C. M., Lacrampe-Couloume, G., Onstott, T.C., Sherwood Lollar, B.  14C distribution in methane and DIC in South African gold mines: Implications to timing of methanogenesis. Geomicrobiology Journal 23:453-462. doi: 10.1080/01490450600875787

2006  Wanger, G., Onstott, T. C. and Southam, G.  Structural and Chemical Characterization of a Natural Fracture Surface from 2.8 Kilometers Below Land Surface: Biofilms in the Deep Subsurface.  Geomicrobiology Journal 23:443-452.  doi: 10.1080/01490450600875746

2006  Gihring, T. M., Moser, D. P., Lin, L.-H., Davidson, M., Onstott, T. C., Morgan, L., Milleson, M., Kieft, T., Trimarco, E., Balkwill, D.L. and Dollhopf, M. The distribution of microbial taxa in the subsurface water of the Kalahari Shield, South Africa. Geomicrobiology Journal 23:415-430.  doi: 10.1080/01490450600875696

2006  Lin, L-H., Gihring, T. M., Sherwood Lollar, B., Boice, E., Pratt, L. M., Lippmann-Pipke, J., Bellamy, R.E.S., Hall, J. and Onstott, T. C. Planktonic microbial communities associated with fracture-derived groundwater in a deep gold mine of South Africa. Geomicrobiology Journal 23:474-497. doi: 10.1080/01490450600875829

2006 Trimarco, E., Balkwill, D.L., Davidson, M.M. and Onstott, T.C. In Situ Enrichment of a Diverse Community of Bacteria from a 4-5 km Deep Fault Zone in South Africa. Geomicrobiology Journal 23:463-473. doi: 10.1080/01490450600875803

2006  Onstott, T. C., McGown, D., Kessler, J., Sherwood Lollar, B., Lehmann, K. K. and Clifford, S. Martian CH4: sources, flux and detection. Astrobiology 6:377-395.  

2006  Sherwood Lollar, B., Lacrampe-Couloume, G., Slater, G.F., Ward, J., Moser, D.P., Lin, L.H.  and Onstott, T.C.   Unravelling abiogenic and biogenic sources of methane in the Earth’s deep subsurface. Chem. Geol. 226:328-339.  doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2005.09.02


2005  Lin, L-H, Hall, J.A., Lippmann, J., Ward, J.A., Sherwood-Lollar, B. and Onstott, T.C.  Radiolytic H2 in the continental crust: Nuclear power for deep subsurface microbial communities, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys. 6.  doi: 10.1029/2004GC000907

2005  Kieft, T.L., McCuddy, S.M, Onstott, T. C., Davidson, M., Lin, L-H, Mislowack, B., Pratt, L.M., Boice, E., Sherwood Lollar, B., Lippmann-Pipke, J., Pfiffner, S. M., Phelps, T. J., Gihring, T., Moser, D., and van Heerden A. Geochemically Generated, Energy-Rich Substrates and Indigenous Microorganisms in Deep, Ancient Groundwater, Geomicrobiology Journal, 22:325-355. doi: 10.1080/01490450500184876

2005  Moser, D. P., T. M. Gihring, F. J. Brockman, J. K. Fredrickson, D. L. Balkwill, M. E. Dollhopf, B. Sherwood Lollar, L. M. Pratt, E. Boice, G. Southam, G. Wanger, B. J., Baker, S. M. Pfiffner, L.-H. Lin, and T. C. Onstott.  Desulfotomaculum spp. and Methanobacterium spp. Dominate 4-5 km Deep Fault. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71: 8773-8783.  doi: 10.1128/AEM.71.12.8773-8783.2005 


2004  Balkwill, D.L., Kieft, T.L., Tsukuda, T., Kostandarithes, H.M., Onstott, T.C., Macnaughton, S., Bownas, J. and Fredrickson, J.K.  Identifiation of iron-reducing Thermus strains as Thermus scotoductusExtremophiles 8:37-44. doi: 10.1007/s00792-003-0357-0

2004  Onstott, T.C. Impact of CO2 Injections on Deep Subsurface Microbial Ecosystems and Potential Ramifications for the Surface Biosphere. In The CO2 Capture and Storage in Deep Geologic Formations, Vol. II, D.C. Thomas and S.M. Benson, eds., 1217-1249. doi: 10.1016/B978-008044570-0/50159-8

2004  Hall, J.A., Mailloux, B.J., Onstott, T.C., Scheibe, T.D., Fuller, M.E., Dong, H. and DeFlaun,M.F. Physical versus chemical effects on bacterial transport as determined during in situ sediment core pulse experiments.  Jour. Cont. Hydrology 76:295-314.  doi: 10.1016/j.jconhyd.2004.11.003

2004  Ward, J.A., Slater, G.F., Lacrampe-Couloume, G., Lin, L.-H., Hall, J.A., Moser, D.P., Bonin , A., Bellamy, R.E.S., Onstott, T.C. and Sherwood Lollar, B. Microbial Hydrocarbon Gases in the Witwatersrand Basin, South Africa: Implications for Deep Biosphere.  Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 68:239-3250.  doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2004.02.020

2004  Lin, L-H, Slater, G. F., Sherwood Lollar, B., Lacrampe-Couloume, G. and Onstott, T. C. Yields and hydrogen isotopic compositions of radiolytic H2 and the implications for deep biosphere in continental crust. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 69 (4):893-903. doi:  10.1016/j.gca.2004.07.032

2004  Fuller M. E., Mailloux B. J., Streger S., Hall J. A., Zhang P., Vainberg S., Johnson W. P., Onstott T. C., and DeFlaun M. F.  Application of a vital fluorescent staining method for simultaneous, near-real-time concentration monitoring of two bacterial strains in an Atlantic Coastal Plain aquifer in Oyster, Virginia.   Applied and Environmental Microbiology 70:1680-1687.  doi: 10.1128/AEM.70.3.1680-1687.2004


2003  Baker, B.J., Moser, D.P., MacGregor, B.J., Fishbain,S., Wagner, M., Fry, N.K., Jackson, B., Speolstra, N., Loos, S., Takai, K., Sherwood-Lollar, B., Fredrickson, J.K., Balkwill, D.L., Onstott, T.C., Wimpee, C.F. and Stahl, D.A.  Related assemblages of sulfate-reducing bacteria associated with ultradeep gold mines o South Africa and deep basalt aquifers of Washington State. Environmental Microbiology 5: 267-277.   doi: 10.1046/j.1462-2920.2003.00408.x

2003  Omar, G., Onstott, T.C. and Hoek, J. The Origin of Deep Subsurface Microbial Communities in the Witwatersrand Basin, South Africa as Deduced from Apatite Fission Track Analyses. Geofluids 3:69-80.  doi: 10.1046/j.1468-8123.2003.00050.x 

2003  Moser, D.P., Onstott, T. C., Fredrickson, J.K., Brockman, F. J., Balkwill, D. L., Drake, G.R., Pfiffner, S., White, D.C., Takai, K., Pratt, L.M., Fong, J., Sherwood-Lollar, B., Slater, G., Phelps, T.J., Spoelstra, N., DeFlaun, M., Southam, G., Welty, A.T., Baker, B. J., and Hoek, J. Temporal shifts in Microbial Community Structure and Geochemistry of an Ultradeep South African Gold Mine Borehole. Geomicrobiology Journal 20:1-32.  doi: 10.1080/01490450390249280

2003  Mailloux, B.J., Fuller, M.E., Rose, G.F., Onstott, T.C., DeFlaun, M.F., Alvarez, E., Hemingway, C., Hallet, R.B., Phelps, T.J., and Griffin, T. Design of a Modular Injector, Multi-level Sampler, and Sampling Manifold for Groundwater Tracer Experiments. Groundwater 41:816-827.  doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2003.tb02422.x

2003  Musslewhite, C.L., McInerney, M.J., Dong, H., Onstott, T.C., Green-Blum, M.X., Swift, D., Macnaughton, S. The factors controlling microbial distribution and activity in the shallow subsurface. Geomicrobiology Journal 20:245-261.   doi: 10.1080/01490450390206719

2003  Lippmann, J., Stute, M., Torgersen, T., Moser, D.P., Hall,J., Lihung, L-H, Borcsik, M. Bellamy, R.E.S.and Onstott, T.C.  Dating ultra‑deep mine waters with noble gases and 36Cl, Witwatersrand Basin, South Africa. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 67:4597-4619.  doi: 10.1016/S0016-7037(03)00414-9

2003  Mailloux, B.J., Fuller, M.E., Onstott, T.C., Hall, J., Dong, H., DeFlaun, M.F., Streger, S.H., Rothmel, R.K., Green, M., Swift, D.J.P. and Radke. J. The role of physical heterogeneity on the field-scale transport and attachment of bacteria. Water Resources Research, 39(6) 1142 doi: 10.1029/2002WR001591

2003  Mormile, M.R., Biesen, M.A., Gutierrez, M.C., Ventosa, A., Pavlovich, J.B., Onstott, T.C. and Fredrickson, J.K., Isolation of Halobacterium salinarum Retrieved Directly from Halite Brine Inclusions. Environmental Microbiology 5:1094-1102. doi: 10.1046/j.1462-2920.2003.00509.x

2003  Onstott, T.C., Moser, D.P., Fredrickson, J.K., Brockman, F.J., Pfiffner, S.M., Phelps, T.J., White, D.C., Peacock, A., Balkwill, D., Hoover, R., Krumholz, L.R., Borscik, M., Kieft, T.L. and Wilson, R.B. Indigenous versus contaminant microbes in ultradeep mines.  Env. Microbiol. 5:1168-1191. doi: 10.1046/j.1462-2920.2003.00512.x


2002  Dong H., Onstott, T.C., DeFlaun, M.F., Streger, S.H., Rothmel, R.K. and Mailloux, B.J. Relative Dominance of Physical vs. Chemical Effects on the Transport of Adhesion Deficient Bacteria in Intact Cores from South Oyster, Va. Environ. Science & Tech. 36:891-900. doi: 10.1021/es010144t

2002  Dong, H., Onstott, T.C., Ko., C.H., Elimelech, M., Hollingsworth, A.D., DeFlaun, M.F., Brown, D.G. and Mailloux, B.J. Theoretical Prediction of Collision Efficiency Between an Adhesion-Deficient Bacterium and Aquifer Sediments.  Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 24:229-245.  doi: 10.1016/S0927-7765(01)00243-0

2002  Dong, H., Rothmel, R., Onstott, T.C., Fuller, M.E., DeFlaun, M.F., Streger, S.H., Dunlap, R., and Fletcher, M. Simultaneous Transport of Two Bacterial Strains in Intact Cores from Oyster, Virginia: Biological Effects and Numerical Modeling. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 68:2120-2132.  doi: 10.1128/AEM.68.5.2120-2132.2002


2001  Johnson, W.P., Zhang, P., Fuller, M.E., Scheibe, T.D., Mailloux, B.J., Onstott, T.C. DeFlaun, M.F., Hubbard, S.S., Radtke, J., Kovacik, W.P. and Holben, W.E., Ferrographic tracking of bacterial transport in the field at the Narrow Channel Focus Area, Oyster, VA. Environ. Science and Tech. 35;182-191. doi: 10.1021/es001170e

2001  DeFlaun, M.F., Fuller, M.E., Zhang, P., Johnson, W.P., Mailloux, B.J., Onstott, T.C., Holben, W.E., Kovacik, W.P. and Balkwill, D.L., Comparison of Innovative Methods for Monitoring Bacterial Transport. Journal of Microbial Methods 47:219-231.doi: 10.1016/S0167-7012(01)00307-4

2001  Fuller, M.E., Mailloux, B.J., Zhang, P., Hall, J.A., Vainberg, S., Johnson, W.P., Onstott, T.C. and DeFlaun, M.F., Field-scale evaluation of CFDA/SE-staining coupled with multiple detection methods for assessing the transport of bacteria in situ. FEMS Microbial Ecology, 37:55-66. doi: 10.1016/S0168-6496(01)00143-x

2001  Takai, K., Moser, D.P., Onstott, T.C., Speolstra, N., Pfiffner, S.M., Dohnalkova, A. and Fredrickson, J.K.  Alcaliphilus auruminutor gen. nov., sp. nov., an extremely alkaliphilic bacterium isolated from a deep South African gold mine. Inter. Jour. Sys. Bacteriology 51:1245-1256. doi: 10.1099/00207713-51-4-1245

2001  Takai, K., Moser, D.P., DeFlaun, M.F., Onstott, T.C. and Fredrickson, J.K. Archaeal diversity in waters from deep South African Gold mines. Applied Environmental Microbiology 67:5750-5760.  doi: 10.1128/AEM.67.21.5750-5760.2001


2000  Dong, H., Fredrickson, J.K., Kennedy, D.W., Zachara, J.M., Kukkadapu, R.K. and Onstott T.C. Mineral transformations associated with the microbial reduction of magnetite.  Chem. Geology 169:299-316. doi: 10.1016/S0009-2541(00)00210-2

2000 Tobin, K.J., Fredrickson, J.K., Colwell, F.S., Smith, R.S. and Onstott, T.C. Recent calcite spar in an aquifer waste plume: A possible example of contamination driven calcite precipitation. Chem. Geology 169:449-460. doi:10.1016/S0009-2541(00)00220-5

2000  Fuller, M.E., Gillespie, K.M., Dong, H., Parsons, B.S., Onstott, T.C. and DeFlaun, M.F. Examining bacterial transport in intact cores from Oyster, Virginia: Effect of sedimentary facies type on bacterial breakthrough and retention.  Water Resources Research 36: 2417-2431. doi: 10.1029/2000WR900075

2000  Lin, L-H, Onstott, T.C. and Dong, H., Backscattered 39Ar loss in fine-grained minerals: Implications for 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of clay. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 64:3965-3974. doi: 10.1016/S0016-7037(00)00439-7 

2000  Hemming, S.R., Gwiazda, R.H., Andrews, J.T., Broecker, W.S., Jennings, A.E. and Onstott, T.C. 40Ar/39Ar and Pb-Pb study of individual hornblende and feldspar grains from southeastern Baffin Island glacial sediments: Implications for the provenance of the Heinrich layers. Can. Jour. Earth Sci. 37: 879-890. doi: 10.1139/e00-009

2000  Fuller, M.E., Streger, S.H., Rothmel, R.K., Mailloux, B.J., Hall, J.A., Onstott, T.C., Fredrickson, J.K, Balkwill, D.L. and DeFlaun, M.F. Development of a vital fluorescent staining method for monitoring bacterial transportApplied Environmental Microbiology 66: 4486-4496. 


1999  Kieft, T.L., Fredrickson, J.K., Onstott, T.C., Gorby, Y.A., Kostandarithes, H.M., Bailey, T.J., Kennedy, D.W., Li, S-M, Plymale, A.E., Spadoni, C.M. and Gray, M.S., Dissimilatory Reduction of Fe(III) and other electron acceptors by a Thermus Isolate. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 65:1214-1221.

1999 Fredrickson, J.K., Zachara, J.M., Kennedy, D.W., Dong, H., Onstott, T.C., Hinman, N.W. and Shu-mei Li.  Biogenic Iron Mineralization accompanying the dissimilatory reduction of hydrous ferric oxide by a groundwater bacterium.  Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 62:3239-3257. doi: 10.1016/S0016-7037(98)00243-9

1999 Tobin, K., Onstott, T.C., DeFlaun, M.F., Colwell, F.S., and Fredrickson, J.K. In situ visualization of microorganisms in geological material.  Jour. of Microbial Methods 37: 201-213. doi: 10.1016/S0167-7012(99)00044-5

1999  Dong, H., Onstott, T.C., DeFlaun, M.F., Fuller, M.E., Gillespie, K., and Fredrickson, J.K. Development of radiographic and microscopic techniques for the characterization of bacterial transport in intact sediment cores from Oyster.  Virginia. Jour. of Microbial Methods 37:139-154. doi: 10.1016/S0167-7012(99)00056-1

1999  Lo, C-H, Lee, J.K.W. and Onstott, T.C. Argon release mechanisms of biotite in vacuo and the role of short-circuit diffusion and recoil. Chem. Geology 165:135-166. doi: 10.1016/S0009-2541(99)00167-9


1998  Tseng, H-Y, and Onstott, T.C., A tectogenetic origin for the deep subsurface microorganisms of Taylorsville Basin: thermal and fluid flow model constraints. FEMS Microbiology Reviews 20:391-397. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6976.1997.tb00324.x

1998  Sletten, V.W. and Onstott, T.C., The Effect of the Instability of Muscovite During In Vacuo Heating on 40Ar/39Ar Step-Heating Spectra. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 62: 123-141. doi: 10.1016/S0016-7037(97)00323-2                                                                                                                                                             

1998  Onstott, T.C., Phelps, T.J., Kieft, T., Colwell, F.S., Balkwill, D.L., Fredrickson, J.K. and F.J. Brockman.  A global perspective on the microbial abundance and activity in the deep subsurface. in Enigmatic Microorganisms and Life in Extreme Environments (ed. J. Seckbach), Kluwer Publ., 489-499. doi: 10.1007/978-94-011-4838-2_38

1998  Tseng, H-Y, M. Person, and T.C. OnstottHydrogeologic constraints on the origin of deep subsurface microorganisms within a Triassic basin.  Water Resources Research 34: 937-948.

1998  Tseng, H-Y, Onstott, T.C., Burruss, R.C., and G. Omar.  Paleofluid circulation within a Triassic rift basin: evidence from thermal histories and oil inclusions. Geol. Soc. Amer. Bulletin. 111:275-290.

1998  Onstott, T.C., Phelps, T.J., Colwell, F.S., Ringelberg, D., White, D.C., Boone, D.R., McKinley, J.P., Stevens, T.O., Balkwill, D.L., Griffin, T. and Kieft, T.  Observations pertaining to the origin and ecology of microorganisms recovered from the deep subsurface of Taylorsville Basin, Virginia. Geomicrobiology Journal 15:353-385. doi:10.1080/01490459809378088


1997  Teixeira, W., Onstott, T.C. Makenya, M. and Szabo, G.A.J. Proterozoic Thermochronologic Implications from 40Ar/39Ar and K-Ar Dating of the Campo Belo Metamorphic Complex, Southern São Francisco Craton, Brazil.  An. Acad. bras. Ci. 69:59-75. 

1997  Fredrickson, J.K., McKinley, J.P., Bjornstad, B.N., Long, P.E., Ringelberg, D.B., White, D.C., Krumholz, L.R., Suflita, J.M., Colwell, F.S., Lehman, R.M., Phelps, T.J., and Onstott, T.C. Pore-size constraints on the activity and survival of subsurface bacteria in a Late Cretaceous shale-sandstone sequence, Northwestern New Mexico. Geomicrobiology Journal 14:183-202. doi: 10.1080/01490459709378043

1997  Menard, T., Lesher, C.M., Stowell, H.H., Price, D.P., Pickell, J.R., Onstott, T.C. and Hulbert, L. Geology, Genesis, and Metamorphic History of the Namew Lake Ni-Cu Deposit, Manitoba, Economic Geology 91:1394-1413. doi:  10.2113/gsecongeo.91.8.1394

1997  Onstott, T.C., Mueller, C.M., Pevear, D.R., and Vrolijk, P.J. Laser 40Ar/39Ar microprobe analyses of fine-grained illite,  Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 61:3851-3861. doi: 10.1016/S0016-7037(97)00288-3

1997  Colwell, F.S., Onstott, T.C., Dilwiche, M.E., Chandler, D., Fredrickson, J.K., Yao, Q-J, McKinley, J.P., Boone, D.R., Griffiths, R., Phelps, T.J., Ringelberg, D., White, D.C., LaFreniere, L., Balkwill, D.L., Lehman, R.M., Konisky, J. and Long, P.E. Microorganisms from deep, high temperature, sandstones: constraints on microbial colonization.  FEMS Microbiology Review 20:425-435.  doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6976.1997.tb00327.x


1996  Gwiazda, R.H., Hemming, S.R., Broecker, W.S., Onstott, T.C., and Mueller, C., Evidence from 40Ar/39Ar ages for a Churchill province source of ice-rafted amphiboles in Heinrich layer 2. Jour. Glaciology  42(142): 440-446. doi: 10.3198/1996JoG42-142-440-446


1995  Onstott, T.C., Miller, M., Ewing, R.C., G.W. Arnold, and D.S. Walsh. Recoil Refinements: Implications for the 40Ar/39Ar dating technique. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 59:1821-1834.  doi:10.1016/0016-7037(95)00085-E

1995  Lo, C.H., and Onstott, T.C. Rejuvenation of Argon Isotope Systematics in Minerals: A Case Study of the Taiwan Mountain Belt. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 131:71-98. doi: 10.1086/595965

1995  Harlan, S.S., Geissman, J.W., Henry, C.D., and Onstott, T.C., Paleomagnetism and 40Ar/39Ar Geochronology of Gabbro Sills at Mariscal Mountain Anticline, Southern Big Bend National Park, Texas; Implications for the Timing of Laramide Tectonism and Vertical Axis Rotations in the Southern Cordilleran Orogenic Belt. Tectonics 14: 307-321. doi: 10.1029/94TC03089

1995  Tseng, H-Y, Heaney, P.E., and Onstott, T.C., Characterization of lattice strain induced by neutron irradiation.  Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 22(6): 399-405. doi: 10.1007/BF00213338

1995  Tseng, H-Y, Onstott, T.C., Burruss, R.C., and Miller, D.S., Constraints on the thermal history of Taylorsville Basin, Virginia, U.S.A., from fluid-inclusion and fission-track analyses: implications for subsurface geomicrobiology experiments. Chem. Geol. 127:269-294. doi: 10.1016/0009-2541(95)00130-1


1994  Cumbest, R.J., Johnson, E.L., and Onstott, T.C., Argon composition of metamorphic fluids: Implications for 40Ar/39Ar geochronology. Geol. Soc. Amer. Bull. 106:942-951. doi: 10.1130/0016-7606(1994)106<0942:ACOMFI>2.3.CO;2

1994  Barnett, D., Bowman, J., Pavlis, T., Rubenstone, J., Onstott, T.C., and Snee L., Metamorphism and near trench plutonism during incipient subduction in southern Alaska. Jour. Geophys. Res. 99: 24007 - 24024.

1994  Fiske, P.S., Hargraves, R.B., Onstott, T.C., Koeberl, C., and Hougen, S.B., Pseudotachylites of the Beaverhead Impact Structure: Geochemical, Geochronological, Petrographic and Field Investigations. Geol. Soc. Amer. Spec. Paper 293:163-176.

1994  Ledru, P., Cocherie, A., Barbosa, J., Johan, V., and Onstott T.C., Ages du metamorphisme granulitique dans le craton du São Francisco (Brésil). Implications sur la nature de l'orogéne transamazonien. C.R. Acad. Sci. Paris, serie II 318:251-257. 

1994  Farley, K.A., Poreda, R.J., and Onstott, T.C. Noble gases in deformed xenoliths from an Ocean Island: Characterization of a Metasomatic Fluid. in Noble Gas Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry, ed. J. Matsuda, TERRAPUB, Tokyo, p. 159-178.  

1994  Roberts, D. and Onstott, T.C.  40Ar/39Ar laser microprobe analyses and geochemistry of dolerite dykes from the Rybachi and Sredni Peninsulas, NW Kola, Russia. Nor. geol. unders. Special Publ. 7:307-314.  

1994  Hargraves, R.B., Hattingh, P. J., and Onstott, T.C. Paleomagnetic results from the Timbavati Gabbros in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. S. Afr. J. Geol. 97:1-5. 

1994  Lo, C.H., and Onstott, T.C. An assessment of 40Ar/39Ar dating for the whole-rock volcanic samples from the Luzon Arc near Taiwan.  Chem. Geology (Isotope Geoscience Section) 114:157-178. 


1993  Hamidullah, S. and Onstott, T.C. 40Ar/39Ar evidence for Late Cretaceous formation of the Kohistan Island Arc, NW Pakistan, Kashmir Journal of Geology 10:105-122.

1993  Lo, C-H, Onstott, T.C., and Lee, C.W. 40Ar/39Ar dating of plutonic/metamorphic rocks from Chinmen Island off southeast China and its tectonic implications. Jour. Geol. Soc. China 36:35-55. 

1993  Cohen, H.A., Cumbest, R.J., and Onstott, T.C. Alumina ceramic as a mounting medium for electron Microprobe Analysis and 40Ar/39Ar laser microprobe dating of mineral grains. Chem. Geol. Isot. Geosci.Sec. 106:443-452.   


1992  Haeussler, P.J., Coe, R.S., and Onstott, T.C. The paleomagnetism and geochronology of the Hound Island volcanics and implication for the Mesozoic tectonics of the Alexander terrane. Jour. Geophys. Res. B13: 19617-19641.  


1991  Onstott, T.C., Phillips, D., and Pringle-Goodell, L. Laser microprobe measurement of chlorine and argon zonation in hydrous silicates. Chem. Geol. 90:145-168.  

1991  D'Agrella, M.S., Pacca, I.G., Teixeira, W., Onstott, T.C., and Renne, P.R. Paleomagnetism evidence for the evolution of Meso to Neo-Proterozoic glaciogenic rocks in Central-Eastern Brazil. Paleoecol. Paleoclim. Paleobot. 80:255-265.  

1991  D'Agrella, M.S., Pacca, I.G., Renne, P.R., T.C. Onstott, and Teixeira, W. Paleomagnetism of Middle Proterozoic (1.01 to 1.08 Ga) mafic dikes in South-eastern Bahia State - Sao Francisco Craton, Brazil. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 101:332-348.  

1991  Renne, P.R., Onstott, T.C., D'Agrella, M.S., Pacca, I.G., and Teixeira, W. 40Ar/39Ar dating of 1.0-1.1 Ga magnetizations from the Sao Francisco and Kaapvaal Cratons: Tectonic implications for Pan-African and Brasiliano Mobile Belts.  Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 101:349-359. 

1991  Wood, D.J., Stowell, H.H., Onstott, T.C., and Hollister, L.S. 40Ar/39Ar constraints on the emplacement, uplift and cooling of the coast plutonic complex sill, SE Alaska. Geol. Soc. Amer. Bull. 103:849-860. 

1991  Girard, J-P, and Onstott, T.C. 40Ar/39Ar laser-probe and step-heating dating of diagenetic K-feldspar overgrowths. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 55:3777-3793. 

1991  Lee, J.W.K., Onstott, T.C., Cashman, K.V., Cumbest, R.J., and Johnson, D. A critical evaluation of the 40Ar/39Ar Incremental Heating of Hornblende, Geology 19:872-876. 

1991  Reid, D.L., Ransome, I.G.D., Onstott, T.C., and Adams, C.J.  Late Precambrian mafic dykes in the lower Orange River region, southern Africa. Possible constraints on the age of the Precambrian-Cambrian boundary. Jour. African Earth Sci. 13:531-541.  


1990  Kent, J.T., Watson, G.S., and Onstott, T.C. Fitting Straight Lines and Planes with an application to radiometric dating. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 97:1-17.  

1990  Lee, J.K.W., Onstott, T.C., and Hanes, J.A.  An 40Ar/39Ar investigation of the contact effects of a dyke intrusion, Kapuskasing Structural zone, Ontario: A comparison of laser microprobe and furnace extraction techniques. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol. 105:87-105. 


1989  Onstott, T.C., Sisson, V.B. and Turner, D.L., Initial argon in amphiboles from the Chugach Mountains, Alaska. Jour. Geophys. Res. 94:4361-4373. 

1989  Sisson, V.B., Hollister, L.S. and Onstott, T.C. Petrological and age constraints on the origin of a low pressure/high temperature metamorphic complex, southern Alaska. Jour. Geophys. Res. 94:4392-4410.  

1989  Onstott, T.C., York, D. and Hall, C.M. 40Ar/39Ar thermochronometry of the Imataca Complex, Venezuela. Precambrian Res. 42:255-292. 

1989  Swapp, S.M. and Onstott, T.C. P-T-time characterization of the Trans-Amazonian Orogeny in the Imataca Complex, Venezuela, Precamb. Res. 42,:293-314. 

1989  Renne, P.R., Mattinson, J.M., Hatten C.W., Somin, M., Onstott, T.C., Guillermo, M., and Linares, E. 40Ar/39Ar and U-Pb evidence for Late Proterozoic (Grenville-age) continental crust in north-central Cuba and regional tectonic implications. Precamb. Res. 42:325-342. 

1989  Phillips, D., Onstott, T.C., and Harris, J.W. 40Ar/39Ar dating of eclogite inclusions from Premier diamonds. Nature, 340, 460-462. (Cover photo). 

1989  Lo, C.H. and Onstott, T.C. 39Ar recoil artifacts in chloritized biotite. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 53, 2697-2711. 


1988  Phillips, D. and Onstott, T.C. Argon isotopic zoning in mantle phlogopite. Geology 16:542-546. 

1988  Onstott, T.C., Pringle-Goodell, L. The influence of microstructures on the relationship between argon retentivity and chemical composition of hornblende. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 52:2167-2168. 

1988 Renne, P. R. and Onstott, T.C. Laser selective demagnetization (LSD): Application of a new technique in paleomagnetism and rock magnetism. Science 242:1152-1155. 

1988 Hanson, R.E., Wilson, T.J., Brueckner, H.K., Onstott, T.C., Wardlaw, M.S., Johns, C.C. and Hardcastle, K.C. Reconnaissance geochronology, tectonothermal evolution, and regional significance of the middle Proterozoic Choma-Kalomo Block, southern Zambia. Precambrian Res. 42:39-62. 


1987  Onstott, T.C. and Dorbor, J. 40Ar/39Ar calibration of paleomagnetic poles from the West African Shield. Jour. Afr. Earth Sci. 6:537-552. 

1987  Onstott, T.C. and Peacock, M. Argon retentivity of hornblende: a field experiment in a slowly-cooled metamorphic terrane. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 51:2891-2903. 

1987  Diehl, J.F., Onstott, T.C., Chesner, C.A. and Knight, M.D. No short reversals of Brunhes age recorded in the Toba Tuffs, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Geophys. Res. Lett. 14:753-756. 


1986  Phillips, D. and Onstott, T.C. Application of 40Ar/39Ar versus 40Ar/39Ar correlation diagrams to the 40Ar/39Ar spectra of phlogopites from southern African kimberlites. Geophys. Res. Lett. 13:689-692. 

1986  Sisson, V.B. and Onstott, T.C. Dating blueschist metamorphism: a combined 40Ar/39Ar and electron microprobe approach. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 55:2111-2117. 

1986  Onstott, T.C., Hargraves, R.B., Joubert, P. and Reid, D., Constraints on the tectonic evolution of the Namaqualand mobile belt I: Paleomagnetic and 40Ar/39Ar results from the Haib-Vioolsdrif Igneous Province. Bull. Geol. Soc. S. Afr. 89:117-142. 

1986  Onstott, T.C., Hargraves, R.B. and Joubert, P. Constraints on the tectonic evolution of the Namaqualand mobile belt II: Reconnaissance paleomagnetic and 40Ar/39Ar results from the Namaqua, Kheis, and Natal provinces. Bull. Geol. Soc. S. Afr. 89:143-170. 

1986  Onstott, T.C., Hargraves, R.B. and Reid, D. Constraints on the tectonic evolution of the Namaqualand mobile belt III: Paleomagnetic and 40Ar/39Ar results from the Gannakouriep Dike Swarm. Bull. Geol. Soc. S. Afr. 89:171-183. 


1984  Onstott, T.C., Hargraves, R.B., York, D. and Hall, C.M. Constraints on the Proterozoic motions of the South American and African cratons -- I:  40Ar/39Ar and paleomagnetic correlations between Venezuela and Liberia.  Geol. Soc. Amer. Bull. 95:1045-1054. 


1981  Onstott, T.C. and Hargraves, R.B., Proterozoic transcurrent-tectonics: Evidence from comparison of paleomagnetic data from Venezuela and Africa.  Nature 289:131-136. 


1980  Hargraves, R.B. and Onstott, T.C., Paleomagnetic results from some southern African kimberlites, and their tectonic significance.  Jour. Geophys. Res. 85:3587-3596.  

1980  Onstott, T.C. Application of the Bingham distribution function to paleomagnetic studies. Jour. of Geophys. Res. 85:1500-1510. 

Other Publications

2011 Onstott, T.C. The Hidden Universe, Princeton University Press, in preparation.

2011 Onstott, T.C. Deep-Subsurface Microbiology in Encyclopedia of Astrobiology, Muriel Gargaud (ed.), doi:  10.1007/978-3-642-11274-4, Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg.

2010 Onstott, T.C. Focus On: Subsurface Microbiology Publications. DUSEL Newsletter May.

2010 Onstott, T.C. Focus On: Microbes. DUSEL Newsletter May.

2010  Onstott, T.C., vanHeerden, E. and Murdoch, L., Microbial Life in the Depths of the Earth, Géosciences, la revue du BRGM pour une Terre Durable 11:52-59.

2010  Elsworth, D., Elliott, S., Fairhurst, C., Leitner, D., Murdoch, L., Onstott, T.C., Sobel, H., Sonnenthal, E., Lesko, K., Roggenthen, W. 2009. Underground Science at DUSEL: A window into the Heavens and the Earth. Newsletter, Int. Soc. R. Mechs. No. 10, June.

2009  Elsworth, D., Elliott, S., Leitner, D., Murdoch, L., Onstott, T.C., Sobel, H., Lesko, K., Roggenthen, W. 2009. Underground Science at DUSEL: A window into the Heavens and the Earth. GeoStrata. 24-27.

2009  Onstott, T.C., F. S. Colwell, T. L. Kieft, L. Murdoch, and T. J. Phelps, New Horizons for Deep Subsurface Microbiology.   Microbe 4:499-505.

2002  Onstott, T.C., Biogeochemical and geological significance of subsurface microbiology, In (G. Bitton. ed.), Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology, John Wiley Press, New York, New York, 1453-1468.

2002  Colwell, F.S., Yao, Q-J, Onstott, T.C. and Murphy, E., Microbiology of deep high-temperature sedimentary environments, In (G. Bitton. ed.), Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology, John Wiley Press, New York, New York, 2047-2057.

2001  Balkwill, D., Chen, J., DeFlaun, M.F., Dobbs, F., Dong, H., Fredrickson, J.K., Fuller, M.E., Green, M., Ginn, T., Griffin, T., Holben, W.E., Hubbard, S.S., Johnson, W.P., Long, P.E., Mailloux B.J., Majer, E., McInerney, M., Murray, C.J., Onstott, T.C., Phelps, T.J., Scheibe, T., Swift, D.P., White, D.C. and Wobber, F.J. (2001) Breakthroughs In Field-Scale Bacterial Transport. EOS, 82, 417-425.

2000  Fredrickson, J.K. and Onstott, T.C., Biogeochemical and geological significance of subsurface microbiology, in Subsurface Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry (eds. Fredrickson, J.K. and Fletcher, M.) John Wiley & Sons: Ecological and Applied Microbiology Series. Chap. 1, p. 3-38.

1998  White, D.C., Phelps, T.J., and Onstott, T.C., What’s up down there? Current Opinion in Microbiology 1: 286-290.

1997  Fredrickson, J.K., Chandler, D.P. and Onstott, T.C., Potential for preservation of Halobacteria and their macromolecular constituents in brine inclusions from bedded salt deposits, SPIE 42nd Annual Mtg. Proceedings, 3111:318-329.

1997  Onstott, T.C., Tobin, K., Dong, H., DeFlaun, M.F., Fredrickson, J.K., Bailey, T., Brockman, F., Kieft, T., Peacock, A., White, D.C., and Balkwill, D., The deep gold mines of South Africa: Window into the subsurface biosphere.   SPIE 42nd Annual Mtg. Proceedings, 3111:344-357.

1996  Fredrickson, J.K. and Onstott, T.C., Microbes Deep inside the Earth, Scientific American, v. 275, No. 4, p. 68-73.

1994  Onstott, T.C., Balkwill, D.B., Boone, D.R., Colwell, F.S., Griffin, T., Kieft, T.L., Lehman, R.M., McKinley, J.P., Nierzwicki-bauer, S., Tseng, H-Y, Gao, G., Phelps, T.J., Ringelberg, D., Russell, B., Stevens, T., White, D.C., and Wobber, F.J., DOE seeks origin of deep subsurface bacteria.   EOS, 75, 385-395.