Astrobiology

  • Bowden, S.A. and Parnell, J., 2007. Intracrystalline lipids within sulfates from the Haughton Impact Structure-Implications for survival of lipids on Mars. Icarus, 187(2), 422-429.
  • Bowden, S.A., Wilson, R., Taylor, C., Cooper, J.M. & Parnell, J.  2007.  The extraction of intracrystalline biomarkers and other organic compounds from sulphate minerals using a microfluidic format - a feasibility study for remote fossil-life detection using a microfluidic H-cell.  International Journal of Astrobiology, 6, 27-36.
  • Bowden, S.A., Parnell, J. & Burchell, M.J. 2009. Survival of organic compounds in ejecta from hypervelocity impacts on ice. International Journal of Astrobiology, 8, 19-25.
  • Bowden, S.A., Wilson, R., Cooper, J.M. & Parnell, J. 2010. The use of surface-enhanced Raman scattering for detecting molecular evidence of life in rocks, sediments, and sedimentary deposits. Astrobiology, 10, 629-641.
  • Lindgren, P., Parnell, J., Norman, C., Mark, D.F., Baron, M., Ormo, J., Sturkell, E., Conliffe, J. & Fraser, W. 2007. Formation of uranium-thorium-rich bitumen nodules in the Lockne impact structure, Sweden: A mechanism for carbon concentration at impact sites. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 42, 1961-1969.
  • MEPAG MRR-SAG 2010. The Mars Astrobiology Explorer-Cacher (MAX-C): A Potential Rover Mission for 2018; Final Report of the Mars Mid-Range Rover Science Analysis Group.  Astrobiology, 10, 127-163. 
  • Parnell, J., Cullen, D., Sims, M.R., Bowden, S., Cockell, C.S., Court, R., Ehrenfreud, P., Gaubert, F., Grant, W., Parro, V., Rohmer, M., Sephton, M., Stan-Lotter, H., Steele, A., Toporski, J. & Vago, J. 2007. Searching for Life on Mars: Selection of molecular targets for ESA’s Aurora ExoMars mission. Astrobiology, 7, 578-604.
  • Parnell, J., Boyce, A., Thackrey, S., Muirhead, D., Lindgren, P., Mason, C., Taylor, C., Still, J., Bowden, S., Osinski, G. & Lee, P. 2010. Sulfur isotope signatures for rapid colonization of an impact crater by thermophilic microbes. Geology, 38, 271-274.
  • Pullan, D., Westall, F., Hofmann, B.A., Parnell, J., Cockell, C.S., Edwards, H.G.M, Jorge Villar, S.E., Schröder, C., Cressey, G., Marinangeli, L., Richter, L. and Klingelhöfer, G. 2008. Identification of Morphological Biosignatures in Martian Analog Field Specimens using In Situ Planetary Instrumentation. Astrobiology, 8, 119-156.
  • Spinks, S.C., Parnell, J. & Bowden, S.A.  2010. Reduction spots in the Mesoproterozoic age: implications for life in the early terrestrial record. Astrobiology, doi: 10.1017/S1473550410000273.
  • Wacey, D., Kilburn, M.R., McLoughlin, N., Parnell, J., Stoakes, C.A., Grovenor, C.R.M. & Brasier, M.D. 2008. Using NanoSIMS to test the role of biology in the formation of ambient inclusion trails in a c. 3400 Ma sandstone. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 165, 43-53.

 

Fluid Migration

  • Baron, M., Parnell, J., Mark, D., Carr, A., Przyjalgowski, M. & Feely, M. 2008. Evolution of hydrocarbon migration style in a fractured reservoir deduced from fluid inclusion data, Clair Field, west of Shetland, UK. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 25, 153-172.
  • Blamey, N.J.F., Conliffe, J.F., Parnell, J., Ryder, A.G. & Feely, M. 2009. Application of fluorescence lifetime measurements on single petroleum-bearing fluid inclusions to demonstrate multicharge history in petroleum reservoirs. Geofluids, 9, 330-337.
  • Conliffe, J., Blamey, N.F., Feely, M., Parnell, J. & Ryder, A.G. 2010. Hydrocarbon migration in the Porcupine Basin, offshore Ireland: evidence from fluid inclusion studies. Petroleum Geoscience, 16, 67-76.
  • Mark, D.F., Green, P.F., Parnell, J., Kelley, S.P., Lee, M.R. & Sherlock, S.C. 2008. Late Palaeozoic hydrocarbon migration through the Clair Field, West of Shetland, UK Atlantic margin. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 72, 2510-2533.
  • Mark, D.F., Parnell, J., Kelley, S.P., Lee, M.R. & Sherlock, S.C. 2010. 40Ar/39Ar dating of oil generation and migration at complex continental margins. Geology, 38, 75-78.
  • Parnell, J. 2010. Potential of palaeofluid analysis for understanding oil charge history. Geofluids, 10, 73-82.

 

Meteorites and Impacts:

  • Amor, K., Hesselbo, S.P., Porcelli, D., Thackrey, S. & Parnell, J. 2008. A Precambrian proximal ejecta blanket from Scotland. Geology, 36, 303-306.
  • Bowden, S.A., Parnell, J. & Burchell, M.J. 2009. Survival of organic compounds in ejecta from hypervelocity impacts on ice. International Journal of Astrobiology, 8, 19-25.
  • Dredge, I.D., Parnell, J., Lindgren, P. & Bowden, S. 2010. Elevated flux of cosmic spherules (micrometeorites) in Ordovician rocks of the Durness Group, Northwest Scotland. Scottish Journal of Geology, 46, 7-16.
  • Foucher, F., Westall, F., Brandstatter, F., Demets, R., Parnell, J., Cockell, C.S., Edwards, H.G.M., Beny, J.M. & Brack, A., 2010. Testing the survival of microfossils in artificial Martian sedimentary meteorites during entry into Earth’s atmosphere: The STONE 6 experiment. Icarus, 207, 616-630.
  • Lindgren, P., Parnell, J., Bowden, S., Taylor, C., Osinski, G.R. & Lee, P. 2009. Preservation of biological markers in clasts within impact melt breccias from the Haughton Impact Structure, Devon Island. Astrobiology, 9, 391-400.
  • Parnell, J., Bowden, S. A., Osinski, G. R., Lee, P., Green, P., Taylor, C. & Baron, M..  2007.  Organic geochemistry of impactites from the Haughton impact structure, Devon island, Nunavut, Canada. .  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 71, 1800-1819.
  • Parnell, J., Bowden, S., Osinski, G.R., Taylor, C.W. & Lee, P.  2008.  The transfer of organic signatures from bedrock to sediment.  Chemical Geology, 247, 242-252.
  • Parnell, J., Mark, D. & Brandstatter, F. 2008. Response of sandstone to atmospheric heating during the STONE-5 experiment: Implications for the palaeofluid record in meteorites. Icarus, 197, 282-290.
  • Parnell, J. 2009. Global mass wasting at continental margins during Ordovician high meteorite influx. Nature Geoscience, 2, 57-61.
  • Parnell, J., Boyce, A., Thackrey, S., Muirhead, D., Lindgren, P., Mason, C., Taylor, C., Still, J., Bowden, S., Osinski, G. & Lee, P. 2010. Sulfur isotope signatures for rapid colonization of an impact crater by thermophilic microbes. Geology, 38, 271-274.
  • Parnell, J., Taylor, C.W., Thackrey, S., Osinski, G.R. & Lee, P. 2010. Permeability data for impact breccias imply focussed hydrothermal fluid flow. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 106, 171-175.
  • Wright, A.J., Parnell, J. & Ames, D. E. 2010. Carbon spherules in Ni-Cu-PGE sulphide deposits in the Sudbury impact structure, Canada. Precambrian Research, 177, 23-38.

 

Organic Geochemistry

  • Bowden, S.A., Farrimond, P., Snape, C.E., & Love, G.D. .  2006.  Compositional differences in biomarker constituents of the hydrocarbon, resin, asphaltene and kerogen fractions: An example from the Jet Rock (Yorkshire, UK).  Organic Geochemistry, 37, 369-383.
  • Bowden, S.A., Monaghan, P.B., Wilson, R., Parnell, J. & Cooper, J.M..  2006.  The liquid-liquid diffusive extraction of hydrocarbons from a North Sea oil using a microfluidic format..  Lab on a Chip, 6, 740-743.
  • Brocks, J.J., Love, G.D., Summons, R.E., Knoll, A.H., Logan. G.A. & Bowden, S.B..  2005.  Biomarker evidence for green and purple sulphur bacteria in a stratified Palaeoproterozoic sea.  Nature, 437,866 – 870.
  • Court, R.W., Sephton, M.A., Parnell, J. & Gilmour, I. 2007. Raman spectroscopy of irradiated organic matter. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 71, 2547-2568. 
  • Love, G.D., Bowden, S.D, Jahnke, L.L., Snape, C.E., Campbell, C.N., Day, J.G. Summons. R.E. .  2005.  A catalytic hydropyrolysis method for the rapid screening of microbial cultures for lipid biomarkers..  Organic Geochemistry, 36, 63-82.
  • Parnell, J., Bowden, S. A., Osinski, G. R., Lee, P., Green, P., Taylor, C. & Baron, M..  2007.  Organic geochemistry of impactites from the Haughton impact structure, Devon island, Nunavut, Canada. .  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 71, 1800-1819.
  • Parnell, J., Bowden, S., Andrews, J. T., & Taylor, C.  2007.  Biomarker determination as a provenance tool for detrital carbonate events (Heinrich events?): Fingerprinting quaternary glacial sources into Baffin Bay. .  Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 257(1-2), 71-82.
  • Parnell, J., Bowden, S., Osinski, G.R., Taylor, C.W. & Lee, P.  2008.  The transfer of organic signatures from bedrock to sediment.  Chemical Geology, 247, 242-252.
  • Wilson, R., Monaghan, P., Bowden, S.A., Parnell, J. & Copper, J.M.  2007.  Surface-enhanced Raman signatures of pigmentation of cyanobacteria from within geological samples in a spectroscopic-microfluidic flow cell.  Analytical Chemistry, 79, 7036-7041.