Professor Stephen Eggins

PhD 1991 University of Tasmania
Honorary Professor

Academic Education and Qualifications

  • 1991 PhD, University of Tasmania  
  • 1985 BAppSc (Hons), University of NSW 


Employment History

  • Oct. 2015 -  Oct.2020   Director, RSES, ANU
  • Jan. 2015 -                     Professor, RSES, ANU
  • Jan. 2007 - Dec. 2014  Senior Fellow, RSES, ANU
  • Apr. 2001 - Jan. 2007  Fellow, RSES, ANU
  • Jan. 2000 - Mar. 2001  Research Fellow, Dept. of Geology, ANU
  • Jan. 1995 - Dec.1999   Research Fellow (ARC), Dept. of Geology, ANU
  • Jun. 1994 - Dec. 1994  Research Fellow, RSES, ANU
  • Jun. 1991 - Jun.1994   Postdoctoral Fellow (ARC) RSES, ANU

Research interests

My research focuses on the use of novel isotope and trace element approaches to problems in the Earth and environmental science, in particular understanding biomineralisation processes and how trace elements and isotopes are incorporated into the shells and skeletons of marine calcifiers, as well as developing and applying geochemical proxies to reconstruct past conditions in the ocean. My current research interests are centred on:

  1. Laboratory culture of marine organisms under controlled conditions to measure responses in shell/skeleton chemistry to environmental conditions including ocean acidification
  2. Laser ablation microsampling methods and ICP-based instrumental methods for accurate and precise, spatially resolved, in-situ analysis of trace elements and isotope ratios
  3. Innovative use of enriched stable isotope and elemental markers with microanalysis techniques (eprobe, LA-ICPMS, microCT), material characterisation (TEM, FTIR, Raman) and fluorescent probe techniques to investigate biomineralization processes.
  4. Measuring the effects of and interactions between changing ocean chemistry and calcification from the organism through to ocean scale.
  5. Exploring adaptation and mitigation options to counter the effects of rising CO2 and related stressors in marine environments.



  • Tatsumi Y & Eggins SM (1995). Subduction zone magmatism. Blackwells, pp285.


    Journal Articles


    • Schneider L, Eggins S, Maher W, Voigt RC, Krikowa F, Kinsley L, Eggins SM, Da Silveira R (2015) An evaluation of the use of reptile dermal scutes as a non-invasive method to monitor mercury concentrations in the environment Chemosphere 119, 163-170
    • JS Fehrenbacher, HJ Spero, AD Russell, L Vetter, S Eggins Optimizing LA-ICPMS analytical procedures for elemental depth profilingof foraminifera shells. Chemical Geology 407, 2-9 
    • Hollis CJ, BR Hines, K Littler, V Villasante-Marcos, DK Kulhanek, CP Strong, JC Zachos, SM Eggins, L Northcote, A Phillips. (2015) Onset of the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum in the southern Pacific Ocean (DSDP site 277, Campbell Plateau). Climate of the Past Discussions 11 (1), 243-278
    • Sossi PA, Halverson GP, Nebel O, Eggins SM (2015) Combined separation of Cu, Fe, and Zn from rock matrices and improved protocols for stable isotope determination. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research 39 (2), 129-149, doi:10.1111/j.1751-908X.2014.00298.x 
    • JP D'Olivo, MT McCulloch, SM Eggins, J Trotter (2015) Coral records of reef-water pH across the central Great Barrier Reef, Australia: assessing the influence of river runoff on inshore reefs. Biogeosciences 12 (4), 1223-1236
    • Spero HJ, Eggins SM, Russell AD, Vetter L, Honisch B (in press, accepted 19th October 2014) Timing and mechanism of intratest Mg/Ca variation in a living planktic foraminifer. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 409, 32-42


    • Grün, R, Eggins, S, Kinsley, L, Mosely, H, Sambridge, M (2015). Laser ablation U-series analysis of fossil bones and teeth. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 416, 150-167, DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2014.07.023.
    • Starrs D, Ebner BC, Eggins SM, Fulton CJ (2013) Longevity in maternal transmission of isotopic marks in a tropical freshwater rainbowfish and the implications for offspring morphology. Marine and Freshwater Research 64 1-9.
    • Komugabe AF, Fallon SJ, Thresher RE, Eggins SM (2013) Modern Tasman Sea surface reservoir ages from deep sea black corals. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 99 207-212
    • Starrs D, Davis JT, Schlafer J, Ebner BC, Eggins SM, Fulton CJ (2014) Maternally transmitted isotopes and their effects on larval fish: a validation of dual isotopic marks within a meta-analysis context. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 71, 1-11
    • Kawakubo Y, Yokoyama Y, Suzuki A, Okai T, Alibert C, Kinsley L, Eggins S (2014) Precise determination of Sr/Ca by laser ablation ICP-MS compared to ICP-AES and application to multi-century temperate corals. Geochemical Journal 48, 145-152
    • Darrenogue N, De Deckker P, Eggins S, Payri C (2014) Sea-surface temperature reconstruction from trace element variations of tropical coralline red algae. Quaternary Science Reviews 93, 34-46
    • Willmes M, McMorrow L, Kinsley L, Armstrong R, Aubert A, Eggins S, Falguères C, Maureille B, Moffat I, Grün R (2014) The IRHUM (isotopic reconstruction of Human Migration) database- bioavailable strontium isotope ratios for geochemical fingerprinting in France. Earth System Science Databases 6(1), 117-122.
    • Tynan S, Dutton A, Eggins S, Opdyke B (2014) Oxygen isotop records of the Australian flat oyster (Ostrea angasi) as a potential temperature archive. Marine Geology 357, 195-209.
    • El-Deftar MM, Speers N, Eggins S, Foster S, Robertson J, Lennard C (2014) Assessment of forensic application of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) for the discrimination of Australian window glass. Forensic Science International 241, 46-54.


    • Vetter L, Kozdon R, Mora CI, Eggins SM, Valley JW, Honisch B, Spero, H (2013) Micron-scale intrashell oxygen isotope variation in cultured planktic foraminifers Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 107 267-278
    • Darrenougue N, De Deckker P, Payri C, Eggins S, Fallon S (2013) Growth and chronology of the rhodolith forming, coralline red alga Sporolithon durum. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 474, 105-199
    • Kuroyanagi A, da Rocha RE, Bijma J, Spero HJ, Russell, AD, Eggins, SM, Kawahata, H (2013) Effect of dissolved oxygen concentration on planktonic foraminifera through laboratory culture experiments and implications for oceanic anoxic events. Marine Micropaleontology 101 28-32
    • Nebel O, Arculus RJ, van Westrenen W, Woodhead JD, Jenner FE, Nebel-Jacobsen, YJ, Wille M, Eggins SM, (2013) Coupled Hf-Nd-Pb isotope co-variations of HIMU oceanic island basalts from Mangaia, Cook-Austral islands, suggest an Archean source component in the mantle transition zone. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 112 87-101.
    • Yu JM, Anderson RF, Jin ZD, Rae JWB, Opdyke BN, Eggins, SM (2013) Responses of the deep ocean carbonate system to carbon reorganization during the Last Glacial-interglacial cycle Quaternary Science Reviews 76 39-52
    •  Hönisch B, Allen KA, Lea DW, Spero HJ, Eggins SM, Arbuszewski J, deMenocal P, Rosenthal Y, Russell AD, Elderfield, H (2013) The influence of salinity on Mg/Ca in planktic foraminifers - Evidence from cultures, core-top sediments and complementary delta O-18. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 121 196-213.
    • Dyar MD, Eggins SM & King PL, 2013. Changing Research Direction in the Middle of an Academic Career, Elements, December 2013, 9, 47


    • Kamenetsky VS, Eggins SM (2012) Systematics of metals, metalloids, and volatiles in MORB melts: Effects of partial melting, crystal fractionation and degassing (a case study of Macquarie Island glasses) Chemical Geology 302, 76-86
    • Sambridge M, Grün R, Eggins S (2012)  U-series dating of bone in an open system: The diffusion-adsorption-decay model. Quaternary Geochronology 9 42-53
    • Park J-W, Campbell IH, Eggins SM (2012) Enrichment of Rh, Ru, Ir and Os in Cr spinels from oxidised magmas: Evidence from Ambae volcano, Vanuatu. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 78, 28-50.
    • Allen KA, Hönisch B, Eggins SM, Rosenthal Y (2012) Environmental controls on B/Ca in calcite tests of the tropical planktic foraminifer species Globigerinoides ruber and Globigerinoides sacculifer. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 351 270-280.
    • Aubert M, Pike AWG, Stringer C, Bartsiokas A, Kinsley L, Eggins S, Day M, Grün R (2012). Confirmation of a late middle Pleistocene age for the Omo Kibish 1 cranium by direct uranium-series dating. Journal of Human Evolution, 63 (5), 704-710


    • Ewing TA, Rubatto D, Eggins SM (2011) In situ measurement of hafnium isotopes in rutile by LA-MC-ICPMS: Protocol and applications. Chemical Geology 281 (1-2) 72-82 
    • Iizuka T, Eggins SM, McCulloch MT (2011) Precise and accurate determination of 147Sm/144Nd and 143Nd/144Nd in monazite using laser ablation-MC-ICPMS. Chemical Geology 282 (1-2) 45-57
    • Hoenisch B, Allen KA, Russell AD, Eggins SM, Spero HJ, Lea DW (2011) Planktic foraminifers as recorders of seawater Ba/Ca. Marine Micropaleontology 79 (1-2) 52-57
    • Mallela J, Hermann J, Rapp RP, Eggins SM (2011) Fine-scale phosphorus distribution in coral skeletons: combining X-ray mapping by electronprobe microanalysis and LA-ICP-MS. Coral Reefs 30 (3) 813-818
    • Allen KA, Hönisch B, Eggins SM, Spero HJ (2011). Controls on boron incorporation in cultured tests of the planktic foraminifer Orbulina universa. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 309 (3-4) 291-301
    • Grun R, Eggins S, Kinsley L, Prat S, Hinguant S, Colleter R (2011) Least destructive rapid scanning of human teeth to test their suitability for U-series analysis. PaleoAnthropology 390a, 397
    • Olley R, Young RG, Closs GP, Kristensen EA, Bickel TO, Deans NA, Davey LN, Eggins SM (2011) Recruitment sources of brown trout identified by otolith trace element signature. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 45 (3) 395-411


    • Grün R, Eggins S, Aubert M  (2010) ESR and U-series analyses of faunal material from Cuddie Springs, NSW, Australia: implications for the timing of the extinction of the Australian megafauna. Quaternary Science Reviews 29 (5-6) 596-610
    • Sadekov AY, Eggins SM, Klinkhammer GP (2010) Effects of seafloor and laboratory dissolution on the Mg/Ca composition of Globigerinoides sacculifer and Orbulina universa tests - A laser ablation ICPMS microanalysis perspective. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 292 (3-4) 312-324
    • Wille M, Sutton J, Ellwood MJ, Maher WM, Eggins SM (2010) Silicon isotopic fractionation in marine sponges: A new model for understanding silicon isotopic variations in sponges. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 292 (3-4) 281-289
    • de Torres T, Ortiz JE, Grün R, Eggins SM (2010) Timing of the hominid (Homo Neanderthalensis) remains accumulation from El Sidron cave (Pilona, Asturias, North Spain): An example of a multi-methodological approach to the dating of upper Pleistocene. Archaeometry 52 680-705
    • Raynal J-P, Sbihi-Alaoui F-Z, Mohib A, Grün R, Eggins SM (2010) Hominid Cave at Thomas Quarry I (Casablanca, Morocco): Recent findings and their context. Quaternary International  223 369-382


    • Wang CY, Campbell IH, Allen CM, Eggins SM (2009) Rate of growth of the preserved North American continental crust: Evidence from Hf and O isotopes in Mississippi detrital zircons. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 73 (3) 712-728
    • Cunningham HS, Turner SP, Dosseto A, Eggins SM (2009) Temporal Variations in U-series Disequilibria in an Active Caldera, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. Journal of Petrology 50 (3) 507-529
    • Cunningham HS, Turner SP, Patia H, Eggins SM (2010) 210Pb/226Ra variations during the 1994-2001 intracaldera volcanism at Rabaul Caldera. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 184 (3-4) 416-426
    • Sadekov A, Eggins SM, De Deckker P (2009) Surface and subsurface seawater temperature reconstruction using Mg/Ca microanalysis of planktonic foraminifera Globigerinoides ruber, Globigerinoides sacculifer, and Pulleniatina obliquiloculata. Paleoceanography 24 PA3201   doi: 10.1029/2008PA001664


    • Grün, R, Wells, R, Eggins, S, Spooner, N, Aubert, M, Brown, L, Rhodes, E (2008) Electron spin resonance dating of South Australian megafauna sites. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 55 (6-7) 917-935
    • Pena, LD, Cacho, I, Calvo, E, Pelejero, C, Eggins, S, Sadekov, A (2008) Characterization of contaminant phases in foraminifera carbonates by electron microprobe mapping. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 9 Q07012, DI 10.1029/2008GC002018
    • Sun, WD, Hu, YH, Kamenetsky, VS, Eggins, SM, Chen, M, Arculus, RJ (2008) Constancy of Nb/U in the mantle revisited. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 72 (14) 3542-3549
    • Sadekov, A, Eggins, SM, De Deckker, P, Kroon, D (2008) Uncertainties in seawater thermometry deriving from intratest and intertest Mg/Ca variability in Globigerinoides ruber. Paleoceanography 23 (1) AR PA1215 DI 10.1029/2007PA001452
    • Greaves, M, Caillon, N, Rebaubier, H, Bartoli, G, Bohaty, S, Cacho, I, Clarke, L, Cooper, M, Daunt, C, Delaney, M, deMenocal, P, Dutton, A, Eggins, S, Elderfield, H, Garbe-Schoenberg, D, Goddard, E, Green, D, Groeneveld, J, Hastings, D, Hathorne, E, Kimoto, K, Klinkhammer, G, Labeyrie, L, Lea, DW, Marchitto, T, Martinez-Boti, MA, Mortyn, PG, Ni, Y, Nuernberg, D, Paradis, G, Pena, L, Quinn, T, Rosenthal, Y, Russell, A, Sagawa, T, Sosdian, S, Stott, L, Tachikawa, K, Tappa, E, Thunell, R, Wilson, PA (2008) Interlaboratory comparison study of calibration standards for foraminiferal Mg/Ca thermometry. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 9 Q08010 DI 10.1029/2008GC001974
    • O'Neill HSC, Berry AJ, Eggins SM (2008) The solubility and oxidation state of tungsten in silicate melts: Implications for the comparative chemistry of W and Mo in planetary differentiation processes Chemical Geology 255 (3-4) 346-359


    • Bernal JP, Eggins SM, McCulloch MT, Grün R, and Eggleton RA (2007) Dating of chemical weathering processes by in situ measurement of U-series disequilibria in supergene Fe-oxy/hydroxides using LA-MC-ICPMS.  Chemical Geology.
    • Falloon TJ, Danyushevsky LV, Crawford AJ, Maas R, Woodhead JD, Eggins SM, Bloomer SH, Wright DJ, Zlobin SK, Stacey AR (2007) Multiple mantle plume components involved in the petrogenesis of subduction-related lavas from the northern termination of the Tonga Arc and northern Lau Basin: Evidence from the geochemistry of arc and backarc submarine volcanics. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 8, Q09003, DI 10.1029/2007GC001619
    • Fleitmann D, Dunbar RB, McCulloch M, Mudelsee M, Vuille M, McClanahan TR, Cole JE, Eggins, S (2007) East African soil erosion recorded in a 300 year old coral colony from Kenya. Geophysical Research Letters 34(4) L04401, DI 10.1029/2006GL028525
    • Smith TM, Tafforeau, P, Reid, DJ, Grün, R, Eggins, S, Boutakiout, M, Hublin, J.-J, (2007) Earliest evidence of modern human life history in North African early Homo sapiens. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America, 104(15) 6128-6133


    • Grün R, Maroto J, Eggins S, Stringer C, Robertson S, Taylor L, Mortimer G, and McCulloch M (2006) ESR and U-series analyses of enamel and dentine fragments of the Banyoles mandible. Journal of Human Evolution 50 (3) 347-358.
    • Wysocanksi R, Wright IC, Gamble JA, Hauri EH, Luhr JF, Eggins SM, Handler MR (2006). Volatile contents of Kermadec Arc-havre-Trough pillow glasses: fingerprinting slab-derived aqueous fluids in the mantle sources of arc and back-arc lavas. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 152 (1-2) 55-73
    • Trotter JA and Eggins SM (2006) Chemical systematics of conodont apatite determined by laser ablation ICPMS. Chemical Geology 233, 196-216
    • Grün, R, Eggins, S, Wells, RT, Rhodes, E, Bestland, E, Spooner, N, Ayling, M, Forbes, M, McCulloch, M (2006) A cautionary tale from down under: Dating megafauna site on Kangaroo island, the Black Creek swamp south Australia. Quaternary Geochronology, 1 (2) 142-150
    • Barker S, Cox SF, Eggins SM, Gagan MK (2006). Microchemical evidence for episodic growth of antitaxial veins during fracture-controlled fluid flow. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 250 (1-2) 331-344


    • Price RC, Gamble JA, Smith IEM, Stewart RB, Eggins S, and Wright IC (2005). An integrated model for the temporal evolution of andesites and rhyolites and crustal development in New Zealand’s North Island. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 140 (1-3), 1-24.
    • Pike AWG, Eggins S, Grün R, Hedges REM, Jacobi RM (2005). U-series dating of the Late Pleistocene mammalian fauna from Wood Quarry (Steetley), Nottinghamshire, UK Journal of Quaternary Science, 20 (1), 59-65.
    • Eggins SM, Grün R, McCulloch MTM, Pike AWG, Chappell J, Kinsley L, Mortimer GE, Shelley JMG, Murray-Wallace CV, Spötl C, and Taylor L (2005) In situ U-series dating by laser-ablation multi-collector ICPMS: new prospects for Quaternary geochronology. Quaternary Science Reviews 24, 2523-2538.
    • Pena L, Calvo E, Cacho I, Eggins SM, and Pelejero C. (2005) Identification and removal of Mn-Mg-rich contaminant phases in foraminiferal tests: Implications for Mg/Ca past temperature reconstructions. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems. 6, Q09P02, doi:10.1029/2005 GC000930. 
    • Coppa A, Grün R, Stringer C, Eggins S, and Vargiu R (2005) Newly recognized Pleistocene human teeth from Tabun Cave, Israel. Journal of Human Evolution 49, 301-315. 
    • Sadekov A, Eggins SM, and DeDeckker P. (2005) Characterisation of Mg/Ca distributions in planktonic foraminifera species by electron microprobe mapping. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 6(1), Q12P06, doi:10.1029/2005GC000973 
    • Bernal JP, Eggins SM, and McCulloch MT. Accurate in situ 238U-234U-232Th-230Th analysis of silicate glasses and iron oxides by laser-ablation MC‑ICP‑MS. Journal of Analytical and Atomic Spectrometry 20, 1240-1249. 
    • Grün R, Stringer C, McDermott F, Nathan R, Porat N, Robertson S, Taylor L, Mortimer G, Eggins S, and McCulloch M (2005) U-series and ESR analyses of bones and teeth relating to the human burials from Skhul. Journal of Human Evolution 49, 316-334. 
    • Glikson AY, Eggins S, Golding SD, Haines PW, Iasky RP, Mernagh TP, Mory AJ, Pirajno F, and Uysal IT (2005) Microchemistry and microstructures of hydrothermally altered shock-metamorphosed basement gneiss, Woodleigh impact structure, Southern Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 52, 555-573. 
    • Spandler C, Worden K, Arculus R, and Eggins S (2005) Igneous rocks of the Brook Street Terrane, New Zealand: implications for Permian tectonics of eastern Gondwana and magma genesis in modern intra-oceanic volcanic arcs. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 48, 167-183. 


    • Eggins SM, Sadekov A, and De Deckker P (2004). Modulation and banding of Mg/Ca in Orbulina universa tests by symbiont photosynthesis and respiration: A complication for seawater thermometry? Earth Planetary Science Letters, 225, 411-419. 
    • Woodhead J, Hergt J, Shelley M, Eggins S, and Kemp R (2004). Zircon Hf analysis with an excimer laser, depth profiling, ablation of complex geometries and concomitant age estimation. Chemical Geology, 209, 121-135. 
    • Pike AWG, Eggins S, Grün R, and Thackeray F (2004). U-series dating of TP1, an almost complete skeleton from Tuinplaas (Springbok Flats), South Africa. South African Journal of Science, 100, 381-383.


    • Eggins S., Grün R., Pike A.W.G, Shelley M., Taylor L. (2003) 238U and 232Th profiling and U-series isotope anaysis of fossil teeth by laser ablation-ICPMS. Quaternary Science Reviews 22, 1373-1382.
    • Eggins, S.M., De Deckker P., and Marshall, J. (2003) Mg/Ca variation in planktonic foraminifera tests:implications for reconstructing palaeo-seawater temperature and habitat migration. Earth Planetary Science Letters 212, 291-306.
    • Eggins, S.M. (2003) Laser ablation ICP-MS analysis of geological materials as lithiumborate glasses. Geostandards Newsletter:The Journal of Geostandards and Geoanalysis 27, 147-162.
    • Sun W., Bennett V.C., Eggins S.M., Kamenetsky V.S. & Arculus R.J (2003) Evidence for enhanced mantle to crust rheniym transfer from undegassed arc magmas. Nature 422, 294-297.
    • Sun W.D., Arculus R.J., Bennett V.C & Eggins S.M (2003) Evidence for rhenium enrichment in the mantle wedge from submarine arc-like volcanic glasses (Papua New Guinea) Geology 31, (10) 845-848.
    • Sun W., Bennett V.C, Eggins S.M., Arculus R.J (2003) Rhenium systematics in submarine MORB and back-arc basin glasses: laser ablation ICP-MS results. Chemical Geology 196, (1-4) 259-281.
    • Spandler C.J., Arculus R.J., Eggins S.M., Mavrogenes J.A., Price R.C. & Reay A.J. (2003) Petrogenesis of the Greenhills Complex, Southland, New Zealand:magmatic differentiation and cumulate formation at the roots of a Permian island-arc volcano. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 144, 703-721.
    • Danyushevsky L.D., Perfit M.R., Eggins S.M. and Falloon T.J. (2003) Crustal origin for coupled 'ultra-depleted' and 'plagioclase' signatures in MORB olivine-hosted melt inclusions:evidence from the Siquerios Transform Fault, East Pacific Rise. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 144, 619-637.
    • Witt-Erickschen G., Seck H.A., Mezger K., Eggins S.M. and Altherr R. (2003) Lihtopsheric mantle evolution beaneath the Eifel (Germany):constraints from Sr-Nd-Pb isotopes and trace element abundances in spinel peridotite and pyroxenite xenoliths. Journal of Petrology 44, (6) 1077-1095.
    • Grün R., Beaumont P., Tobias P.V. and Eggins S.M. (2003) On the age of Border Cave 5 human mandible. Journal of Human Evolution 45: 155-167.
    • Parkinson I.J., Aruclus R.J. and Eggins S.M (2003) Peridotite xenoliths from Grenada, Lesser Antilles Island Arc. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 146, (2) 241-262.
    • Bryant C.J., Arculus R.J. and Eggins S.M. (2003) The geochemical evolution of the Izu-Bonin arc system: A perspective from tephras recovered by deep-sea drilling. Geochemistry, Geophysics Geosystems 4,1094 Nov 11 DOI.


    • Eggins S.M., and Shelley J.M.G (2002) Compositional heterogeneity in NIST SRM 610-617 glasses. Geostandards Newsletter 26 (3), 269-286.
    • O'Neill H. and Eggins S.M. (2002) The effect of melt composition on trace element partitioning: an experimental investigation of the activity coefficients of FeO, NiO, CoO, MoO2 and MoO3 in silicate melts. Chemical Geology186 (1-2), 151-181 JUN 1.
    • Vicenzi E.P., Eggins S.M., Logan A. (2002) Microbeam characterization of coming archeological reference glasses: new additions to the Smithsonian microbeam standards collection. Journal Res.National Institute Standards 107 (6),719-727.
    • Kamenetsky V.S., Sobolev A.V., Eggins S.M., Crawford A.J. and Arculus R.J. (2002) Olivine-enriched melt inclusions in chromites from low-Ca boninites, Cape Vogel, Papua New Guinea:evidence for ultramafic primary magma, refractory mantle source and enriched components. Chemical Geology 184, (1-4):287-303.


    • Davidson G.J, Stolz A.J. and Eggins S.M. (2001). Geochemical anatomy of silica iron exhalites: evidence for hydrothermal oxyanion cycling in response to vent fluid redox and thermal evolution (Mt Windsor Subprovince, Australia). Economic Geology 96, 1201-1226.
    • Woodhead J.D., Hergt J.M., Davidson J.P. and Eggins S.M. (2001). Hafnium isotope evidence for çonservative'element mobility during subduction zone processes. Earth Planet. Sci Lett. 193,331-346.
    • Degeling H, Eggins S, & Ellis DJ (2001) Zr budgets for metamorphic reactions and the formation of zircon from garnet breakdown. Mineralogical Magazine 65, 749-758.
    • Green DH, Falloon TJ, Eggins SM et al. (2001). Primary magmas and mantle temperatures. Eur. J. Mineralogy, 13, 437-451.


    • Kamenetsky V, Everard JL, Crawford AJ, Varne R, & Eggins SM, (2000). Enriched end-member of primitive MORB melts: petrology and geochemistry of glasses from MacQuarie Island (SW Pacific) J. Petrology, 41, 411-430.
    • Danyushevsky L, Eggins SM, Falloon TJ & Christie D, (2000). H2O abundance in depleted to moderately enriched mid-ocean ridge magmas: Part 1: incompatible behaviour, implications for mantle storage, and origin of regional variations. J Petrology, 41, 1329-1364.
    • Spandler CJ, Eggins SM, Arculus RJ et al (2000) Using melt inclusions to determine parent-magma compositions of layered intrusions: Applications to the Greenhills Complex (New Zealand), a platinum group minerals-bearing, island arc intrusion. Geology, 28, 991-994.


    • Bryant CJ, Arculus RJ & Eggins SM (1999). Laser ablation-ICPMS and tephras: a new approach to understanding arc magma genesis. Geology, 27, 1119-1122.
    • Kamenetsky V, Wolfe RC, Eggins SM, Mernagh T & Bastrakov E, (1999) Silicate-salt melt inclusions in clinopyroxene from the Balut Dyke at Dinkidi (Phillippines) porphyry copper deposit: a record of the initial stage of ore formation. Geology, 27, 691-694.
    • Turner SJ, Hawkesworth CJ, Peate D, Eggins SM & Crawford AJ (1999) Two mantle domains and timescales of fluid transfer beneath the Vanuatu arc. Geology, 27, 963-966.


    • Kamenetsky D, Eggins SM, Green DH, Crawford AJ & Gasparron M (1998) Calcic melt inclusions in primitive olivine at 43°N MAR: evidence for melt-rock reaction/ melting involving clinopyroxene-rich lithologies. Earth Planet Sci Lett, 160, 115-132.
    • Shane P, Black T, Eggins S & Westgate J(1998). Late Miocene marine tephra beds: recorders of rhyolitic volcanism in North Island, New Zealand. New Zealand J. Geol. & Geophys., 41, 165-178.
    • Woodhead J, Eggins SM, & Johnson RW, (1998). Magma genesis in the New Britain island arc: further insights into melting and mass transfer processes. J. Petrology, 39, 1641-1668.
    • Eggins SM, Rudnick RL, & McDonough WF (1998). The composition of peridotites and their minerals, a laser-ablation ICPMS study. Earth Planet Sci. Lett., 154, 53-71.
    • Eggins SM, Kinsley LK, & Shelley JMG (1998). Deposition and element fractionation processes occurring during atmospheric pressure laser sampling for analysis by ICPMS. Applied Surface Science. 127-129, 278-286.


    • Kamenetsky D, Crawford AJ, Eggins SM & Muhe R (1997) Phenocryst and melt inclusion chemistry of near-axis seamounts, Valu Fa Ridge, Lau Basin: insight into mantle wedge melting and the addition of subduction components. Earth Planet Sci. Lett., 151, 205-224.
    • Fraser G, Ellis D, & Eggins S (1997). Zirconium abundance in granulite-facies minerals, with implication for zircon geochronology. Geology, 25, 607-610.
    • Sylvester PJ & Eggins SM, (1997). Analysis of Re, Au, Pd, Pt and Rh in NIST glass certified reference materials and natural basalt glasses by laser ablation-ICPMS. Geostandards Newsletter, 21, 215-229.
    • Crawford AJ, Lanyon R, Elmes M, & Eggins S (1997) Geochemistry and significance of basaltic rocks dredged from the South Tasman Rise and adjacent seamounts. Aust. J. Earth. Sci., 44, 621-632.
    • Eggins SM, Woodhead JD, Kinsley LPJ, Sylvester P, McCulloch MT, Hergt JM, & Handler MR (1997) A simple method for the precise determination of 40 or more trace elements in geological samples by ICPMS using enriched isotope internal standardisation. Chem. Geol., 134, 311-326.


    • Johnson RW, McKee CO, Eggins SM, Woodhead J, Arculus RJ, Chappell BW, and Sheraton J, (1995). Taking petrological pathways towards understanding Rabaul's restless caldera. EOS, 76, 171-180.
    • Lanyon R., Crawford A.J., and Eggins SM, (1995) Westward migration of pacific Occean upper mantle into the Southern Ocean region between Australia and Antarctica. Geology, 23, 511-514.


    • Eggins SM, (1993). Differentiation and evolution of arc picrites, Ambae (Aoba), Vanuatu. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol., 114, 79-100.
    • Woodhead J, Eggins S, & Gamble J, 1993. High field strength and transition element systematics in island arc and back-arc basin basalts. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 114, 491-504.
    • Siggurdsson IA, Kamenetsky VS, Crawford AJ, Eggins SM, and Zlobin SK (1993). Primitive island arc and oceanic lavas from the Hunter Ridge0Hunter Fracture Zone. Evidence from glass, olviine and spinel compositions. Mineralogy and Petrology, 47, 149-169.


    • Eggins SM, (1992). Petrogenesis of Hawaiian Tholeiites:1, phase equilibria constraints. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol., 110, 387-397.
    • Eggins SM, (1992). Petrogenesis of Hawaiian Tholeiites: 2, aspects of dynamic melt segregation. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol., 110, 398-410.


    • Eggins SM, Green D.H., and Falloon, T.J., (1991). The Tasmantid Seamounts: shallow melting and contamination of an EM1 mantle plume. Earth Planet. Science Lett., 107, 448-462.


    • Crawford AJ, Falloon TJ and Eggins SM (1987). The origin of island arc high-alumina basalts. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol., 97, 417-430.
    • Eggins SM and Hensen BJ (1987). The evolution of mantle-derived, augite-hypersthene granodiorites by crystal-liquid fractionation: Barrington Tops Batholith, eastern Australia. Lithos, 290, 295-310.


    Book Chapters

    • Ito E. De Deckker P., and Eggins S.M. (2003) Ostraocodes and their shell chemistry:implications for paleohyologic and paleoclimatoligc applications. In: Bridging the Gap-trends in the Ostracode Biological and Geological Sciences. Ed R.D. White. The Paleotological Society Special Publications, Vol. 9, November 2003, pp 119-151. Yale University, New Haven CT.

    EMSC1006 The Blue Planet - An Introduction to Earth System Science

    EMSC3023 Marine Biogeochemistry 

    EMSC3019 Coral Reef Field Studies