Dr Grant Cox

Grant Cox
ARC Senior Research Associate
School of Physical Sciences
Faculty of Sciences

I am an earth scientist who conducts research on the geochemistry of geological and environmental samples. My research broadly centres around the interaction between solid earth processes, such as tectonics and magmatism, with the Earth’s oceans, atmosphere and climate. Specifically, this work involves investigations into continental weathering, sedimentary provenance, sequence stratigraphy, sedimentary basin development, the development and distribution of black shales, ocean redox and the rise of atmospheric oxygen.

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Dr Grant Cox

I am an earth scientist who conducts research on the geochemistry of geological and environmental samples. My research broadly centres around the interaction between solid earth processes, such as tectonics and magmatism, with the Earth’s oceans, atmosphere and climate. Specifically, this work involves investigations into continental weathering, sedimentary provenance, sequence stratigraphy, sedimentary basin development, the development and distribution of black shales, ocean redox and the rise of atmospheric oxygen.

I am an earth scientist who conducts research on the geochemistry of geological and environmental samples. My research broadly centres around the interaction between solid earth processes, such as tectonics and magmatism, with the Earth’s oceans, atmosphere and climate. Specifically, this work involves investigations into continental weathering, sedimentary provenance, sequence stratigraphy, sedimentary basin development, the development and distribution of black shales, ocean redox and the rise of atmospheric oxygen.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2017 ARC Research Fellow University of Adelaide
2015 - 2017 Research Fellow Curtin University
2012 - 2015 Vanier Scholar McGill University

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
University of Adelaide Australia B.Sc
McGill University, Montreal Canada PhD
Charles Sturt University Australia B.Bus

Research Interests

Climate Change Processes, Earth Sciences

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Uhlein, G. J., Uhlein, A., Stevenson, R., Halverson, G. P., Caxito, F. A. & Cox, G. M. (2017). Early to late Ediacaran conglomeratic wedges from a complete foreland basin cycle in the southwest São Francisco Craton, Bambuí Group, Brazil. Precambrian Research, 299, 101-116.
10.1016/j.precamres.2017.07.020
2017 Kunzmann, M., Gibson, T., Halverson, G., Hodgskiss, M., Bui, T., Carozza, D. ... Wing, B. (2017). Iron isotope biogeochemistry of Neoproterozoic marine shales. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 209, 85-105.
10.1016/j.gca.2017.04.003
2017 Dehler, C., Gehrels, G., Porter, S., Heizler, M., Karlstrom, K., Cox, G. ... Timmons, M. (2017). Synthesis of the 780–740 Ma Chuar, Uinta Mountain, and Pahrump (ChUMP) groups, western USA: Implications for Laurentia-wide cratonic marine basins. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 129, 5-6, 607-624.
10.1130/B31532.1
2016 Cox, G. M., Halverson, G. P., Stevenson, R. K., Vokaty, M., Poirier, A., Kunzmann, M. ... Macdonald, F. A. (2016). Continental flood basalt weathering as a trigger for Neoproterozoic Snowball Earth. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 446, 89-99.
10.1016/j.epsl.2016.04.016
2016 Cox, G., Jarrett, A., Edwards, D., Crockford, P., Halverson, G., Collins, A. ... Li, Z. (2016). Basin redox and primary productivity within the Mesoproterozoic Roper Seaway. Chemical Geology, 440, 101-114.
10.1016/j.chemgeo.2016.06.025
2016 Uhlein, G., Uhlein, A., Halverson, G., Stevenson, R., Caxito, F., Cox, G. & Carvalho, J. (2016). The Carrancas Formation, Bambuí Group: A record of pre-Marinoan sedimentation on the southern São Francisco craton, Brazil. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 71, 1-16.
10.1016/j.jsames.2016.06.009
2016 Cox, G. M., Halverson, G. P., Poirier, A., Le Heron, D., Strauss, J. V. & Stevenson, R. (2016). A model for Cryogenian iron formation. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 433, 280-292.
10.1016/j.epsl.2015.11.003
2015 Cox, G. M., Strauss, J. V., Halverson, G. P., Schmitz, M. D., McClelland, W. C., Stevenson, R. S. & Macdonald, F. A. (2015). Kikiktat volcanics of Arctic Alaska—Melting of harzburgitic mantle associated with the Franklin large igneous province. Lithosphere, 7, 3, 275-295.
10.1130/L435.1
2014 Nettle, D., Halverson, G., Cox, G., Collins, A., Schmitz, M., Gehling, J. ... Kadi, K. (2014). A middle-late Ediacaran volcano-sedimentary record from the eastern Arabian-Nubian shield. Terra Nova, 26, 2, 120-129.
10.1111/ter.12077
2012 Cox, G., Lewis, C., Collins, A., Halverson, G., Jourdan, F., Foden, J. ... Kattan, F. (2012). Ediacaran terrane accretion within the Arabian-Nubian Shield. Gondwana Research, 21, 2-3 Sp Iss, 341-352.
10.1016/j.gr.2011.02.011
2012 Hoffman, P., Halverson, G., Domack, E., Maloof, A., Swanson-Hysell, N. & Cox, G. (2012). Cryogenian glaciations on the southern tropical paleomargin of Laurentia (NE Svalbard and East Greenland), and a primary origin for the upper Russøya (Islay) carbon isotope excursion. Precambrian Research, 206, 137-158.
10.1016/j.precamres.2012.02.018
Position
ARC Senior Research Associate
Fax
8313 5380
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Mawson Building
Room Number
G44c
Org Unit
Earth Sciences

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