Library news, no. 534, The Scooter edition

Dutch boycott of Elsevier

Danny Kingsley the University’s head of scholarly communications examines the possible implications

“A long running dispute between Dutch universities and Elsevier has taken an interesting turn. Yesterday Koen Becking, chairman of the Executive Board of Tilburg University who has been negotiating with scientific publishers about an open access policy on behalf of Dutch universities with his colleague Gerard Meijer, announced a plan to start boycotting Elsevier.”  Read more

Now you may wonder where all the money goes and to whom, here’s a wonderful tool to help you answer all those questions:

Open access still have you confused? Why not go through this FAQ provided by the open access @ cambridge team

Ancient mini-monster head mystery solved – here’s how we did it

Javier Ortega-Hernándezb, Sylvain Gerber & Nick Butterfield’s latest paper was picked by the New York Times amongst many others


This from Martin Smith’s Nature paper

Simon Redfern shares with us his discovery of

 The Magna Carta of Geology

Here, you’ll find photos from the official unveiling of the ‘lost’ treasure

Undergrad Mapping Fame

Four of our intrepid mappers made the headlines in the Flin Flon Reminder earlier this summer, read all about the “aspiring geologists all the way from Britain” here (

This is a super & simple use of charts to illustrate a point


Aktas, Oktay and Crossley, Sam and Carpenter, Michael A. and Salje, Ekhard K. H. (2014) Polar correlations and defect-induced ferroelectricity in cryogenic KTaO3. Physical Review B, 90 (16). ISSN 1098-0121 DOI 10.1103/PhysRevB.90.165309

Aufort, J. and Aktas, O. and Carpenter, M. A. and Salje, E. K. H. (2015) Effect of pores and grain size on the elastic and piezoelectric properties of quartz-based materials. American Mineralogist, 100. pp. 1165-1171. ISSN 0003-004X DOI 10.2138/am-2015-5180CCBY

Carpenter, M. A. (2015) Static and dynamic strain coupling behaviour of ferroic and multiferroic perovskites from resonant ultrasound spectroscopy. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 27 (26). p. 263201. ISSN 0953-8984, 1361-648X DOI 10.1088/0953-8984/27/26/263201

Carpenter, M. A. (2015) Elastic and magnetoelastic relaxation behaviour of multiferroic (ferromagnetic + ferroelectric + ferroelastic) Pb(Fe0.5Nb0.5)O3 perovskite. [Experiment] (Submitted)

Carpenter, M. A. and Schiemer, J. and Lascu, I. and Harrison, R. J. and Kumar, A. and Katiyar, R. S. and Ortega, N. and Sanchez, D. A. and Salazar Mejia, C. and Schnelle, W. and Echizen, M. and Shinohara, H. and Heap, A. J. F. and Nagaratnam, R. and Dutton, S. E. and Scott, J. F. (2015) Elastic and magnetoelastic relaxation behaviour of multiferroic (ferromagnetic + ferroelectric + ferroelastic) Pb(Fe0.5Nb0.5)O3 perovskite. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 27 (28). p. 285901. ISSN 0953-8984, 1361-648X DOI 10.1088/0953-8984/27/28/285901

Cross, Emma L. and Peck, Lloyd S. (BAS) and Lamare, Miles D. and Harper, Elizabeth M. (2015) No ocean acidification effects on shell growth and repair in the New Zealand brachiopod Calloria inconspicua (Sowerby, 1846). ICES Journal of Marine Science. fsv031. ISSN 1054-3139, ESSN: 1095-9289 DOI 10.1093/icesjms/fsv031

Ding, X and Salje, E. K. H. (2015) Heat transport by phonons and the generation of heat by fast phonon processes in ferroelastic materials. AIP Adances, 5 (ARTN 0). ISSN 2158-3226 DOI 10.1063/1.4921899

Greenfield, Tim and White, R. S. (2015) Building Icelandic Igneous Crust by Repeated Melt Injections. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth. ISSN 0148-0227 (Submitted)

Guglielmi, Yves and Cappa, Frédéric and Avouac, Jean-Philippe and Henry, Pierre and Elsworth, Derek (2015) Seismicity triggered by fluid injection–induced aseismic slip. Science, 348 (6240). pp. 1224-1226. ISSN 0036-8075 (print), 1095-9203 (online) DOI 10.1126/science.aab0476

Guilbaud, Romain and Poulton, Simon W. and Butterfield, Nicholas J. and Zhu, Maoyan and Shields-Zhou, Graham A. (2015) A global transition to ferruginous conditions in the early Neoproterozoic oceans. Nature Geoscience, 8 (6). pp. 466-470. ISSN 1752-0894 EISSN:1752-0908 DOI 10.1038/ngeo2434

Jenkins, Jenifer and Cottaar, Sanne and White, R. S. and Deuss, Arwen (2015) Depressed mantle discontinuities beneath Iceland: Evidence of a garnet controlled 660 km discontinuity. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. ISSN 0012-821X (Submitted)

Jennings, Eleanor S. and Holland, Tim J. B. (2015) A Simple Thermodynamic Model for Melting of Peridotite in the System NCFMASOCr. Journal of Petrology, 56 (5). pp. 869-892. ISSN Print ISSN 0022-3530 – Online ISSN 1460-2415 DOI 10.1093/petrology/egv020

Kaczmarek, K. and Langer, G. and Nehrke, G. and Horn, I. and Misra, S. and Janse, M. and Bijma, J. (2015) Boron incorporation in the foraminifer <i>Amphistegina lessonii</i> under a decoupled carbonate chemistry. Biogeosciences, 12 (6). pp. 1753-1763. ISSN 1726-4189 DOI 10.5194/bg-12-1753-2015

Ketov, S. V. and Sun, Y. H. and Nachum, S. and Lu, Z. and Checchi, A. and Beraldin, A. R. and Bai, H. Y. and Wang, W. H. and Louzguine-Luzgin, D. V. and Carpenter, M. A. and Greer, A. L. (2015) Rejuvenation of metallic glasses by non-affine thermal strain. Nature, 524 (7564). pp. 200-203. ISSN 0028-0836 EISSN: 1476-4687 DOI 10.1038/nature14674

Kettermann, M. and Grützner, C. and van Gent, H. W. and Urai, J. L. and Reicherter, K. and Mertens, J. (2015) Evolution of a highly dilatant fault zone in the grabens of Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA – integrating fieldwork, ground-penetrating radar and airborne imagery analysis. Solid Earth, 6 (3). pp. 839-855. ISSN 1869-9529 DOI 10.5194/se-6-839-2015

Lythgoe, Karen H. and Rudge, John F. and Neufeld, Jerome A. and Deuss, Arwen (2015) The feasibility of thermal and compositional convection in Earth’s inner core. Geophysical Journal International, 201 (2). pp. 764-782. ISSN ISSN: 0956-540X, ESSN: 1365-246X DOI 10.1093/gji/ggv034

Mitchell, Emily G. and Kenchington, Charlotte G. and Liu, Alexander G. and Matthews, Jack J. and Butterfield, Nicholas J. (2015) Reconstructing the reproductive mode of an Ediacaran macro-organism. Nature. ISSN 0028-0836 DOI 10.1038/nature14646

Nader, M. F. and Igel, H. and Ferreira, A. M. G. and Al-Attar, David and Wassermann, J. and Schreiber, K. U. (2015) Normal mode coupling observations with a rotation sensor. Geophysical Journal International, 201 (3). pp. 1482-1490. ISSN ISSN: 0956-540X, ESSN: 1365-246X DOI 10.1093/gji/ggv082

Reynolds, Kirsty and Copley, Alex and Hussain, Ekbal (2015) Evolution and dynamics of a fold-thrust belt: the Sulaiman Range of Pakistan. Geophysical Journal International, 201 (2). pp. 683-710. ISSN ISSN: 0956-540X, ESSN: 1365-246X DOI 10.1093/gji/ggv005

Roberts, Natalie L. and Piotrowski, Alexander M. (2015) Radiogenic Nd isotope labeling of the northern NE Atlantic during MIS 2. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 423. pp. 125-133. ISSN 0012821X DOI 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.05.011

Rudge, John F. and Bercovici, David (2015) Melt-band instabilities with two-phase damage. Geophysical Journal International, 201 (2). pp. 640-651. ISSN ISSN: 0956-540X, ESSN: 1365-246X DOI 10.1093/gji/ggv040

Salje, E. K. H. (2015) Tweed, twins, and holes. American Mineralogist, 100 (2-3). pp. 343-351. ISSN 0003-004X DOI 10.2138/am-2015-5085

Salje, E. K. H. and Dul’kin, E and Roth, M (2015) Acoustic emission during the ferroelectric transition Pm(3)over-barm to P4mm in BaTiO3 and the ferroelastic transition R(3)over-barm-C2/c in Pb-3(PO4)(2). Applied Physics Letters, 106 (ARTN 1). ISSN 0003-6951, ESSN: 1077-3118 DOI 10.1063/1.4902511

Smith, Martin R. and Caron, Jean-Bernard (2015) Hallucigenia’s head and the pharyngeal armature of early ecdysozoans. Nature Geoscience, 523 (7558). pp. 75-78. ISSN 1752-0894 EISSN:1752-0908 DOI 10.1038/nature14573

Soto-Parra, D and Zhang, X and Cao, S and Vives, E and Salje, E. K. H. and Planes, A (2015) Avalanches in compressed Ti-Ni shape-memory porous alloys: An acoustic emission study. Physical Review E, 91 (ARTN 0). ISSN ISSN: 1539-3755, ESSN: 1550-2376 DOI 10.1103/PhysRevE.91.060401

Tan, Liangcheng and Cai, Yanjun and An, Zhisheng and Cheng, Hai and Shen, Chuan-Chou and Breitenbach, Sebastian F. M. and Gao, Yongli and Edwards, R. Lawrence and Zhang, Haiwei and Du, Yajuan (2015) A Chinese cave links climate change, social impacts, and human adaptation over the last 500 years. Scientific Reports, 5. p. 12284. ISSN 2045-2322, ESSN: 2045-2322

Wolhowe, Matthew D. and Prahl, Fredrick G. and Langer, Gerald and Oviedo, Angela Maria and Ziveri, Patrizia (2015) Alkenone δD as an ecological indicator: A culture and field study of physiologically-controlled chemical and hydrogen-isotopic variation in C37 alkenones. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, 162. pp. 166-182. ISSN 0016-7037 DOI 10.1016/j.gca.2015.04.034

Yang, Jie and Ortega-Hernández, Javier and Gerber, Sylvain and Butterfield, Nicholas J. and Hou, Jin-bo and Lan, Tian and Zhang, Xi-guang (2015) A superarmored lobopodian from the Cambrian of China and early disparity in the evolution of Onychophora. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112 (28). pp. 8678-8683. ISSN 0027-8424 Online ISSN 1091-6490 DOI 10.1073/pnas.1505596112


Now published

Edmonds, M. and Brett, A. and Herd, R. A. and Humphreys, M. C. S. and Woods, A. (2014) Magnetite-bubble aggregates at mixing interfaces in andesite magma bodies. In: The Role of Volatiles in the Genesis, Evolution and Eruption of Arc Magmas. Special publication, 410 (410). The Geological Society, London, pp. 95-121. ISBN 9781862396890

Gibson, S. A. and Geist, D. and Richards, M.A. (2015) Mantle plume capture anchoring and outflow during Galápagos plume-ridge interaction. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 16 (5). n/a-n/a. ISSN 15252027 DOI 10.1002/2015GC005723

Green, Robert G. and Greenfield, Tim and White, Robert S. (2015) Triggered earthquakes suppressed by an evolving stress shadow from a propagating dyke. Nature Geoscience, 8. pp. 629-632. ISSN 1752-0894 EISSN:1752-0908 DOI 10.1038/ngeo2491

Liu, Alexander G. S. C. and Kenchington, Charlotte G. and Mitchell, Emily G. (2015) Remarkable insights into the paleoecology of the Avalonian Ediacaran macrobiota. Gondwana Research, 27 (4). pp. 1355-1380. ISSN 1342-937X DOI 10.1016/

Lovell, Bryan (2015) Hertfordshire Puddingstone: relationship to the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum and a perspective on human-induced climate change. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, 121 (1). pp. 8-13. ISSN 0016-7878 DOI 10.1016/j.pgeola.2014.12.004

Peck, Lloyd S. and Clark, Melody S. and Power, Deborah and Rei, João and Batista, Frederico M. and Harper, Elizabeth M. (2015) Acidification effects on biofouling communities: winners and losers. Global Change Biology, 21 (5). pp. 1907-1913. ISSN 1354-1013 DOI 10.1111/gcb.12841

Rudge, J. F. and Roberts, G. G. and White, N. J. and Richardson, C. N.  (BPI) (2015) Uplift Histories of Africa and Australia from Linear Inverse Modeling of Drainage Inventories. Journal of Geophysical Research, 120 (5). pp. 894-914. ISSN 0148-0227 DOI 10.1002/2014JF003297

Woodcock, N. H. and Miller, A. V. and Woodhouse, C.D. (2014) Chaotic breccia zones on the Pembroke Peninsula, South Wales: collapse into voids along dilational faults. Journal of Structural Geology, 69 (Part A). pp. 91-107. ISSN ISSN: 0191-8141 DOI 10.1016/j.jsg.2014.09.019


Zhao, Pu (2015) The structure-property relations of zeolitic imidazolate framework 7 for carbon dioxide capture. PhD thesis, University of Cambridge.


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