Library News, no. 536 The Phoenix Edition

(Pretty) World Map news


This map is a winner of the Japanese Good Design Award. Familiar as we are to the Mercator Projection of maps this one looks strange but it is apparently the most accurately proportional map we’ve ever had. You can read about how it was designed and how it can be used from here.

Things named after Liz Harper (I’m told this isn’t the first time) – Pleurolucina harperae n. sp.

Pleurolucina from the western Atlantic and eastern Pacific Oceans: a new intertidal species from Curaçao with unusual shell microstructure (Mollusca, Bivalvia, Lucinidae)


South West trip highlight – the Steve Etches Collection

Those of you yet to go this is something to look forward to, those who have been something to remember. Steve Etches & the new museum built to house his collection is featured in the Guardian today

What’s a Library News without videos? here’s a few

Dinosaur Brains

David Norman and Alex Liu talk about the discovery of what could be soft brain tissue in a fossil


During the Summer, Bob White’s Cambridge Volcano Seismology Group were chosen to take part in the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, here’s some of what they get up to:

PNG Drone

I heard Brendan McCormick and Lois Salem went to Papua New Guinea in September – looks really quite boring. NOT.


The custom is to have a list of recent publications at the end of the general stuff but as it has been so long this would be far too long. Instead as a small tribute I’ll just list papers published since last September, date of the previous Library News, that bear Harry Elderfield’s name.

Kaczmarek, Karina and Nehrke, Gernot and Misra, Sambuddha and Bijma, Jelle and Elderfield, Henry (2016) Investigating the effects of growth rate and temperature on the B/Ca ratio and δ11B during inorganic calcite formation. Chemical Geology, 421. pp. 81-92. ISSN 0009-2541 DOI 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2015.12.002

Kender, Sev and McClymont, Erin L. and Elmore, Aurora C. and Emanuele, Dario and Leng, Melanie J. and Elderfield, Henry (2016) Mid Pleistocene foraminiferal mass extinction coupled with phytoplankton evolution. Nature Communications, 7. p. 11970. ISSN 2041-1723 DOI 10.1038/ncomms11970

Langer, Gerald and Sadekov, Aleksey and Thoms, Silke and Mewes, Antje and Nehrke, Gernot and Greaves, Mervyn and Misra, Sambuddha and Bijma, Jelle and Elderfield, Henry (2015) Li partitioning in the benthic foraminifera Amphistegina lessonii.Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. n/a-n/a. ISSN 15252027 DOI 10.1002/2015GC006134

Roberts, J. and Gottschalk, Julia and Skinner, L. C. and Peck, V. L. and Kender, S. and Elderfield, H. and Waelbroeck, C. and Vázquez Riveiros, Natalia and Hodell, D. A. (2015) Evolution of South Atlantic density and chemical stratification across the last deglaciation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. ISSN 0027-8424 Online ISSN 1091-6490 (In Press)

Hoogakker, Babette A. A. and McCave, I. Nick and Elderfield, Henry and Hillaire-Marcel, Claude and Simstich, Johannes (2015) Holocene climate variability in the Labrador Sea. Journal of the Geological Society, 172 (2). pp. 272-277. ISSN 0016-7649 DOI 10.1144/jgs2013-097

Liu, Yi and Lo, Li and Shi, Zhengguo and Wei, Kuo-Yen and Chou, Chien-Ju and Chen, Yi-Chi and Chuang, Chih-Kai and Wu, Chung-Che and Mii, Horng-Sheng and Peng, Zicheng and Amakawa, Hiroshi and Burr, George S. and Lee, Shih-Yu and DeLong, Kristine L. and Elderfield, Henry and Shen, Chuan-Chou (2015) Obliquity pacing of the western Pacific Intertropical Convergence Zone over the past 282,000 years. Nature Communications, 6. p. 10018. ISSN 2041-1723 DOI 10.1038/ncomms10018

Branson, Oscar and Read, Elizabeth and Redfern, Simon A. T. and Rau, Christoph and Elderfield, Henry (2015) Revisiting diagenesis on the Ontong Java Plateau: Evidence for authigenic crust precipitation in Globorotalia tumida. Paleoceanography. ISSN 0883-8305 DOI 10.1002/2014PA002759

Elmore, Aurora C. and McClymont, Erin L. and Elderfield, Henry and Kender, Sev and Cook, Michael R. and Leng, Melanie J. and Greaves, Mervyn and Misra, Sambuddha (2015) Antarctic Intermediate Water properties since 400 ka recorded in infaunal (Uvigerina peregrina) and epifaunal (Planulina wuellerstorfi) benthic foraminifera. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 428. pp. 193-203. ISSN 0012-821X DOI 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.07.013


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