May 21, 2020
The stable isotope fractionation of uranium in nature – unrelated to radioactive decay – has led to a profound tool for tracing O2 in the Earth’s oceans from the geological record. Feifei Zhang has gathered many of the leading researchers in the community to provide a summary of how uranium isotopes are being applied to the marine carbonate record.
Although promising, there are still ways to improve the proxy, which is a topic that we work on in the Geobiology lab at University of Copenhagen.
The review paper was published in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta