SOUTHERN GATEWAYS- THE ICEHOUSE COMETH: EOCENE TO OLIGOCENE EVOLUTION OF SOUTHEAST AUSTRALIA
Grant number: DP0558150
The 50 to 30 million years old strata of southeastern Australia have great economic importance for Australia. Most of the gas and oil extracted in the region comes from strata of this age. The research will lead to better age constraints on these reserves, thus enhancing petroleum prospectivity in the area. The global environment changes from 50 to 30 million years charted in this project will lead to a better understanding of the geological record of greenhouse-icehouse change. Knowledge of the nature of this change in the past is critical to predicting how our climate is going to behave in the future.
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Eocene to Oligocene high paleolatitude neritic record of Oi-1 glaciation in the Otway Basin southeast Australia
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Seismic and stratigraphic evidence for reef expansion and onset of aridity on the Northwest Shelf of Australia during the Pleistocene
Stephen J Gallagher, Malcolm W Wallace, Peter W Hoiles, John M Southwood
Modern reef (the Great Barrier Reef and Ryukyu Reef) distribution in the Indo-Pacific region is strongly controlled by warm curren..
Was the Oligocene-Miocene a time of fire and rain? Insights from brown coals of the southeastern Australia Gippsland Basin
Guy R Holdgate, Malcolm W Wallace, Ian RK Sluiter, Daniel Marcuccio, Thomas A Fromhold, Barbara E Wagstaff
Lithotype cycles (ranging from 10 to 30. m thick) in the brown coals of the Latrobe Valley, Gippsland Basin, Australia, display we..
A near-field sea level record of East Antarctic Ice Sheet instability from 32 to 27 Myr
Stephen J Gallagher, Giuliana Villa, Russell N Drysdale, Bridget S Wade, Howie Scher, Qianyu Li, Malcolm W Wallace, Guy R Holdgate
Fossil, facies, and isotope analyses of an early high-paleolatitude (55°S) section suggests a highly unstable East Antarctic Ice S..
Eocene-Miocene carbon-isotope and floral record from brown coal seams in the Gippsland Basin of southeast Australia
Guy R Holdgate, Brian McGowran, Tom Fromhold, Barbara E Wagstaff, Stephen J Gallagher, Malcolm W Wallace, Ian RK Sluiter, Michael Whitelaw
The carbon-isotope and palynological record through 580 m thick almost continuous brown coal in southeast Australia's Gippsland Ba..
Revised stratigraphy of the Blanchetown Clay, Murray Basin: age constraints on the evolution of paleo Lake Bungunnia
S McLaren, MW Wallace, BJ Pillans, SJ Gallagher, JA Miranda, MT Warne
Paleo Lake Bungunnia covered more than 40 000 km2 of southern Australia during the Plio-Pleistocene, although the age and origin o..
Southern high latitude climate variability in the late Cretaceous greenhouse world
Stephen J Gallagher, Barbara E Wagstaff, Jennifer G Baird, Malcolm W Wallace, Chung Leong Li
A palynological study of oil exploration wells in the Gippsland Basin southeastern Australia has provided a record of southern hig..
No mountains to snow on: major post-Eocene uplift of the East Victoria Highlands; evidence from Cenozoic deposits
GR Holdgate, MW Wallace, SJ Gallagher, BE Wagstaff, D Moore
Since the idea of the Pliocene Kosciusko Uplift in the Southeastern Highlands of Australia was first introduced, there has been co..
Cenozoic fault control on 'deep lead' palaeoriver systems, Central Highlands, Victoria
GR Holdgate, MW Wallace, SJ Gallagher, RB Witten, B Stats, RE Wagstaff
Basaltic eruptions across the Central Highlands of Victoria have sealed in-place Early to middle Cenozoic palaeodrainage systems (..