Dr Tom Dunkley Jones

Tom Dunkley Jones

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Birmingham Fellow

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School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Tom is a micropalaeontologist and paleoceanograher specializing in the study of fossil coccolithophore algae. His research interests are focused on the warm-climate states of the Paleogene period and include the use of coccolithophore assemblages and geochemical signatures as palaeoceanographic proxies. Tom is also interested in improving reconstructions of warm climate temperature proxy data, and their use in constraining palaeoclimate model simulations.

http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9518-8143
ResearcherID: A-8441-2008
Scopus Author ID: 55660519500

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Qualifications

2008 – PhD University College London

2001 – MSc Imperial College London

2000 – MSci, MA University of Cambridge

Teaching

MSc Applied and Industrial Micropalaeontology:

  • Cenozoic Calcareous Nannofossils and Coccolithophore-based Paleoceanographic Proxies
  • Micropalaeontology

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Dunkley-Jones currently supervises PhD projects on developing coccolith Sr/Ca ratios as a palaeoproductivity proxy through the Eocene/Oligocene transition and diversity and community processes in marine microplankton. He welcomes applications from potential doctoral researchers in all his areas of interest.

Research

Tom is a micropalaeontologist and paleoceanograher specializing in the study of fossil coccolithophore algae. His research interests are focused on the warm-climate states of the Paleogene period and include the use of coccolithophore assemblages and geochemical signatures as palaeoceanographic proxies. Tom is also interested in improving reconstructions of warm climate temperature proxy data, and their use in constraining palaeoclimate model simulations. He has sailed as a shipboard nannofossil stratigrapher on International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Expeditions 320 (Pacific Equatorial Age Transect) and Exp. 363 (West Pacific Warm Pool, as well as being lead proponent on IODP proposal 864-full2 (Equatorial Atlantic Gateway; scheduled as IODP Expedition 388; Aug-Sept 2020). 

 

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Boomer, I, Copestake, P, Page, K, Huxtable, J, Loy, T, Bown, P, Dunkley Jones, T, O'Callaghan, M, Hawkes, S, Halfacree, D, Reay, H & Caughtry, N 2021, 'Biotic and stable-isotope characterization of the Toarcian Ocean Anoxic Event through a carbonate–clastic sequence from Somerset, UK', Geological Society Special Publication, vol. 514. https://doi.org/10.1144/SP514-2020-263

Lunt, DJ, Bragg, F, Chan, WL, Hutchinson, DK, Ladant, JB, Morozova, P, Niezgodzki, I, Steinig, S, Zhang, Z, Zhu, J, Abe-Ouchi, A, Anagnostou, E, De Boer, AM, Coxall, HK, Donnadieu, Y, Foster, G, Inglis, GN, Knorr, G, Langebroek, PM, Lear, CH, Lohmann, G, Poulsen, CJ, Sepulchre, P, Tierney, JE, Valdes, PJ, Volodin, EM, Dunkley Jones, T, Hollis, CJ, Huber, M & Otto-Bliesner, BL 2021, 'DeepMIP: model intercomparison of Early Eocene Climatic Optimum (EECO) large-scale climate features and comparison with proxy data', Climate of the Past, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 203-227. https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-203-2021

Coxall, HK, Dunkley Jones, T, Jones, AP, Lunt, P, MacMillan, I, Marliyani, GI, Nicholas, CJ, O'Halloran, A, Piga, E, Sanyoto, P, Rahardjo, W & Pearson, PN 2021, 'The Eocene−Oligocene transition in Nanggulan, Java: lithostratigraphy, biostratigraphy and foraminiferal stable isotopes', Journal of the Geological Society. https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2021-006

Guitián, J, Dunkley Jones, T, Hernández-Almeida, I, Löffel, T & Stoll, HM 2020, 'Adaptations of Coccolithophore Size to Selective Pressures During the Oligocene to Early Miocene High CO2 World', Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, vol. 35, no. 12, e2020PA003918. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020PA003918

Inglis, GN, Bragg, F, Burls, NJ, Cramwinckel, MJ, Evans, D, Foster, GL, Huber, M, Lunt, DJ, Siler, N, Steinig, S, Tierney, JE, Wilkinson, R, Anagnostou, E, M. De Boer, A, Dunkley Jones, T, Edgar, KM, Hollis, CJ, Hutchinson, DK & Pancost, RD 2020, 'Global mean surface temperature and climate sensitivity of the early Eocene Climatic Optimum (EECO), Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), and latest Paleocene', Climate of the Past, vol. 16, no. 5, 1953, pp. 1953-1968. https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1953-2020, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1953-2020

Jones, A & Dunkley Jones, T 2020, 'Middle Eocene to Early Oligocene calcareous nannofossils from the Nanggulan Formation, Java, Indonesia', Journal of Nannoplankton Research, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 57-79.

Dunkley Jones, T, Eley, YL, Thompson, W, Greene, SE, Mandel, I, Edgar, K & Bendle, JA 2020, 'OPTiMAL: a new machine learning approach for GDGT-based palaeothermometry', Climate of the Past, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 2599–2617. https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-2599-2020

Mota, MADL, Harrington, G & Dunkley Jones, T 2020, 'Organic-walled dinoflagellate cyst biostratigraphy of the upper Eocene to lower Oligocene Yazoo Formation, US Gulf Coast', Journal of Micropalaeontology, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 1-26. https://doi.org/10.5194/jm-39-1-2020

Fernando, A, Dunkley Jones, T, Beaufort, L, Kulhanek, D & Doyongan, Y 2020, 'Pliocene four-rayed discoasters from IODP Expedition 363 sites in the eastern Indian Ocean and western Pacific Ocean', Journal of Nannoplankton Research, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 49-55.

Al Rawahi, Z & Dunkley Jones, T 2019, 'Calcareous nannofossil assemblages of the Late Cretaceous Fiqa Formation, north Oman', Journal of Micropalaeontology, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 25-54. https://doi.org/10.5194/jm-38-25-2019

Duller, R, Armitage, JJ, Manners, HR, Grimes, ST & Dunkley Jones, T 2019, 'Delayed sedimentary response to abrupt climate change at the Paleocene-Eocene boundary, northern Spain', Geology, vol. 47, no. 2, G45631.1, pp. 159-162. https://doi.org/10.1130/G45631.1

Jones, S, Hoggett, M, Greene, S & Dunkley Jones, T 2019, 'Large Igneous Province thermogenic greenhouse gas flux could have initiated Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum climate change', Nature Communications, vol. 10, no. 1, 5547. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-12957-1

Jones, AP, Dunkley Jones, T, Coxall, H, Pearson, PN, Nala, D & Hoggett, M 2019, 'Low‐latitude calcareous nannofossil response in the Indo‐Pacific warm pool across the Eocene‐Oligocene Transition of Java, Indonesia', Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, vol. 34, no. 11, pp. 1833-1847. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019PA003597

Other report

Dunkley Jones, T, Fauth, G & LeVay, LJ 2019, Expedition 388 Scientific Prospectus: Equatorial Atlantic Gateway. Scientific Prospectuses International Ocean Discovery Program, International Ocean Discovery Program. https://doi.org/10.14379/iodp.sp.388.2019

Preprint

Boscolo-Galazzo, F, Jones, A, Dunkley Jones, T, Crichton, KA, Wade, BS & Pearson, PN 2021 'Late Neogene evolution of modern deep-dwelling plankton' Biogeosciences Discuss. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2021-230

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