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

Book

Expedition 363 Scientists, Rosenthal, Y, Holbourn, AE, Kulhanek, DK & Dunkley-Jones, T 2018, Western Pacific Warm Pool. Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program, vol. 363, International Ocean Discovery Program. https://doi.org/10.14379/iodp.proc.363.2018

Article

Hollis, CJ, Dunkley Jones, T, Anagnostou, E, Bijl, PK, Cramwinckel, MJ, Cui, Y, Dickens, GR, Edgar, KM, Eley, Y, Evans, D, Foster, GL, Frieling, J, Inglis, GN, Kennedy, EM, Kozdon, R, Lauretano, V, Lear, CH, Littler, K, Meckler, N, Naafs, BDA, Pälike, H, Pancost, RD, Pearson, P, Royer, DL, Salzmann, U, Schubert, B, Seebeck, H, Sluijs, A, Speijer, R, Stassen, P, Tierney, J, Tripati, A, Wade, B, Westerhold, T, Witkowski, C, Zachos, JC, Zhang, YG, Huber, M & Lunt, DJ 2019, 'The DeepMIP contribution to PMIP4: methodologies for selection, compilation and analysis of latest Paleocene and early Eocene climate proxy data, incorporating version 0.1 of the DeepMIP database', Geoscientific Model Development, vol. 12, pp. 3149-3206. https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-12-3149-2019

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.

Dunkley Jones, T, Manners, HR, Hoggett, M, Kirtland Turner, S, Westerhold, T, Leng, MJ, Pancost, RD, Ridgwell, A, Alegret, L, Duller, R & Grimes, ST 2018, 'Dynamics of sediment flux to a bathyal continental margin section through the Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum', Climate Of The Past, vol. 14, no. 7, pp. 1035-1049. https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-1035-2018

Pearson, PN, Aiello, IW, Babila, TL, Bayon, G, Beaufort, L, Bova, SC, Chun, JH, Dang, H, Drury, AJ, Jones, TD, Eichler, PPB, Salazar, FAG, Gibson, K, Hatfield, RG, Holbourn, AE, Johnson, DL, Kulhanek, DK, Kumagai, Y, Li, T, Linsley, BK, Meinicke, N, Mountain, GS, Opdyke, BN, Poole, CR, Ravelo, C, Rosenthal, Y, Sagawa, T, Schmitt, A, Wurtzel, JB, Xu, J, Yamamoto, M, Zhang, YG & IODP Expedition 363 Shipboard Scientific Party 2018, 'A deep-sea agglutinated foraminifer tube constructed with planktonic foraminifer shells of a single species', Journal of Micropalaeontology, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 97-104. https://doi.org/10.5194/jm-37-97-2018

Fenton, I, Pearson, P, Dunkley-Jones, T & Purvis, A 2016, 'Environmental predictors of diversity in recent planktonic foraminifera as recorded in marine sediments', PLoS ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0165522

Fenton, I, Pearson, P, Dunkley-Jones, T, Farnsworth, A, Lunt, DJ, Markwick, P & Purvis, A 2016, 'The impact of Cenozoic cooling on assemblage diversity in planktonic foraminifera', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B, vol. 371, no. 1691, 20150224. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2015.0224

Prentice, K, Jones, TD, Lees, J, Young, J, Bown, P, Langer, G & Fearn, S 2014, 'Trace metal (Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca) analyses of single coccoliths by Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry', Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol. 146, pp. 90-106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2014.09.041

Meissner, KJ, Bralower, TJ, Alexander, K, Jones, TD, Sijp, W & Ward, M 2014, 'The Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum: how much carbon is enough?', Paleoceanography, vol. 29, no. 10, pp. 946-963. https://doi.org/10.1002/2014PA002650

Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Dunkley-Jones, T, Magrill, P, Weinbaum Hefetz, M, Cotton, L & Pearson, P 2017, The contribution of micropalaeontology to the study of Bronze Age potters’ workshops at Tel Lachish, Israel and the biostratigraphy of the Lachish area. in M Williams, T Hill, I Boomer & I Wilkinson (eds), The Archaeological and Forensic Applications of Microfossils: A Deeper Understanding of Human History: The Micropalaeontological Society, Special Publications. The Geological Society, London, pp. 177-197.

Letter

Manners, HR, Grimes, ST, Sutton, PA, Domingo, L, Leng, MJ, Twitchett, RJ, Hart, MB, Jones, TD, Pancost, RD, Duller, R & Lopez-Martinez, N 2014, 'Reply to comment on "Magnitude and profile of organic carbon isotope records from the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum: Evidence from northern Spain" by Manners et al. [Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 376 (2013) 220-230]', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 395, pp. 294-295. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2014.03.056

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

Expedition 363 Scientists, Rosenthal, Y, Holbourn, AE, Kulhanek, DK & Dunkley-Jones, T 2017, Expedition 363 Preliminary Report: Western Pacific Warm Pool. Preliminary Reports, International Ocean Discovery Program. https://doi.org/10.14379/iodp.pr.363.2017

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