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

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, G, Bragg, F, Burls, N, Cramwinckel, MJ, Evans, D, Foster, GL, Huber, M, Lunt, DJ, Siler, N, Steinig, S, Tierney, J, Wilkinson, R, Anagnostou, E, De Boer, A, Dunkley-Jones, T, Edgar, K, Hollis, C, Hutchinson, D & 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, TD, 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 Discussions, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 2599–2617. https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-2599-2020

Mota, MADL, Harrington, G & Jones, TD 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

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, Jones, TD, 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

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

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

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

Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Boomer, I, Copestake, P, Page, K, Huxtable, J, Dunkley Jones, T, O'Callaghan, M, Caughtry, N, Reay, H, Hawkes, S, Loy, T, Halfacree, D & Bown, P 2021, Biotic and stable-isotope characterization of the Toarcian Ocean Anoxic Event through a carbonate–clastic sequence from Somerset, UK. in M Reolid, LV Duarte, E Mattioli & W Ruebsam (eds), SP514 Carbon cycle and ecosystem response to the Jenkyns Event in the Early Toarcian (Jurassic). vol. 514, Geological Society Special Publication, The Geological Society. https://doi.org/10.1144/SP514-2020-263

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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