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Cockerton, H.E., Street-Perrott, F.A., Leng, M.J., Barker, P.A., Horstwood, M.S.A., Pashley, V. 2013. Stable-isotope (H, O, and Si) evidence for seasonal variations in hydrology and Si cycling from modern waters in the Nile Basin: implications for interpreting the Quaternary record. Quaternary Science Reviews, 66, 4-21.

Dean, J.R., Jones, M.D., Leng, M.J., Sloane, H.J., Roberts, C.N., Woodbridge, J., Swann, G.E.A., Metcalfe, S.E., Eastwood, W.J., Yiğitbaşioğlu, H. 2013. Palaeo-seasonality of the last two millennia reconstructed from the oxygen isotope composition of carbonates and diatom silica from Nar Gölü, central Turkey. Quaternary Science Reviews, 66, 35-44.

Maier, E., Chapligin, B., Abelmann, A., Gersonde, R., Esper, O., Ren, J., Friedrichsen, H., Meyer, H., Tiedemann, R. 2013. Combined oxygen and silicon isotope analysis of diatom silica from a deglacial subarctic Pacific record. Journal of Quaternary Science, 28, 571-581.

Pike, J., Swann, G.E.A., Leng, M.J., Snelling, A. 2013. Glacial discharge along the west Antarctic Peninsula during the Holocene. Nature Geoscience, 6, 199-202.

Snelling, A.M., Swann, G.E.A., Leng, M.J., Pike, J. 2013. A micro-manipulation technique for the purification of diatoms for isotope and geochemical analysis. Silicon, 5, 13-17.

Struyf, E., Conley, D.J. 2013. Special Issue IBIS 2011: The Biogeochemical Silica Cycle From Land to Ocean. Silicon, 5, 1-2.


Chapligin, B., Meyer, H., Bryan, A., Snyder, J., Kemnitz, H. 2012. Assessment of purification and contamination correction methods for analysing the oxygen isotope composition from biogenic silica. Chemical Geology, 300-301, 185-199.

Egan, K., Rickaby, R.E.M., Leng, M.J., Hendry, K.R., Hermoso, M., Sloane, H.J., Bostock, H., Halliday, A.N. 2012. Silicon isotopes as a proxy for silicic acid utilisation: a Southern Ocean core top calibration. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 96, 174-192.

Struyf, E., Conley, D.J. 2012. Emerging understanding of the ecosystem silica filter. Biogeochemistry, 107, 9-18.


Barker, P.A., Hurrell, E.R., Leng, M.J., Wolff, C., Cocqyut, C., Sloane, H.J., Verschuren, D. 2011. Seasonality in equatorial climate over the last 25 k.y. revealed by oxygen isotope records from Mount Kilimanjaro. Geology, 39, 1111-1114.

Chapligin, B., Leng, M.J., Webb, E., Alexandre, A., Dodd, J.P., Ijiri, A., Lucke, A., Shemesh, A., Abelmann, A., Herzschuh, U., Longstaffe, F.J., Meyer, H., Moschen, R., Okazaki, Y., Rees, N.H., Sharp, Z.D., Sloane, H.J., Sonzogni, C., Swann, G.E.A., Sylvestre, F., Tyler, J.J., Yam, R. 2011. Inter-laboratory comparison of oxygen isotope compositions from biogenic silica. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 75, 7242-7256.

De la Rocha, C.L., Bescont, P., Croguennoc, A., Ponzevera, E. 2011. The silicon isotopic composition of surface waters in the Atlantic and Indian sectors of the Southern Ocean. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 75, 5283-5295.

Hurrell, E.R., Barker, P.A., Leng, M.J., Vane, C.H., Wynn, P, Kendrick, C.P., Verschuren, D., Street-Perrott, F.A. 2011. Developing a methodology for carbon isotope analysis of lacustrine diatoms. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 25, 1567-1574.

Mackay, A.W., Swann, G.E.A., Brewer, T.S., Leng, M.J., Morley, D.W., Piotrowska, N., Rioual, P., White, D. 2011. A reassessment of late glacial - Holocene diatom oxygen isotope record from Lake Baikal using a geochemical mass-balance approach. Journal of Quaternary Science, 26, 627-634.


Leng, M.J. and Swann, G.E.A. 2010. Stable Isotopes in Diatom Silica. In: Smol, J.P. and Stoermer, E.F. The Diatoms: applications for the Environmental and Earth Sciences, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Swann, G.E.A., Leng, M.J., Juschus, O., Melles, M., Brigham-Grette, J., Sloane, H.J. 2010. A combined oxygen and silicon diatom isotope record of Late Quaternary change in Lake El'gygytgyn, North East Siberia. Quaternary Science Reviews, 29, 774-789.

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