Bajo, P., Borsato, A., Drysdale, R., Hua, Q., Frisia, S., Zanchetta, G., Hellstrom, J., Woodhead, J. (2017) Stalagmite carbon isotopes and dead carbon proportion (DCP) in a near-closed-system situation: an interplay between sulphuric and carbonic acid dissolution. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 210, 208-227.

Belli, R., Borsato, A., Frisia, S., Drysdale, R., Maas, R., Greig, A. (2017) Investigating the hydrological significance of stalagmite geochemistry (Mg, Sr) using Sr-isotope and particulate element records across the Late Glacial-to-Holocene transition. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 199, 247-263.

Blyth, A.J., Hua, Q., Smith, A., Frisia, A., Borsato, A., Hellstrom, J (2017) Exploring the dating of 'dirty' speleothems and cave sinters using radiocarbon dating of organic matter. Quaternary Geochronology 39, 92-98.

Chiarini, V., Couchoud, I., Drysdale, R., Bajo, P., Milanolo, S., Frisia, S., Greig, A., Hellstrom, J., De Waele, J (2017) Petrographic and geochemical changes in Bosnian stalagmites and their palaeoenvironmental significance, International Journal of Speleology 46 doi.org/10.5038/1827-806X.46.1.2057.

Columbu, A., Chiarini, V., De Waele, J., Drysdale, R., Woodhead, J., Hellstrom, J., Forti, P. (2017) Late quaternary speleogenesis and landscape evolution in the northern Apennine evaporate areas, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, in press.

Columbu, A., Drysdale, R., Capron, E., Woodhead, J., De Waele, J., Sanna, L., Hellstrom, J., Bajo, P. (2017) Early last glacial intra-interstadial climate variability recorded in a Sarninian speleothem. Quaternary Science Reviews, in press.

Dertnig, F., Stüwe, K., Woodhead, J., Stuart, F.M., Spötl, C. (2017) Constraints on the Miocene landscape evolution of the Eastern Alps from the Kalkspitze region, Niedere Tauern (Austrai) Geomorphology, 299-24-38.

De Waele, J., Piccini, L., Columbu, A., Madonia, G., Vattano, M., Calligaris, C., D'Angeli, I.M., Parise, M., Chiesi, M., Sivelli, M., Vigna, B., Zini, L., Chiarini, V., Sauro, F., Drysdale, R., Forti, P. (2017) Evaporite karst in Italy: a review. International Journal of Speleology 46, 137.

Dirks, P.H.G.M., Roberts, E.M., Hilbert-Wolf, H., Kramers, J.D., Hawks, J., Dosseto, A., Duval, M., Elliot, M., Evans, M., Grün, R., Hellstrom, J., Herties, A.I.R., Joannes-Boyau, R., Makhubela, T.V., Placke, C.J., Robbins, J., Spangler, C., Wiersma, J., Woodhead, J., Berger, L.R. (2017) The age of Homo naledi and associated sediments in the Rising Star Cave, South Africa. eLife 2017;6:e24231 DOI: 10.7554/eLife.24231

Dixon, B.C., Tyler, J.J., Lorrey, A.M., Goodwin, I.D., Gergis, J., Drysdale, R.N. (2017) Low-resolution Australasian palaeoclimate records of the last 2000 years. Climate of the Past, in press.

Frisia, S., Weyrich, L.S., Hellstrom, J.C., Borsato, A., Golledge, N.R., Anesio, A.M., Bajo, P., Drysdale, R.N., Augustines, P.C., Rivard, C., Cooper, A. (2017) The influence of Antarctic subglacial volcanism on the global iron cycle during the Last Glacial Maximum. Nature Communications 8.

Goodwin, I.D., Roberts, J.L., Etheridge, D.M., Hellstrom, J., Boy, A.D., Ribo, M., Smith, A.M. (2017) Modern to Glacial age subglacial meltwater drainage at Law Dome, coastal East Antarctica from topography, sediments and jökulhlaup observations. Geological Society of London Special Publications 461.

MacDougall, M.J., Tabor, N.J., Woodhead, J., Daoust, A., Reisz, R.R. (2017) The unique preservation environment of the Early Permian (Cisuralian) fossiliferous cave deposits of the Richards Spur locality, Oklahoma. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 475, 1-11..

Michel, V., Shen, C-C., Woodhead, J., Hu, H-M., Wu, C-C., Moullé, P-E., Khatib, S., Couche, D., Moncel, M-H., Valensi, P., Choiu, Y-M., Gallet, S., Echassoux, A., Orange, F., de Lumley, H. (2017) New evidence of the early presence of hominids in Southern Europe. Scientific Reports. 7: 10074.

Moreno, A., Pérez-Mejias, C., Bartolomé, M., Sancho, C., Cacho, I, Stoll, H., Delgado-Huertas, A., Hellstrom, J., Edwards, R.L., Chang, H (2017) New speleothem data from Molinos and Ejulve caves reveal Holocene hydrological variability in northeast Iberia. Quaternary Research, 1-11.

Nagra, G., Treble, P.C., Andersen, M.S., Bajo, P., Hellstrom, J., Baker, A (2017) Dating stalagmites in mediterranean climates using annual trace element cycles. Scientific Reports 7.

Regattieri, E., Giaccio, B., Nomade, S., France, A., Vogel, H., Drysdale, R.N., Perchiazzi, N., Wagner, B., Gemelli, M., Mazzini, I., Boschi, C., Galli, P., Peronace, E (2017) A last Interglacial record of environmental changes from the Salmon Basin (central Italy) Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 472, 51-66.

Suric, M., Loncaric, R., Loncar, N., Buzjak, N., Bajo, P., Drysdale, R.N. (2017) Isotopic characterisation of cave environments at varying altitudes on the eastern Adriatic coast (Croatia) - implications for future speleothem-based studies. Journal of Hydrology 545, 367-380.

Treble, P.C., Baker, A., Ayliffe, L.K., Cohen, T.J., Hellstrom, J.C., Gagan, M.K., Frisia, S., Drysdale, R.N., Griffiths, A.D., Borsato, A. (2017) Hydroclimate of the Last Glacial Maximum and deglaciation in southern Australia's arid margin interpreted from speleothem records (23-15 ka) Climate of the Past 13, 667.


Bajo, P., Hellstrom, J., Frisia, S., Drysdale, R, Black, J., Woodhead, J., Borsato, A., Zanchetta, G., Wallace, M., Regattieri, E., Haese, R (2016) 'Cryptic' diagenesis and its implications for speleothem geochronologies. Quaternary Science Reviews, 148, 17-28.

Griffiths, M.L., Kimbrough, A.K., Gagan, M.K., Drysdale, R.N., Cole, J.E., Johnson, K.R., Zhao, J-X, Cook, B.I., Hellstrom, J.C., Hantoro, W.S. (2016) Western Pacific hydroclimate linked to global climate variability over the past two millenia. Nature Communications 7, 11719

Nehme, C., Jaillet, S., Voisin, C., Hellstrom, J, Gérard-Adjizian, J., Delannoy, J-J (2016) Control of cave levels in Kanaan, Kassarat and Jeita karst systems (Central Mount Lebabnon, Lebanon). Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie 60, 95-117.

Oerter, E.J., Sharp, W.D., Oster, J., Ebeling, A., Valley, J.W., Kozdon, R., Orland, I., Hellstrom, J.C., Woodhead, J.D., Hergt, J.M., Chadwick, O.A., Amundson, R. (2016) Pedotherm carbonates reveal anomalous North American atmospheric circulation 79,000 to 55,000 years ago. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113, 919-924.

Rajendran, C.P., Sanwai, J., Morell, K.D., Sandiford, M., Kotlia, B.S., Hellstrom, J., Rajendran, K. (2016) Stalagmite growth perturbations from the Kumaun Himalaya as potential earthquake recorders. Journal of Seismology 20, 579-594.

Regattieri, E., Zanchetta, G., Drysdale, R.M., Isola, I., Woodhead, J.D., Hellstrom, J.C., Giaccio, B., Greig, A., Baneschi, I., Dotsika, E. (2017) Environmental variability between the penultimate deglaciation and the mid Eemian: insights from Tana che Urla (central Italy) speleothem trace element record. Quaternary Science Reviews 152, 80-92.

Rellini, I., Ciampalini, A., Firpo, M., Hellstrom, J. (2016) Geoarchaeological studies. In The Archaeology of Grotta Scaloria Ritual in Neolithic Southeast Italy. Editors: Elster ES, Isetti E, Robb J, Traverso A . 1, 57-71. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, USA

Rossi, C., Villalaín, Lozano, R.P., Hellstrom, J (2016) Paleo-watertable definition using cave ferromanganese stromatolites and associated cave-wall notches (Sierra de Arnero, Spain). Geomorphology 261, 57-75.

Scroxton, N., Gagan, M.K., Dunbar, G.B., Ayliffe, L.K., Hantoro, W.S., Shen, C-C., Hellstrom, J.C., Zhao, J-X., Cheng, H., Edwards, R.L., Sun, H., Rifai, H (2016) Natural attrition and growth frequency variations of stalagmites in southwest Sulawesi over the past 530,000 years. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 441, 823-833.

Sniderman, J.M.K., Woodhead, J.D., Hellstrom, J., Jordan, G.J., Drysdale, R.N., Tyler, J.J., Porch, N. (2016) Pliocene reversal of late Neogene aridification. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113, 1999-2004.

Ward, I., Pietsch, T.J., Rhodes, E.J., Miller, G.H., Hellstrom, J., Dortch, C.E. (2016) Chronostratigraphic context for artefact-bearing palaeosols in late Pleistocene Tamala Limestone, Rottnest Island, Western Australia Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 99, 17-26.

Woodhead, J., Hand, S., Archer, M., Graham, I., Sniderman, K., Arena, D.A., Black, K., Godthelp, H., Creaser, P., Price, E. (2016) Developing a radiometrically-dated chronologic sequence for Neogene biotic change in Australia, from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area of Queensland. Gondwana Research 29, 153-167 (published online 2014).

Zanchetta, G., Regattieri, E., Isola, I., Drysdale, R.N., Bini, M., Baneschi, I., Hellstrom, J.C. (2016) The so-called "4.2 event" in the central mediterranean and its climatic teleconnections, Alpine and Mediterranean Quaternary 29, 5-17. 


Bábek, O., Briestensky, M., Precechtelova, G., Stepancikova, P., Hellstrom, J.C., Drysdale, R. (2015) Pleistocene speleothem fracturing in the foreland of the Western Carpathians: a case study from the seismically active eastern margin of the Bohemian Massif. Geological Quarterly 59, 491-506. doi: 10.7306/gq.1225.

Baker, A., Hellstrom, J.C., Kelly, B.J.F., Mariethoz, G., Trouet, V. (2015) A composite annual-resolution stalagmite record of North Atlantic climate over the last three millennia. Scientific Reports 5, 10307. doi: 10.1038/srep10307

Bartolome, M., Moreno, A., Sancho, C., Stoll, H.M., Cacho, I., Spötl, C., Belmonte, A., Edwards, R.L., Cheng, H., Hellstrom, J.C. (2015) Hydrological change in Southern Europe responding to increasing North Atlantic overturning during Greenland Stadial 1. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112, 6568-6572.

Columbu, A., De Waele, J., Forti, P., Montagna, P., Picotti, V., Pons-Branchu, E., Hellstrom, J., Bajo, P., Drysdale, R. (2015) Gypsum caves as indicators of climate-driven river incision and aggradation in a rapidly uplifting region. Geology 43, 539-542.

Doran, T.L., Herries, A.I.R., Hopley, P., Sombroek, H., Hellstrom, J., Hodge, E., Kuhn, B.F. (2015) Assessing the paleoenvironmental potential of Pliocene to Holocene tufa deposits along the Ghaap Plateau escarpment (South Africa) using stable isotopes. Quaternary Research 84, 133-143.

Gagan, M.K., Ayliffe, L.K., Smith, G.K., Hellstrom, J.C., Scott-Gagan, H., Drysdale, R.N., Anderson, N., Suwargadi, B.W., Aplin, K.P., Zhao, J-X., Groves, C.W., Hantoro, W.S., Djubiantono, T (2016) Geoarchaeological finds below Liang Bua (Flores, Indonesia): a split-level cave system for Homo floriensis. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 440, 533-550.

Giaccio, B., Regattieri, E., Zanchetta, G., Nomade, S., Renne, P.R., Sprain, C.J., Drysdale, R.N., Tzedakis, P.C., Messina, P., Scardia, G., Sposato, A., Bassinot, F (2015) Duration and dynamics of the best orbital analogue to the present interglacial. Geology 43, 603-606.

Green, H., Pickering, R., Drysdale, R., Johnson, B.C., Hellstrom, J., Wallace, M. (2015) Evidence for global teleconnections in a late Pleistocene speleothem record of water balance and vegetation change at Sudwala Cave, South Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews 110, 114-130.

Hellstrom, J., Pickering, R. (2015) Recent advances and future prospects of the U-Th and U-Pb chronometers applicable to archaeology. Journal of Archaeological Science 56, 32-40.

Lari, M., Di Vincenzo, F., Borsato, A., Ghirotto, S., Micheli, M., Balsamo, C., Collina, C., De Bellis, G., Frisia, S., Giacobini, G., Gigli, E., Hellstrom, J.C., Lannino, A., Modi, A., Pietrelli, A., Pilli, E., Profico, A., Ramirez, O., Rizzi, E., Vai, S., Venturo, D., Piperno, M., Lalueza-Fox, C., Barbujani, G., Caramelli, D., Manzi, G. (2015) The Neanderthal in the karst: First dating, morphometric, and paleogenetic data on the fossil skeleton from Altamura (Italy). Journal of human evolution 82, 88-94.

Munoz, A., Bartolome, M., Munoz, A., Sancho, C., Moreno, A., Hellstrom, J.C., Oscar, M.C., Cachoud, I. (2015) Solar influence and hydrological variability during the Holocene from a speleothem annual record (Molinos Cave, NE Spain). Terra Nova 27, 300-311.

Pappalardo, M., Aguirre, M., Bini, M., Consolini, I., Fucks, E., Hellstrom, J., Isola, I (2015) Coastal landscape evolution and sea-level change: a case study from Central Patagonia (Argentina). Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie 59, 145-172.

Regattieri, E., Isola, I., Zanchetta, G., Drysdale, R.N., Hellstrom, J.C. (2015) Stable isotopic record from 160 to 121 ka from Tana Che Urla cave (Apuan Alps, central Italy). Journal of the Black Sea/Mediterranean environment Special Issue 15-20.

Regattieri, E., Giaccio, B., Zanchetta, G., Drysdale, R.N., Galli, P., Nomade, S., Peronace, E., Wulf, S (2015) Hydrological variability over the Appenines during the Early Last Glacial precession minimum, as revealed by a stable isotope record from the Sulmona basin, Central Italy. Journal of Quaternary Science 30, 19-31.

Rosenberger, A., Pickering, R., Green, H., Cooke, S., Tallman, M., Morrow,A., Rimoli, R. (2015) 1.32 ± 0.11 Ma age for underwater remains constrain antiquity and longevity of the Dominican primate Antillothrix bernensis. Journal of Human Evolution 88, 85-96.

Sancho, C., Arenas, C., Vázques-Urbez, M., Pardo, G., Lozano, M.V., Pena-Monné, J.L., Hellstrom, J., Ortiz, J.E., Osácar, M.C., Auqué, L., Torres, T (2015) Climatic implications of the Quaternary fluvial tufa record in the NE Iberian Peninisula over the last 5000ka. Quaternary Research 84, 398-414.


Regatierri, E., Zanchetta, G., Drysdale, R.N., Isola, I., Hellstrom, J.C., Dallai, L. (2014) Lateglacial to Holocene trace element record (Ba, Mg, Sr) from Corchia Cave (Apuan Alps, central Italy): paleoenvironmental implications. Journal of Quaternary Science 29, 381-392.

Regatierri, E., Zanchetta, G., Drysdale, R.N., Isola, I., Hellstrom, J.C., Roncioni, A. (2014) A continuous stable isotope record from the penultimate glacial maximum to the Last Interglacial (159-121 ka) from Tana Che Urla Cave (Apuan Alps, central Italy). Quaternary Research 82, 450-461.

Webb, M., Dredge, J., Barker, P.A., Muller, W., Jex, C., Desmarchelier, J., Hellstrom, J., Wynn, P.A. (2014) Quaternary climatic instability in south-east Australia from a multi-proxy speleothem record. Journal of Quaternary Science 29, 589-596.

Zanchetta, G., Bar-Matthews, M., Drysdale, R.N., Lionello,P., Ayalaon, A, Hellstrom, J.C., Isola, A., Regatierri, E. (2014) Coeval dry events in the central and eastern Mediterranean basin at 5.2 and 5.6 ka recorded in Corchia (Italy) and Soreq caves (Israel) speleothems. Global and Planetary Change 122, 130-139.


Ayliffe, L.K, Gagan, M.K., Zhao, J-X., Drysdale, R.N., Hellstrom, J.C., Hantoro, W., Griffiths, M.L., Scott-Gagan, H., St. Pierre, E., Cowley, J.A., Suwargadi, B.W. (2013) Rapid interhemispheric climate links via the Australasian monsoon during the last deglaciation. Nature Communications, 4, 2908.

Belli, R., Frisia, S., Borsato, A., Drysdale, R., Hellstrom, J.C., Zhao, J.X., Spotl, C (2013) Regional climate variability and ecosystem responses to the last deglaciation in the northern hemisphere from stable isotope data and calcite fabrics in two northern Adriatic stalagmites. Quaternary Science Reviews 72, 146-158.

Braun, D., Levin, N.E., Stynder, D., Herries, A.I.R., Archer, W., Forrest, F.L., Roberts, D., Bishop, L.C., Matthews, T., Lehman, S.B., Pickering, R., Fitzsimmons, K., (2013) Mid-Pleistocene Hominin occupation at Elandsfontein, Western Cape, South Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews 82, 145-166.

Cheng, H., Lawrence Edwards, R., Shen, C-C., Polyak, V.J.,Asmerom, Y., Woodhead, J., Hellstrom, J., Wang, Y., Kong, X., Spotl, C., Wang, X., Calvin Alexander Jr, E. (2013) Improvements in 230Th dating, 230Th and 234U half-life values, and U-Th isotopic measurements by multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 371-372, 82-91.

Griffiths, M.L., Drysdale, R.N., Gagan, M.K., Zhao, J.X., Hellstrom, J.C., Ayliffe, L.K., Hantoro, W.D. (2013) Abrupt increase in east Indonesian rainfall from flooding of the Sunda shelf similar to 9500 years ago. Quaternary Science Reviews 74, 273-279.

Griffiths, M.L., Drysdale, R.N., Gagan, M.K., Zhao, J.X., Hellstrom, J.C., Couchaud, I., Ayliffe, L.K., Vonhof, H.B., Hantoro, W.S. (2013) Australasian monsoon response to Dansgaard-Oescher event 21 and teleconnections to higher latitudes. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 369, 294-304.

Ji, X-P, Curnoe, D., Bao, Z.D., Herries, A.I.R., Fink, D., Zhu, Y-S., Hellstrom, J., Luo, Y., Tacon, P.S.C. (2013) Further geological and palaeoanthropological investigations at the Maludong hominin site, Yunnan Province, Southwest China. Chinese Science Bulletin 58, 4472-4485.

McDowell, M.C., Bestland, E.A., Bertuch, F., Ayliffe, L.K., Hellstrom, J.C., Jacobsen, G.E., Prideaux, G.J. (2013) Chronology, stratigraphy and palaeoenvironmental interpretation of a Late Pleistocene to mid Holocene cave accumulation on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Boreas 42, 974-994.

Paul, B., Drysdale, R., Green, H., Woodhead, J., Hellstrom, J., Eberhard, R (2013) A model for the formation of layered soda-straw stalactites. International Journal of Speleology 42, 155-160.

Pickering, R., (2013) U-Pb dating small buried stalagmites from Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa: a new chronometer for Earlier Stone Age cave deposits. African Archaeological Review 32, 645-668.

Pickering, R., Jacobs, Z., Herries, A., Karkanas, P., Bar-Matthews, M., Woodhead, J.D., Kappen, P., Fisher, E., Marean, C.W. (2013) Palaeoanthropologically significant South African Sea Caves dated to 1.0 Million years using a combination of U-Pb, TT-OSL and palaeomagnetism. Quaternary Science Reviews 65, 39-52. 

Vaks, A., Woodhead, J.D., Bar-Matthews, M., Ayalon, A., Cliff, R.A., Zilberman, T., Matthews, A. & Frumkin, A. (2013) Pliocene-Pleistocene climate of the northern margin of Saharan-Arabian Desert recorded in speleothems from the Negev Desert, Israel. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 368, 88-100.


Bajo, P., Drysdale, R., Woodhead, J., Hellstrom, J., Zanchetta, G (2012) High-resolution U-Pb dating of an early Pleistocene stalagmite from Corchia Cave (central Italy). Quaternary Geochronology 14, 5-17.

Curnoe, D., Xueping, J., Herries, A.I.R., Bal, K.N., Tacon, P.S.C., Zhende, B., Fink, D., Yunsheng, Z., Hellstrom, J., Yun, L., Cassis, G., Bing, S., Wroe, S., Shi, H., Parr, W.C.H., Shengmin, H., Rogers, N. (2012) Human remains from the Pleistocene-Holocene Transition of Southwest China suggest a complex evolutionary history for East Asians. PLOS ONE 7, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031918.

Drysdale, R., Paul, B., Hellstrom, J., Couchoud, I., Greig, A., Bajo, P., Zanchetta, G., Isola, I., Spotl, C., Baneschi, I., Regattieri, E., Woodhead, J (2012) Precise microsampling of poorly laminated speleothems for U-series dating. Quaternary Geochronology 14, 38-47.

Frisia, S., Borsato, A., Drysdale, R.N., Paul, B., Greig, A., & Cotte, M (2012) A re-evaluation of the palaeoclimatic significance of phosphorus variability in speleothems revealed by high-resolution synchrotron micro XRF mapping. Climates of the Past 8, 2039-2051. 

Frisia, S., Woodhead, J.D. (2012) Stalactites and stalagmites, in Encyclopedia of Caves, 2nd edition, ed. William White. Academic Press.

Green, H., Woodhead, J., Hellstrom, J., Pickering, R., Drysdale, R. (2012) Re-analysis of key evidence in the case for a hemispherically synchronous response to the Younger Dryas climatic event. Journal of Quaternary Science 28, 8-12.

Griffiths, M., Fohlmeister, J., Drysdale, R.N., Hua, Q., Johnson, K.R., Hellstrom, J.C., Gagan, M.K., Zhao, J-x. (2012) Hydrological control of the dead carbon fraction in a Holocene tropical speleothem. Quaternary Geochronology 14, 81-93.

Hellstrom, J. (2012) Absolute dating of Cave Art. Science 336, 1387-1388.

Hendy, E.J., Tomiak, P.J., Collins, M.J., Hellstrom, J., Tudhpe, A.W., Lough, J.M., Penkham, K.E.H. (2012) Assessing amino acid recemization variability in coral intra-crystalline protein for geochronological applications. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta 86, 338-353.

Hua, Q., McDonald, J., Redwood, D., Drysdale, R., Lee, S., Hellstrom, J. (2012) Robust chronological reconstruction for young speleothems using radiocarbon. Quaternary Geochronology, 14, 67-80.

Quigley, M.C., Duffy, B., Woodhead, J., Hellstrom, J., Moody, L., Horton, T., Soares, J., Fernandes, L. (2012) U/Pb dating of a terminal Pliocene coral from the Indonesian seaway. Marine Geology, 311, 57-62.

Scholz, D., Hoffmann, D.L., Hellstrom, J., Ramsey, C. (2012) A comparison of different methods for speleothem age modelling. Quaternary Geochronology, 14, 94-104.

Woodhead, J., Hellstrom, J., Pickering, R., Drysdale, R., Paul, B., Bajo, P. (2012) U and Pb variability in older speleothems and strategies for their chronology. Quaternary Geochronology, 14, 105-113.

Woodhead, J., Pickering, R. (2012) Beyond 500 ka: progress and prospects in the U-Pb chronology of speleothems, and their application to studies in palaeoclimate, human evolution, biodiversity and tectonics. Chemical Geology 322-323, 290-299.

Zhou, H., Greig, A., Tang, J., You, C-F., Yuan, D., Tong, X., Huang, Y (2012) Rare earth patterns in a Chinese stalagmite controlled by sources and scavenging from karst groundwater. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 83, 1-18.


Alonso-Zarza, A., Martin-Pérez, A., Martín-García, R., Gil-Peña, I., Meléndez, A., Martínez-Flores, E., Hellstrom, J.C., and Muñoz-Barco, P. (2011) Structural and host rock controls on the distribution, morphology and mineralogy of speleothems in the Castañar Cave (Spain). Geological Magazine 148, 211-225. 

Carey, S.P., Camens, A.B., Cupper, M.L., Grun, R., Hellstrom, J.C., McKnight, S.W., McLennan, I., Pickering, D.A., Trusler, P & Aubert, M (2011) A diverse Pleistocene marsupial trackway assemblage from the Victorian Volcanic Plains, Australia. Quaternary Science Reviews 30, 591-610.

Cohen, T.J., Nanson, G.C., Jansen, J.D., Jones, B.G., Jacobs, Z., Treble, P., Price, D.M., May, J-H., Smith, A.M., Ayliffe, L.K. & Hellstrom, J.C. (2011) Continental aridification and the vanishing of Australia’s megalakes. Geology 39, 167-170.

Duval, M., Aubert, M., Hellstrom, J and Grun, R. (2011) High resolution LA-ICP-MS mapping of U and Th isotopes in an early Pleistocene equid tooth from Fuente Nueva-3 (Orce, Andalusia, Spain). Quaternary Geochronology 6, 458-467.

Duval, M., Falgueres, C., Bahain, J.J., Grun, R., Shao, Q.F., Aubert, M., Hellstrom, J., Dolo, J.M., Agusti, J., Martinez-Navarro, B., Palmquist, P., and Toro-Moyano, I (2011) The challenge of dating Early Pleistocene fossil teeth by the combined uranium-series electron spin resonance method: the Venta Micena palaeontological site (Orce, Spain). Journal of Quaternary Science 26, 603-615.

Genty, D., Konik, S., Valladas, H., Blamart, D., Hellstrom, J., Touma, M., Moreau, C., Dumoulin, J-P., Nouet, J., & Dauphin, Y (2011) Dating the Lascaux Cave Gour formation. Radiocarbon 53, 479-500.

Lewis, S.C., Gagan, M.K., Ayliffe, L.K., Zhao, J-x., Hantoro, W.S., Treble, P.C., Hellstrom, J.C., LeGrande, A.N., Kelley, M., Schmidt, G.A., & Suwargadi, B.W. (2011) High-resolution stalagmite reconstructions of Australian-Indonesian monsoon rainfall variability during Heinrich stadial 3 and Greenland interstadial 4. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 303, 133-142.

McGregor, H., Hellstrom, J.C., Fink, D., Hua, Q., and Woodroffe, C.D. (2011) Rapid U-series dating of young fossil corals by laser ablation MC-ICPMS. Quaternary Geochronology, 6, 195-206.

Pickering, R., Dirks, P.H.G.M., Jinnah, Z., de Ruiter, D.J., Churchill, S.E., Herrires, A.I.R., Woodhead, J.D., Hellstrom, J.C. and Berger, L.R. (2011) Australopithecus sediba at 1.977 Ma and implications for the origins of Genus Homo. Science 333, 1421-1423.Full textdownload here.

Pickering, R., Kramers, J.D., Hancox, P.J., de Ruiter, D.J., & Woodhead, J.D. (2011) Contemporary flowstone development links early hominin bearing cave deposits in South Africa. Earth. PLanet. Sci. Lett., 306, 23-32.

Wagner, T., Fritz, H., Stuwe, K., Nestroy, O., Rodnight, H., Hellstrom, J &Benischke, R (2011) Correlations of cave levels, stream terraces and planation surfaces along the River Mur-Timing of landscape evolution along the eastern margin of the Alps. Geomorphology 134, 62-78.

Whittaker, T.E., Hendy, C.H. & Hellstrom, J.C. (2011) Abrupt millenial-scale changes in intensity of Southern hemisphere westerly winds during marine isotope stages 2-4. Geology 39, 455-458.

Zhornyak, L.V., Zanchetta, G., Drysdale, R.N., Hellsrtom, J.C., Isola, I., Regattieri, E., Piccini, L., Beneschi, I., & Couchoud, I (2011) Stratigraphic evidence for a “pluvial phase” between ca. 8200-7100 ka from Renella cave (Central Italy) Quaternary Science Reviews, 30, 409-417. 

Zhou, H., Greig, A., You, C-F., Lai, Z., Tang, J., Guan, Y and Yuan, D (2011) Arsenic in a speleothem from Central China: stadial-interstadial variations and implications. Environmental Science and Technology 45, 1278-1283.


Blyth, A.J., Watson, J.S., Woodhead, J., & Hellstrom, J (2010) Organic compounds preserved in a 2.9 million year old stalagmite from the Nullarbor Plain, Australia. Chemical Geology, 279, 101-105.

Dirks, P.H.G.M., Kibii, J.M., Kuhn, B.F., Steininger, C., Churchill, S.E., Kramers, J.D., Pickering, R., Farber, D.L., Meriaux, A-S., Herries, A.I.R., King, G.C.P. & Berger, L.R. (2010) Geological setting and age of Australopithecus sediba from Southern Africa. Science 328, 205-208.

Griffiths, M.L., Drysdale, R.N., Gagan, M.K., Frisia, S., Zhao, J.-x., Ayliffe, L.K., Hantoro, W.S., Hellstrom, J.C., Fischer, M.J., Feng, Y.-x., and Suwargadi, B.W. (2010) Evidence for Holocene changes in Australian-Indonesian monsoon rainfall from stalagmite trace element and stable isotope ratios. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 292, 27-38.

Griffiths, M.L., Drysdale, R.N., Vonhof, H.B., Gagan, M.K., Zhao, J.-x., Ayliffe, L.K., Hantoro, W.S., Hellstrom, J.C., Cartwright, I., Frisia, S., and Suwargadi, B.W. (2010) Younger Dryas-Holocene temperature and rainfall history of southern Indonesia from delta 18O in speleothem calcite and fluid inclusions. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 295, 30-36.

Grun, R., Aubert, M., Hellstrom, J., & Duval, M (2010) The challenge of direct dating old human fossils. Quaternary International, 223-224, 87-93.

Pickering, R., Kramers, J.D., Partridge, T., Kodolanyi, J., Pettke, T. (2010) U–Pb dating of calcite–aragonite layers in speleothems from hominin sites in South Africa by MC-ICP-MS, Quaternary Geochronology, 5, 544-558.

Pickering, R. and Kramers (2010) Re-appraisal of the stratigraphy and determination of new U-Pb dates for the Sterkfontein hominin site, South Africa, Journal of Human Evolution 59, 70-86.

Prideaux, G.J., Gully, G.A., Couzens, A.M., Ayliffe, L.K., Jankowski, N.R., Jacobs, Z., Roberts, R.G., Hellstrom, J.C., Gagan, M.K., and Hatcher, L.M. (2010) Timing and dynamics of Late-Pleistocene mammal extinctions in southwestern Australia: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107, 22157-22162.

Quigley, M., Horton, T., Hellstrom, J.C., Cupper, M., and Sandiford, M. (2010) Holocene climate change in arid Australia from speleothem and alluvial records. Holocene, 20, 1093–1104.

Rossi, C., Lozano, R.P., Isanta, N., and Hellstrom, J.C. (2010) Manganese stromatolites in caves: El Soplao (Cantabria, Spain). Geology38, 1119—1122.

Sancho, C., Arenas, C., Pardo, G., Vasquez, M., Hellstrom, J., Ortiz, J., Torres, T., Rhodes, E, Osacar, M., Auque, y Luis (2010) Preliminary chronology of the Quaternary tufas from the Piedra River (Iberian Range) Geogaceta 48, 31-34.  

Ulrich, T., Kamber, B.S., Woodhead, J.D. & Spencer, L.A. (2010) Long-term observations of isotope ratio accuracy and reproducibility using quadrupole ICP-MS. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research 34, 161-174.

Woodhead, J., Reisz, R., Fox, D., Drysdale, R., Hellstrom, J., Maas, R., Cheng, H & Edwards, R.L. (2010) Speleothem climate records from deep time? Exploring the potential with an example from the Permian. Geology, 38, 455-458.


Drysdale, R.N., Hellstrom, J.C., Zanchetta, G., Fallick, A.E., Sanchez Goni, M.F., Couchoud, I., McDonald, J., Maas, R., Lohman, G and Isola, I. (2009) Evidence for obliquity forcing of Glacial Termination II. Science 325, 1527-1531. 

Griffiths, M., Drysdale, R.N., Gagan, M.K., Zhao, J-X, Ayliffe, L.K,Hellstrom, J.C., Hantroro, W.S., Frisia, S., Feng, Y-x., Cartwright, I., St. Pierre, E., Fischer, M.J., & Suwargadi (2009) Increasing Australian-Indonesian monsoon rainfall linked to early Holocene sea-level rise. Nature Geoscience 2, 636-639. 


Piccini L., Zanchetta G., Drysdale R.N., Hellstrom J., Isola I., Fallick A.E., Leone G., Doveri M., Mussi M., Mantelli F., Molli G., Lotti L., Roncioni A., Regattieri E., Meccheri M. and Vaselli L. (2008). The environmental features of the Monte Corchia cave system (Apuan Alps, central Italy) and their effects on speleothems growth.  International Journal of Speleology.  37, 153-172. 

van Breukelen, M. R., Vonhof, H. B., Hellstrom, J. C., Wester, W. C. G. and Kroon, D. (2008). Fossil dripwater in stalagmites reveals Holocene temperature and rainfall variation in Amazonia.  Earth and Planetary Science Letters.  275, 54–60. 

Zhou, H., Chi, B., Lawrence, M., Zhao, J., Yan, J., Greig, A., and Feng, Y (2008) High-resolution and precisely dated record of weathering and hydrological dynamics recorded by manganese and rare-earth elements in a stalagmite from Central China. Quaternary Research69, 438-446. 

Zhou, H., Wang, Q., Zhao, J., Zheng, L., Guan, H., Feng, Y & Greig, A (2008) Rare earth elements and yttrium in a stalagmite from Central China and potential paleoclimatic implications. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 270, 128-138. 


Drysdale, R. N., Zanchetta, G., Hellstrom, J. C., Fallick, A. E., McDonald, J. and Cartwright, I. (2007). Stalagmite evidence for the precise timing of North Atlantic cold events during the early Last Glacial. Geology 35, 77–80.

Goodwin, I. D. and Hellstrom, J. C. (2007). Glacio-lacustrine Aragonite Deposition, Meltwater Evolution and Glacial History During Isotope Stage 3 At Radok Lake, Amery Oasis, Northern Prince Charles Mountains, East Antarctica.  Antarctic Science, 19, 365-372.

Prideaux, G.J., Long, J.A., Ayliffe, L.K., Hellstrom, J.C., Pillans, B., Boles, W.E., Hutchinson, M.N., Roberts, R.G., Cupper, M.L., Arnold, L.J., Devine, P.D. & Warburton, N.M. (2007) An arid-adapted middle Pleistocene vertebrate fauna from south-central Australia. Nature 445, 422-425.

Prideaux , G. J., Roberts, R. G., Megirian, D., Westaway, K. E., Hellstrom, J. C. and Olley, J. M. (2007). Mammalian responses to Pleistocene climate change in southeastern Australia. Geology 35, 33–36.

Zanchetta G., Drysdale R. N., Hellstrom J. C., Fallick A. E., Isola I., Gagan, M. and Pareschi M. T.(2007) Enhanced rainfall in the Western Mediterranean during deposition of Sapropel S1: stalagmite evidence from Corchia Cave (Central Italy).  Quaternary Science Reviews, 26, 279-286.


Desmarchelier, J.M., Hellstrom, J.C. & McCulloch, M.T. (2006) Rapid trace element analysis of speleothems by ELA-ICPMS. Chemical Geology 231, 102-117.

Drysdale, R., Zanchetta, G., Hellstrom, J., Maas, R., Fallick, A., Pickett, M., Cartwright, I., & Piccini, L (2006) Late Holocene drought responsible for the collapse of Old world civilizations is recorded in an Italian cave flowstone. Geology 32, 101-104.

Genty, d., Blamart, D., Ghaleb, B., Plagnes, V., Causse, C., Bakalowicz, M., Zouari, K., Chkir, N., Hellstrom, J., Wainer, K and Bourges, F (2006) Timing and dynamics of the last deglaciation from European and North African delta C-13 stalagmite profiles - comparison with Chinese and Southern Hemisphere stalagmites. Quaternary Science Reviews 25, 2118-2142.

Hellstrom, J. (2006). Uranium-thorium dating of speleothems with high initial thorium using stratigraphical constraint. Quaternary Geochronology 1, 289-295. 

Woodhead, J.D., Hellstrom, J., Maas, R., Drysdale, R., Zanchetta, G., Devine, P and Taylor, E (2006) U-Pb geochronology of speloethems by MC-ICPMS. Quaternary Geochronology 1, 208-221. 


Drysdale, R., Zanchetta, G., Hellstrom, J., Fallick, A., and Zhao, J-x. (2005) Stalagmite evidence for the onset of the Last Interglacial in southern Europe at 129 ± 1 ka: Geophysical Research Letters 32, L24708, doi:10.1029/2005GL024658.