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Dr. Duncan McIlroy - Publications

Publications Since 2003

  • GARTON, M. & MCILROY, D. Description and classification of the vertical trace fossil Skolithos. In review
  • Bednarz, M., Herringshaw, L. G., Boyd, C., Leaman, M., Kahlmeyer, E. & Mcilroy, D. (in review). Precision serial grinding and volumetric 3D reconstruction of large ichnological specimens. 
  • LIU, A., MCILROY, D., Matthews, J.J., Menon, L. & Brasier, M.D. 2013. Depositional context of Ediacaran rangeomorphs from Upper Island Cove, Newfoundland.
  • Menon, L.R., McIlroy, D. & Brasier, M.D. 2013. Evidence of animal behaviour associated with the Ediacaran taxon Aspidella. Geology, in press. 
  • Brasier M.D., McIlroy, D., Liu, A.G. Antcliffe, J.B. & Menon L.R. 2013.The oldest evidence of bioturbation on Earth: Comment. Geology 41, p. e289 
  • HARAZIM, D., Callow, R. & McIlroy, D. 2013. The role of microbial mats in the generation of subaqueous shrinkage (synaeresis) cracks. Sedimentology.
  • Herringshaw, L.G. & McIlroy, D.  2013. Bioinfiltration: irrigation driven transport of clay particles through bioturbated sediments. Journal of Sedimentary Research
  • Callow, R. McIlroy, D. & Brasier M.D. 2012. Comment Were the Ediacaran siliciclastics of South Australia coastal or marine?” Sedimentology, Vol. 59, pp. 1208-1236
  • Callow, R., McIlroy, D., Kneller, B, & Dykstra, M. 2013 Ichnological and sedimentological analysis of a Late Cretaceous channel-turbidite system: the Rosario Formation, Baja California, Mexico. Marine and Petroleum Geology 41, 277-294.
  • Callow, R., McIlroy, D., Kneller, B, & Dykstra, M. 2013 Ichnology and palaeoenvironments of a slope-channel-levee system: The Late Cretaceous Rosario Formation, Baja California. Ichnos, 20, 1-14.
  • Liu, A. G., McIlroy, D., Matthews,  J. J. & Brasier, M. D. 2013 Exploring an Ediacaran ‘nursery’: growth, ecology and evolution in a rangeomorph palaeocommunity. Geology Today, 29, 23-26.
  • Bednarz, M., & McIlroy, D. 2012. Effect of phycosiphoniform burrows on shale hydrocarbon reservoir quality. AAPG Bulletin 96, 1957-1980.
  • MCILROY, D. 2012. Early Cambrian metazoans in fluvial environments, evidence of the non-marine Cambrian radiation Geology, 40, e.269.
  • Tonkin, N.S. 2012. The ichnology of deltas. In: Knaust, D. & Bromley R.G. (eds) Trace fossils as indicators of sedimentary environments, Elsevier
  • Boyd, C., Mcilroy, D., Herringshaw, L.G. & Leaman M. 2011. The recognition of Ophiomorpha irregulaire on the basis of pellet morphology: restudy of material from the type locality. Ichnos19, 185-189.
  • LIU, A., MCILROY, D., Matthews, J.J. & Brasier, M.D. 2011 A juvenile assemblage of Ediacaran fronds from the Drook Formation, Newfoundland.  Journal of the Geological Society, London 169, 395-403.
  • Callow, R. & McIlroy, D. & Brasier, M.D. 2011 Salter's Longmyndian fossils and the first recognition of the Ediacara fauna. Ichnos, 18, 176-187.
  • Callow, R. & McIlroy, D. 2011. Ichnofabrics and ichnofabric forming trace fossils in Phanerozoic turbidites, Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology, 59, 103-111.
  • Liu, A., McIlroy, D., Antcliffe, J. & Brasier, M.D. 2011. Effaced preservation in the Ediacara biota and its implications for the early macrofossil record. Palaeontology, 54, 607-630.
  • Phillips, C., McIlroy, D. & Elliott, T., 2011 Ichnological characterization of Eocene/Oligocene turbidites from the Grès d'Annot Basin, French Alps, SE France. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 300, 67-83.
  • LIU, A., MCILROY, D. & BRASIER 2010. First evidence for locomotion in the Ediacara biota from the 565Ma Mistaken Point Formation: Reply. Geology, 38, e224,/ doi://10.1130/G31448Y.1
  • Tonkin, N.S., McIlroy, D., Meyer, R. & Moore-Turpin, A. 2010. How does bioturbation influence reservoir quality? A case study from the Cretaceous Ben Nevis Formation, Jeanne d’Arc Basin, Offshore Newfoundland, Canada. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 94, 1059–1078.
  • Herringshaw, L.G., Sherwood, O.A. & McIlroy, D. 2010. Ecosystem engineering by bioturbating polychaetes in event bed microcosms. Palaios, 25, 46–58.
  • McIlroy, D., Tonkin, N.S., Phillips, C. & Herringshaw, L.G. 2010. Comment on “Ophiomorpha irregulaire, Mesozoic trace fossil that is either well understood but rare in outcrop or poorly understood but  common in core” by R.G. Bromley and G.K. Pedersen [Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 270 (2008) 295–298]. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 284, p. 392–395.
  • McIlroy, D. & Garton, M. 2010. Realistic interpretation of ichnofabrics and paleoecology of the pipe-rock biotope. Lethaia, 43, 420-426.
  • PHILLIPS, C. & McIlroy, D. 2010. Ichnofabrics and biologically mediated changes in clay mineral assemblages from a deep-water, fine-grained, calcareous sedimentary succession: an example from the Upper Cretaceous Wyandot Formation, offshore Nova Scotia. Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology, 58, 203-218.
  • LIU, A., MCILROY, D. & BRASIER 2010. First evidence for locomotion in the Ediacara biota from the 565Ma Mistaken Point Formation. Geology, 38, 123-126.
  • McIlroy, D. 2010. Biogenic cross lamination produced by the pistol shrimp Alpheus bellulus in microcosm experiments. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 80, 151-154.
  • McIlroy, D., Brasier, M.D. & Lang, A.S. 2009. Smothering of microbial mats by macrobiota: implications for the Ediacara biota. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 166, 1117-1121.
  • Bednarz, M. & McIlroy, D. 2009. 3D reconstruction of "phycosiphoniform" burrows implications for identification of trace fossils in core. Palaeontologica Electronica.
  • MCILROY, D. 2008. Ichnological analysis: the common ground between ichnofacies workers and ichnofabric analysts. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 270, 332-338.
  • MCILROY, D. 2007b. Palaeoenvironmental controls on the ichnology of tide-influenced facies with an example from a macrotidal tide-dominated deltaic depositional system, Lajas Formation, Neuquén Province, Argentina. In: Bromley, R.G., Buatois L.A., Màngano, M.G., Genise, J. & Melchor, R. (eds) Sediment-Organism interactions: a multifaceted ichnology. SEPM Special Publication 87, 195-213.
  • MCILROY, D. 2007a. Lateral variability in shallow marine ichnofabrics: implications for the ichnofabric analysis method. Journal of the Geological Society, London 164, 359-369.
  • MAPSTONE, N.B. & MCILROY, D. 2006. A discoid biota from the Neoproterozoic-Cambrian transition in the Amadeus Basin, central Australia: taphonomic and palaeobiological implications of diagenesis for Ediacaran fossil preservation. Precambrian Research, 149, 126-148.
  • GARTON, M. & MCILROY, D. 2006. A new method for the study of ichnofabric in cryptic highly lithified facies. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 76, 1-5.
  • WINCHESTER SEETO, T. & MCILROY, D. 2006. The lower range of melanosclerites and foraminiferal linings extended to the Lower Cambrian. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 139, 71-79.
  • MCILROY, D. & FALCON-LANG, H.J. 2006. Discovery of a Zoophycos-group trace fossil (?Echinospira Girotti) in the Middle Pennsylvanian Sydney Mines Formation of Nova Scotia, and its palaeoenvironmental implications. Atlantic Geology 42, 31-35.
  • MCILROY, D. & HORÁK, J. 2006. The Neoproterozoic: the late  Precambrian terranes that formed Eastern Avalonia. In: BRENCHLEY, P.R. & RAWSON, PF. (eds) The Geology of England and Wales. Geological Society Publishing House, Bath, UK, 9-25.
  • MCILROY, D., FLINT, S.S., HOWELL, J.A. & TIMMS, N.E. 2006. Sedimentology of the tide dominated Lajas Formation, Jurassic, Neuquén Basin, Argentina. In: VEIGA, G. D., SPALLETTI, L.A., HOWELL, J.A. & SCHWARZ, E. (eds) The Neuquén Basin: a Case Study in Sequence Stratigraphy and Basin Dynamics. Special Publication of the Geological Society, London, 252, 83-107.
  • MORGANS BELL, H. & MCILROY, D. 2006. Middle Jurassic (Bajocian) conifer wood from the Neuquén Basin, west-central Argentina and its palaeoclimatic interpretation. In: VEIGA, G. D., SPALLETTI, L.A., HOWELL, J.A. & SCHWARZ, E. (eds) The Neuquén Basin: a Case Study in Sequence Stratigraphy and Basin Dynamics. Special Publication of the Geological Society, London, 252, 267-278.
  • NEEDHAM, S.J., WORDEN, R. & MCILROY, D. 2005. Experimental production of clay rims by macrobiotic sediment ingestion and excretion processes. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 75, 1028-1037.
  • MCILROY, D., CRIMES, T.P. & PAULEY, J.C. 2005. Fossils and matgrounds from the Neoproterozoic Longmyndian Supergroup, Shropshire, U.K. Geological Magazine, 142, 441-455.
  • BRANDSÆTER, I., MCILROY, D., LIA, O. & RINGROSE, P. 2005. Integrated modelling of Lajas Formation tide-dominated deltas Petroleum Geoscience, 11, 37-46.
  • NEEDHAM, S.J., WORDEN, R. & MCILROY, D. 2004. Animal-sediment interactions: the effect of ingestion and excretion by worms on mineralogy. Biogeosciences, 1, 113-121.
  • MCILROY, D. 2004c. Ichnofabrics and sedimentary facies of a tide-dominated delta: Jurassic Ile Formation of Kristin Field, Haltenbanken, Offshore Mid-Norway. In: McIlroy, D. (ed.) The Application of Ichnology to Stratigraphic and Palaeoenvironmental Analysis. Special Publication of the Geological Society, London, 228, 237-272.
  • MCILROY, D. 2004b. Some ichnological concepts, methodologies, applications and frontiers. In: McIlroy, D. (ed.) The Application of Ichnology to Stratigraphic and Palaeoenvironmental Analysis. Special Publication of the Geological Society, London, 228, 3-27.
  • MCILROY, D. 2004a. The application of ichnology to palaeoenvironmental and stratigraphic analysis: introduction. McIlroy, D. (ed.) The Application of Ichnology to Stratigraphic and Palaeoenvironmental Analysis. Special Publication of the Geological Society, London, 228, 1-2.
  • MCILROY, D. (ed.) The Application of Ichnology to Stratigraphic and Palaeoenvironmental Analysis. Special Publication of the Geological Society, London, 228
  • MCILROY, D., WORDEN, R. & NEEDHAM, S.J. 2003. Faeces, clay minerals and reservoir potential. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 160, 489-494.

 


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