Publications of M. Schidlowski

Journal Article (14)

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Toulkeridis, T., Peucker-Ehrenbrink, B., Clauer, N., Kröner, A., Schidlowski, M. and Todt, W.: Pb-Pb age, stable isotope and chemical composition of Archaean magnesite, Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa, Journal of the Geological Society, 167(5), 943–952 [online] Available from:, 2010.
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Schidlowski, M.: Frühe Evolution des Lebens auf der Erde: Geologische und biogeochemische Befunde, Zeitschrift für Geologische Wissenschaften, 37(4/5), 237–260 [online] Available from:, 2009.
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Pitawala, A., Schidlowski, M., Dahanayake, K. and Hofmeister, W.: Geochemical and petrological characteristics of Eppawala phosphate deposits, Sri Lanka, Mineralium Deposita, 38(4), 505–515 [online] Available from:, 2003.
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Schidlowski, M.: Carbon isotopes as biogeochemical recorders of life over 3.8 Ga of Earth history: evolution of a concept, Precambrian Research, 106, 117–134 [online] Available from:, 2001.
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Shen, Y. and Schidlowski, M.: New C isotope stratigraphy from southwest China: Implications for the placement of the Precambrian-Cambrian boundary on the Yangtze Platform and global correlations, Geology, 28, 623–626 [online] Available from:, 2000.
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Shen, Y., Schidlowski, M. and Chu, X.: Biogeochemical approach to understanding phosphogenic events of the terminal Proterozoic to Cambrian, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 158, 99–108 [online] Available from:, 2000.
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Viladkar, S. and Schidlowski, M.: Carbon and oxygen isotope geochemistry of the Amba Dongar carbonatite complex, Gujarat, India, Gondwana Research, 3, 415–424 [online] Available from:, 2000.
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Zyakun, A. and Schidlowski, M.: Determination of 16O and 18O abundance ratios in natural carbon dioxide reservoirs, International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 203, 83–92 [online] Available from:, 2000.
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Mazumdar, A., Baneerjee, D. M., Schidlowski, M. and Balaram, V.: Rare-earth elements and stable isotope geochemistry of early Cambrian chert-phosphorite assemblages from the Lower Tal Formation of the Krol Belt (Lesser Himalaya, India), Chemical Geology, 156, 275–297 [online] Available from:, 1999.
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Rasulov, A. T. and Schidlowski, M.: Istochnik uglekislogo gasa dlya diageneticheskogo karbonatnojo konkretsiyeobrazovianiya v Rifeye na yuzhnom Urale (The carbon dioxide source of diagnetic carbonate concretions in the Riphean of the southern Urals) (in Russian), Geologiya, 1998, 76–80 [online] Available from:, 1998.
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Schidlowski, M.: Oxygenation of the terrestrial atmosphere: The role of biology, Annales Geophysicae, 16 (Suppl. III) [online] Available from:, 1998.
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Schidlowski, M. and Banerjee, D. M.: Chemostratigraphy of the phosphorite-bearing Precambrian-Cambrian transition series from the Lesser Himalaya, Journal of African Earth Sciences, 27, 169–170 [online] Available from:, 1998.
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Schleicher, H., Kramm, U., Pernicka, E., Schidlowski, M., Schmidt, F., Subramanian, V., Todt, W. and Viladkar, S. G.: Enriched subcontinental upper mantle beneath Southern India: Evidence from Pb, Nd, Sr, and C-O isotopic studies on Tamil Nadu carbonatites, Journal of Petrology, 39, 1765–1785 [online] Available from:, 1998.
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Toulkeridis, T., Goldstein, S. L., Kröner, A., Clauer, N., Todt, W. and Schidlowski, M.: Sm-Nd, Rb-Sr, Pb-Pb dating of carbonates from the early Archaean Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa: evidence for post-depositional isotopic resetting at low temperature, Precambrian Research, 92, 129–144 [online] Available from:, 1998.

Book (1)

Brack, A., Forterre, P., Horneck, G., Pillinger, C., Schidlowski, M. and Wänke, H.: Exobiology in the Solar System and the Search for Life on Mars, European Space Agency, Noordwijk. [online] Available from:, 1999.

Book Chapter (5)

Book Chapter
Schidlowski, M.: Die Anfänge des Lebens auf der Erde: Empirische Befunde der frühen geologischen Überlieferung, in Das System Erde – was bewegt die Welt? Lebensraum und Zukunftsperspektiven, edited by J. Reitner, K. Weber, and U. Karg, pp. 9–36, Universitätsverlag Göttingen, Göttingen. [online] Available from:, 2005.
Book Chapter
Schidlowski, M.: Search for morphological and biogeochemical vestiges of fossil life in extraterrestrial settings: Utility of terrestrial evidence, in Astrobiology – The Quest for the Conditions of Life, edited by G. Horneck and C. Baumstark-Khan, pp. 373–386, Springer, Berlin. [online] Available from:, 2002.
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Schidlowski, M.: Sedimentary carbon isotope archives as recorders of early life: Implications for extraterrestrial scenarios, in Fundamentals of Life, edited by G. Pályi, C. Zucchi, and L. Caglioti, pp. 307–329, Elsevier Science, Paris. [online] Available from:, 2002.
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Schidlowski, M.: Carbon isotopes and microbial sediments, in Microbial Sediments, edited by R. Riding and S. M. Awramik, pp. 84–95, Springer, Berlin. [online] Available from:, 2000.
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Schidlowski, M.: Beginnings of terrestrial life: Problems of the early record and implications for extraterrestrial scenarios, in Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology, edited by R. B. Hoover, pp. 149–157, SPIE, Bellingham. [online] Available from:, 1998.
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