Professor Dorrit Jacob

Director, Research School of Earth Sciences, College of Science

Dorrit moved into the geosciences after being inspired by lectures on cosmochemical themes from international celebrities whilst she was working as a chemical laboratory assistant at the Max Planck-Institute for Chemistry (Germany). 

She studied Mineralogy and Geology at Johannes-Gutenberg University (JGU) in Mainz, and obtained a Dr. rer. nat. from the Georg-August University in Göttingen. Both, Masters and PhD Thesis were undertaken and supervised at the Max-Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz.

Dorrit was nationally recognised by the award of a DFG Heisenberg Chair in Biomineralisation in 2012. She was the first female scientist in Rhineland-Palatinate to be awarded a DFG-funded Heisenberg Professorship and the first female Heisenberg Professor at JGU. 

In 2013 Dorrit chose to leave Mainz and her full professorship to come to Australia, taking up an ARC Future Fellowship at Macquarie University and was promoted to full Professor in 2016.

In November 2020, Dorrit became the first female School Director of the Research School of Earth Sciences.

Research interests

  • Biomineralization
  • Diamond Formation
  • Earth's Mantle Geochemistry
  • Laser Ablation ICP-MS
  • Vibrational Spectroscopy
  • Geological Processes
  • Materials
  • Otter, LM, Foerster, MW, Belousova, E, O'Reilly, P, Nowak, D, Park, S, Clark, SM, Foley, SF, Jacob, DE 2021. Nanoscale Chemical Imaging by Photo-Induced Force Microscopy: Technical Aspects and Application to the Geosciences, Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 45, 5-27.

  • Howell, D, Stachel, T, Stern, RA, Pearson, DG, Nestola, F, Hardman, MF, Harris, JW, Jaques, AL, Shirey, SB, Cartigny, P, Smit, KV, Aulbach, S, Brenker, FE, Jacob, DE, Thomassot, E, Walter, MJ, Navon, O 2020, 'Deep carbon through time: Earth's diamond record and its implications for carbon cycling and fluid speciation in the mantle', Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol. 275, pp. 99-122.

  • Agbaje, OBA, Thomas, DE, Dominguez, JG, McInreney, BV, Kosnik, MA, Jacob, DE. 2019, 'Biomacromolecules in bivalve shells with crossed lamellar architecture', Journal of Materials Science, vol. 54, no. 6, pp. 4952-4969.

  • Aulbach, S, Heaman, LM, Jacob, DE, Viljoen, KS. 2019, 'Ages and sources of mantle eclogites: ID-TIMS and in situ MC-ICPMS Pb-Sr isotope systematics of clinopyroxene', Chemical Geology, vol. 503, pp. 15-28.

  • Demmert, B, Schinzel, F, Schuessler, M, Mondeshki, M, Kaschta, J, Schubert, DW, Jacob, DE, Wolf, SE. 2019, 'Polymer-functionalised nanograins of Mg-doped amorphous calcium carbonate via a flow-chemistry approach', Materials, vol. 12, no. 11, 1818.

  • Eder, K, Otter, LM, Yang, L, Jacob, DE, Cairney, J. 2019, 'Overcoming Challenges Associated with the Analysis of Nacre by Atom Probe Tomography', Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 385-395.

  • Gim, J, Schnitzer, N, Otter, LM, Kui, Y, Motreuil, S, Marin, F, Wolf, SE, Jacob, DE, Misra, A, Hovden, R 2019, 'Nanoscale deformation mechanics reveal resilience in nacre of Pinna nobilis shell', Nature Communications, 10, 4822.

  • Jacob, DE, Ruthensteiner, B, Trimby, P, Henry, H, Martha, SO, Leitner, J, Otter, LM, Scholz, J. 2019, 'Architecture of Anoteropora latirostris (Bryozoa, Cheilostomata) and implications for their biomineralization', Scientific Reports, vol. 9, no. 1:11439.

  • Jochum, KP, Garbe-Schoenberg, D, Veter, M, Still, B, Weis, U, Weber, M, Lugli, F, Jentzen, A, Schiebel, R, Wassenburg, J, Jacobe, DE, Haug, GH. 2019, 'Nano-Powdered Calcium Carbonate Reference Materials: Significant Progress for Microanalysis?', Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, vol. 43, no. 4, pp. 595-609.

  • Nestola, F, Jacob, DE, Pamato, MG, Pasqualetti, L, Oliveira, B, Greene, S, Perritt, S, Chinn, I, Milani, S, Sgreva, N, Nimis, P, Harris, JW. 2019, 'Protogenetic garnet inclusions and the age of diamonds', Geology, vol. 47, no. 5, pp. 431-434.

  • Otter, LM, Agbaje, OBA, Kilburn, MR, Lenz, C, Henry, H, Trimby, P, Hoppe, P, Jacob, DE. 2019, 'Insights into architecture, growth dynamics, and biomineralization from pulsed Sr-labelled Katelysia rhytiphora shells (Mollusca, Bivalvia)', Biogeosciences, vol. 16, no. 17, pp. 3439-3455.

  • Sturman, N, Otter, LM, Homkrajae, A, Manustrong, A, Nilpetploy, N, Lawanwong, K, Nessrapong, P, Jochum, KP, Stoll, B, Götz, H, Jacob, DE 2019. A pearl identification challenge, Gems & Gemology, 55, 229-243.

  • Agbaje, OBA, Ben Shir, I, Zax, DB, Schmidt, A, Jacob, DE 2018, 'Biomacromolecules within bivalve shells: Is chitin abundant?', Acta Biomaterialia, vol. 80, pp. 176-187.

  • Foerster, M, Prelevic, D, Schmueck, H, Buhre, S, Marschall, H, Mertz-Kraus, R, Jacob, DE 2018, 'Melting phlogopite-rich MARID: Lamproites and the role of alkalis in olivine-liquid Ni-partitioning', Chemical Geology, vol. 476, pp. 429-440.

  • Herath, D, Jacob, DE, Jones, H, Fallon, SJ 2018, 'Potential of shells of three species of eastern Australian freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Hyriidae) as environmental proxy archives', Marine and Freshwater Research, vol. 70, no. 2, pp. 255-269.

  • Proenza, JA, Gonzalez-Jimenez, JM, Garcia-Casco, A, Belousova, E, Griffin, WL, Talavera, YC, Rojas-Agramonte, Y, Aiglsperger, T, Navarro-Ciurana, D, Pojol-Solá, N, Gervilla, F, O'Reilly, SY, Jacob, DE 2018, 'Cold plumes trigger contamination of oceanic mantle wedges with continental crust-derived sediments: Evidence from chromitite zircon grains of eastern Cuban ophiolites', Geoscience Frontiers (Previously Earth Science Frontiers), vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 1921-1936.

  • Agbaje, OBA, Thomas, DE, McInerney, BV, Molloy, MP, Jacob, DE 2017, 'Organic macromolecules in shells of Arctica islandica: comparison with nacroprismatic bivalve shells', Marine Biology, vol. 164, no. 11, pp. 208-220..

  • Agbaje, OBA, Wirth, R, Morales, LFG, Shirai, K, Watanabe, T, Kosnik, M, Jacob, DE 2017, 'Architecture of crossed-lamellar bivalve shells: The southern giant clam (Tridacna derasa, Röding, 1798)', Royal Society Open Science, vol. 4, no. 9, 170622.

  • Aulbach, S, Jacob, D,E Cartigny, P, Stern, RA, Simonetti, S, Viljoen, KS 2017, 'Eclogite xenoliths from Orapa: Ocean crust recycling, mantle metasomatism and carbon cycling at the western Zimbabwe craton margin', Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol. 213, pp. 574-592.

  • Caragnano, A, Basso, D, Storz, D, Jacob, DE, Ragazzola, F, Benzoni, F, Dutrieux, E 2017, 'Elemental variability in the coralline alga Lithophyllum yemenense as an archive of past climate in the Gulf of Aden (NW Indian Ocean)', Journal of Phycology, vol. 53, no. 2, pp. 381-395.

  • Cruz-Uribe , AM, Mertz-Kraus, R, Zack, Tm Feineman, MD, Woods, G, Jacob, DE 2017, 'A New LA-ICP-MS Method for Ti in Quartz: Implications and Application to High Pressure Rutile-Quartz Veins from the Czech Erzgebirge', Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, vol. 41, no. 1, pp. 29-40.

  • Foerster, M, Prelevic, D, Schmueck, HR, Buhre, S, Veter, M, Mertz-Kraus, R, Foley, SF, Jacob, DE 2017, 'Melting and dynamic metasomatism of mixed harzburgite + glimmerite mantle source: Implications for the genesis of orogenic potassic magmas', Chemical Geology, vol. 455, pp. 182-191.

  • Fourel, F, Lécuyer, C, Demeny, A , Boulvais, P, Lange, L, Jacob, DE, Kovacs, I 2017, '2H/1H measurements of amphiboles and nominally anhydrous minerals (clinopyroxene, garnet and diamond) using high-temperature continuous flow elemental analyser/pyrolysis/isotope ratio mass spectrometry', Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, vol. 31, no. 24, pp. 2066-2072.

  • Jacob, DE, Sommer, H, Stern, RA, Petts, D, Mattey, DP, Pearson, DG 2017, 'Fluid-induced transition from banded kyanite- to bimineralic eclogite and implications for the evolution of cratons', Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol. 207, pp. 19-42.

  • Jacob, DE, Wirth, R, Agbaje, OBA, Branson, O, Eggins, SM 2017, 'Planktic foraminifera form their shells viametastable carbonate phases', Nature Communications, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 1265.

  • Maibam, B, Foley, SF, Luguet, A, Jacob, DE, Bapin Singh, T, Ray, D, Panda, DK, Keppler, R 2017, 'Characterisation of chromites, chromite hosted inclusions of silicates and metal alloys in chromitites from the Indo-Myanmar ophiolite belt of Northeastern India', Ore Geology Reviews, vol. 90, pp. 260-273.

  • Nevatte, RJ, Wueringer, BE, Jacob, DE, Park, JM, Williamson, JE 2017, 'First insights into the function of the sawshark rostrum through examination of rostral tooth microwear', Journal of Fish Biology, vol. 91, no. 6, pp. 1582-1602.

  • Otter, LM, Agbaje, OBA, Huong, LTT, Hanger, T, Jacob, DE 2017, 'Akoya cultured pearl farming in eastern Australia', Gems & Gemology, vol. 53, no. 4, pp. 423-437.

  • Williams, B, Halfar, J, DeLong, K, Smith, E, Steneck, R, Lebednik, P, Jacob, DE 2017, 'North Pacific twentieth century decadal-scale variability is unique for the past 342 years', Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 44, no. 8, pp. 3761-3769.

  • Ammannati, E, Jacob, DE, Avanzinelli, R, Foley, SF, Conticelli, S 2016, 'Low Ni olivine in silica-undersaturated ultrapotassic igneous rocks as evidence for carbonate metasomatism in the mantle', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 444, pp. 64-74.

  • Aulbach, S & Jacob, DE 2016, 'Major- and trace-elements in cratonic mantle eclogites and pyroxenites reveal heterogeneous sources and metamorphic processing of low-pressure protoliths', Lithos, vol. 262, pp. 586-605.

  • Dominguez, JG, Kosnik, MA, Allen, AP, Hua, Q, Jacob, DE, Kaufman, DS, Whitacre, K 2016, 'Time-averaging and stratigraphic resolution in death assemblages and holocene deposits: Sydney Harbour's molluscan record', Palaios, vol. 31, no. 11, pp. 563-574.

  • Huening, AK, Lange, SM, Ramesh, K, Jacob, DE, Jackson, D, Panknin, U, Gutowska, MA, Philipp, EER, Rosenstiel, P, Lucassen, M, Melzner, F 2016, 'A shell regeneration assay to identify biomineralization candidate genes in mytilid mussels', Marine Genomics, vol. 27, pp. 57-67.

  • Jacob, DE, Piazolo, S, Schreiber, A, Trimby, P 2016, 'Redox-freezing and nucleation of diamond via magnetite formation in the Earth's mantle', Nature Communications, vol. 7, 11891.

  • Sen, S, Kaseman, DC, Colas, B, Jacob, DE, Clark, SM 2016, 'Hydrogen bonding induced distortion of CO3 units and kinetic stabilization of amorphous calcium carbonate: Results from 2D 13C NMR spectroscopy', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 18, no. 30, pp. 20330-20337.

  • Soldati, AL, Jacob, DE, Glatzel, P, Grattage, J, Geck, J 2016, 'Element substitution by living organisms: The case of manganese in mollusc shell aragonite', Scientific Reports, vol. 6, 22514.

  • Wolf, SE, Boehm, CF, Harris, J, Demmert, B, Jacob, DE, Mondeshki, M, Ruiz-Agudo, E, Rodriguez-Navarro, C 2016, 'Nonclassical crystallization in vivo et in vitro (I): Process-structure-property relationships of nanogranular biominerals', Journal of Structural Biology, vol. 196, no. 2, pp. 244-259.

  • Ziegler, S, Merker, S, Streit, B, Boner, M, Jacob, DE 2016, 'Towards understanding isotope variability in elephant ivory to establish isotopic profiling and source-area determination', Biological Conservation, vol. 197, pp. 154-163.

  • Bussweiler, Y, Foley, SF, Prelevic, D, Jacob, DE 2015, 'The olivine macrocryst problem: New insights from minor and trace element compositions of olivine from Lac de Gras kimberlites, Canada', Lithos, vol. 220-223, pp. 238-252.

  • Dongre, A, Jacob, DE & Stern, RA 2015, 'Subduction-related origin of eclogite xenoliths from the Wajrakarur kimberlite field, Eastern Dharwar craton, Southern India: Constraints from petrology and geochemistry', Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol. 166, pp. 165-188.

  • Eckert, J, Gourdon, O, Jacob, DE, Meral, C, Monteiro, P, Vogel, S, Wirth, R, Wenk, HR 2015, 'Ordering of water in opals with different microstructures', European Journal of Mineralogy, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 203-213.

  • Howell, D, Griffin, WL, Yang, J, Gain, S, Stern, RA, Huang, JX, Jacob, DE, Xu, X, Stokes, AJ, O'Reilly, SY, Pearson, NJ 2015, 'Diamonds in ophiolites: Contamination or a new diamond growth environment?', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 430, pp. 284-295.

  • Sorokina, ES, Litvinenko, AK, Hofmeister, W, Haeger, T, Jacob, DE, Nasriddinov, ZZ 2015, 'Rubies and sapphires from Snezhnoe, Tajikistan', Gems & Gemology, vol. 51, no. 2, pp. 160-175.

  • Zirner, ALK, Marks, MAW, Wenzel, T, Jacob, DE, Markl, G 2015, 'Rare earth elements in apatite as a monitor of magmatic and metasomatic processes: The Ilímaussaq complex, South Greenland', Lithos, vol. 228-229, pp. 12-22.

  • Benedix, G, Jacob, DE & Taylor, PD 2014, 'Bimineralic bryozoan skeletons: A comparison of three modern genera', Facies, vol. 60, no. 2, pp. 389-403.

  • Caragnano, A, Basso, D, Jacob, DE, Storz, D, Rodondi, G, Benzoni, F, Dutrieux, E 2014, 'The coralline red alga Lithophyllum kotschyanum f. affine as proxy of climate variability in the Yemen coast, Gulf of Aden (NW Indian Ocean)', Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol. 124, pp. 1-17.

  • Cruciani, G, Franceschelli, M, Foley, SF, White, RW, Jacob, DE 2014, 'Anatectic amphibole and restitic garnet in Variscan migmatite from NE Sardinia, Italy: Insights into partial melting from mineral trace elements', European Journal of Mineralogy, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 381-395.

  • De La Pierre, M, Demichelis, R, Wehrmeister, U, Jacob, DE, Raiteri, P, Gale, JD, Orlando, R 2014, 'Probing the multiple structures of vaterite through combined computational and experimental Raman spectroscopy', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 118, no. 47, pp. 27493-27501.

  • Hettmann, K, Marks, MAW, Kreissig, K, Zack, T, Wenzel, T, Rehkämper, M, Jacob, DE, Markl, G 2014, 'The geochemistry of Tl and its isotopes during magmatic and hydrothermal processes: The peralkaline Ilímaussaq complex, southwest Greenland', Chemical Geology, vol. 366, pp. 1-13.

  • Jochum, KP, Stoll, B, Weis, U, Jacob, DE, Mertz-Kraus, R, Andreae, MO 2014, 'Non-matrix-matched calibration for the multi-element analysis of geological and environmental samples using 200 nm femtosecond LA-ICP-MS: A comparison with nanosecond lasers', Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 265-292.

  • Otter, LM, Wehrmeister, U, Enzmann, F, Wolf, M, Jacob, DE 2014, 'A look inside a remarkably large beaded South Sea cultured pearl', Gems & Gemology, vol. 50, no. 1, pp. 58-62.

  • Schüler, T, Renkel, J, Hobe, S, Susewind, M, Jacob, DE, Panthöfer, M, Hoffmann-Röder, A, Paulsen, H, Tremel, W 2014, 'Designed peptides for biomineral polymorph recognition: A case study for calcium carbonate', Journal of Materials Chemistry B, vol. 2, no. 22, pp. 3511-3518.

  • Sonibare, OO, Agbaje, OBA, Jacob, DE, Faithfull, J, Hoffman, T, Foley, SF 2014, 'Terpenoid composition and origin of amber from the Cape York Peninsula, Australia', Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 61, no. 7, pp. 979-985.

  • Sonibare, OO, Huang, RJ, Jacob, DE, Nee, Y, Kleine-Benne, E, Hoffman, T, Foley, SF 2014, 'Terpenoid composition and chemotaxonomic aspects of Miocene amber from the Koroglu Mountains, Turkey', Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, vol. 105, pp. 100-107.

  • Williams, B, Halfar, J, DeLong, KL, Hetzinger, S, Steneck, RS, Jacob, DE 2014, 'Multi-specimen and multi-site calibration of Aleutian coralline algal Mg/Ca to sea surface temperature', Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol. 139, pp. 190-204.

  • Beck, BB, Baasner, A, Buescher, A, Habbig, S, Kemper, MJ, Sikora, P, Mache, C, Pohl, M, Stahl, M, Toenshoff, B, Pape, L, Fehrenbach, H, Reintjes, N, Jacob, DE, Grohe, B, Wolf, MT, Nurnberg, G, Yigit, G, Salido, EC, Hoppe, B 2013, 'Novel findings in patients with primary hyperoxaluria type III and implications for advanced molecular testing strategies', European Journal of Human Genetics, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 162-172.

  • Castro, JM, Schipper, CI, Mueller, SP, Militzer, AS, Amigo, A, Silva-Parejas, C, Jacob, DE 2013, 'Storage and eruption of near-liquidus rhyolite magma at Cordón Caulle, Chile', Bulletin of Volcanology, vol. 75, no. 4, pp. 1-17.

  • Foley, SF, Gronenborn, D, Andreae, MO, Kadereit, JW, Esper, J, Scholz, D, Pöschl, U, Jacob, DE, Schoene, BR, Schreg, R, Vött, A, Jordan, D, Leleieveld, J, Weller, CG, Alt, KW, Gaudzinski-Windheuser, S, Bruhn, KC, Tost, H, Sirocko, F, Crutzen, PJ 2013, 'The Palaeoanthropocene - The beginnings of anthropogenic environmental change', Anthropocene, vol. 3, pp. 83-88.

  • Foley, SF, Prelevic, D, Rehfeldt, T, Jacob, DE 2013, 'Minor and trace elements in olivines as probes into early igneous and mantle melting processes', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 363, pp. 181-191.

  • Fritschle, T, Prelevic, D, Foley, SF, Jacob, DE 2013, 'Petrological characterization of the mantle source of Mediterranean lamproites: Indications from major and trace elements of phlogopite', Chemical Geology, vol. 353, pp. 267-279.

  • Göb, S, Loges, A, Nolde, N, Bas, M, Berner, Z, Jacob, DE, Markl, G 2013, 'Major and trace element compositions (including REE) of mineral, thermal, mine and surface waters in SW Germany and implications for water-rock interaction', Applied Geochemistry, vol. 33, pp. 127-152.

  • Hetzinger, S, Halfar, J, Zack, T, Mecking, JV, Kunz, BE, Jacob, DE, Adey, WH 2013, 'Coralline algal Barium as indicator for 20th century northwestern North Atlantic surface ocean freshwater variability', Scientific Reports, vol. 3, 1761.

  • Jacob, DE, Grohe, B, Gessner, M, Beck, BB, Hoppe, B 2013, 'Kidney Stones in Primary Hyperoxaluria: New Lessons Learnt', PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science), vol. 8, no. 8: e70717.

  • Marks, MAW, Marschall, HR, Schuehle, P, Guth, A, Wenzel, T, Jacob, DE, Barth, M, Markl, G 2013, 'Trace element systematics of tourmaline in pegmatitic and hydrothermal systems from the Variscan Schwarzwald (Germany): The importance of major element composition, sector zoning, and fluid or melt composition', Chemical Geology, vol. 344, pp. 73-90.

  • Prelevic, D, Jacob, DE & Foley, SF 2013, 'Recycling plus: A new recipe for the formation of Alpine-Himalayan orogenic mantle lithosphere', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 362, pp. 187-197.

  • Schoene, B, Radermacher, P, Zhang, Z, Jacob, DE 2013, 'Crystal fabrics and element impurities (Sr/Ca, Mg/Ca, and Ba/Ca) in shells of Arctica islandica-Implications for paleoclimate reconstructions', Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, vol. 373, pp. 50-59.

  • Sommer, H, Wan, Y, Kröner, A, Xie, H, Jacob, DE 2013, 'Shrimp zircon ages and petrology of lower crustal granulite xenoliths from the Letseng-la-Terae kimberlite, Lesotho: Further evidence for a Namaqua-Natal connection', South African Journal of Geology, vol. 116, no. 2, pp. 183-198.

  • Sonibare, OO, Jacob, DE & Foley, SF 2013, 'Quantitative estimation of major and trace elements in coals of the Benue Trough, Nigeria', Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects, vol. 35, no. 8, pp. 753-761.

  • Sürmelihindi, G, Passchier, CW, Spoetl, C, Kessener, P, Bestmann, M, Jacob, DE, Baykan, NO 2013, 'Laminated carbonate deposits in Roman aqueducts: Origin, processes and implications', Sedimentology, vol. 60, no. 4, pp. 961-982.

  • Czas, J, Jochum, KP, Stoll, B, Weis, U, Yang, QC, Jacob, DE, Andreae, MO 2012, 'Investigation of matrix effects in 193 nm laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry analysis using reference glasses of different transparencies', Spectrochimica Acta - Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy, vol. 78, pp. 20-28.

  • Jochum, KP, Scholz, D, Stoll, B, Weis, U, Wilson, SA, Yang, Q, Schwalb, A, Börner, N, Frenzel, P, Jacob, DE, Andreae, MO 2012, 'Accurate trace element analysis of speleothems and biogenic calcium carbonates by LA-ICP-MS', Chemical Geology, vol. 318-319, pp. 31-44.

  • Staude, S, Mordhorst, T, Nau, S, Pfaff, K, Brügmann, G, Jacob, DE, Markl, G 2012, 'Hydrothermal carbonates of the Schwarzwald ore district, southwestern Germany: Carbon source and conditions of formation using 18O, δ13C, 87Sr/86Sr, and fluid inclusions', The Canadian Mineralogist, vol. 50, no. 5, pp. 1401-1434.

  • Staude, S, Werner, W, Mordhorst, T, Wemmer, K, Jacob, DE, Markl, G 2012, 'Multi-stage Ag-Bi-Co-Ni-U and Cu-Bi vein mineralization at Wittichen, Schwarzwald, SW Germany: Geological setting, ore mineralogy, and fluid evolution', Mineralium Deposita, vol. 47, no. 3, pp. 251-276.

  • Zwaan, JC, Jacob, DE, Haeger, T, Cavalcanti Neto, MTO, Kanis, J 2012, 'Emeralds from the Fazenda Bonfim region, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil', Gems & Gemology, vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 2-17.

  • Chan, P, Halfar, J, Williams, B, Hetzinger, S, Steneck, R, Zack, T, Jacob, DE 2011, 'Freshening of the Alaska Coastal Current recorded by coralline algal Ba/Ca ratios', Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 116, no. 1, G01032.

  • Foley, SF, Jacob, DE & O'Neill, H 2011, 'Trace element variations in olivine phenocrysts from Ugandan potassic rocks as clues to the chemical characteristics of parental magmas', Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, vol. 162, no. 1, pp. 1-20.

  • Göb, S, Wenzel, T, Bau, M, Jacob, DE, Markl, G 2011, 'The redistribution of rare-earth elements in secondary minerals of hydrothermal veins, Schwarzwald, southwestern Germany', The Canadian Mineralogist, vol. 49, no. 5, pp. 1305-1333.

  • Halfar, J, Hetzinger, S, Adey, W, Zack, T, Gamboa, G, Kunz, B, Williams, B, Jacob, DE 2011, 'Coralline algal growth-increment widths archive North Atlantic climate variability', Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, vol. 302, no. 1, pp. 71-80.

  • Hetzinger, S, Halfar, J, Zack, T, Gamboa, G, Jacob, DE, Kunz, B, Simon, K, Kronz, A, Adey, W, Lebednik, PA, Steneck, RS 2011, 'High-resolution analysis of trace elements in crustose coralline algae from the North Atlantic and North Pacific by laser ablation ICP-MS', Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, vol. 302, no. 1, pp. 81-94.

  • Jacob, DE, Wirth, R, Enzmann, F, Kronz, A, Schreiber, A 2011, 'Nano-inclusion suite and high resolution micro-computed-tomography of polycrystalline diamond (framesite) from Orapa, Botswana', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 308, no. 3-4, pp. 307-316.

  • Jacob, DE, Wirth, R, Soldati, AL, Wehrmeister, U, Schreiber, A 2011, 'Amorphous calcium carbonate in the shells of adult Unionoida', Journal of Structural Biology, vol. 173, no. 2, pp. 241-249.

  • Jochum, KP, Weis, U, Stoll, B, Kuzmin, D, Jacob, DE, Stracke, A, Birbaum, K, Frick, D, Günther, D, Enzweiler, J 2011, 'Determination of reference values for NIST SRM 610-617 glasses following ISO guidelines', Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 397-429.

  • Klemme, S, Marschall, HR, Jacob, DE, Prowatke, S, Ludwig, T 2011, 'Trace-element partitioning and boron isotope fractionation between white mica and tourmaline', The Canadian Mineralogist, vol. 49, no. 1, pp. 165-176.

  • Schilling, J, Marks, MAW, Wenzel, T , Vennemann, T, Horvath, L, Tarassoff, P, Jacob, DE, Markl, G 2011, 'The magmatic to hydrothermal evolution of the intrusive Mont Saint-Hilaire complex: Insights into the late-stage evolution of peralkaline rocks', Journal of Petrology, vol. 52, no. 11, pp. 2147-2185.

  • Schilling, J, Wu, FY, McCammon, C, Wenzel, T, Marks, MAW, Pfaff, K, Jacob, DE, Markl, G 2011, 'The compositional variability of eudialyte-group minerals', Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 75, no. 1, pp. 87-115.

  • Schoene, BR, Zhang, Z, Radermacher, P, Thébault, J, Jacob, DE, Nunn, EV, Maurer, AF 2011, 'Sr/Ca and Mg/Ca ratios of ontogenetically old, long-lived bivalve shells (Arctica islandica) and their function as paleotemperature proxies', Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, vol. 302, no. 1, pp. 52-64.

  • Sonibare, OO, Jacob, DE, Ward, CR, Foley, SF 2011, 'Mineral and trace element composition of the Lokpanta oil shales in the Lower Benue Trough, Nigeria', Fuel, vol. 90, no. 9, pp. 2843-2849.

  • Wehrmeister, U, Jacob, DE, Soldati, AL, Loges, N, Haeger, T, Hofmeister, W 2011, 'Amorphous, nanocrystalline and crystalline calcium carbonates in biological materials', Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, vol. 42, no. 5, pp. 926-935.

  • Brachert, TC, Bruegmann, G, Mertz, DF, Kullmer, O, Schrenk, F, Jacob, DE, Ssemmanda, I, Taubald, H 2010, 'Stable isotope variation in tooth enamel from Neogene hippopotamids: Monitor of meso and global climate and rift dynamics on the Albertine Rift, Uganda', International Journal of Earth Sciences (Geologische Rundschau), vol. 99, no. 7, pp. 1663-1675.

  • Gamboa, G, Halfar, J, Hetzinger, S, Adey, W, Zack, T, Kunz, B, Jacob, DE 2010, 'Mg/Ca ratios in coralline algae record northwest Atlantic temperature variations and North Atlantic Oscillation relationships', Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, vol. 115, no. 12, C12044.

  • Gonzaga, RG, Menzies, MA, Thirlwall, MF, Jacob, DE, LeRoex, A, Seth, B 2010, 'Eclogites and garnet pyroxenites: Problems resolving provenance using Lu-Hf, Sm-Nd and Rb-Sr isotope systems', Journal of Petrology, vol. 51, no. 1-2, pp. 513-535.

  • Natoli, A, Wiens, M, Schroeder, HC, Stifanic, M, Batel, T, Soldati, AL, Jacob, DE, Müller, WEG 2010, 'Bio-vaterite formation by glycoproteins from freshwater pearls', Micron, vol. 41, no. 4, pp. 359-366.

  • Pfaff, K, Hildebrandt, LH, Leach, DL, Jacob, DE, Markl, G 2010, 'Formation of the Wiesloch Mississippi Valley-type Zn-Pb-Ag deposit in the extensional setting of the Upper Rhinegraben, SW Germany', Mineralium Deposita, vol. 45, no. 7, pp. 647-666.

  • Schoene, BR, Zhang, Z, Jacob, DE, Gillikin, DP, Tütken, T, Garbe-Schönberg, D, McConnaughey, T, Soldati, AL 2010, 'Effect of organic matrices on the determination of the trace element chemistry (Mg, Sr, Mg/Ca, Sr/Ca) of aragonitic bivalve shells (Arctica islandica) - Comparison of ICP-OES and LA-ICP-MS data', Geochemical Journal, vol. 44, no. 1, pp. 23-37.

  • Soldati, AL, Goettlicher, J, Jacob, DE, Vicente-Vilas, V 2010, 'Manganese speciation in Diplodon chilensis patagonicus shells: A XANES study', Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 193-201.

  • Soldati, AL, Jacob, DE, Bianchi, MM, Hajduk, A 2010, 'Microstructure and polymorphism of Diplodon chilensis patagonicus (d'Orbigny 1835) recent shells', Gayana: international journal of biodiversity, oceanology and conservation, vol. 74, no. 1, pp. 61-69.

  • Wehrmeister, U, Soldati, AL, Jacob, DE, Haeger, T, Hofmeister, W 2010, 'Raman spectroscopy of synthetic, geological and biological vaterite: A Raman spectroscopic study', Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 193-201.

  • Foley, SF, Yaxley, GM, Rosenthal, A, Buhre, S, Kiseeva, ES, Rapp, RP, Jacob, DE 2009, 'The composition of near-solidus melts of peridotite in the presence of CO2 and H2O between 40 and 60 kbar', Lithos, vol. 112, pp. 274-283.

  • Jacob, DE, Viljoen, KS & Grassineau, N 2009. Eclogite xenoliths from Kimberley, South Africa - A case study of mantle metasomatism in eclogites, Lithos, 112, 1002-1013.

  • Luvizotto, GL, Zack, T, Meyer, H, Ludwig, T, Triebold, S, Kronz, A, Münker, C, Stockli, D, Prowatke, S, Klemme, S, Jacob, DE, von Eynatten, H 2009. Rutile crystals as potential trace element and isotope mineral standards for microanalysis, Chemical Geology, 261, 346-369.

  • Powell, M, Schoene, BR & Jacob, DE 2009. Tropical marine climate during the late Paleozoic ice age using trace element analyses of brachiopods, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 280, 143-149.

  • Soldati, AL, Jacob, D,E Schoene, BR, Bianchi, MM, Hajduk, A 2009. Seasonal periodicity of growth and composition in valves of Diplodon chilensis patagonicus (d'Orbigny, 1835), Journal of Molluscan Studies, 75, 75-85.

  • Jacob, DE, Soldati, AL, Wirth, R, Huth, J, Wehrmeister, U, Hofmeister, W 2008. Nanostructure, composition and mechanisms of bivalve shell growth, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 72, 5401-5415.

  • Konrad-Schmolke, M, Zack, T, O'Brien, PJ, Jacob, DE 2008, 'Combined thermodynamic and rare earth element modelling of garnet growth during subduction: Examples from ultrahigh-pressure eclogite of the Western Gneiss Region, Norway', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 272, no. 1-2, pp. 488-498.

  • Marks, MAW, Coulson, I, Schilling, J, Jacob, DE, Schmitt, AK, Markl, G 2008, 'The effect of titanite and other HFSE-rich mineral (Ti-bearing andradite, zircon, eudialyte) fractionation on the geochemical evolution of silicate melts', Chemical Geology, vol. 257, no. 1-2, pp. 153-172.

  • Nehring, F, Jacob, DE, Barth, M, Foley, SF 2008, 'Laser-ablation ICP-MS analysis of siliceous rock glasses fused on an iridium strip heater using MgO dilution', Microchimica Acta, vol. 160, no. 1-2, pp. 153-163.

  • Rehfeldt, T, Foley, SF, Jacob, DE, Carlson, RW, Lowry, D 2008, 'Contrasting types of metasomatism in dunite, wehrlite and websterite xenoliths from Kimberley, South Africa', Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol. 72, no. 23, pp. 5722-5756.

  • Soldati, AL, Jacob, DE, Wehrmeister, U, Haeger, T, Hofmeister, W 2008, 'Micro-Raman spectroscopy of pigments contained in different calcium carbonate polymorphs from freshwater cultured pearls', Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 525-536.

  • Chavagnac, V, Milton, JA, Green, DRH, Breuer, J, Bruguier, O, Jacob, DE, Jong, T, Kamenov, GD, Le Huray, J, Liu, Y, Palmer, MR, Pourtalès, Rodushkin, I, Soldati, AL, Trueman, CN, Yuan, H 2007, 'Towards the development of a fossil bone geochemical standard: An inter-laboratory study', Analytica chimica acta, vol. 599, no. 2, pp. 177-190.

  • Rehfeldt, T, Jacob, DE, Carlson, RW, Foley, SF 2007, 'Fe-rich dunite xenoliths from South African kimberlites: Cumulates from Karoo flood basalts', Journal of Petrology, vol. 48, no. 7, pp. 1387-1409.

  • Foley, SF, Andronikov, A, Jacob, DE, Melzer, S 2006. Evidence from Antarctic mantle peridotite xenoliths for changes in mineralogy, geochemistry and geothermal gradients beneath a developing rift, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 70, 3096-3120.

  • Jacob, DE 2006. High sensitivity analysis of trace element-poor geological reference glasses by laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS), Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 30, 221-235.

  • Jochum, KP, Stoll, B, Herwig, K, Willbold, M, Hofmann, AW, Amini, M, Arburg, S, Abouchami, W, Raczek, I, Stracke, A, Alard, O, Bouman, C, Becker, S, Dücking, M, Brätz, H, Klemd, R, De Bruin, D, Canil, D, Cornell, D, de Hoog, CJ, Dalpé, C, Danyushevsky, L, Gao, Y, Sbow, JE, Groschopf, N, Günther, D, Latkoczy, C, Guillong, M, Hauri, EH, Höfer, HE, Lahaye, Y, Horz, K, Jacob, DE, Kasemann, SA, Kent, AJR, Ludwig, T, Zack, T, Mason, PRD, Meixner, A, Rosner, M, Misawa, K, Nash, BP, Pfänder, J, Premo, WR, Sun, WD, Tiepolo, M, Vanucci, R, Vennemann, T, Wayne, D, Woodhead, JD 2006, 'MPI-DING reference glasses for in situ microanalysis: New reference values for element concentrations and isotope ratios', Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, vol. 7, no. 2, 2005GC001060.

  • Jacob, DE, Bizimis, M & Salters, V 2005. Lu-Hf and geochemical systematics of recycled ancient oceanic crust: Evidence from Roberts Victor eclogites, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 148, 707-720.

  • Jacob, DE 2004. Nature and origin of eclogite xenoliths from kimberlites, Lithos, 77, 295-316.

  • Jacob, DE, Kronz, A & Viljoen, KS 2004. Cohenite, native iron and troilite inclusions in garnets from polycrystalline diamond aggregates, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 146, 566-576.

  • Schmickler, B, Jacob, DE & Foley, SF 2004. Eclogite xenoliths from the Kuruman kimberlites, South Africa: Geochemical fingerprinting of deep subduction and cumulate processes, Lithos, 75, 173-207.

  • Foley, SF, Buhre, S & Jacob, DE 2003. Evolution of the Archaean crust by delamination and shallow subduction, Nature 421, 6920, 49-252.

  • Jacob, DE, Schmickler, B & Schulze, D 2003. Trace element geochemistry of coesite-bearing eclogites from the Roberts Victor kimberlite, Kaapvaal craton, Lithos, 71, 337-351.

  • Jacob, D, Viljoen, K, Grassineau, N, Jagoutz, E 2000, 'Remobilization in the cratonic lithosphere recorded in polycrystalline diamond', Science, vol. 289, no. 5482, pp. 1182-1185.

  • Jacob, DE & Foley, SF 1999, 'Evidence for Archean ocean crust with low high field strength element signature from diamondiferous eclogite xenoliths', Lithos, vol. 48, no. 1-4, pp. 317-336.

  • Jacob, DE, Jagoutz, E & Sobolev, NV 1998, 'Neodymium and Strontium Isotopic Measurements on Single Subcalcic Garnet Grains from Yakutian Kimberlites', Neues Jahrbuch fur Mineralogie, Abhandlungen, vol. 172, no. 2-3, pp. 357-379.

  • Jacob, DE, Jagoutz, E, Lowry, D, Zinngrebe, E 1998, 'Comment on 'The Origins of Yakutian Eclogite Xenoliths' by G. A. Snyder, L. A. Taylor, G. Crozaz, A. N. Halliday, B. L. Beard, V. N. Sobolev and N. V. Sobolev', Journal of Petrology, vol. 39, no. 8, pp. 1527-1533.

  • Jacob, DE, Jagoutz, E, Lowry, D, Mattey, D, Kudrjavtseva, GP 1994, 'Diamondiferous eclogites from Siberia: Remnants of Archean oceanic crust', Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol. 58, no. 23, pp. 5191-5207.