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SELECTED  PUBLICATIONS

Giuranna, M., Viscardy, S., Daerden, F., Neary, L., Etiope, G., Oehler, D., et al. (2019).  Independent confirmation of a methane spike on Mars and a source region east of Gale Crater.  Nature Geoscience https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-019-0331-9.

Etiope, G., Oehler, D.Z. (2019).  Methane spikes, background seasonality and non-detections on Mars:  A geological perspective.  Planetary and Space Science 168, 52-61.

Soare, R. J., Oehler, D., Mischna, M. (2018).  Mariners' Way:  Beyond the Future to the Past.  Prologue in Dynamic Mars:  Recent and current landscape evolution of the red planet.  Richard J. Soare, Susan J. Conway, Stephen M. Clifford (eds.), pp. xv-xix.  Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Oxford, UK; Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

Kozawa, T., Sugitani, K., Oehler, D. Z., House, C. H., Saito I., Watanabe, T., Gotoh, T. (2018).  Early Archean planktonic mode of life:  Implications from fluid dynamics of lenticular microfossils Geobiology 2018, 1-14.

Yung, Y., L., Chen, P., Nealson, K., Atreya, S., Beckett, P., Blank, J., Ehlmann, B., Eiler, J., Etiope, G.,  Ferry, J. G., Forget, F., Gao, P., Hu, R., Kleinböhl, A., Klusman, R., Lefèvre, F., Miller, C.,  Mischna, M., Mumma, M., Newman, S., Oehler, D. Z., Okumura, M., Oremland, R., Orphan, V., Popa, R., Russell, M., Shen, L., Sherwood Lollar, B., Staehle, R., Stamenković, V., Stolper, D., Templeton, A., Vandaele, A. C., Viscardy, S., Webster, C.,  Wennberg, P. O., Wong, M., Worden, J.  (2018). Methane on Mars and Habitability: Challenges and Responses.  Astrobiology 18 (10), doi: 10.1089/ast.2018.1917.

Oehler, D. Z., Etiope, G. (2017).  Methane Seepage on Mars:  Where to look and why.  Astrobiology 17 (12), 1233-1264.

Oehler, D. Z., Walsh, M. M., Sugitani, K., Liu, M.-C., House, C. H. (2017).  Large and robust lenticular microorganisms on the young Earth Precambrian Res. 296, 112-119.

Sugitani, K., Van Kranendonk, M. J., Oehler, D. Z., House, C. H., Walter, M. R. (2017).  Comment:  Archean coastal-plain paleosols and life on land.  Gondwana Research 44, 265-269.

Rubin et al. (Oehler, co-author). (2017).  Fluidized sediment pipes in Gale crater, Mars, and possible analogs.  Geology 45 (1), 7-10.

Wiens et al. (Oehler, co-author). (2017).  Centimeter to decimeter hollow concretions and voids in Gale Crater sediments, Mars.  Icarus 289, 144-156.

Fairen, A. et al. (Oehler, co-author). (2016). The Argyre Region as a Prime Target for in situ Astrobiological Exploration of Mars. Astrobiology 16 (2), 143-158.

Oehler, D.Z., Mangold, N., Hallet, B., Fairén, A. G., Le Deit, L., Williams, A. J., Sletten, R. S., Martínez-Frías, J. (2016).  Origin and significance of decameter-scale polygons in the Lower Peace Vallis Fan of Gale Crater, Mars.  Icarus 277, 56-72.

Oehler, D. Z., Cady, S.  (2014).  Biogenicity and Syngeneity of Organic Matter in Ancient Sedimentary Rocks:  Recent advances in the search for evidence of past life Challenges 5 (Special Issue:  Challenges in Astrobiology), 260-283.

Nachon et al., (Oehler, co-author). (2014).  Calcium sulfate veins characterized by ChemCam/Curiosity at Gale crater, Mars. Journal Geophysical Research, Planets 119 (9), 1991-2016.

Stack et al., (Oehler, co-author). (2014).  The Diagenetic Origin of Nodules and Hollow Nodules of the Sheepbed Member, Yellowknife Bay Formation, Gale Crater, Mars. Journal Geophysical Research, Planets 119 (7), 1637-1664.

Oehler, D. Z. (2014). Giant Polygons (Mars)Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms, Springer, 9 pp. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-9213-9_173-1.

Grotzinger et al. (Oehler, co-author). (2014).  Habitable Fluvio-Lacustrine Environment at Yellowknife Bay, Gale Crater, Mars. Science 343 (6169), DOI: 10.1126/science.1242777.

Oehler, D. Z. (2013).  The enigmatic polygons of Mars.  The Planetary Report 33 (3), 8-12.

House, C. H., Oehler, D. Z., Sugitani, K., Mimura, K. (2013).   Carbon isotopic analyses of ca. 3.0 Ga microstructures imply planktonic autotrophs inhabited Earth’s early oceans Geology 41, 651-654.

Allen, C. C., Oehler, D. Z., Etiope, G., Van Rensbergen, P., Baciu, C., Feyzullayev, A., Martinelli, G., Tanaka, K., Van Rooij, D. (2013).  Fluid expulsion in terrestrial sedimentary basins: A process providing potential analogs for giant polygons and mounds in the martian lowlands. Icarus 224 (2), 424-432 (in special volume: Terrestrial Analogs for Mars).

Oehler, D. Z., Allen, C. C. (2012).  Focusing the Search for Biosignatures on Mars:  Facies Prediction with an example from Acidalia Planitia.  SEPM Sp. Vol. 102, Sedimentary Geology of Mars,, 183-194.

Oehler, D. Z., Allen, C. C. (2012).  Giant polygons and mounds in the lowlands of Mars:  Signatures of an ancient ocean?  Astrobiology 12 (6), 601-615.

Etiope, G., Oehler, D. Z., Allen, C. C. (2011).  Methane emissions from Earth's degassing: Implications for Mars. Planetary and Space Science 59, 182-195.

Oehler, D. Z., Allen, C. C. (2010).  Evidence for pervasive mud volcanism in Acidalia Planitia, Mars Icarus 208 (2), 636-657.

Oehler, D. Z., Robert, F. Walter, M. R., Sugitani, K., Meibom, A., Mostefaoui, S., Gibson, E. (2010).  Diversity in the Archaean Biosphere: New Insights from NanoSIMS. Astrobiology 10, 413-424.

dorothy.z.oehler [at] nasa.gov (Oehler, D. Z.), Robert, F., Walter, M. R., Sugitani, K., Allwood, A., Meibom, A., Mostefaoui, S., Selo, M. R., Thomen, A., Gibson, E. K. (2009).  NANOSIMS:  Insights to Biogenicity and Syngeneity of Archaean Carbonaceous Structures.  Precambrian Research 173, 70-78.

Allen, C. C., Oehler, D. Z. (2008).  A case for ancient springs in Arabia Terra, Mars. Astrobiology 8(6), 1093-1112.

Oehler, D. Z., Robert, F., Mostefaoui, S., Meibom, A., Selo, M., McKay, D. S., Gibson, E. K.  (2008).  NanoSIMS Open a New Window for Deciphering Remnants of Ancient Organic Matter in Terrestrial & Extraterrestrial Samples, IN From Fossils to Astrobiology:  Records of Life on Earth and the Search for Extraterrestrial Biosignatures: 12 (eds. Seckbach, Walsh),  Springer, p. 3-23

Oehler, D. Z., Robert, F., Mostefaoui, S., Meibom, A., Selo, M., McKay, D. S. (2006).  Chemical mapping of Proterozoic organic matter at sub-micron spatial resolution.  Astrobiology 6, 838-850.

Marshall, C. P., Mackenzie, K. L., Chen, J., Oehler, D. Z., Logan, G. A., Walter, M. R. (2004).  Microbes, Organic Matter and Ore Deposits, Microbiology Australia 25 (1): 36-38.

Oehler, D. Z., Sternberg, B. K. (1984).  Seepage-induced anomalies, "false" anomalies, and implications for electrical prospecting. Amer. Assoc. Petrol. Geol. Bull. 68, 1121-1145.

Oehler, D. Z., Oehler, J. H., Stewart, A. J. (1979).  Algal fossils from a late Precambrian, hypersaline lagoon. Science 205, 388-390.

Oehler, D. Z. (1978).  Microflora of the middle Proterozoic Balbirini Dolomite (McArthur Group) of Australia.  Alcheringa 2 (3), 269-309.

Oehler, D. Z. (1977).  Pyrenoid-like structures in late Precambrian algae from the Bitter Springs Formation of Australia. J. Paleontol. 51, 885-901.

Oehler, D. Z., Smith, J. W. (1977). Isotopic composition of reduced and oxidized carbon in early Archaean rocks from Isua, Greenland. Precambrian Res. 5, 221-228.

Oehler, D. Z. (1976).  Transmission electron microscopy of organic microfossils from the late Precambrian Bitter Springs Formation of Australia: Techniques and survey of preserved ultrastructure. J. Paleontol. 50, 90-106.

Oehler, J. H., Oehler, D. Z., Muir, M. D. (1976).  On the significance of tetrahedral tetrads of Precambrian algal cells. Origins of Life 7, 259-267.

Walter, M. R., Oehler, J. H., Oehler, D. Z. (1976).  Megascopic algae 1300 million years old from the Belt Supergroup, Montana: A reinterpretation of Walcott’s Helminthoidichnites. J. Paleontol. 50, 872-881.

Oehler, D. Z., Schopf, J. W., Kvenvolden, K. A. (1972).  Carbon isotopic studies of organic matter in Precambrian rocks. Science 175, 1246-1248.

 SELECTED ABSTRACTS

Oehler, D. Z. and Etiope, G. (2019) (Invited). THE MARTIAN UNDERGROUND:  Sites of potential methane generation, accumulation, and release.  AGU Annual Meeting, San Francisco. Abs. #512053.

Viscardy, S., Daerden, F., Neary, L., Giuranna, M., Etiope, G., Oehler, D. Z. (2019). Searching for the most probable source locations of the methane detected by Curiosity and PFS in mid-June 2013.  9th International Conference on Mars. Abs. #6162.

Oehler, D. Z., Etiope, G. (2018).  Late Mars Methane.  Late Mars Workshop 2018, Abs. #5024.

Viscardy, S., Daerden, F., Neary, L., Giuranna, M., Etiope, G., Oehler, D. Z. (2018). LOOKING FOR THE SOURCES OF METHANE ON MARS: statistical analysis of GCM simulations. European Planetary Science Conference 2018, Berlin, Germany, EPSC Abstracts 12, EPSC2018-689, 2018.

Oehler, D. Z.,  Fairén, A. G., Mangold, N., Hallet, B., Le Deit, L., Williams, A., Sletten, R., Martínez-Frías. (2016).  Evidence for an ancient periglacial climate in Gale crater, Mars.  AGU Annual Meeting. San Francisco.

Wiens, R. C. et al. (Oehler, co-author) (2015). Centimeter to Decimeter size spherical and cylindrical features in Gale crater sediments. 46th LPSC, Abs. #1249.

Nachon, M. et al. (Oehler, co-author) (2015). Diagenetic features analyzed by ChemCam/Curiosity at Pahrump Hills, Gale crater, Mars. 46th LPSC, Abs. #1524.

Oehler, D. Z., Walsh, M., House, C., Sugitani, K. (2014). SPINDLE-SHAPED MICROSTRUCTURES: Models for planktonic life forms on other worlds. 45th LPSC, Abs. #1254.

Oehler, D. Z., Allen, C. C. (2014). MARTIAN OCEANS: Old Debate - New Insights. 8th Intl. Conference on Mars, aBS. #1139.

Oehler, D. Z. (2013) (Invited). EXPLORATION OF MARS: Past, Present, and Future. 83rd Annual Meeting, Society of Exploration Geologists, Abs. #1463.

Oehler, D. Z. (2013). A periglacial analog for landforms in Gale crater, Mars. 44th LPSC, Abs. #1322.

Oehler, D. Z., Allen, C.C. (2013). New Support for hypotheses of an ancient ocean on Mars. 44th LPSC, Abs. #1162.

Oehler, D. Z., Allen, C.C. (2012). Fluid expulsion, habitability, and the search for life on Mars. 43rd LPSC, Abs. #1044.

Oehler, D. Z., Allen, C.C. (2011). Habitability of a large ghost crater in Chryse Planitia, Mars. Exploring Mars Habitability, Lisbon, Portugal.

Oehler, D. Z., Allen, C. C. (2011). THE SEARCH FOR BIOSIGNATURES ON MARS: Using predictive geology to optimize exploration targets. 42st LPSC, Abs. #1178.

Oehler, D. Z., Allen, C. C. (2010) (Invited). SEDIMENT PREDICTION THROUGH BASIN ANALYSIS: An example from Acidalia Planitia.1st Intl. Conf. Mars Sedimentol. & Stratigraph. Abs. # 6069.

Oehler, D. Z., Robert, F., Walter, M. R., Sugitani, K., Meibom, A., Mostefaoui, S., Gibson, E. K. (2010). DIVERSIFICATION IN THE ARCHEAN BIOSPHERE: Insights from NanoSIMS of microstructures in the Farrel Quartzite of Australia. AbSciCon, Abs.#5002.

Oehler, D. Z., Robert, F. Walter, M. R., Sugitani, K., Meibom, A., Mostefaoui, S., Gibson, Eet al. (2010). Biological diversity in the Archean: New results from NanoSIMS. Goldschmidt Conference.

Oehler, D. Z., Allen, C. C. (2009). Mud volcanoes in the martian lowlands: Potential windows to fluid-rich samples from depth. 40th LPSC, Abs. #1034.

Oehler, D. Z., Robert, F., Chaussidon, M., Gibson, E. K. (2008) (Invited KEYNOTE). Bona fide biosignatures: Insights from combined NanoSIMS-SIMS. Goldschmidt Conference. 

Oehler, D. Z., Robert, F., Meibom, A., Mostefaoui, S., Selo, M., Walter, M. R., Sugitani, K., Allwood, A., Gibson, E. K. (2008). NanoSIMS sheds light on the origin and significance of early Archean organic microstructures from the Pilbara of Australia. AbSciCon.

Oehler, D. Z., Robert, F., Meibom, A., Mostefaoui, S., Selo, M., Walter, M.R., Sugitani, K., Allwood, A., Mimura, K., Gibson, E. K. (2008). Nano-scale biosignatures and the search for extraterrestrial life. 39th LPSC, Abs. #1303.

Oehler, D. Z., Mostefaoui, S., Meibom, A., Selo, M., McKay, D. S., Robert, R. (2006). NanoSIMS reveals new structural & elemental signatures of early life. AbSciCon [Astrobiology 6 (1): 222-223].

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