Publications

36. Droser, M.L., Tarhan, L.G., Evans, S.D., Surprenant, R.K. and Gehling, J.G., In press, Biostratinomy of the Ediacara Member (Rawnsley Quartzite, South Australia): implications for depositional environments, ecology and biology of Ediacara organisms: Interface Focus., v. 10, article 20190100, doi.org/10.1098/rsfs.2019.0100.

35. Tarhan, L.G., Myrow, P.M., Smith, E.F., Nelson, L.L. and Sadler, P.M., In press, Infaunal augurs of the Cambrian explosion: an Ediacaran trace fossil assemblage from Nevada, USA: Geobiology, doi.org/10.1111/gbi.12387.

34. Planavsky, N.J., Hood, A. v. S., Tarhan, L.G., Shen, S. and Johnson, K., 2020, Store and share ancient rocks: Nature, v. 581, p. 137-139.

33. Zhao, M., Zhang, S., Tarhan, L.G., Reinhard, C. and Planavsky, N.J., 2020, The role of calcium in regulating marine phosphorus burial and atmospheric oxygenation: Nature Communications, v. 11, article 2232.

32. Smith, E.F., Tarhan, L.G. and Nelson, L.L., 2019, Ediacaran-Cambrian transition of the southwestern USA: PaleoBios, v. 36, Supplement 2, p. 1–31.

31. Tarhan, L.G., Hood, A.v.S., Droser, M.L., Gehling, J.G., Briggs, D.E.G., Gaines R.R., Robbins, L.J. and Planavsky, N.J., 2019, Comment on “Petrological evidence supports the death mask model for the preservation of Ediacaran soft-bodied organisms in South Australia”: Geology, doi.org/10.1130/G46326C.1.

30. Konhauser, K.O., Hao, W., Li, Y., von Gunten, K., Bishop, B.A., Alessi, D.S., Tarhan, L.G., O’Connell, B., Robbins, L.J., Planavsky, N.J., and Gingras, M.K., Accepted, Diopatra cuprea worm burrow parchment: a cautionary tale of infaunal surface reactivity: Lethaia.

29. Droser, M.L., Gehling, J.G., Tarhan, L.G., Evans, S.D., Hall, C.M.S., Hughes, I.V., Hughes, E.B., Dzaugis, M.E., Dzaugis, M.P., Dzaugis, P.W. and Rice, D., 2019, Piecing together the puzzle of the Ediacara Biota: excavation and reconstruction at the Ediacara National Heritage site Nilpena (South Australia): Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 513, p. 132-145.

28. Tarhan, L.G., 2018, Phanerozoic shallow marine sole marks and substrate evolution: Geology, v. 46, p. 755-758.

27. Tarhan, L.G., Droser, M.L., Cole, D.B. and Gehling, J.G., 2018, Ecological expansion and extinction in the late Ediacaran: weighing the evidence for environmental and biotic drivers. Integrative and Comparative Biology, v. 58, p. 688-702 (invited contribution).

26. Wei, G.-Y., Planavsky, N.J., Tarhan, L.G., Chen, X., Wei, W., Li, D. and Ling, H.-F., 2018, Marine redox fluctuation as a potential trigger for the Cambrian explosion: Geology, v. 46, p. 587-590.

25. Tarhan, L.G., 2018, The early Paleozoic development of bioturbation—evolutionary and geobiological consequences: Earth-Science Reviews (invited review), v.178, p. 177-207.

24. Tarhan, L.G., Planavsky, N.J., Wang, X., Bellefroid, E.J., Droser, M.L. and Gehling, J.G., 2018, Late-stage ‘ferruginization’ of the Ediacara Member (Rawnsley Quartzite, South Australia): insights from uranium isotopes: Geobiology, v. 16, p. 35-48.

23. Droser, M.L., Tarhan, L.G. and Gehling, J.G., 2017, The rise of animals in a changing environment: global ecological innovation in the late Ediacaran: Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, v. 45, p. 593-617.

22. Tarhan, L.G., 2017, Meiofauna mute the Cambrian Explosion: Nature Ecology and Evolution, doi: 10.1038/s41559-017-0324-2.

21. McMahon, S., Tarhan, L.G. and Briggs, D.E.G., 2017, Decay of the sea anemone Metridium (Actiniaria): implications for the preservation of soft-bodied diploblast-grade animals: Palaios, v. 32, p. 388-395.

20. Tarhan, L.G., Droser, M.L., Gehling, J.G. and Dzaugis, M.P., 2017, Microbial mat sandwiches and other anactualistic sedimentary features of the Ediacara Member (Rawnsley Quartzite, South Australia): implications for interpretation of the Ediacaran sedimentary record: Palaios, v. 32, p. 181-194.

19. Sappenfield, A.D., Tarhan, L.G. and Droser, M.L., 2017, Earth’s oldest jellyfish strandings: a unique taphonomic window or just another day at the beach?: Geological Magazine, v. 154, p. 859-874.

18. Tarhan, L.G., Hood, A.v.S., Droser, M.L., Gehling, J.G. and Briggs, D.E.G., 2017, Delusions of dirt: Ediacara organisms were not soil dwellers—Reply: Geology, doi:10.1130/G38858Y.1.

17. Tarhan, L.G., Hood, A.v.S., Droser, M.L., Gehling, J.G. and Briggs, D.E.G., 2016, Exceptional preservation of soft-bodied Ediacara Biota promoted by silica-rich oceans: Geology, v. 44, p. 951-954.

16. Anderson, R.P., Tarhan, L.G., Cummings, K.E., Planavsky, N.P. and Bjørnerud, M., 2016, Macroscopic structures in the 1.1 Ga continental Copper Harbor Formation: concretions or fossils?: Palaios, v. 31, p. 327-338.

15. Tarhan, L.G., Haddad, E., Hall, C.M.S., Dahl, R.M., Hancock, L.G., Henry, S.E., Joel, L.V., Thomson, T.J. and Droser, M.L., 2016, Seafloor colonization in the earliest Paleozoic: evidence from the Cambrian of Death Valley: Proceedings of the Death Valley Natural History Association, p. 355-379 (Invited contribution).

14. Darroch, S., Locatelli, E., McCoy, V., Clark, E., Anderson, R., Tarhan, L. and Hull, P., 2016, Taphonomic disparity in foraminifera as a paleo-indicator for seagrass: Palaios, v. 31, p. 242-258.

13. McCoy, V.E., Saupe, E.E., Lamsdell, J.C., Tarhan, L.G., McMahon, S., Lidgard, S., Mayer, P., Whalen, C.D., Soriano, C., Finney, L., Vogt, S., Clark, E.G., Anderson, R.P., Petermann, H., Locatelli, E.R. and Briggs, D.E.G., 2016, The Tully Monster is a vertebrate: Nature, v. 532, p. 496-499.

12. Li, C., Planavsky, N.J., Shi, W., Zhang, Z., Zhou, C., Cheng, M., Tarhan, L.G., Luo, G. and Xie, S., 2015, Ediacaran marine redox heterogeneity and early animal ecosystems: Scientific Reports, v. 5, doi: 10.1038/srep17097.

11. Tarhan, L.G., Droser, M.L., Planavsky, N.J. and Johnston, D., 2015, Protracted development of bioturbation through the early Palaeozoic Era: Nature Geoscience, v. 8, p. 865-869.

10. Planavsky, N.J., Tarhan, L.G., Bellefroid, E.J., Evans, D.A.D., Reinhard, C.T., Love, G. and Lyons, T.W., 2015, Late Proterozoic transitions in climate, oxygen, and tectonics, and the rise of complex life: The Paleontological Society Papers, v. 21, p. 47-82.

9. Tarhan, L.G., and Laflamme, M., 2015, An examination of the evolution of Ediacaran paleoenvironmental and paleoecological research: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 434, p. 1-3.

8. Tarhan, L.G., Droser, M.L. and Gehling, J.G., 2015, Depositional and preservational environments of the Ediacara Member, Rawnsley Quartzite (South Australia): assessment of paleoenvironmental proxies and the timing of ‘ferruginization:’ Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 434, p. 4-13.

7. Tarhan, L.G., Droser, M.L., Gehling, J.G. and Dzaugis, M.P., 2015, Taphonomy and morphology of the Ediacara form genus Aspidella: Precambrian Research, v. 257, p. 124-136.

6. Tarhan, L.G., Droser, M.L. and Hughes, N., 2014, Mixed layer development and exceptional trace fossil preservation in Cambro-Ordovician siliciclastic strata: Cambro-Ordovician Studies V, Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists (ed. Laurie, J.), v. 45, p. 71-88.

5. Tarhan, L.G. and Droser, M.L., 2014, Widespread delayed mixing in early to middle Cambrian marine shelfal settings: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 399, p. 310-322.

4. Tarhan, L.G., Hughes, N.C., Myrow, P.M., Bhargava, O.N., Ahluwalia, A.D. and Kudryavtsev, A.B., 2014, Precambrian–Cambrian boundary interval occurrence and form of the enigmatic tubular body fossil Shaanxilithes ningqiangensis from the Lesser Himalaya of India: Palaeontology, v. 57, p. 283-298.

3. Tarhan, L.G., Planavsky, N.J., Laumer, C.E., Stolz, J.F. and Reid, R.P., 2013, Microbial mat controls on infaunal abundance and diversity in modern marine microbialites: Geobiology, v. 11, p. 485-497.

2. Tarhan, L.G., Jensen, S. and Droser, M.L., 2012, Furrows and firmgrounds: evidence for predation and implications for Palaeozoic substrate evolution in Rusophycus “hunting burrows” from the Silurian of east-central New York: Lethaia, v. 45, p. 329-341.

1. Tarhan, L.G., Droser, M.L. and Gehling, J.G., 2010, Taphonomic controls on Ediacaran diversity: uncovering the holdfast origin of morphologically variable enigmatic structures: Palaios, v. 25, p. 823-830.