Publications

In Press
Donald Lowe, Daniel Ibarra, Nadja Drabon, and Page Chamberlain. In Press. “Constraints on surface temperature 3.4 billion years ago based on triple oxygen isotopes of cherts from the Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa, and the problem of sample selection.” American Journal of Science.
Nadja Drabon, Benjamin Byerly, Gary Byerly, Joseph Wooden, Brenhin Keller, and Donald Lowe. In Press. “Heterogeneous Hadean crust with mantle affinity recorded in detrital zircons of the Green Sandstone Bed,South Africa.” PNAS.
Emily Stoll, Nadja Drabon, and Donald Lowe. In Press. “Provenance and Depositional Setting of Archean Fig Tree Siliciclastic Rocks in the East-Central Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa.” Precambrian Research.
Donald Lowe, Nadja Drabon, Gary Byerly, and Benjamin Byerly. In Press. “Windblown Hadean zircons derived by erosion of impact-generated 3.3 Ga uplifts, Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa.” Precambrian Research.
Submitted
Christoph Heubeck, Nadja Drabon, Gary Byerly, Isabelle Leisgang, Ulf Linnemann, Donald Lowe, Regina Mertz-Kraus, Alejandra Gonzales-Pinzon, Tonny B. Thomsen, Armin Zeh, Yamirka Rojas-Agramonte, and Alfred Kroener. Submitted. “Detrital Zircon Provenance of the Archean Moodies Group,Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa and Eswatini.” American Journal of Science.
Nadja Drabon, Benjamin Byerly, Gary Byerly, Joseph Wooden, Michael Wiedenbeck, John Valley, Kouki Kitajima, Annie Bauer, and Donald Lowe. Submitted. “Detrital zircons record destabilization of long-lived Hadean protocrust and the onset of pervasive hydrous melting at 3.8 Ga.” Science Advances.
Roger Fu, Nadja Drabon, Michael Wiedenbeck, Alec Brenner, Donald Lowe, and Cauê Borlina. Submitted. “Paleomagnetism of 3.5-4.0 Ga zircons from the Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa.” Geology.
Simone Marchi, Nadja Drabon, Toni Schultz, Laura Schaerfer, D. Nesvorny, W.F. Bottke, and Christian Koeberl. Submitted. “Declining rate of collisions on Earth 3.5-2.5 Ga leading to atmospheric oxidation.” Nature.
2020
J. Marin-Carbonne, V. Busigny, J. Miot, C. Rollion-Bard, E. Müller, N. Drabon, D. Jacob, S. Pont, C. François, S. Reynaud, M. Van Zuilen, and P Philippot. 2020. “Isotopic evidence for microbial iron reduction in the early Archean.” Geobiology, 18, Pp. 306–325. Publisher's Version
2019
Donald Lowe, Nadja Drabon, and Gary Byerly. 2019. “Crustal fracturing, unconformities, and barite deposition, 3.26-3.23 Ga, Barberton greenstone belt, South Africa.” Precambrian Research, 327, Pp. 34-46. Publisher's Version
Nadja Drabon, Christoph Heubeck, and Donald Lowe. 2019. “Evolution of an Archean fan delta and its implications for the initiation of uplift and deformation in the Barberton greenstone belt, South Africa.” Journal of Sedimentary Research, 89, Pp. 849-874. Publisher's Version
Nadja Drabon, Aleksandra Galic, Paul Mason, and Donald Lowe. 2019. “Provenance and tectonic implications of the 3.28-3.23 Ga Fig Tree Group, central Barberton greenstone belt, South Africa.” Precambrian Research, 325, Pp. 1-19. Publisher's Version
2018
Benjamin Byerly, Donald Lowe, Nadja Drabon, Matthew Coble, Dale Burns, and Gary Byerly. 2018. “Hadean zircon from a 3.3 Ga sandstone, Barberton greenstone belt, South Africa.” Geology, 46, 11, Pp. 967-970. Publisher's Version
2016
Christoph Heubeck, Saskia Blaesing, Nadja Drabon, Mark Grund, Martin Homann, and Sami Nabhan. 2016. “Geological constraints on Archean (3.22 Ga) coastal-zone processes from the Dycedale Syncline, Barberton Greenstone Belt.” South African Journal of Geology, 119, 3, Pp. 495-518. Publisher's Version