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Low-oxygen waters limited habitable space for early animals

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The oceans at the start of the Neoproterozoic Era (1,000-541 million years ago, Ma) were dominantly anoxic, but may have become progressively oxygenated, coincident with the rise of animal life. However, the control that oxygen exerted on the development of early animal ecosystems remains unclear, as previous research has focussed on the identification of fully anoxic or oxic conditions, rather than intermediate redox levels. Here we report anomalous cerium enrichments preserved in carbonate ...

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10.1038/ncomms12818

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MPLS Division
Department:
Earth Sciences
ORCID:
0000-0003-2843-7741
Shields, GA More by this author
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0000-0001-7621-189X
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ORCID:
0000-0001-9701-9522
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Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
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Nature Communications Journal website
Volume:
7
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12818
Publication date:
2016-09-23
Acceptance date:
2016-08-03
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2041-1723
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pubs:662277
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uri:20c1f2cc-a4e7-4f4a-bb1f-0d913457c300
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uuid:20c1f2cc-a4e7-4f4a-bb1f-0d913457c300
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