Publications

Corcoran, P.L., Jazvac, K., Ballent, A., (In Press). Plastics and the Anthropocene in Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene, Elsevier.

Howe, T.S., Corcoran, P.L., Longstaffe, F.J., Webb, E.A., Pratt, R.G., 2016. Climatic cycles recorded in glacially influenced rhythmites of the Gowganda Formation, Huronian Supergroup. Precambrian Research, 286: 269-280.

Ballent, A., Corcoran, P.L., Madden, O., Helm, P.A., Longstaffe, F.J., 2016. Sources and sinks of microplastics in Canadian Lake Ontario nearshore, tributary and beach sediments. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 110: 383–395.

Hill, C., Corcoran, P.L., Aranha, R.A., Longstaffe, F.J., 2016. Microbially induced sedimentary structures in the Paleoproterozoic, upper Huronian Supergroup, Canada. Precambrian Research, 281: 155-165.

Zalasiewicz, J., Waters, C.N., Ivar do Sul, J., Corcoran, P.L., Barnosky, A.D., Cearreta, A., Edgeworth, M., Galuszka, A., Jeandel, C., Leinfelder, R., McNeill, J.R., Steffen, W., Summerhayes, C., Wagreich, M., Williams, M., Wolfe, A.P., Yonan, Y., 2016. The geological cycle of plastics and their use as a stratigraphic indicator of the Anthropocene. Anthropocene, 13: 4-17.

Zhan, R., Jin, J., Liu, J., Corcoran, P., Luan, X., 2015. Meganodular limestone of the Pagoda Formation: A time-specific carbonate facies in the Upper Ordovician of South China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.07.039

Corcoran, P.L., 2015. Benthic Plastic Debris in Marine and Fresh Water Environments. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, 17: 1363-9.

Corcoran, P.L., Norris, T., Ceccanese, T., Walzak, M.J., Helm, P.A., Marvin C.H., 2015. Hidden plastics of Lake Ontario, Canada and their potential preservation in the sediment record. Environmental Pollution, 204: 17-25.

Alford, L.K., Corcoran, P., Driedger, A., Duhaime, M., Durr, H., Helm, P., Mason, S.A., Norris, T., 2014. Microplastics pollution in the Great Lakes ecosystem: summary of presentations at IAGLR 2014. Lake Scientist, http://www.lakescientist.com/microplastics-pollution-great-lakes-ecosystem-summary-presentations-iaglr-2014/.

Zbyszewski, M., Corcoran P.L., Hockin, A., 2014. Comparison of the distribution and degradation of plastic debris along shorelines of the Great Lakes, North America. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 40: 288-299.

Corcoran, P.L., Moore, C., Jazvac, K., 2014. An anthropogenic marker horizon in the future rock record. GSA Today, 24: 4-8.

Corcoran, P.L., Bumby, A.J. and Davis, D.W., 2013. Provenance of the Paleoproterozoic Waterberg Group, South Africa: provenance and its relation to the timing of the Limpopo Orogeny. Precambrian Research, 230: 45-60.

Eriksson, P.G., Banerjee, S., Catuneanu, O., Corcoran, P.L., Eriksson, K., Lenhardt, N., Long, D.G.F., Miall, A., Mints, M., Pufahl, P., Sarkar, S., Simpson, E., Williams, G., and Laflamme, M., 2013. Secular changes in sedimentation systems and sequence stratigraphy. In: Kusky, T., Stern, R., and Dewey, J. (Eds.), Secular changes in sedimentation systems and sequence stratigraphy. Gondwana Research, 24: 468-489.

Corcoran, P.L., 2012. Archaean sedimentary sequences of the Slave craton. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 33: 80-91.

Lobacheva, O., Corcoran, P., Murphy, M., Ko, Peter, Sham, T.K., 2012. Cathodoluminescence (CL), X-ray Excited Optical Luminescence (XEOL) and X-ray Absorption Near Edge Structures (XANES) studies of ZnO nanostructures. Canadian Journal of Chemistry, 90: 298-305.

Pilote, C., Corcoran, P.L., and Mueller, W.U., 2012. A Neoproterozoic continental rift succession: the volcano-sedimentary Koivib Mountains deposits of Namibia. Precambrian Research, 214-215: 172-184.

Zbyszewski, M. and Corcoran, P.L., 2011. Distribution and degradation of fresh water plastic particles along the beaches of Lake Huron, Canada. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 220: 365-372.

Biesinger, M.C., Corcoran, P.L., and Walzak, M.J., 2010. The degradation of plastic on marine and lacustrine beaches. Surface and Interface Analysis, 43: 443-445.

Cooper, D.A., and Corcoran, P.L., 2010. Effects of mechanical and chemical processes on the degradation of plastic beach debris on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 60: 650-654.

Corcoran, P.L., Packer, K., and Biesinger, M.C., 2010. First-cycle grains weathering processes: compositions and textures of sea glass from Port Allen, Kauai, Hawaii. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 80: 884-894.

Corcoran, P.L., 2009. Magnifying ancient microstructures. Nature Geoscience, 2: 606-607.

Corcoran, P.L., Biesinger, M.C., and Grifi, M., 2009. Plastics and beaches: a degrading relationship. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 58: 80-84.

Mueller, W.U., Stix, J., Corcoran, P.L., and Daigneault, R., 2009. Subaqueous calderas in the Archean Abitibi greenstone belt:  An overview and new ideas. Ore Geology Reviews, 35: 4-46.

 Corcoran, P.L. and Moore, L.N., 2008. Subaqueous eruption and shallow water reworking of a small volume Surtseyan edifice at Kakanui, New Zealand. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 45: 1469-1485.

Corcoran, P.L., 2008. Ordovician paleotopography as evidenced from original dips and differential compaction of dolostone and shale unconformably overlying Precambrian basement on Manitoulin Island, Canada. Sedimentary Geology, 207: 22-33.

Mueller, W.U., Stix, J., White, J.D.L., Corcoran, P.L., Lafrance, B., and Daigneault, R., 2008. Characterization of Archean subaqueous calderas in Canada: physical volcanology, carbonate-rich hydrothermal alteration and a new exploration model. In: Gottsmann, J. and Martí, J. (Editors), Caldera volcanoes: analysis, modeling and response. Elsevier, Developments in Volcanology 10, 181-232.

Corcoran, P.L., and Mueller, W.U., 2007. Time-transgressive Archean unconformities underlying molasse basin-fill successions of dissected oceanic arcs, Superior Province, Canada. Journal of Geology, 115: 655-674.

Cousens, B.L.; Falck, H., Ootes, L., Jackson, V., Mueller, W., Corcoran, P., Finnigan, C., van Hees, E., Facey, C., Alcazar, A., 2006. Regional correlations, tectonic settings, and stratigraphic solutions in the Yellowknife greenstone belt and adjacent areas from geochemical and Sm-Nd isotopic analyses of volcanic and plutonic rocks. Special Publication – Geological Association of Canada. Mineral Deposits Division, vol.3, pp.70-94.

Corcoran, P.L., 2005. Recycling and chemical weathering in tectonically controlled Mesozoic-Cenozoic basins of New Zealand. Sedimentology, 52: 757-774.

Mueller, W.U., Corcoran, P.L., and Pickett, C., 2005. Mesoarchean continental breakup: evolution and inferences from the >2.8 Ga Slave craton-cover succession, Canada. Journal of Geology, 113: 23-45.

Mueller, W.U., Corcoran, P.L., and Donaldson, J.A., 2002.  Sedimentology of tide-influenced high energy Archean coastline: the Jackson Lake Formation, Slave Province, Canada. In: Altermann, W. and Corcoran P.L. (Eds.), Precambrian Sedimentary Environments: a modern approach to ancient depositional systems, International Association of Sedimentologists Special Publication 33: 153-182.

Corcoran, P.L., and Mueller, W.U., 2002. The effects of weathering, sorting and source composition in Archean high-relief basins: examples from the Slave Province, Northwest Territories, Canada. In: Altermann, W. and Corcoran P.L. (Eds.), Precambrian Sedimentary Environments: a modern approach to ancient depositional systems, International Association of Sedimentologists Special Publication 33: 183-211.

Corcoran, P.L., and Dostal, J., 2001. Development of an ancient back-arc basin overlying continental crust: the Archean Peltier Formation, Northwest Territories, Canada. J. Geol. 109: 329-348.

Mueller, W.U. and Corcoran, P.L., 2001. Volcanic and sedimentary processes operating on a marginal continental arc: evidence from the Archean Raquette Lake Formation, Slave Province, Canada. Sed. Geol. 141-142: 169-204.

Corcoran, P.L., 2000. Recognizing distinct portions of seamounts using volcanic facies analysis: examples from the Archean Slave Province, Northwest Territories, Canada. Precamb. Geol. 101: 237-261.

Corcoran, P.L., Mueller, W.U., Padgham, W., 1999. Influence of tectonism and climate on lithofacies distribution and sandstone and conglomerate composition in the Archean Beaulieu Rapids Formation, Northwest Territories, Canada. Precamb. Res. 94: 175-204.

Corcoran, P.L., Mueller, W.U. and Chown, E.H, 1998. Climatic and tectonic influences on fan deltas and wave- to tide-controlled shoreface deposits: evidence from the Archean Keskarrah Formation, Slave Province, Canada. Sed. Geol. 120: 125-152.

Mueller W.U. and Corcoran, P.L., 1998. Late-orogenic basins in the Archean Superior Province, Canada: characteristics and inferences. Sed. Geol. 120: 177-203.

 

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