Runge, E.A., Duda, J.-P., Van Kranendonk, M.J., & Reitner, J. (in press) Earth's oldest tsunami deposit? High-energy sediments in the ~3.48 Ga Dresser Formation (Pilbara, Western Australia). The Depositional Record ( — Download unedited PDF here

Duda, J.-P., König, H., Reinhardt, M., Shuvalova, J.V., & Parkhaev, P.Y. (2021) Molecular fossils within bitumens and kerogens from the ~1 Ga Lakhanda Lagerstätte (Siberia, Russia) and their significance for understanding early eukaryote evolution. PalZ (; — Download PDF here

Heller, R., Duda, J.-P., Winkler, M., Reitner, J., & Gizon, L. (2021) Habitability of the early Earth: Liquid water under a faint young Sun facilitated by strong tidal heating due to a nearby Moon. PalZ ( — Download PDF here

Mißbach, H., Duda, J.-P., van den Kerkhof, A.M., Lüders, V., Reitner, J., & Thiel, V. (2021) Ingredients for microbial life preserved in 3.5 billion-year-old fluid inclusions. Nature Communications 12: 1101 ( — Download PDF here

Pei, Y., Duda, J.-P., Schönig, J., Luo, C., & Reitner, J. (2021) Late Anisian microbe-metazoan build-ups in the Germanic Basin: aftermath of the Permian – Triassic crisis. Lethaia ( — Download PDF here

Reitner, J., Luo, C., Suarez-Gonzalez, P., Duda, J.-P. (2021) Revisiting the phosphorite deposit of Fontanarejo (central Spain): new window into the early Cambrian evolution of sponges and the microbial origin of phosphorites. Geological Magazine ( — Download PDF here

Shuvalova, J.V., Nagovitsin, K.E., Duda, J.-P., & Parkhaev, P.Y. (2021) Early Eukaryotes in the Lakhanda Biota (Mesoproterozoic, Southeastern Siberia)—Morphological and Geochemical Evidence. Doklady Biological Sciences 500: 127–132 (;

Duda, J.-P., Love, G. D, Rogov, V. I., Melnik, D. S., Blumenberg, M. & Grazhdankin, D.V. (2020): Understanding the geobiology of the terminal Ediacaran Khatyspyt Lagerstätte (Arctic Siberia, Russia). Geobiology 18(6): 643–662 ( — Download PDF here

Pei, Y., Duda, J.-P. & Reitner, J. (2020): Sedimentary factories and ecosystem change across the Permian–Triassic Critical Interval (P–TrCI): insights from the Xiakou area (South China). PalZ ( — Download PDF here

Sengupta, S., Peters, S.T., Reitner, J., Duda, J.-P., & Pack, A. (2020): Triple oxygen isotopes of cherts through time. Chemical Geology 554: 119789 (

Reinhard, M., Goetz, W., Duda, J.-P., Heim, C., Reitner, J. & Thiel, V. (2019): Organic signatures in Pleistocene cherts from Lake Magadi (Kenya), analogs for early Earth hydrothermal deposits. Biogeosciences 16(12): 2443–2465 ( Download PDF here

Rincón-Tomás, B., Duda, J.-P., Somoza, L., Javier González, F., Schneider, D., Medialdea, T., Madureira, P., Hoppert, M., & Reitner, J. (2019): Cold-water corals and hydrocarbon-rich seepage in the Pompeia Province (Gulf of Cádiz) — living on the edge. Biogeosciences 16(7): 1607–1627, ( PDF here

Duda, J.-P., Thiel, V., Bauersachs, T., Mißbach, H., Reinhardt, M., Schäfer, N., Van Kranendonk, M. J., & Reitner, J. (2018). Ideas and perspectives: hydrothermally driven redistribution and sequestration of early Archaean biomass–the “hydrothermal pump hypothesis”. Biogeosciences 15(5): 1535–1548 ( — Download PDF here

Mißbach, H., Schmidt, B. C., Duda, J.-P., Lünsdorf, N. K., Goetz, W., & Thiel, V. (2018). Assessing the diversity of lipids formed via Fischer-Tropsch-type reactions. Organic Geochemistry (119): 110–121 (

Reinhardt, M., Duda, J.-P., Blumenberg, M., Ostertag‐Henning, C., Reitner, J., Heim, C., & Thiel, V. (2018). The taphonomic fate of isorenieratene in Lower Jurassic shales—controlled by iron? Geobiology 16(3): 237–251 (

Shen, Y., Thiel, V., Duda, J.-P., & Reitner, J. (2018). Tracing the fate of steroids through a hypersaline microbial mat (Kiritimati, Kiribati/Central Pacific). Geobiology 16(3): 307–318 (

Duda, J.-P., Thiel, V., Reitner, J., Grazhdankin, D. (2016): Opening up a window into ecosystems with Ediacara-type organisms: Preservation of molecular fossils in the Khatyspyt Lagerstätte (Arctic Siberia). PalZ 90(4): 659–671 (doi:

Duda, J.-P., Van Kranendonk, M., Thiel, V., Ionescu, D., Strauss, H., Schäfer, N., Reitner, J. (2016): A rare glimpse of Paleoarchean life: Geobiology of an exceptionally preserved microbial mat facies from the 3.4 Ga Strelley Pool Formation, Western Australia. PLOS ONE 11(1): e0147629 ( PDF here

Mißbach, H., Duda, J.-P., Lünsdorf, N.K., Schmidt, B.C., Thiel, V. (2016): Testing the preservation of biomarkers during experimental maturation of an immature kerogen. International Journal of Astrobiology 15(3): 165–175 (

Duda, J.-P., Zhu, M., Reitner, J. (2015): Depositional dynamics of a bituminous carbonate facies in a tectonically-induced intra-platform basin: The Shibantan Member (Dengying Formation, Ediacaran Period). Carbonates and Evaporites 31(1): 87–99 (

Reitner, J., Blumenberg, M., Walliser, E.-O., Schäfer, N., Duda, J.-P. (2015): Methane-derived carbonate conduits from the late Aptian of Salinac (Marne Bleues, Vocontian Basin, France): Petrology and biosignatures. Marine and Petroleum Geology 66(3): 641–652 (

Sánchez-Beristain, F., Simon, K., Pérez-Cruz, L., García-Barrera, P., López-Esquivel Kranksith, L., Urrutia-Fucugauchi, J., Duda, J.-P. (2015): The use of LA-ICP-MS in a pilot study for determining the concentration of selected trace elements in rudist shells. Boletín Geológico y Minero 126(1): 159–168 (ISSN: 0366-0176)

Duda, J.-P., Thiel, V., Reitner, J., Blumenberg, M. (2014): Assessing possibilities and limitations for biomarker analyses on outcrop samples: A case study on carbonates of the Shibantan Member (Ediacaran Period, Dengying Formation, South China). Acta Geologica Sinica (English version) 88(6): 1696–1704 (

Duda, J.-P., Blumenberg, M., Thiel, V., Simon, K., Zhu, M., Reitner, J. (2014): Geobiology of a palaeoecosystem with Ediacara-type fossils: The Shibantan Member (Dengying Formation, South China). Precambrian Research 255: 48–62 (

Afşar, F., Duda, J.-P., Zeller, M., Verwer, K., Westphal, H., Eberli, G. P. (2014): First report of sponge rhaxes in the Picún Leufú Formation (Tithonian–Berriasian), Neuquén Basin, Argentina. In: Wiese, F., Reich, M., Arp, G. (Eds.): „Spongy, slimy, cosy & more...”. Commemorative volume in celebration of the 60th birthday of Professor Joachim Reitner. Göttingen Contributions to Geosciences 77: 49–56 ( PDF here

Luo, C., Schäfer, N., Duda, J.-P., Li, L.-X. (2014): Preservation of organic matter in sponge fossils: a case study of ‘round sponge fossils’ from the Cambrian Chengjiang Biota with Raman spectroscopy. In: Wiese, F., Reich, M., Arp, G. (Eds.): „Spongy, slimy, cosy & more...”. Commemorative volume in celebration of the 60th birthday of Professor Joachim Reitner. Göttingen Contributions to Geosciences 77: 29–38 ( PDF here

Sánchez-Beristain, F., Duda, J.-P., López-Esquivel Kransksith, L., García-Barrera, P. (2014): A brief synopsis on the history of sponge research in the Upper Triassic St. Cassian Formation (Dolomites, NE Italy). In: Wiese, F., Reich, M., Arp, G. (Eds.): „Spongy, slimy, cosy & more...”. Commemorative volume in celebration of the 60th birthday of Professor Joachim Reitner. Göttingen Contributions to Geosciences 77: 39–48 ( — Download PDF here