Heller, R., Duda, J.-P., Winkler, M., Reitner, J., & Gizon, L. (accepted, 2021) Habitability of the early Earth: Liquid water under a faint young Sun facilitated by strong tidal heating due to a nearby Moon. PalZ (free preprint of first submission available at

Pei, Y., Duda, J.-P., Schönig, J., Luo, C., & Reitner, J. (accepted, 2021) Late Anisian microbe-metazoan build-ups in the Germanic Basin – aftermath of the Permian – Triassic crisis. Lethaia (free preprint of first submission available at

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 1 Pompeia Province (Gulf of Cádiz) — living on the edge. Biogeosciences, 16, 7. 1607–1627, (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (