Prof Tony Prave

Prof Tony Prave
Head of School; Director of Finance


I am interested in unravelling the geological archives of those curious and intriguing periods of our planet’s history that record global-scale readjustments of the Earth system. My research is steeped in detailed field geology and I collaborate with geochronologists and isotope geochemists to try and create datasets that underpin, constrain and test ideas about the causes and consequences of those fascinating times of wholesale environmental change.

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Recent publications listed in research@st-andrews
Prave, AR, Condon, DJ, Hoffmann, KH, Tapster, S & Fallick, AE 2016, 'Duration and nature of the end-Cryogenian (Marinoan) glaciation' Geology, vol 44, no. 8, pp. 631-634. DOI: 10.1130/G38089.1
Martin, AP, Prave, AR, Condon, DJ, Lepland, A, Fallick, AE, Romashkin, AE, Medvedev, PV & Rychanchik, DV 2015, 'Multiple Palaeoproterozoic carbon burial episodes and excursions' Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol 424, pp. 226-236. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.05.023
Wood, RA, Poulton, SW, Prave, AR, Hoffmann, K-H, Clarkson, MO, Guilbaud, R, Lyne, JW, Tostevin, R, Bowyer, F, Penny, AM, Curtis, A & Kasemann, SA 2015, 'Dynamic redox conditions control late Ediacaran metazoan ecosystems in the Nama Group, Namibia' Precambrian Research, vol 261, pp. 252-271. DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2015.02.004
Ohnemueller, F, Prave, AR, Fallick, AE & Kasemann, SA 2014, 'Ocean acidification in the aftermath of the Marinoan glaciation' Geology, vol 42, no. 12, pp. 1103-1106. DOI: 10.1130/G35937.1
Macdonald, FA, Prave, T, Petterson, R, Smith, E, Pruss, SB, Oates, K, Waechter, F, Trotzuk, D & Fallick, AE 2013, 'The Laurentian record of Neoproterozoic glaciation, tectonism, and eukaryotic evolution in Death Valley, California' Geological Society of America Bulletin, vol 125, no. 7-8, pp. 1203-1223. DOI: 10.1130/B30789.1
Lepland, A, Joosu, L, Kirsimäe, K, Prave, T, Romashkin, A, Črne, AE, Martin, AP, Fallick, AE, Somelar, P, Üpraus, K, Mänd, K, Roberts , NMW, van Zuilen , MA, Wirth, R & Schreiber, A 2013, 'Potential influence of sulphur bacteria on Palaeoproterozoic phosphogenesis' Nature Geoscience. DOI: 10.1038/ngeo2005
Melezhik, VA, Kump, LR, Hanski, EJ, Fallick, AE & Prave, AR 2013, Tectonic evolution and major global earth-surface palaeoenvironmental events in the palaeoproterozoic. in Frontiers in Earth Sciences. vol. 6, Frontiers in Earth Sciences, vol. 6, Frontiers, pp. 3-21. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29682-6_1
Melezhik, VA & Prave, AR 2013, FAR-DEEP core archive: Further opportunities for earth science research and education. in Frontiers in Earth Sciences. vol. 8, Frontiers in Earth Sciences, vol. 8, Frontiers, pp. 1537-1552. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29670-3_12
Melezhik, VA, Črne, AE, Prave, AR, Lepland, A, Romashkin, AE, Rychanchik, DV, Hanski, EJ, Fallick, AE, Medvedev, PV & Luo, ZY 2013, The onega basin. in Frontiers in Earth Sciences. vol. 7, Frontiers in Earth Sciences, vol. 7, Frontiers, pp. 769-772. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29659-8_4
Melezhik, VA, Prave, AR, Hanski, EJ, Lepland, A, Salminen, PE, Romashkin, AE, Rychanchik, DV, Fallick, AE, Luo, ZY, Sharkov, EV & Bogina, MM 2013, The pechenga greenstone belt. in Frontiers in Earth Sciences. vol. 7, Frontiers in Earth Sciences, vol. 7, Frontiers, pp. 591-594. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29659-8_3
Melezhik, VA, Prave, AR, Lepland, A, Hanski, EJ, Romashkin, AE, Rychanchik, DV, Luo, ZY, Sharkov, EV, Bogina, MM, Brasier, AT & Fallick, AE 2013, The imandra/varzuga greenstone belt. in Frontiers in Earth Sciences. vol. 7, Frontiers in Earth Sciences, vol. 7, Frontiers, pp. 505-509. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29659-8_2
Brain, CKB, Prave, AR, Hoffmann, K-H, Fallick, AE, Botha, A, Herd, DA, Sturrock, C, Young, I, Condon, DJ & Allison, SG 2012, 'The first animals: ca. 760-million-year-old sponge-like fossils from Namibia' South African Journal of Science, vol 108, no. 1/2, 658. DOI: 10.4102/sajs.v108i1/2.658
Melezhik, VA (ed.), Prave, T (ed.), Hanski, EJ (ed.), Fallick, AE (ed.), Lepland, A (ed.), Kump, LR (ed.) & Strauss, H 2012, Reading the Archive of Earth's Oxygenation: (3 volumes). Frontiers in Earth Science, Springer.
Osinski, GR, Preston, L, Ferriere, L, Prave, T, Parnell, J, Singleton, A & Pickersgill, AE 2011, 'THE STAC FADA "IMPACT EJECTA" LAYER: NOT WHAT IT SEEMS' Meteoritics & Planetary Science, vol 46, pp. A181-A181.

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University of St Andrews
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Scottish Oceans Institute
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Scottish Oceans Institute
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