In press:

83. Han, Y.S., Santosh, M., Roberts, N.M.W. and Samuel, V.O., 2019. Post-collisional ultramafic complex in the northern North China Craton: Implications for crust-mantle interaction. Lithos, in press, doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2019.105209

82. Spencer, C.J., Kirkland, C.L., Roberts, N.M.W., Evans, N.J. and Liebmann, J., 2019. Strategies towards robust interpretations of in situ zircon Lu-Hf isotope analyses. Geoscience Frontiers, in press, doi:10.1016/j.gsf.2019.09.004

81. Lamont, T.N., Roberts, N.M., Searle, M.P., Gopon, P., Waters, D.J. and Miller, I., 2019. The age, origin and emplacement of the Tsiknias Ophiolite, Tinos, Greece. Tectonics, in press, doi:10.1029/2019TC005677

80. Lamont, T.N., Searle, M.P., Waters, D.J., Roberts, N.M., Palin, R.M., Smye, A., Dyck, B., Gopon, P., Weller, O.M. and St-Onge, M.R., 2019. Compressional origin of the Naxos metamorphic core complex, Greece: Structure, petrography, and thermobarometry. Geological Society of America Bulletin, DOI:10.1130/B31978.1


Published:

79. Beaudoin, N., Lacombe, O., Roberts, N.M. and Koehn, D., 2019. U-Pb dating of calcite veins reveals complex stress evolution and thrust sequence in the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming, USA: REPLY. Geology47, doi:10.1130./G46606Y.1

78. Drake, H., Roberts, N.M.W., Heim, C., Whitehouse, M.J., Siljeström, S., Kooijman, E., Broman, C., Ivarsson, M. and Astrom, M.E., 2019. Timing and origin of natural gas in the Siljan impact structure, Sweden. Nature Communications, 10, 4736, doi:10.1038/s41467-019-12728-y

77. Holdsworth, R.E., McCaffrey, K.J.W., Dempsey, E., Roberts, N.M.W., Hardman, K., Morton, A., Feely, M., Hunt, J., Conway, A. and Robertson, A., 2019. Natural fracture propping and earthquake-induced oil migration in fractured basement reservoirs. Geology, 47(8), pp.704-709.

76. MacDonald, J.M., Faithfull, J.W., Roberts, N.M.W., Davies, A.J., Holdsworth, C.M., Newton, M., Williamson, S., Boyce, A. and John, C.M., 2019. Clumped-isotope palaeothermometry and LA-ICP-MS U–Pb dating of lava-pile hydrothermal calcite veins. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology174(7), p.63.

75. Roberts, N.M. and Searle, M.P., 2019. Zircon U–Pb–Hf constraints from Gongga Shan granites on young crustal melting in eastern Tibet. Geoscience Frontiers, 10(3), pp.885-894.

74. Spencer, C.J., Dyck, B., Mottram, C.M., Roberts, N.M., Yao, W.H. and Martin, E.L., 2019. Deconvolving the pre-Himalayan Indian margin–Tales of crustal growth and destruction. Geoscience Frontiers, 10(3), pp.863-872.

73. Deady, E., Lacinska, A., Goodenough, K.M., Shaw, R.A. and Roberts, N.M., 2019. Volcanic-Derived Placers as a Potential Resource of Rare Earth Elements: The Aksu Diamas Case Study, Turkey. Minerals, 9(4), p.208.

72. Manda, B.W., Cawood, P.A., Spencer, C.J., Prave, T., Robinson, R. and Roberts, N.M., 2019. Evolution of the Mozambique Belt in Malawi constrained by granitoid U-Pb, Sm-Nd and Lu-Hf isotopic data. Gondwana Research, 68, pp.93-107.

71. Farrant, A.R., Mounteney, I., Burton, A., Thomas, R.J., Roberts, N.M., Knox, R.W. and Bide, T., 2019. Gone with the wind: dune provenance and sediment recycling in the northern Rub’al-Khali, United Arab Emirates. Journal of the Geological Society, 176(2), pp.269-283.

70. Slagstad, T., Kulakov, E., Kirkland, C.L., Roberts, N.M. and Ganerød, M., 2019. Breaking the Grenville–Sveconorwegian link in Rodinia reconstructions. Terra Nova.

69. Spencer, C.J., Roberts, N.M. and Nance, R.D., 2019. “Miles wide and miles deep”–exploring the depth and breadth of geoscience during the first ten years of Geoscience Frontiers. Geoscience Frontiers, 10(3), pp.1219-1221.

68. Warren, C.J., Greenwood, L.V., Argles, T.W., Roberts, N.M., Parrish, R.R. and Harris, N.B., 2019. Garnet–monazite rare earth element relationships in sub-solidus metapelites: a case study from Bhutan. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 478(1), pp.145-166.

67. Beaudoin, N., Lacombe, O., Roberts, N.M. and Koehn, D., 2018. U-Pb dating of calcite veins reveals complex stress evolution and thrust sequence in the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming, USA. Geology, 46(11), pp.1015-1018.

66. Gardiner, N.J., Searle, M.P., Morley, C.K., Robb, L.J., Whitehouse, M.J., Roberts, N.M., Kirkland, C.L. and Spencer, C.J., 2018. The crustal architecture of Myanmar imaged through zircon U-Pb, Lu-Hf and O isotopes: Tectonic and metallogenic implications. Gondwana Research, 62, pp.27-60.Roberts, N.M. and Santosh, M., 2018.

65. Roberts, N.M. and Santosh, M., 2018. Capturing the Mesoarchean emergence of continental crust in the Coorg Block, southern India. Geophysical Research Letters45(15), pp.7444-7453.

64. Hopley, P.J., Weedon, G.P., Brierley, C.M., Thrasivoulou, C., Herries, A.I., Dinckal, A., Richards, D.A., Nita, D.C., Parrish, R.R., Roberts, N.M. and Sahy, D., 2018. Orbital precession modulates interannual rainfall variability, as recorded in an Early Pleistocene speleothem. Geology, 46(8), pp.731-734.

63. Slagstad, T., Roberts, N.M., Coint, N., Høy, I., Sauer, S., Kirkland, C.L., Marker, M., Røhr, T.S., Henderson, I.H., Stormoen, M.A. and Skår, Ø., 2018. Magma-driven, high-grade metamorphism in the Sveconorwegian Province, southwest Norway, during the terminal stages of Fennoscandian Shield evolution. Geosphere, 14(2), pp.861-882.

62. Roberts, N.M., Yang, Q.Y. and Santosh, M., 2018. Rapid oxygen diffusion during high temperature alteration of zircon. Scientific reports, 8(1), p.3661.

61. Drake, H., Mathurin, F.A., Zack, T., Schäfer, T., Roberts, N.M., Whitehouse, M., Karlsson, A., Broman, C. and Åström, M.E., 2018. Incorporation of metals into calcite in a deep anoxic granite aquifer. Environmental science & technology, 52(2), pp.493-502.

60. O'Neill, C. and Roberts, N.M., 2018. Lid tectonics. Preface. Geoscience Frontiers, 9(1), pp.1-2.

59. Ashchepkov, I.V. and Roberts, N.M., 2017. Deep seated magmas and their mantle roots: Introduction. Geoscience Frontiers, 8(4), pp.617-619.

58. Spencer, C.J., Roberts, N.M.W. and Santosh, M., 2017. Growth, destruction, and preservation of Earth's continental crust. Earth-Science Reviews, 172, pp.87-106.

57. Drake, H., Heim, C., Roberts, N.M., Zack, T., Tillberg, M., Broman, C., Ivarsson, M., Whitehouse, M.J. and Åström, M.E., 2017. Isotopic evidence for microbial production and consumption of methane in the upper continental crust throughout the Phanerozoic eon. Earth and Planetary Science Letters470, pp.108-118.

56. Roberts, N.M., Rasbury, E.T., Parrish, R.R., Smith, C.J., Horstwood, M.S. and Condon, D.J., 2017. A calcite reference material for LA‐ICP‐MS U‐Pb geochronology. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 18(7), pp.2807-2814.

55. Hopkinson, T.N., Harris, N.B., Warren, C.J., Spencer, C.J., Roberts, N.M., Horstwood, M.S. and Parrish, R.R., 2017. The identification and significance of pure sediment-derived granites. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 467, pp.57-63.

54. Gardiner, N.J., Hawkesworth, C.J., Robb, L.J., Whitehouse, M.J., Roberts, N.M., Kirkland, C.L. and Evans, N.J., 2017. Contrasting granite metallogeny through the zircon record: a case study from Myanmar. Scientific reports, 7(1), p.748.

53. T Slagstad, N Roberts, E Kulakov. Linking orogenesis across a supercontinent: the Grenvillian and Sveconorwegian margins on Rodinia. Gondwana Research, 2017, 44, 109-115.

52. R Shaw, K Goodenough, N Roberts, M Horstwood, S Chenery, A Gunn. Petrogenesis of rare-metal pegmatites in high-grade metamorphic terranes: a case study from the Lewisian Gneiss Complex of north-west Scotland. Precambrian Research, 2016, 281, 338-362.

51. N Roberts, R Walker. U-Pb geochronology of calcite-mineralized faults: Absolute timing of rift-related fault events on the northeast Atlantic margin. Geology, 2016, DOI:10.1130/G37868.1

50: D Regis, C Warren, C Mottram, N Roberts. Using monazite and zircon petrochronology to constrain the P-T-t evolution of the middle crust in the Bhutan Himalaya. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 2016, 34, 617-639.

49. M Searle, N Roberts, S-L Chung, Y-H Lee, K Cook, J Elliott, O Weller, M St-Onge, X Xu, X Tan, K Li. Age and anatomy of the Gongga Shan batholith, Eastern Tibetan Plateau and its relationship to the active Xianshui-He fault. Geosphere, 2016, 12, 948-970.

48. L Joosu, A Lepland, T Kreitsmann, K Upraus, N Roberts, P Paiste, A Martin, K Kirsimae. Petrography and the REE-composition of apatite in the Paleoproterozoic Pilgujarvi Sedimentary Formation, Pechenga Greenstone Belt, Russia. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2016, 186, 135-153.

47. N Gardiner, C Morley, P Cawood, M Searle, T Aung Myint, L Robb, M Whitehouse, N Roberts, C Kirkland. The Tectonic and Metallogenic Framework of Myanmar: A Tethyan Mineral System. Ore Geology Reviews, 2016, 79, 26-45.

46. N Roberts, R Thomas, J Jacobs. Geochronological constraints on the metamorphic sole of the Semail ophiolite in the United Arab Emirates. Geoscience Frontiers, 2016, 7, 609-619.

45. R Thomas, C Spencer, A Bushi, N Baglow, N Boniface, G de Kock, M Horstwood, L Hollick, J Jacobs, S Kajara, G Kamihanda, R Key, Z Maganga, F Mbawala, W McCourt, P Momburi, F Moses, A Mruma, Y Myambilwa, N Roberts, H Saidi, P Nyanda, K Nyoka, I Millar. Geochronology of the central Tanzania Craton and its southern and eastern orogenic margins. Precambrian Research, 2016, 277, 47-67.

44. S Tapster, D Condon, J Naden, S Noble, M Petterson, N Roberts, A Saunders, D Smith. Rapid thermal rejuvenation of high crystallinity magma linked to copper porphyry deposit formation; evidence from the Koloula Porphyry Prospect, Solomon Islands. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2016, 442, 206-217.

43. L Coogan, R Parrish, N Roberts. Early hydrothermal carbon uptake by the upper oceanic crust: insight from U-Pb dating. Geology, 2016, 44, 147-150.

42. T Shepherd, W Dirks, N Roberts, J Patel, S Hodgson, T Pless-Mulloli, P Walton, R Parrish. Tracing fetal and childhood exposure to lead using isotope analysis of deciduous teeeth. Environmental Research, 2016, 145-153.

41. N Gardiner, N Roberts, C Morley, M Searle, M Whitehouse.  Oligocene metamorphism at Doi Inthanon precedes the onset of extensional basin development in Northern Thailand. Lithos, 2016, 240-243, 69-83.

40. F Cooper, K Hodges, R Parrish, N Roberts, M Horstwood. Synchronous N-S and E-W extension at the Tibet-to-Himalaya transition in NW Bhutan. Tectonics. 2015, DOI:10.1002/2014TC003712.

39. C Mottram, R Parrish, C Warren, D Regis, N Roberts, T Argles, N Harris. Time windows into ductile thrusting: insights for rates of movement from the Himalayan Main Central Thrust. Tectonics. 2015, DOI:10.1002/2014TC003743.

38. R Palin, M Searle, M St-Onge, D Waters, N Roberts, M Horstwood, R Parrish, O Weller. Two-stage cooling history of pelitic mylonite from the Dongjiu-Milin shear zone, northwest flank of the eastern Himalayan Syntaxes. Gondwana Research. 2015, 28, 509-530.

37. C Spencer, R Thomas, N Roberts, P Cawood, I Millar. Crustal growth during island arc accretion and transcurrent deformation, Natal Metamorphic Province, South Africa: New isotopic constraints. Precambrian Research. 2015, 265, 203-217.

36. N Coint, T Slagstad, N Roberts, T Røhr, M Marker, B Sørensen. The late Mesoproterozoic Sirdal Magmatic Belt, SW Norway; relationships between magmatism and metamorphism and implications for Sveconorwegian orogenesis. Precambrian Research. 2015, 265, 57-77.

35. N Roberts, T Slagstad, G Viola. The structural, metamorphic and magmatic evolution of Mesoproterozoic orogens. Precambrian Research. 2015, 265, 1-9.

34. H Lorenz, J-E Rosberg, C Juhlin, L Bjelm, B S G Almquist, T Berthert, R Conze, D Gee, I Klonowska, C Pascal, K Pedersen, N Roberts, C Tsang. Phase 1 of the Collisional Orogeny in the Scandinavian Caledonides scientific drilling report (COSC-1). Scientific Drilling. 2015, 19, 1-11.

33. N Roberts, T Slagstad. Continental growth and reworking on the edge of the Columbia and Rodinia supercontinents; 1.86-0.9 Ga accretionary orogeny in SW Fennoscandia. International Geology Review. 2015, 57, 1582-1606.

32. C Spencer, P Cawood, C Hawkesworth, A Prave, N Roberts, M Horstwood, M Whitehouse, EIMF. Generation and Preservation of Continental Crust in the Grenville Orogenic Cycle. Geoscience Frontiers. 2015, 6, 357-372.

31. A Martin, A Cooper, R Price, R Turnbull, N Roberts. The petrology, Geochronology and significance of Granite Harbour Intrusive Complex xenoliths, Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 2015, 58, 33-51.

30. N Roberts, C Spencer. The zircon archive of continent formation through time. Geological Society of London, Special Publications. In: N Roberts et al. (Eds.) Continent Formation Through Time. Geological Society of London Special Publication, 2015, 389, 197-225.

29. N Roberts, M Van Kranendonk, S Parman, P Clift. Continent Formation Through Time. In: N Roberts et al. (Eds.) Continent Formation Through Time. Geological Society of London Special Publication, 2015, 389, 1-16.

28. F Boekhout, N Roberts, A Gerdes, U Schaltegger. Continent formation in accretionary orogens; in Hf isotope perspective on the proto-Peruvian Andes. In: N Roberts et al. (Eds.) Continent Formation Through Time. Geological Society of London Special Publication, 2015, 389, 305-321.

27. L Joosu, A Lepland, K Kirsimäe, A Romashkin, N Roberts, A Martin, A Črne. REE-composition of sedimentary apatite in 2.0 Ga Zaonega organic rich sediments: environmental setting of the phosphogenesis. Chemical Geology, 2015, 395, 88-107.

26. S Tapster, N Roberts, M Petterson, A Saunders, J Naden. From continent to intra-oceanic arc: zircon xenocrysts record the Solomon Island Arc's crustal evolution. Geology, 2014, 42, 1087-1090.

25. R Thomas, R Ellison, K Goodenough, N Roberts, P Allen. Salt domes of the UAE and Oman: probing eastern Arabia. Precambrian Research, 2015, 256, 1-16.

24. K Stubner, D Grujic, R Parrish, N Roberts , A Konz, J Wooden, T Ahmad. Monazite geochronology unravels the timing of crustal thickening in NW Himalaya. Lithos, 2014, 210-211, 111-128.

23. C Spencer, N Roberts, P Cawood, C Hawkesworth, A Prave, A Antonini, M Horstwood, EIMF.  Intermontane basins and bimodal volcanism at the onset of the Sveconorwegian Orogeny,  southern Norway. Precambrian Research, 2014, 252, 107-118.

22. C Mottram, C Warren, D Regis, N Roberts, N Harris, T Argles, R Parrish. Developing an inverted Barrovian sequence; insights from monazite petrochronology. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2014, 403, 418-431.

21. R Thomas, A Bushi, N Roberts, J Jacobs. Geochronology of granitic rocks from the Ruangwa region, southern Tanzania - links with NE Mozambique and beyond. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 2014, 100, 70-80.

20. C Spencer, A Prave, P Cawood, N Roberts.  Detrital Zircon Geochronology of the Grenville/Llano Foreland and Basal Sauk  Sequence in West Texas. GSA Bulletin, 2014, 126, 1117-1128.

19. R Palin, M Searle, M St-Onge, D Waters,  N Roberts, M Horstwood, R Parrish, O Weller, S Chen, J Yang. Monazite Geochronology and petrology of kyanite-and sillimanite-bearing migmatites from the northwestern flank of the eastern Himalayan Syntaxes. Gondwana Research, 2014, 26, 323-347.

18. C Warren, A Singh, N Roberts, D Regis, Halton A, R Singh. Timing and conditions of peak metamorphism and cooling across the Zimithang Thrust, Arunachal Pradesh, India. Lithos, 2014, 200, 94-110.

17. K Goodenough, P Lusty, N Roberts, R Key, A Garba. Post-collisional Pan-African Granitoids and rare metal pegmatites in western Nigeria: age, petrogenesis, and the 'pegmatite conundrum'. Lithos, 2014, 200-201, 22-34.

16. A Smye, N Roberts, D Condon, M Horstwood, R Parrish. Characterizing the U-Th-Pb systematics of allanite by ID and LA-ICPMS: implications for Geochronology. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2014, 135, 1-28.

15. C Spencer, P Cawood, C Hawkesworth, T Raub, A Prave, N Roberts. Onset of Proterozoic collisional tectonics: A Reappraisal of the zircon oxygen isotope records. Geology, 2014, 42, 451-454.

14. D Regis, C Warren, D Young, N Roberts. Tectono-metamorphic evolution of the Massif Jomolhari: variations in timing of syn-collisional metamorphism across western Bhutan. Lithos, 2014, 190-191, 449-466.

13. A Lepland, L Joosu, K Kirsim, A Prave, A Romashkin, A Črne, A Martin, A Fallick, P Somelar, K Üpraus, N Roberts, M van Zuilen, R Wirth, A Schreiber. Potential influence of sulfur bacteria on Palaeoproterozoic phosphogenesis. Nature Geoscience, 2014, 7, 20-24.

12. N Roberts. The boring billion? - Lid tectonics, continental growth and environmental change associated with the Columbia supercontinent. Geoscience Frontiers, 2013, 4, 681-691.

11. R Palin, M Searle, C Morley, P Charusuri, M Horstwood, N Roberts. Timing of metamorphism of the gneiss Lansang and implications for left-lateral motion along the Mae Ping (Wang Chao) strike-slip fault, Thailand. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 2013, 26, 120-136.

10. A Walters, K Goodenough, H Hughes, N Roberts, A Gunn, J Rushton, A Lacinska. Enrichment of Rare Earth Elements During magmatic and post-magmatic processes: a case study from the Loch Loyal Syenite Complex, northern Scotland. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 2013, 166, 1177-1202.

9. R Palin, M Searle, D Waters, R Parrish,  N Roberts, M Horstwood, MW Yeh, SL Chung. A geochronological and petrological study of anatectic paragneiss and associated granite dykes from the Day Nui Con Voi metamorphic core complex, North Vietnam; constraints upon the timing of metamorphism and strike-slip motion along the Red River Shear Zone. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 2013, 31, 359-387.

8. T Slagstad, N Roberts, M Marker, T Røhr, H Schiellerup. A Non-collisional, accretionary Sveconorwegian Orogen - Reply. Terra Nova 2013, 25, 169-171.

7. N Roberts, T Slagstad, R Parrish, M Norry, M Marker, M Horstwood. Sedimentary recycling in arc Magmas: geochemical and U-Pb-Hf-O constraints on the Mesoproterozoic Suldal Arc, SW Norway. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 2013, 165, 507-523.

6. T Slagstad, N Roberts, M Marker, T Røhr, H Schiellerup. A Non-collisional, accretionary Sveconorwegian Orogen. Terra Nova, 2013, 25, 30-37.

5. R Thomas, N Roberts, J Jacobs, A Bushi, M Horstwood, A Mruma. Structural and geochronological constraints on the evolution of the eastern margin of the Tanzania Craton in the Mpwapwa area, central Tanzania. Precambrian Research 2013, 224, 671-689.

4. N Roberts. Increased loss of continental crust during supercontinent amalgamation. Gondwana Research, 2012, 21, 994-1000.

3. P Vermeesch, S Sherlock, N Roberts, A Carter. A simple method for in-situ U-Th-He dating. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2012, 79, 140-147.

2. N Roberts, R Parrish, M Horstwood, T Brewer. The 1.23 Ga rhyolite Fjellhovdane, Grossæ-Totak; a new age within the Telemark supracrustals, southern Norway. Norwegian Journal of Geology, 2011, 91, 239-246.

1. N Roberts, D Cunningham. Automated alluvial fan discrimination, Quaternary fault identification, and the distribution of tectonically reactivated crust in the Gobi Altai region, southern Mongolia. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 2008, 29, 6957-6959.


Non-peer reviewed:

N Roberts, S Pawlig, M Horstwood. The Nu Attom High Resolution ICP-MS Laser Ablation U-Pb Geochronology. Nu Instruments Application Note AN11


Popular Science (in Norwegian):

T Slagstad, S Bang, N Coint, T Harstad, I Henderson, C Jourdan, M Marker, A Muller, N Roberts, T Røhr, H Schiellerup, A Sigersvold, M Stormoen. Et imponerende arbeid. GEO, 9 Dec 2014.

T Slagstad, N Roberts, M Marker, T Røhr, H Schiellerup, Fargelegger landet på nytt. GEO, 15, 6.