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Publications Margret Steinthorsdottir


Steinthorsdottir, M., Jardine, P.E., Lomax, B.H. & Sallstedt, T. 2022. Key traits of living fossil Ginkgo biloba are highly variable but not influenced by climate – Implications for palaeo-pCO2 reconstructions and climate sensitivity. Global and Planetary Change 211: 103786. link


Hutchinson, D.K., Coxall, H.K., Lunt, D.J., Steinthorsdottir, M., de Boer, A.M., et al., 2021. The Eocene-Oligocene transition: a review of marine and terrestrial proxy data, models and model-data comparisons. Climate of the Past 17: 269-315. DOI: 10.5194/cp-2020-68.external link

Lawrence, K.T., H.K. Coxall, S. Sosdian, & Steinthorsdottir, M., 2021. Navigating Miocene ocean temperatures for insights into the future. Eos 102. DOI: 10.1029/2021EO210528

Slodownik, M., Vajda, V. & Steinthorsdottir, M., 2021. Fossil seed fern Lepidopteris ottonis from Sweden records increasing CO2 concentration during the end-Triassic extinction event. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology XX, 110157. link

Steinthorsdottir, M., Coxall, H., Boer,, Huber, M., Barblini, N., Bradshaw, C., Burls, N., Feakins, S., Gasson, E., Henderiks, J., Holbourn, A., Kiel, S., Kohn, M., Knorr, G., Kürschner, W.M., Lear, C., Lunt, D., Mörs, T., Pearson, P., Pound, M., Stoll, H., Strömberg, C. 2021. The Miocene: the Future of the Past. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 36 (4): e2020PA004037. link

Steinthorsdottir, M., Elliott-Kingston, C., Coiro, M., & McElwain, J.C., 2021. Searching for a nearest living equivalent for Bennettitales: a promising extinct plant group for stomatal proxy reconstructions of Mesozoic pCO2. GFF 144-145 link

Steinthorsdottir, M., Jardine, P. E. & Rember, W. C., 2021. Near‐Future p CO2 during the hot Mid Miocene Climatic Optimum. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology. link

Vajda, V., Pucetaite, M. & Steinthorsdottir, M. 2021. Geochemical fingerprints of Ginkgoales across the Triassic-Jurassic boundary of Greenland. International Journal of Plant Sciences 182(7). link


Steinthorsdottir, M. and Wagner-Cremer, F., 2019. Hot summers ahead? Multi-decadal spring season warming precedes sudden summer temperature rise in pre-anthropogenic climate change. GFF. DOI: 10.1080/11035897.2019.1655791external link

Steinthorsdottir, M., Vajda, V. & Pole, M., 2019. Significant transient pCO2 perturbation at the New Zealand Oligocene-Miocene transition recorded by fossil plant stomata. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. Journal websiteexternal link

Steinthorsdottir, M., Vajda, V., Pole, M. & Holdgate, G., 2019. Moderate levels of Eocene pCO2 indicated by Southern Hemisphere fossil plant stomata. Geology. link


Steinthorsdottir, M. and Coxall, H.K., 2018. The Clarkia Flora: 16-million-year-old plants offer a window into the past. Deposits Magazine 55: 12-15.

Steinthorsdottir, M., Elliott-Kingston, C. & Bacon, K. L., 2018. Cuticle surfaces of fossil plants as a potential proxy for volcanic SO2 emissions: observations from the Triassic–Jurassic transition of East Greenland. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments: 1-21. link


McElwain, J. C. & Steinthorsdottir, M., 2017. Palaeoecology, ploidy, palaeoatmospheric composition and developmental biology: A review of the multiple uses of fossil stomata. Plant Physiology 174(2): 650-664. link

Soh, W. K., Wright, I. J., Bacon, K. L., Lenz, T. I., Steinthorsdottir, M., Parnell, A. C. and McElwain, J. C. 2017. Palaeo leaf economics reveal a shift in ecosystem function associated with the end-Triassic mass extinction event. Nature plants 3:17104. DOI: 10.1038/nplants.2017.104external link

Steinthorsdottir, M. & Håkansson, E. 2017. Endo- and epilithic faunal succession in a Pliocene-Pleistocene cave on Rhodes, Greece: record of a transgression. Palaeontology. doi: 10.1111/pala.12312external link

Wohlfarth, B., Muschitiello, F., Greenwod, S., Andersson, A., Kylander, M., Smittenberg, R., Steinthorsdottir, M., Watson, J. and Whitehouse, N., 2017. Hässeldala – a key site for Last Termination events in southern Sweden. Boreas, Vol. 46: 143-161. Journal websiteexternal link


Steinthorsdottir, M., Vajda, V., Pole, M., 2016. Global trends of pCO2 across the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary supported by the first Southern Hemisphere stomatal proxy-based pCO2 reconstruction. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 464:143-152.

Steinthorsdottir, M., Porter, A., Holohan, A., Kunzmann, L., Collinson, M., and McElwain, J.C., 2016. Fossil plant stomata indicate decreasing atmospheric CO2 prior to the Eocene-Oligocene boundary. Climate of the Past, 12, 439-454.

Wohlfarth, B., Greenwood, S., Muschitiello, F., Kylander, M., Smittenberg, R., Steinthorsdottir, M., and Whitehouse, N. Hässeldala – a key site for Last Termination events in southern Sweden. Boreas, accepted August 18th 2016, in press.


Ampel, L., Kylander, M., Steinthorsdottir, M. and Wohlfarth, B., 2015. Abrupt climate change and early lake development – the Lateglacial diatom flora at Hässeldala Port southeastern Sweden. Boreas 44, 94-102.

Mays, C., Steinthorsdottir, M., and Stillwell, J.D., 2015. Climatic implications of Ginkgoites waarrensis Douglas emend. from the south polar Tupangi fora, Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian), Chatham Islands. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 439: 308-326.

Steinthorsdottir, M., Tosolini, A.-M.P. and McElwain, J.C., 2015. Evidence of annelid and insect activity at the Triassic-Jurassic transition of East Greenland. PALAIOS, 30, 597-607.

Steinthorsdottir, M. and Vajda, V., 2015. Early Jurassic (Pliensbachian) CO2 concentrations based on stomatal analysis of fossil conifer leaves from eastern Australia. Gondwana Research 27, 932-939.


Haworth, M., Gallagher, A., Sum, E., Hill-Donnelly, M., Steinthorsdottir, M. and McElwain, J.C., 2014. On the reconstruction of plant photosynthetic and stress physiology across the Triassic-Jurassic boundary. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences 23, 321-329.

Steinthorsdottir, M., de Boer, A.M., Oliver, K.I.C., Muschitiello, F., Blaauw, M., and Wohlfarth, B., 2014. Response to comment on: Synchronous records of pCO2 and Δ14C suggest rapid, ocean-derived pCO2 fluctuations at the onset of Younger Dryas. Quaternary Science Reviews 107, 267-273.

Steinthorsdottir, M., de Boer, A.M., Oliver, K.I.C., Muschitiello, F., Blaauw, M., Reimer, P.J. and Wohlfarth, B., 2014. Synchronous records of pCO2 and Δ14C suggest rapid, ocean-derived pCO2 fluctuations at the onset of Younger Dryas. Quaternary Science Reviews 99, 84-96.


Steinthorsdottir, M., Wohlfarth, B., Kylander, M.E., Blaauw, M. and Reimer, P.J., 2013. Stomatal proxy record of CO2 concentrations from the Last Termination suggests an important role for CO2 at climate change transitions. Quaternary Science Reviews 68, 43-58.


Steinthorsdottir, M., Woodward, F.I., Surlyk, F. and McElwain, J.C., 2012. Deep-time evidence of a link between elevated CO2 concentrations and perturbations in the hydrological cycle via drop in plant transpiration. Geology 40, 815-818.


Hageman, S.J, Wyse Jackson, P., Abernethy, A. and Steinthorsdottir, M. 2011. Calendar scale, environmental variation preserved in the skeletal phenotype of a fossil bryozoa (Rhombopora blakei n.sp.). Journal of Paleontology 85, 853-870.

Steinthorsdottir, M., Jeram, A.J. and McElwain, J.C., 2011. Extremely elevated CO2 concentrations at the Triassic/Jurassic Boundary. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 308, 418-432.

Steinthorsdottir, M., Bacon, K.L., Popa, M.E., Bochner, L. and McElwain, J.C., 2011. Bennettitalean leaf cuticle fragments (here Anomozamites and Pterophyllum) can be used interchangeably in stomatal frequency based CO2 reconstructions. Palaeontology 54, 867-882.


Steinthorsdottir, M. and McElwain, J.C., 2009. Bennettites as CO2 proxy for the Mesozoic? Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 19th Annual VM Goldschmidt Conference, Davos, Switzerland, 73 (13), A1271.


Steinthorsdottir, M., Wyse Jackson, P.N., Hageman, S.J. and Abernethy, A., 2007. Phenotypic variation in a rhabdomesine bryozoan from the Mississippian of Ireland. p. 80, In: Hageman, S.J. and McKinney, F.K (eds). Abstracts with Program, 14th Meeting of the International Bryozoology Association, Boone, North Carolina. 2007.


Steinthorsdottir, M., Lidgard, S. and Håkansson, E., 2006. Fossils, sediments, tectonics – reconstructing palaeoenvironments in a Pliocene-Pleistocene Mediterranean microbasin. Facies 52, 361-380.