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Nathan Marshall
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N. Marshall, MSc
Paleomagnetic Laboratory
Fort Hoofddijk
Department of Earth Sciences
Utrecht University 
Budapestlaan 17, 3584 CD Utrecht 
The Netherlands 

Phone +31 30 253 1361


Research of Nathan Marshall

Cenozoic evolution of the Indonesian Throughflow and the origins of Indo-Pacific marine biodiversity: 
Building a chronostratigraphic framework 

A critical agenda for earth and life sciences is to determine how diverse tropical marine ecosystems such as coral reefs will respond to global environmental change. This will require long-term environmental and ecological data that rarely exist for living coral reefs. In contrast, the fossil record provides abundant examples that can be mined to predict future outcome.
The THROUGHFLOW network will  reconstruct past environments and patterns of biotic change using up-to-date technologies within a collaborative interdisciplinary framework. The program will explore the past record of change on coral reefs in SE Asia in response to reorganization of ocean currents during the Cenozoic. 
THROUGHFLOW will reconstruct the history of these two features and develop a model for how coral reefs respond to regional environmental change. Practical training will include eleven integrated research projects and a series of joint training activities to facilitate collaboration and  provide access to a variety of expertise. 

Recent and reconstructed paleogeographies
THROUGHFLOW will bring important new data to bear on long-standing scientific  controversies, and the results will be relevant to a broad audience including industry and policy makers working to predict and plan for the effects of ongoing anthropogenic environmental change.
Nathan Marshall will focus his research on establishing a detailed chronologic framework for the Oligocene-Miocene sedimentary successions on Java and Kalimantan by the integration of a wide range of dating tools including biostratigraphy, magnetostratigraphy, isotope (strontium) stratigraphy in combination with radiometric (40Ar/39Ar) dating techniques. 
A magnetostratigraphic time frame for the Oligocene-Miocene interval will be constructed by combining marginal shallow marine sequences to the basinal deep water successions that are exposed along several river incisions. 

publications Publications of Nathan Marshall
  • Marshall, N., Novak, V., Cibaj, I., Krijgsman, W., Renema, W., Young, J., Fraser, N., Limbong, A., Morley, R. (2015). Dating Borneo’s deltaic deluge: Middle Miocene progradation of the Mahakam Delta, Palaios, 30, 7-25.  
  • Renema, W., Warter, V., Novak, V., Young, J.R., Marshall, N., Hasibuan, F. (2015). Ages of Miocene fossil localities in the northern Kutai Basin (East Kalimantan, Indonesia), Palaios, 30, 26-39.   
  • Santodomingo, N., Novak, V., Pretković, V., Marshall, N., Di Martino, E., Lo Giudice Capelli, E., Rösler, A., Reich, S., Braga, J.C., Renema, W., Johnson, K.G. (2015). A diverse patch reef from turbid habitats in the middle Miocene (East Kalimantan, Indonesia), Palaios, 30, 128-149.