LINK TO PAPER FROM DENVER GSA HERE: Link.



Some publications to date (~2015). If you don't have access and would like a pdf, hit me up.

A somewhat more up-to-date Google Scholar profile here.


Zhang, S., O’Neill, C., 2015, Early geodynamic evolution of Mars-type planets, Icarus (in press). Link

MB Weller, A Lenardic, C O'Neill, 2015, The effects of internal heating and large scale climate variations on tectonic bi-stability in terrestrial planets, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 420, 85-94. Link

O’Neill, C., Sighloch, K., Crust and mantle structure beneath the Azores hotspot – evidence from geophysics (in press), in: Volcanos of the Azores, Eds: C. Beier, U. Kueppers, Springer.

O'Neill, C., Debaille, V., 2014, The evolution of Hadean-Eoarchaean Geodynamics EPSL Frontiers, 406, 49-58. Link

Taneja, R., O’Neill, C., 2014, Constraining the age and origin of the seamount province in the Northeast Indian Ocean using geophysical techniques, Marine Geophysical Research, 35, 395-417. Link

Taneja, R., O’Neill, C., Lackie, M., Rushmer, T., Schmidt, P., & Jourdan, F. (2015). 40Ar / 39Ar geochronology and the paleoposition of Christmas Island (Australia), Northeast Indian Ocean.Gondwana Research 28, 391-406. Link

O'Neill, C., Lenardic, A., Coltice, N., Moresi, L. (2013), Mantle convection and outgassing on terrestrial planets, University of Arizona Press Space Science Series volume: Comparative Climatology of Terrestrial Planets Link .

Griffin, W.L., Belousova, E.A., O'Neill, C., O'Reilly, SY., Malkovets, V., Pearson, N.J., Spetsius, S., Wilde, S.A., (2014), The world turns over: Hadean–Archean crust–mantle evolution, Lithos, Available online 3 September 2013, Link.

Hamacher, D., O'Neill, C., (2013), The discovery and history of the Dalgaranga meteorite crater, Western Australia, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, Link.



Debaille, V., O'Neill, C., Brandon, A.D., Haenecour, P., Yin, Q.-Z., Mattielli, N., Treiman, AH., (2013) Stagnant-lid tectonics in early Earth revealed by 142Nd variations in late Archean rocks, EPSL, 373, 83-92, Link .

O'Neill, C,. Lenardic, A., Condie, K., (2013), Earth's punctuated evolution: Cause and effect, In: Roberts, N. M. W., van Kranendonk, M., Parman, S., Shirey, S. & Clift, P. D. (eds) Continent Formation Through Time. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 389, Link.

Griffin, WL., Sturt, BA., O'Neill, CJ., Kirkland, CL., O'Reilly, SY., (2013), Intrusion and contamination of high-temperature dunitic magma: the Nordre Bumandsfjord pluton, Seiland, Arctic Norway, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 165, 903-930, Link.

Howell, D., O'Neill, C., Grant, K., Griffin, W., O'Reilly, SY., Pearson, N., Stern, R., Stachel, T., (2012) Platelet development in cuboid diamonds: insights from µ-FTIR mapping, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 1-15, Link.

Howell, D., O'Neill, C., Grant, K., Griffin, W., O'Reilly, SY., (2012), µ-FTIR mapping: Distribution of impurities in different types of diamond growth, Diamond and related material, 29, 29-36, Link.

O'Neill, C., (2012), Tectonothermal evolution of solid bodies: terrestrial planets, exoplanets, and moons, AJES, 59:2, 189-198 Link.

Danis, C., O'Neill, C., Lee, J., (2012), Geothermal state of the Sydney Basin: assessment of constraints and techniques, AJES, 59, 75-90, Link.

Danis, C., O’Neill, C., Lackie, M., (2012), Building 3D geological knowledge through regional scale gravity modelling for the Bowen Basin, Exploration Geophysics Link.

Lenardic, A., Moresi, L., Jellinek, AM., O'Neill, CJ., Cooper, CM., Lee, CT., (2011), Continents, supercontinents, mantle thermal mixing, and mantle thermal isolation: Theory, numerical simulations, and laboratory experiments, Geochem., Geophys. Geosystems 12(10), doi:10.1029/2011GC003663.

Danis, C., O'Neill, C., Lackie, M., Twigg, L., Danis, A., (2011), Deep 3D structure of the Sydney Basin using gravity modelling, AJES, 58, 517-542.

Schinella, E., C. O'Neill and J.C. Afonso, (2010). Processes forming volcanic topography at Atla Regio, Venus. Reviewed conference proceedings of the 10th Australian Space Science Conference, Brisbane, 2010, edited by Iver Cairns and Wayne Short.

O'Neill, C., Spiegelman, M., (2011), Formulations for simulating the multiscale physics of magma ascent, in: Timescales of magmatic processes: from core to atmosphere, Dosseto, A., Turner, SP., Van Orman, JA. (eds), Blackwell Publishing.

Sandu, C ., Lenardic, A., O'Neill, C., Cooper, CM., (2011) Everything falls apart: Earth’s evolving stress state and the past, present and future stability of cratonic lithosphere, International Geology Review, DOI: 10.1080/00206814.2010.527672.

Condie, K., O'Neill, C., (2010), The Archean-Proterozoic boundary: 500 My of Tectonic transition in Earth history, American Journal of Science 310, 775-790. Link.

Danis, C., O'Neill, C., 3D thermal modelling versus down-hole temperature extrapolation in the Sydney-Gunnedah-Bowen Basin and the implications for targeting potential geothermal anomalies, ASEG Extended Abstracts 2010(1), 1-4, doi:10.1071/ASEG2010ab030.

O'Neill, C., Danis, C., Hassan, R., Quennette, S., Moresi, L., The application of geologically-constrained 3D heat conduction models to geothermal exploration, ASEG Extended Abstracts 2010(1), 1-3, doi:10.1071/ASEG2010ab032.

O'Neill, C., Kobussen, A., Lenardic, A., (2010), The mechanics of lithosphere-asthenosphere coupling, Lithos 120, 55-62.

Danis, C., O'Neill, C., Lackie, M., (2010), Gunnedah Basin 3D architecture and upper crustal temperatures, AJES 57, 483-505.

O'Neill, C. & Nimmo, F., (2010), The role of episodic overturn in generating the surface geology and heat flow on Enceladus, Nature Geoscience DOI:10.1038/ngeo731.

Schinella, E & O'Neill, C. (2009). Convergence within the Wedges Region, Europa. Reviewed conference proceedings of the 9th Australian Space Science Conference, Sydney, 2009, edited by Iver Cairns and Wayne Short, pp 79-90.

Danis, C.R. and O'Neill, C. (2009). The 3D basement and thermal structure of the Gunnedah Basin. In: Budd, A.R. and Gurgenci, H. (editors), Proceedings of the 2009 Australian Geothermal Energy Conference, Geoscience Australia, Record 2009/35.

Debaille, V., Brandon, AD., O'Neill, C., Yin, Q.-Z., Jacobsen, B., (2009) Isotopic evidence for mantle overturn in early Mars and its geodynamic consequences, Nature Geoscience 2, 548-551.

Condie, KC., O'Neill, C., Aster, R., (2009), Evidence and implications of a widespread magmatic shut down for 250Myr on Earth, EPSL 282, 294-298.

Begg, G., Griffin, W.L., Natapov, L.M., O'Reilly, S.Y., Grand, S., Hronsky, J., Poudjom Djomani, Y. O'Neill, C.J., Deen, T., Bowden, P. (2009), The lithospheric architecture of Africa: Seismic tomography, mantle petrology and tectonic evolution. Geosphere 5, 23-50, doi: 10.1130/GES00179.1.

O'Neill, C., Lenardic, A., Jellinek, AM., Moresi, L., (2009) Influence of supercontinents on deep mantle dynamics, Gondwana Research, Special Issue on Supercontinent Dynamics, 15, 276-287.

O'Neill, C., Lenardic, A., Griffin, W.L. & O’Reilly, S.Y. (2008), Dynamics of cratons in an evolving mantle, invited paper for a Lithos special volume on continental volcanism, Lithos 102, 12-24.

Wyman, D., O'Neill, C. & Ayer, J., (2008), Evidence for Modern-Style subduction to 3.1Ga: A Plateau-Adakite-Gold (diamond) association, When did plate tectonics begin on Planet Earth?, Geol. Soc. Amer. Special Penrose Volume, Special Paper 440, Condie, KC., & Pease, V. (eds), 129-148.

O'Neill, C. & Lenardic, A., (2007), Geological consequences of super-sized Earths, GRL, 34, L19204 doi:10.1029/2007GL030598.

O'Neill, C., Lenardic, A., Moresi, L., Torsvik, T. & Lee, C.A. (2007), Episodic Precambrian subduction, EPSL 262, 552-562.

O'Neill, C., Jellinek, A.M. & Lenardic, A. (2007), Conditions for the onset of plate tectonics on terrestrial planets and moons, EPSL, 261, 20-32.

Lee, C.-T.A., Yin Q.-Z., Lenardic, A., Agranier, A., O'Neill, C., Thiagarajan, N., (2007), Trace-element composition of Fe-rich residual liquids formed by fractional crystallization: Implications for the Hadean magma ocean, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 71, 3601-3615.

O'Neill, C., Lenardic, A., Jellinek, A.M., Kiefer, W. (2007), Martian volcanism and atmospheric evolution from mantle convection simulations, JGR Planets 112, E07003, doi:10.1029/2006JE002799.

O'Neill, C. & Wyman, D., (2006) Geodynamic modelling of late Archean subduction: P-T constraints from Greenstone belt diamond deposits, Archean Geodynamics & Environments, Geophysical Monograph Series 164, 177-188.

O'Neill, C., Moresi, L., Müller, R.D., Albert, R.A. & Dufour, F., (2006), Ellipsis3D: a particle-in-cell finite-element hybrid code for modelling mantle convection and lithospheric deformation, Computers and Geoscience 32 (10) 1769-1779.

O'Neill, C., Moresi, L. & Lenardic, A. (2005) Insulation and depletion due to thickened crust: effects on melt production on Mars and Earth, Geophysical Research Letters, 32(14), L14305 10.1029/2005GL023150.

O'Neill, C. & Heine, C., (2005) Reconstructing the Wolfe Creek Meteorite impact: deep structure of the crater and effects on target rock, Australian Journal of Earth Science, 52(5), 699-709.

O'Neill, C., Moresi, L. & Jaques, L., (2005) Geodynamic controls on diamond deposits: Implications for Australian occurrences, Tectonophysics, 404, 217-236.

O'Neill, C., Müller, R.D. & Steinberger, B. (2005) On the uncertainties in hotspot reconstructions and the significance of moving hotspot reference frames, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 6, 4, Q04003, DOI 10.1029/2004GC000784.

O'Neill, C., Müller, R.D., Steinberger, B. (2003) Geodynamic implications of moving Indian Ocean hotspots, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 215, 151-168.

O'Neill, C., Moresi, L. (2003) How long can diamonds remain stable in the continental lithosphere?, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 213, 43-52.

O'Neill, C., Moresi, L., Lenardic, A., Cooper, K. (2003) Inferences on Australia’s Heat Flow and Thermal Structure from Mantle Convection Modelling Results, In Evolution and Dynamics of the Australian Plate (eds. R. Hillis and R.D. Mueller). Geological Society of America and Australia Joint Publication, Special Publication 22, Sydney, 163-178.

Müller, R. D., Mihut, D., Heine, C., O'Neill, C., and Russell, I. (2002) Tectonic and volcanic history of the Carnarvon Terrace: Constraints from seismic interpretation and geodynamic modelling, In: The sedimentary basins of western Australia 3, (ed. J. Gorter), Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia, Perth, 719-740.