Dr Adriana Dutkiewicz
F09 - Madsen Building
The University of Sydney
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2010- present: Senior Lecturer, The University of Sydney
2005-2010: ARC QEII Research Fellow, The University of Sydney
2000-2004: ARC APD Fellow, The University of Sydney.
1996-2000: Project geologist, CSIRO Division of Petroleum Resources
PhD Thesis (awarded 1997). Quaternary Palaeoclimate From the Lake Malata-Lake Greenly Complex, South Australia. Flinders University, South Australia. Supervisor: Chris von der Borch
I am a sedimentologist and have worked on a variety of sedimentary rocks and sediments ranging in age from Archaean to Quaternary. My current research is focused on the synthesis of large sedimentological and geochemical datasets in order to provide new insights into fundamental processes underpinning the composition of marine sediments, ocean chemistry and resource formation on a global scale through time. I have a strong background in petrology of sedimentary rocks, fluid geochemistry and fluid inclusions, specialising in Precambrian oil and Earth’s early life and environments. I have published extensively on the world’s oldest oils, hydrocarbons associated with natural nuclear reactors and biomarkers in Proterozoic oil inclusions. I continue to have a peripheral interest in these areas. I have also worked on sedimentary opal deposits, particularly chemical fingerprinting and formation of Australia’s precious opal in the Great Artesian Basin. During my time at CSIRO, I authored or co-authored over 50 reports on siliciclastic hydrocarbon reservoirs for national and international petroleum companies. My PhD on Quaternary sediments, focusing on carbonates and evaporites resulted in several papers in international journals. All of my research is multi-disciplinary and combines traditional sedimentology with an aspect of cutting-edge technology. A list of some of my key publications is shown below.
Dutkiewicz, A., Müller, R.D., Hogg, A. McC. and Spence, P., 2016. Vigorous deep-sea currents cause global anomaly in sediment accumulation in the Southern Ocean. Geology, v. 44, p. 663-666. DOI:10.1130/G38143.1. Full Paper.
Dutkiewicz, A., O'Callaghan, S. and Müller, R.D., 2016. Controls on the distribution of deep-sea sediments. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, v. 17, p. 1-24. DOI: 10.1002/2016GC006428.
Peters, C.A., Piazolo, S., Webb, G.E., Dutkiewicz, A., George, S.C., 2016.
In search of early life: Carbonate veins in Archean metamorphic rocks as potential hosts of biomarkers. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 453, p. 44-55. DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2016.08.003.
Teaching and supervision
GEOS2014/GEOS2924 "Fossils and Tectonics" (Semester 2)
GEOS3103/GEOS3803 "Environmental and Sedimentary Geology" (Semester 2)
Awards and honours
2006: Dorothy Hill Award from the Australian Academy of Science
2006: CSIRO Medal for Scientific Achievement (group award)
2005: JG Russell Award from the Australian Academy of Science
1997: Ph.D. thesis selected for special commendation by Flinders University (accepted without revision)
1991: The Western Mining Prize for Excellence in Geoscience (top First Class Honours).
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS ON A RANGE OF TOPICS:
1. Dutkiewicz, A., Rasmussen, B. and Buick, R., 1998. Oil preserved in fluid inclusions in Archaean sandstones. Nature, v. 395, p. 885-888.
2. Dutkiewicz, A., Müller R.D., O'Callaghan, S. and Jónasson, H., 2015, Census of seafloor sediments in the world's ocean, Geology, 43, 795-798. OPEN ACCESSS
The supplementary information is available here.
3. Dutkiewicz, A., Volk, H., Ridley, J., George, S., 2003. Biomarkers, brines and oil in the Mesoproterozoic, Roper Superbasin, Australia. Geology, v. 31, p. 981-984.
4. Dutkiewicz, A., Volk, H., George, S.C., Ridley, J. and Buick, R., 2006. Biomarkers sealed in oil-bearing fluid inclusions trapped before the Great Oxidation Event. Geology, v. 34, p. 437-440.
5. Dutkiewicz, A., Landgrebe, T., Rey, P., 2015. Origin of Silica and Fingerprinting of Australian Sedimentary Opals. Gondwana Research, 27(2), 786-795
6. Dutkiewicz, A., Mossman, D.J., Ridley, J., George, S.C. and Volk, H., 2007. Oil and its biomarkers associated with the Palaeoproterozoic Oklo natural fission reactors, Gabon. Chemical Geology, v. 244, p. 130-154.
7. Dutkiewicz, A., Ridley, J. and Buick, R., 2003. Oil-bearing CO2-CH4-H2O fluid
inclusions: oil survival since the Palaeoproterozoic after high temperature entrapment. Chemical Geology, v. 194, p. 51-79.
8. Dutkiewicz, A., Volk, H., Ridley, J. and George, S.C., 2004. Geochemistry of oil in fluid inclusions in a Middle Proterozoic igneous intrusion: implications for the source of hydrocarbons in crystalline rocks. Organic Geochemistry, v. 35, p. 937-957.
9. Dutkiewicz, A., Herczeg, A.L. and Dighton, J.C., 2000. Past changes to isotopic and solute balances in a continental playa: clues from stable isotopes of lacustrine carbonates. Chemical Geology, 165, 309-329.
10. Dutkiewicz, A. and Prescott, J.R., 1997. Thermoluminescence ages and palaeoclimate from the Lake Malata - Lake Greenly complex, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 16, p. 367-38.
In the media
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- Global distribution of deep-sea sediments from 130 million years ago to present day; Dutkiewicz A; Faculty of Science/Seed Funding.
- Tracing lifes beginnings: molecular fossils from single oil inclusions; George S, Dutkiewicz A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
- Australian Drilling Program: Biomarkers, Oxygen and Geobiology; Dutkiewicz A, George S, Webb G; Agouron Institute/Research Support.
- The Origin of Australian Opal Deposits: Unlocking the Secrets of an Australian Icon; Rey P, Dutkiewicz A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
- Integrated Vibrational Spectroscopic Mapping for Archeological, Biological, Geological, Materials and Medical Research; Lay P, McNaughton D, Maschmeyer T, Potts D, Swain M, Grau G, Sorrell T, Ramzan I, Beardall J, Bernard C, Marshall C, Dutkiewicz A, Penny D, Wood B, Yang W, Soon L, Traini D, Carter E; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).
- Integrated Vibrational Spectroscopic Mapping for Archeological, Biological, Geological Materials, and Medical Research; Bernard C, Marshall C, Wood B, Potts D, Penny D, Dutkiewicz A, Grau G, Sorrell T, Swain M, Yang W, Soon L, Lay P, McNaughton D, Maschmeyer T, Ramzan I, Beardall J, Traini D, Carter E; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).
- Chemistry Of The Archaean Ocean And Its Impact On EarthS Early Atmosphere And Ecosystems; Rey P, Dutkiewicz A, Marshall C, Van Kranendonk M, Philippot P; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage International: ARC International Fellowships (ARCIF).
- Biosphere hydocarbon and ore fluid interactions in the early precambrian; Dutkiewicz A, Ridley J, George S, Ridley L; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
- Aboriginal Sandstone quarries, exchange and the history of seedgrinding in Australia; Field J, Dutkiewicz A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
- Biogeochemistry of early Precambrian hydrocarbons: evolutionary, ecological, environmental and preservational implications; Dutkiewicz A, Buick R; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Large Research Grants (LRG).
- Precambrian oil in fluid inclusions: new constraints on the generation and preservation of petroleum hydrocarbons; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship.