(The TQCC of Geobiology is 32. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-06-01 to 2023-06-01.)
Microbial fuel cell energy from an ocean cold seep228
Precipitation of low-temperature dolomite from an anaerobic microbial consortium: the role of methanogenic Archaea117
Spatial variations of methanotrophic consortia at cold methane seeps: implications from a high-resolution molecular and isotopic approach107
Arsenic release and attenuation in low organic carbon aquifer sediments from West Bengal106
Lipid biomarker and carbon isotopic signatures for stromatolite-forming, microbial mat communities and Phormidium cultures from Yellowstone National Park99
Did life originate from a global chemical reactor?81
Inter-field variability in the microbial communities of hydrothermal vent deposits from a back-arc basin77
Conceptual models for burrow-related, selective dolomitization with textural and isotopic evidence from the Tyndall Stone, Canada74
Lipid biomarkers in ooids from different locations and ages: evidence for a common bacterial flora73
Early Archean origin of Photosystem II73
Pioneering fungi from the Damma glacier forefield in the Swiss Alps can promote granite weathering72
The geobiological nitrogen cycle: From microbes to the mantle70
Nanometer-scale characterization of exceptionally preserved bacterial fossils in Paleocene phosphorites from Ouled Abdoun (Morocco)67
Global marine redox changes drove the rise and fall of the Ediacara biota66
Mechanisms of microtunneling in rock substrates: distinguishing endolithic biosignatures from abiotic microtunnels65
Ribosomal RNA gene fragments from fossilized cyanobacteria identified in primary gypsum from the late Miocene, Italy64
Temperate bioerosion: ichnodiversity and biodiversity from intertidal to bathyal depths (Azores)60
Methanogens rapidly transition from methane production to iron reduction59
Late Permian marine ecosystem collapse began in deeper waters: evidence from brachiopod diversity and body size changes57
Extensive metazoan reefs from the Ediacaran Nama Group, Namibia: the rise of benthic suspension feeding57
Molecular biosignatures reveal common benthic microbial sources of organic matter in ooids and grapestones from Pigeon Cay, The Bahamas53
Slime travelers: Early evidence of animal mobility and feeding in an organic mat world51
Surface chemistry and reactivity of bacteriogenic iron oxides from Axial Volcano, Juan de Fuca Ridge, north-east Pacific Ocean48
Activities and distribution of methanogenic and methane-oxidizing microbes in marine sediments from the Cascadia Margin48
A sluggish mid-Proterozoic biosphere and its effect on Earth's redox balance48
Chromium-isotope signatures in scleractinian corals from the Rocas Atoll, Tropical South Atlantic47
Methane-flux-dependent lateral faunal changes in a Late Cretaceous chemosymbiotic assemblage from the Nakagawa area of Hokkaido, Japan47
Preliminary characterization and biological reduction of putative biogenic iron oxides (BIOS) from the Tonga-Kermadec Arc, southwest Pacific Ocean46
A combined lipidomic and 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing approach reveals archaeal sources of intact polar lipids in the stratified Black Sea water column43
A hypersaline microbial mat from the Pacific Atoll Kiritimati: insights into composition and carbon fixation using biomarker analyses and a13C-labeling approach43
Survival of the fewest: Microbial dormancy and maintenance in marine sediments through deep time42
Mineral evolution and processes of ferruginous microbialite accretion - an example from the Middle Eocene stromatolitic and ooidal ironstones of the Bahariya Depression, Western Desert, Egypt41
Microtubules in basalt glass from Hawaii Scientific Driling Project #2 phase 1 core and Hilina slope, Hawaii: evidence of the occurrence and behavior of endolithic microorganisms40
Direct in situ detection of cells in deep-sea sediment cores from the Peru Margin (ODP Leg 201, Site 1229)39
Isotopic discrimination and kinetic parameters of RubisCO from the marine bloom-forming diatom,Skeletonema costatum38
Barite in hydrothermal environments as a recorder of subseafloor processes: a multiple-isotope study from the Loki's Castle vent field37
Geomicrobiology of deep-sea deposits: estimating community diversity from low-temperature seafloor rocks and minerals37
Microbialite taphonomy and biogenicity: new insights from NanoSIMS37
Fluid-deposited graphite and its geobiological implications in early Archean gneiss from Akilia, Greenland36
Free and kerogen‐bound biomarkers from late Tonian sedimentary rocks record abundant eukaryotes in mid‐Neoproterozoic marine communities35
No support for the emergence of lichens prior to the evolution of vascular plants34
Functional gene diversity of oolitic sands from Great Bahama Bank33
Nitrous oxide from chemodenitrification: A possible missing link in the Proterozoic greenhouse and the evolution of aerobic respiration33
Biosignatures present in a hydrothermal massive sulfide from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge33
Carbon isotopes and lipid biomarkers from organic-rich facies of the Shuram Formation, Sultanate of Oman33
Paleoenvironmental proxies and what the Xiamaling Formation tells us about the mid‐Proterozoic ocean33
A small marine biosphere in the Proterozoic32
Desert breath—How fog promotes a novel type of soil biocenosis, forming the coastal Atacama Desert’s living skin32