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Mr Jack Wilkin


Peer-reviewed Papers

  1. Wilkin, J.T.R. (2020) The south German Plattenkalks. Geology Today 36(1): 27-32.
  1. Wilkin, J.T.R. (2019). Taphonomy of Tithonian fishes from the Mörnsheim Formation of southern Germany. Zitteliana 93: 83-88. http://doi:10.5282/ubm/epub.72917.
  1. Wilkin, J.T.R. (2018) Isotopes and palaeoclimates. Geology Today 36(6): 208-209.

Conference Papers/Preprints

  1. Kender, S., Bogus, K.A. and Wilkin, J.T.R. (2021) Assessing the long term stability of retreating Antarctic Peninsula glaciers. AGU Fall Meeting, 13-17 December, New Orleans & online.
  1. Wilkin, J.T.R. (2021) Introduction to the principles of δ18O, δ13C, and 87Sr/86Sr in the palaeosciences. PaleorXiv. doi: 10.31233/
  1. Wilkin, J.T.R., Hesselbo, S.P., Ullmann, C.V., Ruhl, M, & Henriques, M.H. (2020) Belemnite δ13C record across the Bajocian–Bathonian boundary, Cabo Mondego (Middle Jurassic, Portugal). Progressive Palaeontology, 11-13 June, online, p. 52
  1. Wilkin, J.T.R. (2019) Review of pathologies on MOR 693: An Allosaurus from the Late Jurassic of Wyoming and implications for understanding allosaur immune systems. PaleorXiv. doi:10.31233/
  1. Wilkin, J.T.R., Hesselbo, S.P., Ullmann, C.V, & Korte, C. (2019) Belemnite geochemistry from Albstadt-Pfeffingen (Middle Jurassic, Baden-Württemberg, Germany). 3rd International Workshop and Fieldtrip of IGCP 655 Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event: Impact on Marine Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems, 2-5 September, Erlangen, Germany, p. 77 and PeerJ Preprints 7:e27946v1.

Webzine/Magazine (Palaeontology/Geology/Climates)

  1. Wilkin, J.T.R. (2021) Natural climate forcings and relevance for modern climate change. Medium. Available at:
  2. Wilkin, J.T.R. (2021) Der Posidonienschiefer: The Posidonia Shale. Fossil News 24(2-3): 80-86.
  3. Wilkin, J.T.R. (2021) The Krasiejów biota: A tetrapod graveyard in Poland. Fossil News 24(1): 42-47.
  4. Wilkin, J.T.R. (2021) Belemnites in mythology: From thunderstorms to fertility symbols. SSP Blog (EGU). Available at:
  5. Wilkin, J.T.R. (2020) Could the formation of the Black Sea be responsible for Near-Eastern flood myths: What does the geology say? The Post Hole 57. Available at:
  6. Wilkin, J.T.R, & Hone, D.W.E. (2020). Was Tyrannosaurus rex a ferocious predator or a wimp? Frontiers in Young Minds 8 (101): doi: 10.3389/frym.2020.00101.
  7. Wilkin, J.T.R. (2020) Introduction to belemnites. Deposits. Available at:
  8. Wilkin, J.T.R. (2020) Calculating ancient temperatures using oxygen. Research Outreach. Available at:
  9. Wilkin, J.T.R. (2019) Use of UV light in Plattenkalk research. SSP Blog (EGU). Available at:
  10. Wilkin, J.T.R. (2019) Understanding Milankovitch Cycles. The Ecologist. Available at:
  11. Wilkin, J.T.R. (2019) Plastic at the bottom of Mariana Trench. The Ecologist. Available at:
  12. Wilkin, J.T.R. (2019) The palaeobiology and palaeoecology of placodonts. Fossil News 22(1): 46-48.
  13. Wilkin, J.T.R. (2019) The diversity of non-avian theropods. Fossil News 22(1): 38-44.
  14. Wilkin, J.T.R. (2019) Plant macrofossils and palaeoclimates. Deposits 58: 24-26.
  15. Wilkin, J.T.R. (2019) Tyrannosaurus: warrior or wimp? The Prehistoric Times 129: 41-42.
  16. Wilkin, J.T.R. (2019) Patterns in palaeontology: the real Jurassic Park. Palaeontology[ONLINE] 9(3): 1-11.
  17. Wilkin, J.T.R. (2019) The Great Dying: Climate change and extinction. The Ecologist. Available at:
  18. Wilkin, J.T.R. (2019) Problems posed by derived fossils. Geoscientist 29(1): 24.
  19. Wilkin, J.T.R. (2018) Hunting behaviour of Allosaurus. The Prehistoric Times 127: 62-63.
  20. Wilkin, J.T.R. (2018) The geological history and paleoenvironment of the south German Plattenkalks. Fossil News 22(1): 44-51.
  21. Wilkin, J.T.R. (2018) Corals can tell us about climate change in the geological past. The Ecologist. Available at:
  22. Wilkin, J.T.R. (2018) Introduction to the Messel Pit. Deposits. Available at: ­
  23. Wilkin, J.T.R. (2017) Highlights from the Museum Am Löwentor in Germany. Deposits. Available at:

Books/Book Chapters

  1. Wilkin, J.T.R. (2021) The Plattenkalks: A fossil world frozen in time. Lulu Press: Raleigh, p. 74.
  1. Wilkin, J.T.R. (2018) Pterosaurs: Above the heads of dinosaurs. Lulu Press: Raleigh, p. 50.
  1. Wilkin, J.T.R. (2016) Palaeontology Field Notebook. Lulu Press: Raleigh, p. 254.
  1. Wilkin, J.T.R. (2016) Allosaurus: A biography (2nd ed). Lulu Press: Raleigh, p. 140.
  1. Wilkin, J.T.R. (2014) Allosaurus: A biography. Lulu Press: Raleigh, p. 118.