Bold = current or former group member (updated 5/2023)

Chowdhury, W. Trail, D. A New Experimental Monazite-Xenotime Thermometer: application to metamorphic terrains (in revisions, Chemical Geology).

Tompkins, H.G.D., Ibañez-Mejia, M., Tissot, F.L.H, Bloch, E., Wang, Y., Trail, D. Zircon-growth experiments reveal limited equilibrium Zr isotope fractionation during magmatic zircon crystallization. Geochemical Perspectives Letters, 25, 25-29.

Chowdhury, W., Trail, D., Miller, M., Savage, P.S. (2023) Eoarchean/Hadean melts reveal arc-like trace element and isotopic chemistry. Nature Comm., 14, 1-10

Trail, D., McCollom, T.M. Relatively oxidized fluids fed Earth’s earliest hydrothermal systems. Science, 379 582-586

Allen, N., Nakajima, M., Helhoski, S., Wünnemann, K., Trail, D. (2022) Revision on the impactor size of the Vredefort Crater. JGR: Planets. 127, e2022JE007186.

Szumila, I., Trail, D., Erikson, T., Simon, J., Cintala, M., Wielicki, M., Lapen, T., Nakajima, M. (2023) Phase investigations of synthetically-shocked feldspar-zircon: implications for planetary impact chronology American Mineralogist doi: 10.2138/am-2022-8604.

Wang, Y. and Trail, D. (2022) Experimental partitioning of Li between zircon and different silicate melts: implications for Li contents in the Hadean and modern crust. Contrib Mineral Petrol. 10.1007/s00410-021-01877-3.

Trail, D., Elsila, J., Müller, U.F., Lyons, T.W., Rogers, K.L. (2022) Rethinking the search for the origins of life, Eos, 103,

Müller, U.F., Elsila, J., Trail, D., Dasgupta, S., Giese, C-C., Walton, C.R., Cohen, Z.R., Stolar, T., Krishnamurthy, R., Lyons, T.W., Williams, L.D., Rogers, K.L. (2022) Frontiers in Prebiotic Chemistry and Early Earth Environments. Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres, 1-17,

Tailby, N.D., Trail, D., Watson, E.B., Lanzirotti, A., Newville, M., Wang, Y. (2023) Eu speciation in apatite at 1 bar: an experimental study into valence partitioning combining XANES, lattice strain and Eu/Eu* in basaltic systems American Mineralogist,108 789-813

Ackerson, M.A., Trail, D., Buettner, J.E. (2021) Emergence of peraluminous crustal magmas and implications for the Early Earth. Geochemical Perspectives Letters, 17, 50-54.

Tang, H., Szumila, I., Trail, D., Young, E.D. (2021) Experimental determination of the effect of Cr on Mg isotope fractionation between spinel and forsterite. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 296, 152-169.

Chowdhury, W., Trail, D., Bell, E.A. (2020) Boron partitioning between zircon and melt: Insights into Hadean, modern arc, and pegmatitic settings. Chemical Geology, 551, 119763.

Trail, D., Barboni, M., McKeegan, K.D. (2020) Evidence for diverse lunar melt compositions and mixing of the pre-3.9 Ga crust from zircon chemistry. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 284, 173 – 195.

Chowdhury, W., Trail, D., Guitreau, M., Bell, E.A., Buettner, J., Mojzsis, S.J. (2020) Geochemical and textural investigations of the Eoarchean Ukaliq supracrustals, Northern Québec (Canada). Lithos, 372–373 105673.

Trail, D., Bell, E.A., Barboni, M. (2020) Zircons: Age, Thermobarometry, and source inheritance. (invited entry) Encyclopedia of Geology, 2nd edition, Book ISBN:9780081029084.

Benner, S.A., Bell, E.A., Biondi, E., Brasser, R., Carell, T., Kim, H-J., Mojzsis, S.J., Orman, A., Pasek, M.A., Trail, D. (2019) When did Life Most Probably Emerge on Earth in an RNA-First Process? ChemSystemsChem, 1, 1-21,

Trail, D., Savage, P.S., Moynier F. (2019) Experimentally determined Si isotope fractionation between zircon and quartz. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 260, 257-274.

Szumila, I., Trail, D., Danielson, L. (2019) The effect of fO2 on the diffusion of redox-sensitive elements in basalt at 1 GPa and 1300 oC. Chemical Geology, 512, 107-120.

Wang., Y. and Trail, D. (2019) Aluminum partitioning between zircon and haplogranitic melts: the influence of temperature and melt composition. Chemical Geology, 511, 71-80.

Tang, H., Trail, D., Bell, E.A., Harrison, T.M. (2019) Zircon halogen geochemistry: Insights into Hadean-Archean fluids. Geochemical Perspectives Letters, 9, 49-53.

Gabitov, R., Borrelli, C., Buettner, J., Kirkland, B., Skarke, A., Garner, B., Hoff, C., Khasanov, S., Panieri, G., Testa, M., Thirumalai, R., Thomas, J., Trail, D., Wahidi, M., Weremeichik, J., Zverkova, I. (2019) Characterization of carbonate crust from a recently discovered methane seep on the North Atlantic continental margin of the US. Minerals, 138, 1-15.

Trail, D., Boehnke, P., Savage, P.S., Liu, M-C., Miller, M., Bindeman, I. (2018) Origin of Si and O isotope heterogeneities in Phanerozoic, Archean, and Hadean zircon. Prod. Nat. Acad. Sci., 115, 10287-10292.

Trail, D. (2018) MSA Award Lecture: An accessory mineral and experimental perspective on the evolution of the early crust. American Mineralogist, 103, 1335–1344.

Trail, D. and Wang, Y. (2018) Apatite stability under different oxygen fugacities relevant to planetary bodies. Mineralogy and Petrology, 104, 789-800.

Trail, D. (2018) Redox controlled dissolution of monazite in fluids and implications for phase stability in the lithosphere American Mineralogist, 103, 453-461.

Trail, D., Tailby, N.D., Wang, Y., Harrison, T.M., Boehnke, P. (2017) Aluminum in zircon as evidence for peraluminous & metaluminous melts from the Hadean to present. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 18, 1580-1593.

Trail, D., Cherniak, D.J., Watson E.B., Harrison, T.M., Weiss, B.P., Szumila, I. (2016) Li zoning in zircon as a potential geospeedometer and peak T indicator. Contrib Mineral Petrol. 171:25DOI 10.1007/s00410-016-1238-8.

Weiss, B.P., Maloof, A.C., Tailby, N., Ramezani, J., Fu,R.R., Hanus, V., Trail, D., Watson, E.B., Harrison, T.M., Bowring S.A., Kirschvink, J.L., Swanson-Hysell, N.L., Coe, R.S. (2015) Pervasive Remagnetization of Detrital Zircon Host Rocks in the Jack Hills, Western Australia and Implications for Records of the Early Geodynamo. Earth Planet Sci. Lett., 430, 115-128.

Burcar, B., Barge, L., Trail, D., Watson, E.B., Russell, M., McGown, L. (2015) RNA Oligomerization in Laboratory Analogues of Alkaline Hydrothermal Vent Systems Astrobiology, 15, 509-522.

Trail, D., Tailby, N.D., Sochko, M., Ackerson, M.R. (2015) Possible biosphere-lithosphere interactions preserved in igneous zircon and implications for the Hadean Earth. Astrobiology, 15, 575-586. 

Trail, D., Tailby, N.D., Lanzirotti, A., Newville, M., Thomas, J.T., Watson, E.B. (2015) Magma redox evolution of silicic magmas: insights from high spatial resolution Ce4+/Ce3+ measurements of single Bishop Tuff zircons. Chemical Geology, 402, 77-88.

De Hoog, J.C.M. Lissenberg, C.J. Brooker, R.A., Hinton, R., Trail, D., Hellebrand E.W.G., and E.M.I.F. (2014) Hydrogen incorporation and charge balance in natural zircon. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 141, 472-486.

Mojzsis, S.J., Cates, N.L., Caro, G., Trail, D., Abramov, O., Guitreau, M., Blichert-Toft, J., Hopkins, M.D., Bleeker, W. (2014) Component geochronology in the polyphase ca. 3920 Ma Acasta Gneiss. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 133, 68-96.

Müller, T.H., Watson, E.B., Trail, D., Wiedenbeck, M., Van Orman, J.A., Hauri, E. (2014) Diffusive fractionation of carbon isotopes in γ-Fe: experiments, models and implications for early solar system processes. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 127, 57-66.

Xing, L.,  Trail, D., Watson, E.B. (2013) Th and U partitioning between monazite and felsic melt. Chemical Geology, 358, 46-53.

Boehnke, P., Watson, E.B., Trail, D., Harrison, T.M., Schmitt, A.K. (2013) Zircon saturation re-revisited. Chemical Geology, 351, 324-334.

Trail, D., Watson, E.B., Tailby, N.D. (2013) Insights into the Hadean Earth from zircon experimental studies. (invited review) Journal of the Geological Society of India, 81 595-626.

Maier, A.C., Cates, N.L., Trail, D., Mojzsis, S.J. (2012) Geology and geochemistry of Hadean bearing supracrustal rocks from Quad Creek, eastern Beartooth mountains. Chemical Geology, 312, 47–57.

Trail, D., Watson, E.B., Tailby, N.D. (2012) Ce and Eu anomalies in zircon as proxies for the oxidation state of magmas. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 97, 70-87.

Trail, D., Watson, E.B., Tailby, N.D. (2011) The oxidation state of Hadean magmas and implications for early Earth’s atmosphere. Nature, 480, 79-82.

Trail, D., Thomas, J.B., Watson, E.B. (2011) The incorporation of hydroxyl into zircon. American Mineralogist, 96, 60-67.

Trail, D., Bindeman, I.N., Watson, E.B., Schmitt, A.K. (2009) Experimental calibration of oxygen isotope fractionation between quartz and zircon. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 73, 7110-7126.

Trail, D., Mojzsis, S.J., Harrison, T.M. (2007) Thermal events documented in Hadean zircons by ion microprobe depth profiles. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 71, 4044-4065.

Trail, D., Mojzsis, S.J., Harrison, T.M., Schmitt, A.K., Watson, E.B., Young, E.D. (2007) Constraints on Hadean zircon protoliths from oxygen isotopes, Ti-thermometry, and rare earth elements. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. 8, Q06014, 1-22.