Academic Publications

These publications are also available through my entry on ResearchGate.


Peer-reviewed journals:

23.          Domagal-Goldman, S.D., Wright, K.E., Adamala, K., de la Rubia, L.A., Bond, J., Dartnell, L.R., et al. (2016) The Astrobiology Primer v2.0. Astrobiology 16(8) p.561-653. Download pdf

22.          Musilova, M., Wright, G., Ward, J.M.,  Dartnell, L.R. (2015)  Isolation of Radiation-Resistant Bacteria from Mars Analog Antarctic Dry Valleys by Preselection, and the Correlation between Radiation and Desiccation Resistance. Astrobiology 15(12) p.1076-1090. Download pdf

21.          Dartnell, L.R., Nordheim, T.A.,  Patel, M., Mason, J.P., Coates, A.J., Jones, G.H. (2015) Constraints on a potential aerial biosphere on Venus: I. Cosmic rays. Icarus 257 (0) p.396-405.   Download pdf 

20.          Nordheim, T.A., Dartnell, L.R., Desorgher, L., Coates, A.J., Jones, G.H. (2015) Ionization of the Venusian atmosphere from solar and galactic cosmic rays. Icarus 245 (0) p. 80-86 Download pdf

19.          Herschy, B., Whicher, A., Camprubi, E., Watson, C.. Dartnell, L.R., Ward, J., Evans, J.R.G., Lane, N. (2014) “An Origin-of-Life Reactor to Simulate Alkaline Hydrothermal Vents.” Journal of Molecular Evolution, 79, p.213-227.   Download pdf (low-res images)

18.          Dartnell, L.R, and Patel, M. (2014) Degradation of microbial fluorescence biosignatures by solar ultraviolet radiation on Mars. International Journal of Astrobiology, 13(2), p. 112-123. Download pdf

17.          Preston, L.J., Dartnell, L.R, (2014) Planetary habitability: lessons learned from terrestrial analogues. International Journal of Astrobiology. 13(1), p 81-98. Download pdf

16.          Dartnell, L.R, Roberts, T., Moore, G., Ward, J., and Muller, J.-P. (2013) Fluorescence Characterization of Clinically-Important Bacteria. PLoS ONE 8:e75270. Download pdf

15.          Zhang, D., Muller, J.-P., Lavender, S., Walton, D., and Dartnell, L.R. (2012) Fluorescent analysis of photosynthetic microbes and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons linked to optical remote sensing. In: Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., p 555-559. Download pdf

14.          Dartnell, L.R., Patel, M., Storrie-Lombardi, M.C., Ward, J.M., and Muller, J.-P. (2012) Experimental determination of photostability and fluorescence-based detection of PAHs on the Martian surface. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 47:806-819. Download pdf

13.          Dartnell, L.R., Page, K., Villar, S.J., Wright, G., Munshi, T., Scowen, I., Ward, J., and Edwards, H. (2012) Destruction of Raman biosignatures by ionising radiation and the implications for life-detection on Mars. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 403:131-144. Download pdf   * This publication was selected by the journal editors as a ‘Paper In Forefront’ 

12.          Dartnell, L.R., Storrie-Lombardi, M., Mullineaux, C., Ruban, A., Wright, G., Griffiths, A., Muller, J.-P., and Ward, J. (2011) Degradation of Cyanobacterial Biosignatures by Ionizing Radiation. Astrobiology 11:997-1016. Download pdf

11.          Dartnell, L.R. (2011) Ionizing Radiation and Life. Astrobiology 11:551-582. Download pdf

10.          Dartnell, L.R., Storrie-Lombardi, M.C., and Ward, J.M. (2010) Complete fluorescent fingerprints of extremophilic and photosynthetic microbes. International Journal of Astrobiology 9:245-257. Download pdf

09.          Dartnell, L.R., Hunter, S., Lovell, K., Coates, A., and Ward, J. (2010) Low-Temperature Ionizing Radiation Resistance of Deinococcus radiodurans and Antarctic Dry Valley Bacteria. Astrobiology 10:717-732. Download pdf   * This paper was selected as a key article by the journal editor and so offered as Open Access

08.          Dartnell, L.R., Fallaize, D., Whiting, S., and Ward, J. (2010) Desiccation resistance of Antarctic Dry Valley bacteria isolated from contrasting locations,. Antarct Sci 22:171-172. Download pdf

07.          Dartnell, L.R., and Burchell, M. (2009) Survey on Astrobiology Research and Teaching Activities Within the United Kingdom. Astrobiology 9:717–730. Download pdf

06.          Le Postollec, A., Incerti, S., Dobrijevic, M., Desorgher, L., Santin, G., Moretto, P., Vandenabeele-Trambouze, O., Coussot, G., Dartnell, L.R., and Nieminen, P. (2009) Monte-Carlo simulation of the radiation environment encountered by a biochip during a space mission to Mars. Astrobiology 9:311-323. Download pdf

05.          Morthekai, P., Jaina, M., Dartnell, L.R., Murray, A., Bøtter-Jensen, L., and Desorgher, L. (2007) Dose-rate variations with depth in the Martian regolith: Model simulations and constraints. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A 580:667-670. Download pdf 

04.          Dartnell, L.R., Desorgher, L., Ward, J.M., and Coates, A.J. (2007) Martian sub-surface ionising radiation: biosignatures and geology. Biogeosciences 4:545-558. Download pdf  * This paper was an invited contribition after my EGU Outstanding Young Scientist award

03.          Dartnell, L.R., Desorgher, L., Ward, J., and Coates, A. (2007) Modelling the surface and subsurface Martian radiation environment: Implications for Astrobiology. Geophysical Research Letters 34:L02207. Download pdf   * This paper was selected by the editors for a ‘Special Highlight’ in the journal

02.          Dartnell, L.R., Ward, J.M., and Coates, A.J. (2006) Modelling Planetary Radiation Environments: Astrobiological Perspectives. European Modelling Symposium (ISBN 0-9516509-3-9/978-0-9516509-3-6)Download pdf

01.          Dartnell, L.R., Simeonidis, E., Hubank, M., Tsoka, S., Bogle, I., and Papageorgiou, L. (2005) Robustness of the p53 network and biological hackers. FEBS Letters 579:3037-3042. Download pdf


Learned Publications:

08.          D. Waltham & L. R. Dartnell (2012), Is the Earth special?, Astronomy & Geophysics, 53(4), p.25–29. Download pdf
07.          L. R. Dartnell (2011), Biological constraints on habitability, Astronomy & Geophysics, 52(1), p.25–28. Download pdf
06.          L. R. Dartnell (2010), The Search for Our Neighbours, Public Service Review: Science and Technology, issue 7, p.19. Download pdf
05.          M. Burchell & L. R Dartnell (2009), Astrobiology in the UK, Astronomy & Geophysics, 50(4), p27–30. Download pdf
04.          L. R. Dartnell (2008), A Living Mars?, Geology Today, 24(2), p.62-67. Download pdf
03.          L. R. Dartnell (2008), Mars: Waterworld or Dune?, The Biochemist, 30(4), p.22-25 2. Download pdf
02.          L. R. Dartnell (2008), Space Bugs, Microbiology Today, May 2008, p.62-64. Download pdf
01.          L. R. Dartnell (2005), It’s life, Jim…, Astronomy & Geophysics, 46(1), p1.12-1.13. Download pdf


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