Biogeochemical cycles (C, N, S, P and Fe) of modern and ancient microbialites (Western Australia)
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This PhD study focused on organic, inorganic and isotopic geochemical studies of modern stromatolites from Shark Bay, Western Australia (WA) and ancient stromatolites from the Pilbara, WA. In this project, the characterisation of microbial communities, biogeochemical cycles and influence of environmental conditions on microbial mat functioning were investigated. In addition, the preservation pathways of biosignatures in microbialites through time were explored, providing a better insight into the evolution of early-life.