David Cantrill

Executive Director Science

David Cantrill's research interests include the history of Antarctic vegetation and, in particular, the role that Antarctica has played in developing present day patterns of plant distribution in the Southern Hemisphere is a major focus of my research. He has worked extensively in the Antarctic and more recently in South Africa and New Zealand concentrating on fossil floras from the Cretaceous and early Cenozoic. He also has interests in a number of extant groups including Proteaceae and Rutaceae and in integrating the results of molecular and morphological studies with information from the geological record.

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Refereed journal articles

Tosolini, A.-M.P., Cantrill, D.J., Korasidis, V.A., Francis, J.E., 2023. Paleocene high-latitude leaf flora of Antarctica Part 2: toothed margined angiosperms. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 314: 104895, 1–20.

Schmidt-Lebuhn, A.N., Cantrill, D.J., 2023.  Genome size estimates for Genomics for Australian Plants sequencing projects.  Muelleria 41: 44–49.

McLay, T.G.B., Fowler, R.M., Fahey, P.S, Murphy, D.J., Udovicic, F., Cantrill, D.J., Bayly, M.J., 2023. Phylogenomics reveals extreme gene tree discordance in a lineage of dominant trees: hybridization, introgression, and incomplete lineage sorting blur deep evolutionary relationships despite clear species groupings in Eucalyptus subgenus Eudesmia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 187: 107869, 1–17.

Cantrill D.J., Ohlsen, D., McCurry, M.R., Frese, M., 2023. Gleichenia nagalingumiae sp. nov., a remarkably well-preserved fossil species with in situ spores from the Miocene of Australia. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 310: 104823, 1–10.

Bayly, M.J., McLay, T.G.B., Cantrill D.J., Fowler, R.M., 2023. A new classification of sections and series in Eucalyptus subg. Eudesmia (Myrtaceae).  Muelleria 41: 50–54.

McLay, T.G.B., Murphy, D.J., Holmes, G., Matthews, S., Brown, G.K., Cantrill, D.J., Udovicic, F., Allnutt, T., Jackson, C.J., 2022. A genome resource for Acacia, Australia’s largest plant genus. PLoS One 17(10): e0274267, 1–23. 

McCurry, M.R., Cantrill, D.J., Smith, P.M., Beattie, R., Dettmann, M.E., Baranov, V., Magee, C., Nguyen, J.M.T., Forster, M.A., Hinde, J., Pogson, R., Wang, H., Marjo C.E., Vasconcelos, P., Frese, M., 2022. A lagerstätte from Australia provides insight into the nature of Miocene mesic ecosystems. Science Advances 8(1): eabm1406, 1–11.

Locatelli, E.R., Briggs, D.E.G., Leslie, A., Munzinger, J., Grandcolas, P, Lowry II, P.P., Cantrill, D.J., Maurizot, P. Cluzel, D., Folcher, N., Garrouste, R., & Nel A., 2022. Leaves in Iron oxide: remarkable preservation of a Neogene flora from New Caledonia. Palaios 37, 622–632.

Fahey, P.S., Udovicic, F., Cantrill, D.J., Nicolle, D., McLay, T.G.B. & Bayly, M.J., 2022. A phylogeny of the taxonomically problematic Eucalyptus odorata complex (E. section Adnataria series Subbuxeales): evidence for extensive interspecific gene flow and reticulate evolution. Australian Systematic Botany 35, 403–435.


Fahey, P., Udovicic, F., Cantrill, D.J., Bayly, M.J., 2022. A box on the river: the phylogenetics and phylogeography of Eucalyptus baueriana (Eucalyptus sect. Adnataria ser. Heterophloiae). PLoS One 17(11): e0276117, 1–24.

Tosolini, A.M.P., Cantrill, D.J. and Francis, J.E.  2021. Paleocene high-latitude leaf flora of Antarctica Part 1: entire margined angiosperms. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 285: 104317. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.revpalbo.2020.104317 

Bayly. M.J., Holmes, G.D.; Forster, P.I., Munzinger, J., Cantrill, D.J. and Ladiges, P.Y., 2016. Phylogeny, classification and biogeography of Halfordia (Rutaceae) in Australia and New Caledonia. Plant Systematics and Evolution, 302, 1457–1470.

Foster, C.S.P., Cantrill, D.J., James, E.A., Syme, A.E., Jordan, R., Douglas, R., Ho, S.Y.W. and Henwood, M.J., 2016. Molecular phylogenetics provides new insights into the systematics of Pimelea and Thecanthes (Thymelaeaceae). Australian Systematic Botany, 29, 185–196.

Korasidis, V.A., Wagstaff, B.E., Gallagher, S.J., Duddy, I.R., Tosolini, A-M.P., Cantrill, D.J. and Norvick, M.S., 2016. Early angiosperm diversification in the Albian of southeast Australia: implications for flowering plant radiation across eastern Gondwana. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 232, 61–80.

Long, J.A., Large, R.R., Lee, M.S.Y., Benton, M.J., Danyushevsky, L.V., Chiappe, L.M., Halpin, J.A., Cantrill, D.J. and Lottermoser, B., 2016. Severe selenium depletion in the Phanerozoic oceans as a factor in three global mass extinction events. Gondwana Research, 36, 209–218.

Miller, M.F., Knepprath, N.E., Cantrill, D.J., Francis J.E. and Isbell, J.L. (2016). Highly productive polar forests from the Permian of Antarctica.  Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 441, 292–304.

Xing, Y., Gandolfo, M.A., Onstein, R.E., Cantrill, D.J., Jacobs, B., Jordan, G.J., Lee, D.E., Popova, S., Srivastava, R., Su, T., Vikulin, S.V., Yabe, A. and Linder, P.H., 2016. Testing the biases in the rich Cenozoic angiosperm macrofossil record. International Journal of Plant Sciences, 177, 371–388.

Anderson, H.M., Batten, D.J., Cantrill, D.J., Cleal, C., Feist-Burkhardt, S., Fensome, R.A., Head, M.J., Herendeen, P.S., Jarmillo, C., Kvacek, J., McLoughlin, S., Skog, J.E., Takahashi, M. and Wicander, R. (2015).  (087-090) Proposal to treat the use of a hyphen in the name of a fossil-genus as an orthographical error.  Taxon 64, 863.

Bayly, M.J., Duretto, M.F., Holmes, G.D., Forster, P.I., Cantrill, D.J. and Ladiges, P.Y. (2015). Transfer of the New Caledonian genus Boronella to  Boronia  (Rutaceae) based on analyses of cpDNA and nrDNA.   Australian Systematic Botany  28, 111– 123.

Mays, C., Tosolini, A.-M- P., Cantrill, D.J. and Stilwell, J. (2015).  Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian-Turonian) macroflora from the Chatham Islands, New Zealand: bryophytes, lycophytes and pteridophytes. Gondwana Research 27, 1042–1060.

Naglingum, N.S. and Cantrill, D.J. (2015). The Albian Fern Flora of Alexander Island, Antarctica.  Cretaceous Research 55, 303–330.

Tosolini, A.-M. P., McLoughin, S., Wagstaff, B.E., Cantrill, D.J and Gallagher, S.J. (2015). Cheirolepidiaceaen foliage and pollen from Cretaceous high-latitudes of southeastern Australia.  Gondwana Research 27, 960–977.

Barrett, R.A., Bayly, M.J., Duretto, M.F., Forster, P.I., Ladiges, P.Y. and Cantrill, D.J. (2014).  A chloroplast phylogeny of Zieria (Rutaceae) in Australia and New Caledonia shows widespread incongruence with species-level taxonomy.  Australian Systematic Botany, 27, 427– 449.

Birch, J.L., Berwick, F., Walsh, N.G., Cantrill, D.J. and Murphy, D.J. (2014). Distribution of morphological diversity within widespread Australian species of Poa (Poaceae, tribe Poeae) and their implications for taxonomy of the genus.  Australian Systematic Botany, 27, 333–354.

Birch, J.L., Cantrill, D.J., Walsh, N.G. and Murphy, D.J. (2014). Phylogenetic investigation and divergence dating of Poa (Poaceae tribe Poeae) in the Australasian Region. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 175, 523–552. DOI: 10.1111/boj.12185.

Droege, G., Barker, K., Astrin, J.J., Bartels, P., Butler, C., Cantrill D.J., Coddington, J., Forest, F., Gemeinholzer, B., Hobern, D., Mackenzie-Dodds, J., Tuama, E.O., Petersen, G., Sanjur, O., Schindel, D. and Seberg, O. (2014). The Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN) data portal. Nucleic Acids Research 42 (D1), D607–D612. doi:10.1093/nar/gkt928

Fletcher, T.L., Cantrill, D.J., Moss, P.T. and Salisbury, S.W. (2014). A new species of Protophyllocladoxylon from the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian-Turonian) portion of the Winton Formation, central-western Queensland, Australia. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 208, 43–49.

Franks, P.J., Royer, D.L., Beerling, D.J., Van der Water, P.K., Cantrill, D.J. and Berry, J.A. (2014). New constraints on atmospheric CO2 for the Phanerozoic. Geophysical Research Letters 41, 4685–4694.

Bayly, M.J., Holmes, G.D., Forster, P.I., Cantrill, D.J. and Ladgies, P.Y. (2013). Major clades of Australasian Rutoideae (Rutaceae) based on rbcL and atpB sequences. PloS One 8(8), e72493.

Cantrill, D.J., Bamford, M.K., Wagstaff, B.E. and Sauquet, H. (2013). Early Eocene fossil plants from the Mwadui Kimberlite Pipe, Tanzania. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 196, 19–35.

Miller, J.T., Murphy, D.J., Ho, S.Y.W., Cantrill, D.J. and Seigler, D. (2013). Comparative dating of Acacia: combining fossils and secondary calibrations to infer ages of clades with poor fossils records. Australian Journal of Botany 61, 436–445.

Tosolini, A.-M.P., Cantrill, D.J. and Francis, J.E. (2013). Paleocene flora from Seymour Island, Antarctica: revision of Dusén’s (1908) angiosperm taxa. Alcheringa 37, 366–391.

Wagstaff, B.E., Gallagher, S.J., Norvick, M.S., Cantrill, D.J. and Wallace, M.W. (2013). High latitude Albian climate variability: palynological evidence for long-term drying in a greenhouse world. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 386, 501–511.

Sauquet, H., Ho, S.Y.W., Gandolfo, M.A., Jordan, G.J., Wilf, P., Cantrill, D.J., Bayly, M.J., Bromham, L., Brown, G.K., Carpenter, R.J., Lee, D.M., Murphy, D.J., Sniderman, J.M.K. and Udovicic, F. (2012). Testing the impact of calibration on molecular divergence times using a fossil-rich group: the case ofNothofagus (Fagales). Systematic Biology 61(2), 289–313.

Syme, A.E., Murphy, D.J., Holmes, G.D., Gardner, S., Fowler, R. and Cantrill, D.J. (2012). An expanded phylogenetic analysis of Austrostipa (Poaceae: Stipeae) to test infrageneric relationships. Australian Systematic Botany 25, 1–10. 

Byrne, M., Steane, D., Joseph, L., Yeates, D., Jordan, G., Crayn, D., Sniderman, J.M.K., Alpin, K., Cantrill, D.J., Cook, L., Crisp, M.D., Keogh, J.S., Melville, J., Moritz, C., Proch, N., Sunnucks P. and Weston, P. (2011). Decline of a biome: contraction, fragmentation, extinction and invasion of the Australian mesic zone biota.  Journal of Biogeography 38. doi:

Cantrill, D.J., Tosolini, A.-M.P. and Francis, J.E. (2011). Paleocene flora from Seymour Island, Antarctica: revision of Dusén’s (1908) pteridophyte and conifer taxa.  Alcheringa 35, 309–328.

Cantrill, D.J., Wanntorp, L. and Drinnan, A.N. (2011). Mesofossil flora from the Late Cretaceous of New Zealand.  Cretaceous Research 32, 164–173.

Rich, T.H., Vickers-Rich, P., Flannery, T.F., Kear, B.P., Cantrill, D.J., Komarower, P., Kool, L., Pickering, D., Trusler, P., Morton, S., van Klaveren, N. and Fitzgerald, E.M.G. (2009). An Australian multituberculate. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 54, 1–6.

Sauquet, H., Weston, P.H., Anderson, C.L., Barker, N.P., Cantrill, D.J., Mast, A.R. and Savolainen, V. (2009). Contrasted patterns of hyperdiversification in Mediterranean hotspots. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106, 221–225.

Sauquet, H., Weston, P.H., Barker, N.P., Anderson, C.L., Cantrill, D.J. and Savolainen, V. (2009). Using fossils and molecular data to reveal the origins of the Cape proteas (subfamily Proteoideae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 51, 31–43.

Ladiges, P.Y. and Cantrill, D.J. (2007). New Caledonia-Australian connections: biogeographic patterns and geology. Australian Systematic Botany 20, 383–389.

Philippe, M. and Cantrill, D.J. (2007). Nomenclatural types and taxonomy of Gothan's Arctic fossil woods. Taxon 56, 551–566.

Poole, I. and Cantrill, D.J. (2007). The arboreal component of the Neogene Forest Bed, West Point Island, Falkland Islands. International Association of Wood Anatomists Journal 28, 423–444.

Sauquet, H. and Cantrill, D.J. (2007). Pollen diversity and evolution in the Proteoideae (Proteales: Proteaceae). Systematic Botany 32, 271–316.

Zalasiewicz, J., Smith, A., Hounslow, M., Williams, M., Gale, A., Powell, J., Waters, C., Barry, T.L., Bown, P.R., Brenchley, P., Cantrill, D.J., Gibbard, P., Gregory, F.J., Knox, R., Marshall, J., Oates, M., Rawson, P., Stone, P. and Trewin N. (2007). The scale-dependence of strata-time relations: implications for stratigraphic classification. Stratigraphy 4, 139–144.

Cantrill, D.J. and Raine, J.I. (2006). Wairarapaia mildenhallii gen. et sp. nov., a new araucarian cone related to Wollemia from the Cretaceous (Albian-Cenomanian) of New Zealand. International Journal of Plant Sciences 167, 1259–1269.

Cleal, C.J., Rees, P.M., Zijlstra, G. and Cantrill, D.J. (2006). A clarification of the type of the morphogenus Nilssoniopteris Nathorst (Gymnospermophyta, Bennettitales, fossiles). Taxon 55, 219–222.

Hunter, M.A. and Cantrill, D.J. (2006). A new stratigraphy for the Latady Basin, Antarctica. Part 2. Latady Group and basin evolution. Geological Magazine 143, 797–819.

Hunter, M.A., Cantrill, D.J. and Flowerdew, M. (2006). Latest Jurassic – earliest Cretaceous age for a fossil flora from the Latady Basin, Antarctic Peninsula.Antarctic Science 18, 261–264.

Hunter, M.A., Riley, T.R., Cantrill, D.J., Flowerdew, M.J. and Millar, I.L. (2006). A new stratigraphy for the Latady Basin, Antarctica. Part 1. Ellsworth Land Volcanic Group. Geological Magazine 143, 777–796.

Macphail, M.K. and Cantrill, D.J. (2006). Age and implications of the Forest Bed, Falkland Islands, southwest Atlantic: evidence from fossil pollen and spores. Palaeogeography, Palaeoecology, Palaeoclimatology 240, 602–629.

Nagalingum, N.S. and Cantrill, D.J. (2006). Early Cretaceous Gleicheniaceae and Matoniacae (Gleicheniales) from Alexander Island, Antarctica. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 138, 73–93

Cantrill, D.J. and Hunter, M.A. (2005). Macrofossil floras of the Latady Basin, Antarctic Peninsula. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 48, 537–553

Cantrill, D.J. and Nagalingum, N.S. (2005). Ferns from the Cretaceous of Alexander Island, Antarctica: implications for Cretaceous phytogeography of the Southern Hemisphere. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 137, 83–103.

Cantrill, D.J. and Poole I. (2005). A new Eocene Araucaria from Seymour Island, Antarctica: evidence for growth form and bark morphology. Alcheringa29, 341–350.

Cantrill, D.J. and Poole, I. (2005). Taxonomic turnover and abundance in Cretaceous to Tertiary wood floras of Antarctica: implications for changes in forest ecology. Palaeogeography, Palaeoecology, Palaeoclimatology 215, 205–219.

Gibbard, P.L., Smith, A.G., Zalasiewicz, J.A., Barry, T.L., Cantrill, D.J., Cope, J.C.W., Gale, A.S., Powell, J.H. and Rawson, P.R. (2005). What status for the Quaternary? Boreas 34, 1–6.

Hunter, M.A., Cantrill, D.J., Flowerdew, M. and Millar, I.L. (2005). Middle Jurassic age for the Botany Bay Group implications for Weddell Sea Basin creation and Southern Hemisphere Biostratigraphy. Journal of the Geological Society of London 162, 745–748.

Poole, I., Cantrill, D.J. and Utescher, T. (2005). A multi-proxy approach to determine Antarctic terrestrial palaeoclimate during the Late Cretaceous and early Tertiary. Palaeogeography, Palaeoecology, Palaeoclimatology 222, 95–121.

Ashworth, A.C. and Cantrill, D.J. (2004). Neogene vegetation of the Meyer Desert Formation (Sirius Group) Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica.Palaeogeography, Palaeoecology, Palaeoclimatology 213, 65–82.

Crame, J.A., Francis, J.E., Cantrill, D.J. and Pirrie, D. (2004). Maastrichtian stratigraphy of Antarctica. Cretaceous Research 25, 411–423.

Eklund, H., Francis, J.E. and Cantrill, D.J. (2004). Late Cretaceous plant mesofossils from Table Nunatak, Antarctica. Cretaceous Research 25, 211–228.

Poole, I., Bergen, P.F. van, Kool, J., Schouten, S. and Cantrill, D.J. (2004). Molecular isotopic heterogeneity of fossil organic matter: implications for d13Cbiomass and d13Cpalaeoatmosphere proxies. Organic Geochemistry 35, 1261–1274.

Poole, I., Mennega, A.M.W. and Cantrill, D.J. (2003). Valdivian ecosystems in the Late Cretaceous and early Tertiary of Antarctica: further evidence from myrtaceous, eucryphiaceous fossil wood. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 124, 9–27.

Falcon-Lang, H.J. and Cantrill, D.J. (2002). Terrestrial palaeoecology of the Cretaceous (early Aptian) Cerro Negro Formation, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. A record of polar vegetation in a volcanic arc environment. Palaios17, 535–549.

Nichols, G.J. and Cantrill, D.J. (2002). Tectonic and climatic controls on a Mesozoic forearc basin succession, Alexander Island, Antarctica. Geological Magazine 139, 313–330.

Cantrill, D.J. (2001). Cretaceous high-latitude terrestrial ecosystems: an example from Alexander Island, Antarctica. Asociación Paleontológica Argentina Publicación Especial 7, 39–44.

Cantrill, D.J. (2001). Early Oligocene Nothofagus from CRP-3, Antarctica: implications for the vegetation history. Terra Antarctica 8, 401–406.

Cantrill, D.J. and Falcon-Lang, H.J. (2001). Cretaceous (Late Albian) Coniferales of Alexander Island, Antarctica. 2. Leaves, reproductive structures and roots. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 115, 119–145.

Falcon-Lang, H.J. and Cantrill, D.J. (2001). Gymnosperm woods from the Cretaceous (mid-Aptian) Cerro Negro Formation, Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, Antarctica: the arborescent vegetation of a volcanic arc. Cretaceous Research 22, 277–293.

Falcon-Lang, H.J. and Cantrill, D.J. (2001). Leaf phenology of mid-Cretaceous polar conifers, Alexander Island, Antarctica. Geological Magazine 138, 39–52.

Falcon-Lang, H.J., Cantrill, D.J. and Nichols, G.J. (2001). Biodiversity and terrestrial ecology of a mid-Cretaceous, high latitude floodplain, Alexander Island, Antarctica. Journal of the Geological Society London 158, 709–724.

Howe, J. and Cantrill, D.J. (2001). Palaeoecology and taxonomy of Pentoxylales from the Albian of Antarctica. Cretaceous Research 22, 779–793.

Poole, I. and Cantrill, D.J. (2001). Fossil woods from Williams Point Beds, Livingston Island, Antarctica: a Late Cretaceous southern high latitude flora.Palaeontology 44, 1081–1112.

Poole, I., Hunt, R.J. and Cantrill, D.J. (2001). A fossil wood flora from King George Island: ecological implications for an Antarctic Eocene vegetation.Annals of Botany 88, 33–54.

Cantrill, D.J. (2000). A petrified cycad trunk from the Late Cretaceous of the Larsen Basin, Antarctica. Alcheringa 24, 307–318.

Cantrill, D.J. (2000). A new macroflora from the South Orkney Islands, Antarctica: evidence of an Early to Middle Jurassic age for the Powell Island Conglomerate. Antarctic Science 12, 185–195.

Cantrill, D.J. (2000). A Cretaceous macroflora from a freshwater lake deposit, President Head, Snow Island, Antarctica. Palaeontographica Abt B 253, 153–191.

Falcon-Lang, H.J. and Cantrill, D.J. (2000). Cretaceous (Late Albian) Coniferales of Alexander Island, Antarctica. 1. Wood taxonomy. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 111, 1–17.

Poole, I, Cantrill, D.J., Hayes, P. and Francis, J.E. (2000). Cunoniaceae wood from the Mesozoic of Antarctica. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 111, 127–144.

Hathway, B., Duane, A.M., Cantrill, D.J. and Kelly, S. (1999). A new radiometric tie for Lower Cretaceous terrestrial biostratigraphy in the Southern Hemisphere: 40Ar/39Ar geochronology and palynology of the Cerro Negro Formation, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Australian Journal of Earth Science 46, 593–606.

Cantrill, D.J. (1998). Early Cretaceous fern foliage referable to Lophosoriaceae from President Head, Snow Island, Antarctica. Alcheringa 22, 241–258.

Cantrill, D.J. and Webb, J.A. (1998). Permineralized pleuromeid lycopsid remains from the Early Triassic Arcadia Formation, Queensland, Australia.Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 102, 189–211.

Hathway, B., Macdonald, D.I.M., Riding, J.B. and Cantrill, D.J. (1998). Table Nunatak: a key outcrop of Upper Cretaceous shallow-marine strata in the southern Larsen Basin, Antarctic Peninsula. Geological Magazine 135, 519–535.

Riding, J.B., Crame, J.A., Dettmann, M.E. and Cantrill, D.J. (1998). The age of the base of the Gustav Group, James Ross Basin, Antarctica. Cretaceous Research 19, 87–105.

Cantrill, D.J. (1997). Hepatophytes from the Cretaceous of Alexander Island, Antarctica: systematics and ecology. International Journal of Plant Sciences158, 476–488.

Cantrill, D.J. (1997). The pteridophyte Ashicaulis livingstonensis(Osmundaceae) from the Upper Cretaceous of Williams Point, Livingston Island, Antarctica. New Zealand Journalof Geology and Geophysics 40, 315–323.

Riley, T., Crame, J.A., Thomson, M.R.A. and Cantrill, D.J. (1997). Late Jurassic (Kimmeridgian-Tithonian) macrofossil assemblage from Jason Peninsula, Graham Land: evidence for a significant northward extension of the Latady Formation. Antarctic Science 9, 432–440.

Cantrill, D.J. (1996). Fern thickets from the Cretaceous of Alexander Island, Antarctica containing Alamatus bifarius Douglas and Aculea acicularis sp. nov.Cretaceous Research 17, 169–182.

Cantrill, D.J. and Nichols, G.J. (1996). Taxonomy and palaeoecology of Lower Cretaceous angiosperm leaves from Alexander Island, Antarctica. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 92, 1–28.

Cantrill, D.J. (1995). The occurrence of the fern Hausmannia Dunker (Dipteridaceae) in the Cretaceous of Alexander Island, Antarctica. Alcheringa19, 243–254.

Cantrill, D.J., Drinnan, A.N. and Webb, J.A. (1995). Late Triassic plant fossils from the Prince Charles Mountains, East Antarctica. Antarctic Science 7, 51–62.

Parris, K.M., Drinnan, A.N. and Cantrill, D.J. (1995). Palissya cones from the Mesozoic of Australia and New Zealand. Alcheringa 19, 87–112.

Cantrill, D.J. and Drinnan, A.N. (1994). Late Triassic megaspores from the Amery Group, Prince Charles Mountains, East Antarctica. Alcheringa 18, 71–78.

Jarzemboski, E.A, Spicer, R.A. and Cantrill, D.J. (1993). Cretaceous phytogeography and climate signals – discussion. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B – Biological Sciences 341, 285–286.

Neish, P.G., Drinnan, A.N. and Cantrill, D.J. (1993). Structure and ontogeny ofVertebraia roots from silicified Permian sediments in East Antarctica. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 79, 221–244.

Cantrill, D.J. (1992). Araucarian foliage from the Lower Cretaceous of southern Victoria, Australia. International Journal of Plant Science 153, 622–645.

Cantrill, D.J. (1991). Broad leafed coniferous foliage from the Lower Cretaceous Otway Group, southeastern Australia. Alcheringa 15, 177–190.

Cantrill, D.J. and Douglas, J.G. (1988). Mycorrhizal conifer roots from the Lower Cretaceous of the Otway Basin, Victoria. Australian Journal of Botany 36, 257–272.

CantrillD.J. and Webb, J.A. (1987). A reappraisal of Phyllopteroides Medwell (Osmundaceae) and its stratigraphic significance in the Lower Cretaceous of eastern Australia. Alcheringa 11, 59–85.


Cantrill, D.J. and Poole, I. (2012). The Vegetation of Antarctica through Geological Time. Cambridge University Press, New York. 

Book Chapters

Coddington, J., Barker, K., Droege, G., Astrin, J.J., Bartels, P, Butler, C., Cantrill, D.J., Forest, F., Gemeinholzer, B., Hobern D., Mackenzie-Dodds, J., Tuama, E.O., Petersen, G., Sanjur, O., Schindel, D. and Sedberg, O. (2014). GGBN: Making Genomic collections discoverable for research through a networked community of biodiversity repositories. In W.L. Applequist and L.M. Campbell (eds), DNA Banking for the 21st Century. Proceedings of a U.S. Workshop on DNA Banking, pp. 165–168. Missouri Botanical Garden, St Louis.

Nelson, G.J. and Cantrill, D.J. (2014). Evolving Earth. In R.B. Knox, P.Y. Ladiges, B. Evan and R. Saint (eds), Biology: an Australian focus, 5th edition, pp. 809–832. McGraw Hill, North Ryde.

Francis, J. E., Ashworth, A., Cantrill, D.J., Crame, J. A., Howe, J., Stephens, R., Tosolini, A.-M. and Thorn, V. (2008). 100 million years of Antarctica climate evolution: evidence from fossil plants. In A.K. Cooper, P.J. Barrett, H. Stagg, B. Storey, E. Stump, W. Wise and the 10th ISAES editorial team (eds), Antarctica: a keystone in a changing world – proceedings of the 10th international symposium on Antarctic earth sciences. Washington DC, pp. 19–27. The National Academies Press, Washington DC. doi: 10.3133/of2007-1047.kp03

Haywood, A.M., Smellie, J.L., Ashworth, A.C., Cantrill, D.J., Florindo, F., Hambrey, M.J., Hill, D., Hillenbrand, C.-D., Hunter, S.J., Larter, R.D., Lear, C.H., Passchier, S. and Wal, R. van de (2008). Middle Miocene to Pliocene history of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. In F. Florindo and M.J. Siegert (eds),Developments in earth and environmental sciences, vol. 8, Antarctic Climate Evolution, pp. 401–463. Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Cantrill, D.J. and Isbell, J.I. (2007). Antarctic correlation charts. In J.M. Anderson, H.M. Anderson and C.J. Cleal (eds), A brief history of the gymnosperms: classification, biodiversity, phytogeography and ecology, pp. 50.Strelitzia 20.

Hayes, P., Francis, J.E., Cantrill, D.J. and Crame, J.A. (2006). Palaeoclimate analysis of mid Cretaceous angiosperm leaf floras, James Ross Island, Antarctica. In J.E. Francis, D. Pirrie and J.A. Crame (eds), Cretaceous – Tertiary high-latitude palaeoenvironments, James Ross Basin, Antarctica, pp. 49–62,Geological Society of London Special Publication 258. Geological Society of London.

Poole, I. and Cantrill, D.J. (2006). Cretaceous and Cenozoic vegetation of Antarctica integrating the fossil wood record. In J.E. Francis, D. Pirrie and J.A. Crame (eds) Cretaceous – Tertiary high-latitude palaeoenvironments, James Ross Basin, Antarctica, pp. 63–81, Geological Society of London Special Publication 258. Geological Society of London.

Cantrill, D.J. and Poole, I.P. (2002). Cretaceous patterns of floristic change in the Antarctic Peninsula. In J.A. Crame and A.W. Owen (eds)Palaeobiogeography and biodiversity change: a comparison of the Ordovician and Mesozoic-Cenozoic radiations, pp. 141–152, Geological Society of London Special Publication 194. Geological Society of London.

Cantrill, D.J. (1997). Floristics of a Lower Cretaceous freshwater lake deposit from President Head, Snow Island, South Shetland Islands. In C.A. Ricci (ed.),The Antarctic region: geological evolution and processes, pp. 1017–1022. Terrra Antarctic Publications, Siena.