Publications

For an up-to-date list of peer-reviewed research and review articles please see my University of St Andrews PURE page. 

Cousins, C.R. et al. (In Review) Stable isotope probing of prokaryotic communities in an ice-bound geothermal stream at Vatnajökull glacier, Iceland. Geobiology.

Coates, A. , Jaumann, R. , Griffiths, A. , Leff, C. , Schmitz, N. , Josset, J-L. , Paar, G. , Gunn, M. , Hauber, E. , Cousins, C. R. , Cross, R. , Grindrod, P. , Bridges, J. , Balme, M. , Gupta, S. , Crawford, I. , Irwin, P. , Stabbins, R. , Tirsch, D. , Vago, J. & 4 others. (2017)  The PanCam instrument for the ExoMars rover. Astrobiology 17

Harris, J.K, Cousins, C.R., Claire, M.W (2016) Spectral identification and quantification of salts in the Atacama Desert. Proc. SPIE, Earth Resources and Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS Applications VII, 100050I.

Fox-Powell, M.G, Hallsworth, J.E, Cousins, C.R., Cockell, C.S. (2016) Ionic strength is a barrier to the habitability of Mars. Astrobiology 16, 427–442.

Gunn, M.D. and Cousins, C.R (2016) Mars surface context cameras past, present and future. Earth and Space Science 3, 144 -162. 

Payler SJ, Biddle JF, Coates, A, Cousins CR, Cross RE, Cullen DC, Downs MT, Direito SOL, Gray AL, Genis J, Gunn M, Hansford GM, Harkness P, Holt J, Josset J-L, Li X, Lees DS, Lim DSS, McHugh M, McLuckie D, Meehan E, Paling SM, Souchon A, Yeoman L, Cockell CS (2016). Planetary Science and Exploration in the Deep Subsurface: Results from the MINAR Program, Boulby Mine, UK. International Journal of Astrobiology, doi:10.1017/S1473550416000045. 

Cousins, C.R., Cockell, C.S., and the Geobiology in Space Exploration Topical Team (2016) An ESA Roadmap for Geobiology in Space Exploration. Acta Astronautica 118, 286-295.

Direito, S.O.L., Clark, S., Cousins, C., Fujita, Y., Gluyas, J., Harley, S., Holmes, R.J., Hutchinson, I.B., Kudryavtsev, V.A., Lloyd, J., Main, I.G., Naylor, M., Payler, S., Smith, N., Spooner, N.J.C., Telfer, S., Thompson, L.F., Wouters, K., Wragg, J., Cockell, C. (2015). Geological Repositories: Scientific Priorities and Potential High Technology Transfer from the Space Sector. Mineralogical Magazine, Vol. 79,1651–1664. 

Harris, J.K., Cousins, C.R., Gunn, M., Grindrod, P.M., Barnes, D.P., Crawford, I.A., Cross, R., Coates, A.J. (2015) Remote detection of past habitability at Mars-analogue hydrothermal alteration terrains using an ExoMars Panoramic Camera Emulator. Icarus 252, 284–300.

Cousins, C.R. (2015) Volcanogenic fluvial-lacustrine environments in Iceland and their implication for identifying past habitability on Mars. Invited submission to special issue “Planetary Exploration: Habitats and Terrestrial Analogs” in Life, (1), 568-586.

Cockell, C.S., Cousins, C., Wilkinson, P.T., Olsson-Francis, K., Rozitis, B. (2015) Are thermophilic microorganisms active in cold environments? International Journal of Astrobiology 14, 457-463

Kee, T.P., Bryant, D.E., Herschy, B., Marriott, K.E.R., Cosgrove, N.E., Pasek, M.A., Atlas, Z.D., Cousins, C.R. (2013) Phosphate Activation via Reduced Oxidation State Phosphorus (P). Mild Routes to Condensed-P Energy Currency Molecules. Special Issue “Prebiotic Chemistry: Chemical Evolution of Organics on the Primitive Earth”, Life, 3, 386-402

Cousins, C.R., Crawford, I.A., Gunn, M., Carrivick, J.L., Harris, J.K, Kee, T.P., Karlsson, M., Carmody, L., Cockell, C., Herschy, B., Joy, K.H. (2013) Mars analogue glaciovolcanic hydrothermal environments in Iceland: detection and implications for astrobiology. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 256, 61 – 77. 

Bryant, D.E. Greenfield, D., Walshaw, R.D., Johnson, B.R.G., Herschy, B., Smith, C., Pasek, M.A., Telford, R., Scowen, I., Munshi, T., Edwards, H.G.M., Cousins, C.R., Crawford, I.A., Kee, T.P. (2013) Hydrothermal modification of Sikhote Alin under low pH geothermal environments. A plausable prebiotic route to activated phosphorus on the early Earth. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 109, 90 – 112.

Nixon, S.L., Cousins, C.R., Cockell, C.S. (2013) Plausible microbial metabolisms on Mars. Astronomy & Geophysics 54, 13 – 16.

Coates, A.J., Griffiths, A., Leff, C., Schmitz, N., Barnes, D., Josset, J-L., Hancock, B., Cousins, C., Jaumann, R., Crawford, I., Paar, G., Bauer, A. (2012) Lunar PanCam: adapting ExoMars PanCam for the ESA Lunar Lander. Planetary and Space Science 74, 247 – 253. 

Cousins, C.R., Gunn, M., Prosser, B.J., Barnes, D.P., Crawford, I.A., Griffiths, A.D., Davis, L.E., Coates, A.J. (2012) Selecting the geology filter wavelengths for the ExoMars Panoramic Camera Instrument. Planetary and Space Science 71, 80 – 100. 

Pugh, S., Barnes, D., Tyler, L., Gunn, M., Schmitz, N., Paar, G., Bauer, A., Cousins, C., Pullan, D., Coates, A., Griffiths, A., and the PanCam team. (2012) AUPE – A PanCam emulator for the ExoMars 2018 mission. International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space.

Cousins, C.R. & Crawford, I.A. (2011) Volcano – Ice Interaction as a Microbial Habitat on Earth and Mars. Astrobiology 11, 695 – 710. 

Barnes, D, Wilding, M, Gunn, M, Pugh, S, Tyler, L, Coates, A, Griffiths, A, Cousins, C, Schmitz, N, Bauer, A, Paar, G. (2011) Multi-Spectral Vision Processing for the ExoMars 2018 Mission. 11th Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation – ASTRA 2011, 12-14 April 2011, ESTEC, the Netherlands.

Gunn, M., Barnes, D., Cousins, C.R., Langstaff, D., Tyler, L., Pugh, S., Pullan, D., Griffiths, A.D. (2011) Extending the capabilities of multispectral interference-filter cameras. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Hyperspectral Imaging 2011

Cousins, C.R. (2011) Volcano – Ice Interaction: A Haven for Life on Mars? Astronomy and Geophysics 52, 36 – 38.

Cousins, C.R., Griffiths, A.D., Crawford, I.A., Prosser B.J., Storrie-Lombardi, M.C., Davis, L.E., Gunn, M., Coates, A.J., Jones, A.P., Ward, J.M. (2010) Astrobiological considerations for the selection of the geological filters on the ExoMars PanCam instrument. Astrobiology 10, 933 – 951. 

Storrie-Lombardi, M.C., Muller, J-P., Fisk, M.R., Cousins, C.R., Sattler, B., Griffiths, A.D., Coates, A.J. (2009) Laser Induced Fluorescence Emission (L.I.F.E.): Searching for Mars Organics with a UV-Enhanced PanCam. Astrobiology 9, 953 – 964. 

Cousins, C.R., Smellie, J.L., Jones, A.P., Crawford, I.A. (2009) A comparative study of endolithic microborings in basaltic lavas from a transitional subglacial – marine environment. International Journal of Astrobiology 8, 37 – 49.

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