- Jones, B. 2009. Cave pearls-the integrated product of abiogenic and biogenic processes. Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 79, p. 689-710.
- Jones, B. and Renaut, R.W. 2010. Impact of seasonal change on the formation and accumulation of soft siliceous sediments on the discharge apron of Geysir, Iceland. Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 80, p. 17-35.
- Jones, B. 2010. Microbes in caves: agents of calcite corrosion and precipitation. In Pedley, H.M. and Rogerson, M. (eds.), Tufas and Speleothems: Unravelling the Microbial and Physical Controls, Geological Society of London Special Publication. v. 336, p. 7-30.
- Carbonate sedimentology and diagenesis
- Hot spring/geyser precipitates and microbes
- Microbial activity in caves
The main fields of interest and expertise of Dr. Brian Jones include carbonate sedimentology and diagenesis, stratigraphy, and paleontology. Presently, these interests are being directed to two main areas of research. One research project is concentrated on all aspects of the Oligocene, Miocene, Pliocene, Pleistocene, and Holocene carbonate successions of the Cayman Islands with the aim of determining their geological evolution. The other research project is focused on the precipitates (carbonates and silica) and microbes that are found around hot-springs throughout the world. Dr. Jones's research routinely employs light, fluorescence, cathodoluminescence and scanning electron microscopy
University of Ottawa