My interests are in searching for liquid water and habitable environments on Mars, through analysis of potential fluvial and water ice related surface morphologies. I utilise remotely sensed spectral data in combination with thermal modelling, algorithmic classification and statistical analyses. My expertise is in mathematical modelling, theoretical physics, IDL coding, and ArcGIS.
Jones, E. (2007). Identifying targets within the potential biosphere of Mars through a study of gullies and rampart craters. Australian National University, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Honours Thesis. 138pp.
Jones, E.(2012). Two complementary approaches in refining the search for liquid water and habitable environments on present-day Mars. Australian National University, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Doctoral Thesis. 400pp.
On astrobiology and pressure-temperature modelling:
Jones, E. & Lineweaver, C. (2008). Identifying the potential biosphere of Mars. Australian Space Science Conference Series, 7, 60-72.
Jones, E. & Lineweaver, C. (2010). To what extent does terrestrial life ‘follow the water’? Astrobiology, 10, 349-361.
Jones, E. & Lineweaver, C. (2010). Pressure- temperature phase diagram of the Earth. Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Proceedings: Pathways Towards Habitable Planets, 430, 145-151.
Jones, E. & Lineweaver, C. (2012) Using the phase diagram of liquid water to search for life. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 59 (2), 253-262.
Jones, E. & Lineweaver, C., Clarke, J. (2012) An extensive phase space for the potential martian biosphere. Astrobiology, 11, 1017-1033.
On Martian surface materials and remote sensing:
Jones, E., Mills, F., Doran, B., Caprarelli, G., Clarke, J. (2011) Initial results from a GIS-based study of Mars’ surface. Australian Space Science Conference Series, 10, 145-160.