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Recent USC Geobiology Publications

  • Kirby, M. E., Feakins, S. J., Bonuso, N., Fantozzi, J. M., HIner, C. A. (2013). Latest Pleistocene to Holocene hydroclimates from Lake Elsinore, California. Quaternary Science Reviews. Vol. 76, pp. 1-15.

  • Feakins, S. J., Levin, N. E., Liddy, H. M., Sieracki, A., Eglinton, T. I., Bonnefille, R. (2013). Northeast African vegetation change over 12 million years. Geology. pp. doi:10.1130/G33845.1.

  • Feakins, S. J. (2013). Pollen-corrected leaf wax D/H reconstructions of northeast African hydrological changes during the late Miocene. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology and Palaeoecology. pp. doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2013.01.004.

  • Feakins, S. J., Rincon, M., Pinedo, P. (2013). Analytical challenges in the quantitative determination of 2H/1H ratios of methyl iodide. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. Vol. 27, pp. 1-7.

  • Feakins, S. J., Ellsworth, P. V., Sternberg, L. D. (2013). Lignin Methoxyl Hydrogen Isotope Ratios in a Coastal Ecosystem. submitted to Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.

  • Tatters, A. O., Schnetzer, A., Fu, F., Lie, A. Y., Caron, D. A., Hutchins, D. A. (2012). Short- versus long-term responses to changing CO2 in a coastal dinoflagellate bloom: Implications for interspecific competitive interactions and community structure. Evolution.

  • Petryshyn, V. A., Corsetti, F. A., Berelson, W., Beaumont, W., Lund, S. "Stromatolite lamination frequency, Walker Lake, Nevada; Implications for stromatolites as biosignatures." Geology (2012).

  • Feakins, S. J., Warny, S., Lee, J. E. (2012). Hydrologic cycling over Antarctica during the middle Miocene warming. Nature Geoscience. pp. 10.1038/NGEO1498.

  • Loyd, S., Corsetti, F. A., Berelson, W., Lyons, T., Hammond, D. D. "A Novel Application of the Carbonate-Associated Sulfate Method: Insights into Varying Pathways of Microbial Meditation for Carbonate Concretions of the Miocene Monterey Formation, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v." Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta Vol. 78. (2012): 77–98.

  • Hönisch, B., Ridgwell, A., ... , Martindale, R.C., Greene, S.E., ..., et al., (2012). The geological record of ocean acidification. science, 335(6072), 1058-1063.

  • Sachse, D., ., .., Feakins, S. J., et al, .. (2012). Molecular Paleohydrology: Interpreting the Hydrogen-Isotopic Composition of Lipid Biomarkers from Photosynthesizing Organisms. Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Vol. 40, pp. 221-249.

  • Chong, L.S., Prokopenko, M.G., Berelson, W.M., Townsend-Small, A., McManus, J. 2012 The Effect of Biological Nitrate Sequestration and Transport on Nitrogen Removal in Suboxic and Anoxic Marine Sediments. Marine Chemistry. 128-129. 1-13.

  • Caron, D. A., Hutchins, D. A. (2012). The effects of changing climate on microzooplankton community structure and grazing: drivers, predictions and knowledge gaps. Journal of Plankton Research.

  • Singer, E., Emerson, D., Webb, E. A., Barco, R. A., Kuenen, J. G., Nelson, W. C., Chan, C. S., Comolli, L. R., Ferriera, S., Johnson, J., Heidelberg, J. F., Edwards, K. J. (2011). Mariprofundus ferrooxydans PV-1 the First Genome of a Marine Fe(II) Oxidizing Zetaproteobacterium. PLoS ONE. Vol. 6 (9), pp. e25386.

  • Petryshyn, V. A., Corsetti, F. A. "Analysis of growth directions of columnar stromatolites from Walker Lake, western Nevada." Geobiology/Blackwell Vol. 9. (2011): 425–435.

  • Collins, L. E., Berelson, W. M., Hammond, D. E., Knapp, A., Schwartz, R. J., Capone, D. Particle Fluxes in San Pedro Basin, California: A Four-Year Record of Sedimentation and Physical Forcing., Deep-Sea Research I 2011; 898–914.

  • Berelson, W. M., Corsetti, F. A., Pepe-Raney, C., Hammond, D. E., Beaumont, W., Spear, J. R. Hot spring siliceous stromatolites from Yellowstone National Park., Geobiology 2011; Vol. 9: 411-424.

  • Prokopenko, M.G., Sigman, D.M., Berelson, W.M., Hammond, D.E., Barnett, B., Chong, L. 2011 Biologically–mediated nitrate transport and anaerobic nitrogen cycling in sediments of two California Borderland basins. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 75, 7180-7199.

  • Romero, I. C., Feakins, S. J. (2011). Spatial gradients in plant leaf wax D/H across a coastal salt marsh in southern California. Organic Geochemistry. pp. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2011.04.001.

  • Singer, E., Webb, E. A., Nelson, W. C., Heidelberg, J. F., Ivanova, N., Pati, A., Edwards, K. J. (2011). Genomic Potential of Marinobacter aquaeolei, a Biogeochemical "Opportunitroph". Applied And Environmental Microbiology. Vol. 77 (8), pp. 2763-2771.

  • Khider, D., L.D.Stott, J. E., Emile-Geay, J., R.Thunell, D. E., Hammond, D. E. Assessing El Niño Southern Oscillation Variability During the Past Millennium., Paleoceanography 2011; Vol. 26: 20pp.

  • Knapp, A. N., Sigman, D. M., Lipschultz, F., Kustka, A. B., Capone, D. G. Isotopic evidence for recycled nitrogen release from bulk marine DON., Global Biogeochemical Cycles 2011; Vol. 25: 10.1029/2010GB003878.

  • Summons, R. E., Amend, J. P., Bish, D., Buick, R., Cody, G. D., Des Marais, D. J., Dromart, G., Eigenbrode, J. L., Knoll, A. H., Sumner, D. Y. (2011). Preservation of martian organic and environmental records: Final report of the Mars Biosignature Working Group. Astrobiology. pp. DOI: 10.1089/ast.2010.0506.

  • Danovaro, R., Corinaldesi, C., Dell'Anno, A., Fuhrman, J. A., Middelburg, J. J., Noble, R. T., Suttle, C. A. (2011). Marine viruses and global climate change. Fems Microbiology Reviews. Vol. 35 (6), pp. 993-1034.

  • Beman, J. M., Chow, C. E., King, A. L., Feng, Y. Y., Fuhrman, J. A., Andersson, A., Bates, N. R., Popp, B. N., Hutchins, D. A. (2011). Global declines in oceanic nitrification rates as a consequence of ocean acidification. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Vol. 108 (1), pp. 208-213.

  • Akerman, N. H., Price, R. E., Pichler, T., Amend, J. P. (2011). Energy sources for chemolithotrophs in an arsenic- and iron-rich shallow-sea hydrothermal system. Geobiology. Vol. 9, pp. 436-445.

  • Shock, E. L., Holland, M., Meyer-Dombard, D., Amend, J. P., Osburn, G. R., Fischer, T. P. (2010). Quantifying inorganic sources of geochemical energy in hydrothermal ecosystems, Yellowstone National Park, USA. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta. Vol. 74, pp. 4005-4043.

  • Edwards, K. J., Orcutt, B. N., Wheat, C. G. (2010). Subseafloor ocean crust microbial observatories: Development of FLOCS (FLow-through Osmo Colonization System) and evaluation of borehole construction materials. Geomicrobiology Journal. Vol. 27, pp. 143–157. 10.1080/01490450903456772

  • Cara, S. M., Banerjee, N., Wolfgang, B., Edwards, K. J. (2010). Tapping the subsurface ocean crust biosphere: low biomass and drilling-related contamination calls for improved quality controls and novel approaches for the future of subseafloor research. Geomicrobiology Journal. Vol. 27, pp. 158–169. DOI: 10.1080/01490450903456780

  • Osburn, M. R., Amend, J. P. (2010). Thermogladius shockii gen. nov., sp. nov., a hyperthermophilic crenarchaeote from Yellowstone National Park, USA. Archives of Microbiology. Vol. 193, pp. 45-52.

  • Naqvi, S. W., Moffett, J. W., Gaum, M. (2010). The Arabian Sea as a high-nutrient, low-chlorophyll region during the late Southwest Monsoon. BIOGEOSCIENCES. Vol. 7, pp. 2091-2100.

  • Schrenk, M. O., Huber, J. A., Edwards, K. J. (2010). Microbial Provinces in the Subseafloor. Annual Reviews of Marine Science.

  • Salas, E.C., Berelson, W.M., Hammond, D.E., Kampf, A.R., Nealson, K.H. The Impact of Bacterial Strain on the Products of Dissimilatory Iron Reduction(vol 74, pg 574, 2010) Geochim Cosmochim Acta, 74: 574-583

  • Finzi-Hart, JA, Pett-Ridge, J, Weber, PK, Popa, R, Fallon, SJ, Gunderson, T, Hutcheon, ID, Nealson, KH, Capone, DG, Fixation and fate of C and N in the cyanobacterium Trichodesmium using nanometer-scale secondary ion mass spectrometry (vol 106, pg 6345, 2009) PNAS, 106 (24): 9931-9931 JUN 16 2009

  • W. Berelson, F. Corsetti, B. Johnson, T. Vo, C. Der, Carbonate-associated sulfate as a proxy for lake level fluctuations: a proof of concept for Walker Lake, Nevada, J Paleolimnol (2009) 42:25.36

  • M. S. Waters, M. Y. El-Naggar, L. Hsu, C. A. Sturm, A. Luttge, F. E. Udwadia, D. G. Cvitkovitch, S. D. Goodman, and K. H. Nealson, Simultaneous Interferometric Measurement of Corrosive or Demineralizing Bacteria and Their Mineral Interfaces, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, March 2009, p. 1445-1449, Vol. 75, No. 5

  • Bhartia, R., Hug. W.F., Salas, E.C., Reid, R.D., Sijapati, K.K., Tsapin, A., Abbey, W., Conrad, P.G., Nealson, K.H., Lane, A.L. (2008) Classification of Organic and Biological Materials with Deep Ultraviolet Excitation. Applied Spectroscopy 62(10): 1070-1077

  • Orcutt, B., Meile, C. (2008) Constraints on mechanisms and rates of anaerobic oxidation of methane by microbial consortia: Process-based modeling of ANME-2 archaea and sulfate reducing bacteria interactions. Biogeosciences 5: 1587-1599.

  • Santelli, C., Orcutt, B., Banning, E., Bach, W., Moyer, C.L., Sogin, M., Staudigel, H., Edwards, K.J. (2008) Abundance and diversity of microbial life in the ocean crust. Nature 453: 653-656.

  • Toner, B.M., Fakra, S., Manganini, S.J, Santelli, C.M., Marcus, M.A., Moffett, J.W., Rouxel, O., German, C.R., Edwards, K.J. (2009) Preservation of iron(II) by carbon-rich matrices in a hydrothermal plume. Nature Geosciences DOI: 10.1038/NGEO433

  • Santelli, C.M., Edgcomb, V.P., Bach, W., Edwards, K.J. (2009) The diversity and abundance of bacteria inhabiting seafloor lavas posiively correlate with rock alteration. Environmental Microbiology 11(1): 86-98, DOI: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2008.01743.x

  • Toner, B.M., Santelli, C.M., Marcus, M.A., Wirth, R., Chan, C.S., McCollom, T., Bach, W., Edwards, K.J. (2008) Biogenic iron oxyhydroxidde formation at Mid-Ocean Ridge hdyrothermal vents: Juan de Fuca Ridge. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2008.09.035

  • Bailey, J. V., S. B. Joye, K.M. Kalanetra, B. E. Flood, F. C. Corsetti. Evidence of giant sulphur bacteria in Neoproterozoic phosphorites. Nature. 445:198-201.
  • Capone, D. G., R. Popa, B. Flood, K. H. Nealson. 2006. Follow the nitrogen. Science. 312:708-709.

  • Gorby, Y., S. Yanina, J.S. McLean, K.M. Rosso, D. Moyles, A. Dohnalkova, T.J. Beveridge, I-S. Chang, B-H. Kim, K-S. Kim, D.E. Culley, S.B. Reed, M.F. Romine, D.A. Saffarini, E.A. Hill, L. Shi, D.A. Elias, D.W. Kennedy, G. Pinchuk, D. Watanabe, S. Ishii, B. Logan, K.H. Nealson, and J.K. Fredrickson. 2006. Electrically conductive bacterial nanowires produced by Shewanella oneidensis strain MR-1 and other microorganisms. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 103:11358-11363.

  • Hagadorn, J.W., X. Xiaqo, P.C.J. Donoghue, S. Bengtson, N.J. Gostling, M. Pawlowskaq, E.C. Raff, R.A. Raff, R. Turner, Y. Chongyu, C. Zhou, X. Yuan, M.B. McFeely, M. Stampanoni, and K. H. Nealson. 2006. Cellular and Subcellular Structure of Neoproterozoic Animal Embryos. Science 314: 291-294.

  • Inagaki, F., T. Nunoura, S. Nakagawa, A. Teske, M. Lever, A. Lauer, M. Suzuki, K. Takai, M. delwiche, F.S. Colwell, K.H. Nealson, K. Horikoshi, S. D’Hondt, and B.B. Jorgensen. 2006. Biogeographical distribution and diversity of microbes in methane hydrate-bearing deep marine sediments on the Pacific Ocean margin. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 103:2815-2820.

  • Nealson, K.H. 2006. Lakes of liquid CO2 in the deep sea. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA. 103:13903-13904.
  • Rusch, D.B., Halpern, A.L., Heidelberg, K.B., Sutton, G., Williamson, S., Yooseph, S., Wu, D., Eisen, J.A., Hoffman, J.M., Howard, C.H., Foote, C., Dill, B.A., Remington, K., Beeson, K. Tran, B., Smith, H., Baden-Tillson, H., Stewart, C., Thorpe, J., Freemen, J., Andrews-Pfannkoch, C., Venter, J.E., Li, K., Kravitz, S., Heidelberg, J.F., Utterback, T., Rogers, Y-H., Falcon, L.I., Souza, V., Bonilla, G., Eguiarte, L.E., Karl, D.M., Nealson, K., Sathyendranath, S., Platt, T., Bermingham, E., Gallardo, V., Tamayo, G., Ferrari, M.R., Friedman, R., Stausberg, R.L., Frazier, M., and Venter, J.C. 2007. The Sorcerer II Global Ocean Sampling Expedition: Northwest Atlantic through Eastern Tropical Pacific PLoS Biology 5(3):e77.doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0050077.

  • Yang, X., Rodionov, D., C. Li, O.N. Laikova, M.S. Gelfand, O.P. Zagnitko, M.F. Romine, A.Y. Obraztsova, K.H. Nealson, and A.L. Osterman. 2006. Comparative genomics and experimental characterization of N-acetylglucosamine utilization pathway of Shewanella oneidensis. J. Biol. Chem. 281(40):29872-29875.