B014:
Biomarkers from Source to Sink - Bridging the Transition from Empirical Relationships to Mechanistic Theory





Session ID#: 25887

Session Description:
Biomarkers can provide information on numerous processes including cellular metabolism, ecohydrology, sediment transport, diagenesis, atmospheric or water chemistry, and paleoclimate. Interpretations of organic matter molecular and isotopic signals from plant waxes, algal markers, alkenones, GDGTs, or other compounds are grounded in empirical correlations. Progress towards mechanistic understandings of how environmental factors influence biosynthesis, and how biomarker signals are modified through transport and deposition, can increase the value of these data and open opportunities for expanded applications. This session solicits contributions investigating these questions from source to sink, including biosynthesis, transport, and post-depositional alteration or production at all timescales and in any depositional environment. We also seek studies that use or test process-based interpretations of biomarker data to infer environmental, ecologic, or climatic conditions in the past or present such as temperature, hydroclimate, CO2 levels, atmosphere or ocean circulation, or salinity.
Primary Convener:  Daniel B Nelson, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Department of Surface Waters - Research and Management, Switzerland
Conveners:  Isla S. Castañeda, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, United States, William J D'Andrea, Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States and Aaron F Diefendorf, University of Cincinnati, Department of Geology, Cincinnati, OH, United States
Co-Organized with:
Biogeosciences, and Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology

Cross-Listed:
  • PP - Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Mengyuan Wang, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Allison Cluett and Elizabeth K Thomas, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, United States
Bernhard Aichner1, Steffen Mischke2, Francesco S.R. Pausata3, Martin Werner4, Qiong Zhang3, Liv Heinecke5, Sarah J Feakins6, Dirk Sachse7, Zafar Mahmoudov8 and Ilhomjon Rajabov8, (1)University of Potsdam, Institute of Earth and Environmental Science, Potsdam, Germany, (2)University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland, (3)Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, (4)Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz-Center for Polar and Marine Research Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Germany, (5)Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz-Center for Polar and Marine Research Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany, (6)University of Southern California, Department of Earth Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (7)GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany, (8)Agency on Hydrometeorology of the State Committee on Environmental Protection and Forestry, Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Marisa Nicole Repasch1, Dirk Sachse1, Niels Hovius2, Joel S Scheingross1 and Ricardo Nicolas Szupiany3, (1)GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany, (2)Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany, (3)National University of the Littoral, National Council of Scientific and Technical Research, Santa Fe, Argentina
Mong Sin Wu1, Sarah J Feakins1, Camilo Ponton2, A. Joshua West2 and Valier Galy3, (1)University of Southern California, Department of Earth Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (2)University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (3)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Jing Liao1, Hong Lu1, Qingtao Wang2 and Youping Zhou Sr3, (1)Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Guangzhou, China, (2)Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (3)Shanxi University of Science & Technology, Xian, China
Dulcinea V Groff, University of Maine, Orono, ME, United States, David G Williams, Univ Wyoming, Laramie, WY, United States and Jacquelyn L Gill, University of Maine, Climate Change Institute, Orono, ME, United States
Paula V Welander, Amy B Banta, Alysha K Lee and Jeremy H. Wei, Stanford University, Earth System Science, Stanford, CA, United States
Troy M Ferland, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States, Josef Peter Werne, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, Isla S. Castañeda, UMass Amherst-Geosciences, Amherst, MA, United States, Andrew S Cohen, Univ of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, Tim K Lowenstein, Binghamton University, Department of Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies, Binghamton, NY, United States, Daniel Deocampo, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, United States, Robin Renaut, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada and Owen Richard Bernhart, Chiang Mai University, Unit for Social and Environmental Research, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Owen Cowling1, Elizabeth Thomas1, John Inge Svendsen2 and Haflidi Haflidason2, (1)University at Buffalo, Department of Geology, Buffalo, NY, United States, (2)University of Bergen, Department of Earth Science and Bjerknes Centre of Climate Research (BCCR), Bergen, Norway
Zi-Cheng Wang, Xiaotong Xiao, Zi-Neng Yuan, Fei Wang, Lei Xing, Li Li and Meixun Zhao, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China
Yonghao Jia, Xiaotong Xiao, Meng Yu, Zi-neng Yuan, Hailong Zhang and Meixun Zhao, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China
Blanca Ausin Gonzalez1, Clayton Magill2, Pascal Wenk1, Gerald Haugh3, Cameron McIntyre4, Negar Haghipour5, David A Hodell6 and Timothy I Eglinton5, (1)ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, (2)Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, (3)Max-Plack Institute, Mainz, Germany, (4)ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Physics, Laboratory of Ion Beam Physics, Zurich, Switzerland, (5)ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Geological Institute, Zurich, Switzerland, (6)University of Cambridge, Godwin Laboratory for Palaeoclimate Research, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Mingda Wang, Qian Tian, Xiumei Li, Jie Liang, He Yue and Juzhi Hou, ITP Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Prasanta Sanyal1, Sambit Ghosh1, Ravi Bhushan2 and Navin Juyal2, (1)Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, Kolkata, India, (2)Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India
Hannah Dion-Kirschner, Jamie Marie McFarlin, Yarrow Axford and Magdalena R Osburn, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, United States
Aster Lei1, Josef P. Werne1, Alexander Correa-Metrio2, Margarita Caballero2 and Liseth Pérez2, (1)University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, (2)Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Departamento de Paleontología, Mexico City, Mexico
Jie Liang, Tsinghua University, Department of Earth System Science,, Beijing, China, Guanghui Lin Sr., Department of Earth System Science, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China and Leonel O Sternberg, Univ Miami, Department of Biology, Miami, FL, United States
Owen Drew Craven, Todd Lawrence Longbottom, William C Hockaday and Emily Blackaby, Baylor University, Waco, TX, United States
Cheng Zhao and Xiaoping Feng, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, China
Antoni Rosell-Melé, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Cerdanyola del Val, Spain, Min Cao, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Bellaterra, Spain, Gemma Rueda, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Bellaterra, Spain and Mona Henriksen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Aas, Norway
Craig Smeaton1, Thomas S Bianchi2, Xingqian Cui2, John alexander Howe3 and William (Bill) Austin4, (1)University of St Andrews, School of Geography & Geosciences, St Andrews, KY16, United Kingdom, (2)University of Florida, Ft Walton Beach, FL, United States, (3)Scottish Association for Marine Science, Oban, United Kingdom, (4)University of St Andrews, Geography & Geosciences, St Andrews, United Kingdom
Rut Pedrosa Pàmies1, Maureen H Conte1,2 and JC Weber1, (1)Marine Biological Laboratory, The Ecosystems Center, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (2)Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, St.George's, Bermuda
Maureen H Conte1,2, Rut Pedrosa Pàmies2 and JC Weber2, (1)Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, St.George's, Bermuda, (2)Marine Biological Laboratory, The Ecosystems Center, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Katherine H Freeman, The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Geosciences, University Park, PA, United States
Jeremy H. Wei1, Amy B Banta1, Clare C. C. Gill2, Jose-Luis Giner3 and Paula V Welander1, (1)Stanford University, Earth System Science, Stanford, CA, United States, (2)Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, (3)State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Dept. of Chemistry, Syracuse, NY, United States
Jorien Vonk, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Nicholas J Drenzek, Self Employed, Washington, DC, United States, Konrad A Hughen, WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Rachel Stanley, Wellesley College, Wellesley, United States, Daniel B. Montluçon, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Department of Earth Sciences, Zurich, Switzerland, Cameron McIntyre, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Physics, Laboratory of Ion Beam Physics, Zurich, Switzerland, John Richard Southon, Univ California, Irvine, CA, United States, Guaciara Santos, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, United States, August Andersson, Stockholm University, Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry, Stockholm, Sweden, Martin Sköld, Stockholm University, Department of Mathematics, Stockholm, Sweden and Timothy I Eglinton, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Geological Institute, Zurich, Switzerland
Guillemette Menot1, Yannick Garcin2, Edouard G Bard3 and Pierre Deschamps3, (1)Ecole Normale Supérieure Lyon, Lyon, France, (2)University of Potsdam, Institute of Earth and Environmental Science, Potsdam, Germany, (3)CEREGE, Aix-en-Provence Cedex, France
Qi Fu and Xueze Chen, University of Houston, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Houston, TX, United States
Benjamin Bates1, Thomas V Lowell2, Aaron F Diefendorf3, Erika J Freimuth3 and Alexander K Stewart4, (1)University of Cincinnati Main Campus, Cincinnati, OH, United States, (2)Univ Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, United States, (3)University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, United States, (4)St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY, United States
Valier Galy1, Katherine Louise French1,2, Christopher J Hein3, Negar Haghipour4, Lukas Wacker5, Hermann Kudrass6 and Timothy I Eglinton4, (1)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (2)USGS, Central Energy Resources Science Center, Denver, CO, United States, (3)Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, VA, United States, (4)ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Geological Institute, Zurich, Switzerland, (5)ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Laboratory for Ion Beam Physics, Department of Physics, Zurich, Switzerland, (6)MARUM - University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Fabien P H Kenig, University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Chicago, IL, United States
Ashley E Maloney1, Samantha N Hing2, Julie N Richey3, Daniel B Nelson4 and Julian P Sachs1, (1)University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, (3)USGS, St. Petersburg, FL, United States, (4)EAWAG Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Duebendorf, Switzerland
Christopher K Junium and Benjamin Thornton Uveges, Syracuse University, Earth Sciences, Syracuse, NY, United States
Kelsey Elizabeth Doiron, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, United States, Peter E Sauer, Indiana Univ, Bloomington, IN, United States and Lora R Stevens, California State University Long Beach, Geological Sciences, Long Beach, CA, United States

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