For a list of all publications within NESSC projects, see below. Please note the list is not yet complete (Updated October 2016).



Baatsen, M.L.J., van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., von der Heydt, A.S., Dijkstra, Henk, Sluijs, A., Abels, H.A. & Bijl, P.K. (2016). A generalised approach to reconstructing geographical boundary conditions for palaeoclimate modelling. Climate of the Past, 12, 1635-1644.

Bathiany, S., van der Bolt, B., Williamson, M., Lenton, T., Scheffer, M., van Nes, E. & Notz, D. (2016). Statistical indicators of Arctic sea-ice stability – prospects and limitations. The Cryosphere, 10, 1631-1645.

Beddow, Helen M., Liebrand, Diederik, Sluijs, Appy, Wade, Bridget S. & Lourens, Lucas J. (2016). Global change across the Oligocene-Miocene transition – High-resolution stable isotope records from IODP Site U1334 (equatorial Pacific Ocean). Paleoceanography, 31 (1), pp. 81-97.

Beusen, A. H. W., Bouwman, A. F., Van Beek, L. P. H., Mogollón, J. M., and Middelburg, J. J. (2016). Global riverine N and P transport to ocean increased during the 20th century despite increased retention along the aquatic continuum. Biogeosciences, 13, 2441-2451.

van Bree, L.G.J., Rijpstra, W.I.C., Al-Dhabi, N.A., Verschuren, D., Sinninghe Damsté, J. S., de Leeuw, J.W. (2016). Des-A-lupane in an East African lake sedimentary record as a new proxy for the stable carbon isotopic composition of C3 plants. Organic Geochemistry,101; 132-139.

Buckles, L. K., Verschuren, D., Weijers, J. W. H., Cocquyt, C., Blaauw, M., and Sinninghe Damsté, J. S. (2016). Interannual and (multi-)decadal variability in the sedimentary BIT index of Lake Challa, East Africa, over the past 2200 years: assessment of the precipitation proxyClim. Past, 12, 1243-1262.

Egger, M.J., Kraal, P., Jilbert, T.S., Sulu-Gambari, F.A., Sapart, C.J., Röckmann, T. & Slomp, C.P. (2016). Anaerobic oxidation of methane alters sediment records of sulfur, iron and phosphorus in the Black Sea. Biogeosciences, 13, 5333-5355.

Egger, M., Lenstra, W., Jong, D., Meysman, F. J. R., Sapart, C. J., Van der Veen, C., Röckmann, T., Gonzalez, S., Slomp, C. P. (2016). Rapid Sediment Accumulation Results in High Methane Effluxes from Coastal Sediments. PLoS ONE, 11 (8).

Eyre, B. D., Oakes, J. M., Middelburg, J. J. (2016). Fate of microphytobenthos nitrogen in subtropical subtidal sediments: A 15N pulse-chase study. Limnology and Oceanography, 00, 2016, 00–00.

Frieling, J.,  Svensen, H.H., Planke, S., Cramwinckel, M.J., Selnes, H., Sluijs, A. (2016). Thermogenic methane release as a cause for the long duration of the PETM. PNAS.

Hagens, M. & Middelburg, J.B.M. (2016). Generalised expressions for the response of pH to changes in ocean chemistry. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 187, 334-349.

van Helmond, N.A.G.M., Sluijs, A., Papadomanolaki, N. M., Plint, A. G., Gröcke, D., Pearce, M. A., Eldrett, J.S., Trabucho-Alexandre,  J., Walaszczyk, I., van de Schootbrugge, B. & Brinkhuis, H. (2016). Equatorward phytoplankton migration during a cold spell within the Late Cretaceous super-greenhouse. Biogeosciences, 13, (9), 2859-2872.

Hoins, M., Eberlein, T., Großmann, C.H., Brandenburg, K., Reichart, G.-J., Rost, B., Sluijs, A. & Van De Waal, D.B. (2016). Combined effects of ocean acidification and light or nitrogen availabilities on 13C fractionation in marine dinoflagellates. PLoS ONE, 11 (5).

Hoins, M., Eberlein, T., Van de Waal, D.B., Sluijs, A., Reichart, G.-J. & Rost, B. (2016). CO2-dependent carbon isotope fractionation in dinoflagellates relates to their inorganic carbon fluxes. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 481, 9-14.

T.C. Johnson, J. P. Werne, E. T. Brown, A. Abbott, M. Berke, B. A. Steinman, J. Halbur, S. Contreras, S. Grosshuesch, A. Deino, R. P. Lyons, C. A. Scholz, S. Schouten & J. S. Sinninghe Damsté (2016). A progressively wetter climate in southern East Africa over the past 1.3 million years. Nature, 2016.

Luo, Y., Boudreau, B.P., Dickens, G.R., Sluijs, A., Middelburg, J. J. (2016). An alternative model for CaCO3 over-shooting during the PETM: Biological carbonate compensation. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 453, 223-233.

Röckmann, T., Popa, M. E., Krol, M. C., Hofmann, M. E. (2016). Statistical clumped isotope signatures. Scientific Reports, 6, 31947.

Rooze, Jurjen, Egger, M.J., Tsandev, I. & Slomp, C.P. (2016). Iron-dependent anaerobic oxidation of methane in coastal surface sediments: Potential controls and impact. Limnology and Oceanography, 00, 2016, 00–00.

Stap, Lennert B., de Boer, Bas, Ziegler, Martin, Bintanja, Richard, Lourens, Lucas J. & van de Wal, Roderik S. W. (2016). CO2 over the past 5 million years – Continuous simulation and new d11B-based proxy data. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 439, 1-10.

Van Wessem, J. M., Ligtenberg, S. R M, Reijmer, C. H., Van De Berg, W. J., Van Den Broeke, M. R., Barrand, N. E., Thomas, E. R., Turner, J., Wuite, J., Scambos, T. A. & Van Meijgaard, E. (2016). The modelled surface mass balance of the Antarctic Peninsula at 5.5¯km horizontal resolution. The Cryosphere, 10, 1, pp. 271-285.

Woulds, C., Bouillon, S., Cowie, G. L., Drake, E., Middelburg, J. J.,  Witte, U. (2016). Patterns of carbon processing at the seafloor: the role of faunal and microbial communities in moderating carbon flows. Biogeosciences, 13, 4343-4357.



Beusen, A. H. W., Van Beek, L. P. H., Bouwman, A. F., Mogollón, J. M., & Middelburg, J. J. (2015). Coupling global models for hydrology and nutrient loading to simulate nitrogen and phosphorus retention in surface water–description of IMAGE-GNM and analysis of performance. Geoscientific Model Development Discussions, 8(9).

Boudreau, B. P., Luo, Y., Meysman, F. J., Middelburg, J. J., & Dickens, G. R. (2015). Gas hydrate dissociation prolongs acidification of the Anthropocene oceans. Geophysical Research Letters42(21), 9337-9344.

Blauw, L. G., Wensink, N., Bakker, L., Logtestijn, R. S., Aerts, R., Soudzilovskaia, N. A., & Cornelissen, J. H. C. (2015). Fuel moisture content enhances nonadditive effects of plant mixtures on flammability and fire behaviorEcology and evolution5(17), 3830-3841.

Drijfhout, S. ; Bathiany, S. ; Beaulieu, N. ; Brovkin, V. ; Claussen, M. ; Huntingford, C. ; Scheffer, M. ; Sgubin, G. ; Swingedouw, D. (2015). Catalogue of abrupt shifts in Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change climate models. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112 (43), p. E5777-E5786.

Egger, M., Rasigraf, O., Sapart, C., Jilbert, T., Jetten, M. S. M., Röckmann, T., van der Veen, C., Bândă, N., Kartal, Boran, Ettwig, K. F., and Slomp, C. (2015). Iron-mediated anaerobic oxidation of methane in brackish coastal sedimentsEnvironmental Science and Technology, 49 (1), 277-283.

le Guitton, M., Soetaert, K., Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. & Middelburg, J.J. (2015). Biogeochemical consequences of vertical and lateral transport of particulate organic matter in the southern North Sea: A multiproxy approach. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 165, (pp. 117-127).

Koehler, P., de Boer, B., von der Heydt, A.S., Stap, L.B. & van de Wal, R.S.W. (2015). On the state-dependency of the equilibrium climate sensitivity during the last 5 million years. Climate of the Past, 11, 1801-1823.

Hagens, Mathilde, Slomp, Caroline, Meysman, Filip, Seitaj, Dorina, Harlay, Jerome, Borges, Alberto & Middelburg, Jack (2015). Biogeochemical processes and buffering capacity concurrently affect acidification in a seasonally hypoxic coastal marine basin. Biogeosciences, 12, (pp. 1561-1583).

van Hinsbergen, Douwe J.J., de Groot, Lennart V., van Schaik, Sebastiaan J., Spakman, Wim, Bijl, Peter K., Sluijs, Appy, Langereis, Cor G. & Brinkhuis, Henk (2015). A Paleolatitude Calculator for Paleoclimate Studies. PLoS ONE, 10 (6) (21 p.).

Kim, J.-H., Schouten, Stefan, Rodrigo-Gámiz, Marta, Rampen, Sebastiaan, Marino, Gianluca, Huguet, Carme, Helmke, Peer, Buscail, Roselyne, Hopmans, Ellen C., Pross, J., Sangiorgi, Francesca, Middelburg, Jack B.M. & Sinninghe Damsté, Jaap S. (2015). Influence of deep-water derived isoprenoid tetraether lipids on the TEXH86 paleothermometer in the Mediterranean Sea. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 150, (pp. 125-141) (17 p.).

Maugendre, L., Gaatuso, J.-P., de Kluijver, A., Soetaert, K., van Oevelen, D., Middelburg, J. J., Gazeau, F. (2015) Carbon-13 labelling shows no effect of ocean acidification on carbon transfer in Mediterranean plankton communities. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelff Science (1-12).

van der Meer, Marcel T J, Benthien, Albert, French, Katherine L., Epping, Eric, Zondervan, Ingrid, Reichart, Gert Jan, Bijma, Jelle, Sinninghe Damsté, Jaap S. & Schouten, Stefan (2015). Large effect of irradiance on hydrogen isotope fractionation of alkenones in Emiliania huxleyi. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 160, 16-24.

Middelburg, J.J. (2015). Escape by dilution – Dissolved organic matter in much of the deep ocean is too dilute to be consumed by microbes.  Science, 348 (6232), (pp. 290).

Jack J. Middelburg, Christina E. Mueller, Bart Veuger, Ann I. Larsson, Armin Form & Dick van Oevelen (2015). Discovery of symbiotic nitrogen fixation and chemoautotrophy in cold-water corals. Nature Scientific Reports.

Nes, E.H. van; Scheffer, M. ; Brovkin, V. ; Lenton, T.M. ; Ye, H. ; Deyle, E. ; Sugihara, G. (2015). Causal feedbacks in climate change. Nature Climate Change, 5, p. 445-448.

Oerlemans, J. and van Pelt, W. J. J. (2015). A model study of Abrahamsenbreen, a surging glacier in northern Spitsbergen. The Cryosphere, 9, 767-779.

Reed, D.C., Gustafsson, B.G., Slomp, C.P.  Shelf-to-basin iron shuttling enhances vivianite formation in deep Baltic Sea sediments. (2015) Earth and Planetary Science Letters

Ruvalcaba, I., van Helmond, N.A.G.M., Tsandev, I., Middelburg, J. J. & Slomp, C.P. (23.07.2015). The nitrogen isotope composition of sediments from the proto-North Atlantic during Oceanic Anoxic Event 2. Paleoceanography, 30 (7), 923-937.

Simon, M. H., Gong, X., Hall, I. R., Ziegler, M., Barker, S., Knorr, G., van der Meer, M. T. J., Kasper, S. and Schouten, S. (2015). Salt exchange in the Indian-Atlantic Ocean Gateway since the Last Glacial Maximum – A compensating effect between Agulhas Current changes and salinity variations?. Paleoceanography, 30 (10), 1318-1327.

Trusel, Luke D., Frey, Karen E., Das, Sarah B., Karnauskas, Kristopher B., Kuipers Munneke, Peter, van Meijgaard, Erik & van den Broeke, Michiel R. (2015). Divergent trajectories of Antarctic surface melt under two 21st century climate scenarios. Nature Geoscience, 8, 927-932.

Vasquez-Cardenas, Diana, van de Vossenberg, Jack, Polerecky, Lubos, Malkin, Sairah Y., Schauer, Regina, Hidalgo-Martinez, Silvia, Confurius, Veronique, Middelburg, Jack J., Meysman, Filip J R & Boschker, Henricus T S (2015). Microbial carbon metabolism associated with electrogenic sulphur oxidation in coastal sediments. The ISME Journal


Ruvalcaba Baroni, I., Tsandev, I. & Slomp, C.P. (2014). Enhanced N2-fixation and NH4+ recycling during oceanic anoxic event 2 in the proto-North Atlantic. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15 (10), (pp. 4064-4078) (14 p.).