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Dinoflagellate cyst and acritarch biostratigraphy of the mid to high northern latitude oceans

Neogene stratigraphy and depositional history of the North Sea and Norwegian Sea

Neogene and Quaternary palaeoceanography and palaeoclimate of the mid- to high latitude oceans (North Atlantic, Nordic Seas, Arctic, Pacific), including the evolution of the North Atlantic Current

Pliocene millennial-scale ocean and climate variability

Multi-proxy research combining dinoflagellate cysts and foraminifera (Mg/Ca, stable isotopes) for palaeoceanography and palaeoecology

Ecology of extinct dinoflagellate cysts and acritarchs

Academic article
  • 2020. Planktic Foraminiferal Test Size and Weight Response to the Late Pliocene Environment. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology.
  • 2020. Lessons from a high-CO2 world: an ocean view from  ∼ 3 million years ago. Climate of the Past.
  • 2019. Tracking Holocene palaeostratification and productivity changes in the Western Irish Sea: A multi-proxy record. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.
  • 2019. The potential of sedimentary ancient DNA for reconstructing past sea ice evolution. The ISME Journal.
  • 2019. On the causes of Arctic sea ice in the warm Early Pliocene. Scientific Reports. 1-8.
  • 2019. Distribution of common modern dinoflagellate cyst taxa in surface sediments of the Northern Hemisphere in relation to environmental parameters: The new n=1968 database. Marine Micropaleontology. 1-23.
  • 2019. Cryptic speciation in Protoceratium reticulatum (Dinophyceae): Evidence from morphological, molecular and ecophysiological data. Harmful Algae.
  • 2018. The relationship between Neogene dinoflagellate cysts and global climate dynamics. Earth-Science Reviews. 366-385.
  • 2018. The dinoflagellate cyst genera Achomosphaera Evitt 1963 and Spiniferites Mantell 1850 in Pliocene to modern sediments: a summary of round table discussions. Palynology. 10-44.
  • 2018. Seasonal sea ice cover during the warm Pliocene: Evidence from the Iceland Sea (ODP Site 907). Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 61-72.
  • 2018. Orbital, tectonic and oceanographic controls on Pliocene climate and atmospheric circulation in Arctic Norway. Global and Planetary Change. 183-193.
  • 2017. Neogene dinoflagellate cysts and acritarchs from the high northern latitudes and their relation to sea surface temperature. Marine Micropaleontology. 51-65.
  • 2017. Mid-Piacenzian variability of Nordic Seas surface circulation linked to terrestrial climatic change in Norway. Paleoceanography. 1336-1351.
  • 2017. Highly variable Pliocene sea surface conditions in the Norwegian Sea. Climate of the Past. 1153-1168.
  • 2017. Exploring the MIS M2 glaciation occurring during a warm and high atmospheric CO2 Pliocene background climate. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 266-276.
  • 2017. Dinoflagellate cyst paleoecology during the Pliocene–Pleistocene climatic transition in the North Atlantic. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 81-108.
  • 2017. Age and palaeoenvironment of the Utsira Formation in the northern North Sea based on marine palynology. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift. 305-325.
  • 2016. Low-frequency Pliocene climate variability in the eastern Nordic Seas. Paleoceanography. 1154-1175.
  • 2016. Late Neogene dinoflagellate cyst and acritarch biostratigraphy for Ocean Drilling Program Hole 642B, Norwegian Sea . Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 12-32.
  • 2016. Climate variability and long-term expansion of peatlands in Arctic Norway during the late Pliocene (ODP Site 642, Norwegian Sea). Climate of the Past. 1043-1060.
  • 2015. Increased seasonality during the intensification of Northern Hemisphere glaciation at the Pliocene-Pleistocene boundary ~2.6 Ma. Quaternary Science Reviews. 321-332.
  • 2015. Early Pliocene onset of modern Nordic Seas circulation related to ocean gateway changes. Nature Communications.
  • 2014. Palynological evidence for a southward shift of the North Atlantic Current at ∼2.6 Ma during the intensification of late Cenozoic Northern Hemisphere glaciation. Paleoceanography. 564-580.
  • 2014. New Cenozoic acritarchs: evolution, palaeoecology and correlation potential in high latitude oceans. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. 493-519.
  • 2014. Effect of early Pliocene uplift on late Pliocene cooling in the Arctic–Atlantic gateway. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 132-144.
  • 2014. Dating and palaeoenvironmental reconstruction of the sediments around the Miocene/Pliocene boundary in Yermak Plateau ODP Hole 911A using marine palynology. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 382-402.
  • 2014. Complex response of dinoflagellate cyst distribution patterns to cooler early Oligocene oceans. Earth-Science Reviews. 215-230.
  • 2014. A new 6 Myr stratigraphic framework for the Atlantic–Arctic Gateway. Quaternary Science Reviews. 170-178.
  • 2013. Northern hemisphere glaciation during the globally warm early late Pliocene. PLOS ONE. 15 pages.
  • 2011. Deciphering the palaeoecology of Late Pliocene and Early Pleistocene dinoflagellate cysts. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 17-32.
Lecture
  • 2018. Analysis pipeline for sea ice reconstructions using ancient environmental DNA.
  • 2017. Pliocene Nordic Seas surface circulation and sea ice evolution.
  • 2017. Pliocene Nordic Seas paleoceanography: surface circulation and sea ice evolution.
  • 2016. North Atlantic water influence and sea surface water warming during the late Pliocene in the marginal Arctic Ocean (Site 911A, Yermak Plateau).
  • 2016. Emergence of the modern Nordic Seas circulation in the Early Pliocene related to ocean gateway changes.
  • 2016. Early Pliocene Nordic Seas palaeoceanography and its relation to ocean gateways.
  • 2015. Sea-ice extent in the Nordic Seas around the Pliocene–Quaternary transition.
  • 2015. Quaternary Palynomorph Stratigraphy in the Arctic Ocean: Potential and Limitations.
  • 2015. Impact of seaways on AMOC strength during mid-Pliocene.
  • 2015. Early Pliocene reorganisation of Nordic Seas circulation due to Atlantic–Pacific gateway changes.
  • 2015. Early Pliocene Nordic Seas palaeoceanography – relation with ocean gateways.
  • 2015. Assessing Late Pliocene warming and climate variability with multi-proxy data and climate model simulations.
  • 2014. Northern Hemisphere glaciation during the globally warm early Late Pliocene.
Popular scientific lecture
  • 2017. Klima i tidligere varmeperioder på jorden.
Academic lecture
  • 2019. Investigating past Arctic sea ice: traditional and novel techniques.
  • 2019. Can sedimentary ancient DNA (sedaDNA) be used for sea ice reconstructions? .
  • 2019. Can sedimentary ancient DNA (sedaDNA) be used for sea ice reconstructions.
  • 2018. Sea ice expansion in the Nordic Sea during the Pliocene.
  • 2018. Sea Ice Reconstructions Using Ancient DNA.
  • 2018. Ongoing activities with eDNA as a monitoring tool in high-latitude marine ecosystems.
  • 2018. Late Quaternary sea ice reconstructions in the Greenland Sea using sedimentary ancient DNA.
  • 2018. Arctic Sea Ice Export during the Globally Warm Pliocene.
  • 2017. Testing ancient DNA as a proxy for sea ice reconstruction.
  • 2017. Reconstructing the sea ice evolution of the Late Pliocene Iceland Sea.
  • 2017. Pliocene Nordic Seas paleoceanography: surface circulation and sea ice evolution.
  • 2017. North Atlantic and Nordic Seas synthesis.
  • 2017. Land-ocean interactions at high latitudes during the Pliocene.
  • 2017. An attempt to date the Utsira Formation used for CO2 storage in the North Sea, using dinoflagellates.
  • 2016. Norwegian Atlantic Current variability and changes in heat transport to the Arctic during the mid-Piacenzian.
  • 2016. Emergence of the Nordic Seas circulation in the Early Pliocene.
  • 2015. Influence of Pacific–Atlantic ocean gateways on North Atlantic circulation and climate during the Pliocene.
  • 2013. Palynological and geochemical analysis of North Atlantic circulation at the onset of late Cenozoic Northern Hemisphere glaciation (ca. 2.78–2.52 Ma, MIS G9–100).
  • 2013. Late Neogene palynostratigraphy of ODP Site 642, Vøring Plateau – towards a framework for dating the Utsira Formation.
  • 2013. Late Neogene Biostratigraphy and Palaeoceanography of the Norwegian Sea.
  • 2013. How to glaciate the Northern Hemisphere in the globally warm world of the Late Pliocene?
  • 2011. The role of the North Atlantic in the mid-Pliocene glaciation of Marine Isotope Stage M2.
  • 2011. The Utsira Formation – towards a stratigraphical and palaeoenvironmental framework based on palynology.
  • 2011. Pliocene to Early Quaternary palynology of the Bering Sea: initial results from IODP Site U1341.
  • 2011. Pliocene glacials and interglacials as analogues for present and future climate?
  • 2011. Neogene climate dynamics and hydrocarbon migrations on the Yermak Plateau, NW Spitsbergen – New evidence from borehole and seismic data.
  • 2011. Fresh news from an old ODP record – Neogene climate dynamics and hydrocarbon migrations on the Yermak Plateau, NW Spitsbergen.
  • 2011. Dinoflagellate cysts and foraminiferal geochemistry from marine isotope stages G7 to 102 (Plio–Pleistocene) in the eastern North Atlantic.
  • 2011. A multi-proxy approach for investigating Pliocene–Pleistocene North Atlantic environmental change and dinoflagellate cyst palaeoecology.
Masters thesis
  • 2013. Early Pliocene biostratigraphy and palaeoceanography of the Vøring Plateau using dinoflagellate cysts.
Popular scientific article
  • 2016. Het onstaan van de moderne zeestromingen in de Nordic Seas. gea. 101-103.
Doctoral dissertation
  • 2017. Pliocene sea ice evolution in the Iceland and Labrador Sea – A biomarker approach.
Interview
  • 2018. Interview for a media report on climate in Správy RTVS.
  • 2016. Dagens havstrømmer blir til.
  • 2015. Pliocene East Greenland Current and Sea Ice Evolution.
  • 2015. Nordic seas cooled 500,000 years before global oceans.
  • 2015. Nordic seas cooled 500,000 years before global oceans.
  • 2015. Nordic Seas cooled 500.000 years before global oceans.
  • 2015. Nordic Seas cooled 500.000 years before global oceans.
  • 2015. Nordic Seas cooled 500.000 years before global oceans.
  • 2015. Nordic Seas cooled 500,000 years before global oceans.
  • 2015. Nordic Seas Cooled 500,000 Years Before Global Oceans.
  • 2014. What microfossils can tell us about climate change today.
Documentary
  • 2018. Hvordan etablere bedre referanseverdier for sjøisvariasjoner i Barentshavet? Blogg: Arven etter Nansen.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • 2013. Combining dinoflagellate cyst studies with geochemical proxies: application to palaeoceanography, palaeoecology and biostratigraphy. 11 pages.
Abstract
  • 2012. New insights into late Neogene glacial dynamics, tectonics, and hydrocarbon migrations in the Atlantic-Arctic gateway region. Geophysical Research Abstracts.
Poster
  • 2019. Using genetic information to understand past Arctic sea ice evolution.
  • 2019. Sedimentary ancient DNA reveals Polarella glacialis as a novel circum-polar sea ice proxy.
  • 2019. Reconstructing past Arctic sea ice using sedimentary ancient DNA.
  • 2018. Exploring environmental ancient DNA as sea ice proxy.
  • 2017. Seasonal sea ice in the Iceland Sea during the Late Pliocene.
  • 2017. Pliocene vegetation and climate evolution in Arctic Norway controlled by North Atlantic Current variability.
  • 2017. Exploring environmental ancient DNA as sea ice proxy.
  • 2017. Environmental ancient DNA: a new proxy for sea ice?
  • 2016. The Miocene-Pliocene boundary in the eastern North Atlantic: dinocyst biostratigraphy.
  • 2016. Reconstructing Pliocene sea-ice cover in the Nordic and Labrador seas: preliminary results.
  • 2016. Early Pliocene emergence of the modern Nordic Seas circulation.
  • 2016. Diagenetic alterations of Pliocene foraminifera in the Nordic Seas.
  • 2016. Climate variability and long-term expansion of peat lands in Arctic Norway during the late Pliocene (ODP Site 642, Norwegian Sea).
  • 2015. Sea ice extent in the Nordic Seas around the Pliocene–Quaternary boundary.
  • 2015. New age constraints and palaeo-environmental reconstruction of the sediments around the Miocene/Pliocene boundary in Yermak Plateau ODP Hole 911A using marine palynology.
  • 2014. The Opening of the Arctic-Atlantic Gateway: Tectonic, Oceanographic and Climatic Dynamics - an IODP Initiative.
  • 2014. The Opening of the Arctic-Atlantic Gateway: Tectonic, Oceanographic and Climate Dynamics - an IODP Initiative.
  • 2014. Reconstructing Pliocene Arctic sea ice using IP25 and dinoflagellate cysts.
  • 2014. Pliocene vegetation, climate and sea surface temperatures derived from a high-resolution palynological study of ODP Site 642 in the Norwegian Sea.
  • 2014. Pliocene East Greenland Current and Sea Ice Evolution - PEGSIE.
  • 2014. Marine isotope stage MIS M2 – a conceptual model for a glacial event during a period of prolonged global warmth.
  • 2014. Marine and terrestrial evidence for glaciation during the Pliocene – a global synthesis.
  • 2014. Marine and terrestrial evidence for glaciation during the Pliocene – a global synthesis.
  • 2014. Late Pliocene vegetation and climate fluctuations in the North Atlantic Region: ODP Site 642, Norwegian Sea and Yorktown Formation, USA.
  • 2014. Late Pliocene vegetation and climate fluctuations in the North Atlantic Region: ODP Site 642, Norwegian Sea and Yorktown Formation, USA.
  • 2014. Early Pliocene Nordic Seas palaeoceanography – relation with ocean gateways.
  • 2013. Late Neogene palynostratigraphy of the Vøring Plateau – towards a framework for dating the Utsira Formation.
  • 2013. How to glaciate the Northern Hemisphere in a globally warm world?
  • 2013. Glaciation in the Northern Hemisphere during the globally warm early Late Pliocene (marine isotope stage M2, ca. 3.3 Ma).
  • 2013. Glaciation in the Northern Hemisphere during the globally warm Late Pliocene (ca. 3.3 Ma).
  • 2013. Complex response of dinoflagellate distribution patterns to cooler early Oligocene global oceans.
  • 2012. Unraveling the palaeoecology of Pliocene and Pleistocene dinoflagellate cysts.
  • 2012. How to glaciate the Northern Hemisphere in a globally warm world?
  • 2012. Chronostratigraphic evidence for a Miocene/Pliocene sequence at the Yermak Plateau (ODP Holes 911A and 910C), marginal Arctic Ocean, and surface water conditions based on dinoflagellate cysts and acritarchs.
  • 2012. Central North Atlantic paleoceanography during Marine Isotope Stage 16 (ca. 610–665 ka, Middle Pleistocene): insights from the dinoflagellate cyst record at IODP Site U1313.
  • 2011. Pliocene to Early Quaternary palynology of the Bering Sea: initial results from IODP Site U1341.
  • 2011. Pliocene to Early Quaternary palynology of the Bering Sea: initial results from IODP Site U1341.
  • 2011. Diagnosing the uncertainty of taxa relative abundances derived from count data.
Academic literature review
  • 2018. Quaternary dinoflagellate cysts in the Arctic Ocean: Potential and limitations for stratigraphy and paleoenvironmental reconstructions. 1-26.
  • 2014. A global synthesis of the marine and terrestrial evidence for glaciation during the Pliocene Epoch. 83-102.
Website (informational material)
  • 2019. Environmental ancient DNA – a game changer in paleo sea ice research?
Article in business/trade/industry journal
  • 2013. Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction from a decalcified interglacial sequence in the former Solent river system at St Leonard's Farm, Hampshire, England. Quaternary Newsletter. 23-40.

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Past positions

2006–2011 Postdoctoral researcher at Geosciences Department, University of Bremen (Germany) (Europrox, MARUM, DFG projects SCHE 1665/2-1 and 1665/2-2)

Education

2006 PhD, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, UK. PhD thesis: Plio–Pleistocene dinoflagellate cyst biostratigraphy and palaeoecology of the eastern North Atlantic and southern North Sea Basin. Supervisors: MJ Head and PL Gibbard.

2001 D.E.A. (MSc) Plant Micropaleontology and Palynology, Université de Liège, Belgium

1996-2000 Candidate and Licenciate in Geology, Ghent University, Belgium

Stratigraphy of Neogene CO2 storage formations in the North Sea - dating the Utsira Sands (in cooperation with Statoil ASA)

Pliocene millennial-scale North Atlantic and Nordic Seas palaeoceanography

Neogene to Quaternary dinoflagellate cyst biostratigraphy of the Bering Sea