Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

Julie Lattaud

PhD student
Phone number
+31 (0)222 369 567
PhD student
Universiteit Utrecht
Stefan Schouten

Sampling of the Rhine River water, March 2016, Karlsruhe.

I work within the ERC Diol and my main focus is the study of terrigenous diols and their impact on the marine realm, especially on the applicability of the diols indices.

My main research areas are:

  • The Rhine, Godavari and Danube rivers (in collaboration with U. Utrecht and ETH Zurich)
  • The Gulf of Lion, Amazon shelf, Kara Sea and Berau delta
  • The Okhotsk Sea (in collaboration with U. Cambridge)
  • The Arabian Sea (in collaboration with the BGR)
  • The Bay of Bengal (in collaboration with U. Koln)
  • The Zambezi and Nile river mouths (in collaboration with U. Tubingen and MARUM)

Study locations

I workd in multiple fields, from extracting lipids from marine sediments to extracting DNA from river water flters but also analysing marine surface sediments, riverine sediments and riverine water. Multi proxies study allow us to better understand a complex system.

From left to right: Drying of a polar lipid fraction extracted from Arabian Sea sediments, river water filter from the Rhine River and multicore from the Black Sea

Cruise/Field work:

  • 2017- cruise with the R/V Pelagia to the Black Sea (64PE418): Anoxic environments. Blog:
  • 2016-field trip to the Rhine River to sample water to enravel the mysteries of the diols.


  • 2014-Master es Geology (Paleoclimate, paleontology, paleoenvironments)-Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon
  • 2013-Bachelor of Science (Geology)-Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon

Published work:

Lattaud J., Dorhout D., Schulz H., Castaneda I. and Schouten S. (2017) The C32 alkane-1,15-diol as a proxy of late Quaternary riverine input in coastal margins. Climate of the Past

Lattaud J., Kim J.-H., De Jonge C., Zell C., Sinninghe Damsté J.S. and Schouten S. (2017) The C32 alkane-1,15-diol as a tracer for riverine input in coastal seas. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 202C, 146-158.

Sampling of the Rhine river water, September 2016, Cologne.

NIOZ publications

Linked projects

ERC Long chain diols as novel organic proxies for paleoclimate reconstructions
Stefan Schouten
European Community - European Research Council
Project duration
2 Jan 2014 - 1 Apr 2021