Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

Laura Schreuder

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


  • Organic geochemistry
  • Lipid biomarker development
  • Analytical method development with UHPLC-ESI/HRMS(-MS)
  • Paleoclimate reconstruction

Current project

Tracing ancient biomass burning using molecular biomarkers in marine and lake sediments.

In this project I work on developing levoglucosan, one of the most dominant compounds formed during biomass burning, as a tracer for past burning events in marine and lake sediment records.



2016 R/V James Cook (cruise JC-134). Part of project Dusttraffic: Transatlantic fluxes of Saharan dust



2009 - 2012 BSc Earth Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2012 - 2014 MSc Applied Environmental Geosciences, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands



Schreuder, L.T., Beets, C.J., Prins, M.A., Hatte, C., Peterse, F., 2016. Late Pleistocene climate evolution in Southeastern Europe recorded by soil bacterial membrane lipids in Serbian loess. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 449, 141-148.


On top of the bridge of R/V James Cook crossing the North Atlantic collecting dust samples

Linked blogs

Sunday 26 November 2017
Biomarkers in Saharan dust
A new paper by Laura Schreuder and colleagues presents new data on terrestrial higher-plant biomarkers found in aerosols and marine sediments sampled along the DUSTTRAFFIC transatlantic array of sediment traps as well as in seafloor sediments.

NIOZ publications

Linked projects

Tracing ancient biomass burning using molecular biomarkers in marine and lake sediments
Stefan Schouten
Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research
Project duration
6 Nov 2015 - 10 Jun 2020