Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Royal Netherlands
Institute for Sea Research
Phone number
+31 (0)222 369 568
Location
Texel
Function
Scientist
Expertise
  • Stable isotope geochemistry
  • Organic geochemistry

Dr. Marcel van der Meer

Scientist

Linked news

Wednesday 11 September 2019
Nieuwe stap in onderzoek naar zoutgehaltes van vroegere oceanen
Op 20 september promoveert Gabriella Weiss bij de Universiteit van Utrecht. Zij heeft bij NIOZ zoutgehaltes van vroegere oceanen onderzocht. In haar proefschrift zet ze een nieuwe stap in het verbeteren van de onderzoeksmethode.
Tuesday 18 June 2019
Spuisluizen bepalen helft voedselaanbod Waddenzee
Het Waddengebied is in trek bij vogels, vissen en zeezoogdieren vanwege het rijke bodemleven, zoals schelpdieren, waarmee zij zich voeden. Dit rijke bodemleven wordt vaak toegeschreven aan de groei en bloei van algen in de Waddenzee zelf. Nu blijkt…

NIOZ publications

  • 2020
    Weiss, G.M.; Massalska, B.; Hennekam, R.; Reichart, G.-J.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S; Schouten, S.; van der Meer, M.T.J. (2020). Alkenone distributions and hydrogen isotope ratios show changes in haptophyte species and source water in the Holocene Baltic Sea. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. 21(2): e2019GC008751. https://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2019gc008751
  • 2019
    Bale, N.J.; Hennekam, R.; Hopmans, E.C.; Dorhout, D.; Reichart, G.-J.; Van der Meer, M.T.J.; Villareal, T.A.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S; Schouten, S. (2019). Biomarker evidence for nitrogen-fixing cyanobacterial blooms in a brackish surface layer in the Nile River plume during sapropel deposition. Geology (Boulder Colo.) 47(11): 1088-1092. https://dx.doi.org/10.1130/g46682.1
    Besseling, M.A.; Hopmans, E.C.; Koenen, M.; van der Meer, M.T.J.; Vreugdenhil, S.; Schouten, S.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S; Villanueva, L. (2019). Depth-related differences in archaeal populations impact the isoprenoid tetraether lipid composition of the Mediterranean Sea water column. Org. Geochem. 135: 16-31. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2019.06.008
    Jung, A.S.; van der Veer, H.W.; van der Meer, M.T.J.; Philippart, C.J.M. (2019). Seasonal variation in the diet of estuarine bivalves. PLoS One 14(6): e0217003. https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0217003
    Lattaud, J.; Erdem, Z.; Weiss, G.M.; Rush, D.; Balzano, S.; Chivall, D.; van der Meer, M.T.J.; Hopmans, E.C.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S; Schouten, S. (2019). Hydrogen isotopic ratios of long-chain diols reflect salinity. Org. Geochem. 137: 103904. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2019.103904
    Lattaud, J.; Lo, L.; Zeeden, C.; Liu, Y.-J.; Song, S.-R.; Van der Meer, M.T.J.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Schouten, S. (2019). A multiproxy study of past environmental changes in the Sea of Okhotsk during the last 1.5 Ma. Org. Geochem. 132: 50-61. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2019.04.003
    Rush, D.; Talbot, H.M.; Van der Meer, M.T.J.; Hopmans, E.C.; Douglas, B.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S (2019). Biomarker evidence for the occurrence of anaerobic ammonium oxidation in the eastern Mediterranean Sea during Quaternary and Pliocene sapropel formation. Biogeosciences 16(12): 2467-2479. https://dx.doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-2467-2019
    Weiss, G.M.; de Bar, M.W.; Stolwijk, D.J.; Schouten, S.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; van der Meer, M.T.J. (2019). Paleosensitivity of hydrogen isotope ratios of long‐chain alkenones to salinity changes at the Chile Margin. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology 34(6): 978-989. https://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2019pa003591
    Weiss, G.M.; Roepert, A.; Middelburg, J.J.; Schouten, S.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S; van der Meer, M.T.J. (2019). Hydrogen isotope fractionation response to salinity and alkalinity in a calcifying strain of Emiliania huxleyi. Org. Geochem. 134: 62-65. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2019.06.001
    Weiss, G.M.; Schouten, S.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S; Van der Meer, M.T.J. (2019). Constraining the application of hydrogen isotopic composition of alkenones as a salinity proxy using marine surface sediments. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 250: 34-48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2019.01.038
    Witkowski, C.R.; Agostini, S.; Harvey, B.P.; van der Meer, M.T.J.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Schouten, S. (2019). Validation of carbon isotope fractionation in algal lipids as a pCO2 proxy using a natural CO2 seep (Shikine Island, Japan). Biogeosciences 16(22): 4451-4461. https://dx.doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-4451-2019
  • 2018
    Heinzelmann, S.M.; Villanueva, L.; Lipsewers, Y.A.; Sinke-Schoen, D.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Schouten, S.; Van der Meer, M.T.J. (2018). Assessing the metabolism of sedimentary microbial communities using the hydrogen isotopic composition of fatty acids. Org. Geochem. 124: 123-132. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2018.07.011
    Lattaud, J.; Kirkels, F.; Peterse, F.; Freymond, C.V.; Eglinton, T.I.; Hefter, J.; Mollenhauer, G.; Balzano, S.; Villanueva, L.; van der Meer, M.T.J.; Hopmans, E.C.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Schouten, S. (2018). Long-chain diols in rivers: distribution and potential biological sources. Biogeosciences 15(13): 4147-4161. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-4147-2018
    van Bree, L.G.J.; Peterse, F.; van der Meer, M.T.J.; Middelburg, J.J.; Negash, A.M.D.; De Crop, W.; Cocquyt, C.; Wieringa, J.J.; Verschuren, D.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2018). Seasonal variability in the abundance and stable carbon-isotopic composition of lipid biomarkers in suspended particulate matter from a stratified equatorial lake (Lake Chala, Kenya/Tanzania): Implications for the sedimentary record. Quat. Sci. Rev. 192: 208-224. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.05.023
  • 2017
    Kaiser, J.; van der Meer, M.T.J.; Arz, H.W. (2017). Long-chain alkenones in Baltic Sea surface sediments: New insights. Org. Geochem. 112: 93-104. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2017.07.002
    Kandiano, E.S.; van der Meer, M.T.J.; Schouten, S.; Fahl, K.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Bauch, H.A. (2017). Response of the North Atlantic surface and intermediate ocean structure to climate warming of MIS 11. NPG Scientific Reports 7: 46192. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep46192
    Randlett, M.-E.; Bechtel, A.; van der Meer, M.T.J.; Peterse, F; Litt, T.; Pickarski, N.; Kwiecien, O.; Stockhecke, M.; Wehrli, B.; Schubert, C.J. (2017). Biomarkers in Lake Van sediments reveal dry conditions in eastern Anatolia during 110.000-10.000 years B.P. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. 18(2): 571-583. dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016gc006621
    Weiss, G.M.; Pfannerstill, E.Y.; Schouten, S.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; van der Meer, M.T.J. (2017). Effects of alkalinity and salinity at low and high light intensity on hydrogen isotope fractionation of long-chain alkenones produced by Emiliania huxleyi. Biogeosciences 14(24): 5693-5704. https://dx.doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-5693-2017
  • 2016
    Heinzelmann, S.M.; Bale, N.J.; Villanueva, L.; Sinke-Schoen, D.; Philippart, C.J.M.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Schouten, S.; Van der Meer, M.T.J. (2016). Seasonal changes in the D  /  H ratio of fatty acids of pelagic microorganisms in the coastal North Sea. Biogeosciences 13: 5527-5539. dx.doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-5527-2016
    Kandiano, E.S.; Van der Meer, M.T.J.; Bauch, H.A.; Helmke, J.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Schouten, S. (2016). A cold and fresh ocean surface in the Nordic Seas during MIS 11: Significance for the future ocean. Geophys. Res. Lett. 43(20): 10,929–10,937 . dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016GL070294
    Nieto-Moreno, V.; Rohrmann, A.; van der Meer, M.T.J.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Sachse, D.; Tofelde, S.; Niedermeyer, E.M.; Strecker, M.R.; Mulch, A. (2016). Elevation-dependent changes in n-alkane δD and soil GDGTs across the South Central Andes. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 453: 234–242. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2016.07.049
    van der Meer, M.T.J. (2016). Cruise report 64PE406, NESSC East Med, Limassol-Istanbul, January 12th-January 28th.. NIOZ: Texel. 60 pp.
    van der Meer, M.T.J. (2016). Cruise report 64PE408, NESSC Black Sea, Istanbul-Istanbul, January 28th-February 5th. NIOZ: Texel. 68 pp.
    van der Meer, M.T.J. (2016). Cruise report 64PE410, NIOZ Baltic 2016, Texel-Nynäshamn (Sweden), May 16th- May 28th. NIOZ: Texel. 119 pp.
    Warden, L.; Van der Meer, M.T.J.; Moros, M.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2016). Sedimentary alkenone distributions reflect salinity changes in the Baltic Sea over the Holocene. Org. Geochem. 102: 30–44. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2016.09.007
  • 2015
    Heinzelmann, S.M.; Chivall, D.; M'boule, D.; Sinke-Schoen, D.; Villanueva, L.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Schouten, S.; van der Meer, M.T.J. (2015). Comparison of the effect of salinity on the D/H ratio of fatty acids of heterotrophic and photoautotrophic microorganisms. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 362(10). dx.doi.org/10.1093/femsle/fnv065
    Heinzelmann, S.M.; Villanueva, L. ; Sinke-Schoen, D.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Schouten, S.; Van der Meer, M.T.J. (2015). Impact of metabolism and growth phase on the hydrogen isotopic composition of microbial fatty acids. Front. Microbiol. 6: 408. dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2015.00408
    Kasper, S.; van der Meer, M.T.J.; Castañeda, I.S; Tjallingii, R.; Brummer, G.J.A.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Schouten, S. (2015). Testing the alkenone D/H ratio as a paleo indicator of sea surface salinity in a coastal ocean margin (Mozambique Channel). Org. Geochem. 78: 62-68. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2014.10.011
    Petrick, B.F.; McClymont, E.L.; Marret, F.; van der Meer, M.T.J. (2015). Changing surface water conditions for the last 500ka in the Southeast Atlantic: Implications for variable influences of Agulhas leakage and Benguela upwelling. Paleoceanography 30(9): 1153–1167. dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015PA002787
    Simon, M.H.; Gong, X.; Hall, I.R.; Ziegler, M.; Barker, S.; Knorr, G.; van der Meer, M.T.J.; Kasper, S.; 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. dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015PA002842
    van der Meer, M.T.J.; Benthien, A.; French, K.L.; Epping, E.; Zondervan, I.; Reichart, G.J.; Bijma, J.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Schouten, S. (2015). Large effect of irradiance on hydrogen isotope fractionation of alkenones in Emiliania huxleyi. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 160: 16-24. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2015.03.024
  • 2014
    Chivall, D.; M'Boule, D.; Sinke-Schoen, D.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Schouten, S.; van der Meer, M.T.J. (2014). Impact of salinity and growth phase on alkenone distributions in coastal haptophytes. Org. Geochem. 67: 31-34. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2013.12.002
    Chivall, D.; M'Boule, D.; Sinke-Schoen, D.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Schouten, S.; van der Meer, M.T.J. (2014). The effects of growth phase and salinity on the hydrogen isotopic composition of alkenones produced by coastal haptophyte algae. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 140: 381–390. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.gca.2014.05.043
    Heinzelmann, S.M.; Bale, N.J.; Hopmans, E.C.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Schouten, S.; van der Meer, M.T.J. (2014). Critical Assessment of Glyco- and Phospholipid Separation by Using Silica Chromatography. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 80(1): 360-365. dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.02817-13
    Kasper, S.; van der Meer, M.T.J.; Mets, A.; Zahn, R.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Schouten, S. (2014). Salinity changes in the Agulhas leakage area recorded by stable hydrogen isotopes of C37 alkenones during Termination I and II. Clim. Past 10(1): 251-260. dx.doi.org/10.5194/cp-10-251-2014
    M'boule, D.; Chivall, D.; Sinke-Schoen, D.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Schouten, S.; van der Meer, M.T.J. (2014). Salinity dependent hydrogen isotope fractionation in alkenones produced by coastal and open ocean haptophyte algae. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 130: 126-135. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2014.01.029
    Schouten, S.; Villanueva, L.; Hopmans, E.C.; van der Meer, M.T.J.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2014). Are Marine Group II Euryarchaeota significant contributors to tetraether lipids in the ocean? Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 111(41): e4285. dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1416176111
  • 2013
    Bauersachs, T.; Miller, S.R.; van der Meer, M.T.J.; Hopmans, E.C.; Schouten, S.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2013). Distribution of long chain heterocyst glycolipids in cultures of the thermophilic cyanobacterium Mastigocladus laminosus and a hot spring microbial mat. Org. Geochem. 56: 19-24. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2012.11.013
    Gibson, R.A.; van der Meer, M.T.J.; Hopmans, E.C.; Reysenbach, A.-L.; Schouten, S.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2013). Comparison of intact polar lipid with microbial community composition of vent deposits of the Rainbow and Lucky Strike hydrothermal fields. Geobiol. 11(1): 72-85. dx.doi.org/10.1111/gbi.12017
    Hamilton-Brehm, S.D.; Gibson, R.A.; Green, S.J.; Hopmans, E.C.; Schouten, S.; van der Meer, M.T.J.; Shields, J.P.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Elkins, J.G. (2013). Thermodesulfobacterium geofontis sp nov., a hyperthermophilic, sulfate-reducing bacterium isolated from Obsidian Pool, Yellowstone National Park. Extremophiles 17(2): 251-263. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00792-013-0512-1
    van der Meer, M.T.J.; Benthien, A.; Bijma, J.; Schouten, S.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2013). Alkenone distribution impacts the hydrogen isotopic composition of the C37:2 and C37:3 alkan-2-ones in Emiliania huxleyi. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 111: 162-166. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2012.10.041
  • 2012
    Sachse, D.; Billault, I.; Bowen, G.J.; Chikaraishi, Y.; Dawson, T.E.; Feakins, S.J.; Freeman, Katherine; Magill, C.R.; McInerney, F.A.; van der Meer, M.T.J.; Polissar, P.; Robins, R.J.; Sachs, J.P.; Schmidt, H.L.; Sessions, A.L.; White, J.W.C.; West, J.B.; Kahmen, A. (2012). Molecular Paleohydrology: Interpreting the Hydrogen- Isotopic Composition of Lipid Biomarkers from Photosynthesizing Organisms. Annu. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci. 40: 221-249. dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-earth-042711-105535
  • 2011
    Trommer, G.; Siccha, M.; Rohling, E.J.; Grant, K.; van der Meer, M.T.J.; Schouten, S.; Baranowski, U.; Kucera, M. (2011). Sensitivity of Red Sea circulation to sea level and insolation forcing during the last interglacial. Clim. Past 7(3): 941-955. dx.doi.org/10.5194/cp-7-941-2011

Linked projects

NESSC_A salinity proxy based on specific algal biomarkers δD values (WP1)
Supervisor
Stefan Schouten
Funder
Ministerie van OCW
Project duration
6 Nov 2015 - 28 Feb 2021