Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

Marianne Baas

Senior Research Assistant
Phone number
+31 (0)222 369 525
Senior Research Assistant


  • Biomarker analysis
  • GC- and GC-MS analysis
  • maintenance of prep GC and ASE

Research Interests

Developing new methods
Biomarker analysis

Current tasks

Involved in the organization of the lab
Collector and editor of BGC lab manuals
Controller BGC financial administration
Maintenance of the ASE and prep-GC
Member of MMB cruises
Pilot studies for proposals
Training of Ph.D. students, post-docs and students
Datamanagement of biogeochemical publications

NIOZ publications

  • 2015
    Rodrigo-Gámiz, M.; Rampen, S.W.; de Haas, H.; Baas, M.; Schouten, S.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2015). Constraints on the applicability of the organic temperature proxies Uk'37, TEX86 and LDI in the subpolar region around Iceland. Biogeosciences 12(22).
    Zell, C.; Kim, J-H; Dorhout, D.; Baas, M.; Baas, M.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2015). Sources and distributions of branched tetraether lipids and crenarchaeol along the Portuguese continental margin: Implications for the BIT index. Cont. Shelf Res. 96: 34-44.
  • 2014
    Kim, J.-H.; Buscail, R.; Fanget, A.-S.; Eyrolle-Boyer, F.; Bassetti, M.-A.; Dorhout, D.; Baas, M.; Berné, S.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2014). Impact of river channel shifts on tetraether lipids in the Rhône prodelta (NW Mediterranean): Implication for the BIT index as an indicator of palaeoflood events. Org. Geochem. 75: 99-108.
    Zell, C.; Kim, J.H.; Balsinha, M.; Dorhout, D.; Fernandes, C.; Baas, M.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2014). Transport of branched tetraether lipids from the Tagus River basin to the coastal ocean of the Portuguese margin: consequences for the interpretation of the MBT’/CBT paleothermometer. Biogeosciences 11: 5637-5655.
  • 2013
    Lengger, S.K.; Kraaij, M.; Tjallingii, R.; Baas, M.; Stuut, J.-B.; Hopmans, E.C.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Schouten, S. (2013). Differential degradation of intact polar and core glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraether lipids upon post-depositional oxidation. Org. Geochem. 65: 83-93.
  • 2011
    Kim, J.-H.; Peterse, F.; Willmott, V.; Klitgaard Kristensen, D.; Baas, M.; Schouten, S.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2011). Large ancient organic matter contributions to Arctic marine sediments (Svalbard). Limnol. Oceanogr. 56(4): 1463-1474.

Linked projects

A novel tool for continental climate reconstruction: long-chain diols in lake sediments
Marianne Baas
Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research - Veni/Vidi/Vici
Project duration
1 Jan 2013 - 15 Jul 2016