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Monday 04 October 2021
The colonization of the Azores began 700 years prior to Portuguese arrival
The human occupation of the Azores Islands in the Atlantic Ocean began 700 years earlier than the onset of Portuguese settlement of the island, which as historical documents indicate, was in the 14th century. This is the main conclusion of new…

NIOZ publications

  • 2023
    Liang, J.; Richter, N.; Xie, H.; Zhao, B.; Si, G.; Wang, J.; Hou, J.; Zhang, G.; Russell, J.M. (2023). Branched glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraether (brGDGT) distributions influenced by bacterial community composition in various vegetation soils on the Tibetan Plateau. Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclimatol. Palaeoecol. 611: 111358.
    Mitrovic, D.; Hopmans, E.C.; Bale, N.J.; Richter, N.; Amaral-Zettler, L.; Baxter, A.J.; Peterse, F; Miguel Raposeiro, P.; Gonçalves, V.; Cristina Costa, A.; Schouten, S. (2023). Isoprenoidal GDGTs and GDDs associated with anoxic lacustrine environments. Org. Geochem. 178: 104582.
    Richter, N.; Hopmans, E.C.; Mitrovic, D.; Miguel Raposeiro, P.; Gonçalves, V.; Costa, A.C.; Amaral-Zettler, L.; Villanueva, L.; Rush, D. (2023). Distributions of bacteriohopanepolyols in lakes and coastal lagoons of the Azores Archipelago. Biogeosciences 20(11): 2065-2098.
  • 2022
    Liang, J.; Guo, Y.; Richter, N.; Xie, H.; Vachula, R.S.; Lupien, R.L.; Zhao, B.; Wang, M.; Yao, Y.; Hou, J.; Liu, J.; Russell, J.M. (2022). Calibration and application of branched GDGTs to Tibetan lake sediments: The influence of temperature on the fall of the Guge Kingdom in Western Tibet, China. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology 37(5): e2021PA004393.
    Richter, N.; Russell, J.M.; Amaral-Zettler, L.; DeGroff, W.; Raposeiro, P.M.V.M.; Gonçalves, V.; de Boer, E.J.; Pla-Rabes, S.; Hernandez, A.; Benavente, M.; Ritter, C.; Sáez, A.; Bao, R.; Trigo, R.M.; Prego, R.; Giralt, S. (2022). Long-term hydroclimate variability in the sub-tropical North Atlantic and anthropogenic impacts on lake ecosystems: A case study from Flores Island, the Azores. Quat. Sci. Rev. 285: 107525.
    Ritter, C.; Gonçalves, V.; Pla-Rabes, S.; de Boer, E.J.; Bao, R.; Sáez, A.; Hernandez, A.; Sixto, M.; Richter, N.; Benavente, M.; Prego, R.; Giralt, S.; Raposeiro, P.M.V.M. (2022). The vanishing and the establishment of a new ecosystem on an oceanic island – Anthropogenic impacts with no return ticket. Sci. Total Environ. 830: 154828.
  • 2021
    Raposeiro, P.M.; Hernández, A.; Pla-Rabes, S.; Gonçalves, V.; Bao, R.; Sáez, A.; Shanahan, T.; Benavente, M.; de Boer, E.J.; Richter, N.; Gordon, V.; Marques, H.; Sousa, P.M.; Souto, M.; Matias, M.G.; Aguiar, N.; Pereira, C.; Ritter, C.; Rubio, M.J.; Salcedo, M.; Vázquez-Loureiro, D.; Margalef, O.; Amaral-Zettler, L.A.; Costa, A.C.; Huang, Y.; van Leeuwen, J.F. N.; Masqué, P.; Prego, R.; Ruiz-Fernández, A.C.; Sanchez-Cabeza, J.-A.; Trigo, R.; Giralt, S. (2021). Climate change facilitated the early colonization of the Azores Archipelago during medieval times. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 118(41): e2108236118.
    Wang, K.J.; Huang, Y.; Majaneva, M.; Belt, S.T.; Liao, S.; Novak, J.; Kartzinel, T.R.; Herbert, T.D.; Richter, N.; Cabedo-Sanz, P. (2021). Group 2i Isochrysidales produce characteristic alkenones reflecting sea ice distribution. Nature Comm. 12: 15.