Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research


Project information
Linked department:
European Community
1 Jan 2009 - 31 Jul 2015

Meet the team

Sinninghe Damsté, Jaap
Head of Scientific Department

Linked projects

Past Continental Climate Change: Temperatures from marine and lacustrine archives
European Community || European Research Council
Project duration
31 Dec 2008 - 31 Dec 2014

Linked publications

  • 2016
    Buckles, L.K.; Verschuren, D.; Weijers, J.W.H.; Cocquyt, C.; Blaauw, M.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2016). Interannual and (multi-)decadal variability in the sedimentary BIT index of Lake Challa, East Africa, over the past 2200 years: assessment of the precipitation proxy. Clim. Past 12: 1243-1262.
    de Jonge, C.; Stadnitskaia, Alina; Cherkashov, G.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2016). Branched glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers and crenarchaeol record post-glacial sea level rise and shift in source of terrigenous brGDGTs in the Kara Sea (Arctic Ocean). Org. Geochem. 92: 42-54.
    de Jonge, C.; Talbot, H.M.; Bischoff, J.; Cherkashov, G.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2016). Bacteriohopanepolyol distribution in Yenisei River and Kara Sea suspended particulate matter and sediments traces terrigenous organic matter input. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 174: 85–101.
    Kim, J.-H.; Villanueva, L.; Zell, C.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2016). Biological source and provenance of deep-water derived isoprenoid tetraether lipids along the Portuguese continental margin. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 172: 177–204.
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    Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2016). Spatial heterogeneity of sources of branched tetraethers in shelf systems: The geochemistry of tetraethers in the Berau River delta (Kalimantan, Indonesia). Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 186: 13-31.
    Sobrinho, R.L; Bernardes, M.C.; Abril, G.; Kim, J.-H.; Zell, C.I.; Mortillaro, J.M.; Meziane, T.; Moreira-Turcq, P.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2016). Spatial and seasonal contrasts of sedimentary organic matter in floodplain lakes of the central Amazon basin. Biogeosciences 13: 467-482.
    Warden, L.; Kim, J.-H; Zell, C.; Vis, G.-J.; de Stigter, H.C.; Bonnin, J.; Sinninghe Damste, J.S. (2016). Examining the provenance of branched GDGTs in the Tagus River drainage basin and its outflow into the Atlantic Ocean over the Holocene to determine their usefulness for paleoclimate applications. Biogeosciences 13: 5719-5738.
    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.
  • 2015
    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
    Zell, C. (2014). Origin and fate of branched tetraether lipids in river drainage systems : Implications for the use of the MBT/CBT proxy as a continental palaeothermometer in marine sedimentary records. PhD Thesis. [S.n.]: [s.l.]. 201 pp.
    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.
    Zell, C.; Kim, J.H.; Hollander, D.; Lorenzoni, L.; Baker, P.; Guizan Silva, G.S.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2014). Sources and distributions of branched and isoprenoid tetraether lipids on the Amazon shelf and fan: Implications for the use of GDGT-based proxies in marine sediments. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 139: 293–312.
  • 2013
    Zell, C.; Kim, J.-H.; Abril, G.; Lima Sobrinho, R.; Dorhout, D.; Moreiro-Turcq, P.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2013). Impact of seasonal hydrological variation on the distributions of tetraether lipids along the Amazon River in the central Amazon basin: implications for the MBT/CBT paleothermometer and the BIT index. Front. Microbiol. 4(228).
    Zell, C.; Kim, J.H.; Moreira-Turcq, P.; Abril, G.; Hopmans, E.C.; Bonnet, M.-P.; Lima Sobrinho, R.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2013). Disentangling the origins of branched tetraether lipids and crenarchaeol in the lower Amazon River: Implications for GDGT-based proxies. Limnol. Oceanogr. 58(1): 343-353.