Journal cover Journal topic
Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Journal topic
Volume 14, issue 17
Biogeosciences, 14, 3979–3994, 2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Biogeosciences, 14, 3979–3994, 2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 14 Sep 2017

Research article | 14 Sep 2017

Interplay of community dynamics, temperature, and productivity on the hydrogen isotope signatures of lipid biomarkers

S. Nemiah Ladd et al.

Related authors

Age and origin of leaf wax n-alkanes in fluvial sediment–paleosol sequences and implications for paleoenvironmental reconstructions
Marcel Bliedtner, Hans von Suchodoletz, Imke Schäfer, Caroline Welte, Gary Salazar, Sönke Szidat, Mischa Haas, Nathalie Dubois, and Roland Zech
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 2105–2120,,, 2020
Short summary
Effects of eutrophication on sedimentary organic carbon cycling in five temperate lakes
Annika Fiskal, Longhui Deng, Anja Michel, Philip Eickenbusch, Xingguo Han, Lorenzo Lagostina, Rong Zhu, Michael Sander, Martin H. Schroth, Stefano M. Bernasconi, Nathalie Dubois, and Mark A. Lever
Biogeosciences, 16, 3725–3746,,, 2019
Anthropogenic and natural methane fluxes in Switzerland synthesized within a spatially explicit inventory
R. V. Hiller, D. Bretscher, T. DelSontro, T. Diem, W. Eugster, R. Henneberger, S. Hobi, E. Hodson, D. Imer, M. Kreuzer, T. Künzle, L. Merbold, P. A. Niklaus, B. Rihm, A. Schellenberger, M. H. Schroth, C. J. Schubert, H. Siegrist, J. Stieger, N. Buchmann, and D. Brunner
Biogeosciences, 11, 1941–1959,,, 2014
Investigating hypoxia in aquatic environments: diverse approaches to addressing a complex phenomenon
J. Friedrich, F. Janssen, D. Aleynik, H. W. Bange, N. Boltacheva, M. N. Çagatay, A. W. Dale, G. Etiope, Z. Erdem, M. Geraga, A. Gilli, M. T. Gomoiu, P. O. J. Hall, D. Hansson, Y. He, M. Holtappels, M. K. Kirf, M. Kononets, S. Konovalov, A. Lichtschlag, D. M. Livingstone, G. Marinaro, S. Mazlumyan, S. Naeher, R. P. North, G. Papatheodorou, O. Pfannkuche, R. Prien, G. Rehder, C. J. Schubert, T. Soltwedel, S. Sommer, H. Stahl, E. V. Stanev, A. Teaca, A. Tengberg, C. Waldmann, B. Wehrli, and F. Wenzhöfer
Biogeosciences, 11, 1215–1259,,, 2014
Environmental variations in a semi-enclosed embayment (Amvrakikos Gulf, Greece) – reconstructions based on benthic foraminifera abundance and lipid biomarker pattern
S. Naeher, M. Geraga, G. Papatheodorou, G. Ferentinos, H. Kaberi, and C. J. Schubert
Biogeosciences, 9, 5081–5094,,, 2012

Related subject area

Paleobiogeoscience: Proxy use, Development & Validation
Benthic foraminifera as tracers of brine production in the Storfjorden “sea ice factory”
Eleonora Fossile, Maria Pia Nardelli, Arbia Jouini, Bruno Lansard, Antonio Pusceddu, Davide Moccia, Elisabeth Michel, Olivier Péron, Hélène Howa, and Meryem Mojtahid
Biogeosciences, 17, 1933–1953,,, 2020
Short summary
Evaluation of bacterial glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraether and 2H–18O biomarker proxies along a central European topsoil transect
Johannes Hepp, Imke Kathrin Schäfer, Verena Lanny, Jörg Franke, Marcel Bliedtner, Kazimierz Rozanski, Bruno Glaser, Michael Zech, Timothy Ian Eglinton, and Roland Zech
Biogeosciences, 17, 741–756,,, 2020
Leaf wax n-alkane patterns and compound-specific δ13C of plants and topsoils from semi-arid and arid Mongolia
Julian Struck, Marcel Bliedtner, Paul Strobel, Jens Schumacher, Enkhtuya Bazarradnaa, and Roland Zech
Biogeosciences, 17, 567–580,,, 2020
Short summary
Organic-carbon-rich sediments: benthic foraminifera as bio-indicators of depositional environments
Elena Lo Giudice Cappelli, Jessica Louise Clarke, Craig Smeaton, Keith Davidson, and William Edward Newns Austin
Biogeosciences, 16, 4183–4199,,, 2019
Short summary
Strong correspondence between nitrogen isotope composition of foliage and chlorin across a rainfall gradient: implications for paleo-reconstruction of the nitrogen cycle
Sara K. E. Goulden, Naohiko Ohkouchi, Katherine H. Freeman, Yoshito Chikaraishi, Nanako O. Ogawa, Hisami Suga, Oliver Chadwick, and Benjamin Z. Houlton
Biogeosciences, 16, 3869–3882,,, 2019
Short summary

Cited articles

Atwood, A. R. and Sachs, J. P.: Separating ITCZ-and ENSO-related rainfall changes in the Galápagos over the last 3 kyr using D∕H ratios of multiple lipid biomarkers, Earth Planet. Sc. Lett., 404, 408–419,, 2014.
Bührer, H. and Ambühl, H.: Lake Lucerne, Switzerland, a long term study of 1961–1992, Aquat. Sci., 63, 432–456,, 2001.
Bürgi, H. R., Heller, C., Gaebel, S., Mookerji, N., and Ward, J. V.: Strength of coupling between phyto-and zooplankton in Lake Lucerne (Switzerland) during phosphorus abatement subsequent to a weak eutrophication, J. Plankton Res., 21, 485–507,, 1999.
Chivall, D., M'Boule, D., Sinke-Schoen, D., Damsté J. S. S., Schouten, S., and van der Meer, M. T. J.: The effects of growth phase and salinity on the hydrogen isotopic composition of alkenones produced by coastal haptophyte algae, Geochim. Cosmochim. Ac., 140, 381–390,, 2014.
Craig, H. and Gordon, L.: Deuterium and oxygen 18 variations in the ocean and the marine atmosphere, in: Proceedings of a Conference on Stable Isotopes in Oceanographic Studies and Paleotemperatures, edited by: Tongiori, E., CNR-Laboratorio di Geologia Nucleare, Pisa, Italy, 9–130, 1965.
Publications Copernicus
Short summary
Hydrogen isotopes of lipids provide valuable information about microbial activity, climate, and environmental stress. We show that heavy hydrogen in fatty acids declines from spring to summer in a nutrient-rich and a nutrient-poor lake and that the effect is nearly 3 times as big in the former. This effect is likely a combination of increased biomass from algae, warmer temperatures, and higher algal growth rates.
Hydrogen isotopes of lipids provide valuable information about microbial activity, climate, and...