Journal cover Journal topic
Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Journal topic
Volume 14, issue 24
Biogeosciences, 14, 5789-5804, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-5789-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Biogeosciences, 14, 5789-5804, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-5789-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 22 Dec 2017

Research article | 22 Dec 2017

The Holocene sedimentary record of cyanobacterial glycolipids in the Baltic Sea: an evaluation of their application as tracers of past nitrogen fixation

Martina Sollai et al.
Related authors  
Intact polar lipids of Thaumarchaeota and anammox bacteria as indicators of N cycling in the eastern tropical North Pacific oxygen-deficient zone
M. Sollai, E. C. Hopmans, S. Schouten, R. G. Keil, and J. S. Sinninghe Damsté
Biogeosciences, 12, 4725-4737, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-4725-2015,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-4725-2015, 2015
Short summary
Related subject area  
Biogeochemistry: Organic Biogeochemistry
Biochemical and structural controls on the decomposition dynamics of boreal upland forest moss tissues
Michael Philben, Sara Butler, Sharon A. Billings, Ronald Benner, Kate A. Edwards, and Susan E. Ziegler
Biogeosciences, 15, 6731-6746, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-6731-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-6731-2018, 2018
Short summary
Spatiotemporal transformation of dissolved organic matter along an alpine stream flow path on the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau: importance of source and permafrost degradation
Yinghui Wang, Robert G. M. Spencer, David C. Podgorski, Anne M. Kellerman, Harunur Rashid, Phoebe Zito, Wenjie Xiao, Dandan Wei, Yuanhe Yang, and Yunping Xu
Biogeosciences, 15, 6637-6648, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-6637-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-6637-2018, 2018
Short summary
A quest for the biological sources of long chain alkyl diols in the western tropical North Atlantic Ocean
Sergio Balzano, Julie Lattaud, Laura Villanueva, Sebastiaan W. Rampen, Corina P. D. Brussaard, Judith van Bleijswijk, Nicole Bale, Jaap S. Sinninghe Damsté, and Stefan Schouten
Biogeosciences, 15, 5951-5968, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-5951-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-5951-2018, 2018
Short summary
Main drivers of transparent exopolymer particle distribution across the surface Atlantic Ocean
Marina Zamanillo, Eva Ortega-Retuerta, Sdena Nunes, Pablo Rodríguez-Ros, Marta Estrada, María Montserrat Sala, and Rafel Simó
Biogeosciences Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2018-359,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2018-359, 2018
Revised manuscript accepted for BG
Short summary
Long-chain diols in rivers: distribution and potential biological sources
Julie Lattaud, Frédérique Kirkels, Francien Peterse, Chantal V. Freymond, Timothy I. Eglinton, Jens Hefter, Gesine Mollenhauer, Sergio Balzano, Laura Villanueva, Marcel T. J. van der Meer, Ellen C. Hopmans, Jaap S. Sinninghe Damsté, and Stefan Schouten
Biogeosciences, 15, 4147-4161, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-4147-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-4147-2018, 2018
Short summary
Cited articles  
Adams, D. G.: Heterocyst formation in cyanobacteria, Curr. Opin. Microbiol., 3, 618–624, 2000.
Andrén, E., Andrén, T., and Kunzendorf, H.: Holocene history of the Baltic Sea as a background for assessing records of human impact in the sediments of the Gotland Basin, Holocene, 10, 687–702, https://doi.org/10.1191/09596830094944, 2000.
Andrén, T., Björck, S., Andrén, E., Conley, D. J., Zillén, L., and Anjar, J.: The Development of the Baltic Sea Basin During the Last 130 ka, in: The Baltic Sea Basin, chap. 4, edited by: Harff, J., Björck, S., and Hoth, P., Springer, Berlin Heidelberg, Germany, 75–97, 2011.
Arrigo, K. R.: Marine microorganisms and global nutrient cycles, Nature, 437, 349–355, https://doi.org/10.1038/nature04158, 2005.
Bale, N. J., Hopmans, E. C., Zell, C., Lima Sobrinho, R., Kim, J. H., Sinninghe Damsté, J. S., Villareal, T. A., and Schouten, S.: Long chain glycolipids with pentose head groups as biomarkers for marine endosymbiotic heterocystous cyanobacteria, Org. Geochem., 81, 1–7, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2015.01.004, 2015.
Publications Copernicus
Download
Short summary
The Baltic Sea is characterized by recurring summer phytoplankton blooms, dominated by a few cyanobacterial species. These bacteria are able to use dinitrogen gas as the source for nitrogen and produce very specific lipids. We analyzed these lipids in a sediment core to study their presence over the past 7000 years. This reveals that cyanobacterial blooms have not only occurred in the last decades but were common at times when the Baltic was connected to the North Sea.
The Baltic Sea is characterized by recurring summer phytoplankton blooms, dominated by a few...
Citation
Share