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Professor Erin McClymont - all publications

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  • Rosell-Melé, A. & McClymont, E.L. (2007). Biomarkers as palaeoceanographic proxies. In Proxies in Late Cenozoic Paleoceanography. Hillaire-Marcel, C. & de Vernal, A. Amsterdam Oxford: Elsevier. 441-490.

Journal Article

  • Spencer-Jones, Charlotte L., McClymont, Erin L., Bale, N.J., Hopmans, E.C., Schouten, S., Muller, J., Abrahamsen, E.P., Allen, C., Bickert, T., Hillenbrand, C.D., Mawbey, E., Peck, V., Svalova, A. & Smith, J.A. (2021). Archaeal Intact Polar Lipids in Polar Waters: A Comparison Between the Amundsen and Scotia Seas. Biogeosciences 18(11): 3485-3504.
  • Lear, C.H., Anand, P., Blenkinsop, T., Foster, G., Gagen, M., Hoogakker, B., Larter, R., Lunt, D., McCave, N., McClymont, E.L., Pancost, R., Rickaby, R., Schultz, D., Summerhayes, C., Williams, C. & Zalasiewicz, J. (2021). Geological Society Scientific Statement: What the Geological Record Tells Us About Our Present and Future Climate. Journal of the Geological Society 178(1).
  • Sánchez-Montes, M.L., McClymont, E.L., Lloyd, J.M., Müller, J., Cowan, E.A., Zorzi, C. & de Vernal, A. (2020). Late Pliocene Cordilleran Ice Sheet development with warm Northeast Pacific sea surface temperatures. Climate of the Past 16(1): 299-313.
  • McClymont, E.L., Ford, H., Ho, S.-L., Tindall, J., Haywood, A.M., Alonso-Garcia, M., Bailey, I., Berke, M. A., Littler, K., Patterson, M., Petrick, B., Peterse, F., Ravelo, A. C., Risebrobakken, B., Schepper, S. De, Swann, G. E. A., Thirumalai, K., Tierney, J. E., Weijst, C. van der, White, S., Abe-Ouchi, A., Baatsen, M.L.J., Brady, E.C., Chan, W.-L., Chandan, D., Feng, R., Guo, C., von der Heydt, A.S., Hunter, S., Li, X., Lohmann, G., Nisancioglu, K.H., Otto-Bliesner, B.L., Peltier, W.R., Stepanek, C. & Zhang, Z. (2020). Lessons from a high CO2 world: an ocean view from ~ 3 million years ago. Climate of the Past 16(4): 1599-1615.
  • Wang, J., Howarth, J.D., McClymont, E.L., Densmore, A.L., Fitzsimons, S.J., Croissant, T., Groecke, D.R., West, M.D., Harvey, E., Frith, N.V., Garnett, M.H. & Hilton, R.G. (2020). Long-term patterns of hillslope erosion by earthquake-induced landslides shape mountain landscapes. Science Advances 6(23): eaaz6446.
  • Mawbey, Elaine M., Hendry, Katharine H., Greaves, Mervyn J., Hillenbrand, Claus-Dieter, Kuhn, Gerhard, Spencer-Jones, Charlotte L., McClymont, Erin L., Vadman, Kara J., Shevenell, Amelia E., Jernas, Patrycja E. & Smith, James A. (2020). Mg/Ca-Temperature Calibration of Polar Benthic foraminifera species for reconstruction of bottom water temperatures on the Antarctic shelf. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 283: 54-66.
  • Berg, S., Melles, M., Hermichen, W. D., McClymont, E.L., Bentley, M.J., Hodgson, D.A. & Kuhn, G. (2019). Evaluation of Mumiyo Deposits from East Antarctica as Archives for the Late Quaternary Environmental and Climatic History. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 20(1): 260-276.
  • Naafs, B.D.A., Inglis, G.N., Blewett, J., McClymont, E.L., Lauretano, V., Xie, S., Evershed, R.P. & Pancost, R.D. (2019). The potential of biomarker proxies to trace climate, vegetation, and biogeochemical processes in peat: A review. Global and Planetary Change 179: 57-79.
  • Caley, T., Extier, T., Collins, J.A., Schefuß, E., Dupont, L., Malaizé, B., Rossignol, L., Souron, A., McClymont, E.L., Jimenez-Espejo, F.J., García-Comas, C., Eynaud, F., Martinez, P., Roche, D.M., Jorry, S.J., Charlier, K., Wary, M., Gourves, P., Billy, I. & Giraudeau, J. (2018). A two-million-year-long hydroclimatic context for hominin evolution in southeastern Africa. Nature 560(7716): 76-79.
  • Frith, N., Hilton, R.G., Howarth, J.D., Gröcke, D.R., Fitzsimons, S.J., Croissant, T., Wang, J., McClymont, E.L., Dahl, J. & Densmore, A.L. (2018). Carbon export from mountain forests enhanced by earthquake-triggered landslides over millennia. Nature Geoscience 11(10): 772-776.
  • Müller, Juliane, Romero, Oscar, Cowan, Ellen A., McClymont, Erin L., Forwick, Matthias, Asahi, Hirofumi, März, Christian, Moy, Christopher M., Suto, Itsuki, Mix, Alan & Stoner, Joseph (2018). Cordilleran ice-sheet growth fueled primary productivity in the Gulf of Alaska, northeast Pacific Ocean. Geology 46(4): 307-310.
  • Inglis, Gordon N., Naafs, B. David. A., Zheng, Yanhong, McClymont, Erin L., Evershed, Richard P. & Pancost, Richard D. (2018). Distributions of geohopanoids in peat: Implications for the use of hopanoid-based proxies in natural archives. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 224: 249-261.
  • Barlow, N.L.M., McClymont, E.L., Whitehouse, P.L., Stokes, C.R., Jamieson, S.S.R., Woodroffe, S.A., Bentley, M.J., Callard, S.L., Ó Cofaigh, C., Evans, D.J.A., Horrocks, J.R., Lloyd, J.M., Long, A.J., Margold, M., Roberts, D.H. & Sanchez-Montes, M.L. (2018). Lack of evidence for a substantial sea-level fluctuation within the Last Interglacial. Nature Geoscience 11: 627-634.
  • Petrick, B., McClymont, E.L., Littler, K., Rosell-Melé, A., Clarkson, M.O., Maslin, M., Röhl, U., Shevenell, A.E. & Pancost, R.D. (2018). Oceanographic and climatic evolution of the southeastern subtropical Atlantic over the last 3.5 Ma. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 492: 12-21.
  • Fischer, H., Meissner, K.J., Mix, A.C., Abram, N.J., Austermann, J., Brovkin, V., Capron, E., Colombaroli, D., Daniau, A-L., Dyez, K.A., Felis, T., Finkelstein, S.A., Jaccard, S.L., McClymont, E.L., Rovere, A., Sutter, J., Wolff, E.W., Affolter, S., Bakker, P., Ballesteros-Cánovas, J.A., Barbante, C., Caley, T., Carlson, A.E., Churakova, O., Cortese, G., Cumming, B.F., Davis, B.A.S., de Vernal, A., Emile-Geay, J., Fritz, S.C., Gierz, P., Gottschalk, J., Holloway, M.D., Joos, F., Kucera, M., Loutre, M-F., Lunt, D.J., Marcisz, K., Marlon, J.R., Martinez, P., Masson-Delmotte, V., Nehrbass-Ahles, C., Otto-Bliesner, B.L., Raible, C.C., Risebrobakken, B., Sánchez Goñi, M.F., Saleem Arrigo, J., Sarnthein, M., Sjolte, J., Stocker, T.F., Velasquez Alvárez, P.A., Tinner, W., Valdes, P.J., Vogel, H., Wanner, H., Yan, Q., Yu, Z., Ziegler, M. & Zhou, L. (2018). Palaeoclimate constraints on the impact of 2 °C anthropogenic warming and beyond. Nature Geoscience 11: 474-485.
  • Rogerson, M., Mercedes-Martin, R., Brasier, A.T., McGill, R.A.R., Prior, T.J., Vonhof, H., Fellows, S.M., Reijmer, J.J.G., McClymont, E.L., Billing, I., Matthews, A. & Pedley, M. (2017). Are spherulitic lacustrine carbonates an expression of large-scale mineral carbonation? A case study from the East Kirkton Limestone, Scotland. Gondwana Research 48: 101-109.
  • Roberts, J., McCace, I.N., McClymont, E., Kender, S., Hillenbrand, C.-D., Matano, R., Hodell, D.A. & Peck, V.L. (2017). Deglacial changes in flow and frontal structure through the Drake Passage. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 474: 397-408.
  • Bachem, Paul E., Risebrobakken, Bjørg, De Schepper, Stijn & McClymont, Erin L. (2017). Highly variable Pliocene sea surface conditions in the Norwegian Sea. Climate of the Past 13(9): 1153-1168.
  • Naafs, B.D.A., Inglis, G.N., Zheng, Y., Amesbury, M.J., Biester, H., Bindler, R., Blewett, J., Burrows, M.A., del Castillo Torres, D., Chambers, F.M., Cohen, A.D., Evershed, R.P., Feakins, S.J., Gallego-Sala, A., Gandois, L., Gray, D.M., Hatcher, P.G., Honorio Coronado, E.N., Hughes, P.D.M., Huguet, A., Kononen, M., Laggoun-Defarge, F., Lahteenoja, O., Marchant, R., McClymont, E., Pontevedra-Pombal, X., Ponton, C., Pourmand, A., Rizzuti, A.M., Rochefort, L., Schellekens, J., De Vleeschouwer, F. & Pancost, R.D. (2017). Introducing global peat-specific temperature and pH calibrations based on brGDGT bacterial lipids. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 208: 285-301.
  • Risebrobakken, B., Andersson, C., De Schepper, S. & McClymont, E.L. (2016). Low-frequency Pliocene climate variability in the eastern Nordic Seas. Paleoceanography 31(9): 1154-1175.
  • Kender, S., McClymont, E.L., Elmore, A.C., Emanuel, D., Leng, M.J. & Elderfield, H. (2016). Mid Pleistocene foraminiferal mass extinction coupled with phytoplankton evolution. Nature Communications 7: 11970.
  • Talbot, H.M., McClymont, E.L., Inglis, G.N., Evershed, R.P. & Pancost, R.D. (2016). Origin and preservation of bacteriohopanepolyol signatures in Sphagnum peat from Bissendorfer Moor (Germany). Organic Geochemistry 97: 95-110.
  • McClymont, E.L., Elmore, A.C., Kender, S., Leng, M.J., Greaves, M. & Elderfield, H. (2016). Pliocene-Pleistocene evolution of sea surface and intermediate water temperatures from the southwest Pacific. Paleoceanography 31(6): 895-913.
  • Bachem, P.E., Risebrobakken, B. & McClymont, E.L. (2016). Sea surface temperature variability in the Norwegian Sea during the late Pliocene linked to subpolar gyre strength and radiative forcing. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 446: 113-122.
  • Tye, G.J., Sherriff, J., Candy, I., Coxon, P., Palmer, A., McClymont, E.L. & Schreve, D.C. (2016). The δ18O stratigraphy of the Hoxnian lacustrine sequence at Marks Tey, Essex, UK: implications for the climatic structure of MIS 11 in Britain. Journal of Quaternary Science 31(2): 75-92.
  • Reisinger, R.R., Gröcke, D.R., Lübcker, E.L., McClymont, E.L., Hoelzel, A.R. & Nico de Bruyn, P.J. (2016). Variation in the diet of killer whales Orcinus orca at Marion Island, Southern Ocean. Marine Ecology Progress Series 549: 263-274.
  • Ronkainen, T., Väliranta, M., McClymont, E.L., Biasi, C., Salonen, S., Fontana, S. & Tuittila, E.-S. (2015). A combined biogeochemical and paleobotanical approach to study permafrost environments and past dynamics. Journal of Quaternary Science 30(3): 189-200.
  • Elmore, A.C., McClymont, E.L., Elderfield, H., Kender, S., Cook, M.R., Leng, M.J., Greaves, M. & Misra, S. (2015). Antarctic Intermediate Water properties since 400 ka recorded in infaunal (Uvigerina peregrina) and epifaunal (Planulina wuellerstorfi) benthic foraminifera. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 428: 193-203.
  • Petrick, B.F., McClymont, E.L., Marret, F. & van der Meer, M.T.J. (2015). Changing surface water conditions for the last 500 ka in the Southeast Atlantic: Implications for variable influences of Agulhas leakage and Benguela upwelling. Paleoceanography 30(9): 1153-1167.
  • Petrick, B., McClymont, E.L., Felder, S., Rueda, G., Leng, M.J. & Rosell-Melé, A. (2015). Late Pliocene upwelling in the Southern Benguela region. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 429: 62-71.
  • Gulick, S.P.S., Jaeger, J.M., Mix, A.C., Asahi, H., Bahlburg, H., Belanger, C., Berbel, G.B., Childress, L., Cowan, E., Davies, M.H., Drab, L., Dottori, F., Forwick, M., Fukumura, A., Ge, S., Gupta, S., Kioka, A., Konno, S., LeVay, L., März, C., Matsuzaki, A., McClymont, E.L., Moy, C., Müller, J., Nakamura, A., Ojima, T., Ridgway, K., Romero, O., Slagle, A., Stoner, J., St-Onge, G., Suto, I., Worthington, L., Bailey, I., Enkelmann, E., Reece, R. & Swartz, J. (2015). Mid-Pleistocene climate transition drives net mass loss from rapidly uplifting St. Elias Mountains, Alaska. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112(49): 15042-15047.
  • Peck, V.L., Allen, C.S., Kender, S., McClymont, E.L. & Hodgson, D. (2015). Oceanographic variability on the West Antarctic Peninsula during the Holocene and the influence of upper circumpolar deep water. Quaternary Science Reviews 119: 54-65.
  • Schellekens, J., Bindler, R., Martínez-Cortizas, A., McClymont, E.L., Abbott, G.D., Biester, H., Pontevedra-Pombal, X. & Buurman, P. (2015). Preferential degradation of polyphenols from Sphagnum - 4-isopropenylphenol as a proxy for past hydrological conditions in Sphagnum-dominated peat. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 150: 74-89.
  • Rosell-Melé, A., Martínez-Garcia, A. & McClymont, E.L. (2014). Persistent warmth across the Benguela upwelling system during the Pliocene epoch. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 386: 10-20.
  • Ronkainen, T., McClymont, E.L., Tuitilla, E.-S. & Väliranta, M. (2014). Plant macrofossil and biomarker evidence of fen-bog transition and associated changes in vegetation. The Holocene 24(7): 828-841.
  • Candy, I. & McClymont, E.L. (2013). Interglacial intensity in the North Atlantic over the last 800,000 years: investigating the complexity of the mid-Brunhes Event (MBE). Journal of Quaternary Science 28(4): 343-348.
  • Sadekov, A.Y., Ganeshram, R., Pichevin, L., Berdin, R., McClymont, E.L., Elderfield, H. & Tudhope, A.W. (2013). Palaeoclimate reconstructions reveal a strong link between El Niño-Southern Oscillation and Tropical Pacific mean state. Nature Communications 4(11): 2692.
  • McClymont, E.L., Sosdian, S.M., Rosell-Melé, A. & Rosenthal, Y. (2013). Pleistocene sea-surface temperature evolution: Early cooling, delayed glacial intensification, and implications for the mid-Pleistocene climate transition. Earth-Science Reviews 123: 173-193.
  • Fietz, S., Huguet, C., Bendle, J.A., Escala, M., Gallacher, C., Herfort, L., Jamieson, R., Martínez-Garcia, A., McClymont, E.L., Peck, V.L., Prahl, F.G., Rossi, S., Rueda, G., Sanson-Barrera, A. & Rosell-Melé, A. (2012). Co-variation of crenarchaeol and branched GDGTs in globally-distributed marine and freshwater sedimentary archives. Global and Planetary Change 92-93: 275–285.
  • McClymont, E.L., Ganeshram, R.S.S., Pichevin, L.E., Talbot, H.M., van Dongen, B.E., Thunell, R.C., Haywood, A.M., Singarayer, J.S.S. & Valdes, P.J. (2012). Sea-surface temperature records of Termination 1 in the Gulf of California: challenges for seasonal and inter-annual analogues of tropical Pacific climate change. Paleoceanography 27(2): PA2202.
  • Pichevin, L.E., Ganeshram, R.S.S., Reynolds, B., Prahl, F.G., Pedersen, T.F.F., Thunell, R.C. & McClymont, E.L. (2012). Silicic acid biogeochemistry in the Gulf of California: Insights from sedimentary Si isotopes. Paleoceanography 27(2): PA2201.
  • Rosell-Melé, A., Balestra, B., Kornilova, O., McClymont, E.L., Russell, M., Monechi, S., Troelstra, S. & Ziveri, P. (2011). Alkenones and coccoliths in ice-rafted debris during the Last Glacial Maximum in the North Atlantic: implications for the use of UK37' as a sea surface temperature proxy. Journal of Quaternary Science 26(6): 657-664.
  • Pancost, R.D., McClymont, E.L., Bingham, E.M., Roberts, Z., Charman, D.J., Hornibrook, E.R.C., Blundell, A., Chambers, F.M., Lima, K.L.H. & Evershed, R.P. (2011). Archaeol as a methanogen biomarker in ombrotrophic bogs. Organic Geochemistry 42(10): 1279-1287
  • McClymont, E.L., Bingham, E.M., Nott, C.J., Chambers, F.M., Pancost, R.D. & Evershed, R.P. (2011). Pyrolysis GC/MS as a rapid screening tool for determination of peat-forming plant composition in cores from ombrotrophic peat. Organic Geochemistry 42(11): 1420-1435.
  • Dickson, A.J., Leng, M.J., Maslin, M.A., Sloane, H.J., Green, J., Bendle, J.A., McClymont, E.L. & Pancost, R.D. (2010). Atlantic overturning circulation and Agulhas leakage influences on southEast Atlantic upper ocean hydrography during marine isotope stage 11. Paleoceanography 25: PA3208.
  • Bingham, E.M., McClymont, E.L., Väliranta, M., Mauquoy, D., Roberts, Z., Chambers, F.M., Pancost, R.D. & Evershed, R.P. (2010). Conservative composition of n-alkane biomarkers in Sphagnum species: Implications for palaeoclimate reconstruction in ombrotrophic peat bogs. Organic Geochemistry 41(2): 214-220.
  • McClymont, E.L., Pendall, E. & Nichols, J. (2010). Stable isotopes and organic geochemistry in peat: Tools to investigate past hydrology, temperature and biogeochemistry. PAGES news 18(1): 15-18.
  • Martínez-Garcia, A., Rosell-Melé, A., McClymont, E.L., Gersonde, R. & Haug, G. (2010). Subpolar Link to the Emergence of the Modern Equatorial Pacific Cold Tongue. Science 328(5985): 1550-1553.
  • Dickson, A.J., Beer, C.J., Demsey, C., Maslin, M., Bendle, J.A., McClymont, E.L. & Pancost, R.D. (2009). Oceanic Forcing of the Marine Isotope Stage 11 interglacial. Nature Geoscience 2(6): 428-433.
  • McClymont, E.L., Mauquoy, D., Yeloff, D., Broekens, P., van Geel, B., Charman, D.J., Pancost, R.D., Chambers, F.P. & Evershed, R.P. (2009). The disappearance of Sphagnum imbricatum from Butterburn Flow: A reply to the comment of Bjorn Roebroek. Holocene 19(7): 1094-1097.
  • McClymont, E.L., Rosell-Mele, A., Haug, G. & Lloyd, J.M. (2008). Expansion of subarctic water masses in the North Atlantic and Pacific oceans and implications for mid-Pleistocene ice sheet growth. Paleoceanography 23: PA4214.
  • McClymont, E.L., Mauquoy, D., Yeloff, D., Broekens, P., van Geel, B., Charman, D.J., Pancost, R.D., Chambers, F.P. & Evershed, R.P. (2008). The disappearance of Sphagnum imbricatum from Butterburn Flow, UK. The Holocene 18(6): 991-1002.
  • McClymont, E.L., Martinez-Garcia, A. & Rosell-Melé, A. (2007). Benefits of freeze-drying sediments for the analysis of total chlorins and alkenone concentrations in marine sediments. Organic Geochemistry 38(6): 1002-1007.
  • Charman, D. J., Blundell, A., ACCROTELM Members & (ELM as ACCROTELM Member) (2006). A pan-European testate amoebae transfer function for palaeohydrological reconstruction on ombrotrophic peatlands. Journal of Quaternary Science 22: 209-221.
  • McClymont, E.L., Rosell-Melé, A., Giraudeau, J., Pierre, C. & Lloyd, J.M. (2005). Alkenone and coccolith records of the Mid-Pleistocene in the south-east Atlantic: Implications for the UK37' index and south African climate. Quaternary Science Reviews 24(14-15): 1559-1572.
  • McClymont, E.L. & Rosell-Melé, A. (2005). Links between the onset of modern Walker circulation and the mid-Pleistocene climate transition. Geology 33(5): 389-392.

Newspaper/Magazine Article

  • McClymont, Erin L., Haywood, A.M. & Rosell-Melé, A. (2017). Towards a marine synthesis of late Pliocene climate variability. Past Global Changes Magazine 25(2): 117.
  • Rosell-Melé, A., McClymont, E.L., Dekens, P.S., Dowsett, H., Haywood, A.M. & Pelejero, C. (2015). Multiproxy approach to reconstruct the Pliocene climate. PAGES Newsletter 23(1): 29.
  • McClymont, E.L., Dekens, P., Dowsett, H., Dupont, L., Haywood, A.M., Rosell-Melé, A. & Salzmann, U. (2015). Pliocene climate variability over glacial-interglacial timescales (PlioVAR) working group. PAGES Magazine 23(2): 82.
  • McClymont, E.L., Maerz, C. & IODP Expedition 341 Science (2013). Expedition 341 Southern Alaska margin interactions of tectonic, climate and sedimentation. Integrated Ocen Drilling Program UK newsletter 38: 8-11.

Report

  • IODP Expedition 341 Scientists (2014). Southern Alaska Margin: interactions of tectonics, climate, and sedimentation.
  • Jaeger, J.M., Gulick, S.P.S., LeVay, L.J. & the Expedition 341 Scientists (2014). The Proceedings of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, Expedition 341, Southern Alaska Margin. Expedition 341 of the riserless drilling platform Victoria, British Columbia (Canada), to Valdez, Alaska (USA) Sites U1417–U1421 29 May–29 July 2013. College Station, TX (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program).