Submitted                                                                                                                          * = advisee

Kirkels, F.M.S., Ponton, C., Galy, V., West, A.J., Feakins, S.J., Peterse, F. From Andes to Amazon: assessing branched tetraether lipids as tracers for soil OC in the Madre de Dios River system, submitted to JGR-Biogeosciences.

Hinojosa, J.L.*, Moy, C., Vandergoes, M., Feakins S.J., Sessions, A.L., Hydrologic change in New Zealand during the last deglaciation linked to reorganization of the Southern Hemisphere westerly winds, submitted to Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology.

Liu, X.,* Feakins, S.J., Ma, X.F., Anderson, J.D., Vidal, E.*, Blancaflor, E.B., Crop breeding has increased the productivity and leaf wax n-alkane concentration in a series of five winter wheat cultivars developed over the last 60 years, submitted Journal of Plant Physiology.

Lee, H.*, Galy, V., Feng, X., Ponton, C.*, Galy, A., France-Lanord, C., Feakins, S.J.


Saylor, B.Z., Gibert, L., Deino, A., Alene, M., Levin, N.E., Peaple, M.D.*, Feakins, S.J., Bourel, B., Barboni, D., Novello, A., Sylvestre, F., Mertzman, S.A., Haile-Selassie, Y.

Lee, H.*, Feng, X., Mastalerz, M., Feakins, S.J., Characterizing lignin: combining lignin phenol, methoxyl quantification and dual carbon and hydrogen isotopic techniques, Organic Geochemistry, doi: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2019.07.003 article  50dayfreelink  protocols here

Feakins, S.J., Wu, M.S.*, Ponton, C.*, Tierney, J.E. Biomarkers reveal abrupt switches in hydroclimate during the last glacial in southern California, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 515, 164-172. article, data at NOAA

Wu, M.S.*, West, A.J, Feakins, S.J. Tropical soil profiles reveal the fate of plant wax biomarkers in soil storage, Organic Geochemistry, 128, 1-15. article, data at Pangaea

Liu, X.,* Feakins, S.J., Dong, X., Xue, Q., Han, J., Marek, T., Leskovar, D.I., Neely, C.B. and Ibrahim, A.M.H. Evaluating leaf wax and bulk leaf carbon isotope surrogates for water use efficiency and grain yield in winter wheat. Crop Science, 59, 1-15. article


Feakins, S.J., Wu, M.S.*, Ponton, C*, Galy, V., West, A.J. Dual isotope evidence for sedimentary integration of plant wax biomarkers across an Andes-Amazon elevation transect, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 242, 64-81. article

Bakkelund, A.*, Porter, T. J., Froese, D.G., Feakins, S.J. Net fractionation of hydrogen isotopes in n-alkanoic acids from soils in the northern boreal forest, Organic Geochemistry, 125, 1-13. article

Naafs, B.D., Rohrssen, M., Inglis, G., Lähteenoja, O., Feakins, S.J., Collinson, M., Kennedy, E., Singh, P., Singh, M., Lunt., D., Pancost, R, High temperatures in the terrestrial mid-latitudes during the early Paleogene, Nature Geoscience, 11, 766-771. article

Liddy, H.M.*, Feakins, S.J., Corsetti, F.A., Sage, R., Dengler, N., Whistler, D.P., Takeuchi, G.T., Faull, M., Wang, X. Photosynthetic pathway of grasses from the Late-Miocene Dove Spring Formation, California,  Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology and Palaeoecology, 490, 131-140. article


Liu, L.,* Feakins, S.J., Dong, X., Xue, Q., Marek, T., Leskovar, D.I., Neely, C.B. and Ibrahim, A.M.H.  Experimental study of leaf wax alkane response in winter wheat cultivars to drought conditions. Organic Geochemistry, doi: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2017.07.020 article

Lee, H*, Feakins, S.J., Lu, Z., Schimmelmann, A., Sessions, A.L., Tierney, J.E, Williams, T.J. Comparison of three methods for the methylation of aliphatic and aromatic compounds, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 31, 1633-1640, doi:10.1002/rcm.7947. article

Shenkin, A., L. P. Bentley, C. Girardin, B. Blonder, B. Boyle, C. E. Doughty, W. Farfan-Rios, S. J. Feakins, G. R. Goldsmith, B. Holmes, R. E. Martin, N. Salinas, M. Silman, M. S. Wu, G. P. Asner, S. Diaz, B. J. Enquist, and Y. Malhi. 2017. GEMTraits: A database and R package for accessing and analyzing plant functional traits from the Global Ecosystems Monitoring Network.  doi: 10.5287/bodleian:v0BD04N7o data

Wu, M.S.*, Feakins, S.J., Martin, R.E., Shenkin, A., Bentley, L.P., Blonder, B., Salinas, N., Asner, G.P., Malhi, Y. Altitude effect on leaf wax carbon isotopic composition in humid tropical forests, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 207, 1-17. article The article focuses on n-alkanes. Please note n-alkanoic acid data are also available and these are discussed in the supplementary word document. Complete set of data

Torres, M.A.*, Baronas, J., Clark, K.E., Feakins, S.J., West, A.J. Mixing as a driver of temporal variations in river hydrochemistry. Part 1: insights from water isotopes in the Andes-Amazon, Water Resources Research. doi: 10.1002/2016WR019733 article

Naafs, B.D.*, Inglis, G.N. Amesbury, M.J., Harald, B., Bindler, R.; 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.U., Hughes, P.D., Huguet, A., Könönen, M., Laggoun-Défarge, F., Lähteenoja, O., Marchant, R., McClymont, E., Pontevedra-Pombal, X., Ponton, C.*, Pourmand, A., Rizzuti, A.M., Schellekens, J., De Vleeschouwer, F., Zheng, Y., Pancost, R.D.,  Introducing global peat-specific temperature and pH calibrations based on brGDGT bacterial lipids, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 10.1016/j.gca.2017.01.038 article


Feakins, S.J., Peters, T*, Wu, M.S.*, Shenkin, A., Salinas, N., Girardin, C., Bentley, L.P., Blonder, B., Enquist, B.J., Martin, R.E., Asner, G.P., Malhi, Y. Production of leaf wax n-alkanes across a tropical forest elevation transect, Organic Geochemistry, 100, 89-100. article  data

Hoffmann, B.*, Feakins, S.J., Bookhagen, B., Olen, S.M., Adhikari, D.P., Mainali, J., Sachse, D. Climatic and geomorphic drivers of plant organic matter transport in the Arun River, E Nepal, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 452, 104-114. article

Torres, M.A.*, West, A.J., Clark, K.E., Paris, G., Bouchez, J., Ponton, C.*, Feakins, S.J., Galy, V., Adkins, J.F. The acid and alkalinity budgets of weathering in the Andes-Amazon system: Insights into the erosional control of global biogeochemical cycles? Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 450, 381-391. article

Liddy, H.M.*, Feakins, S.J., Tierney, J.E., Cooling and drying in northeast African across the Pliocene, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 449, 430-438.  article data

Feng, X., Feakins, S.J., Lui, Z., Ponton, C.*, Wang, R.Z.*, Karkabi, E.*, Galy, V., Berelson, W., Nottingham, A.T., Meir, P., West, A.J. Source to sink: Evolution of lignin composition in the Madre de Dios River system with connection to the Amazon basin and offshore, JGR Biogeosciences, 121, doi: 10.1002/2016JG003323. article

Feakins, S.J., Bentley, L.P., Salinas, N., Shenkin, A., Blonder, B., Goldsmith, G.R., Ponton, C.*, Arvin, L.**, Wu, M.S.*, Peters, T.*, West, A.J., Martin, R.E., Enquist, B.J., Asner, G.P., Malhi, Y. Plant leaf wax biomarkers capture gradients in hydrogen isotopes of precipitation from the Andes and Amazon, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 182, 155-172. article

Porter, T.J.*, Froese, D.G., Feakins, S.J., Bindeman, I., Mahony, M., Pautler, B.G., Reichart, G.J., Sanborn, P.T., Simpson, M.J., Weijers, J.W.H. Multiple water isotope proxy reconstruction of extremely low last glacial temperatures in Eastern Beringia (Western Arctic), Quaternary Science Reviews, 137, 113-125.  article

Lee, H*, Feakins, S.J., Sternberg, L. D., Carbon and hydrogen isotopic effects of stomatal density in Arabidopsis thalianaGeochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 179, 275-286. article


Baker, P.A., Fritz, S.C., Silva, C.G., Rigsby, C.A., Absy, M.L., Almeida, R.P., Caputo, M., Chiessi, C.M., Cruz, F.W. , Dick, C.W., Feakins, S.J., Figueiredo, J., Freeman K.H., Hoorn C., Jaramillo C., Kern A.J., Latrubesse E.M., Ledru M.P., Marzoli A., Myrbo A., Noren A., Piller W.E., Ramos M.I.F., Ribas C.C., Trindade R., West A.J., Wahnfried I., Willard D.A. Trans-Amazon Drilling Project (TADP): Origins and Evolution of the Forests, Climate, and Hydrology of the South American Tropics, Scientific Drilling, 20 , 41-49. article

Sharifi, Arash*; Pourmand, A.; Canuel, E.A.; Ferrer, E.T.; Peterson, L.C.; Aichner, B.*; Feakins, S.J. ; Daryaee, T.; Djamali, M.; Naderi Beni, A., Lahijani, H.A.K. and Swart, P.K. Abrupt climate variability since the last deglaciation based on a high-resolution, multi-proxy peat record from NW Iran: The hand that rocked the Cradle of Civilization? Quaternary Science Reviews, 123, 215-230. article

Aichner, B.*, Feakins, S.J., Herzschuh, U., Lee J.E., Liu, X. High-resolution leaf wax carbon and hydrogen isotopic record of the late Holocene paleoclimate in arid Central Asia, Climate of the Past, 11, 619-633. article

Ibarra, Y.*, Corsetti, F.A., Feakins, S.J., Rhodes, E.J., Kirby, M.E. Fluvial tufa evidence of Late Pleistocene wet intervals from Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 422, 36-45. article

Ponton, C.*, West, A.J., Feakins, S.J., Galy, V. Leaf wax biomarkers in transit record river catchment composition, Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/2014GL061328. article. Outreach poster english spanish

Kirby, M.E., Feakins, S.J., Hiner, C.A.*, Zimmerman, S.R.H., Fantozzi, J.* 2014. Tropical Pacific forcing of late-Holocene hydrologic variability in the coastal southwest United States, Quaternary Science Reviews, 102, 27-38. article data

Feakins, S.J., Warny, S., DeConto, R. M., 2014. Snapshot of cooling and drying before onset of Antarctic Glaciation, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 404, 154-166. article

Dingemans, T.*, Mensing, S.A., Feakins, S.J., Kirby, M.K., Zimmerman, S.R.H., 2014. 3000 years of environmental change at Zaca Lake, California, USA, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 2:34. article

Niedermeyer, E.*, Sessions, A.L., Feakins, S.J., Mohtadi, M., 2014. Hydroclimate of the western Indo Pacific Warm Pool during the past 24,000 years, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111, 9402-9406. article data

Ibarra, Y.*; Corsetti, F.A., Cheetham, M.I.*, Feakins, S.J. 2014. Were fossil spring-associated carbonates near Zaca Lake, Santa Barbara, California deposited under an ambient or thermal regime? Sedimentary Geology, 301, 15-25. article

Feakins, S.J., Kirby, M.E., Cheetham, M.I.*, Ibarra, Y.*, Zimmerman, S.R.H., 2014. Leaf wax D/H reconstructions of late Holocene hydroclimate from Zaca Lake, California, Organic Geochemistry, 66, 48-59. article data

Feakins, S.J., Ellsworth, P.V., Sternberg., L.D., 2013 Lignin methoxyl hydrogen isotope ratios in a coastal ecosystem, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 121, 54-66. article

Kirby, M.E., Feakins, S.J., Bonuso, N., Fantozzi, J.M., Hiner, C.A., 2013. Latest Pleistocene to Holocene hydroclimates from Lake Elsinore, California, Quaternary Science Reviews, 76, 1-15. article data

Feakins, S.J., 2013. Pollen-corrected leaf wax D/H reconstructions of northeast African hydrological changes during the late Miocene, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 374, 62-71. article

Feakins, S.J., Levin, N.E., Liddy, H.M.*, Sieracki, A., Eglinton, T.I., Bonnefille, R., 2013. Northeast African vegetation change over 12 million years, Geology, 41, 295-298, doi:10.1130/G33845.1 open access article data

Feakins, S.J., Rincon, M., Pinedo, P.*, 2013, Analytical challenges in the quantitative determination of 2H/1H ratios of methyl iodide, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 27, 430-436. article

Feakins, S.J., Warny, S. and Lee, J.E., 2012. Hydrologic cycling over Antarctica during the Middle Miocene warming, Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/NGEO1498. article data

Sachse, D., Billault, I., Bowen, G.J., Chikaraishi, Y., Dawson, T., Feakins, S.J., Freeman, K.H., Magill, C., McInerney, F.A., van der Meer, M., Polissar, P., Robins, R., Sachs, J.P., Schmidt, H.L., Sessions, A.L., White, J., West, J.B., Kahmen, A., 2012. Molecular Paleohydrology: Interpreting the Hydrogen-Isotopic Composition of Lipid Biomarkers from Photosynthesizing Organisms. Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Sciences. 40, 221-249. article data

Romero, I.C.* and Feakins, S.J., 2011. Spatial gradients in plant leaf wax D/H across a coastal salt marsh in southern California, Organic Geochemistry, doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2011.04.001. article

Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution, 2 Volume Set, Wood, B. (Editor), 2011, Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 1264. ISBN: 978-1-4051-5510-6. (Feakins, S.J. Contributing Editor) on Amazon

Feakins, S.J. and Sessions, A. L., 2010. Crassulacean Acid Metabolism influences D/H of leaf wax in succulent plants, Organic Geochemistry,doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2010.09.007. article

Feakins, S.J. and Sessions, A. L., 2010. Controls on the D/H ratios of plant leaf waxes from an arid ecosystem. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74, 2128-2141. Article

Feakins, S.J. and deMenocal, P.B., 2010. Global and African regional climate during the in review Cenozoic, in Cenozoic Mammals of Africa, Eds: Werdelin, L and Sanders, W.J., University of California Press, p.45-55. on Amazon

Feakins, S.J., Eglinton, T.I. and deMenocal, P.B., 2007. A comparison of biomarker records of northeast African vegetation from lacustrine and marine sediments ca. 3.40 Ma, Organic Geochemistry, doi: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2007.06.008. article

Feakins, S.J., Brown, F.H., and deMenocal, P.B., 2007.Plio-Pleistocene Microtephra in DSDP Site 231, Gulf of Aden, Journal of African Earth Sciences, doi: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2007.05.004. article data

Feakins, S.J., deMenocal, P,B. Eglinton, T.I, 2005. Biomarker Records of Late Neogene changes in northeast African Vegetation, Geology, 33, 977-980. article data see 2013 update

Stokes, S., Ingram, S., Aitken, M., Sirocko, F., Anderson, R., Leuschner, D., 2003. Alternative chronologies for Late Quaternary (Last Interglacial – Holocene) deep sea sediments via optical dating of silt-sized Quartz, Quaternary Science Reviews, 22, 925-941.

Ingram, S., Stokes, S., Bailey, R., 2001. Confirmation of backscattered beta dose enhancement rates based on single aliquot regeneration (SAR) analysis of quartz sand and silt, Ancient TL, 19, 51-54.