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Simon C. Brassell

Representative Publications

Furmann, A., Mastalerz, M., Brassell, S.C., Pedersen, P.K., Zajac, N. and Schimmelmann, A. 2015. Organic matter geochemistry and petrography of Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian-Turonian) organic-rich shales from the Belle Fourche and Second White Specks formations, west-central Alberta, Canada. Org. Geochem. 85:102-120. DOI

Colcord, D.E., Cadieux, S.A., Brassell, S.C., Castañeda, I.S., Pratt, L.M. and White, J.R. 2015. Assessment of branched GDGTs as temperature proxies in sedimentary records from several small lakes in southwestern Greenland. Org. Geochem. 82:33-41. DOI

Brassell, S.C. 2014. Climatic influences on the Paleogene evolution of alkenones. Paleoceanography 29. DOI

Brassell S.C. 2014. Climatic influences on the Paleogene evolution of alkenones. Paleoceanography. 29. DOI

Furmann, A. Mastalerz, M., Brassell, S.C., Schimmelmann, A. and Picardal, F. 2013. Extractability of biomarkers from high- and low-vitrinite coals and its effect on the porosity of coal. Int. J. Coal Geol. 107, 141-151. DOI

Gao, L., Brassell, S.C., Mastalerz, M. and Schimmelmann, A. 2013. Microbial degradation of sedimentary organic matter associated with shale gas and coalbed methane in Eastern Illinois Basin (Indiana), USA. Int. J. Coal Geol. 107:152-164. DOI

Furmann, A., Schimmelmann, A., Brassell, S.C., Mastalerz, M. and Picardal, F. 2013. Chemical compound classes supporting microbial methanogenesis in coal. Chem. Geol. 339, 226-241. DOI

Cheshire, M., Bish, D.L. and Brassell, S.C. 2012. Organic geochemical composition of the Georgia kaolins: Insights into formation and diagenetic conditions. Clays & Clay Min. 60:420-439. DOI

Wang, R., Zhang, S., Brassell, S., Wang, J., Lu, Z., Ming, Q., Wang, X. and Bian, L. 2012. Molecular carbon isotope variations in core samples taken at the Permian-Triassic boundary layers in southern China. Int. J. Earth Sci. 101:1397-1406. DOI

Jaraula, C.M.B., Brassell, S.C., Morgan-Kiss, R.M., Doran, P.T. and Kenig, F. 2010. Origin and tentative identification of tri to pentaunsaturated ketones in sediments of Lake Fryxell, East Antarctica. Org. Geochem. 41:386-397. DOI

Finkelstein, D.B., Brassell, S.C. and Pratt, L.M. 2010. Microbial biosynthesis of wax esters during desiccation: Adaptation for colonization of the earliest terrestrial environments? Geology 38:247-250. DOI

Brassell, S.C. 2009. Steryl ethers in a Valanginian claystone: molecular evidence for cooler waters in the central Pacific during the Early Cretaceous? Palaeogeog., Palaeoclimatol., Palaeoecol., 282:45-57. DOI

Wang, R.L., Zhang, S.C., Brassell, S.C., Tomasi, D., Scarpitta, S.C., Zhang, G., Sheng, G.Y., Wang, S.M. and Fu, J.M. 2008. Geochemical signals and paleoclimate changes in a 16,000 14C year sedimentary record from Lake Gucheng, eastern China. In Geochemistry Research Advances, (ed. Stefánsson O.) pp. 143-161. Nova Science.

Villinski, J.C., Hayes, J.M., Brassell, S.C., Riggert, V.L. and Dunbar, R.B. 2008. Sedimentary sterols as biogeochemical indicators in the Southern Ocean. Org. Geochem. 39:567-588. DOI

Harvey, M.C., Brassell, S.C., Belcher, C.M. and Montanari, A. 2008. Combustion of fossil organic matter at the K/P boundary. Geology 36:355-358. DOI

Walker, R., Mastalerz, M., Brassell, S., Elswick, E., Hower, J. and Schimmelmann, A. 2007. Chemistry of thermally altered high volatile bituminous coals from southern Indiana. Int. J. Coal Geology. 71:2-14. DOI

Finkelstein, D.B., Pratt, L.M. and Brassell, S.C. 2006. Can biomass burning produce a globally significant carbon-isotope excursion in the sedimentary record? Earth & Planetary Sci. Lett. 250:501-510. DOI

Dumitrescu, M. and Brassell, S.C. 2006. Compositional and isotopic characteristics of organic matter for the Early Aptian oceanic anoxic event at Shatsky Rise, ODP Leg 198. Palaeogeog., Palaeoclimatol., Palaeoecol. 235:168-191. DOI

Dumitrescu, M., Brassell, S.C., Schouten, S., Hopmans, E. and Sinninghe-Damsté, J.S. 2006. Instability in tropical sea surface temperatures during the Early Aptian. Geology 34:833-836. DOI

Finkelstein, D.B., Pratt, L.M., Brassell, S.C. and Curtin, T.M. 2005. Wildfires and seasonal aridity recorded in Late Cretaceous strata from southeastern Arizona. Sedimentology, 52:587-599. DOI

Dumitrescu, M. and Brassell, S.C. 2005. Biogeochemical assessment of sources of organic matter and paleo-productivity during the Early Aptian oceanic anoxic event at Shatsky Rise, ODP Leg 198. Org. Geochem. 36:1002-1022. DOI

In Preparation

Colcord D.E., Cadieux S.A., Brassell S.C., CastaƱeda I.S., Pratt L.M. and White J.R. (in revision) Assessment of branched GDGTs as temperature proxies in sedimentary records from several small lakes in southwestern Greenland. Org. Geochem.

Abstracts

Colcord D., Cadieux S.B., Brassell S.C., Casteneda I.S., Pratt L.M., White J.R. (2014) Assessment of GDGTs as paleotemperature proxies in a series of lacustrine sediments from southwestern Greenland. GDGT-Based Proxies Mtg., Texel, the Netherlands.

Colcord D., Cadieux S.B., Brassell S.C., Casteneda I.S., Pratt L.M., White J.R. (2013) Assessment of GDGTs as paleotemperature proxies in a series of lacustrine sediments from southwestern Greenland. Amer. Geophys. Union Fall Mtg., San Francisco, CA. Abstract PP33E-05.

Brassell S.C. (2013) Significance of tocopherols during Cretaceous OAE. Amer. Geophys. Union Fall Mtg., San Francisco, CA. Abstract PP33B-1922.

Brassell S.C. (2013) Climatic influences on the evolution of alkenones. 26th Intl. Mtg. Org. Geochem., Tenerife, Spain.

Brassell S.C. (2013) Climatic influences on molecular evolution. Packard Fellows 25th Year Reunion, Denver, CO.

Brassell S.C. (2013) Significance of tocopherols in immature sediments deposited during Cretaceous OAE. IODP Workshop: Exploring the Cretaceous Greenhouse through Scientific Drilling, London, UK.

Brassell S.C. (2012) A temporal limit on the alkenone paleotemperature proxy. Amer. Geophys. Union Fall Mtg., San Francisco, CA. Abstract PP43B-2041.

Brassell S.C. (2012) Biogeochemical palaeotemperature proxies in the Southern Ocean: a review of their potential and proven utility. 34th Int. Geol. Congress, Brisbane, Australia.

Brassell S.C. (2012) Proxies for redox conditions during early Aptian Oceanic Anoxic Event 1A. Gordon Conf. Org. Geochem., Plymouth, NH.

Brassell S.C. (2012) Proxies for redox conditions during early Aptian Oceanic Anoxic Event 1A. Eur. Union Geosci. Mtg., Vienna, Austria.

Brassell S.C. (2011) Variations in paleotemperatures and paleoenvironmental proxies associated with OAE1a. Amer. Geophys. Union Fall Mtg., San Francisco, CA. Abstract PP21C-1807.

Brassell S.C. (2011) Palaeotemperatures and palaeo-environmental changes during OAE 1a at Shatsky Rise. 25th Intl. Mtg. Org. Geochem., Interlaken, Switzerland.

Furmann A., Schimmelmann A., Brassell S.C., Mastalerz M., Picardal F. (2011) Chemical compound classes supporting microbial methanogenesis in coal. Int. Conf. Gas Geochem., San Diego, CA.

Furmann A., Picardal F., Schimmelmann A., Brassell S.C., Mastalerz M. (2011) Chemical compound classes supporting microbial methanogenesis in coal. 21st V.M. Goldschmidt Conf., Prague, Czech Republic.

Brassell S.C. (2010) Biomarkers as paleoenvironmental proxies. Amer. Geophys. Union Fall Mtg., San Francisco, CA. Abstract PP42A-01.

Brassell S.C. (2010) Biogeochemical records of marine redox conditions. Geol. Soc. Amer. Ann. Mtg., Denver, CO.

Brassell S.C. (2010) Origin of steroidal ketones in Cretaceous marine sediments. Gordon Conf. Org. Geochem., Plymouth, NH.