Publications

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Centers of Organic Carbon Burial and Oxidation at the Land-Ocean Interface. Organic Geochemistry (2017) doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2017.09.008 (Bianchi, T.S., Cui, X., Blair, N.E., Burdige, D.J., Eglinton, T.I., Galy, V.).

Microbial methane from in situ biodegradation of coal and shale: A review and reevaluation of hydrogen and carbon isotope signatures. Chemical Geology (2017) 453: 128-145. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2017.01.027 (Vinson, D.S., Blair, N.E., Martini, A., Larter, S., Orem, W.H., McIntosh, J.C.).

A Source to Sink Perspective of the Waipaoa River Margin. Earth-Science Reviews (2016) doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2015.10.001. (Kuehl, S.A., Alexander, C.R., Blair, N.E., Harris, C.K., Marsaglia, K.M., Ogston, A.S., Orpin, A.R., Roering, J.J., Bever, A.J., Bilderback, E.L., Carter, L., Cerovski-Darriau, C., Childress, L.B., Corbett, D.R., Hale, R.P., Leithold, E.L., Litchfield, N., Moriarty, J.M., Page, M.J., Pierce, L.E.R., Upton, P. and Walsh, J.P.).

Source to Sink Sedimentary Systems and Global Organic Carbon Burial: A River Runs Through It. Earth-Science Reviews (2016) doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2015.10.011 (Leithold, E.L., N. E. Blair, K.W. Wegmann).

Quantification of Water in Majorite Garnet. American Mineralogist (2015) 100:1084-1092, (Thomas, S.-M., Wilson, K., Koch-Müller, M., Hauri, E.H., McCammon, C., Jacobsen, S.D., Lazarz, J., Rhede, D., Ren, M., Blair, N., Lenz, S.).

Contribution of fungal macromolecules to soil carbon sequestration. In Soil Carbon (Eds: Alfred Hartemink and Kevin McSweeney), (Shreiner, K.M., Blair, N.E., Egerton-Warburton, L., Levinson, W.J.) in press (Book chapter).Impacts of watershed processes on exported riverine organic carbon. In Biogeochemical Dynamics at Large River-Coastal Interfaces: Linkages with Global Climate Change (2014). (Eds: Thomas S. Bianchi, Mead A. Allison, and Wei-Jun Cai), (N. Blair and E. Leithold), Cambridge University Press.

Signals of watershed change preserved in organic carbon buried on the continental margin seaward of the Waipaoa River, New Zealand. Mar. Geol. (2013) 346: 355-365, (Leithold, E.L., Blair, N.E., Childress, L.B., Brulet, B.R., Marden, M., Orpin, A., Kuehl, S.A., and Alexander, C.R.).

The Fate of Terrestrial Organic Carbon in the Marine Environment. Annu. Rev. Mar. Sci. (2012) doi: 10.1146/annurev-marine-120709-142717 (N.E. Blair and R.C. Aller).

Terrestrial Sources and Export of Particulate Organic Carbon in the Waipaoa Sedimentary System: Problems, Progress and Processes. Mar. Geol. (2010) 270, 108-118, doi:10.1016 /j.margeo.2009.10.016  (N.E. Blair, E.L. Leithold, H. Brackley, N. Trustrum, M. Page, and L. Childress).

Dispersal and transformation of organic carbon across an episodic, high sediment discharge continental margin, Waipaoa sedimentary system, New Zealand. Mar. Geol. (2010) 270, 202-212, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2009.11.001 ( H.L. Brackley, L. Carter, N.A. Trustrum, N.E. Blair, E.L. Leithold, E.A. Canuel, J. Johnston and K.R. Tate).

Enhanced supply of fossil organic carbon to the Okinawa trough since the last deglaciation. Paleoceanography (2008) 23, PA2207, doi:10.1029/2007PA001440  (S.J. Kao, M.H. Dai, K.Y. Wei, N.E. Blair, S.C. Hsu and W.B. Lyons).

Early diagenetic cycling, incineration, and burial of sedimentary organic C in the central Gulf of Papua (Papua New Guinea). JGR-Earth Surf. (2008) 113, F01S09, doi: 10.1029/2006JF000689 (R.C. Aller, N.E. Blair, and G. J. Brunskill).

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CONFERENCES/MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS

Anthropogenic Reorganization of Critical Zone in Intensively Managed Landscapes (2016) American Geophysical Union National Meeting, San Francisco (Kumar, P., Anders, A., Bettis, E., Blair, N., Filley, T., Grimley, D., Le, P., Lin, H., Lin. Y-F., Keefer, D., Keefer, L., Muste, M., Packman, A., Pananicolaou, T., Rhoads, B., Richardson, M., Schnoebelen, D., Stmpf, A., Ward, A., Wilson, C., Woo, D., Yan, Q. and Goodwell, A.).

Chemical characterization of the degradation of necromass from four Ascomycota fungi: Implications for soil organic carbon turnover and storage (2016) American Geophysical Union National Meeting, San Francisco (Bruner, V., Schreiner, K., Blair, N. and Egerton-Warburton, E.)

Coupled Metagenomic and Chemical Analyses of Degrading Fungal Necromass and Implications for Fungal contributions to Stable Soil Organic Carbon (2016) American Geophysical Union National Meeting, San Francisco (Egerton-Warburton, L., Schreiner, K., Morgan, B., Schultz, J., and Blair, N.)

Acetate as a potential methane precursor in the Antrim Shale: Relationship to environmental conditions and the microbial community (2016) Geological Society of America Meeting (D.S. Vinson, A. Martini, N. E. Blair).

Methane Generation in Lake Decatur, IL, a Midwestern U.S. Impoundment (2016) Goldschmidt Conference, Yokohama, Japan (N.E. Blair, E.M. Kirton, J. J. Williams, Y. Zeng, D. Vinson, L. Keefer , D. Schnoebelen, E.L. Leithold).

Tracking small mountainous river derived terrestrial organic carbon across the active margin marine environment (2015) American Geophysical Union National Meeting, San Francisco (L.B. Childress, N.E. Blair, A.R. Orpin).

Tracking Organic C from Uplands to the Deep-sea (2015) U.S.-China EcoPartnership for Environmental Sustainability, Purdue (N.E. Blair).

Connection of dissolved inorganic carbon to biogenic coalbed methane: Isotope evidence from Black Warrior Basin, Alabama (USA) (2015) Geological Society of America Meeting, Baltimore (D.S. Vinson, T.M. Quan, M.R. McIntyre-Redden, T.H. Darrah, N.E. Blair, J.C. Pashin).

Landscape Response to a Storm Event in the Clear Creek IA Watershed (2015) Goldschmidt Conference, Prague (N. Blair, A. Ward, J. Moravek, Y. Zeng, D. Cooperberg, A. Bettis, K. Prior, C. Davis).

Northwest Greenland Holocene temperatures inferred from organic archives of lakewater oxygen isotopes (2015) Geological Society of America – North-Central – 49th Annual Meeting, Madison, WI (G.E. Lasher, Y. Axford, J. McFarlin, N. E. Blair, M.A. Kelly, E.C. Osterberg, P. Kotechi, L. Farnsworth).

Coupled metagenomic and chemical analyses of degrading fungal necromass and implications for microbial contributions to soil organic matter (2014) Soil Metagenomics Symposium (Oct 1-2, 2014) St. Charles, IL (L.M. Egerton-Warburton, B.S.T. Morgan, J. Schultz, K.M. Schreiner, N.E. Blair).

Integrating Genomic and Chemical Knowledge for an Improved Understanding of Soil Carbon Dynamics (2014) American Geophysical Union National Meeting, S.F. (K.M. Schreiner, B.S.T. Morgan, J. Schultz, N.W. Blair, L. Egerton-Warburton).

Glacial and tectonic influence on terrestrial organic carbon delivery to high latitude deep marine systems: IODP Site U1417, Surveyor Fan, Gulf of Alaska (2014) American Geophysical Union National Meeting, S.F. (Childress, L.B., Ridgway, K., and IODP Expedition 341 Scientists).

The Fate of Soil OC in the Marine Environment: Examples from the Rapidly Eroding Landscapes of Two New Zealand North Island Rivers (2014) American Geophysical Union National Meeting, S.F. (Blair, N.E., Leithold, E.L., Thompson, C.E., Childress, L.B. and K.F. Fournillier).

Organic carbon burial over the last 10 kyr by the Waipaoa River, NZ (2014) Goldschmidt Conference, Sacramento (Childress, L.B., Blair, N.E., and E.L. Leithold).

Potential links between onshore tectonics and terrestrial organic carbon delivery to distal submarine fan environments: IODP Site U1417, Surveyor Fan, Gulf of Alaska (2013) American Geophysical Union National Meeting, S.F. (Childress, L.B., Ridgway, K., Blair, N., Bahlburg, H., Berbel, G., Cowan, E., Forwick, M., Gulick, S., Jaeger, J., März, C., McClymont, E., Moy, C., Muller, J., Nakamura, A., Ribeiro, F., and IODP Expedition 341 Scientists).

The burial of organic carbon over the last 10 kyr by the Waipaoa River, New Zealand sedimentary system (2013) American Geophysical Union National Meeting, S.F. (N.E. Blair, Childress, L.B., Fournillier, K., Leithold E.L.).

The contribution of fungal necromass to soil organic matter storage (2013) American Geophysical Union National Meeting, S.F (K.M. Schreiner, N.E. Blair, A. Buiser, L. Egerton-Warburton).

Re-assessing H and C Isotope Signatures of Biogenic Methane in Coalbeds and Shales: Metabolic Pathways and Alternative Influences (2013) Geological Society of America National Meeting, Denver (D.S. Vinson, J. C. McIntosh, N.E. Blair, A.M. Martini).

Long-term records of landscape dynamics preserved in marine and lacustrine sedimentary carbon (2013) Geological Society of America National Meeting, Denver (L. Leithold, J. Shinbaugh, N. Blair).

The fate of small active margin river POC in the marine environment (2013) Goldschmidt Conference, Florence (N. Blair, C. Thompson, L. Childress, L. Leithold).

Contribution of fungal macromolecules to soil carbon sequestration (2013)  International Union of Soil Sciences Global Soil C Conference, Madison WI  (W. Levinson, K. Schreiner, K. Fournillier, N. Blair and L. Egerton-Warburton).

Carbon isotope modeling of methanogenic coal biodegradation: Metabolic pathways, mass balance, and the role of sulfate reduction in the Powder River Basin, USA (2012) Geological Society of America National Meeting, Charlotte (D.S. Vinson, J.C. McIntosh, D.J. Ritter, N.E. Blair, A.M. Martini).

Improved carbon isotope modeling of biogenic coalbed methane systems: The nature of initial CO2 (2012) Goldschmidt Conference, Montreal (D.S. Vinson, J.C. McIntosh, D.J. Ritter, N.E. Blair, A.M. Martini).

The benthic processing of terrestrial organic matter on river-dominated margins (2012) Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry workshop, Woods Hole, MA (N.E. Blair, E.L. Leithold, R.C. Aller).

A conceptual watershed model describing the riverine export of particulate organic radiocarbon (2012) Radiocarbon Conference, Paris (N.E. Blair, L.B. Childress, E.L. Leithold).

The role of watershed storage on exported riverine organic carbon signatures (2011) International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter, Leuven, Belgium (N.E. Blair, E.L. Leithold, L. Childress, and K. Fournillier).

Global patterns of the fate of terrestrial organic carbon in the marine environment (2011) Geological Society of America National Meeting, Minneapolis (N.E. Blair, R.C.  Aller, and E.L. Leithold).

Watershed storage and riverine particulate organic radiocarbon (2011) American Geophysical Union National Meeting, S.F. (N.E. Blair and Leithold E.L.).

The role of watershed storage on exported riverine organic carbon signatures (2011) AGU Chapman Conference on S2S systems, Oxnard CA (N. Blair, E. Leithold, R. Aller).

Radiocarbon Analyses and the Century of the Environment (2010) “Emerging Capabilities in Compound-Specific Radiocarbon Analysis in the Oceans” workshop, Woods Hole, MA (N. Blair).

Long-term controls on the composition of particulate carbon buried offshore from the Waipaoa River, North Island, New Zealand (2010) Annual AGU Meeting, San Francisco (E. Leithold, N. Blair, L. Childress, B. Brulet).

Tracing Organic Carbon from the Terrestrial to Marine Environment via Coupled Stable Carbon Isotope and Lignin Analyses (2010) Annual AGU Meeting, San Francisco (L. Childress, N. Blair, L. Leithold), poster.

Vegetation Dynamics in the Watershed of Salt Pond, Falmouth, Massachusetts in the Aftermath of a Large Paleostorm and Subsequent Wildfire Inferred from Lignin Oxidation Products (2010) Annual AGU Meeting, San Francisco (M. Gomes, N. Blair, J. Donnelly, A. Hawkes).

Picking apart the organic geochemical stratigraphic record on continental margins – An approach to deciphering the signals of terrestrial environmental change  (2010) Annual GSA Meeting, Denver (E.L. Leithold, N.E. Blair, B. Brulet, L. Childress, K. Almquist, C. Hunt).

Resolving organic carbon of differing diagenetic/catagenetic states in riverine and marine sediments (2010) Goldschmidt Conference, Knoxville (N.E. Blair, K. Fournillier, E.L. Leithold, L.B. Childress).

Carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes as proxies for Late Pleistocene to Holocene environmental change in the Waipaoa Sedimentary System, New Zealand (2010) Goldschmidt Conference, Knoxville (L.B. Childress, E.L. Leithold, N.E. Blair, B. R. Brulet).

Long-term controls on the composition of particulate carbon buried offshore from the Waipaoa River, North Island, New Zealand (2009) AGU national meeting, San Francisco (E. L. Leithold, N. E. Blair, L. B. Childress, B. R. Brulet).

Raman spectroscopy of carbonaceous material in PETM sediments from the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming (2009) AGU national meeting, San Francisco (A. A. Baczynski, F. A. McInerney, S. D. Jacobsen, N. E. Blair, S.-M. Thomas, M. J. Kraus).

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TECHNICAL AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Childress, L.B. and N.E. Blair. 2013. The Active Margin Carbon Cycle. White Paper, GeoPRISMS Planning Workshop for the New Zealand Primary Site.

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