British Organic Geochemistry Society Meeting 2013
The 2013 Meeting of the British Organic Geochemistry Society will be hosted by the Petroleum and Environmental Geochemistry Group of the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Plymouth University. The Meeting will take place on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th July 2013.
This year's Meeting marks the 25th anniversary of our first 'BOGS', which was held in Bangor in July 1988. We hope you will join us in Plymouth to celebrate this achievement and encourage you to ask anyone you know who was present at the first Meeting to attend. We hope to put on a good show and that you will enjoy the scientific and social programme we'll put together.
As ever, a major aim of the meeting is to act as an informal forum for Organic Geochemistry in all of its forms. In particular there is an emphasis on the active participation of younger scientists but we hope this won't deter those who are more established in the field from also participating.
Registration for BOGS 2013 is now closed. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Anthony Lewis.
Registration for BOGS 2013 is now closed.
Accommodation will not be included with registration so you'll need to organise this yourself.
There is a wide range of B&B and hotel accommodation available near the University campus and city centre. Your favourite search engine will help but if you require any assistance please do not hesitate to contact Anthony Lewis.
The scientific programme was held in the Roland Levinsky Building on the Plymouth Campus of Plymouth University.
The prize for the best oral presentation went to Holly Barden (Geochemical analysis of the pigments and affinity of the Jurassic calcareous alga Solenopora jurassica) and that for the best poster presentations went to Pete Gilbert (The power of ponds: Sequestering organic carbon in small natural ponds). Congratulations to both authors!
The Abstract Booklet is available for download and the following presentations were included in the programme (alphabetical order by first author):
- Regional variation in marine mammal diet determined using IP25 and related highly branched isoprenoid (HBI) diatom biomarkers
Alexander, C., Brown, T, A. and Belt, S, T.
- Biogeochemical characterisation of soil profiles developed on contrasting igneous materials
Ashton, N.J., Pattrick, R.A.D., Lloyd, J.R., Tye, A.M. and van Dongen, B.E.
- Geochemical analysis of the pigments and affinity of the Jurassic calcareous alga Solenopora jurassica
Barden, H.E., Withers, P., Behnsen, J., Bergmann, U., Manning, P.L., Wogelius, R.A. and van Dongen, B.E.
- Sub-Arctic sea ice conditions during the Younger Dryas and Holocene
Cabedo-Sanz, P., Belt, S.T., Brown, T.A., Knies, J. and Husum, K.
- Tracing soil organic matter along Kolyma palaeoriver transect using microbial membrane lipids
Dogrul Selver, A., Sparkes, R.B., Bischoff, J., Talbot, H.M., Gustafsson, Ö., Semiletov, I.P., Dudarev, O.V., Boult, S. and van Dongen, B.E.
- The relative importance of physical and biochemical mechanisms in explaining interspecies variation in the δ2H values of leaf wax n-alkanes
Eley, Y. and Pedentchouk, N.
- The power of ponds: Sequestering organic carbon in small natural ponds
- Evidence for anthropogenic environmental change in biomarker records of Lake Ohrid (Albania, Macedonia)
Holtvoeth, J., Scurupa Machado, K. and Wolff, G.A.
- Testing the MBT/CBT palaeothermometer in peat and lignite deposits
Inglis, G.N., Naafs, B.D.A., McClymont, E., Bingham, L., Collinson, M.E., Evershed, R.P. and Pancost, R.D.
- Differences in food web structure under two contrasting productivity regimes: NE Atlantic vs. W Mediterranean
Jeffreys, R.M., Lavaleye, M.S.S., Bergman, M.J.N. and Duineveld, G.C.A.
- Sulfates, a problem for organic detection on Mars?
Lewis, J.M.T., Watson, J.S., Najorka, J., Luong, D. and Sephton, M.A.
- Sewage contamination in a South Atlantic estuary (Babitonga Bay, Brazil), indicated by the integrated evaluation of molecular marker indices and linear alkylbenzenes (LABs)
Martins, C.C., Cabral, A.C., Cintra, S.C.T.B., Dauner, A.L.L. and Souza, F.M.
- 18S rDNA analysis of alkenone-producing haptophyte(s) preserved in surface sediments of Lake Toyoni, Japan
McColl, J., Couto, J., Bendle, J.A.P., Henderson, A.C.G., Seki, O., Phoenix, V.R. and Toney, J.L.
- Analysis of sea ice and phytoplankton biomarkers in the Barents Sea – Implications for palaeoclimatic reconstructions
Navarro-Rodriguez, A. Belt, S.T., Berben, S. and Brown, T.A.
- Palaeoproductivity and terrestrial organic matter biomarker signals in South China Sea marine sediments – A story of East Asian monsoon evolution
O’Brien, C.L., Pancost, R.D. and Foster, G.L.
- Biomolecular analysis of organic residues in archaeological burial soils
Pickering M.D., Green K.A. and Keely B.J.
- Degradation of organic materials within burial environments
Pinder, A.P., Pickering, M.D. and Keely, B.J.
- Glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers as a temperature proxy in Antarctic lakes
Taylor, L.C., Pearson, E.J., Roberts, S.J., Juggins, S. and Hodgson, D.A.
- Biomarkers and compound-specific isotopes reveal climate mechanisms forcing alpine vegetation change from Laguna de Río Seco, Spain
Toney, J.L., Jiménez-Moreno, G., Anderson, R.S., Bendle, J.A., Moosen, H. and Seki, O.
- Marine sedimentary pigments: Indicators of organic matter dynamics
White, C.M., Woulds, C., Cowie, G.L., Mowbray, S.R. and Hall, P.O.J.
- Structural elucidation of bicyclic carboxylic acids in complex petroleum mixtures
Wilde, M.J., Lewis, C.A. and Rowland, S.J.
- Long wavelength-absorbing chlorophylls in cyanobacteria
Airs, R.L., Farnham, G., Skill, S. and Llewellyn, C.A.
- A petroleum geochemical approach to understanding the Natih and Tuwaiq petroleum systems of NW Oman
Al-Hadhrami, K.M., Al-Ghammari, M., van der Land, C., Aplin, A.C. and Jones, D.M.
- Organic geochemical assessment of gas shales
Allen, N., Campbell, S.J. and Tyson, R.V.
- Sorption, desorption and bioavailability of sorbed persistent organic pollutants from microplastics
Bakir, A., Wright, S., Rowland, S.J., Galloway, T.S. and Thompson, R.C.
- Novel geohopanoids in the Eocene Cobham lignite suggest an alternative diagenetic pathway for 35-aminobacteriohopanepolyols
Bischoff, J., Pancost, R.D., Collinson, M. and Talbot, H.M.
- Molecular distributions and δ13C values of n-alkanes as palaeovegetational biomarkers
Bull, I.D., Cryer, D., Zhang, A. and Eglinton, G.
- Tracing nitrate sources and pathways for reducing contamination of groundwater drinking water sources
Charteris, A.F., Evershed, R.P. and Michaelides, K.
- Climate regulators? An investigation of the cycling of methylated amines in marine systems
Cree, C., Airs, R.L., Archer, S.D., Lewis, C.A. and Fitzsimons, M.F.
- The power of ponds: Sequestering organic carbon in small natural ponds
- Degradation of macromolecular materials in fixed-dune soils
González González, I., van Dongen, B.E. and Robinson, C.H.
- Analysis of preserved remains from a First World War mass grave
Hicks, S.A., Pinder, A.P., Brothwell, D.A. and Keely, B.J.
- Glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraether lipids as temperature changes proxy in Messinian pre-evaporite sediments, Sorbas Basin, Spain
Martins, C.C., Flecker, R., Sierro, F.J., Mayser, J.P. and Pancost, R.D.
- Comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography combined with the latest developments in time-of-flight mass spectrometric analysis for the improved speciation of compound classes in petrochemical analyses
McGregor, L., Stevens, S., Bukowski, N. and Smith, S.
- Removal of metaldehyde from water
Nabeerasool, M.A., van Dongen, B.E., Polya, D.A., Campen, A.K. and Brown, N.
- Anaerobic ammonium oxidising bacteria: A significant biological source of the bacteriohopanetetrol stereoisomer?
Rush, D., Garside, A.L., Talbot, H.M., Thamdrup, B., Acuña González, J., Schouten, S., Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. and Poulton, S.W.
- Assessing the variability of highly complex mixtures of organic contaminants from oil industry produced waters using GC×GC-ToF-MS
Scarlett, A.G., West, C.E., Lengger, S., Frank, R.A., Hewitt, L.M. and Rowland, S.J.
- Methanotroph community composition, aerobic methane oxidation and BHP signatures in River Tyne sediment
Sherry, A., Osborne, K.A., Dunn, F., Gray, N.D. and Talbot, H.M.
- Soil biomarker distribution across the East Siberian Shelf
Sparkes, R.B., Dogrul Selver, A., Bischoff, J., Talbot, H.M., Gustafsson, Ö., Semiletov, I.P., Dudarev, O.V. and van Dongen, B.E.
- Sedimentary record of short term climate driven changes in methane cycling
Spencer-Jones, C.L., Wagner, T. and Talbot, H.M.
- How effective are small artificially constructed ponds at sequestering and storing atmospheric carbon?
Taylor, S.E., Gilbert, P.J., Jeffries, M.J., Cooke, D.A. and Abbott, G.D.
- Nitrogen isotopes of amino acids in the peatlands: Nitrogen cycling and potential palaeoclimate significance
Xue, Q., Pancost, R.D. and Evershed, R.P.