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Drs Mertens, Kenneth [ person on image ]
orcid.org/0000-0003-2005-9483, orcid
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    Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Geologie; Onderzoekseenheid Paleontologie, more
    Function: PhD student

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Publications (60)  Top | Institute | Publications 
    ( 37 peer reviewed ) split up
  • Peer reviewed article Bogus, K.; Mertens, K.N.; Lauwaert, J.; Harding, I.C.; Vrielinck, H.; Zonneveld, K.A.F.; Versteegh, G.J.M. (2014). Differences in the chemical composition of organic-walled dinoflagellate resting cysts from phototrophic and heterotrophic dinoflagellates. J. Phycol. 50(2): 254-266. dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpy.12170, more
  • Peer reviewed article Gonzalez, C.; Dupont, L.M.; Mertens, K.; Wefer, G. (2008). Reconstructing marine productivity of the Cariaco Basin during marine isotope stages 3 and 4 using organic-walled dinoflagellate cysts. Paleoceanography 23(3). dx.doi.org/10.1029/2008PA001602, more
  • Peer reviewed article Gu, H.; Luo, Z.; Mertens, K.N.; Price, A.; Turner, R.; Rabalais, N. (2015). Cyst-motile stage relationship, morphology, ultrastructure, and molecular phylogeny of the gymnodinioid dinoflagellate Barrufeta resplendens comb. nov., formerly known as Gyrodinium resplendens, isolated from the Gulf of Mexico. J. Phycol. 51(5): 990-999. dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpy.12342, more
  • Peer reviewed article Gu, H.; Liu, T.; Mertens, K.N. (2015). Cyst-theca relationship and phylogenetic positions of Protoperidinium (Peridiniales, Dinophyceae) species of the sections Conica and Tabulata, with description of Protoperidinium shanghaiense sp. nov. Phycologia 54(1): 49-66. dx.doi.org/10.2216/14-047.1, more
  • Peer reviewed article Jansson, M; Mertens, K.N.; Head, J; de Vernal, A; Londeix, L; Marret, F; Matthiessen, J; Sangiorgi, F (2014). Statistically assessing the correlation between salinity and morphology in cysts produced by the dinoflagellate Protoceratium reticulatum from surface sediments of the North Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean-Marmara-Black Sea region, and Baltic-Kattegat-Skagerrak estuarine system. Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclimatol. Palaeoecol. 399: 202-213. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2014.01.012, more
  • Peer reviewed article Limoges, A; Mertens, K.N.; Ruiz-Fernandez, C; de Vernal, A (2015). First report of fossilized cysts produced by the benthic Bysmatrum subsalsum (Dinophyceae) from a shallow Mexican lagoon in the Gulf of Mexico. J. Phycol. 51(1): 211-215. dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpy.12257, more
  • Peer reviewed article Liu, T.; Mertens, K.N.; Ribeiro, S.; Ellegaard, M.; Matsuoka, K.; Gu, H. (2015). Cyst-theca relationships and phylogenetic positions of Peridiniales (Dinophyceae) with two anterior intercalary plates, with description of Archaeperidinium bailongense sp. nov. and Protoperidinium fuzhouense sp. nov. Phycol. Res. 63(2): 134-151. dx.doi.org/10.1111/pre.12081, more
  • Peer reviewed article Liu, T.; Mertens, K.N.; Gu, H. (2015). Cyst-theca relationship and phylogenetic positions of the diplopsalioideans (Peridiniales, Dinophyceae), with description of Niea and Qia gen. nov. Phycologia 54(2): 210-232. dx.doi.org/10.2216/14-94.1, more
  • Peer reviewed article Liu, T.T.; Gu, H.F.; Mertens, K.N.; Lan, D.Z. (2014). New dinoflagellate species Protoperidinium haizhouense sp. nov. (Peridiniales, Dinophyceae), its cyst-theca relationship and phylogenetic position within the Monovela group. Phycol. Res. 62(2): 109-124. dx.doi.org/10.1111/pre.12041, more
  • Peer reviewed article Louwye, S.; Mertens, K.N.; Vercauteren, D. (2008). New dinoflagellate cysts from the Miocene of the Porcupine Basin, offshore southwest Ireland. Palynology 32(1): 131-142. hdl.handle.net/10.1080/01916122.2008.9989654, more
  • Peer reviewed article Louwye, S.; Foubert, A.; Mertens, K.N.; Van Rooij, D.; IODP Expedition 307 scientific party (2008). Integrated stratigraphy and palaeoecology of the Lower and Middle Miocene of the Porcupine Basin. Geol. Mag. 145(3): 321-344. dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0016756807004244, more
  • Peer reviewed article Luo, Z.; Mertens, K.N.; Bagheri, S.; Aydin, H.; Takano, Y.; Matsuoka, K.; McCarthy, F.; Gu, H. (2016). Cyst-theca relationship and phylogenetic positions of Scrippsiella plana sp. nov. and S. spinifera (Peridiniales, Dinophyceae). Eur. J. Phycol. 51(2): 188-202. dx.doi.org/10.1080/09670262.2015.1120348, more
  • Peer reviewed article Luo, Z.; Krock, B.; Mertens, K.N.; Price, A.M.; Turner, R.E.; Rabalais, N.N.; Gu, H. (2016). Morphology, molecular phylogeny and azaspiracid profile of Azadinium poporum (Dinophyceae) from the Gulf of Mexico. Harmful Algae 55: 56-65. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.hal.2016.02.006, more
  • Mertens, K. (2004). Kalkschalig nannoplankton en dinoflagellaten als paleomilieu-indicatoren van het Laat-Quartair in het Cariaco Bekken (ODP Site 1002), Venezuela. MSc Thesis. Universiteit Gent, Faculteit Wetenschappen, Vakgroep Geologie en Bodemkunde: Gent. 189 pp., more
  • Mertens, K.; Vanneste, H.; Foubert, A. ; Louwye, S.; Hebbeln, D. (2006). Biometry of late Quaternary coccoliths from the Southern Cadiz region. Geophys. Res. Abstr. 8(07934), more
  • Mertens, K.; Amorim, A.; Ribeiro, S.; Deaf, A.S.; Harding, I.; De Schepper, S.; de Vernal, A.; Radi, T.; Dybkjaer, K.; Poulsen, N.; Feist-Burkhardt, S.; Chitolie, J.; González, C.; Heilmann-Clausen, C.; Kodrans-Nsiah, M.; Londeix, L.; Turon, J.-L.; Marret, F.; Matthiessen, J.; McCarthy, F.; Prasad, V.; Pospelova, V.; Hughes, J.K.; Riding, A.B.; Rochon, A.; Sangiorgi, F.; Marino, G.; Welters, N.; Sinclair, N.; Thun, C.; Soliman, A.; Van Nieuwenhove, N.; Vink, A.; Verhoeven, K.; Verleye, T.; Louwye, S.; Young, M. (2008). The absolute abundance calibration project: the Lycopodium marker-grain method put to the test, in: DINO8. Eighth International Conference on Modern and Fossil Dinoflagellates, May 4 to May 10, 2008, Montreal, Quebec, Canada: abstracts. pp. 37-38, more
  • Mertens, K.; Ellegaard, M.; Louwye, S.; Dale, B.; Holzwarth, U.; Marret, F.; Mudie, P.; Leroy, S.; Pospelova, V.; Sangiorgi, F.; Vercauteren, D.; Verleye, T.J.; Versteegh, G.J.M.; Versteegh, G.; Zonneveld, K.A.F. (2010). Morphological variation of Operculodinium centrocarpum and Lingulodinium machaerophorum in culture and the field and relation to environmental parameters, in: EUROPROX workshop/course. (Palaeo-)ecology of cyst forming dinoflagellates, May 17–21, 2010, Bremen: abstracts. pp. 9, more
  • Mertens, K.N. (2002). Ruimtelijke en temporele patronen in paleoproductiviteit van kalkschalig nannoplankton en diatomeeën langs NE-Atlantische continentale randen. MSc Thesis. Universiteit Gent. Faculteit Wetenschappen. Vakgroep Biologie: Gent. 186, ill., appendices pp., more
  • Mertens, K.N. (2009). Tracing hydrological millennial-scale cycles in the Late Quaternary of the Cariaco Basin and the southern Gulf of Cádiz using coccoliths and dinoflagellate cycts = Opsporing van hydrologische cycli op millenium-schaal in het late Quartair van het Cariaco Bekken en de zuidelijke Golf van Cádiz met behulp van coccolieten en dinoflagellatencysten. PhD Thesis. Department of Biology/Ghent University, Department of Geology and Soil Science: Gent. 205 pp., more
  • Mertens, K.N. (2009). Introduction, in: Mertens, K.N. Tracing hydrological millennial-scale cycles in the Late Quaternary of the Cariaco Basin and the southern Gulf of Cádiz using coccoliths and dinoflagellate cycts = Opsporing van hydrologische cycli op millenium-schaal in het late Quartair van het Cariaco Bekken en de zuidelijke Golf van Cádiz met behulp van coccolieten en dinoflagellatencysten. pp. 7-17, more
  • Mertens, K.N. (2009). Conclusion, in: Mertens, K.N. Tracing hydrological millennial-scale cycles in the Late Quaternary of the Cariaco Basin and the southern Gulf of Cádiz using coccoliths and dinoflagellate cycts = Opsporing van hydrologische cycli op millenium-schaal in het late Quartair van het Cariaco Bekken en de zuidelijke Golf van Cádiz met behulp van coccolieten en dinoflagellatencysten. pp. 135-140, more
  • Mertens, K.N. (2015). Marine dinoflagellate cysts as tools in palaeoecology, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 20 February 2015. VLIZ Special Publication, 71: pp. 90, more
  • Mertens, K.N.; Lynn, M.; Aycard, M.; Lin, H.-L.; Louwye, S. (2009). Coccolithophores as palaeoecological indicators for shifts of the ITCZ in the Cariaco Basin during the Late Quaternary, in: Mertens, K.N. Tracing hydrological millennial-scale cycles in the Late Quaternary of the Cariaco Basin and the southern Gulf of Cádiz using coccoliths and dinoflagellate cycts = Opsporing van hydrologische cycli op millenium-schaal in het late Quartair van het Cariaco Bekken en de zuidelijke Golf van Cádiz met behulp van coccolieten en dinoflagellatencysten. pp. 18-34, more
  • Peer reviewed article Mertens, K.N.; Lynn, M.; Aycard, M.; Lin, H.-L.; Louwye, S. (2009). Coccolithophores as palaeoecological indicators for shifts of the ITCZ in the Cariaco Basin during the Late Quaternary. J. Quaternary Sci. 24(2): 159-174. hdl.handle.net/10.1002/jqs.1194, more
  • Mertens, K.N.; Ribeiro, S.; Bouimetarhan, I.; Caner, H.; Combourieu-Nebout, N.; Dale, B.; de Vernal, A.; Ellegaard, M.; Filipova, M.; Godhe, A.; Goubert, E.; Grøsfjeld, K.; Holzwarth, U.; Kotthoff, U.; Leroy, S.A.G.; Londeix, L.; Marret, F.; Matsuoka, K.; Mudie, P.J.; Naudts, L.; Peña-Manjarrez, J.L.; Persson, A.; Popescu, S.-M.; Pospelova, V.; Sangiorgi, F.; van der Meer, M.T.J.; Vink, A.; Zonneveld, K.A.F.; Vercauteren, D.; Vlassenbroeck, J.; Louwye, S. (2009). Process length variation in cysts of a dinoflagellate, Lingulodinium machaerophorum, in surface sediments: investigating its potential as salinity proxy, in: Mertens, K.N. Tracing hydrological millennial-scale cycles in the Late Quaternary of the Cariaco Basin and the southern Gulf of Cádiz using coccoliths and dinoflagellate cycts = Opsporing van hydrologische cycli op millenium-schaal in het late Quartair van het Cariaco Bekken en de zuidelijke Golf van Cádiz met behulp van coccolieten en dinoflagellatencysten. pp. 74-93, more
  • Peer reviewed article Mertens, K.N.; Ribeiro, S.; Bouimetarhan, I.; Caner, H.; Combourieu-Nebout, N.; Dale, B.; de Vernal, A.; Ellegaard, M.; Filipova, M.; Godhe, A.; Goubert, E.; Grøsfjeld, K.; Holzwarth, U.; Kotthoff, U.; Leroy, S.A.G.; Londeix, L.; Marret, F.; Matsuoka, K.; Mudie, P.J.; Naudts, L.; Peña-Manjarrez, J.L.; Persson, A.; Popescu, S.-M.; Pospelova, V.; Sangiorgi, F.; van der Meer, M.T.J.; Vink, A.; Zonneveld, K.A.F.; Vercauteren, D.; Vlassenbroeck, J.; Louwye, S. (2009). Process length variation in cysts of a dinoflagellate, Lingulodinium machaerophorum, in surface sediments: investigating its potential as salinity proxy. Mar. Micropaleontol. 70(1-2): 54-69. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marmicro.2008.10.004, more
  • Mertens, K.N.; Foubert, A.; Wienberg, C.; Hebbeln, D.; Vanneste, H.; Baas, M.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Stuut, J.-B.; Louwye, S. (2009). Tracking 40,000 years of the North Atlantic Oscillation in the Late Quaternary southern Gulf of Cádiz using nannofossils, biomarkers and sedimentological proxies, in: Mertens, K.N. Tracing hydrological millennial-scale cycles in the Late Quaternary of the Cariaco Basin and the southern Gulf of Cádiz using coccoliths and dinoflagellate cycts = Opsporing van hydrologische cycli op millenium-schaal in het late Quartair van het Cariaco Bekken en de zuidelijke Golf van Cádiz met behulp van coccolieten en dinoflagellatencysten. pp. 35-55, more
  • Mertens, K.N.; Hallett, R.; Verleye, T.J.; Sangiorgi, F.; Holzwarth, U.; Zonneveld, K.A.F.; Londeix, L.; Louwye, S. (2009). What drives the distribution of cysts of Lingulodinium polyedrum?, in: Mertens, K.N. Tracing hydrological millennial-scale cycles in the Late Quaternary of the Cariaco Basin and the southern Gulf of Cádiz using coccoliths and dinoflagellate cycts = Opsporing van hydrologische cycli op millenium-schaal in het late Quartair van het Cariaco Bekken en de zuidelijke Golf van Cádiz met behulp van coccolieten en dinoflagellatencysten. pp. 94-99, more
  • Mertens, K.N.; González, C.E.; Delusina, I.; Louwye, S. (2009). 30,000 years of productivity and salinity variations in the Late Quaternary Cariaco Basin revealed by dinoflagellate cysts, in: Mertens, K.N. Tracing hydrological millennial-scale cycles in the Late Quaternary of the Cariaco Basin and the southern Gulf of Cádiz using coccoliths and dinoflagellate cycts = Opsporing van hydrologische cycli op millenium-schaal in het late Quartair van het Cariaco Bekken en de zuidelijke Golf van Cádiz met behulp van coccolieten en dinoflagellatencysten. pp. 101-118, more
  • Mertens, K.N.; Groeneveld, J.C.; Van Kerckhoven, L.; Wienberg, C.; Hebbeln, D.; Verleye, T.J.; Louwye, S. (2009). Reconciling dinoflagellate cyst Mg/Ca records as tools for temperature, salinity and productivity reconstructions during the last 40,000 years in the Southern Gulf of Cádiz, in: Mertens, K.N. Tracing hydrological millennial-scale cycles in the Late Quaternary of the Cariaco Basin and the southern Gulf of Cádiz using coccoliths and dinoflagellate cycts = Opsporing van hydrologische cycli op millenium-schaal in het late Quartair van het Cariaco Bekken en de zuidelijke Golf van Cádiz met behulp van coccolieten en dinoflagellatencysten. pp. 119-134, more
  • Mertens, K.N.; Verhoeven, K.; Verleye, T.J.; Louwye, S.; Amorim, A.; Ribeiro, S.; Deaf, A.S.; Harding, I.C.; De Schepper, S.; Kodrans-Nsiah, M.; de Vernal, A.; Radi, T.; Dybkjaer, K.; Poulsen, N.E.; Feist-burkhardt, S.; Chitolie, J.; González Arango, C.; Heilmann-Clausen, C.; Londeix, L.; Turon, J.-L.; Marret, F.; Matthiessen, J.; McCarthy, F.M.G.; Prasad, V.; Pospelova, V.; Kyffin Hughes, J.E.; Riding, J.B.; Rochon, A.; Sangiorgi, F.; Welters, N.; Sinclair, N.; Thun, C.; Soliman, A.K.; Van Nieuwenhove, N.; Vink, A.; Young, M. (2009). Determining the absolute abundance of dinoflagellate cysts in recent marine sediments: the Lycopodium marker-grain method put to the test, in: Mertens, K.N. Tracing hydrological millennial-scale cycles in the Late Quaternary of the Cariaco Basin and the southern Gulf of Cádiz using coccoliths and dinoflagellate cycts = Opsporing van hydrologische cycli op millenium-schaal in het late Quartair van het Cariaco Bekken en de zuidelijke Golf van Cádiz met behulp van coccolieten en dinoflagellatencysten. pp. 56-73, more
  • Peer reviewed article Mertens, K.N.; Verhoeven, K.; Verleye, T.J.; Louwye, S.; Amorim, A.; Ribeiro, S.; Deaf, A.S.; Harding, I.C.; De Schepper, S.; Kodrans-Nsiah, M.; de Vernal, A.; Radi, T.; Dybkjaer, K.; Poulsen, N.E.; Feist-burkhardt, S.; Chitolie, J.; González Arango, C.; Heilmann-Clausen, C.; Londeix, L.; Turon, J.-L.; Marret, F.; Matthiessen, J.; McCarthy, F.M.G.; Prasad, V.; Pospelova, V.; Kyffin Hughes, J.E.; Riding, J.B.; Rochon, A.; Sangiorgi, F.; Welters, N.; Sinclair, N.; Thun, C.; Soliman, A.K.; Van Nieuwenhove, N.; Vink, A.; Young, M. (2009). Determining the absolute abundance of dinoflagellate cysts in recent marine sediments: the Lycopodium marker-grain method put to the test. Rev. Palaeobot. Palynol. 157(3-4): 238-252. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.revpalbo.2009.05.004, more
  • Peer reviewed article Mertens, K.N.; González, C.; Delusina, I.; Louwye, S. (2009). 30 000 years of productivity and salinity variations in the late Quaternary Cariaco Basin revealed by dinoflagellate cysts. Boreas 38(4): 647-662. hdl.handle.net/10.1111/j.1502-3885.2009.00095.x, more
  • Peer reviewed article Mertens, K.N.; Dale, B.; Ellegaard, M.; Jansson, I.M.; Godhe, A.; Kremp, A.; Louwye, S. (2011). Process length variation in cysts of the dinoflagellate Protoceratium reticulatum, from surface sediments of the Baltic-Kattegat-Skagerrak estuarine system: a regional salinity proxy. Boreas 40(2): 242-255. dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1502-3885.2010.00193.x, more
  • Peer reviewed article Mertens, K.N.; Bringue, M.; Van Nieuwenhove, N.; Takano, Y.; Pospelova, V.; Rochon, A.; De Vernal, A.; Radi, T.; Dale, B.; Patterson, R.T.; Andren, E.; Louwye, S.; Matsuoka, K. (2012). Process length variation of the cyst of the dinoflagellate Protoceratium reticulatum in the North Pacific and Baltic-Skagerrak region:calibration as an annual density proxy and first evidence of pseudo-cryptic speciation. J. Quaternary Sci. 27(7): 734-744. dx.doi.org/10.1002/jqs.2564, more
  • Peer reviewed article Mertens, K.N.; Yamaguchi, A.; Kawami, H.; Ribeiro, S.; Leander, B.S.; Price, A.M.; Pospelova, V.; Ellegaard, M.; Matsuoka, K. (2012). Archaeperidinium saanichi sp nov.: a new species based on morphological variation of cyst and theca within the Archaeperidinium minutum Jörgensen 1912 species complex. Mar. Micropaleontol. 96-97: 48-62. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marmicro.2012.08.002, more
  • Peer reviewed article Mertens, K.N.; Price, A.M.; Pospelova, V. (2012). Determining the absolute abundance of dinoflagellate cysts in recent marine sediments II: Further tests of the Lycopodium marker-grain method. Rev. Palaeobot. Palynol. 184: 74-81. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.revpalbo.2012.06.012, more
  • Peer reviewed article Mertens, K.N.; Bradley, L.R.; Takano, Y.; Mudie, P.J.; Marret, F.; Aksu, A.E.; Hiscott, R.N.; Verleye, T.J.; Mousing, E.A.; Smyrnova, L.L.; Bagheri, S.; Mansor, M.; Pospelova, V.; Matsuoka, K. (2012). Quantitative estimation of Holocene surface salinity variation in the Black Sea using dinoflagellate cyst process length. Quat. Sci. Rev. 39: 45-59. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.01.026, more
  • Peer reviewed article Mertens, K.N.; Yamaguchi, A.; Takano, Y.; Pospelova, V.; Head, M.J.; Radi, T.; Pienkowski, A.J.; de Vernal, A.; Kawami, H.; Matsuoka, K. (2013). A new heterotrophic dinoflagellate from the North-eastern Pacific, Protoperidinium fukuyoi: cyst-theca relationship, phylogeny, distribution and ecology. J. Eukaryot. Microbiol. 60(6): 545-563. dx.doi.org/10.1111/jeu.12058, more
  • Peer reviewed article Mertens, K.N.; Takano, Y.; Head, M.J.; Matsuoka, K. (2014). Living fossils in the Indo-Pacific warm pool: A refuge for thermophilic dinoflagellates during glaciations. Geology (Boulder Colo.) 42(6): 531-534. hdl.handle.net/10.1130/G35456.1, more
  • Peer reviewed article Mertens, K.N.; Wolny, J.; Carbonell-Moore, C.; Bogus, K.; Ellegaard, M.; Limoges, A.; de Vernal, A.; Gurdebeke, P.; Omura, T.; Al-Muftah, A.; Matsuoka, K. (2015). Corrigendum to “Taxonomic re-examination of the toxic armoured dinoflagellate Pyrodinium bahamense Plate 1906: Can morphology or LSU sequencing separate P. bahamense var. compressum from var. bahamense?” [Harmful Algae 41 (2015) 1–24]. Harmful Algae 42: 71-72. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hal.2014.12.002, more
  • Peer reviewed article Mertens, K.N.; Wolny, J.; Carbonell-Moore, C.; Bogus, K.; Ellegaard, M.; Limoges, A.; de Vernal, A.; Gurdebeke, P.; Omura, T.; Al-Muftah, A.; Matsuoka, K. (2015). Taxonomic re-examination of the toxic armored dinoflagellate Pyrodinium bahamense Plate 1906: can morphology or LSU sequencing separate P. bahamense var. compressum from var. bahamense? Harmful Algae 41: 1-24. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hal.2014.09.010, more
  • Peer reviewed article Mertens, K.N.; Takano, Y.; Yamaguchi, A.; Gu, H.; Bogus, K.; Kremp, A.; Bagheri, S.; Matishov, G.; Matsuoka, K. (2015). The molecular characterization of the enigmatic dinoflagellate Kolkwitziella acuta reveals an affinity to the Excentrica section of the genus Protoperidinium. Syst. Biodiv. 13(6): 829-844. dx.doi.org/10.1080/14772000.2015.1078855, more
  • Peer reviewed article Mertens, K.N.; Aydin, H.; Uzar, S.; Takano, Y.; Yamaguchi, A.; Matsuoka, K. (2015). Relationship between the dinoflagellate cyst Spiniferites pachydermus and Gonyaulax ellegaardiae sp. nov. from Izmir Bay, Turkey, and molecular characterization. J. Phycol. 51(3): 560-573. dx.doi.org/10.1111/jpy.12304, more
  • Peer reviewed article Mertens, K.N.; Takano, Y.; Gu, H.; Yamaguchi, A.; Pospelova, V.; Ellegaard, M.; Matsuoka, K. (2015). Cyst-theca relationship of a new dinoflagellate with a spiny round brown cyst, Protoperidinium lewisiae sp. nov., and its comparison to the cyst of Oblea acanthocysta. Phycol. Res. 63(2): 110-124. dx.doi.org/10.1111/pre.12083, more
  • Mudie, P.J.; Mertens, K.; Marret, F.; Verleye, T.J.; Aksu, A.E.; Hiscott, R.N. (2009). Palynological signals of recent anthropogenic impacts on the Black Sea and the implications for early Holocene salinity changes, in: Gilbert, A. et al. IGCP 521-INQUA 0501 Fifth Plenary Meeting and Field Trip, Istanbul-Izmir-Çanakkale (Turkey): extended abstracts, 22-31 August 2009. , more
  • Peer reviewed article Price, A.; Gurdebeke, P.R.; Mertens, K.N.; Pospelova, V. (2016). Determining the absolute abundance of dinoflagellate cysts in recent marine sediments III: Identifying the source of Lycopodium loss during palynological processing and further testing of the Lycopodium marker-grain method. Rev. Palaeobot. Palynol. 226: 78-90. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.revpalbo.2015.12.009, more
  • Peer reviewed article Price, A.M.; Mertens, K.N.; Pospelova, V.; Pedersen, T.F.; Ganeshram, R.S. (2013). Late Quaternary climatic and oceanographic changes in the Northeast Pacific as recorded by dinoflagellate cysts from Guaymas Basin, Gulf of California (Mexico). Paleoceanography 28(1): 200-212. dx.doi.org/10.1002/palo.20019, more
  • Peer reviewed article Quaijtaal, W.; Mertens, K.N.; Louwye, S. (2015). Some new acritarch species from the lower and middle Miocene of the Porcupine Basin, North Atlantic Ocean: biostratigraphy and palaeoecology. Palynology 39(1): 37-55. dx.doi.org/10.1080/01916122.2014.933749, more
  • Peer reviewed article Verhoeven, K.; Louwye, S.; Paez-Reyes, M; Mertens, K.N.; Vercauteren, D. (2014). New acritarchs from the late Cenozoic of the southern North Sea Basin and the North Atlantic realm. Palynology 38(1): 38-50. dx.doi.org/10.1080/01916122.2013.793626, more
  • Verleye, T.; Mertens, K.; Louwye, S.; Arz, H. (2008). Holocene dinoflagellate cysts as salinity indicators from the southwestern Black Sea, in: DINO8. Eighth International Conference on Modern and Fossil Dinoflagellates, May 4 to May 10, 2008, Montreal, Quebec, Canada: abstracts. pp. 62-63, more
  • Verleye, T.J.; Mertens, K.; Louwye, S. (2007). Holocene paleo-environment from the southwest Black Sea: a reconstruction based on dinoflagellate cysts and other palynomorphs, in: Geologica Belgica Meeting, 19 oktober, 2007, Brussel. , more
  • Verleye, T.J.; Mertens, K.; Louwye, S.; Arz, H.W. (2008). The Holocene salinity changes in the southwestern Black Sea: a reconstruction based on dinoflagellate cysts, in: BELQUA 2008 Annual Scientific Workshop, Brussels, 19 March 2008. pp. 25, more
  • Peer reviewed article Verleye, T.J.; Mertens, K.N.; Louwye, S.; Arz, H.W. (2009). Holocene salinity changes in the southwestern Black Sea: a reconstruction based on dinoflagellate cysts. Palynology 33(1): 77-100, more
  • Verleye, T.J.; Pospelova, V.; Mertens, K.; Louwye, S. (2010). The spatial distribution and (palaeo)ecology of a new late Quaternary dinoflagellate cyst from the Pacific Ocean: Selenopemphix undulata, in: Palaeontological Association, 54th Annual meeting: abstracts. pp. 76, more
  • Verleye, T.J.; Pospelova, V.; Mertens, K.; Louwye, S. (2011). The spatial distribution and (palaeo)ecology of a new late Quaternary dinoflagellate cyst from the Pacific Ocean, Selenopemphix undulata, in: DINO9. Ninth International Conference on Modern and Fossil Dinoflagellates, August 28 to September 2, 2011, Liverpool: abstracts. pp. 110, more
  • Verleye, T.J.; Pospelova, V.; Mertens, K.; Louwye, S. (2011). The spatial distribution and (palaeo)ecology of a new late Quaternary dinoflagellate cyst from the Pacific Ocean, Selenopemphix undulata, in: 44th Annual Meeting (AASP) Southampton, England, Sep. 5-7, 2011: abstracts. , more
  • Peer reviewed article Verleye, T.J.; Pospelova, V.; Mertens, K.N.; Louwye, S. (2011). The geographical distribution and (palaeo)ecology of Selenopemphix undulata sp nov., a new late Quaternary dinoflagellate cyst from the Pacific Ocean. Mar. Micropaleontol. 78(3-4): 65-83. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marmicro.2010.10.001, more
  • Peer reviewed article Verleye, T.J.; Mertens, K.N.; Young, M.D.; Dale, B.; McMinn, A.; Scott, L.; Zonneveld, K.A.F.; Louwye, S. (2012). Average process length variation of the marine dinoflagellate cyst Operculodinium centrocarpum in the tropical and Southern Hemisphere Oceans: Assessing its potential as a palaeosalinity proxy. Mar. Micropaleontol. 86-87: 45-58. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marmicro.2012.02.001, more
  • Peer reviewed article Wienberg, C.; Frank, N.; Mertens, K.N.; Stuut, J.B.; Marchant, M.; Fietzke, J.; Mienis, F.; Hebbeln, D. (2010). Glacial cold-water coral growth in the Gulf of Cadiz: Implications of increased palaeo-productivity. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 298(3-4): 405-416. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2010.08.017, more

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