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Berg S, Jivcov S, Kusch S, Kuhn G, White D, Bohrmann G, Melles M & Rethemeyer J (2021) Increased petrogenic and biospheric organic carbon burial in sub-Antarctic fjord sediments in response to recent glacier retreat. Limnology & Oceanography 66, 4347–4362. doi: 10.1002/lno.11965

Francke A, Lacey JH, Marchegiano M, Wagner B, Ariztegui D, Zanchetta G, Kusch S, Ufer K, Baneschi I & Knödgen K (2021) Last Glacial central Mediterranean hydrology inferred from Lake Trasimeno’s (Italy) calcium carbonate geochemistry. Boreas. doi: 10.1111/bor.12552

Kusch S, Mollenhauer G, Willmes C, Hefter J, Eglinton TI & Galy V (2021) Controls on the age of plant waxes in marine sediments – a global synthesis. Organic Geochemistry 157, 104259. doi: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2021.104259

Kusch S, Wakeham SG, Dildar N, Zhu C & Sepúlveda J (2021) Bacterial and archaeal lipids trace chemo(auto)trophy along the redoxcline in Vancouver Island fjords. Geobiology 19, 521-541. doi: 10.1111/gbi.12446

Wei B, Mollenhauer G, Hefter J, Kusch S, Grotheer H, Schefuß E & Jia G (2021) The nature, timescale and efficiency of riverine export of terrestrial organic carbon in the (sub)tropics: insights at the molecular level from the Pearl River and adjacent coastal sea. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 565, 116934. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2021.116934

Kusch S, Rethemeyer J, Ransby D & Mollenhauer G (2021) Permafrost organic carbon turnover and export into a high-Arctic fjord: a case study from Svalbard using compound-specific 14C analysis. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 126, e2020JG006008. doi: 10.1029/2020JG006008

Dummann W, Steinig S, Hofmann P, Lenz M, Kusch S, Flögel S, Herrle JO, Hallmann C, Rethemeyer J, Kasper HU & Wagner T (2021) Driving mechanisms of organic carbon sequestration in the Early Cretaceous South Atlantic Cape Basin (DSDP Site 361). Climate of the Past 17, 469–490. doi: 10.5194/cp-17-469-2021

Scheidt S, Berg S, Hambach U, Klasen N, Pötter S, Stolz A, Veres D, Zeeden D, Brill D, Brückner H, Kusch S, Laag C, Lehmkuhl F, Melles M, Monnens F, Oppermann L, Rethemeyer J & Nett JJ (2021) Multi-method chronological assessment of the Balta Alba Kurgan loess-paleosol section (Romania) – a comparative study on dating methods for a robust and precise age model. Frontiers in Earth Science 8, 586. doi: 10.3389/feart.2020.598448

Kusch S, Wakeham SG & Sepúlveda J (2021) Diverse origins of “soil marker” bacteriohopanepolyols in marine oxygen deficient zones. Organic Geochemistry 151, 104150. doi: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2020.104150

Berg S, Jivcov S, Kusch S, Kuhn G, Wacker L & Rethemeyer J (2020) Compound-specific radiocarbon analysis of (Sub)Antarctic coastal marine sediments - potential and challenges for chronologies. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology 35, e2020PA003890. doi: 10.1029/2020PA003890 

Steen AD, Kusch S, Abdulla H, Cakić N, Coffinet S, Dittmar T, Fulton J, Galy V, Hinrichs K-U, Ingalls A, Koch B, Kujawinski E, Liu Z, Osterholz H, Rush D, Seidel M, Sepúlveda J & Wakeham SG (2020) Analytical and computational advances, opportunities, and challenges in marine organic biogeochemistry in an era of “omics”. Frontiers in Marine Science 7, 718. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00718

Steinig S, Dummann W, Park W, Latif M, Kusch S, Hofmann P & Flögel S (2020) Evidence for a regional warm bias in the Early Cretaceous TEX86 record. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 539, 116184. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2020.116184

Kusch S, Jaeschke A, Mörchen R & Rethemeyer J (2020) Tracing life at the dry limit using phospholipid fatty acids – does sampling matter? Soil Biology and Biochemistry 141, 107661doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2019.107661

Knief C, Bol R, Amelung W, Kusch S, Frindte K, Eckmeier E, Jaeschke A, Dunai T, Fuentes B, Mörchen R, Schütte T, Lücke A, Klumpp E, Kaiser K & Rethemeyer J (2020) Tracing elevational changes in microbial life and organic carbon sources in soils of the Atacama Desert. Global and Planetary Change 184, 103078. doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2019.103078

Kusch S, Benthien A, Richter KU, Rost B & Mollenhauer G (2019) Dead in the water: the vicious cycle of blanks during natural level 14C manipulation of marine algal cultures. Frontiers in Marine Science 6, 780doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00780

Kusch S, Sepúlveda J & Wakeham S (2019) Origin of sedimentary BHPs along a Mississippi River–Gulf of Mexico export transect: Insights from spatial and density distributions. Frontiers in Marine Science 6, 729. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00729

Elling FJ, Gottschalk J, Doeana KD, Kusch S, Hurley SJ & Pearson A (2019) Archaeal lipid biomarker constraints on the Paleocene-Eocene carbon isotope excursion. Nature Communications 10: 4519. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-12553-3

Jaeschke A, Böhm C, Merklinger F, Bernasconi S, Reyers M, Kusch S & Rethemeyer J (2019) Variation in foliar δ15N of fog-dependent Tillandsia ecosystems reflect water availability across climate gradients in the hyperarid Atacama Desert. Global and Planetary Change 183, 103029. doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2019.103029

Mollenhauer G, Kusch S, Eglinton TI & Pearson A (2019) Compound-specific Radiocarbon Measurements. Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences (Third Edition) – Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. Vol 1, 235-244. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.11432-0

Kusch S, Winterfeld M, Mollenhauer G, Höfle ST, Schirrmeister L, Schwamborn G & Rethemeyer J (2019) Glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers (GDGTs) in high latitude Siberian permafrost: Diversity, environmental controls, and implications for proxy applications. Organic Geochemistry. doi: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2019.06.009

Kusch S, Bennike O, Wagner B, Lenz M, Steffen I & Rethemeyer J (2019) Holocene environmental history in high-Arctic North Greenland revealed by a combined biomarker and macrofossil approach. Boreas 48, 273-286. doi: 10.1111/bor.12377

Thienemann M, Kusch S, Vogel H, Ritter B, Schefuß E & Rethemeyer J (2019) Neoglacial transition of atmospheric circulation patterns over Fennoscandia recorded in Holocene Lake Torneträsk sediments. Boreas 48, 287-298. doi: 10.1111/bor.12365

Kusch S, Shah Walter SR, Hemingway JD & Pearson A (2018) Improved chromatography reveals multiple new bacteriohopanepolyol isomers in marine sediments. Organic Geochemistry 124, 12-21. doi: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2018.07.010

Hemingway JD, Kusch S, Shah Walter SR, Polik CA, Elling FJ & Pearson A (2018) A novel method to measure the 13C composition of intact bacteriohopanepolyols. Organic Geochemistry 123, 144-147. doi: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2018.07.002

Thienemann M, Masi A, Kusch S, Sadori L, John S, Francke A, Wagner B & Rethemeyer J (2017) Organic geochemical and palynological evidence for Holocene natural and anthropogenic environmental change at Lake Dojran (Macedonia/Greece). The Holocene 27 (8), 1103-1114. doi: 101177/0959683616683261

Kusch S, Rethemeyer J, Hopmans EC, Wacker L & Mollenhauer G (2016) Factors influencing 14C concentrations of algal and archaeal lipids and their associated sea surface temperature proxies in the Black Sea. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 188, 35-57. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2016.05.025

Pearson A, Hurley SJ, Shah Walter SR, Kusch S, Lichtin S & Zhang YG (2016) Stable carbon isotope ratios of intact GDGTs indicate heterogeneous sources to marine sediments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 181, 18-35. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2016.02.034

Höfle ST, Kusch S, Talbot HM, Mollenhauer G, Zubrzycki S, Burghardt S & Rethemeyer J (2015) Characterisation of bacterial populations in Arctic permafrost soils using bacteriohopanepolyols. Organic Geochemistry 88, 1-16. doi: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2015.08.002

Kusch S, Kashiyama Y, Ogawa NO, Altabet M, Butzin M, Friedrich J, Ohkouchi N & Mollenhauer G (2010) Implications for chloro- and pheopigment synthesis and preservation from combined compound-specific δ13C, δ15N, and Δ14C analysis. Biogeosciences 7, 4105-4118. doi: 10.5194/bg-7-4105-2010

Kusch S, Rethemeyer J, Schefuß E & Mollenhauer G (2010) Controls on the age of vascular plant biomarkers in Black Sea sediments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74, 7031-7047. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2010.09.005

Kusch S, Eglinton TI, Mix AC & Mollenhauer G (2010) Timescales of lateral sediment transport in the Panama Basin as revealed by compound-specific radiocarbon ages of alkenones. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 290, 340-350. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2009.12.030