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30. Hill, M.G., Hawley, M.F., Widga, C.C., Halverson Monahan, L.A., and Wanamaker, A.D., Jr., (in press) The Nye Bison Site, Polk county, Wisconsin: paleozoology investigative incursions, and the search for early man in the upper Midwest. The Wisconsin Archeologist, 95(2).



29. Butler, P. G., Wanamaker, A.D., Jr., Scourse, J.D., Richardson, C.A., and Reynolds, D.R., (2013) Variability of marine climate on the North Icelandic Shelf in a 1357-year proxy archive based on growth increments in the bivalve Arctica islandica, Palaeogeography, Palaeclimatology, Palaeoecology, 373, 141-151, doi.10.1016/j.palaeo.2012.01.016.

28. Cunningham, L.K., Austin, W.E.N., Knudsen, K.L., Eiríksson, J. Scourse, J.D., Wanamaker, A.D., Jr., Butler, P.G., Cage, A., Richter, T., Husum, K., Hald, M., Andersson, C., Zorita, E., Linderholm, H.W., Gunnarson, B.E., Sicre, M.A., Sejrup, H.P., Jiang, H., and Wilson, R.J.S., (2013) Reconstructions of surface ocean conditions from the northeastern Atlantic and Nordic seas during the last millennium, The Holocene, 23(7), 921-935, doi:10.1177/0959683613479677.

27. Denniston, RF., Wyrwoll, K-H., Polyak, V., Brown, J.R., Asmerom, Y., Wanamaker, A.D., Jr., LaPointe, Z., Ellerbroek, R., Barthelmes, M., Cleary, D., Cugley, J., Woods, D., and Humphreys, W., (2013) A Stalagmite Record of Holocene Indonesian-Australian Summer Monsoon Variability from the Australian Tropics, Quaternary Science Reviews, 78, 155-168, doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.08.004.

26. Eagle, R.A., Eiler, J.M., Tripati, A.K., Ries, J.B., Freitas, P.S., Hiebenthal, C., Wanamaker, A.D., Jr., Taviani, M., Elliot, M., Marenssi, S., Nakamura, K., Ramirez, P., and Roy, K., (2013), The influence of temperature and seawater carbonate saturation state on 13C-18O bond ordering in bivalve mollusks, Biogeosciences, 10, 4591-4606, doi:10.5194/bgd-10-4591-2013.

25. #Henkes, G.A., Passey, B.H., Wanamaker, A.D., Jr., Grossman, E.L., Ambrose, W.G., Jr., and Carrol, M.L., (2013) Carbonate clumped isotope compositions of modern marine mollusk and brachiopod shells, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 106, 307-325, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2012.12.020.

24. #Liu, Y.W., Aciego, S.M., Wanamaker, A.D., Jr., and Sell, B.K., (2013), A high-throughput system for boron microsublimation and isotope analysis by total evaporation thermal ionization mass spectrometry, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 27(15), 1705-1714, doi:10.1002/rcm.6619.

23. Reynolds, D.R., Richardson, C.A., Scourse, J.D., Butler, P.G., Wanamaker, A.D., Jr., Ridgway, I., Sayer, M., and Gulliver, P., The potential of the marine bivalve mollusc Glossus humanus (L.) as a sclerochronological archive, The Holocene, 23(12), 1711-1720, doi:10.1177/0959683613505335.

22. Reynolds, D.R., Butler, P.G., Williams, S.M., Richardson, C.A., Scourse, J.D., Wanamaker, A.D., Jr., Austin, W.E.N., Cage, A.G., and Sayer, M., (2013), A multiproxy reconstruction of Hebridean (NW Scotland) spring sea surface temperatures between AD 1805 and 2010, Palaeogeography, Palaeclimatology, Palaeoecology,386, 275-285, doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2013.05.029.



21. *Beirne, E.C., Wanamaker, A.D., Jr., and Feindel, S., (2012) Experimental validation of environmental controls of δ13C of Arctica islandica (ocean quahog) shell carbonate, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 84, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2012.01.021.

20. Scourse, J.D., Wanamaker A.D. Jr., Weidman, C., Heinemeier, J., Reimer, P.J., Butler, P.G., Witbaard, R., and Richardson, C.A., (2012) The marine radiocarbon bomb-pulse across the temperate North Atlantic: a compilation of Δ14C time histories from Arctica islandica growth increments, Radiocarbon, 54(2).

19. Versteegh, E. A. A., Blicher, M. E., Mortensen, J., Rysgaard, S., Als, T. D. and Wanamaker, A.D., Jr., (2012), Oxygen isotope ratios in the shell of Mytilus edulis: archives of glacier meltwater in Greenland? Biogeosciences, 9, 5231-5241, doi:10.5194/bg-5239-5231-2012. OPEN ACCESS

18. Wanamaker, A.D., Jr., Butler, P.G., Scourse, J.D., Heinemeier, J., Eiríksson, J., Knudsen, K.L. and Richardson, C.A., (2012) Surface changes in the North Atlantic meridional overturning circulation during the last millennium. Nature Communications, 3: 899, doi:10.1038/ncomms1901. OPEN ACCESS



17. Butler, P. G., Wanamaker, A.D., Jr., Scourse, J.D., Richardson, C.A., and Reynolds, D.R., (2011) The stability of shell δ13C with respect to biological age in mature specimens of the long-lived bivalve Arctica islandica, Palaeogeography, Palaeclimatology, Palaeoecology, 302, 21-30, doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2010.03.038.

16. Halfar, J., Williams, B., Hetzinger, S., Steneck, R.S., Lebednik, P., Winsborough, C., Omar, A., and Wanamaker, A.D., Jr., (2011) 225 years of Bering Sea climate and ecosystem dynamics revealed by coralline algal growth-increment widths, Geology, 39, 579-582, doi:10.1130/G31996.1.

15. Schöne, B.R., Wanamaker, A.D., Jr., Fiebig, J., Thébault, J. and Kreutz, K.J., (2011) Annually resolved δ13Cshell chronologies of long-lived bivalve mollusks (Arctica islandica) reveal oceanic carbon dynamics in the temperate North Atlantic during recent centuries. Palaeogeography, Palaeclimatology, Palaeoecology, 302, 31-42, doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2010.02.002.

14. Wanamaker, A. D., Jr., S. Hetzinger, and J. Halfar (2011) Reconstructing mid- to high-latitude marine climate and ocean variability using bivalves, coralline algae, and marine sediment cores from the northern hemisphere, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 302, 1-9, doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2010.12.024.

13. Wanamaker, A. D., Jr., Kreutz, K.J., Schöne, B.R., and Introne, D.S., (2011) Gulf of Maine shells reveal changes in seawater temperature seasonality during the Medieval Climate Anomaly and the Little Ice Age, Palaeogeography, Palaeclimatology, Palaeoecology, 302, 43-51, doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2010.06.005.



12. Butler, P.G., Richardson, C.A., Scourse, J.D., Wanamaker, A.D., Jr., Shammon, T.M., and Bennell, J.D., (2010) Marine climate in the Irish Sea: analysis of a 489-year marine master chronology derived from growth increments in the shell of the clam Arctica islandica, Quaternary Science Reviews, 29, 1614-1632, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2009.07.010.



11. Butler, P.G., Scourse, J.D., Richardson, C.A., Wanamaker, A.D., Jr., Bryant, C.L., and Bennell, J.D., (2009) Continuous marine radiocarbon reservoir calibration and the 13C Suess effect in the Irish Sea: results from the first absolutely dated multi-centennial shell-based marine master chronology, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 279, 230-241, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2008.12.043.

10. Butler, P.G., Richardson, C.A., Scourse, J.D., Witbaard, R., Schöne, B.R., Fraser, N.M., Wanamaker, A.D., Jr., Bryant, C.L., Harris, I., and Robertson, I., (2009) Accurate increment identification and the spatial extent of the common signal in five Arctica islandica chronologies from the Fladen Ground, northern North Sea, Paleoceanography, 24, PA2210, doi:10.1029/2008PA001715.

9. Wanamaker, A.D., Jr., Baker, A., Butler, P.G., Richardson, C.A., Scourse, J.D., Ridgway, I., and Reynolds, D.J., (2009) A novel method for imaging internal growth patterns in marine mollusks: A fluorescence case study on the aragonitic shell of the marine bivalve Arctica islandica (Linnaeus), Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 7, 673-681.

8. Wanamaker, A.D., Jr., Kreutz, K.J., Schöne, B.R., Maasch, K.A., Pershing, A.J., Borns, H.W., Jr., Introne, D.S., and Feindel, S., (2009) A Late Holocene paleo-productivity record in the Western Gulf of Maine, USA, inferred from growth histories of the long-lived ocean quahog (Arctica islandica), International Journal of Earth Sciences, Special Issue, Ocean’s role in climate change- a paleo perspective, 98, 19-29, doi:10.1007/s00531-008-0318-z.



7. Halfar, J., Steneck, R.S., Joachimski, M., Kronz, A., and Wanamaker, A.D., Jr., (2008) Coralline red algae as high-resolution climate recorders, Geology, 36, 463-466, doi:10.1130/G24635A.1.

6. Owen, E.F., Wanamaker, A.D., Jr., Feindel, S.C., Schöne, B.R., and Rawson, P.D., (2008) Stable carbon and oxygen isotope fractionation in bivalve (Placopecten magellanicus) larval aragonite, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 72, 4687-4698, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2008.06.029.

5. Wanamaker, A.D., Jr., Heinemeier, J., Scourse, J.D., Richardson, C.A., Butler, P.G., Eiríksson, J., and Knudsen, K.L., (2008) Very-long lived molluscs confirm 17th century AD tephra-based radiocarbon reservoir ages for north Icelandic shelf waters, Radiocarbon, 50 (3), 399-412.

4. Wanamaker, A.D., Jr., Kreutz, K.J., Wilson, T., Borns, H.W., Jr., Introne, D.S., and Feindel, S., (2008) Experimentally determined Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca ratios in juvenile bivalve calcite for Mytilus edulis: Implications for paleotemperature reconstructions, Geo-Marine Letters, Special Issue, Advances in mollusc sclerochronology and sclerochemistry: tools for understanding climate and environment, 28, 359-368, doi:10.1007/s00367-008-0112-8.

3. Wanamaker, A.D., Jr., Kreutz, K.J., Schöne, B.R., Pettigrew, N.R., Borns, H.W., Jr., Introne, D.S., Belknap, D., Maasch, K.A., and Feindel, S., (2008) Coupled North Atlantic slope water forcing on Gulf of Maine temperatures over the past millennium, Climate Dynamics, 31, 183-194,




2. Wanamaker, A.D., Jr., Kreutz, K.J., Borns, H.W., Jr., Introne, D.S., Feindel, S., Funder, S., Rawson, P.D., and Barber, B.J., (2007) Experimental determination of salinity, temperature, growth, and metabolic effects on shell isotope chemistry of Mytilus edulis collected from Maine and Greenland, Paleoceanography, 22, PA2217, doi:10.1029/2006PA001352.



1. Wanamaker, A. D., Jr., K. J. Kreutz, H. W. Borns, Jr., D. S. Introne, S. Feindel, and B. J. Barber, (2006) An aquaculture-based method for calibrated bivalve isotope paleothermometry, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 7, Q09011, doi:10.1029/2005GC001189.




Erin Beirne: MS Geology 2011- "Pursuing a proxy for carbon cycling in the temperate North Atlantic: an investigation of the utility of Arctica islandica shell carbonate to millennial scale dissolved inorganic carbon reconstructions."

Shelly Griffin: MS Geology 2012- "Applying dendrochronology visual crossdating techniques to the marine bivalve Arctica islandica and assesing the utility of master growth chronologies as proxies for temperature and secondary productivity in the Gulf of Maine."

Erin Lower: MS Geology 2012- "A high-resolution geochemical proxy record of radiocarbon and oxygen isotopes in the Gulf of Maine using Arctica islandica shell carbonate."


Newsletters and Other Relevant Publications

Ridgway I, Richardson, C.A., Scourse, J.D., Wanamaker, A.D. Jr., and Butler, P., (2008) The long-lived clam Arctica islandica, a new model species for ageing research, British Society for Research on Ageing, Newsletter, June 2008.

Wanamaker, A.D., Jr., Scourse, J.D., Richardson, C.A., Butler, P.G., Reynolds, D.J., and Ridgway, I, (2008) Absolute chronologies from the ocean: Records from the longest-lived, non-colonial animals on Earth, Past Global Changes (PAGES) News, Vol.16, No. 3, 4-6.