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* - graduate students; ** - undergraduate students


*Gurdebeke, P.R., Mertens, K.N., Pospelova, V., Van Nieuwenhove, N., Louwye, S. (2020). Islandinium pacificum sp. nov., a new dinoflagellate cyst from the upper Quaternary sediments of the NE Pacific (Dinophyceae, Peridiniales). Palynology, 44 (1):80-93. Link

Romero, O.E., Baumann, K.-H., Zonneveld, K.A.F., Donner, B., Hefter, J., Bambaye Hamady, B., Pospelova, V., Fischer, G. (2020). Flux variability of phyto- and zooplankton communities in the Mauritanian coastal upwelling between 2003 and 2008. Biogeosciences, 17:187-214. Link

Van Nieuwenhove, N., Pospelova, V., de Vernal, A., Rochon, A. (2020). Preface: A historical perspective on the development of the Northern Hemisphere modern dinoflagellate cyst database. Marine Micropaleontology, Link

*Li, Z., Pospelova, V., Kawamura, H., Luo, C., Mertens, K.N., Hernández-Almeida, I., Yin, K., Wu, Y., Wu, H., Xiang, R. (2020). Dinoflagellate cyst distribution in surface sediments from the South China Sea in relation to hydrographic conditions and primary productivity. Marine Micropaleontology, 10.1016/j.marmicro.2019.101815. Link

Van Nieuwenhove, N., Head, M.J., Limoges, A., Pospelova, V., Mertens, K., Matthiessen, J., De Schepper, S., de Vernal, A., Eynaud, F., Londeix, L., Marret-Davies, F., Peynaud, A., Radi, T., Rochon, A. (2020). An overview and brief description of common marine organic-walled dinoflagellate cyst taxa occurring in surface sediments of the Northern Hemisphere. Marine Micropaleontology, Link

Limoges, A., Van Nieuwenhove, N., Mertens, K.N., Head, M.J., Pospelova, V., Rochon, A. (2020). A review of rare and endemic extant marine organic-walled dinoflagellate cyst taxa of the orders Gonyaulacales and Suessiales from the Northern Hemisphere. Marine Micropaleontology, Link

de Vernal, A., Radi, T., Zaragosi, S., Van Nieuwenhove, N., Rochon, A., Allan, E., De Schepper, S., Eynaud, F., Head, M.J., Limoges, A., Londeix, L., Marret-Davies, F., Matthiessen, J., Peynaud, A., Pospelova, V., Price, A., Richerol, T. (2020). Distribution of common modern dinocyst taxa in surface sediment of the Northern Hemisphere in relation to environmental parameters: the updated n=1968 database. Marine Micropaleontology, Link

Mertens, K.N., Gu, H., *Gurdebeke, P.R., Yoshihito, T., Clarke, D., Aydin, H., *Li, Z., Pospelova, V., Shin, H.H., Li, Z., Matsuoka, K., Head, M.J. (2020). A review of rare, poorly known, and morphologically problematic extant marine organic-walled dinoflagellate cyst taxa of the orders Gymnodiniales and Peridiniales from the Northern Hemisphere. Marine Micropaleontology, Link

Marret, F., Bradley, L., de Vernal, A., Hardy, W., So-Young Kim, S.-Y., Mudie., P., Penaud, A., Pospelova, V., Price, A., Radi, T., Rochon, A. (2020). From bi-polar to regional distribution of modern dinoflagellate cysts, an overview of their biogeography. Marine Micropaleontology, Link

Head, M.J., Pospelova, V., Radi, T., Marret, F. (2020). Stelladinium bifurcatum sp. nov., a distinctive extant thermophilic heterotrophic dinoflagellate cyst from the late Quaternary of the eastern Pacific and east equatorial Atlantic oceans. Marine Micropaleontology, Link


^Bringué, M., Pospelova, V., Tappa, E.J. and Thunell, R.C. (2019). Dinoflagellate cyst production in the Cariaco Basin: a 12 year-long sediment trap study. Progress in Oceanography, 171, p. 175-211. Link

*Gurdebeke, P.R., Mertens, K.N., Pospelova, V., Matsuoka, K., *Li, Z., Gribble, K.E., Gu, H., Bogus, K., Vrielinck, H., Louwye, S. (2019). Taxonomic revision, phylogeny, and cyst wall composition of the dinoflagellate cyst genus Votadinium Reid (Dinophyceae, Peridiniales, Protoperidiniaceae). Palynology, doi: 10.1080/01916122.2019.1580627. Link

*McLachlan, S.M.S., Pospelova, V., Hebda, R.J. (2019). Areoligeracean dinoflagellate cysts from the upper Campanian (Upper Cretaceous) of Hornby Island, British Columbia (Canada). Palynology, 21 pp, doi:10.1080/01916122.2018.1539781. Link

Wang. N., Mertens, K.N., Krock, B., Luo., Z., Derrien, A., Pospelova, V., Liang, Y., Bilien, G., Smith, K.F., De Schepper, S., Wietkamp, S., Tillmann, U., Gu, H. (2019). Cryptic speciation in Protoceratium reticulatum (Dinophyceae): evidence from morphological, molecular and ecophysiological data. Harmful Algae , 88, 101610, 15 pp. Link

Luo, Z., Mertens, K.N., Nézan, E., Gu, L., Pospelova, V., Thoha, H., Gu, H. (2019). Morphology, ultrastructure and molecular phylogeny of cyst-producing Caladoa arcachonensis gen. et sp. nov. (Dinophyceae) from France and Indonesia. European Journal of Phycology, 54(2), p. 235-248. Link


*García-Moreiras, I., Pospelova, V., García-Gil, S., Muñoz Sobrino, C. (2018). Climatic and anthropogenic impacts on the Ría de Vigo (NW Iberia) over the last two centuries: a high-resolution dinoflagellate cyst sedimentary record. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 504, p. 201-218. Link

*McLachlan, S.M.S., Pospelova, V., Hebda, R.J. (2018). Dinoflagellate cysts from the upper Campanian (Upper Cretaceous) of Hornby Island, British Columbia (Canada), with implications for Nanaimo Group biostratigraphy and paleoenvironmental reconstructions. Marine Micropaleontology, 145, p. 1-20. Link

^Bringué, M., Thunell, R.C., Pospelova, V., Pinckney, J.L., Romero, O. and Tappa, E.J. (2018). Physico-chemical and biological factors influencing dinoflagellate cyst production in the Cariaco Basin. Biogeosciences, 15(8), p. 2325–2348. Link

*Gurdebeke, P.R., Pospelova, V., Mertens, K.N., Dallimore, A., **Chana, J., Louwye, S. (2018). Diversity and distribution of dinoflagellate cysts in surface sediments from fjords of western Vancouver Island (British Columbia, Canada). Marine Micropaleontology, 143, p. 12-29. Link

*Li., Z., Pospelova, V., Lin, H.-L., Liu, L., Song, B., Gong, W. (2018). Seasonal dinoflagellate cyst production and terrestrial palynomorph deposition in the monsoon influenced South China Sea: A sediment trap study from the Southwest Taiwan waters. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 257, p. 117-139. Link

Pospelova, V., Zonneveld, K.A.F., ^Heikkilä, M., *Bringué, M., *Price, A., *Esenkulova, S., Matsuoka, K. (2018). Seasonal, annual, and inter-annual Spiniferites cyst production: a review of sediment trap studies. Palynology, 42(S1), p. 162-181. Invited special issue paper. Link

Mertens, K.N., van Nieuwenhove, N., *Gurdebeke, P., P.R., Aydin, H., Bogus, K., Bringue´, M., Dale, B., De Schepper, S., de Vernal, A., Ellegaard, M., Grothe, A., Gu, H., Head, M.J., Heikkila¨, M., Limoges, A., Londeix, L., Louwye, S., Marret, F., Masure, E., Matsuoka, K., Mudie, P.J., Penaud, A., Pospelova, V., Price, A.M., Ribeiro, S., Rochon, A., Sangiorgi, F., Schreck, M., Torres-Torres, V., Uzar, S., Versteegh, G.J.M., Warny, S., and Zonneveld, K. (2018). The dinoflagellate cyst genera Achomosphaera Evitt 1963 and Spiniferites Mantell 1850 in Pliocene to modern sediments: a summary of round table discussions. (2018). Palynology, 42(S1), p. 10-44. Link

de Vernal, A., Eynaud, F., Henry, M., Limoges, A., Londeix, L., Matthiessen, M., Marret, F., Pospelova, V., Radi, T., Rochon, A., van Nieuwenhove, N., Zaragosi, S. (2018). Distribution and (paleo)ecological affinities of the main Spiniferites taxa in the mid-high latitudes of Northern Hemisphere. Palynology, 42(S1), p. 182-202. Invited special issue paper. Link

van Nieuwenhove, N., Potvin, E., ^Heikkilä, M., Pospelova, V., Mertens, K.N., Masure, E., Kucharska, M., Yang, E.Y., Chomérat, N., Zajaczkowski, M. (2018). Taxonomic revision of Spiniferites elongatus (the resting stage of Gonyaulax elongata) based on morphological and molecular analyses. Palynology, 42(S1), p. 111-134. Invited special issue paper. Link

Limoges, A., Londeix, L., Mertens, K., Rochon, A., Pospelova, V., de Vernal, A., del Carmen Cuéllar, T. (2018). Towards an identification key for Pliocene and Quaternary Spiniferites taxa bearing intergonal processes based on observations from estuarine and coastal environments. Palynology, 42(S1), p. 72-88. Invited special issue paper. Link

Mertens, K.N., Carbonell-Moore, C., Pospelova, V., Head, M.J. (2018). Ceratocorys mariaovidiorum P. Salgado, S. Fraga, F. Rodri´guez, P. Riobo´ & I. Bravo is a junior synonym of Pentaplacodinium saltonense K.N.Mertens, M.C. Carbonell-Moore, V. Pospelova & M.J. Head. Notulae algarum, 45, p. 1-2. ISSN 2009-8987. Link

Mertens, K.N., Carbonell-Moore, C., Pospelova, V., Head, M.J., Highfield, A. Schroeder,D., Gu, G., Andree, K.B., Fernandez, M., Yamaguchi, A., Yoshihito, T., Matsuoka, K., Nézan, E., Bilien, G., Okolodkov, Y., Koike, K., Hoppenrath, M., Pfaff, M., Pitcher, G., Al-Muftah, A., Rochon, A., Teen Lim, P., Pin Leaw, C., Fei Lim, Z., Ellegaard, M. (2018). Pentaplacodinium saltonense gen. et sp. Nov. (Dinophyceae), and its relationship to the cyst-defined Operculodinium psilatum and the yessotoxin-producing Protoceratium reticulatum. Harmful Algae, 71, p. 57-77. Link


Mertens, K.N., Gu, H., Pospelova, V., Chomérat, N., Nézan, E., *Gurdebeke, P.R., Bogus, K., Vrielinck, H., Rumebe, M., Meteigner, C. (2017). First record of resting cysts of the benthic dinoflagellate Prorocentrum leve in a natural reservoir in Gujan-Mestras, Gironde, France. Journal of Phycology, 53, p. 1193–1205. Link

Mertens, K.N., Takano, Y., Gu, H., Bagheri, S., Pospelova, V., Matsuoka, K. (2017). Cyst-theca relationship and phylogenetic position of Impagidinium caspienense incubated from Caspian Sea surface sediments: evidence for heterospory within gonyaulacoid dinoflagellates. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 64(6), p. 829-842. Link

*Price, A.M., *Coffin, M.R.S, Pospelova, V., Latimer, J.S., Chmura, G.L. (2017). Effect of nutrients on dinoflagellate cyst assemblages across estuaries of the NW Atlantic. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 121(1-2), p. 339–351. Link

*Li., Z., Pospelova, V., Liu, L., Zhou, R., Song. B. (2017). High-resolution palynological record of Holocene climatic and oceanographic changes in the northern South China Sea. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 483, p. 94-124. Link

Luo, Z., Yang, W., Leaw, C.P., Pospelova, V., Bilien, G., Leaw, G.R., Lim, P.T., Gu, H. (2017). Cryptic diversity within the harmful dinoflagellate Akashiwo sanguinea in coastal Chinese waters is related to differentiated ecological niches. Harmful Algae, 66, p. 88-96. Link

Song, B., Li., Z., Lu, H., Mao, L., Saito, Y., Yi, S., Li, Z., Lu, A., Sha, L., Zhou, R., Pospelova, V. (2017). Pollen record of the centennial climate changes during 9-7 cal ka BP in the Changjiang (Yangtze) River Delta plain, China. Quaternary Research, 87, p. 275–287. Link

Mertens, K.N., Gu, H., Takano, Y., *Price, A., Pospelova, V., Bogus, K., Versteegh, G, Marret, F., Turner, R.E., Rabalais, N., Matsuoka, K. (2017). The cyst-theca relationship of Trinovantedinium pallidifulvum, with erection of Protoperidinium lousianensis sp. nov. and their phylogenetic position within the Conica group. Palynology, 41(2), p. 183-202. Link

Ellegaard, M., Dale, B., Mertens, K.N., Pospelova, V., Ribeiro, S. (2017). Equal contributions. Invited book chapter #12: “Dinoflagellate cysts as proxies for Holocene and recent environmental change in estuaries: Diversity, abundance and morphology.” Eds. K. Weckström et al. (eds.), Applications of Paleoenvironmental Techniques in Estuarine Studies, Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research 20, DOI:10.1007/978-94-024-0990-1_12, Berlin, Germany: Springer, p. 295-312. Link


*Price, A.M., Pospelova, V. *Coffin, M.R.S, Latimer, J.S., Chmura, G.L. (2016). Biogeography of dinoflagellate cysts in northwest Atlantic estuaries. Ecology and Evolution, 6, p. 5648–5662. Link

^Heikkilä, M., Pospelova, V., Forest, A., Stern, G.A., Fortier, L., Macdonald, R.W. (2016). Dinoflagellate cyst production over an annual cycle in seasonally ice-covered Hudson Bay. Marine Micropaleontology, 125, p. 1-24. Link

*Price, A.M., *Gurdebeke, P.R., Mertens, K.N. and 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. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 226(1), p. 78-90. Link

*Bringué, M., Pospelova, V., Calvert, S.E., Enkin, R.J., Lacourse, T. and Ivanochko, T. (2016). High resolution dinoflagellate cyst record of environmental change in Effingham Inlet (BC, Canada) over the last millennium. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 441(4), p. 787-810. Link


Pospelova, V., *Price, A. and Pedersen, T.F. (2015). Palynological evidence for late Quaternary climate and marine primary productivity changes along the California margin. Paleoceanography, 30(7), p. 877-894. DOI: 10.1002/2014PA002728. Link

Zonneveld, K.A.F. and Pospelova, V. (2015). A determination key for modern dinoflagellate cysts. Palynology, 39, p. 387-409. Link

Mertens, K.N., Takano, Y., Gu, H., Yamaguchi, A., Pospelova, V., Ellegaard, M., and Matsuoka, K. (2015). The cyst-theca relationship of a new dinoflagellate with a spiny round brown cyst, Protoperidinium lewisiae, and its comparison to the cyst of Oblea acanthocysta. Phycological Research, 63, p. 110–124. Link


*Bringué, M., Pospelova, V. and Field, D.B. (2014). High resolution dinoflagellate cyst record of decadal variability and 20th century warming in the Santa Barbara Basin, California. Quaternary Science Reviews, 105, p. 86-101. Link

^Heikkilä, M., Pospelova, V., Hochheim, K.P., Kuzyk, Z.Z.A., Stern, G.A., Macdonald, R.W. and Barber, D.G. (2014). Surface sediment dinoflagellate cysts from the Hudson Bay system and their relation to freshwater and nutrient cycling. Marine Micropaleontology, 106, p. 79-109. Link

*Price, A. and Pospelova, V. (2014). Spiniferites multisphaerus sp. nov. (Dinophyceae), a dinoflagellate cyst from the Late Pleistocene in Guaymas Basin, Gulf of California, Mexico. Palynology, 38(1), p. 101-116. Link

Zonneveld K.A.F. and Pospelova, V. (2014). A determination key for modern dinoflagellate cysts. Online. See the website

*Czarnecki, J., Dashtgard, S.E., Pospelova, V., Mathewes, R. and MacEachern, J.A. (2014). Palynology and geochemistry of channel-margin sediments across the tidal-fluvial transition, lower Fraser River, British Columbia, Canada. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 51, p. 152-166. Link


Mertens, K.N., Yamaguchi, A., Takano, Y., Pospelova, V., Head, M.J., Radi, T., Pienkowski, A.J., de Vernal, A., Kawami, H. and Matsuoka, K. (2013). A new heterotrophic dinoflagellate from the North Pacific, Protoperidinium fukuyoi: cyst–theca relationship, phylogeny, distribution and ecology. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 60(6), p. 545-563. Link

*Bringué, M., Pospelova, V. and Pak, D. (2013). Seasonal production of organic-walled dinoflagellate cysts in upwelling systems: a sediment trap study from the Santa Barbara Basin, California. Marine Micropaleontology, 100, p. 34–51. Link

*Price, A., ^Mertens, K.N., Pospelova, V., Pedersen, T.F. and Ganeshram, R. (2013). Late Quaternary climatic and oceanographic changes in the Eastern North Pacific as recorded by dinoflagellate cysts from Guaymas Basin, Gulf of California (Mexico). Paleoceanography, 28(1), p. 200-212. doi:10.1002/palo.20019 Link

Zonneveld, K.A.F., Marret-Davies, F., Versteegh, G.J.M., Bonnet, S., Bouimetarhan, I., Crough, E., El-Shanawany, R., Edwards, L., Esper, O., Grøsfjeld, K., Henry, M., Holzwarth, U., Kielt, J.-F., Ladouceur, S., Ledu, D., Liang, C., Limoges, A., Londeix, L., Lu, S.-H, Mahmoud, M.S. , Marino, G., Matsouka, K., Matthiessen, J., Mildenhal, D.C., Neil, H.L., Pospelova, V., Radi, T., Richerol, T., Rochon, A., Sangiorgi, F., Solignac, S., Turon, J-L., Verleye, T., de Vernal, A., Young, M., Young, S. (2013). The Atlas of modern dinoflagellate cyst distribution based on 2405 datapoints. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 191, 1-197. Total: 197 pages. Link

Roy, S., Pospelova, V., Montresor, M., Cembella A., (Eds.). (2013). GEOHAB - Global Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms, GEOHAB Core Research Project: HABs in Fjords and Coastal Embayments. Second Open Science Meeting. Progress in Interpreting Life History and Growth Dynamics of Harmful Algal Blooms in Fjords and Coastal Environments. GEOHAB Report # 10. IOC and SCOR, Paris, France and Newark, Delaware USA, ISSN 1538 182X, 52 pp. Link

Radi, T., Bonnet, S., Cormier, M.-A., de Vernal, A., Durantou, L., Faubert, É., Head, M.J., Henry, M., Pospelova, V., Rochon, A. and Van Nieuwenhove, N. (2013). Operational taxonomy and (paleo-)autecology of round, brown, spiny dinoflagellate cysts from the Quaternary of high northern latitudes. Marine Micropaleontology, 98, p. 41-57. Link


^Mertens, K.N., *Price, A. and Pospelova, V. (2012). Determining the absolute abundance of dinoflagellate cysts in recent marine sediments II: further tests of the Lycopodium marker-grain method. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 184, p. 74-81. Link

Mertens, K.N., Yamaguchi, A., Kawami, H., Ribeiro, S., Leander ,B.S., Price, A.M., Pospelova, V., Ellegaard, M. and 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. Marine Micropaleontology, 96-97, p. 48-62. Link

Roy, S. and Pospelova, V. 2012. Progress in Interpreting Life History and Coastal Dynamics of Harmful Algal Blooms in Fjords and Coastal Environments. 2012 GEOHAB Open Science Meeting. The North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) Press, Vol. 20(2), p. 48-50. Link

Mertens, K.N., *Bringué, M., Van Nieuwenhove, N., Takano, Y., Pospelova, V., Rochon, A., de Vernal, A., Radi, T., Dale, B., Patterson, R.T., Weckström, K., Andrén, E., Louwye, S. and Matsuoka, K. (2012). Process length variation of the cyst of the dinoflagellate Protoceratium reticulatum in the North Pacific and Baltic-Skagerrak region: calibration as annual density proxy and first evidence of pseudo-cryptic speciation. Journal of Quaternary Science, 27(7),p. 734-744. Link

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., Pospelova, V. and Matsuoka, K. (2012). Quantitative estimation of Holocene surface salinity variation in the Black Sea using dinoflagellate cyst process length. Quaternary Science Review, 39, p. 45-59. Link


**Price, A. and Pospelova, V. (2011). High-resolution sediment trap study of organic-walled dinoflagellate cyst production and biogenic silica flux in Saanich Inlet (BC, Canada). Marine Micropaleontology, 80(1-2), p. 18-43. Link

McCarthy, F.G., Mertens, K.N., Ellegaard, M., Sherman, K., Pospelova, V., Ribeiro, S., Blasco, S. and Vercauteren, D. (2011). Resting cysts of freshwater dinoflagellates in southeastern Georgian Bay (Lake Huron) as proxies of cultural eutrophication. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 166, p. 46-62. Link

Yamaguchi, A., Hoppenrath, M., Pospelova, V., Horiguchi, T. and Leander, B.S. (2011). Molecular phylogeny of the marine sand-dwelling dinoflagellate Herdmania litoralis and an emended description of the closely related planktonic genus Archaeperidinium Jörgensen. European Journal of Phycology, 46(2), p. 98-112. Link

*Verleye, T., Pospelova, V., Mertens, K.N. and Louwye, S. (2011). The geographical distribution and (palaeo)ecology of Selenopemphix undulata sp. nov., a new late Quaternary dinoflagellate cyst from the Pacific Ocean. Marine Micropaleontology, 78, p. 65-83. Link

*Bonnett, C.J.M., Pospelova, V. and Haggart, J.W. (2011). Dinoflagellate cysts from the Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous sedimentary rocks of Grassy Island, British Columbia, Proceedings of the 21st Canadian Paleontology Conference, Vancouver, Canada, p. 11.

Haggart, J.W., Schröder-Adams, C.J., *Bonnett, C.J.M., Pospelova, V., Carter E.S., Grey, M. and Sweet, A.R. (2011). The Buchia-bearing strata of Grassy Island, west coast Vancouver Island: litho- and biostratigraphy of a shoreface to outer-shelf transect across the Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous forearc basin. Canada. Proceedings of the 21st Canadian Paleontology Conference, Vancouver, Canada, p. 32-33.


**Krepakevich, A. and Pospelova, V. (2010) Anthropogenic impact on coastal bays of Southern Vancouver Island (BC, Canada) as reflected in phytoplankton sedimentary records. Continental Shelf Research, 30(18), p. 1924-1940. Link

Pospelova, V., and Kim, S.J. (2010). Dinoflagellate cysts in Recent sediments from the aquaculture sites of southern South Korea. Marine Micropaleontology, 76, p. 37-51. Link

Pospelova, V., *Esenkulova., S., Johannessen, S.C., O’Brien, M.C. and Macdonald, R.W. (2010). Organic-walled dinoflagellate cyst production, composition and flux from 1996 to 1998 in the central Strait of Georgia (BC, Canada): a sediment trap study. Marine Micropaleontology, 75(1-4), p. 17-37. Link


Mertens, K.N. Verhoeven, K., Verleye, T., Louwye, S., Amorim, Ana, Ribeiro, S., Deaf, A.S., Harding, I., 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., Prasad, V., Pospelova, V., Hughes, J.K., Riding, J.B., Rochon, A., Sangiorgi, F., Marino, G., Welters, N., Sinclair, N., Thun, C., Soliman, A., 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. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 157, p. 238-252. Link

Mertens, K.N., Ribeiro, S., Bouimetarhan, I., Caner, H., Combourieu-Nebout, N., Dale, B., de Vernal., A., Ellegaard, M., Filipova, M., Godhe, A., Groeneveld, J., Grosfjeld, K., Holzwarth, U., Kotthoff, U., Leroy, S., Londeix, L., Marret, F., Matsuoka, K., Mudie, P., Naudts, L., Peña-Manjarrez, J.L., Persson, A., Popescu, S., Pospelova, V., Sangiorgi, F., van der Meer, M., Vink, A., Zonneveld, K., Vercauteren, D., Vlassenbroeck, J., and S. Louwye. (2009). Process length variation in cysts of a dinoflagellate, Lingulodinium machaerophorum, in surface sediments investigating its potential as salinity proxy. Marine Micropaleontology, 70(1-2), p. 54-69. Link


Pospelova, V., de Vernal, A., and Pedersen, T.F. (2008). Distribution of dinoflagellate cysts in surface sediments from the northeastern Pacific Ocean (43-25°N) in relation to sea-surface temperature, productivity and coastal upwelling. Marine Micropaleontology, 68(1-2), p. 21-48. Link


*Radi, T., Pospelova, V., de Vernal, A., and Barrie, J.V. (2007). Dinoflagellate cysts as indicators of water quality and productivity in British Columbia estuarine environments. Marine Micropaleontology, 62, p. 296-297. Link


Pospelova, V., Pedersen, T.F., and de Vernal, A. (2006). Dinoflagellate cysts as indicators of climatic and oceanographic changes during the past 40 kyr in the Santa Barbara Basin, southern California. Paleoceanography, 21(2), p. 1-16, PA2010, doi:10.1029/2005PA001251
This paper was selected by the editors of Paleoceanography Journal as an "American Geophysical Union (AGU) Journal Highlight."

It was also acknowledged in the article on it in the Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Ecological Society of America. PDF


Pospelova, V., Chmura, G.L., Boothman, W. and Latimer, J.S. (2005). Spatial distribution of modern dinoflagellate cysts in polluted estuarine sediments from Buzzards Bay (Massachusetts, USA) embayments. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 292, p. 23-40. Link


Pospelova, V., Chmura, G.L. and Walker, H.A. (2004). Environmental factors influencing spatial distribution of dinoflagellate cyst assemblages in shallow lagoons of southern New England (USA). Review of Paleobotany and Palynology, 128(1-2), p. 7-34. Link

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