Publications and Presentations by researchers affiliated with the USF College of Marine Science Paleoclimatology, Paleoceanography and Biogeochemistry Laboratory
Richey, J.N., Poore, R.Z., Flower, B.P., and Hollander, D.J., (2012) Ecological controls on the shell geochemistry of phink and white Globigerinoides ruber in the northern Gulf of Mexico: Implications for paleoceanographic reconstruction, Marine Micropaleontology, v. 82-83 pp 28-37 (PDF 1.2 MB)
Williams, C.W., Flower, B.P., and Hastings, D.W. (2012) Seasonal Laurentide Ice Sheet melting during the "Mystery Interval" (17.5-14.5 ka), Geology, 40 (10), 955-958 doi: 10.1130/G33279.1 (PDF 1 MB)
Flower, B.P, Hastings, D., and Randle, N., (2011) Paired AMS 14C dates on planktic foraminifera from a Gulf of Mexico sediment core: An assesment of stratigraphic continuity, Radiocarbon, 53: 2, pp 337-344 (PDF 172 KB)
Marino, M., P. Maiorano, and Flower, B.P., 2011, Calcareous nannofossil changes during the mid-Pleistocene revolution: Paleoecologic and paleoceanographic evidence from North Atlantic Site 980/981, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 306: 58-69, doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2011.03.028 (PDF 1.9 MB)
Montero-Serrano, J.C., Bout-Roumazeilles, V., Carlson, A.E., Tribovillard, N., Bory, A., Meunier, G. Sionneau, T., Flower, B.P., Martinez, P., Billy, I., and Riboulleau, A.,(2011) Contrasting rainfall patterns over North America during the Holocene and Last Interglacial as recorded by sediments of the northern Gulf of Mexico, Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L14709, doi: 10.1029/2011GL048194 (PDF 2.1MB)
Richey, J.N., Hollander, D.J., Flower, B.P., and Eglinton, T., (2011) Merging late Holocene molecular organic and foraminiferal-based geochemical records of sea-surface temperature in the Gulf of Mexico, Paleoceanography, 26, PA1209, doi:10.1029/2010PA002000 (PDF 1MB)
Flower, B.P, Williams, C., Hill, H. and Hastings, D., (2010) Laurentide Ice Sheet meltwater and the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation during the last glacial cycle: A view from the Gulf of Mexico, AGU Chapman Book (in press). (PDF 3.7 MB)
Montero-Serrano, J.C., Bout-Roumazeilles, V., Sionneau, T., Tribovillard, N., Bory, A., Flower, B.P., and Riboulleau, A.,(2010) Changes in precipitation regimes over North America during the Holocene as recorded by mineralogy and geochemistry of Gulf of Mexico sediments, Global and Planetary Change, 24: 132-143, doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2010.09.004 (PDF 2.1MB)
Schwing, P.T., Hallock-Muller, P., Robbins, L.L., Larson, R., Beck, T., Martínez-Colón, M., and Gooch, B. (2010). West Florida Shelf: A Natural Laboratory for the Study of Ocean Acidification. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1134, pp.15-22.
Sionneau, T., Bout-Roumazeilles, V., Flower, B., Bory, A., Tribovillard, N., Kissel, C., Van Vliet-Lanoe, and Montero-Serrano, J.C., (2010) Provenance of freshwater pulses in the Gulf of Mexico during the last deglaciation, Quaternary Research, 74: 235-245, doi: 10.1016/j.yqres.2010.07.002 (PDF 1.5 MB)
Williams, C., B. P. Flower, D. W. Hastings, T. P. Guilderson, K. A. Quinn, and E. A. Goddard (2010), Deglacial abrupt climate change in the Atlantic Warm Pool: A Gulf of Mexico perspective, Paleoceanography, 25, PA4221 (PDF 676K) Auxiliary Material (PDF, 926K)
Montero-Serrano, J.C., Bout-Roumazeilles, V., Tribovillard, N., Sionneau, T., Riboulleau, A., Bory, A., and Flower, B.P., 2009, Sedimentary evidence of deglacial megafloods in the northern Gulf of Mexico (Pigmy Basin), Quaternary Science Reviews, 28: 3333-3347, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2009.09.011. (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Richey, JN, Poore, RZ, Flower, BP, Hollander, DJ and Quinn, TM, 2009, Regionally Coherent Little Ice Age Cooling in the Atlantic Warm Pool, Geophysical Research Letters, v.36, L21703, doi: 10.1029/2009GL040445. (PDF, 321K)
DeLong K. L., T. M. Quinn, G. T. Mitchum, R. Z. Poore (2009), Evaluating highly resolved paleoclimate records in the frequency domain for multidecadal-scale climate variability, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L20702, doi:10.1029/2009GL039742. (PDF, 1.1M)
Meckler, A.N., Schubert, C.J., Hochuli, P.A., Plessen, B., Birgel, D., Flower, B.P., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Haug, G.H., 2008, Glacial to Holocene terrigenous organic matter input to sediments from Orca Basin, Gulf of Mexico – a combined optical and biomarker approach, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 272: 251-263; doi: 10 .1016/j.epsl.2008.04.046. (PDF, 2.3 MB)
Kilbourne, K.H., T.M. Quinn, T.P. Guilderson, R.S. Webb, J.Nyberg and A. Winter, Paleoclimate proxy perspective on Caribbean climate since the year 1751: evidence of cooler temperatures and multidecadal variability, Paleoceanography, v. 23(3),PA3220, 2008. (PDF, 793K)

Shen,C-C., K-S. Li, K. Sieh, D. Natawidjaja, H. Cheng, X. Wang, R. L. Edwards, D. D. Lam, Y.-T. Hsieh, T.-Y. Fan, A. J. Meltzner, F. W. Taylor, T. M. Quinn, H.-W. Chiang, K. H. Kilbourne, Variation of initial 230Th/232Th and limits of high precision U-Th dating of shallow-water corals, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 72 (17), 4201-4223, 2008, (PDF, 967K)

Kilbourne, K.H., T.M. Quinn, T.P. Guilderson, R.S. Webb, and F.W. Taylor, Decadal- to interannual-scale source water variations in the Caribbean Sea recorded by Puerto Rican coral radiocarbon. Climate Dynamics, v. 29, p. 51-62, 2007. (PDF, 693K)
Nyberg, J., B.A. Malmgren, A. Winter, M. R. Jury, K. H. Kilbourne, T. M. Quinn, Low Atlantic hurricane activity during the 1970s and 1980s compared to the past 270 years. Nature, 447, 698-702, 2007. (PDF, 913K)
DeLong, K. L., Quinn, T. M. and Taylor, F. W., 2007, Reconstructing 20th Century SST Variability in the Southwest Pacific: A Replication Study Using Multiple Coral Sr/Ca Records from New Caledonia, Paleoceanography, 22, PA4212, doi:10.1029/2007PA001444. Email for electronic password to download a copy from AGU.
H. Rashid, B.P. Flower, R.Z. Poore and T.M. Quinn, A ~25 ka Indian Ocean monsoon variability record from the Andaman Sea, Quaternary Science Reviews, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 18 September 2007. (HTML (full text/links), PDF, 1.4MB)
Richey, JN, Poore, RZ, Flower, BP, Quinn, TM, 2007, A 1400-year multi-proxy record of climate variability from the northern Gulf of Mexico, Geology, v.35, p. 423-426, doi: 10.1130/G23507A (PDF, 200K)
Flower, B. P., Zachos, J. C., and Pearson, P. N., 2006, Astronomic and oceanographic influences on global carbon cycling across the Oligocene / Miocene boundary, in Micropaleontology: Application in Stratigraphy and Paleoceanography, edited by Devesh K. Singha, Naropa, 379 pp. PDF, 12.1 MB
LoDico, J. M., B. P. Flower, and T. M. Quinn, 2006, Subcentennial-scale climatic and hydrologic variability in the Gulf of Mexico during the early Holocene, Paleoceanography, 21, PA3015, doi:10.1029/2005PA00124. full text (pdf 963kb)
Hill, H. W., B. P. Flower, T. M. Quinn, D. J. Hollander, and T. P. Guilderson, 2006, Laurentide Ice Sheet meltwater and abrupt climate change during the last glaciation, Paleoceanography, 21, PA1006, doi:10.1029/2005PA001186. full text (pdf 507kb)
Flower, B.P., and Chisholm, K.E., 2006. Magnetostratigraphic calibration of the late Oligocene climate transition. In Tiedemann, R., Mix, A.C., Richter, C., and Ruddiman, W.F. (Eds.), Proc. ODP, Sci. Results, 202, 1–15 [Online]. Available from World Wide Web: or full text (pdf 777 kb)
Wolff, E., Kull, C., Chappellaz, J., Fischer, H., Miller, H., Stocker, T.F., Watson, A.J., Flower, B., Joos, F., Köhler, P., Matsumoto, K., Monnin, E., Mudelsee, M., Paillard, D., and Shackleton, N., 2005, Modeling atmospheric CO2: Results of a challenge, EOS, 86: 341, 345.full text (pdf 715 kb)
Asami, R., Yamada, T., Iryu, Y., Quinn, T.M., Meyer, C.P., and Paulay, G., Interannual and decadal variability of the western Pacific sea surface condition for the years 1787-2000: Reconstruction based on stable isotope record from a Guam coral, J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 110, No. C5, C05018, 10.1029/2004JC002555, 2005. abstract (html) or full text (pdf 1.1mb)
Eakin, C.M., Swart, P.K., Quinn, T.M., Helme, K.P., Smith, J.M., Dodge, R.E., Application of Paleoclimatology to Coral Reef Monitoring and Management, Proceedings of the International Coral Reef Symposium, in press 2005.
Smith, J.M., Quinn, T.M., Helme, K.P., Halley, R.B., Reproducibility of Geochemical and Climatic Signals in the Atlantic Coral Montastraea faveolata, in revision Paleoceanography (August 2005).
Quinn, T.M., and F.W. Taylor, SST artifacts in coral proxy records produced by early marine diagenesis in a modern coral from Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, in review Coral Reefs (September, 2005).
Quinn, T.M., F.W. Taylor, T.J. Crowley, A Coral-based Record of Climate Variability Over the Past ~120 Years from the Warmest Sector of the Western Pacific Warm Pool, to be submitted to Geophysical Research Letters
Wolff,E., Kull, C., Chappellaz, J., Fischer, H., Miller, H., Stocker, T.F., Watson, A.J., Flower, B., Joos, F., Köhler, P., Matsumoto, K., Monnin, E., Mudelsee, M., Paillard, D., and Shackleton, N., Modeling atmospheric CO2 over the last 740,000 years: Results of the EPICA Challenge, submitted March 23 to EOS.
St John K, Flower BP, and Krissek L, 2004, Evolution of iceberg melting, biological productivity, and the record of Icelandic volcanism in the Irminger basin since 630 ka, Marine Geology, 212 (1-4): 133-152. full text (pdf 1.9mb)
St. John, K., Flower, B.P., and Krissek, L., Evolution of iceberg melting, biological productivity, and the record of Icelandic volcanism in the Irminger Basin since 630 ka, accepted for publication in Marine Geology.
Stephans, C., Quinn, T.M., Taylor, F. and Correge, T., Assessing the Reproducibility of Coral-based Climate Records. 2004. Geophysical Research Letters (Vol. 31, No.18, L18210, doi:10.1029/2004GL020343) abstract (html) or full text (pdf 156kb)
Kilbourne, K., Quinn, T.M., Taylor, F., Delcroix, T., Gouriou, Y., ENSO-related Salinity Variations Recorded in the Skeletal Geochemistry of a Porites Coral from Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu. 2004. Paleoceanography, Vol. 19, No. 4, PA4002 10.1029/2004PA001033. abstract (html) or full text (pdf 532kb)
Asami, R., Yamada, T., Iryu, Y., Meyer, C.P., Quinn, T.M., and Paulay, G., A Guam coral as a potential recorder of ENSO events, 2004. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 212, 1-2, 1-22, abstract (html) or full text (pdf 1.5mb)
Raymo, M.E., D.W. Oppo, B.P. Flower, D.A. Hodell, J. McManus, K.A. Venz, K.F. Kleiven, K. McIntyre, 2004, Stability of North Atlantic water masses in face of pronounced natural climate variability, Paleoceanography, 19, PA2008, doi:10.1029/2003PA000921.abstract (html) or full text (pdf 1.0mb)
Poore, R.Z., Verardo, S. and Quinn, T.M., 2004.  Century-scale movement of the Atlantic Intertropical Convergence Zone linked to solar variability, Geophysical Research Letters, 31, 12, doi: 10.1029/2004GL019940. abstract (html) or full text (pdf 240kb)
Flower, B.P., Hastings, D.W., Hill, H.W., Quinn, T.M., 2004. Phasing of degalcial and Laurentide Ice Sheet meltwater in the Gulf of Mexico. Geology, 32, 7, doi: 10.1130/G20604. abstract (html) or full text (pdf 360kb)
Kilbourne, K.H., Quinn, T.M., Taylor, F.W., 2004. A fossil coral perspective on western tropical Pacific climate ~350 ka. Paleoceanography, 19, 1, PA1019, 10.1029/2003PA000944. abstract (html) or full text (pdf 544kb) * Highlighted in Science Editor's Choice (March 26, 2004)
Channell, J. E. T., Curtis, J. H., and Flower, B. P., 2004, The Matuyama-Brunhes Boundary Interval (500-900 ka) in North Atlantic Drift Sediments, Geophysical Journal International, 158, 489-505.abstract (html) or full text (pdf 6.3mb)
Poore, R.Z., Dowsett, H.J., Verardo, S. and Quinn, T.M., 2003. Millennial- to Century-scale variability in Gulf of Mexico Holocene Climate Records, Paleoceanography, 18, 2, 1048, doi: 10.1029/2002PA000868. abstract (html) full text (pdf 608kb)
Mallinson, D.J., Flower, B.P., Hine, A.C., Brooks, G., Garza, R.M., 2003, Paleoclimate implications of High Latitude Precession-Scale Mineralogic Fluctuations During Early Oligocene Antarctic Glaciation: The Great Australian Bight record, Global and Planetary Change, 39, 257-269.abstract (html) or full text (.pdf 652kb)
Wright, A.K., and Flower, B.P., 2002, Surface and Deep Ocean Circulation in the Subpolar North Atlantic During the Mid-Pleistocene Revolution, Paleoceanography, 17, 1068, doi: 10.1029/2002PA000782.abstract (html) or full text (pdf 652kb)
Quinn, T.M., and D.S. Sampson, 2002, A Multi-Proxy Approach to Reconstructing Sea-Surface Conditions using Coral Skeleton Geochemistry. Paleoceanography, 17, 4, 1062, doi:10.1029/2000PA000528, abstract (html) or full text (pdf 2.2mb)
Correge, T., Quinn, T.M., Delcroix, T., LeCornec, F., Recy, J., and Cabioch, G., 2001. Little Ice Age sea-surface temperature variability in the southwest tropical Pacific. Geophysical Research Letters, 28, 18, 3477-3480.
Zachos, J.C., Shackleton, N.J., Revenaugh, J., Palike, H., and Flower, B.P., 2001, Climate Response to Orbital Forcing Across the Oligocene-Miocene Boundary, Science, 292, 274-278. full text (pdf 872kb)
Getty, S.R., Asmeron, Y., Quinn, T.M. and Budd, A.F., 2001, Uranium-Lead Dating of Pleistocene Corals, and Coral Extinction Rates in the Caribbean Basin. Geology, 29, 639-642.
Koc, N., L. Labeyrie, S. Manthe, B.P. Flower, D.A. Hodell, and A. Aksu, 2001, The Last Occurrence of Proboscia curvirostris in the North Atlantic in Marine Isotope Stages 9-8, Marine Micropaleontology, 41, 9-23. abstract (html) full text (pdf 300kb)
Paul, H., Zachos, J.C., Flower, B.P., and Tripati, A., 2000, Orbitally Induced Climate and Geochemical Variability Across the Oligocene / Miocene Boundary, Paleoceanography, 15, 471-485. abstract (html) full text (pdf 3.6mb)
Flower, B.P., Oppo, D.W., McManus, J.F., Venz, K.A., Hodell, D.A., and Cullen, J., 2000, North Atlantic Intermediate to Deep Water Circulation and Chemical Stratification During the Past 1 Myr, Paleoceanography, 15, 388-403. abstract (html) full text (pdf 4.1mb)
Zachos, J.C., Opdyke, B.N., Quinn, T.M., Jones, C.E., and Halliday, A.N., 1999. Early Cenozoic Glaciation, Antarctic Weathering, and Seawater 87Sr/86Sr: Is There A Link? Chemical Geology, 161, 165-180.
Crowley, T.J., Quinn, T.M., & Hyde, W.T., 1999, Validation of coral temperature calibrations. Paleoceanography. 14, 605-615. abstract (html) full text (pdf 14mb)
Flower, B.P., 1999, Cenozoic Deep-sea Temperatures and Polar Glaciation: The Oxygen Isotope Record, Geological Records of Global and Planetary Changes, P.J. Barrett and G. Orombelli, eds., Terra Antartica Reports, 3, 27-42. full text (pdf 328kb)
Flower, B.P., 1999, Warming without high CO2?, News and Views, Nature, 399, 313-314.full text (pdf 192kb)
1998 & before
Zachos, J.C., Flower, B.P., and Paul, H., 1997, Orbitally Paced Climate Oscillations Across the Oligocene/Miocene Boundary, Nature, 388, 567-570. (PDF, 371 KB)
Flower, B.P., and Kennett, J.P., 1994, The Middle Miocene Climatic Transition: East Antarctic Ice Sheet Development, Deep Ocean Circulation, and Global Carbon Cycling, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology special volume on "Cenozoic Climate and Paleoceanographic Changes in the Pacific Region," 108, 537-555. (PDF, 1.7 MB)
Broecker, W.S., Kennett, J.P., Flower, B.P., and others, 1989, The Routing of Meltwater from the Laurentide Ice Sheet During the Younger Dryas Cold Episode. Nature, 341, 318-321. (PDF, 5.1 MB)
Fatheree, J.W., Harries, P.J., and Quinn, T.M., 1998, Oxygen and carbon isotopic "dissection" of Baculites compressus (Mollusca: Cephalopoda) from the Pierre Shale (Late Campanian) of South Dakota: Implications for paleoenvironmental reconstructions. Palaios, 13, 376-385.
Quinn, T.M., T.J. Crowley, F.W. Taylor, C. Henin, P. Joannot, and Y. Join, 1998, A multicentury stable isotope record from a New Caledonia coral: Interannual and decadal SST variability in the southwest Pacific since 1657. Paleoceanography, 13, 4, 412-426. abstract (html) full text (pdf 5.9mb)
Quinn, T.M., T.J. Crowley, and F.W. Taylor, 1996, New stable isotope results from a 173-year coral record from Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu. Geophysical Research Letters, v.23, n. 23, 3413-3416. abstract (html) full text (pdf 1.2mb)
Quinn, T.M., Taylor, F.W., Crowley, T.J., and Link, S., 1996, Evaluation of Sampling Resolution in Coral Stable Isotope Records: A Case Study Using Monthly Stable Isotope Records from New Caledonia and Tarawa. Paleoceanography, v. 11, n. 5, 529-542. abstract (html) full text (pdf 4.8mb)
Zachos, J.C., Quinn, T.M., and Salamy, K.A., 1996, High Resolution (104 yr) Deep-Sea Foraminiferal Stable Isotope Records of the Earliest Oligocene Climate Transition. Paleoceanography, v. 11, n. 3, p. 251-266. abstract (html) full text (pdf 4.9mb)