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‡Student author; #Post-doctoral author; *Invited papers

Edited Volumes

Mora, G. and Surge, D., Editors (2005).  Isotopic and Elemental Tracers of Cenozoic Climate Change. Geological Society of America Special Paper 395, Denver, CO, pp. 70.

Schöne, B. R. and Surge, D., Editors (2005). Special Issue: Looking Back over Skeletal Diaries – High-resolution Environmental Reconstructions from Accretionary Hard Parts of Aquatic Organisms. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 228(1-2), pp. 191.

Refereed Book Chapters

*Wingard, G. L. and Surge, D. (2017). Application of molluscan analysis to the reconstruction of past environmental conditions in estuaries. In K. Weckström, ed., Application of Paleoenvironmental Techniques in Estuarine Studies, Developments in Paleonenvironmental Research Series, J. P. Smol, series ed. Springer.

*Surge, D. and Schöne, B. R. (published on-line 2014, print 2015). Bivalve sclerochronology. In W. J. Rink and J. Thompson, eds., Encyclopedia of Scientific Dating Methods. Springer Netherlands. pp. 108-115, doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-6326-5_165-1.

*Schöne, B. R. and Surge, D. (2012). Chapter 14. Bivalve sclerochronology and geochemistry. In P. Selden and J. Hardesty, eds., J. G. Carter, coordinator, Part N, Bivalvia, Revised, Vol. 1. Treatise Online 46:1-24. The University of Kansas, Paleontological Institute, Lawrence, Kansas.

Papers in Review and Revision

Surge, D., ‡Hughes, H. P., #Moss, D., K., Orland, I., and Zettler, M. L. (in prep.). A new multi-decadal climate bio-archive using oxygen isotope ratios measured by secondary ion mass spectrometry in Baltic Sea Astarte borealis (Bivalvia) shells. PLOS One.

#Graniero, L. E., Parker, W., Surge, D., Yanes, Y., Mesa-Hernandez, E., Hernandez-Marrero, J. C., and Tacker, C. (in review). Exploring ultra-high resolution oxygen isotope records in Patella candei limpet shells using secondary ion mass spectrometry. Quaternary Science Advances.

Refereed Papers

#Moss, D. K., Surge, D., Zettler, M., Orland, I., Burnette, A., and Fancher, A. (2021). Age and growth of Astarte borealis (Bivalvia) from the southwestern Baltic Sea using secondary ion mass spectrometry. Marine Biology, 168:133, 10.1007/s00227-021-03935-7.

#Graniero, L. E., Gillikin, D. P., and Surge, D. (2021). Evaluating freshwater mussel shell δ13C values as a proxy for dissolved inorganic carbon δ13C values in a temperate river. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences,

‡Palmer, K. L., #Moss, D. K., Surge D., and ‡Turek, S. (2021). Life history patterns of modern and fossil Mercenaria spp. from warm vs. cold climates. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 566,

#Graniero, L. E., Gillikin, D. P., Surge, D., Kelemen, Z., and Bouillon, S. (2021). Assessing carbonate-bound δ15N values in freshwater and estuarine bivalves as recorders of changes in nutrient cycling. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 564,

Parker, W., Yanes, Y., Mesa-Hernández, E., and Surge, D. (2020). Oceanic cooling during the Medieval Climate Anomaly in the subtropical eastern North Atlantic Ocean. Quaternary Science Reviews, 249,

‡Nicastro, A., Surge, D., Briz i Godino, I., Álvarez, M., Schöne, B. R., and Bas, M. (2020). High-resolution records of growth temperature and life history of two Nacella limpet species, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 540,

Parker, W., Yanes, Y., Mesa-Hernández, E., Hernández-Marrero, J. C., Pais, J., and Surge, D. (2019). Scale of time-averaging in archaeological shell middens from the Canary Islands. The Holocene, 1-14,;10.1177/0959683619883020.

#Moss, D. K., Surge, D., and Khaitov, V. (2018). Lifespan and growth of Astarte borealis (Bivalvia) from Kandalaksha Gulf, White Sea, Russia. Polar Biology,, pp. 1-11.

Parker, W., Yanes, Y., Mesa-Hernández, E., Hernández-Marrero, J. C., Pais, J., Soto, N., and Surge, D. (2018). Shellfish exploitation in the western Canary Islands over the last two millennia. Environmental Archaeology, 1-23,

Parker, W., Yanes, Y., Surge, D., and Mesa-Hernández, E. (2017). Calibration of the oxygen isotope ratios of the gastropods Patella candei crenata and Phorcus atratus as high-resolution paleothermometers from the subtropical eastern Atlantic Ocean. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 487:251-259,

‡Graniero, L., Surge, D., Gillikin, D. P., Briz i Godino, I., and Álvarez, M. (2017). Assessing elemental ratios as a paleotemperature proxy in the calcite shells of patelloid limpets. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 465:376-385, doi:

‡Dvorak, M., Mora, G., ‡Graniero, L., and Surge, D. (2016). Carbon and nitrogen tracers of land use effects on net ecosystem metabolism in mangrove estuaries, southwest Florida. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 181:14-26, doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2016.08.007.

#Garcia-March, J. R., Jiménez, S., Sanchis, M. A., Monleon, S., Lees, J., Surge, D., and Tena-Medialdea, J. (2016). In situ biomonitoring shows seasonal patterns and environmentally mediated gaping activity in the bivalve, Pinna nobilis. Marine Biology, 163(2):1-12; doi: 10.1007/s00227-016-2812-3.

Wang, T., Surge, D., and Lees, J. M. (2015). ClamR: A statistical evaluation of isotopic and temperature records in sclerochronologic studies. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 437:26-32, doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.07.008.

*Schöne, B. R. and Surge, D. (2014). Bivalve shells: ultra high-resolution paleoclimate archives. In. B. Zolitschka, J. Pike, L. von Gunten, and T. Kiefer, eds., Annual Recorders of the Past. PAGES Magazine, 22(1):20-21,

Winkelstern, I. Z., Surge, D., and ‡Hudley, J. W. (2013). Multi-proxy sclerochronological evidence for Plio-Pleistocene regional warmth: US Mid Atlantic Coastal Plain. Palaios, 28:649-660, doi: 10.2110/palo.2013.p13-010r.

Surge, D., Wang, T., Gutiérrez-Zugasti, I., and Kelley, P. H. (2013) Isotope sclerochronology and season of annual growth line formation in limpet shells (Patella vulgata) from warm- and cold-temperate zones in the eastern North Atlantic. Palaios, 28:386-393, doi: 10.2110/palo.2012.p12-038r.

‡Edie, S. and Surge, D. (2013) Deciphering annual growth features in Chione elevata shells using isotope sclerochronology. Palaios, 28:93-98, doi: 10.2110/palo.2012.p12-044r.

‡Wang, T., Surge, D., and Walker, K. J. (2013) Seasonal climate change across the Roman Warm Period/Vandal Minimum transition using isotope sclerochronology in archaeological shells and otoliths, southwest Florida, USA. Quaternary International. 308-309:230-241, doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2012.11.013

Surge, D. and Barrett, J.H. (2012) Marine climatic seasonality during medieval times (10th to 12th centuries) based on isotopic records of Viking Age shells from Orkney, Scotland. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Paleoecology, 350–352(0): 236-246, doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2012.07.003.

‡Wang, T., Surge, D., and Mithen, S. (2012) Seasonal temperature variability of the Neoglacial and Roman Warm Period reconstructed from oxygen isotope ratios of limpet shells (Patella vulgata), northwest Scotland. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Paleoecology, 317-318(0): 104-113, doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2011.12.016.

#Garcia-March, J. R., Marquez-Aliaga, A., Wang Y-G, Surge, D., and Kersting, D. K. (2011). Study of Pinna nobilis growth from inner record: how biased are posterior adductor muscle scar estimates? Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 407(2):337-344, doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2011.07.016.

#Garcia-March, J.R., Surge, D., Lees, J. M., and Kersting, D. K. (2011). Stable isotope ratios in Pinna nobilis shells record ecological information and water mass properties in the Mediterranean. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeoscience, v. 116, G02009, doi: 10.1029/2010JG001461.

Wang, T., Surge, D., and Walker, K. J. (2011). Isotopic evidence for climate change during the Vandal Minimum from Ariopsis felis otoliths and Mercenaria campechiensis shells, southwest Florida, USA. The Holocene, doi:10.1177/0959683611400458.

*,‡Goewert, A. and Surge, D. (2008). Seasonal growth patterns in shells of the Pliocene scallop, Chesapecten madisonius. Geo-Marine Letters Special Issue: Advances in Mollusc Sclerochronology, doi: 10.1007/s00367-008-0113-7.

Surge, D., ‡Kelly, G., Arnold, W. S., Walker, K. J., and ‡Goewert, A. (2008). Isotope sclerochronology of Mercenaria mercenaria, M. campechiensis, and their natural hybrid form (Bivalvia): Does genotype matter? Palaios, 23:559–565, doi: 10.2110/palo.2007.p07-056r.

Surge, D. and Lohmann, K. C (2008). Evaluating Mg/Ca ratios as a temperature proxy in the estuarine oyster, Crassostrea virginica. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 113, G02001, doi:10.1029/2007JG000623.

‡Fenger, T., Surge, D., Schöne, B. R., and Milner, N. (2007). Sclerochronology and geochemical variation in limpet shells (Patella vulgata): A new archive to reconstruct Holocene coastal sea surface temperature. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 8:7, Q07001, doi: 10.1029/2006GC001488.

‡Goewert, A., Surge, D., Carpenter, S.J. and Downing, J. (2007). Oxygen and carbon isotope ratios of Lampsilis cardium (Unionidae) from two streams in agricultural watersheds of Iowa, USA. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 252(3-4):637-648.

Schöne, B. R., Roland, D. L. Surge, D., Fiebig, J., Gillikin, D. P., Baier, S. M., and ‡Goewert, A. (2006). Comment on “Stable carbon isotopes in freshwater mussel shells: Environmental record or marker for metabolic activity?” by JU. Geist et al., 2005. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 70:2658-2661.

Surge, D. and Walker, K. J. (2006). Geochemical variation in microstructural shell layers of the southern quahog (Mercenaria campechiensis): implications for reconstructing seasonality. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 237(2-4):182-190.

*Walker, K. J. and Surge, D. (2006). Developing oxygen isotope proxies from archaeological sources for the study of Late Holocene human-climate interactions in coastal southwest Florida. Quaternary International, 150(1):3-11.

Surge, D. and Walker, K. J. (2005). Oxygen isotope composition of modern and archaeological otoliths from the estuarine hardhead catfish (Ariopsis felis) and their potential to record low-latitude climate change. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 228(1-2):179-191.

Surge, D.M., Lohmann, K.C, and Goodfriend, G. A. (2003). Reconstructing estuarine conditions: oyster shells as recorders of environmental change. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 57(5-6):737-756.

Surge, D.M. and Lohmann, K.C (2002). Temporal and spatial differences in salinity and water chemistry in SW Florida estuaries: effects of human-impacted watersheds. Estuaries 75(3):393-408.

Surge, D.M., Lohmann, K.C, and Dettman, D.L. (2001). Controls on isotopic chemistry of the American oyster, Crassostrea virginica: implications for growth patterns. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 7(3):815-838.

Surge, D.M, Savarese, M., Dodd, J.R. and Lohmann, K.C (1998). Carbon isotopic evidence for photosynthesis in Early Cambrian oceans: Reply. Geology, 26(2):192.

Surge, D.M, Savarese, M., Dodd, J.R. and Lohmann, K.C (1997). Carbon isotopic evidence for photosynthesis in Early Cambrian oceans. Geology, 25(6):503-506.