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Pedrosa-Pámies, R., M.H. Conte, J.C. Weber, R. Johnson (2019) Hurricanes enhance labile carbon export to the deep ocean. Geophys. Res. Letts. 46, 10484-10494.

Conte, M.H. (2019) Oceanic Particle Flux. In Cochran, J. Kirk; Bokuniewicz, J. Henry; Yager, L. Patricia (eds.) Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, 3rd Edition, vol.[4], pp. 192-200. Oxford: Elsevier.

Conte, M.H., A.M. Carter, D.A. Koweek, S. Huang, J.C. Weber. (2019) The elemental composition of the deep particle flux in the Sargasso Sea. Chem. Geol.

Pedrosa-Pàmies, R., M.H. Conte, J.C. Weber, R. Johnson (2018) Carbon cycling in the Sargasso Sea water column: insights from lipid biomarkers in suspended particles. Progr. Oceanogr, 168, 248-278,

Smart, S. M., H. Ren, S. E. Fawcett, R. Schiebel, M. H. Conte, P. A. Rafter, K. K. Ellis, M. A. Weig, D. M. Sigman and G. H. Haug. (2018) Ground-truthing the planktic foraminifer-bound nitrogen isotope paleoproxy in the Sargasso Sea. Geochem. Cosmochim. Acta.

Salmon, K.H., P. Anand, P.F. Sexton, M. Conte. (2016) Calcification and growth processes in planktonic foraminifera complicate the use of B/Ca and U/Ca as carbonate chemistry proxies. Earth Planetary Sci. Letts. 449, 372-381.

Timko, S.A., A. Maydanov, S.L. Pittelli, M.H. Conte, W.J. Cooper, B.P. Koch, P. Schmitt-Kopplin and M. Gonsior. (2015) Depth-dependent photodegradation of marine dissolved organic matter. Frontiers Mar. Sci.

Salmon, K.H., P. Anand, P.F. Sexton, M.H. Conte. (2015) Upper ocean mixing controls the seasonality of planktonic foraminifera fluxes and associated strengths of the carbonate pump in the oligotrophic North Atlantic. Biogeosciences 12, 223-235.

Babila, T.L., Y. Rosenthal, and M.H. Conte. (2014) Evaluation of the biogeochemical controls on B/Ca of Globigerinoides ruber white from the Oceanic Flux Program, Bermuda, Earth Plant. Sci. Letts. 404, 67-78.

Conte, M.H. and J.C. Weber. (2014) Particle Flux in the deep Sargasso Sea: The 35 year Oceanic Flux Program time series, Oceanogr. 27, 142-147.

Chuang, C.-Y., P.H. Santschi, Y.-F. Ho, M.H. Conte, L. Guo, D. Schumann, and M. Ayranov. (2013) Role of biopolymers as major carrier phases of Th, Pa, Pb, Po, and Be radionuclides in settling particles from the Atlantic Ocean. Mar. Chem., 157, 131-143.

Hong, G.H., M. Baskaran, T.M. Church and M.H. Conte. (2013) Scavenging, cycling and removal fluxes of 210Po and 210Pb at the Bermuda time-series study site Deep Sea Research II, 93, 108-118.

Young, J.N., J. Bruggeman, R.E.M. Rickaby, J. Erez, M.H. Conte. (2013) Evidence for changes in carbon isotopic fractionation by phytoplankton between 1960 and 2010. Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 27, 505-515.

Shatova, O., D. Koweek, M.H. Conte and J.C. Weber. (2012) Contribution of zooplankton fecal pellets to particle flux in the mesopelagic Sargasso Sea. J. Plankton Res. 34, 905-921.

Helmke P., S. Neuer, M. W. Lomas, M. Conte and T. Freudenthal. (2010) Cross-basin differences in the organic carbon export and flux attenuation in the subtropical North Atlantic Gyre. Deep-Sea Res. I. 57, 213-227.

Roberts, K. A., C. Xu, C.-C Hung, M. H. Conte, P. H. Santschi. (2009) Scavenging and fractionation of thorium vs. protactinium in the ocean, as determined from particle-water partitioning experiments with sediment trap material from the Gulf of Mexico and Sargasso Sea. Earth Planet. Sci. Letts. 286, 131-138

Huang, S. and M. Conte (2009) Source/process apportionment of major and trace elements in sinking particles in the Sargasso Sea, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 73, 65-90.

Turich, C. M., K. H. Freeman, M. A. Bruns, M. Conte, A. Jones and S. G. Wakeham. (2007) Lipids of the marine Archea: Patterns and provenance in the water-column and sediments. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 71, 3272-3291

Stoll, H., P. Ziveri, N. Shimizu, M. Conte and S. Theroux. (2007). Relationship between coccolith Sr/Ca ratios and coccolithophore production and export in the Arabian Sea and Sargasso Sea. Deep-Sea Res. II, 54, 581-600.

Van Beek, P., R. Francois, M. Conte, J.-L. Reyss, M. Souhant and M. Charette (2007) 228Ra/226Ra and 226Ra/Ba ratios to track barite formation and transport in the water column. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 71, 71-86.

Huang, S., E. R. Sholkovitz and M. H. Conte. (2007) Application of high-temperature fusion for analysis of major and trace elements in marine sediment trap samples. Limnol. Oceanogr: Methods.5, 13-22.

Conte, M. H., T. D. Dickey, J. C. Weber, R. J. Johnson and A. H. Knap. (2003) Transient physical forcing of pulsed export of bioreactive organic material to the deep Sargasso Sea. Deep-Sea Res. I 50, 1157-1187.

Anand, P., H. Elderfield and M. H. Conte (2003) Calibration of Mg/Ca thermometry in planktonic foraminifera from a sediment trap time series. Paleoceanogr. 18,

Juranek, L. W., A. D. Russell and H. J. Spero (2003) Seasonal oxygen and carbon isotopic variability in euthecosomatous pteropods from the Sargasso Sea. Deep-Sea Res. I, 50, 231-245.

Siegel, D.A. and R. A.Armstrong (2002) Corrigendum to "Siegel, D.A., Deuser, W.G. 1997: Trajectories of sinking particles in the Sargasso Sea: modeling of statistical funnels above deep-ocean sediment traps. Deep-Sea Res. I, 44, 1519-1541", Deep-Sea Res. I, 49, 1115-1116.

Lutz, M. J., R. B. Dunbar, and K. Caldeira (2002) Regional variability in the vertical flux of particulate organic carbon in the ocean interior, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 16, 1037-1055, 2002.

Ragueneau, O., Dittert, N., Corrin, L., Tréguer, P. et Pondaven, P. (2002). Si:C decoupling in the world ocean: is the Southern Ocean different ? Deep-Sea Research II, 49 (16): 3127-3154.

Conte, M.H., J.C. Weber, L. L. King and S. G. Wakeham (2001) Calibration of the alkenone temperature signal in western North Atlantic surface waters. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 65, 4275-4287.

Conte, M. H., N. Ralph and E. H. Ross (2001) Seasonal and interannual variability in deep ocean particle fluxes at the Oceanic Flux Program (OFP)/Bermuda Atlantic Time Series (BATS) site in the western Sargasso Sea near Bermuda. Deep-Sea Res. II, 48, 1471-1506.

Antia, A.N., W. Koeve, G. Fischer, T. Blanz, D. Schulz-Bull, J. Schouten, S. Neuer, K. Kremling, J. Kuss, R. Peinert, D. Hebbeln, U. Bathmann, U. Fehner, M. Conte and B. Zeitzchel (2001) Basin-wide particulate carbon flux in the Atlantic Ocean: regional export patterns and potential for atmospheric CO2 sequestration. Global Biogeochem. Cycles 15, 845-862.

Haidar, A. T., H. R. Theirstein and W. G. Deuser (2000) Calcareous phytoplankton standing stocks, fluxes and accumulation in Holocene sediments off Bermuda (N. Atlantic) Deep-Sea Res., 1907-1938.

Conte, M. H., J. C. Weber and N. Ralph (1998) Episodic particle flux in the deep Sargasso Sea: an organic geochemical assessment. Deep-Sea Res. I, 45, 1819-1841.

Jickells T. D., S. Dorling, W. G. Deuser, T. M. Church, R. Arimoto and J. Prospero (1998) Air-borne dust fluxes to a deep water sediment trap in the Sargasso Sea. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 12, 311-320.

Siegel, D. A. and W. G. Deuser (1997) Trajectories of sinking particles in the Sargasso Sea: modeling of "statistical funnels" above deep-ocean sediment traps. Deep-Sea Res. 44, 1519-1541.

Sayles, F. L., W. G. Deuser, J. E. Goudreau, W. H. Dickinson, T. D. Jickells P. King (1996) The benthic cycle of biogenic opal at the Bermuda Atlantic time series site. Deep-Sea Res. I 43, 383 - 409.

Deuser, W. G. (1995) Temporal variability of particle flux in the deep Sargasso Sea, in Particle Flux in the Ocean, pp. 185 - 198. V. Ittekkot, S. Honjo and P. J. Depetris (eds.), Wiley and Sons.

Deuser, W. G., T. D. Jickells, P. King, J. A. Commeau (1995) Decadal and annual changes in biogenic opal and carbonate fluxes to the deep Sargasso Sea. Deep-Sea Res. I 42, 1923-1932.

Sayles, F. L., W. R. Martin, W. G. Deuser (1994) The response of benthic oxygen demand to particulate organic carbon supply in the deep sea near Bermuda. Nature 371, 686-689.

Gust, G., A. F. Michaels, R. Johnson, W. G. Deuser, W. Bowles (1994) Mooring line motions and sediment trap hydromechanics: In-situ intercomparison of three common deployment designs. Deep-Sea Res. 41, 831-857.

Jasper, J. P. and W. G. Deuser (1993) Annual cycles of mass flux and isotopic composition of pteropod shells settling into the deep Sargasso Sea. Deep-Sea Res 40, 653-669.

Asper, V. L., W. G. Deuser, G. A. Knauer, S. E. Lohrenz (1992) Rapid biogeochemical coupling between surface and deep ocean waters. Nature 357, 670-672.

Fabry, V. J., and W. G. Deuser (1992) Seasonal changes in isotopic compositions and sinking fluxes of euthecosomatous pteropod shells in the Sargasso Sea. Paleoceanogr. 7, 195-213.

Altabet, M. A., W. G. Deuser, S. Honjo, C. Stienen (1991) Seasonal and depth-related changes in the source of sinking particles in the North Atlantic. Nature 354, 136-139.

Fabry, V. J., and W. G. Deuser (1991) Aragonite and magnesian calcite fluxes to the deep Sargasso Sea. Deep-Sea Res. 38, 713-728.

Jickells, T.D., W. G. Deuser, A. Fleer, C. Hemleben (1990) Variability of some elemental fluxes in the western tropical Atlantic Ocean. Oceanol. Acta 13, 291-298. PDF available from

Deuser, W. G., F. E. Muller-Karger, R. H. Evans, O. B. Brown, W. E. Esaias, G. C. Feldman (1990) Surface-ocean color and deep-ocean carbon flux: How close a connection? Deep-Sea Res. 37, 1331-1343.

Jickells, T. D., W. G. Deuser, R. A. Belastock (1990) Temporal variations in the concentrations of some particulate elements in the surface waters of the Sargasso Sea and their relationship to deep-sea fluxes, Mar. Chem. 29, 203-219.

Deuser, W. G., and E. H. Ross (1989) Seasonally abundant planktonic foraminifera of the Sargasso Sea: Succession, deep-water fluxes, isotopic composition, and paleoceanographic implications, J. Foram. Res. 19, 268-293.

Deuser, W. G., F. E. Muller-Karger, C. Hemleben (1988) Temporal variations of particle fluxes in the deep subtropical and tropical North Atlantic: Eulerian versus Lagrangian effects, J. Geophys. Res. 93, 6857-6862

Almogi-Labin, A., C. Hemleben, W. G. Deuser (1988) Seasonal variation in the flux of euthecosomatous pteropods collected in a deep sediment trap in the Sargasso Sea. Deep-Sea Res. 35, 441-464.

Jickells, T. D., T. M. Church, W. G. Deuser (1987) A comparison of atmospheric inputs and deep-ocean particle fluxes for the Sargasso Sea. Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 1, 117-130.

Deuser, W. G. (1987) Variability of hydrography and particle flux: Transient and long-term relationships. In: Particle Flux in the Ocean, Mitt. Geol. Palaeontol. Inst. Univ. Hamburg. 62, 179-193.

Deuser, W. G. (1987) Seasonal variations in isotopic composition and deep-water fluxes of the tests of perennially abundant planktonic foraminifera of the Sargasso Sea: Results from sediment-trap collections and their paleoceanographic significance. J. Foram. Res. 17, 14-27.

Deuser, W. G. (1986) Seasonal and interannual variations in deep-water particle fluxes in the Sargasso Sea and their relation to surface hydrography. Deep-Sea Res. 33, 225-246.

Knap, A. H., K. Binkley, W. G. Deuser (1986) Synthetic organic chemicals in the deep Sargasso Sea. Nature 319, 572-574.

Altabet, M. A. and W. G. Deuser (1985) Seasonal variations in natural abundance of 15N in particles sinking to the deep Sargasso Sea. Nature 315, 218-219.

Hemleben, C., M. Spindler, I. Breitinger, W. G. Deuser (1985) Field and laboratory studies of the ontogeny and ecology of some globorotaliid species from the Sargasso Sea off Bermuda. J. Foram. Res. 15, 254-272.

Bacon, M. P., C.-A. Huh, A. P. Fleer, W. G. Deuser (1985) Seasonality in the flux of natural radionuclides and plutonium in the deep Sargasso Sea. Deep-Sea Res. 32, 273-286.

Deuser, W. G. (1984) Seasonality of particle fluxes in the ocean's interior. In: Global Ocean Flux Study, Proceedings of a Workshop, National Academy Press, Washington, D. C., pp 221-236.

Bandel, K., A. Almogi-Labin, C. Hemleben, W. G. Deuser (1984) The conch of Limacina and Peraclis (Pteropoda) and a model for the development of planktonic gastropods. N. Jahrb. Geol. Palaeontol. Abh. 168, 87-107. PDF available from

Jickells, T. D., W. G. Deuser, A. H. Knap (1984) The sedimentation rates of trace elements in the Sargasso Sea measured by sediment trap. Deep-Sea Res. 31, 1169-1178.

Ittekkot, V., W. G. Deuser, E. T. Degens (1984) Seasonality in the fluxes of sugars, amino acids and amino sugars to the deep ocean: Sargasso Sea. Deep-Sea Res. 31, 1057-1069.

Deuser, W. G., K. Emeis, V. Ittekkot, E. T. Degens (1983) Fly-ash particles intercepted in the deep Sargasso Sea. Nature 305, 216-218.

Deuser, W. G., P. G. Brewer, J. D. Jickells, R. F. Commeau (1983) Biological control of the removal of abiogenic particles from the surface ocean. Science 219, 388-391.

Deuser, W. G. (1982) Marine sediments: Seasonal changes. McGraw-Hill Yrbk. Sci. Technol. 292-294.

Deuser, W. G., E. H. Ross, R. F. Anderson (1981) Seasonality in the supply of sediment to the deep Sargasso Sea and implications for the rapid transfer of matter to the deep ocean. Deep-Sea Res. 28A, 495-505.

Deuser, W. G., E. H. Ross, C. Hemleben, M. Spindler (1981) Seasonal changes in species composition, numbers, mass, size and isotopic composition of planktonic foraminifera settling into the deep Sargasso Sea. Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclimatol. Palaeoecol. 33, 103-127.

Deuser, W. G. and E. H. Ross (1980) Seasonal change in the flux of organic carbon to the deep Sargasso Sea. Nature 283, 364-365.