Publications [Peter Douglas]


  • Douglas, P.M., Gonzalez Moguel, R., Walter Anthony, K.M., Wik, M., Crill, P.M., Dawson, K.S., Smith, D.A., Yanay, E., Lloyd, M.K., Stolper, D.A., Eiler, J.M., (2020). Clumped isotopes link older carbon substrates with slower rates of methanogenesis in northern lakes. Geophysical Research Letters, 47(6), e2019GL086756.

  • Kang, M., Dong, Y., Liu, Y., Williams, J.P., Douglas, P., McKenzie, J.M., (2019). Potential increase in oil and gas well leakage due to earthquakes. Environmental Research Communications, 1(12), 121004.

  • Douglas, P. M. J., Pagani, M., Eglinton, T. I., Brenner, M., Curtis, J. H., Breckinridge, A., and Johnston, K., (2018). A long-term decrease in the persistence of soil carbon caused by ancient Maya land use. Nature Geoscience, , doi:10.1038/s41561-018-0192-7.

  • Shaui, Y., Douglas, P. M. J., Zhang, S., Stolper, D. A., Lewan, M., Lawson, M., Ellis, G., Mi, J., He, K., Hu, G., and Eiler, J. M., (2018). Equilibrium and non-equilibrium controls on the abundances of clumped isotopologues of methane during thermogenic formation; Implications for the chemistry of pyrolysis and the origin of natural gases. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 223, 159-174.

  • Shaui, Y., Etiope, G., Zhang, S., Douglas, P. M. J., Huang, L., and Eiler, J. M., (2018). Methane clumped isotopes in Songliao Basin (China): New insights into abiotic vs biotic hydrocarbon distribution. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 482, 213-221.

  • Douglas, P. M. J., Stolper, D. A., Eiler, J. M., Sessions, A. L., Lawson, M., Shaui, Y., Bishop, A., Podlaha, O. G., Ferreira, A. A., Santos Neto, E. V., Niemann, M., Steen, A. S., Huang, L., Chimiak, L., Valentine, D. L., Fiebig, J., Luhmann, A. J., Seyfried Jr., W. E., Etiope, G., Schoell, M., Inskeep, W. P., Moran, J. J., and Kitchen, N., (2017). Clumped isotopes in methane; Progress and potential for a new isotopic tracer. Organic Geochemistry, 113, 262-282.

  • Stolper, D. A., Lawson, M., Formolo, M. J., Davis, C. L., Douglas, P. M. J., Sessions, A. L., Eiler, J. M., (2017). The utility of methane clumped isotopes to constrain the origins of methane in natural gas accumulations. Geological Society of London Special Publications, 468, 23-52.

  • Douglas, P. M. J., Brenner, M., Curtis, J. H., (2016). Methods and future directions for paleoclimatology in the Maya Lowlands. Global and Planetary Change, 138, 3-24.

  • Douglas, P.M.J., Demarest, A.A., Brenner, M., and Canuto, M.A, (2016). Impacts of Climate Change on the Collapse of Lowland Maya Civilization. Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 44, 613-645.

  • Douglas, P.M.J., Stolper, D., Smith, D., Walter Anthony, K., Paull, C., Dallimore, S., Wik, M., Crill, P., Winterdahl, M., Eiler, J. and Sessions, A. L., (2016). Diverse origins of Arctic and Subarctic methane point source emissions identified with multiply-substituted isotopologues. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 188, 163-188.

  • Coutros, P., and Douglas, P. M. J., (2015). Coring Lake Fati and settlement archaeology of the Middle Niger Lakes Region. African Archaeological Review, 32, 249-266.

  • Douglas, P. M. J., Pagani, M., Eglinton, T. I., Brenner, M., Hodell, D. A., Curtis, J. H., and Canuto M. A., (2015). Drought, agricultural adaptation and sociopolitical collapse in the Maya Lowlands. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112, 5607-5612.

  • Stolper, D. A., Martini, A. M., Clog, M., Douglas, P. M. J., Shusta, S. S., Valentine, D. L., Sessions, A. L., and Eiler, J. E., (2015). Distinguishing and understanding thermogenic and biogenic sources of methane using multiply substituted isotopologues. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 161, 219-247.

  • Douglas, P. M. J., Affek, H. P, Ivany, L. C., Houben, A. J. P., Sijp, W. P., Sluijs, A., Schouten, S., and Pagani, M. , (2014). Pronounced zonal heterogeneity in Eocene southern high-latitude sea surface temperatures. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111, 6582-6587.

  • Douglas, P. M. J., Pagani, M., Eglinton, T. I., Brenner, M., Hodell, D. A., Ma, K. F., Curtis, J. H., and Breckinridge, A., (2014). Pre-aged plant waxes in tropical lake sediments and their influence on molecular paleoclimate proxy records. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 141, 346-364.

  • Sijp, W. P., Djikstra, H. A., Floegel, S., von der Heydt, A. S., Douglas, P. M. J., and Bijl, P.K., (2014). The role of ocean gateways on cooling climate on long time scales. Global and Planetary Change, 119, 1-22.

  • Douglas, P. M. J., Pagani, M., Brenner, M., Hodell, D. A., and Curtis, J. H., (2012). Aridity and vegetation composition are important determinants of leaf-wax dD values in southeastern Mexico and Central America. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 97, 24-45.

  • Keating-Bitonti, C. R., Ivany, L. C., Affek, H. P., Douglas, P. M. J., and Samson, S. D., (2011). Warm, not super-hot, temperatures in the early Eocene subtropics. Geology, 39, 771-774.