Conte's research is supported by collaborative projects through the MBL and her primary affiliation, the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS).

Conte, M. H. (2019) Oceanic Particle Flux. Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences (in press)

Conte, M. H., A. M. Carter, D. A. Koweek, S. Huang, J. C. Weber. (2018) The elemental composition of the deep particle flux in the Sargasso Sea. Chem. Geol.

Pedrosa Pamies, R., M. H. Conte, J. C. Weber and R. Johnson. (2018) Particle cycling in the Sargasso Sea water column:insights from lipid biomarkers in suspended particles. Progr. Oceanogr. doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2018.08.005.

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. DOI=10.3389/fmars.2015.00066

Salmon, K.H., P. Anand, P.F. Sexton and M.H. Conte. (2015) Upper ocean mixing controls the seasonality of planktonic foraminifera fluxes and associated strength 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.

Gonsior, M., W.J. Cooper, M.H. Conte, N. Hertkorn, D. Bastviken and P. Schmitt-Kopplin. (2014) Photochemical production of polyols arising from significant photo-transformation of dissolved organic matter in the oligotrophic surface ocean. Mar. Chem. 163, 10-18.

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) Biopolymers as major carrier phases and redox regulators of natural radionuclides of Th, Pa, Pb, Po and Be in settling particles in the Sargasso Sea. 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 site in the northwest Sargasso Sea. 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.

Mortazavi, B., M. Conte, J. Chanton, J.C. Weber, W. Cropper and T. Martin (2012) Isotopic variability in the carbon isotopic composition of foliage carbon pools (soluble carbohydrates, waxes) and respiration fluxes in southeastern US pine forests. J. Geophys. Res.-Biogeosciences, DOI: 10.1029/2011JG001867.

Helmke P., S. Neuer, M. W. Lomas, M. Conte and T. Freudenthal. (2009) 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 Huang, 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

Mortazavi, B., M.H. Conte, J. Chanton, M. C. Smith, J. C. Weber, J. Crumsey and J. Ghashghaie. (2009) Does the 13C of foliage respired CO2 and biochemical pools reflect the 13C of recently assimilated carbon? Plant, Cell and Environment 32, 1310-1323.

Hobbie J. E., E. A. Hobbie, J.C. Weber, J. Shamhar, H. Drossman, and M. Conte (2009) Mycorrhizal fungi supply nitrogen to host plants in arctic tundra and boreal forests: 15N is the key signal. Can. J. Microbiology 55, 84-94.

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 in seawater and particles at the OFP site in the western Sargasso Sea near Bermuda. 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., M.-A. Sicre, C. Ruhlemann, J. C. Weber, S. Schulte, D. Schulz-Bull and T. Blanz (2006) Global temperature calibration of the alkenone unsaturation index (UK’37) in surface waters and comparison with surface sediments. Geochem., Geophys., Geosys. 7, doi:10.1029/2005GC001054

Medeiros, P. M., M. H. Conte, J. C. Weber and B. R. T. Simoneit (2006) Sugars as source indicators of biogenic organic carbon in aerosols collected above the Howland Experimental Forest, Maine. Atmos. Environ. 40, 1694-1705.

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 Research 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, doi: 10.1029/2002PA000846.

Conte, M. H., J. C. Weber, P. J. Carlson and L. B. Flanagan. (2003) Molecular and carbon isotopic composition of leaf wax in vegetation and aerosols in a northern prairie ecosystem. Oecologia, 135, 67-77.

Conte, M.H. and J.C. Weber (2002) Long range atmospheric transport of terrestrial biomarkers to the western North Atlantic, Global Biogeochem. Cycles. 16(4), 1142, doi:10.1029/2002GB001922.

Conte, M.H. and J.C. Weber (2002) Plant biomarkers in aerosols record isotopic discrimination of terrestrial photosynthesis. Nature 417, 639-641.

Antia, A.N. , W. Koeve,, G. Fischer, T. Blanz, D. Schulz-Bull, J. Scholten, S. Neuer, K. Kremling, J. Kuss, R. Peinert, D. Hebbeln, U. Bathmann, M. Conte, U. Fehner, B. Zeitzschel. (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.

Bijma J., Altabet M., Conte M., Kinkel H, Versteegh J. M., Volkman J. K., Wakeham S. G. and Weaver P. P. (2001) Primary signal: Ecological and environmental factors- Report from Working Group 2. Geochem., Geophys., Geosystems, 2, paper number 2000GC000051.

Eglinton, T. I., M. H. Conte, G. Eglinton and J. M. Hayes (2001) Proceedings of a workshop on alkenone-based paleoceanographic indicators. Geochem., Geophys., Geosystems, 2, paper number 2000GC000122.

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

Conte, M. H., N. Ralph and E. Ross (2001) Seasonal and interannual variability in deep ocean particle fluxes at the Oceanic Flux Program/Bermuda Atlantic Time-series (BATS) site in the western Sargasso Sea near Bermuda, Deep-Sea Res. II, 48, 1471-1505.

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.

Conte, M. H., A. Thompson, D. Lesley and R. P. Harris (1998) Genetic variability and physiological influences on the alkenone/alkenoate versus growth temperature relationship in Emiliania huxleyi and Gephyrocapsa oceanica. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 62, 51-68.

Madureira, L. A. S., S. van Keveld, G. Eglinton, M. H. Conte, G. Ganssen, J. E. van Hinte, J. Ottens. (1997) Late Quaternary high-resolution biomarker and other sedimentary climate proxies in a northeast Atlantic core. Paleoceanogr. 12, 255-269.

Ternois, Y., M.-A. Sicre, A. Lorre, A. Saliot, M. H. Conte and G. Eglinton (1997) Evaluation of long-chain alkenones as paleotemperature indicators in the Mediterranean Sea. Deep-Sea Res. 44, 271-286.

Conte, M. H., G. Eglinton and L. A. S. Madureira (1995) Origin and fate of organic biomarker compounds in the water column and sediments of the eastern North Atlantic. Phil. Transactions of the Royal Society 348, 169-178.

Conte, M. H., J. C. Green and G. Eglinton (1995) Lipid biomarker diversity in the coccolithophorid Emiliania huxleyi (PRYMNESIOPHYCEAE) and the related species Gephyrocapsa oceanica. J. Phycol. 31,272-282.

Madureira, L. A. S., M. H. Conte and G. Eglinton (1995) The early diagenesis of lipid biomarker compounds in North Atlantic sediments. Paleoceanogr. 10, 627-642.

Peterson, L. C., M. R. Abbott, D. M. Anderson, J. P. Caulet, M. H. Conte, K. C. Emeis, A. E. S. Kemp, and C. P. Summerhayes. (1995) How do upwelling systems vary through time? pp. 285 - 313 in C. P. Summerhayes et al. (eds.) Upwelling in the Ocean: Modern Processes and Ancient Records. J. Wiley and Sons, Chichester. 422 pp.

Conte, M. H., A. Thompson, and G. Eglinton (1994) Primary production of lipid biomarker compounds by Emiliania huxleyi: Results from an experimental mesocosm study in fjords of southern Norway. Sarsia 79, 319-331.

Conte, M. H., L. A. S. Madureira, D. Keen, C. Rendall, and G. Eglinton (1994) Millimeter-scale profiling of abyssal marine sediments: Role of bioturbation in early sterol diagenesis. Org. Geochem. 22, 979-998.

Conte, M. H., J. K. Volkman and G. Eglinton (1994). Lipid biomarkers of the Haptophyta In: The Haptophyte Algae, eds. J. C. Green and B. S. C. Leadbetter, Clarendon Press, pp. 351 - 377.

Conte, M. H. and G. Eglinton (1993) Alkenone and alkenoate distributions within the euphotic zone of the eastern North Atlantic: Correlation with production temperature. Deep-Sea Res. 40, 1935 - 1962.

Westbroek, P., C. W. Brown, J. van Bleijswijk, G. J. Brummer, M. H. Conte, J. Egge, E. Fernandez, R. Jordan, M. Knappertsbusch, J. Stefels, M. Veldhuis, P. van der Wal and J. Young (1993) A model system approach to biological climate forcing: The example of Emiliania huxleyi. Global and Planetary Change 8, 27 - 46.

Weeks, A., M. H. Conte, R. P. Harris, A. Bedo, I Bellan, P. H. Burkill, E. S. Edwards, D. S. Harbour, H. Kennedy, C. Llewellyn, P. Burkill, R. F. C. Mantoura, C. E. Morales, A. J. Pomroy and C. C. Turley. (1993) The physical and chemical environment and changes in community structure associated with bloom evolution: the JGOFS North Atlantic Bloom Experiment. Deep-Sea Res. II 40, 347-368.

Conte, M. H , G. Eglinton and L. A. S. Madureira.(1992) Long- chain alkenones and alkyl alkenoates as paleotemperature indicators: Their production, flux and early diagenesis in the Eastern North Atlantic. In: Adv. in Organic Geochemistry 1991, C. B. Eckardt, S. R. Larter et. al, editors, Organic Geochemistry 19, 287-298.

Conte, M. H. and Bishop, J. K. B. (1988) Nanogram quantification of nonpolar lipid classes in environmental samples by high-performance thin-layer chromatography. Lipids 23, 493-500.

Conte, M. H., Bishop, J. K. B. and Backus, R. H. (1986) Nonmigratory, 12-kHz, deep scattering layers of Sargasso Sea origin in warm-core rings. Deep-Sea Res. 33, 1869-1884.

Bishop, J. K. B, Conte, M. H., Wiebe, P. H., Roman, M. R. and Langdon, C. (1986) Particulate matter production and consumption in deep mixed layers: Observations in a warm-core ring. Deep-Sea Res. 33, 1813-1841.

Bishop, J. K. B., Schupack, D., Scherrell, R. M. and Conte, M. H. (1985) A Multiple Unit Large Volume in situ Filtration System (MULVFS) for sampling oceanic particulate material in mesoscale environments. In: A. Zirino, ed. Mapping Strategies in Chemical Oceanography, vol. 209, Adv. in Chemistry Series, Am. Chem. Soc., Washington D. C.

Conte, M. H., Otto, R. G and Miller, P. E. (1980) Day/night distributions of juvenile fishes in the Upper Chesapeake Bay. Special Report No. 80, Chesapeake Bay Institute, Baltimore MD.

Conte, M. H., Otto, R. G. and Miller, P. E. (1979) Short term variability in ichthyoplankton in the Upper Chesapeake Bay. Est. Coastal Mar. Sci. 8, 511-522.

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