Sebastian Naeher


Full Name: Sebastian Naeher

Position: Organic Geochemist / Lead Scientist - Organic Geochemistry Laboratory

Contact details

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Phone: +64-4-570 4661


2009: German Diplom (MSc), Geochemistry/Geology; 2013: PhD, Biogeochemistry

Areas of expertise

Geochemist: Biogeochemistry
Geochemist: Chemical Oceanography
Geochemist: Environmental Isotope Geochemsitry
Geochemist: Environmental geochemistry
Geochemist: Geochemistry
Geochemist: Global Environmental Change
Geochemist: Organic geochemistry
Geochemist: Paleoclimate
Geochemist: Petroleum geochemistry
Geochemist: Stable Isotopes
Geochemist: Trace Element Geochemistry
Geology: Depositional environments
Geology: Geoscience Education
Geology: Paleoclimatology
Geology: Paleoenvironmental Studies
Paleoclimate: Paleoenvironmental reconstruction

Professional activities

European Association of Organic Geochemists: member
The Royal Society of New Zealand: Assoc. Editor, NZ Journal of Geology & Geophysics
Victoria University of Wellington: Guest lecturer and Honorary Research Associate
The Royal Society of New Zealand: Assoc. Editor, NZ Journal of Marine & Freshw. Res.
Geochemical Society: member
Geoscience Society of New Zealand: Convener, Geochemistry Special Interest Group

Major publications

Rotich, E.K.; Handler, M.R.; Naeher, S.; Selby, D.; Hollis, C.J.; Sykes, R. 2020 Re-Os geochronology and isotope systematics, and organic and sulfur geochemistry of the middle–late Paleocene Waipawa Formation, New Zealand : insights into early Paleogene seawater Os isotope composition. Chemical Geology, 536: article 119473; doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2020.119473

Naeher, S.; Hollis, C.J.; Clowes, C.D.; Ventura, G.T.; Shepherd, C.L.; Crouch, E.M.; Morgans, H.E.G.; Bland, K.J.; Strogen, D.P.; Sykes, R. 2019 Depositional and organofacies influences on the petroleum potential of an unusual marine source rock : Waipawa Formation (Paleocene) in southern East Coast Basin, New Zealand. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 104: 468-488; doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2019.03.035

Hoshino, Y.; Poshibaeva, A.; Meredith, W.; Snape, C.; Poshibaev, V.; Versteegh, G.J.M.; Kuznetsov, N.; Leider, A.; van Maldegem, L.; Neumann, M.; Naeher, S.; Moczydlowska, M.; Brocks, J.J.; Jarrett, A.J.M.; Tang, Q.; Xiao, S.; McKirdy, D.; Das, S.K.; Alvaro, J.J.; Sansjofre, P.; Hallmann, C. 2017 Cryogenian evolution of stigmasteroid biosynthesis. Science Advances, 3(9): e1700887; doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1700887

Naeher, S.; Ohkouchi, N. 2017 Pigmente – Indikatoren für Umweltveränderungen. Nachrichten aus der Chemie, 65(1): 16-20; doi: 10.1002/nadc.20174056149

Naeher, S.; Lengger, S.K.; Grice, K. 2016 A new method for the rapid analysis of 1H-Pyrrole-2,5-diones (maleimides) in environmental samples by two-dimensional gas chromatography time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Journal of chromatography A, 1435: 125-135; doi: 10.1016/j.chroma.2016.01.026

Naeher, S.; Suga, H.; Ogawa, N.O.; Schubert, C.J.; Grice, K.; Ohkouchi, N. 2016 Compound-specific carbon and nitrogen isotopic compositions of chlorophyll a and its derivatives reveal the eutrophication history of Lake Zurich (Switzerland). Chemical Geology, 443: 210-219; doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2016.09.005

Naeher, S.; Suga, H.; Ogawa, N.O.; Takano, Y.; Schubert, C.J.; Grice, K.; Ohkouchi, N. 2016 Distributions and compound-specific isotopic signatures of sedimentary chlorins reflect the composition of photoautotrophic communities and their carbon and nitrogen sources in Swiss lakes and the Black Sea. Chemical Geology, 443: 198-209; doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2016.04.029

Tyroller, L.; Tomonaga, Y.; Brennwald, M.S.; Ndayisaba, C.; Naeher, S.; Schubert, C.; North, R.P.; Kipfer, R. 2016 Improved method for the quantification of methane concentrations in unconsolidated lake sediments. Environmental science & technology, 50(13): 7047-7055; doi: 10.1021/acs.est.5b05292

Grice, K.; Riding, J.B.; Foster, C.B.; Naeher, S.; Greenwood, P.F. 2015 Vascular plant biomarker distributions and stable carbon isotopic signatures from the Middle and Upper Jurassic (Callovian–Kimmeridgian) strata of Staffin Bay, Isle of Skye, northwest Scotland. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 440: 307-315; doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.08.036

Naeher, S.; Gilli, A.; Hamann, Y.; Schubert, C.J. 2015 Wie viel Sauerstoff war im Zürichsee? VTA-Aktuell, 1/2015: 32-37

Naeher, S.; Grice, K. 2015 Novel 1H-Pyrrole-2,5-dione (maleimide) proxies for the assessment of photic zone euxinia. Chemical Geology, 404: 100-109; doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2015.03.020

Naeher, S.; Huguet, A.; Roose-Amsaleg, C.L.; Laverman, A.M.; Fosse, C.; Lehmann, M.F.; Derenne, S.; Zopfi, J. 2015 Molecular and geochemical constraints on anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox) in a riparian zone of the Seine Estuary (France). Biogeochemistry, 123(1): 237-250; doi: 10.1007/s10533-014-0066-z

Friedrich, J.; Janssen, F.; Aleynik, D.; Bange, H.W.; Boltacheva, N.; Çağatay, M.N.; Dale, A.W.; Etiope, G.; Erdem, Z.; Geraga, M.; Gilli, A.; Gomoiu, M.T.; Hall, P.O.J.; Hansson, D.; He, Y.; Holtappels, M.; Kirf, M.K.; Kononets, M.; Konovalov, S.; Lichtschlag, A.; Livingstone, D.M.; Marinaro, G.; Mazlumyan, S.; Naeher, S.; North, R.P.; Papatheodorou, G.; Pfannkuche, O.; Prien, R.; Rehder, G.; Schubert, C.J.; Soltwedel, T.; Sommer, S.; Stahl, H.; Stanev, E.V.; Teaca, A.; Tengberg, A.; Waldmann, C.; Wehrli, B.; Wenzhoefer, F. 2014 Investigating hypoxia in aquatic environments: diverse approaches to addressing a complex phenomenon. Biogeosciences, 11: 1215-1259; doi: 10.5194/bg-11-1215-2014

Naeher, S.; Gilli, A.; Hamann, Y.; Schubert, C.J. 2014 Wie viel Sauerstoff war im Seewasser? Nachrichten aus der Chemie, 62(11): 1094-1097; doi: 10.1002/nadc.201490384

Naeher, S.; Niemann, H.; Peterse, F.; Smittenberg, R.H.; Zigah, P.K.; Schubert, C.J. 2014 Tracing the methane cycle with lipid biomarkers in Lake Rotsee (Switzerland). Organic geochemistry, 66: 174-181; doi: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2013.11.002

Naeher, S.; North, R.P.; Gilli, A.; Livingstone, D.M.; Schubert, C.J. 2014 Lake sediments tell the story of climate change. CHIMIA, 68(5): 333; doi: 10.2533/chimia.2014.333

Naeher, S.; Peterse, F.; Smittenberg, R.H.; Niemann, H.; Zigah, P.K.; Schubert, C.J. 2014 Sources of glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers (GDGTs) in catchment soils, water column and sediments of Lake Rotsee (Switzerland) – Implications for the application of GDGT-based proxies for lakes. Organic geochemistry, 66: 164-173; doi: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2013.10.017

Naeher, S.; Gilli, A.; North, R.P.; Hamann, Y.; Schubert, C.J. 2013 Tracing bottom water oxygenation with sedimentary Mn/Fe ratios in Lake Zurich, Switzerland. Chemical Geology, 352: 125-133; doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2013.06.006

Naeher, S.; Schaeffer, P.; Adam, P.; Schubert, C.J. 2013 Maleimides in recent sediments – Using chlorophyll degradation products for palaeoenvironmental reconstructions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 119: 248-263; doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2013.06.004

Naeher, S. 2012 Sedimentary lipid biomarkers and trace metals as indicators for past hypoxia and eutrophication. PhD thesis, ETH Zurich. 171 p.

Naeher, S.; Geraga, M.; Papatheodorou, G.; Ferentinos, G.; Kaberi, H.; Schubert, C.J. 2012 Environmental variations in a semi-enclosed embayment (Amvrakikos Gulf, Greece) – reconstructions based on benthic foraminifera abundance and lipid biomarker pattern. Biogeosciences, 9: 5081-5094; doi: 10.5194/bg-9-5081-2012

Naeher, S.; Smittenberg, R.H.; Gilli, A.; Kirilova, E.P.; Lotter, A.F.; Schubert, C.J. 2012 Impact of recent lake eutrophication on microbial community changes as revealed by high resolution lipid biomarkers in Rotsee (Switzerland). Organic geochemistry, 49: 86-95; doi: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2012.05.014

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