Kenneth Mertens

Kenneth Mertens

Laboratoire Environnement Ressources de Bretagne Occidentale (PDG-ODE-LITTORAL-LERBO)

Kenneth.Mertens@ifremer.fr

+33 (0)2 98 10 42 82

Employer : Ifremer

Site : Concarneau

Postal address : Station Ifremer de Concarneau - Place de la Croix - BP 40537 - 29185 Concarneau Cedex

URL : https://annuaire.ifremer.fr/cv/22727/en/

ORCID orcid icon : 0000-0003-2005-9483

Research Interests

plankton, dinoflagellates, cysts, microfossils, FTIR, taxonomy


A few words

My research is focused on the taxonomy of microalgae, specifically dinoflagellates and their cysts.


Social profiles

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kenneth_Mertens


Bibliography

2019

Sildever Sirje, Ribeiro Sofia, Mertens Kenneth, Andersen Thorbjørn Joest, Moros Matthias, Kuijpers Antoon (2019). Reconstructing salinity changes and environmental influence on dinoflagellate cysts in the central Baltic Sea since the late 19th century . Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science , 219, 384-394 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2019.02.034
Li Zhun, Mertens Kenneth, Nézan Elisabeth, Chomérat Nicolas, Bilien Gwenael, Iwataki Mitsunori, Shin Hyeon Ho Discovery of a New Clade Nested Within the Genus Alexandrium (Dinophyceae): Morpho-molecular Characterization of Centrodinium punctatum (Cleve) F.J.R. Taylor . Protist IN PRESS . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.protis.2019.02.003
Gurdebeke Pieter R., Mertens Kenneth, Pospelova Vera, Matsuoka Kazumi, Li Zhen, Gribble Kristin E., Gu Haifeng, Bogus Kara, Vrielinck Henk, Louwye Stephen Taxonomic revision, phylogeny, and cyst wall composition of the dinoflagellate cyst genus Votadinium Reid (Dinophyceae, Peridiniales, Protoperidiniaceae) . Palynology IN PRESS . https://doi.org/10.1080/01916122.2019.1580627
Lassudrie Malwenn, Cuzin Pierre, Mertens Kenneth, Quintric Laure, Durand Patrick, Schmidt Sabine, Siano Raffaele (2019). Long-term dynamics of protist paleocommunities in a coastal marine ecosystem (Bay of Brest, NW France) by DNA metabarcoding . ASLO 2019 - Aquatic Science Meeting "Planet Water Challenges and Successes". 22 Feb -2 Mars, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA.

2018

Penaud Aurelie, Hardy William, Lambert Clement, Marret Fabienne, Masure Edwige, Seryais Thomas, Siano Raffaele, Wary Melanie, Mertens Kenneth (2018). Dinoflagellate fossils: Geological and biological applications . Revue De Micropaleontologie , 61(3-4), 235-254 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.revmic.2018.09.003
Marret Fabienne, Mertens Kenneth (2018). Additional observations of Spiniferites alaskensis from topotype material . Palynology , 42(Supl.1), 89-92 . Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1080/01916122.2018.1465734 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00471/58307/
Gurdebeke Pieter R., Mertens Kenneth, Bogus Kara, Marret Fabienne, Chomerat Nicolas, Vrielinck Henk, Louwye Stephen (2018). Taxonomic Re-Investigation and Geochemical Characterization of Reid’s (1974) Species of Spiniferites from Holotype and Topotype Material . Palynology , 42(Supl.1), 93-110 . Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1080/01916122.2018.1465735 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00471/58306/
Van Nieuwenhove Nicolas, Potvin Eric, Heikkila Maija, Pospelova Vera, Mertens Kenneth, Masure Edwige, Kucharska Malgorzata, Yang Eun Jin, Chomerat Nicolas, Zajaczkowski Marek (2018). Taxonomic revision of Spiniferites elongatus (the resting stage of Gonyaulax elongata ) based on morphological and molecular analyses . Palynology , 42(Supl.1), 111-134 . Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1080/01916122.2018.1465736 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00471/58305/
Mertens Kenneth, Van Nieuwenhove Nicolas, Gurdebeke Pieter R., Aydin Hilal, Bogus Kara, Bringue Manuel, Dale Barrie, De Schepper Stijn, De Vernal Anne, Ellegaard Marianne, Grothe Arjen, Gu Haifeng, Head Martin J., Heikkila Maija, Limoges Audrey, Londeix Laurent, Louwye Stephen, Marret Fabienne, Masure Edwige, Matsuoka Kazumi, Mudie Peta J., Penaud Aurelie, Pospelova Vera, Price Andrea Michelle, Ribeiro Sofia, Rochon Andre, Sangiorgi Francesca, Schreck Michael, Torres Vladimir, Uzar Serdar, Versteegh Gerard J. M., Warny Sophie, Zonneveld Karin (2018). The dinoflagellate cyst genera Achomosphaera Evitt 1963 and Spiniferites Mantell 1850 in Pliocene to modern sediments: a summary of round table discussions . Palynology , 42(Supl.1), 10-44 . Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1080/01916122.2018.1465739 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00471/58304/
Mertens Kenneth, Carbonell-Moore Consuelo (2018). Introduction to Spiniferites Mantell 1850 special issue . Palynology , 42(Supl.1), 1-9 . Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1080/01916122.2018.1465741 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00471/58303/
Limoges Audrey, Londeix Laurent, Mertens Kenneth, Rochon Andre, Pospelova Vera, Cuellar Tomasa, De Vernal Anne (2018). Identification key for Pliocene and Quaternary Spiniferites taxa bearing intergonal processes based on observations from estuarine and coastal environments . Palynology , 42(Supl.1), 72-88 . Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1080/01916122.2018.1465733 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00471/58308/
Gurdebeke Pieter R., Mertens Kenneth, Takano Yoshihito, Yamaguchi Aika, Bogus Kara, Dunthorn Micah, Matsuoka Kazumi, Vrielinck Henk, Louwye Stephen (2018). The affiliation of Hexasterias problematica and Halodinium verrucatum sp. nov. to ciliate cysts based on molecular phylogeny and cyst wall composition . European Journal Of Protistology , 66, 115-135 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejop.2018.09.002
Luo Zhaohe, Hu Zhangxi, Tang Yingzhong, Mertens Kenneth, Leaw Chui Pin, Lim Po Teen, Teng Sing Tung, Wang Lei, Gu Haifeng (2018). Morphology, ultrastructure and molecular phylogeny of Wangodinium sinense gen. et sp. nov. (Gymnodiniales, Dinophyceae) and revisiting of Gymnodinium dorsalisulcum and Gymnodinium impudicum . Journal Of Phycology , 54(5), 744-761 . https://doi.org/10.1111/jpy.12780
Le Bec Claude, Nezan Elisabeth, Mertens Kenneth, Terre Terrillon Aouregan, Baudrier Jerome, Even Francoise (2018). Projet de Sciences Participatives. HERMIONA II, 1 - Protocoles . https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00471/58279/
Gurdebeke Pieter, Pospelova Vera, Mertens Kenneth, Dallimore Audrey, Chana Jasmin, Louwye Stephen (2018). Diversity and distribution of dinoflagellate cysts in surface sediments from fjords of western Vancouver Island (British Columbia, Canada) . Marine Micropaleontology , 143, 12-29 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marmicro.2018.07.005
Siano Raffaele, Lassudrie Duchesne Malwenn, Delebecq Gaspard, Jauzein Cecile, Hess Philipp, Labry Claire, Le Gac Mickael, Mertens Kenneth, Mondeguer Florence, Sibat Manoella (2018). Paleoecology of marine protists : community dynamics and population adaptations revealed by ancient DNA metabarcoding and physiology of revived dinoflagellates . ISOP / PSA joint meeting. July 29th – August 2nd, 2018, Vancouver, University of British Columbia (Canada).
McCarthy Francine M. G., Gu Haifeng, Mertens Kenneth, Carbonell-Moore Consuelo, Krueger Andrea M., Takano Yoshihito, Matsuoka Kazumi (2018). Transferring the freshwater dinoflagellate Peridinium wisconsinense (Dinophyceae) to the family Thoracosphaeraceae, with the description of Fusiperidinium gen. nov. Phycological Research , 66(2), 137-148 . https://doi.org/10.1111/pre.12215
Mertens Kenneth, Carbonell-Moore Maria Consuelo, Pospeloya Vera, Head Martin J., Highfield Andrea, Schroeder Declan, Gu Haifeng, Andree Karl B., Fernandez Margarita, Yamaguchi Aika, Takano Yoshihito, Matsuoka Kazumi, Nezan Elisabeth, Bilien Gwenael, Okolodkov Yuri, Koike Kazuhiko, Hoppenrath Mona, Pfaff Maya, Pitcher Grant, Al-Muftah Abdulrahman, Rochon Andre, Lim Po Teen, Leaw Chui Pin, Lim Zhen Fei, Ellegaard Marianne (2018). Pentaplacodinium saltonense gen. et sp. nov. (Dinophyceae) and its relationship to the cyst-defined genus Operculodinium and yessotoxin-producing Protoceratium reticulatum . Harmful Algae , 71, 57-77 . Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hal.2017.12.003 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00416/52756/
Nezan Elisabeth, Bilien Gwenael, Boulben Sylviane, Mertens Kenneth, Chomerat Nicolas (2018). Description and phylogenetic position of Plagiolemma distortum sp. nov., a new raphid diatom (Bacillariophyceae) from French coastal waters . Diatom Research , 33(1), 13-24 . https://doi.org/10.1080/0269249X.2018.1468359
Luo Zhaohe, Lim Zhen Fei, Mertens Kenneth, Gurdebeke Pieter, Bogus Kara, Carbonell-Moore Maria Consuelo, Vrielinck Henk, Leaw Chui Pin, Lim Po Teen, Chomerat Nicolas, Li Xintian, Gu Haifeng (2018). Morpho-molecular diversity and phylogeny of Bysmatrum (Dinophyceae) from the South China Sea and France . European Journal Of Phycology , 53(3), 318-335 . https://doi.org/10.1080/09670262.2018.1449014

2017

Mertens Kenneth, Gu Haifeng, Pospelova Vera, Chomerat Nicolas, Nezan Elisabeth, Gurdebeke Pieter, Bogus Kara, Vrielinck Henk, Rumebe Myriam, Meteigner Claire (2017). First record of resting cysts of the benthic dinoflagellate Prorocentrum leve in a natural reservoir in Gujan-Mestras, Gironde, France . Journal Of Phycology , 53(6), 1193-1205 . Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1111/jpy.12582 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00398/50971/
Mertens Kenneth, Takano Yoshihito, Gu Haifeng, Bagheri Siamak, Pospelova Vera, Pienkowski Anna J., Leroy Suzanne A. G., Matsuoka Kazumi (2017). Cyst-Theca Relationship and Phylogenetic Position of Impagidinium caspienense Incubated from Caspian Sea Surface Sediments: Relation to Gonyaulax baltica and Evidence for Heterospory within Gonyaulacoid Dinoflagellates . Journal Of Eukaryotic Microbiology , 64(6), 829-842 . Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1111/jeu.12417 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00382/49326/
Wang Na, Luo Zhaohe, Mertens Kenneth, McCarthy Francine M. G., Gu Li, Gu Haifeng (2017). Cyst-motile stage relationship and molecular phylogeny of a new freshwater dinoflagellate Gymnodinium plasticum from Plastic Lake, Canada . Phycological Research , 65(4), 312-321 . Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1111/pre.12190 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00406/51731/
Mudie Peta J., Marret Fabienne, Mertens Kenneth, Shumilovskikh Lyudmila, Leroy Suzanne A. G. (2017). Atlas of modern dinoflagellate cyst distributions in the Black Sea Corridor: From Aegean to Aral Seas, including Marmara, Black, Azov and Caspian Seas . Marine Micropaleontology , 134, 1-152 . Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marmicro.2017.05.004 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00387/49824/
Luo Zhaohe, Krock Bernd, Mertens Kenneth, Nezan Elisabeth, Chomerat Nicolas, Bilien Gwenael, Tillmann Urban, Gu Haifeng (2017). Adding new pieces to the Azadinium (Dinophyceae) diversity and biogeography puzzle: Non-toxigenic Azadinium zhuanum sp. nov. from China, toxigenic A. poporum from the Mediterranean, and a non-toxigenic A. dalianense from the French Atlantic . Harmful Algae , 66, 65-78 . Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hal.2017.05.001 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00386/49765/
Mertens Kenneth, Gu Haifeng, Takano Yoshihito, Price Andrea M., Pospelova Vera, Bogus Kara, Versteegh Gerard J. M., Marret Fabienne, Turner R. Eugene, Rabalais Nancy N., Matsuoka Kazumi (2017). The cyst-theca relationship of the dinoflagellate cyst Trinovantedinium pallidifulvum, with erection of Protoperidinium lousianensis sp nov and their phylogenetic position within the Conica group . Palynology , 41(2), 183-202 . Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1080/01916122.2016.1147219 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00385/49609/

2016

Gu Haifeng, Mertens Kenneth, Liu Tingting (2016). Huia caspica gen. & comb. nov., a dinoflagellate species that recently crossed the marine-freshwater boundary . Phycological Research , 64(4), 251-258 . Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1111/pre.12146 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00351/46221/
Luo Zhaohe, Krock Bernd, Mertens Kenneth, Price Andrea Michelle, Turner Robert Eugene, Rabalais Nancy N., Gu Haifeng (2016). Morphology, molecular phylogeny and azaspiracid profile of Azadinium poporum (Dinophyceae) from the Gulf of Mexico . Harmful Algae , 55, 56-65 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hal.2016.02.006
Luo Zhaohe, Mertens Kenneth, Bagheri Siamak, Aydin Hilal, Takano Yoshihito, Matsuoka Kazumi, McCarthy Francine M. G., Gu Haifeng (2016). Cyst-theca relationship and phylogenetic positions of Scrippsiella plana sp. nov. and S. spinifera (Peridiniales, Dinophyceae) . European Journal Of Phycology , 51(2), 188-202 . https://doi.org/10.1080/09670262.2015.1120348
Price Andrea Michelle, Gurdebeke Pieter Roger, Mertens Kenneth, Pospelova Vera (2016). Determining the absolute abundance of dinoflagellate cysts in recent marine sediments III: Identifying the source of Lycopodium loss during palynological processing and further testing of the Lycopodium marker-grain method . Review Of Palaeobotany And Palynology , 226, 78-90 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.revpalbo.2015.12.009
Luo Zhaohe, You Xuejing, Mertens Kenneth, Gu Haifeng (2016). Morphological and molecular characterization of Tovellia cf. aveirensis (Dinophyceae) from Jiulong River, China . Nova Hedwigia , 103(1-2), 79-94 . https://doi.org/10.1127/nova_hedwigia/2016/0339

2015

Mertens Kenneth, Takano Yoshihito, Yamaguchi Aika, Gu Haifeng, Bogus Kara, Kremp Anke, Bagheri Siamak, Matishov Gennady, Matsuoka Kazumi (2015). The molecular characterization of the enigmatic dinoflagellate Kolkwitziella acuta reveals an affinity to the Excentrica section of the genus Protoperidinium . Systematics And Biodiversity , 13(6), 829-844 . https://doi.org/10.1080/14772000.2015.1078855
Gu Haifeng, Luo Zhaohe, Mertens Kenneth, Price Andrea Michelle, Turner Robert Eugene, Rabalais Nancy N. (2015). Cyst-motile stage relationship, morphology, ultrastructure, and molecular phylogeny of the gymnodinioid dinoflagellate Barrufeta resplendens comb. nov., formerly known as Gyrodinium resplendens, isolated from the Gulf of Mexico . Journal Of Phycology , 51(5), 990-999 . https://doi.org/10.1111/jpy.12342
Mertens Kenneth, Aydin Hilal, Uzar Serdar, Takano Yoshihito, Yamaguchi Aika, Matsuoka Kazumi (2015). Relationship between the dinoflagellate cyst Spiniferites pachydermus and Gonyaulax ellegaardiae sp. nov. from Izmir Bay, Turkey, and molecular characterization . Journal Of Phycology , 51(3), 560-573 . https://doi.org/10.1111/jpy.12304
Mertens Kenneth, Takano Yoshihito, Gu Haifeng, Yamaguchi Aika, Pospelova Vera, Ellegaard Marianne, Matsuoka Kazumi (2015). Cyst-theca relationship of a new dinoflagellate with a spiny round brown cyst, Protoperidinium lewisiae sp nov., and its comparison to the cyst of Oblea acanthocysta . Phycological Research , 63(2), 110-124 . https://doi.org/10.1111/pre.12083
Liu Tingting, Mertens Kenneth, Ribeiro Sofia, Ellegaard Marianne, Matsuoka Kazumi, Gu Haifeng (2015). Cyst-theca relationships and phylogenetic positions of Peridiniales (Dinophyceae) with two anterior intercalary plates, with description of Archaeperidinium bailongense sp nov and Protoperidinium fuzhouense sp nov. Phycological Research , 63(2), 134-151 . https://doi.org/10.1111/pre.12081
Limoges Audrey, Mertens Kenneth, Carolina Ruiz-Fernandez Ana, De Vernal Anne (2015). First report of fossilized cysts produced by the benthic bysmatrum subsalsum (dinophyceae) from a shallow mexican lagoon in the gulf of mexico . Journal Of Phycology , 51(1), 211-215 . https://doi.org/10.1111/jpy.12257
Quaijtaal Willemijn, Mertens Kenneth, Louwye Stephen (2015). Some new acritarch species from the lower and middle Miocene of the Porcupine Basin, North Atlantic Ocean: biostratigraphy and palaeoecology . Palynology , 39(1), 37-55 . https://doi.org/10.1080/01916122.2014.933749
Mertens Kenneth, Wolny Jennifer, Carbonell-Moore Consuelo, Bogus Kara, Ellegaard Marianne, Limoges Audrey, De Vernal Anne, Gurdebeke Pieter, Omura Takuo, Al-Muftah Abdulrahman, Matsuoka Kazumi (2015). Taxonomic re-examination of the toxic armoured dinoflagellate Pyrodinium bahamense Plate 1906: Can morphology or LSU sequencing separate P. bahamense var. compressum from var. bahamense? Harmful Algae , 41, 1-24 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hal.2014.09.010
Liu Tingting, Mertens Kenneth, Gu Haifeng (2015). Cyst-theca relationship and phylogenetic positions of the diplopsalioideans (Peridiniales, Dinophyceae), with description of Niea and Qia gen. nov. Phycologia , 54(2), 210-232 . https://doi.org/10.2216/14-94.1
Gu Haifeng, Liu Tingting, Mertens Kenneth (2015). Cyst-theca relationship and phylogenetic positions of Protoperidinium (Peridiniales, Dinophyceae) species of the sections Conica and Tabulata, with description of Protoperidinium shanghaiense sp nov. Phycologia , 54(1), 49-66 . https://doi.org/10.2216/14-047.1

2014

Mertens Kenneth, Takano Yoshihito, Head Martin J., Matsuoka Kazumi (2014). Living fossils in the Indo-Pacific warm pool: A refuge for thermophilic dinoflagellates during glaciations . Geology , 42(6), 531-534 . https://doi.org/10.1130/G35456.1
Jansson Ida-Maria, Mertens Kenneth, Head Martin J., De Vernal Anne, Londeix Laurent, Marret Fabienne, Matthiessen Jens, Sangiorgi Francesca (2014). Statistically assessing the correlation between salinity and morphology in cysts produced by the dinoflagellate Protoceratium reticulatum from surface sediments of the North Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean-Marmara-Black Sea region, and Baltic-Kattegat-Skagerrak estuarine system . Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology , 399, 202-213 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2014.01.012
Bogus Kara, Mertens Kenneth, Lauwaert Johan, Harding Ian C., Vrielinck Henk, Zonneveld Karin A. F., Versteegh Gerard J. M. (2014). Differences in the chemical composition of organic-walled dinoflagellate resting cysts from phototrophic and heterotrophic dinoflagellates . Journal Of Phycology , 50(2), 254-266 . https://doi.org/10.1111/jpy.12170
Liu Tingting, Gu Haifeng, Mertens Kenneth, Lan Dongzhao (2014). New dinoflagellate species Protoperidinium haizhouense sp. nov. (Peridiniales, Dinophyceae), its cyst-theca relationship and phylogenetic position within the Monovela group . Phycological Research , 62(2), 109-124 . https://doi.org/10.1111/pre.12041
Verhoeven Koen, Louwye Stephen, Paez-Reyes Manuel, Mertens Kenneth, Vercauteren Dries (2014). New acritarchs from the late Cenozoic of the southern North Sea Basin and the North Atlantic realm . Palynology , 38(1), 38-50 . https://doi.org/10.1080/01916122.2013.793626

2013

Mertens Kenneth, Yamaguchi Aika, Takano Yoshihito, Pospelova Vera, Head Martin J., Radi Taoufik, Pienkowski Anna J., De Vernal Anne, Kawami Hisae, Matsuoka Kazumi (2013). A New Heterotrophic Dinoflagellate from the North-eastern Pacific, Protoperidinium fukuyoi: Cyst-Theca Relationship, Phylogeny, Distribution and Ecology . Journal Of Eukaryotic Microbiology , 60(6), 545-563 . https://doi.org/10.1111/jeu.12058
Price Andrea M., Mertens Kenneth, Pospelova Vera, Pedersen Thomas F., Ganeshram Raja S. (2013). Late Quaternary climatic and oceanographic changes in the Northeast Pacific as recorded by dinoflagellate cysts from Guaymas Basin, Gulf of California (Mexico) . Paleoceanography , 28(1), 200-212 . https://doi.org/10.1002/palo.20019

2012

Mertens Kenneth, Yamaguchi Aika, Kawami Hisae, Ribeiro Sofia, Leander Brian S., Price Andrea Michelle, Pospelova Vera, Ellegaard Marianne, Matsuoka Kazumi (2012). Archaeperidinium saanichi sp nov.: A new species based on morphological variation of cyst and theca within the Archaeperidinium minutum Jorgensen 1912 species complex . Marine Micropaleontology , 96-97, 48-62 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marmicro.2012.08.002
Mertens Kenneth, Rengefors Karin, Moestrup Ojvind, Ellegaard Marianne (2012). A review of recent freshwater dinoflagellate cysts: taxonomy, phylogeny, ecology and palaeocology . Phycologia , 51(6), 612-619 . https://doi.org/10.2216/11-89.1
Mertens Kenneth, Bringue Manuel, Van Nieuwenhove Nicolas, Takano Yoshihito, Pospelova Vera, Rochon Andre, De Vernal Anne, Radi Taoufik, Dale Barrie, Patterson R. Timothy, Weckstrom Kaarina, Andren Elinor, Louwye Stephen, Matsuoka Kazumi (2012). Process length variation of the cyst of the dinoflagellate Protoceratium reticulatum in the North Pacific and Baltic-Skagerrak region: calibration as an annual density proxy and first evidence of pseudo-cryptic speciation . Journal Of Quaternary Science , 27(7), 734-744 . https://doi.org/10.1002/jqs.2564
Mertens Kenneth, Price Andrea Michelle, Pospelova Vera (2012). Determining the absolute abundance of dinoflagellate cysts in recent marine sediments II: Further tests of the Lycopodium marker-grain method . Review Of Palaeobotany And Palynology , 184, 74-81 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.revpalbo.2012.06.012
Verleye Thomas J., Mertens Kenneth, Young Marty D., Dale Barrie, McMinn Andrew, Scott Louis, Zonneveld Karin A. F., Louwye Stephen (2012). Average process length variation of the marine dinoflagellate cyst Operculodinium centrocarpum in the tropical and Southern Hemisphere Oceans: Assessing its potential as a palaeosalinity proxy . Marine Micropaleontology , 86-87, 45-58 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marmicro.2012.02.001
Mertens Kenneth, Bradley Lee R., Takano Yoshihito, Mudie Petra J., Marret Fabienne, Aksu Ali, Hiscott Richard N., Verleye Thomas J., Mousing Erik A., Smyrnova Ludmila L., Bagheri Siamak, Mansor Mashhor, Pospelova Vera, Matsuoka Kazumi (2012). Quantitative estimation of Holocene surface salinity variation in the Black Sea using dinoflagellate cyst process length . Quaternary Science Reviews , 39, 45-59 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.01.026

2011

McCarthy Francine M. G., Mertens Kenneth, Ellegaard Marianne, Sherman Keith, Pospelova Vera, Ribeiro Sofia, Blasco Stephan, Vercauteren Dries (2011). Resting cysts of freshwater dinoflagellates in southeastern Georgian Bay (Lake Huron) as proxies of cultural eutrophication . Review Of Palaeobotany And Palynology , 166(1-2), 46-62 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.revpalbo.2011.04.008
Verleye Thomas J., Pospelova Vera, Mertens Kenneth, Louwye Stephen (2011). The geographical distribution and (palaeo)ecology of Selenopemphix undulata sp nov., a new late Quaternary dinoflagellate cyst from the Pacific Ocean . Marine Micropaleontology , 78(3-4), 65-83 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marmicro.2010.10.001
Mertens Kenneth, Dale Barrie, Ellegaard Marianne, Jansson Ida-Maria, Godhe Anna, Kremp Anke, Louwye Stephen (2011). Process length variation in cysts of the dinoflagellate Protoceratium reticulatum, from surface sediments of the Baltic-Kattegat-Skagerrak estuarine system: a regional salinity proxy . Boreas , 40(2), 242-255 . https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1502-3885.2010.00193.x

2010

Wienberg Claudia, Frank Norbert, Mertens Kenneth, Stuut Jan-Berend, Marchant Margarita, Fietzke Jan, Mienis Furu, Hebbeln Dierk (2010). Glacial cold-water coral growth in the Gulf of Cadiz: Implications of increased palaeo-productivity . Earth And Planetary Science Letters , 298(3-4), 405-416 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2010.08.017

2009

Mertens Kenneth, Verhoeven Koen, Verleye Thomas, Louwye Stephen, Amorim Ana, Ribeiro Sofia, Deaf Amr S., Harding Ian C., De Schepper Stijn, Gonzalez Catalina, Kodrans-Nsiah Monika, De Vernal Anne, Henry Maryse, Radi Taoufik, Dybkjaer Karen, Poulsen Niels E., Feist-Burkhardt Susanne, Chitolie Jonah, Heilmann-Clausen Claus, Londeix Laurent, Turon Jean-Louis, Marret Fabienne, Matthiessen Jens, McCarthy Francine M. G., Prasad Vandana, Pospelova Vera, Hughes Jane E. Kyffin, Riding James B., Rochon Andre, Sangiorgi Francesca, Welters Natasja, Sinclair Natalie, Thun Christian, Soliman Ali, Van Nieuwenhove Nicolas, Vink Annemiek, Young Martin (2009). Determining the absolute abundance of dinoflagellate cysts in recent marine sediments: The Lycopodium marker-grain method put to the test . Review Of Palaeobotany And Palynology , 157(3-4), 238-252 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.revpalbo.2009.05.004
Mertens Kenneth, Lynn Matt, Aycard Mylene, Lin Hui-Ling, Louwye Stephen (2009). Coccolithophores as palaeolecological indicators for shifts of the ITCZ in the Cariaco Basin during the late Quaternary . Journal Of Quaternary Science , 24(2), 159-174 . https://doi.org/10.1002/jqs.1194
Mertens Kenneth, Ribeiro Sofia, Bouimetarhan Ilham, Caner Hulya, Nebout Nathalie Combourieu, Dale Barrie, De Vernal Anne, Ellegaard Marianne, Filipova Mariana, Godhe Anna, Goubert Evelyne, Grosfjeld Kari, Holzwarth Ulrike, Kotthoff Ulrich, Leroy Suzanne A. G., Londeix Laurent, Marret Fabienne, Matsuoka Kazumi, Mudie Peta J., Naudts Lieven, Luis Pena-Manjarrez Jose, Persson Agneta, Popescu Speranta-Maria, Pospelova Vera, Sangiorgi Francesca, Van Der Meer Marcel T. J., Vink Annemiek, Zonneveld Karin A. F., Vercauteren Dries, Vlassenbroeck Jelle, Louwye Stephen (2009). Process length variation in cysts of a dinoflagellate, Lingulodinium machaerophorum, in surface sediments: Investigating its potential as salinity proxy . Marine Micropaleontology , 70(1-2), 54-69 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marmicro.2008.10.004
Mertens Kenneth, Gonzalez Catalina, Delusina Irina, Louwye Stephen (2009). 30 000 years of productivity and salinity variations in the late Quaternary Cariaco Basin revealed by dinoflagellate cysts . Boreas , 38(4), 647-662 . https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1502-3885.2009.00095.x
Verleye Thomas J., Mertens Kenneth, Louwye Stephen, Arz Helge W. (2009). Holocene Salinity Changes in the Southwestern Black Sea: A Reconstruction Based on Dinoflagellate Cysts . Palynology , 33(1), 77-100 . https://doi.org/10.1080/01916122.2009.9989666

2008

Gonzalez Catalina, Dupont Lydie M., Mertens Kenneth, Wefer Gerold (2008). Reconstructing marine productivity of the Cariaco Basin during marine isotope stages 3 and 4 using organic-walled dinoflagellate cysts . Paleoceanography , 23(3 / PA3215), 1-16 . https://doi.org/10.1029/2008PA001602
Louwye Stephen, Foubert Anneleen, Mertens Kenneth, Van Rooij David (2008). Integrated stratigraphy and palaeoecology of the lower and Middle Miocene of the Porcupine Basin . Geological Magazine , 145(3), 321-344 . https://doi.org/10.1017/S0016756807004244
Louwye Stephen, Mertens Kenneth, Vercauteren Dries (2008). New dinoflagellate cysts from the Miocene of the Porcupine Basin, offshore southwest Ireland. Palynology , 32(1), 131-142 . https://doi.org/10.2113/gspalynol.32.1.131


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