Dr Eva Stueeken

Dr Eva Stueeken
University Research Fellow


I am interested in the co-evolution of Earth and the biosphere, in particular in the environmental conditions that led to the origin of life, the invention of particular metabolisms and the rise of complex organisms. I use geochemical tools, including nitrogen, carbon, selenium and sulfur isotopes, combined with sedimentological observations, to characterize biogeochemical cycles in ancient environments and to establish linkages between environmental conditions and biospheric diversity. Another important aspect of my work is the establishment of selenium isotopes as a new proxy for redox and productivity changes in deep time, which includes the development of new analytical techniques and the investigation of the Phanerozoic selenium cycle.

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Recent publications

26  (of 26 published available) for ees4. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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2018 (20/8)
Chemical Geology
vol.493 pp.405-412
Bias in carbon concentration and δ13C measurements of organic matter due to cleaning treatments with organic solvents
Élodie Muller, Christophe Thomazo, Eva Elisabeth Stueeken, Christian Hallmann, Arne Leider, Carine Chaduteau, Roger Buick, Franck Baton, Pascal Philippot, Magali Ader 
Keywords: Organic carbon, TOC, Carbon isotope, Contamination, Solvents
2018 (1)
Precambrian Research
vol.304 pp.64-72
2018 (15/10)
Earth and Planetary Science Letters
vol.500 pp.117-126
2018 (7)
vol.16 pp.341-352
Tracking the rise of eukaryotes to ecological dominance with zinc isotopes
Terry Isson, Gordon Love, Christopher Dupont, Chistopher Reinhard, Alex Zumberge, Dan Asael, Bleuenn Gueguen, John McCrow, Ben Gill, Jeremy Owens, Robert Rainbird, Alan Roone, Ming-Yu Zhao, Eva Elisabeth Stueeken, Kurt Konhauser, Seth John, Timothy Lyons, Noah Planavsky 
Keywords: Carbon cycle, Earth history, Eukaryotes, Marine productivity, Ocean chemistry, Zinc, Zinc isotopes
2018 (24/7)
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
vol.115 pp.7711-7716
Transient surface ocean oxygenation recorded in the 2.66-Ga Jeerinah Formation, Australia
Matthew C. Koehler, Roger Buick, Michael A. Kipp, Eva Elisabeth Stueeken, Jonathan Zaloumis 
2017 (22/11)
Science Advances
Biomass recycling and Earth's early phosphorus cycle
Michael Kipp, Eva Elisabeth Stueeken 
2017 (15/11)
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
vol.217 pp.80-94
Differential metamorphic effects on nitrogen isotopes in kerogen extracts and bulk rocks
Eva Elisabeth Stueeken, Jon Zaloumis, Jana Meixnerová, Roger Buick 
Keywords: Nitrogen isotopes, Kerogen, Metamorphism
2017 (11)
vol.15 pp.767-783
Environmental niches and metabolic diversity in Neoarchean lakes
Eva Elisabeth Stueeken, R. Buick, R. E. Anderson, J. A. Baross, N. J. Planavsky, T. W. Lyons 
2017 (13/6)
Geochemical Perspectives Letters
vol.3 pp.221-229
Not so non-marine? Revisiting the Stoer Group and the Mesoproterozoic biosphere
Eva Elisabeth Stueeken, Eric Bellefroid, Tony Prave, Dan Asael, Noah Planavsky, Timothy Lyons 
Keywords: Mesoproterozoic, Eukaryote evolution, Stoer GroupGeochemistry and Petrology, Stratigraphy
2017 (1/1)
Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry
vol.82 pp.657-682
2017 (31/1)
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
vol.114 pp.875-880
Selenium isotopes record extensive marine suboxia during the Great Oxidation Event
Michael A. Kipp, Eva Elisabeth Stueeken, Andrey Bekker, Roger Buick 
2017 (1/2)
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
vol.198 pp.315-337
2016 (1/12)
vol.16 pp.949-963
Modeling pN2 through geological time
Eva Elisabeth Stueeken, M. A. Kipp, M. C. Koehler, E. W. Schwieterman, B. Johnson, R. Buick 
Keywords: Biosignatures, Early Earth, Planetary atmospheres
2016 (1/9)
vol.16 pp.730-735
2016 (9)
Earth Science Reviews
vol.160 pp.220-239
The evolution of Earth’s biogeochemical nitrogen cycle
Eva Elisabeth Stueeken, Michael A. Kipp, Matthew C. Koehler, Roger Buick 
Keywords: Nitrogen cycle, Nitrogen isotopes, Precambrian, Evolution
2015 (16/2)
vol.520 pp.666-669
Isotopic evidence for biological nitrogen fixation by molybdenum-nitrogenase from 3.2 Gyr
Eva Elisabeth Stueeken, Roger Buick, Bradley M. Guy, Matthew C. Koehler 
2015 (1/2)
Earth and Planetary Science Letters
vol.411 pp.1-10
Nitrogen isotope evidence for alkaline lakes on late Archean continents
Eva Elisabeth Stueeken, R. Buick, A.J. Schauer 
2015 (18/12)
Nature Communications
Selenium isotope evidence for progressive oxidation of the Neoproterozoic biosphere
Philip Pogge von Strandmann, Eva Elisabeth Stueeken, Tim Elliott, Simon Poulton, Carol Dehler, Don Canfield, David Catling 
2015 (1/9)
Chemical Geology
vol.410 pp.28-39
Selenium isotope ratios, redox changes and biological productivity across the end-Permian mass extinction
Eva Elisabeth Stueeken, Julien Foriel, Roger Buick, Shane D. Schoepfer 
2015 (1/3)
vol.43 pp.259-262
Selenium isotopes support free O2 in the latest Archean
Eva Elisabeth Stueeken, Roger Buick, Ariel D. Anbar 
2015 (1/8)
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
vol.162 pp.109-125
The evolution of the global selenium cycle: Secular trends in Se isotopes and abundances
Eva Elisabeth Stueeken, R. Buick, A. Bekker, D. Catling, J. Foriel, B.m. Guy, L.c. Kah, H.g. Machel, I.p. Montañez, S.w. Poulton 
2013 (1/11)
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
vol.120 pp.121-139
2013 (1/3)
vol.11 pp.101-126
Did life originate from a global chemical reactor?
Eva Elisabeth Stueeken, R. E. Anderson, J. S. Bowman, W. J. Brazelton, J. Colangelo-lillis, A. D. Goldman, S. M. Som, J. A. Baross 
2013 (1/1)
Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry
vol.28 pp.1734
2012 (23/9)
Nature Geoscience
vol.5 pp.722-725
Contributions to late Archaean sulphur cycling by life on land
Eva Elisabeth Stueeken, David C. Catling, Roger Buick 
2010 (1/6)
Mineralium Deposita
vol.45 pp.481-496

Contact Details:

Dr Eva Stueeken
Irvine Building
University of St Andrews
North Street
St Andrews
KY16 9AL

room: 419
email: ees4@st-andrews.ac.uk



School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
STAIG Principle Investigators
Centre for Exoplanet Science

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