AG Petrology of the Ocean Crust

Room 5310

Department of Geosciences
University of Bremen
Klagenfurter Straße 2
28359 Bremen
Germany

Phone: +49 421 218 65403
Fax: +49 421 218 65429
Email: monien@uni-bremen.de

Patrick Monien


Research


Current research projects

Since the middle of the 20th century the western Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) belongs to the regions with the most rapid warming on Earth and is therefore considered to be one of the hotspots of climate change. During the last six decades an increase in mean annual air temperatures of more than 3°C is observed along the WAP causing severe changes in local cryospheric and ecosystems. The overarching aim is to assess, whether the documented temperature increase and associated glacier retreat at WAP is reflected in the geochemistry of sedimentary records and if such episodes did occur during other periods within the Holocene. Moreover, a focus is on biogeochemical processes in maritime Antarctic sediments and their implications for local benthic and pelagic communities.


  • Investigation of temporal changes in the geochemical composition of marine sediments derived from Maxwell Bay (King George Island, WAP) that may be directly related to changing source areas due glacier retreats and re-advances during the Holocene.
  • Dating of surface sediments using 210Pb in order to assess whether the rapid glacier retreat and the concurrent increase in sediment-laden meltwater input in costal regions had an influence on local sediment accumulation rates since the middle of the last century.
  • Reconstruction of historical penguin colonies on Ardley Island (WAP) using guano-associated bio-elements (e.g., Ca, P, Cu, Se, Zn) in lake sediments and determination of possible factors controlling local penguin population dynamics during the Holocene (climate change, sea ice extent, relative sea level and volcanic eruptions).
  • Determination of major pathways of organic matter degradation in coastal Antarctic sediments using pore water data (nutrients, trace metals, like Mn and Fe). In combination with mathematical models the significance of Antarctic shelf areas as a source for bioavailable iron in the HNLC (high nutrient – low chlorophyll) Southern Ocean will be assessed.
  • Potter Cove

    Potter Cove and Carlini Station, King George Island, western Antarctic Peninsula.



Cruise participations

  • 05/2007: RV Heincke - German Bight,
    Chief scientist: Dr. Thomas Badewien (ICBM, University of Oldenburg)
  • 05/2010: Kyllaren Fjord, Norway,
    Chief scientist: Dr. Bernhard Schnetger (ICBM, University of Oldenburg)
  • 01/2010-03/2010: Dallmann Lab/ Carlini Station (ARG), King George Island, western Antarctic Peninsula,
    Chief scientists: Dr. Felix Mark, Dr. Doris Abele (AWI Bremerhaven)
  • 12/2010-02/2011: Dallmann Lab/ Carlini Station (ARG), King George Island, western Antarctic Peninsula,
    Chief scientists: Patrick Monien (ICBM, University of Oldenburg), Dr. Doris Abele (AWI Bremerhaven)
  • 02/2014: Oman Ophiolite,
    Chief scientist: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Bach (University of Bremen)
  • 06/2018: RV Sonne (SO263) - Northern Tonga Arc,
    Chief scientist: Prof. Dr. Karsten Haase (University of Erlangen)



Curriculum vitae


Scientific career

  • 2004 - 2008: Student of Marine Environmental Science, University of Oldenburg, Germany
    • December 2008: Diploma in Environmental Science
  • 2009 - 2014: Doctorate student in Microbiogeochemistry, ICBM, University of Oldenburg, Germany
    • February 2014: Dr. rer. nat. in Geochemistry
  • since August 2013: Lab engineer, University of Bremen, Germany


Doctoral thesis

  • Title: "The geochemical response of sedimentary archives to rapid recent glacier retreat at the western Antarctic Peninsula: from source to sink"
  • Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Brumsack (ICBM Oldenburg, Germany)


Publications


Articles (peer-reviewed)

  • Zwicker J, Smrzka D, Himmler T, Monien P, Gier S, Goedert J, Peckmann J (2018): Rare earth elements as tracers for microbial activity and early diagenesis: A new perspective from carbonate cements of ancient methane-seep deposits. Chemical Geology 501, 77-85.
    doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2018.10.010 |
  • Jerosch K, Pehlke H, Monien P, Scharf FK, Weber L, Kuhn G, Braun MH, Abele D (2018): Benthic meltwater fjord habitats formed by rapid glacier recession on King George Island, Antarctica. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 376(2122):20170178.
    doi:10.1098/rsta.2017.0178 |
  • Vázquez S, Monien P, Minetti RP, Jürgens J, Curtosi A, Villalba Primatz J, Frickenhaus S, Abele D, Mac Cormack W, Helmke E (2017): Bacterial communities and chemical parameters in soils and coastal sediments in response to diesel spills at Carlini Station, Antarctica. Science of the Total Environment 605-606, 26-37.
    doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.06.129 |
  • Roberts SJ*, Monien P*, Foster LC*, Loftfield J, Hocking EP, Schnetger B, Pearson EJ, Juggins S, Fretwell P, Ireland L, Ochyra R, Haworth AR, Allen CS, Moreton SG, Davies SJ, Brumsack H-J, Bentley MJ, Hodgson DA (2017): Past penguin colony responses to explosive volcanism on the Antarctic Peninsula. Nature Communications 8, 14914.
    doi:10.1038/ncomms14914 |
  • Monien D, Monien P, Brünjes R, Widmer T, Kappenberg A, Silva Busso AA, Schnetger B, Brumsack H-J (2017): Meltwater as a source of potentially bioavailable iron to Antarctica waters. Antarctic Science 29(3), 277-291.
    doi:10.1017/S095410201600064X |
  • Smrzka D, Zwicker J, Klügel A, Monien P, Bach W, Bohrmann G, Peckmann J (2016): Establishing criteria to distinguish oil- from methane-seep carbonates. Geology 44(8), 667-670.
    doi:10.1130/G38029.1 |
  • Sahade R, Lagger C, Torre L, Momo F, Monien P, Schloss I, Barnes DKA, Servetto N, Tarantelli S, Tatián M, Zamboni NS, Abele D (2015): Climate change and glacier retreat drive shifts in an Antarctic benthic ecosystem. Science Advances 1, e1500050.
    doi:10.1126/sciadv.1500050 |
  • Schroeder T, Bach W, Jöns N, Jöns S, Monien P, Klügel A (2015): Fluid circulation and carbonate vein precipitation in the footwall of an oceanic core complex, Ocean Drilling Program Site 175, Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems 16, 3716-3732.
    doi:10.1002/2015GC006041 |
  • Monien P, Lettmann KA, Monien D, Asendorf S, Wölfl A-C, Lim CH, Thal J, Schnetger B, Brumsack H-J (2014): Redox conditions and trace metal cycling in coastal sediments from the maritime Antarctic. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta 141, 26-44.
    doi:10.1016/j.gca.2014.06.003 |
  • Schloss IR, Wasilowska A, Dumont D, Almandoz GO, Hernando MP, Michaud-Tremblay C-A, Saravia L, Rzepecki M, Monien P, Monien D, Kopczyńska EE, Bers V, Ferreyra GA (2014): On the phytoplankton bloom in coastal waters of southern King George Island (Antarctica) in January 2010: An exceptional feature? Limnology & Oceanography 59(1), 195-210.
    doi:10.4319/lo.2014.59.1.0195 |
  • Poigner H, Monien P, Monien D, Kriews M, Brumsack H-J, Wilhelms-Dick D, Abele D (2013): Influence of the pore water geochemistry on Fe and Mn assimilation in Laternula elliptica at King George Island (Antarctica). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 135, 285-295.
    doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2013.10.027 |
  • Husmann G, Abele D, Kriews M, Monien P, Philipp EER (2012): The influence of sedimentation on metal accumulation and cellular oxidative stress markers in the Antarctic bivalve Laternula elliptica. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 111, 48-59.
    doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2012.06.003 |
  • Watcham EP, Bentley MJ, Hodgson DA, Roberts SJ, Fretwell PT, Lloyd JM, Larter RD, Whitehouse PL, Leng MJ, Monien P, Moreton SG (2011): A new relative sea level curve for the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Quaternary Science Reviews 30, 3152-3170.
    doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.07.021 |
  • Monien P, Brumsack H-J, Schnetger B, Hass HC, Kuhn G (2011): A geochemical record of Late Holocene paleoenvironmental changes at King George Island (maritime Antarctica). Antarctic Science 23(3), 255-267.
    doi:10.1017/S095410201100006X |
  • Hass HC, Kuhn G, Monien P, Brumsack H-J, Forwick M (2010): Climate fluctuations during the past two millennia as recorded in sediments from Maxwell Bay, South Shetland Islands, West Antarctica. In: Howe J, Austin WEN, Paetzel M and Forwick M (eds): Fjordic Depositional Systems and Archives. Geological Society of London Spec. Publ. 344, 243-260.
    doi:10.1144/SP344.17 |
  • Poigner H, Badewien T, Suckow B, Monien P (2009): Stickstoff und Phosphoreleminierung von Bodenfiltern - Vergleichende Untersuchung eines Horizontal- und eines Vertikalfiltersystems in Niedersachsen außerhalb der Vegetationsperiode. GWF - Wasser/Abwasser, Nr. 10/2009.


Monographs



Conference abstracts

  • Kibaroğlu M, Kozla E, Klügel A, Hartmann G, Monien P (2018): On the origin of Red Lustrous wheel-made ware (RL): Preliminary results of chemical, Sr and Nd isotopic analysis and archaeological interpretation. The 11th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ICAANE), Munich, Germany.
  • Meier K, Spiegel C, Monien P, Klügel A, Kolb V (2018): Tracing trails of fault activity along a major shear zone in Calabria, Southern Italy – Implications for the geodynamic evolution and for methodological aspects of (U-Th-Sm)/He-thermochronology. 17th Symposium of Tectonics, Structural Geology and Crystalline Geology, Jena, Germany.
  • Giampouras M, Garcia-Ruiz JM, Bach W, Garrido CJ, Los CL, Fußmann D, Monien P (2017): Effect of hydrochemistry on mineral precipitation and textural diversity in serpentinization-driven alkaline environments; Insights from thermal springs in the Oman Ophiolite. American Geoscience Union, Fall Meeting 2017, New Orleans, United States.
  • Türke A, Bach W, Boetius A, Diehl A, German C, Köhler J, Mertens C, Monien P, Prause S, Sueltenfuss J (2017): Dissolved-particulate exchange in the proximal hydrothermal plume at the Aurora Vent Field, Gakkel Ridge, Arctic Ocean. Goldschmidt Conference 2017, Paris, France (Poster).
  • Roberts S, Monien P, Foster L, Loftfield J, Hocking E, Schnetger B, Pearson E, Juggins S, Fretwell P, Ireland L, Ochyra R, Haworth A, Allen C, Moreton S, Davies S, Brumsack H-J, Bentley, MJ, Hodgson DA, Verleyen E (2017): Past penguin colony responses to explosive volcanism and climate change on the Antarctic Peninsula. SCAR Biology Symposium 2017, Leuven, Belgium.
  • Kibaroğlu M, Kozal E, Klügel A, Hartmann G, Monien P (2017): On the origin of red lustrous wheel-made ware (RL): Preliminary results of chemical, Sr and Nd iotopic analysis and archaeological outcomes. European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics 2017, Bordeaux, France.
  • Giampouras M, Garcia-Ruiz JM, Bach W, Garrido CJ, Los CL, Fussmann D, Monien P (2017): Mineral textures in serpentine-hosted alkaline springs from the Oman ophiolite. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017, Vienna, Austria.
  • Monien P, Roberts S, Foster L, Loftfield J, Schnetger B, Pearson E, Hocking E, Fretwell P, Ireland L, Ochyra R, Haworth A, Allen C, Brumsack H-J, Bentley M, Hodgson D (2016): Past penguin colony linkages to climate change and catastrophic volcanism on the northern Antarctic Peninsula. American Geoscience Union, Fall Meeting 2016, San Francisco, United States.
  • Spiegel C, Klügel A, Monien P, Kolb V (2016): Potential influence of apatite chlorine content on (U-Th-Sm)/He thermochronology. 15th Int. Conference on Thermochronology, Maresias, Brazil.
  • Schroeder T, Bach W, Jöns N, Rausch S, Monien P, Klügel A (2014): Olivine carbonation and multiple episodes of carbonate veining during basement rock denudation in an oceanic core complex, ODP Site 1275, Mid-Atlantic Ridge: A natural analog for engineered carbon sequestration. American Geoscience Union, Fall Meeting 2014, San Francisco, United States.
  • Roberts SJ, Heredia P, Monien P, Taylor L et al. (2014): Deglaciation and Holocene climate change on the South Shetland Islands, Western Antarctic Peninsula (WAP). UK Antarctic Research Symposium, Bristol, UK (Poster).
  • Roberts SJ, Monien P, Watcham E, Hodgson D, Bentley M, Brumsack H-J, Loftfield J, Schnetger B, Fretwell P, Ochyra R, Hey A, Allen C, Moreton S, Pearson E, Taylor L, Manograsso-Czalbowski T, del Valle R (2014): Holocene deglaciation & ecosystem change on the South Shetland Islands. SCAR Open Science Conference 2014, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Manograsso-Czalbowski NT, Monien P, Moretti L, Chaparro MAE, Böhnel HN, Morrás H, Paladino IR, Brumsack H-J, Schnetger B (2014): Geochemistry and mineralogy as tools for sediment provenance and sedimentary dynamics studies in Potter Cove, Isla 25 de Mayo (King George Island). 1st IMCONet WP5 Workshop, Bremerhaven, Germany.
  • Manograsso-Czalbowski NT, Monien P, Moretti L, Chaparro MAE, Böhnel HN, Morrás H, Paladino IR, Brumsack H-J, Schnetger B (2013): Geoquímica y mineralogía de los sedimentos de Península y Caleta Potter, Isla 25 de Mayo (KGI): Sus implicancias en los ambientes sedimentarios actuales de Antártida. 7th Latin American Congress of Antarctic Science 2013, La Serena, Chile.
  • Monien D, Monien P, Brünjes RM, Widmer T, Schnetger B, Brumsack H-J (2013): Sedimentary regimes at Potter Cove, King George Island, maritime Antarctica - from source source to sink. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2013, Vienna, Austria (Poster).
  • Roberts SJ, Monien P, Watcham EP, Pearson EJ, Taylor L, Manograsso-Czalbowski NT, Hodgson DA, Bentley MJ, Loftfield J, Schnetger B, Brumsack H-J, Griffiths HJ, Juggins D, del Valle R (2013): Linking past environmental and ecosystem changes on the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. XI. SCAR Biology Symposium, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Abele D, Quartino L, Falk U, Schloss IR, Monien D, Bers V, Piquet A, Sahade R, Dominguez C, Wasilowska A, Braun M, Hass HC, Torre L, Monien P, Hernando MP (2012): ESF-IMCOAST: an integrated multi-disciplinary study of coastal climate change effects in Western Antarctica. SCAR Open Science Conference 2012, Portland, United States.
  • Roberts SJ, Hodgson DA, Watcham EP, Bentley MJ, Monien P, Brumsack H-J, Pearson E, Juggins S, Taylor L, Manograsso Czalbowski NT, del Valle R. (2012): Reconstructing past environmental & relative sea level change on the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, from lake sediment and terrestrial records (2012). UK Antarctic Science Conference, Cambridge, UK (Poster).
  • Poigner H, Monien D, Monien P, Kriews M, Brumsack H-J, Wilhelms-Dick D, Abele D (2012): Element ratios between digestive gland and gill tissues of the Antarctic bivalve Laternula elliptica as a proxy for element uptake from different environmental sources. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2012, Vienna, Austria.
  • Poigner H, Monien P, Monien D, Brumsack H-J, Wilhelms-Dick D, Abele D (2012): Redox conditions in coastal sediments as a controlling factor of iron assimilation in the Antarctic bivalve Laternula elliptica. IMCOAST Workshop 2012, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Roberts SJ, Hodgson DA, Watcham EP, Monien P, Brumsack H-J, Pearson E, Juggins S, Taylor L, Manograsso Czalbowski NT, del Valle R (2012): Reconstructing past environmental & relative sea level change on the South Shetland Islands from lake sediment and terrestrial records. IMCOAST Workshop 2012, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Vázquez SC, Mac Cormack WP, Monien P, Jürgens J, Helmke E (2012): Response of bacterial soil communities to a small oil-spill at the Argentine base Jubany on King George Island (Antarctic). Int. Conference on Contaminants in Freezing Ground, Obergurgl, Austria (Poster).
  • Vázquez SC, Jürgens J, Monien P, Minetti RP, Mac Cormack WP, Helmke E (2012): Response of bacterial soil communities to a small diesel-spill at the Argentine station Carlini on King George Island (Antarctic). 14th Int. Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME), Copenhagen, Denmark (Poster).
  • Monien P, Watcham EP, Roberts SJ, Loftfield J, Hodgson DA, Bentley MJ, Schnetger B, Brumsack H-J (2011) A 9000-year history of climate change as recorded by ornithogenic lake sediments at Ardley Island (maritime Antarctica). INQUA 2011, Bern, Switzerland (Poster).
  • Monien P, Roberts SJ, Loftfield J, Watcham EP, Hodgson DA, Bentley MJ, Schnetger B, Brumsack H-J (2011): Penguin droppings vs. magmatic rocks: Evidence of Holocene climate variability as recorded by lake sediment geochemistry at Ardley Island (maritime Antarctic Peninsula). ISAES 2011, Edinburgh, UK.
  • Watcham EP, Bentley MJ, Hodgson DA, Monien P, Fretwell P, Lloyd J, Larter R (2011): A new relative sea level curve for the South Shetland Islands. ISAES 2011, Edinburgh, UK.
  • Roberts SJ, Hodgson DA, Verleyen E, Vyverman W, Bentley MJ, Watcham EP, Pearson E, Monien P, McCulloch MJ & University of Ghent project members (2011): Reconstructing Holocene climate change across the Polar Frontal Zone. ISAES 2011, Edinburgh, UK (Poster).
  • Monien P, Loftfield J, Roberts SJ, Schnetger B, Brumsack H-J (2010): Holocene paleoenvironmental changes at King George Island (maritime Antarctica) as recorded by lake sediment geochemistry. IMCOAST Workshop 2010, Cordoba, Argentina.
  • Hass HC, Kuhn G, Monien P, Wittenberg N, Wölfl A-C (2010): Periods of stronger and weaker meltwater discharge into Maxwell Bay (King George Island, Antarctica) during the past two Millenia. IMCOAST Workshop 2010, Cordoba, Argentina.
  • Kuhn G, Wittenberg N, Monien P, Hass HC (2010): Sedimentary and geochemical cycles in the Maxwell Bay cores. IMCOAST Workshop 2010, Cordoba, Argentina.
  • Abele D, Braun M, Dominguez C, Monien P, Wasiłowska A, Tatur A, Schloss IR, Hernando MP, Quartino L, Torre L, Sahade R, Philipp EER et al. (2010): Rapid climate related change at King-George Island: an interdisciplinary approach to coastal systems change. SCAR Open Science Conference 2010, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Hass HC, Kuhn G, Monien P, Brumsack H-J (2010): Late Holocene sedimentation processes in Maxwell Bay, King George Island, Antarctica. SCAR Open Science Conference 2010, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Poster).
  • Monien P, Schnetger B, Hass HC, Kuhn G, Brumsack H-J (2010): Geochemical characterization of Maxwell Bay sediments – evidence for late Holocene climate variability at King George Island, maritime Antarctica. SCAR Open Science Conference 2010, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Poster).
  • Hass HC, Kuhn G, Monien P, Brumsack H-J (2009): Late Holocene climate dynamics: A high-resolution sediment core from Maxwell Bay, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. American Geoscience Union, Fall Meeting 2009, San Francisco, United States (Poster).
  • Monien P, Hass HC, Kuhn G, Brumsack H-J (2009): Late Holocene climate variability at the Western Antarctic Peninsula as evidenced by geochemical proxies from coastal sediments. Workshop on the response of marine and terrestrial biota along the Western Antarctic Peninsula to climate change and the global context of the observed change, Madralin, Poland (Poster).