Key Research Interests and Expertise

  • development of compound-specific isotopic proxies for palaeohydrological and palaeoclimatic studies using modern terrestrial vegetation;
  • climate change during the Quaternary in western Europe;
  • experimental and field investigation of hydrogen isotope exchange between organic compounds and H2O in Cretaceous and Jurassic sediments;
  • application of molecular and stable isotope methodology for food authentication and traceability;
  • organic geochemical methods in forensic science.

Significant Publications

  • Laursen, K.H., Mihailova, A., Kelly, S.D., Epov, V.N., Bérail, S., Schjoerring, J.K., Donard, O.F.X., Larsen, E.H., Pedentchouk, N., Marca-Bell, A.D., Halekoh, U., Olesen, J.E., Husted, S. (2013) Is it really organic? - Multi-isotopic analysis as a tool to discriminate between organic and conventional plants. Food Chemistry, doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2013.05.068.
  • Adamski, N.M., Bush, M.S., Simmonds, J., Turner, A.S., Mugford, S.G., Jones, A., Findlay, K., Pedentchouk, N., von Wettstein-Knowles, P. and Uauy, C. (2013) The Inhibitor of wax 1 locus (Iw1) prevents formation of ?- and OH-?-diketones in wheat cuticular waxes and maps to a sub-cM interval on chromosome arm 2BS. The Plant Journal, doi: 10.1111/tpj.12185
  • Sevastyanov, V.S., Pedentchouk, N., Babulevich, N.E. and Galimov, E.M. (2012) New on-line methods for determining the deuterium/hydrogen composition of water and hydrocarbon gases using O2- ion-conducting solid electrolyte reactor. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry26, 2584-2590, doi: 10.1002/rcm.6377
  • Zech, M., Pedentchouk, N., Buggle, B., Leiber, K., Kalbitz, K., Marković, S.B., Glaser, B. (2011) Effect of leaf litter degradation and seasonality on D/H isotope ratios of n-alkane biomarkers. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta75, 4917-4928, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2011.06.006
  • Armstrong, H.A., Abbott, G.D., Turner, B.R., Makhlouf, I.M., Muhammad, A.B., Pedentchouk, N. & Peters, H. (2009) Black shale deposition in an Upper Ordovician–Silurian permanently stratified, peri-glacial basin, southern Jordan. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 273, 368–377,doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2008.05.005
  • Pedentchouk, N., Sumner, W., Tipple, B. and Pagani, M. (2008) ?13C and ?D compositions of n-alkanes from modern angiosperms and conifers: An experimental set up in central Washington State, USA.Organic Geochemistry, 39, 1066-1071, doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2008.02.005
  • Enders, S.K, Pagani, M., Pantoja, S., Baron, J.S., Wolfe, A.P., Pedentchouk, N. and Nunez, L. (2008) Compound-specific stable isotopes of organic compounds from lake sediments track recent environmental changes in an alpine ecosystem, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Limnology and Oceanography, 53, 1468-1478. 
  • Pagani, M., Pedentchouk, N., Huber, M., Sluijs, A., Schouten, S., Brinkhuis, H., Sinninghe Damsté, J. S., Dickens, G. R., and the IODP Expedition 302 Expedition Scientists (2006) Arctic’s hydrology during global warming at the Palaeocene/Eocene thermal maximum. Nature, 442, 671-675, doi:10.1038/nature05043
  • Sluijs, A., Schouten, S., Pagani, M., Woltering, M., Brinkhuis, H., Sinninghe Damsté, J. S., Dickens, G. R., Huber, M., Reichart, G.-J., Stein, R., Matthiessen, J., Lourens, L. J., Pedentchouk, N., Backman, J., Moran, K. and the Expedition 302 Scientists (2006) Subtropical Arctic Ocean temperatures during the Palaeocene/Eocene thermal maximum. Nature 441, 610-613, doi:10.1038/nature04668
  • Pedentchouk, N., Freeman, K.H., and Harris, N.B. (2006) Different response of ?D values of n-alkanes, isoprenoids and kerogen during thermal maturation. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 70, 2063-2072,doi:10.1016/j.gca.2006.01.013
  • Pedentchouk, N., Freeman, K.H., Harris, N.B., Clifford, D.J., and Grice K. (2004) Sources of alkylbenzenes in Lower Cretaceous lacustrine source rocks, West African rift basins. Organic Geochemistry, 35, 33-45, doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2003.04.001

Publications: EPrints Digital Repository

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