Publications & Reports

Cook, M.C., Blank, J.G., Suzuki, S., Nealson, K.H., Morrill, P.L. (Submitted) A Geochemical Comparison of Three Terrestrial Sites of Serpentinization: the Tablelands, The Cedars, and Aqua de Ney. JGR Biogeosciences.

Cook, M.C., Blank, J.G., Suzuki, S., Nealson, K.H., Morrill, P.L. (Accepted) Assessing Geochemical Bioenergetics and Microbial Metabolisms at Three Terrestrial Sites of Serpentinization: the Tablelands (NL, CAN), The Cedars (CA, USA), and Aqua de Ney (CA, USA). JGR Biogeosciences.

Cumming, E.A., Rietze, A., Morrissey, L.S. , Cook, M.C., Rhim, J.H., Ono, S., and Morrill, P.L., (2019) Potential Sources of Dissolved Methane at the Tablelands, Gros Morne National Park, NL, CAN: a Terrestrial Site of Serpentinization Chemical Geology.

Cook, M.C., May, A., Kohl, L., Van Biesen, G., Parrish, C.C., and Morrill, P.L., (2018) The potential impact of hydrocarbons on mussels in Port au Port Bay, Newfoundland. Advances in Marine Biology, 81:1-22.

Fan, F., Morrill, P.L. , Husain, T., and Zhang, B., (2018) Isolation of nitrate-reducing bacteria from an offshore reservoir and the associated biosurfactant production. Royal Society of Chemistry Advances, 8, 26596-26609.

Suzuki, S. , Ishii, S. , Hoshino, T. , Rietze, A., Tenneya, A., Morrill, P.L., Inagakib, F. , Kuenen, J.G. , and Nealson, K.H., Unusual metabolic diversity of hyperalkaliphilic microbial communities associated with subterranean serpentinization at The Cedars. International Society of Microbial Ecology (ISME), 2017. 11: p. 2584-2598.

Slater, G., Cloutis, E., Morrill., P., Samson C., Whyte, L., Leveillé, R., Cowan, N., Doyen, R., Banerjee, N., Sherwood Lollar, B., Daly, M., Osinski, G., Pudritz, R., Herd C., Scott A., Goordial, J., Sapers, H., Brady, A., Pearce, B., and Ford, S. , Topical Teams Report on Planetary Exploration – Astrobiology, in Topical Teams Reports on Planetary Exploration 2017. 2017, Canadian Space Agency. p. 9-24.

Osinski, G., Sapers, H., Banerjee, N., Bouvier , A., Carroll, K., Cloutis, E., Daly, M., Flemming, R., Fulford, P., Ghafoor, N., Ghent, R.R., Herd C., Jellinek, M., Johnson, C., Léveillé, R., McCausland, P., Morrill, P., Neish, C., Ruel, S., Samson, C., Schmidt, M., D’Souza, I., Shieh, S., Stanley, S., Tait, K., Tornabene, L., Visscher, P., Withers, A., Whyte, L., Zanettli, M., Harrington, E., Hill, P., and Bethell, E. , Topical Teams Report on Planetary Exploration – Planetary Geology, Geophysics, and Prospecting, in Topical Teams Reports on Planetary Exploration 2017. 2017, Canadian Space Agency. p. 49-78.

Fan, F., Zhang, B., Morrill, P.L. , and Husain, T., Profiling of sulfate-reducing bacteria in an offshore oil reservoir using phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) biomarkers. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 2017. 228.

Fan, F., Zhang, B., and Morrill, P.L. , Phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) analysis for profiling microbial communities in offshore produced water. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 2017. 122(1-2): p. 194-206.

Morrissey, L. and Morrill, P.L., Flux of diffuse methane release and carbon dioxide sequestration at Winterhouse Canyon, Gros Morne, Newfoundland, Canada; a site of continental serpentinization. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 2016. 54(3): p. 257-262.

Kohl, L., Cumming, E. , Cox, A. , Rietze, A. , Morrissey, L. , Lang, S.Q. , Richter, A., Suzuki, S., Nealson, K.H. , and Morrill, P.L., Exploring the metabolic potential of microbial communities in ultra-basic, reducing springs at The Cedars, CA, US: Experimental Eevidence of microbial methanogenesis and heterotrophic acetogenesis. JGR Biogeosciences 2016. 121(4): p. 1203-1220.

Wang, D. T., Gruen, D. S., Sherwood Lollar, B. , Seewald, J. S., Morrill, P.L., Delwiche, K., Reeves, E.P., Hristov, A.N., Kubo, M.D., Pohlman, J.W., Sutcliffe, C.N., Ritter, D.J. , Stewart, L.C., Konneke, M., Hinrichs, K., Holden, J.F., McIntosh, J.C., Hemond, H.F., Cardace, D., Hoehler, T.M. , and Ono, S., Clumped isotopologue fingerprinting of methane sources in the environment. Science, 2015. 348(6233): p. 428-431.

Kohl, L. , Laganière, J., Billing, S. , Edward, K., VanBiesen, G. , Morrill, P.L. , and Ziegler, S., Distinct fungal and bacterial ?13C signatures as potential drivers of increasing ?13C of soil organic matter with depth Biogeochemistry, 2015. 124: p. 13-26.

Suzuki, S. , Kuenen, J.G. , Schipper, K. , van der Velde, S. , Ishii, S., Wu, A. , Sorokin, D.Y., Tenney, A. , M.X., Ying, Morrill, P.L. , Kamagata, Y. , Muyzer, G. , and Nealson, K.H., Physiological and genomic features of highly alkaliphlic hydrogen-utilizing Betaproteobacteria inhabiting continental serpentinizing ecosystems. Nature Communications, 2014. 5: p. 3900.

Morrill, P.L., Szponar, N., Johnston, M., Marvin, C., and Slater, G., Deciphering Microbial Carbon Substrates in PAH Contaminated Sediments using Phospholipid Fatty Acids, and Compound Specific ?13C and ?14C. Organic Geochemistry, 2014. 69: p. 76-87.

Morrill, P.L., Brazelton, W.J., Kohl, L., Rietze, A., Miles, S., Kavanagh, H., Schrenk, M.O., Ziegler, S., and Lang, S.Q., Investigations of potential microbial methanogenic and carbon monoxide utilization pathways in ultra-basic reducing springs associated with present-day continental serpentinization: the Tablelands, NL, CAN. Frontiers in Microbiology, 2014. 5(613): p. 1-13.

Szponar, N., Brazelton, W.J. , Schrenk, M.O. , Bowerc, D.M. , Steele, A. , and Morrill, P.L., Geochemistry of a continental site of serpentinization in the Tablelands ophiolite, Gros Morne National Park: a Mars analogue. ICARUS, 2013.

Morrill, P.L., Kuenen, J.G. , Johnson, O.J., Ishii, S. , Rietch, A., Sessions, A., Fogel, M.L. , and Nealson, K.H., Geochemistry and geobiology of a present-day serpentinization site in California: The Cedars Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2013. 109: p. 222-240.

DeBond, N. , Fogel, M.L., Morrill, P.L., Benner, R., Bowden, R. , and Ziegler, S. , Variable delta-D values amoung major biochemicals in plants: implications for environmental studies. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2013. 111: p. 117-127.

Brazelton, W.J. , Morrill, P.L., Szponar, N., and Schrenk, M.O. , Bacterial communities associated with subsurface geochemical processes in continental serpentinite springs. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2013. 79(13): p. 3906-3916.

Morrill, P.L., The Tablelands Ophiolite Massif: an analogue site for sourcing methane on Mars. 2012, Geological Association of Canada: Planetary Matters.

Mysen, B.O. , Cody, G.D., Morrill, P.L. , and Fogel, M.L., Solution Behavior of reduced C-O-H Volatiles in Silicate Melts at high Pressure and Temperature. . Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2009. 73: p. 1696–1710.

Morrill, P.L., Sleep, B.E., Seepersad, D.J., McMaster, M. , Hood, E.D., LeBron, C., Major, D.W. , Edwards, E.A., and Sherwood Lollar, B., Variations in expression of carbon isotope fractionation of chlorinated ethene during biologically enhanced PCE dissolution close to a course zone. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 2009. 110: p. 60-71.

Sleep, B.E., Seepersad, D.J., Heidorn, C.H., Hrapovic, L., Morrill, P.L., Kaigo, M., McMaster, M. , Hood, E.D., LeBron, C., Major, D.W. , Sherwood Lollar, B., and Edwards, E.A., Biological Enhancement of Tetrachloroethene Dissolution and Associated Microbial Community Changes. Environmental Science & Technology, 2006. 40: p. 3623-3633.

Morrill, P.L., Sleep, B., Slater, G.F., Edwards, E.A., and Sherwood Lollar, B., Evaluation of Isotopic Enrichment Factors for the Biodegradation of Chlorinated Ethenes Using a Parameter Estimation Model: Towards an Improved Quantification of Biodegradation. Environmental Science & Technology, 2006. 40: p. 3886-3892.

Morrill, P.L., Lacrampe-Couloume, G., Slater, G., Sleep, B., Edwards, E.A., McMaster, M., Major, D.W., and Sherwood Lollar, B., Quantifying chloroethene mass degraded during reductive dechlorination using stable carbon isotopes at Kelly AFB: Comparison to concentration-derived estimates. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 2005. 76: p. 279-293.

Chartrand, M.M.G., Morrill, P.L., Lacrampe-Couloume, G., and Sherwood Lollar, B., Stable isotope evidence for biodegradation of chlorinated ethenes at a fractured bedrock site. Environmental Science & Technology, 2005. 39: p. 4848-4856.

Morrill, P.L., Lacrampe-Couloume, G., and Sherwood Lollar, B., Dynamic headspace: A single-step extraction for isotopic analysis of ug/L concentrations of dissolved chlorinated ethenes. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 2004. 18: p. 595-600.