This page contains a full list of my scholarly and professional publications, as well as invited presentations and conference abstracts.

Scholarly publications

2021

Van der Boon, A., Kuiper K. F., Van der Ploeg, R., Cramwinckel, M. J., Honarmand, M., Sluijs, A. & Krijgsman, W. Exploring a link between the Middle Eocene Climatic Optimum and Neotethys continental arc flare-up. Climate of the Past (2021).

2019

Van der Boon, A., Van der Ploeg, R., Cramwinckel, M. J., Kuiper K. F., Popov, S. V., Tabachnikova, I. P. & Krijgsman, W. Integrated stratigraphy of the Eocene-Oligocene deposits of the northern Caucasus (Belaya River, Russia): intermittent oxygen depleted episodes in the Peri-Tethys and Paratethys, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (2019).

Van der Ploeg, R.Boudreau, B. P., Middelburg, J. J. & Sluijs, A. Cenozoic carbonate burial along continental margins, Geology (2019).

Van der Ploeg, R. Balance and imbalance: a middle Eocene perspective on coupled carbon cycle and climate change, PhD Thesis (2019).

Boudreau, B. P., Middelburg, J. J., Sluijs, A. & Van der Ploeg, R. Secular Variations in the Carbonate Chemistry of the Oceans over the Cenozoic, Earth and Planetary Science Letters (2019).

Cramwinckel, M. J., Van der Ploeg, R., Bijl, P. K., Peterse, F., Bohaty, S. M., Röhl, U., Schouten, S., Middelburg, J. J. & Sluijs, A. Harmful algae and export production collapse in the equatorial Atlantic during the zenith of Middle Eocene Climatic Optimum warmth, Geology (2019).

2018

Cramwinckel, M. J., Huber, M., Kocken, I. J., Agnini, C., Bijl, P. K., Bohaty, S. M., Frieling, J., Goldner, A., Hilgen, F. J., Kip, E. L., Peterse, F., Van der Ploeg, R., Röhl, U., Schouten, S. & Sluijs, A. Synchronous tropical and polar temperature evolution in the Eocene, Nature 559, 382-386 (2018).

Van der Ploeg, R., Selby, D., Cramwinckel, M. J., Yang, L., Bohaty, S. M., Middelburg, J. J. & Sluijs, A. Middle Eocene greenhouse warming conditioned by diminished weathering feedback, Nature Communications 9, 2877 (2018).

Professional publications

Van der Ploeg, R. Plant diversity and floral change during the Paleozoic-Mesozoic transition. MSc Thesis, Utrecht University (2014).

Van der Ploeg, R. Hydrographical changes in the Mediterranean during marine isotope stages 7 – 8 (210 – 270 ka): Inferences from a high-resolution stable isotope study of ODP Site 968. BSc Thesis, Utrecht University (2012).

Invited presentations

Van der Ploeg, R., Balance and imbalance in the geological carbon cycle: a middle Eocene perspective. Yale University (2019).

Van der Ploeg, R., Selby, D., Cramwinckel,  M. J., Bohaty, S. M., Middelburg, J. J. & Sluijs, A. Volcanism, weathering and carbon cycle change during the Middle Eocene Climatic Optimum. Symposium for the PhD defense of Annique van der Boon (2017).

Van der Ploeg, R., Selby, D., Cramwinckel,  M. J., Bohaty, S. M., Middelburg, J. J. & Sluijs, A. Global warming and ocean acidification through diminished weathering feedback during the Middle Eocene Climatic Optimum. International Ocean Discovery Program Netherlands (IODP-NL) Annual Meeting (2016).

Conference abstracts

Only first-authored abstracts are listed.

Van der Ploeg, R., Cramwinckel, M. J., Leutert, T. J., Bohaty, S. M., Fokkema, C. D., Hidding R. J., Kocken, I. J., Meckler, A. N., Van der Meer, A. E., Middelburg, J. J., Müller, I. A., Peterse, F., Reichart, G.-J., Schouten, S., Sexton, P. F., Wilson, P. A., Ziegler, M., & Sluijs, A. Surface ocean warming and hydrographic change in the North Atlantic during the Middle Eocene Climatic Optimum. 13th International Conference on Paleoceanography (ICP, 2019).

Van der Ploeg, R., Cramwinckel, M. J., Kocken, I. J., Van der Meer, A. E., Müller, I. A., Ziegler, M., Leutert, T. J., Meckler, A. N., Sexton, P. F., Bohaty, S. M., Wilson, P. A., Peterse, F., Schouten, S., Reichart, G.-J., Middelburg, J. J. & Sluijs, A. A North Atlantic sea surface temperature reconstruction for the Middle Eocene Climatic Optimum. Goldschmidt (2018).

Van der Ploeg, R., Ziegler, M., Sexton, P. F., Cramwinckel, M. J., Bohaty, S. M., Middelburg, J. J. & Sluijs, A. A multiproxy sea surface temperature reconstruction of the Middle Eocene Climatic Optimum from the Newfoundland Drifts in the North Atlantic. Climatic and Biotic Events of the Paleogene (CBEP, 2017).

Van der Ploeg, R., Soetaert, K., Bohaty, S. M., Middelburg, J. J. & Sluijs, A. Towards quantitative reconstructions of element cycles for weathering and carbon cycle tracers across the Cenozoic. Goldschmidt (2017).

Van der Ploeg, R., Selby, D., Cramwinckel,  M. J., Bohaty, S. M., Middelburg, J. J. & Sluijs, A. Global warming and ocean acidification through diminished weathering feedback during the Middle Eocene Climatic Optimum. 49th American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting (2016).

Van der Ploeg, R., Selby, D., Cramwinckel,  M. J., Bohaty, S. M., Middelburg, J. J. & Sluijs, A. A reduced continental weathering feedback during the Middle Eocene Climatic Optimum (MECO)? 12th International Conference on Paleoceanography (ICP, 2016).

Van der Ploeg, R., Selby, D., Cramwinckel,  M. J., Bohaty, S. M., Middelburg, J. J. & Sluijs, A. Chemical weathering reconstructions for the Middle Eocene Climatic Optimum (MECO) based on osmium (Os) isotope variations. 13th Dutch Earth Sciences Conference (NAC, 2016).

Van der Ploeg, R., Bohaty, S. M., Middelburg, J. J. & Sluijs, A. Weathering response in a greenhouse world: The Middle Eocene Climatic Optimum (MECO). 12th Urbino Summer School in Paleoclimatology (USSP, 2015).