Publications

2018

Williams, B., McMahon, K., Barnes, S.*, Parks, D.*, Kim, E.*, Srebotnjak, T., and Etnoyer, P. Impact of skeletal heterogeneity and treatment method on interpretation of environmental variability from the skeletons of deep-sea gorgonian corals. In press in Chemical Geology. Available online:  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0009254117307003

McMahon, K.**, Williams, B., Guilderson, T.P., Glynn, D., and McCarthy, M. (2018) Calibrating amino acid δ13C and δ15N offsets between polyp and protein skeleton to develop proteinaceous deep-sea corals as paleoceanographic archives. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 220: 261-275, doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2017.09.048.

2017

Chan, P., Halfar, J., Hetzinger, S., Adey, W., Zack, T., Moore, G.W.K., Wortmann, U.G., Williams, B., and Hou, A. (2017) Multicentennial Record of Labrador Sea Primary Productivity and Sea-Ice Variability Archived in Coralline Algal Ba/Ca. Nature Communications. 15543, doi:10.1038/ncomms15543.

Williams, B., Halfar, J., DeLong, K.L., Smith, E.*, Steneck, R., Lebednik, P., Jacob, D.E., Fietzke, J., Moore, G.W.K. (2017) 20th century North Pacific decadal-scale variability is unique for the past 342 years. Geophysical Research Letters. 44: 3761–3769, doi:10.1002/2017GL073138.

Dassié, E.P., DeLong, K.L., Kilbourne, K.H., Williams, B., et al. (2017) Save our Marine Annually-Resolved Proxy Archives (MARPA)! EOS: 98, doi: 10.1029/2017EO068159.

2016

Williams, B., Thibodeau, B., Chikaraishi, Y., Ohkouchi, N., Walnum, A.*, Grottoli, A., and Colin, P. Investigating variations in primary productivity in the Tropical Pacific Ocean due to multi-decadal nitricline depth fluctuation. (2016) Limnology and Oceanography. 62: 399-407, doi: 10.1002/lno.10364.

Ng, J.*, Williams, B., Thompson, D., and Halfar, J. Developing a forward model of encrusting coralline algae. (2016) Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 194:279-290.

2015

Prouty, N.G., Roark, E.B., Andrews, A., Robinson, L., Hill, T., Sherwood, O., Williams, B., Guilderson, T., Fallon, S. (2017) Age, Growth Rates, and Paleoclimate Studies of Deep Sea Corals. In: Hourigan TF, Etnoyer PJ, Cairns SD, Tsao C-F (eds) The State of Deep-Sea Coral and Sponge Ecosystems of the United States. NOAA Technical Memorandum X. NOAA, Silver Spring, p 10-1 – 10-21. (available online in 2015)

Bougeois, L.*, Williams, B., Halfar, J., Konar, B., Adey, W., Kronz, A., and Wortmann, U. (2015) Does the coralline alga Leptophytum fecundum (Kjellman) capture paleoenvironmental variability in the Arctic Ocean? Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research. 47(20):167-179, doi: 10.1657/AAAR0014-061.

Carilli, J., Williams, B., Schöne, B. R., Krause, R. A., & Fallon, S. J. (2015). Historical Contaminant Records from Sclerochronological Archives. In Environmental Contaminants. Springer Netherlands. pg. 355-391, doi: 10.1007/978-94-017-9541-8_13.

2014

Williams, B., Halfar, J., DeLong, K., Hetzinger, S., Steneck, R.S., and Jacob, J.E. (2014) Multi-specimen and multi-site calibration of Aleutian coralline algae Mg/Ca to climate signals. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 139:190-20, doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2014.04.006.

Wang, X., Prokopenko, M., Sigman, D., Adkins, J.F., Robinson, L.F., Ren, H., Oleynik, S., Williams, B., and Haug, G. (2014) Isotopic composition of carbonate-bound organic nitrogen in deep-sea scleractinian corals: a new window into past biogeochemical change. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 400:243-250, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.05.048.

2013

Adey, W., Halfar, J., and Williams, B. (2013) Biological, physiological and ecological factors controlling clathrostrome formation and producing a precision Arctic/Subarctic marine climate archive: the calcified coralline genus Clathromorphum Foslie. Smithsonian Institution Contributions to the Marine Sciences. 40:1-40.

2012

Hönisch, B., Ridgwell, A., Schmidt, D.N., Thomas, E., Gibbs, S.J., Sluijs, A., Zeebe, R., Kump, L., Martindale, R., Greene, S., Kiessling, W., Ries, J., Zachos, J., Royer, D., Barker, S., Marchitto Jr, T.M., Moyer, R., Pelejero, C, Ziveri, P., Foster, G.L., and Williams, B. (2012) The geological record of ocean acidification. Science 335: 1058 – 1063, doi: 10.1126/science.1208277.

2011

Sinclair, D.J., Williams, B., Allard, G., Ghaleb, B., Ross, S.W., and Risk, M.J. (2011) Reproducibility of trace element profiles in a specimen of the deep-water Bamboo Coral Keratoisis sp. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 75(18): 5101 – 5121, doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2011.05.012.

Williams, B., and Grottoli, A.G. (2011) Solution and laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) measurements of Br, I, Pb, Mn, Cd, Zn, and B in the organic skeleton of soft corals and black corals. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 12, Q03011, doi:10.1029/2010GC003375.

Halfar, J., Williams, B., Hetzinger, S., Steneck, B., Lebednik, P.,Winsborough, C., Omar, G., and Chan, P. (2011) 225 years of Bering Sea climate and ecosystem dynamics archived by coralline algae. Geology 39: 579 – 582, doi: 10.1130/G31996.1.

Chan, P., Halfar, J., Williams, B., Hetzinger, S., Steneck, R., Zack, T., and Jacob, D. (2011), Freshening of the Alaska Coastal Current recorded by coralline algal Ba/Ca ratios. Journal of Geophysical Research 116(G1): G01032, doi:10.1029/2010JG001548.

Williams, B., Halfar, J., Steneck, R. S., Wortmann, U. G., Hetzinger, S., Adey, W., Lebednik, P., and Joachimski, M. (2011) Twentieth century δ13C variability in surface water dissolved inorganic carbon recorded by coralline algae in the northern North Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea. Biogeosciences 8: 165-174, doi: 10.5194/bg-8-165-2011.

Halfar, J., Hetzinger, S., Adey, W., Zack, T., Gamboa, G., Kunz, B., Williams, B., and Jacob, D. (2011) Coralline red algal growth increment widths archive North Atlantic climate variability. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 320: 71 – 80, doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2010.04.009.

2010

Williams, B., and Grottoli, A.G. (2010) Recent shoaling of the nutricline and thermocline in the western tropical Pacific. Geophysical Research Letters 37: L22601, doi:10.1029/2010GL044867.

Williams, B., and Grottoli, A.G. (2010) Variability in δ15N and δ13C values of alcyonacean and antipatharian corals from the western equatorial Pacific. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74(18): 5280 – 5288, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2010.06.026.

2007

Williams, B., Risk, M.J., Ross, S.W., and Sulak, K.J. (2007) Stable isotope records from deep-water antipatharians: 400-year records from the south-eastern coast of the United States of America. Bulletin of Marine Science 81(3):437 – 447.

Williams, B., Risk, M.J., Stone, R., Sinclair, D.J. and Ghaleb, B. (2007) Oceanographic changes in the Gulf of Alaska over the past century recorded in deep-water gorgonian corals. Marine Ecology Progress Series 335: 85 – 94, doi: doi:10.3354/meps335085.

2006

Sinclair, D.J., Williams, B., and Risk, M. (2006) Trace element “Vital Effects” – a ubiquitous feature of Scleractinian coral skeletons. Geophysical Research Letters 33, L17707, doi:10-102932006GL027183.

Williams, B., Risk, M.J., Ross, S.W., and Sulak, K.J. (2006) Deep-water Antipatharians: proxies of environmental change? Geology 34(9): 773 – 776, doi: 10.1130/G22685.1.

2005

Risk, M.J., Hall-Spencer, J., and Williams, B. (2005) Climate records from the Faroe-Shetland Trough using Lophelia pertusa (Linneaus, 1758). In: Freiwald, A., Robert, M. (eds) Cold-water Corals and Ecosystems, Erlangen, p 1097 – 1108, doi: 10.1007/3-540-27673-4_55.