Willem Jan Zachariasse's research while affiliated with Utrecht University and other places

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This study describes the hydroclimate evolution of the eastern Mediterranean Basin during the early Messinian (7.2 to 6.5 Ma) time-interval based on analysis of a succession at Agios Myron (Crete, Greece), prior to the onset of the Messinian Salinity Crisis (5.96–5.33 Ma). Specifically, we report sea surface temperature and salinity reconstructions...
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The Agios Myron section in the NE of the Heraklion Basin on central Crete exposes a pre-evaporitic Messinian sequence of 24 sedimentary cycles of deep-marine homogeneous and laminated marls (sapropels). Planktonic foraminiferal biostratigraphy and ash layers show that the 24 cycles in section Agios Myron correlate to cycles M79 to M102 in the well-...
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Examination of the holotype of Globorotalia barisanensis Le Roy, 1939, has revealed that this species from the Middle Miocene of central Sumatra is non-keeled, contradicting the synonymizing of G. barisanensis with Globorotalia fohsi. Because the type sample is untraceable, we examined the available type specimens (holotype and eight paratypes), no...
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Reconciling regional continuity with local variability in structure, uplift and exhumation of the Timor orogen, (2017), Abstract Along-strike variations in orogenic development can be difficult to constrain. Resulting assumptions projecting similarity or variability along strike can lead to erroneous conclusions at the orogen scale. Young orogens p...
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The present study describes the Late Quaternary palaeoenvironmental evolution and the main palaeoceanographic changes of the Aegean Sea reconstructed using planktonic foraminifera. This approach, including Q-mode and R-mode cluster analyses, gives an insight into the relationships between sea surface environmental changes between north and south Ae...
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The chronology of the Late Miocene Mediterranean-Atlantic gateways through southern Iberia is a key issue to better understand the geodynamic processes that lead to the Messinian salinity crisis. The timing of the North Betic corridor continentalization has recently been constrained by integrated magnetobiostratigraphic dating of the La Lancha sect...
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SEM images of recently acquired specimens of Globigerina siakensis LeRoy, 1939, from near its type locality in Indonesia and other areas verify previous claims about the spinosity of the test wall and confirm assignment of the species to Paragloborotalia. Furthermore, they show that the species has straight intercameral sutures on the spiral side o...
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This paper provides new information on the Late Miocene small mammal assemblage from Plakias, which includes a re-evaluation of the rodents described in De Bruijn and Meulenkamp (Proceedings Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Series B, 75(1), 54–60, 1972) and a description of the rodents and insectivores collected in 2011. Combined...
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We present a new lithostratigraphy and chronology for the Miocene on central Crete, in the Aegean forearc. Continuous sedimentation started at ∼10.8 Ma in the E–W trending fluvio-lacustrine Viannos Basin, formed on the hangingwall of the Cretan detachment, which separates high-pressure (HP) metamorphic rocks from very low-grade rocks in its hanging...
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Marine outcrops of the Globigerina Limestone and Blue Clay formations on the Maltese Islands in the central Mediterranean document the middle Miocene climate transition between ∼15 and 13.5 million years ago. Here high-resolution benthic and planktic oxygen isotope records have been constructed for this enigmatic interval in Cenozoic climate evolut...
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The Paleogene sediments of the southwest Tarim Basin along the West Kunlun Shan in western China include the remnants of the easternmost extent of a large epicontinental sea. This shallow sea once extended across the Eurasian continent before it retreated westward and eventually separated as the Paratethys Sea. Climate modeling results suggest that...
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The Oligocene-Miocene was a time characterized by major climate changes as well as changing plate configurations. The Middle Miocene Climate Transition (17 to 11 Ma) may even have been triggered by a plate tectonic event: the closure of the eastern Tethys gateway, the marine connection between the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean. To address this ide...
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The GSSP of the Tortonian Stage, which per definition marks the base of the Tortonian and, hence, the boundary between the Serravallian and Tortonian Stages of the Middle and Upper Miocene Subseries, has recently been defined and ratified by the IUGS. The boundary stratotype-section is Monte dei Corvi (Italy) where the Tortonian GSSP is now formall...
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[1] Correlations between Arabian Sea organic carbon and GISP2 d18O records indicate a pronounced oxygen minimum zone (OMZ) during interstadials, whereas well-oxygenated conditions prevailed during stadials. Local deep winter mixing ventilated intermediate water during the coldest stadials, corresponding to North Atlantic Heinrich events. Here we sh...
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The northern Arabian Sea is at present characterized by a pronounced oxygen minimum ronc (OMZ) with oxygen concentrations reaching values as low as 2 ŠM between 150 and 1250 m. This intense mid-water OMZ results from high annual organic particle fluxes and a moderate rate of thermocline ventilation. Sediment studies have shown that the intensity of...
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Results are presented of an integrated stratigraphic (calcareous plankton biostratigraphy, cyclostratigraphy and magnetostratigraphy) study of the Serravallian/Tortonian (S/T) boundary section of Monte Gibliscemi (Sicily, Italy). Astronomical calibration of the sedimentary cycles provides absolute ages for calcareous plankton bio-events in the inte...
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The northern Arabian Sea is one of the few regions in the open ocean where thermocline water is severely depleted in oxygen. The intensity of this oxygen minimum zone (OMZ) has been reconstructed over the past 225,000 years using proxies for surface water productivity, water column denitrification, winter mixing, and the aragonite compensation dept...
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Hitherto unknown abundance peaks of left coiling (l.c.) Neogloboquadrina pachyderma from a Gulf of Lions piston core indicate that abrupt cold spells associated with Atlantic Heinrich events affected the Mediterranean. N. pachyderma (l.c.) is typical of (sub) polar waters in the open ocean. The southern edge of its glacial North Atlantic bioprovinc...
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Analysis of a (15 m long) sediment core recovered from the Murray Ridge (northern Arabian Sea) reveals a 225,000 year record of climate-induced variations in surface water productivity, mid-water ventilation, and dust input in the northern Arabian Sea. Productivity and dust input records closely resemble those from the Owen Ridge and Oman Margin. A...
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An astronomically calibrated timescale has recently been established [Hilgen, 1991, doi:10.1016/0012-821X(91)90082-S; doi:10.1016/0012-821X(91)90206-W] for the Pliocene and earliest Pleistocene based on the correlation of dominantly precession controlled sedimentary cycles (sapropels and carbonate cycles) in Mediterranean marine sequences to the pr...
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A high-resolution biochronology is presented for the Late Quaternary of the central Mediterranean. In the Late Pleistocene-Holocene successions three assemblage zones are distinguished on the basis of frequency patterns of planktic foraminifera. The age of these zones is determined by Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS)14C dating. The zonal boundar...

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... They can survive under high temperatures of 30 • C [15], and some relevant studies have been reported from both coastal and open oceans in tropical regions [16]. The high-temperature effects on the shell pore size and the density [17,18] and any changes in shell morphometry and size [19], can describe the evidence of the past marine sedimentary records in the ocean [20,21]. ...
... A calcification interval was inferred from 0 to 50 m of depth from sediment trap studies in the South China Sea (Lin et al., 2004), Java margin (Mohtadi et al., 2009), Gulf of Mexico (Richey et al., 2012;Thirumalai et al., 2014;Antonarakou et al., 2015;Richey et al., 2019), Mozambique Channel (Steinhardt et al., 2015) and the South China Sea (Ladigbolu et al., 2020) (Table 1). Despite the limitations of using surface sediments, the information obtained from δ 18 O values is reliable to infer water column conditions in recent and past times (Vasiliev et al., 2019;Metcalfe et al., 2020;Zachariasse et al., 2021). This is supported by the similarity of δ 18 O values from high-frequency (weekly or biweekly) records obtained from sediment traps and surface sediments in many regions of the world. ...
... During the Late Miocene and Early Pliocene, the arrival of the Australian continent into the trench shortened and uplifted the fore-arc domain (e. g., Harris, 1991;Fortuin et al., 1997;Hall and Smyth, 2008;Haig 2012;Tate et al., 2017, Miller et al., 2021. Its earliest manifestation, offshore eastern Sumba, is a northward tilting of the Tortonian sediments of the Kannanggar formation (Fortuin et al., 1992;1997;Fig. ...
... In particular, a high relative abundance of this species is concentrated in the area from the Menorca basin to the Sicily Channel, while not being present in the Adriatic Sea, and shows low abundances in the Alboran Sea and scattered areas of the Ionian Sea and in the Eastern Mediterranean [30]. Studies on planktonic foraminiferal assemblages over the last four millennia do not document the presence of this species in the Ionian Sea [78], the Adriatic Sea [79], the Aegean Sea [80][81][82][83], and the Levantine Sea [74,84]. Table 1). ...
... This species is very similar to Paragloborotalia siakensis, which has been considered a junior synonym by some authors (Bolli & Saunders, 1982Hilgen et al., 2000;Turco et al., 2001), whereas others diff erentiate between the two species (e.g. Blow, 1969;Kennett & Srinivasan, 1983;Iaccarino, 1985;Foresi et al., 1998Foresi et al., , 2001Foresi et al., , 2002aForesi et al., , 2002bTurco et al., 2002;Hilgen et al., 2003;Zachariasse & Sudijono, 2012). Although the recovered specimens in Canals are generally small and poorly preserved, some show features considered as distinctive of P. mayeri (e.g. ...
... However, the Cretan detachment operated at much shallower crustal levels and its weakness is thought to be related to evaporite deposits that lubricated the fault surface (Fassoulas et al., 1994;Jolivet et al., 1996;Ring and Reischmann, 2002). Furthermore, the Cretan detachment probably initiated as a normal fault above an extruding wedge in the early Miocene (Ring and Yngwe, 2018) as extension in Crete did not commence until about the middle Miocene (Ring et al., 2001b;van Hinsbergen et al., 2008). ...
... The oldest continental fauna from the area is that from Cortijo de la Piedra and dates from the early Vallesian (Martín-Suárez et al. 2012), but this fossil site is previous to the establishment of the Guadix-Baza Basin as an intramontane basin. The first continental sediments of the Guadix-Baza Basin were deposited at the end of the Miocene (Minwer-Barakat et al. 2009a, b, 2012aHüsing et al. 2010Hüsing et al. , 2012, formed during the Messinian Salinity Crisis. Among these sites are Negratín-1 (Minwer- Barakat et al. 2009a;Piñero et al. 2018a), Dehesas de Guadix (Hüsing et al. 2010), Rambla de Chimeneas-3 (Minwer- Barakat et al. 2009b), Pino Mojón and Bacochas-1 (Sesé 1989). ...
... Aragonite preservation seems to be also controlled by the intensity of the OMZ, being extremely weak during glacial periods of the reduced summer monsoon. In the Indian Ocean, OMZ depth is demarcated between 150 and 1200 m (Reichart et al., 2002;Sarkar and Gupta, 2009). The core locations being collected within the OMZ depth, the surface and deep-water conditions at Site U1467 were coupled during Pleistocene, which suggests pteropod populations were influenced by in situ changes in food availability and oxygen levels. ...
... The continuous northward movement of the India resulted in the full collision with the Eurasian continent, and the convergence rate between India and Eurasia decreased markedly at 45-40 Ma (Molnar and Stock, 2009). The India-Eurasia collision caused a series of paleogeographic changes (Fig. 9b), including the rapid northward migration of the southern margin of the TP (Gangdese Mountains) (Dupont-Nivet et al., 2010;Tan et al., 2010;Chen et al., 2014) and uplift of the central and southeast TP (Wang et al., 2008;Hoke et al., 2014;Lin et al., 2020;Xiong et al., 2020), closure of the Neotethys Sea (Scotese and Wright, 2018) and retreat of the Paratethys Sea (Bosboom et al., 2011). ...
... Bonneau, 1984) and locally transpression (e.g. Omalos transverse zone, Chatzaras et al., 2013); (ii) extensional deformation along arc-parallel, E-W trending detachment faults in the Middle Miocene, with hanging-wall motion to the north and south (Fassoulas et al., 1994;Papanikolaou and Vassilakis, 2010;Zachariasse et al., 2011); and (iii) Late Miocene-Quaternary transtensional deformation along high-angle normal and oblique normal faults that disrupt the older arc-parallel structures (Peterek and Schwarze, 2004;Caputo et al., 2010;Papanikolaou and Vassilakis, 2010;Vassilakis et al., 2022). ...