Organic Geochemistry


Organic geochemistry is a subclass of geochemistry that corresponds to the exploration and examination of organic matter (hydrocarbons and their derivatives) from the time of their formation to subsequent alterations in their composition and distribution, in the various geospheres of the Earth. Organic geochemistry also includes studying biological compounds such as carbohydrates, proteins, and lignin, which tend to be the raw materials for the production of organic matter, and the transformed products of such compounds by the action of bacteria, temperature, pressure, and other geological factors. Among such products are humus, coal, combustible shale, and petroleum.

The organic geochemistry of asphaltenes and occluded biomarkers

Lloyd R. Snowdon , John K. Volkman, Zhirong Zhang, Guoliang Tao, Peng Liu
Article first published online: 11 November 2015, DOI:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2015.11.005


Is organic pore development in gas shales influenced by the primary porosity and structure of thermally immature organic matter?

S.C. Löhr, E.T. Baruch, P.A. Hall, M.J. Kennedy
Article first published online: 5 August 2015, DOI:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2015.07.010


Joint toxicity of sediment-associated permethrin and cadmium to Chironomus dilutus: The role of bioavailability and enzymatic activities

Xin Chen, Huizhen Li, Jing You
Article first published online: 12 September 2015, DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2015.09.012


Biological effects of decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE209) and Pb on earthworm (Eisenia fetida) in a soil system

Jing Li, Wei Zhang, Lin Chen, Jun Liang, Kuangfei Lin
Article first published online: 25 September 2015, DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2015.09.034


Bacteriohopanepolyols in tropical soils and sediments from the Congo River catchment area

Charlotte L. Spencer-Jones, Thomas Wagner, Bienvenu J. Ding, Enno Schefuß, Paul J. Mann, John R. Poulsen, Robert G.M. Spencer, Jose N. Wabakanghanzi, Helen M. Talbot


Methodological comparison for quantitative analysis of fossil and recently derived carbon in mine soils with high content of aliphatic kerogen

Olga Vindušková, David Sebag, Guillaume Cailleau, Jiří Brus, Jan Frouz


A quantitative study of the degradation of whale bone lipids: Implications for the preservation of fatty acids in marine sediments

Katharina Liebenau, Steffen Kiel, David Vardeh, Tina Treude, Volker Thiel


Tracking soil organic carbon transport to continental margin sediments using soil-specific hopanoid biomarkers: A case study from the Congo fan (ODP site 1075)

0Martin P. Cooke, Helen M. Talbot, Thomas Wagner


Cyanobacterial bacteriohopanepolyol signatures from cultures and natural environmental settings

Helen M. Talbot, Roger E. Summons, Linda L. Jahnke, Charles S. Cockell, Michel Rohmer, Paul Farrimond


Organic geochemistry of the early Toarcian oceanic anoxic event in Hawsker Bottoms, Yorkshire, England

K.L. French, J. Sepúlveda, J. Trabucho-Alexandre, D.R. Gröcke, R.E. Summons


Controls by organic geochemistry trackers of secondary hydrocarbon accumulation during Neotectonic central uplift of the Tarim basin

Jin Sua, Haijun Yang, Yu Wang, Zhongyao Xiao, Bin Zhang, Xiaomei Wang, Lina Bi


Petrology and organic geochemistry of the lower Miocene lacustrine sediments (Most Basin, Eger Graben, Czech Republic)

Martina Havelcová, Ivana Sýkorová, Karel Mach, Hana Trejtnarová, Jaroslav Blažek


Response of Long Lake sediments to Antarctic climate: A perspective gained from sedimentary organic geochemistry and particle size analysis

Badanal Siddaiah Mahesh, Anish Kumar Warrier, Rahul Mohan, Manish Tiwari, Anila Babu, Aswathi Chandran, Rajesh Asthana, Rasik Ravindra


Source rock evaluation and organic geochemistry of Belayim Marine Oil Field, Gulf of Suez, Egypt

Mohamed Abu Al-Atta, Ghalib Ibrahim Issa, Mohammed A. Ahmed, Mohamed Mustafa Afife


Geochemistry of organic-rich river waters in Amazonia: Insights on weathering processes of intertropical cratonic terrain

Adriana Maria Coimbra Horbe, Anderson da Silva Lages, Jean-Sébastien Moquet, Roberto Ventura Santos, Patrick Seyler, Gerard Cochonneau


Organic geochemistry and petrology of Lower Cretaceous black shales in the Qiangtang Basin, Tibet: Implications for hydrocarbon potential

Ruofei Yang, Jian Cao, Guang Hu, Xiugen Fu


Geochemistry and organic petrography of Cretaceous sediments of the Calabar Flank, southeastern, Nigeria

B.O. Ekpo, U.J. Ibok, N. Essien, H. Wehner


Organic geochemistry of submarine canyons: The Portuguese Margin

Kostas Kiriakoulakis, Sabena Blackbird, Jeroen Ingels, Ann Vanreusel, George A. Wolff