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J. Moldowan

Cynthia L. Gori
Title:Professor (Research) Emeritus
Primary Affiliation:Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences
Office Location:Green Earth Sci.  201
Phone:650-725-0913
Fax:650-723-8489
E-mail:moldowan@stanford.edu

Research

The history of life on Earth can be studied in the fossil record and in the chemical fossil record. In our research we study molecular fossils, biomarkers that can provide evolutionary and paleoenvironmental information from the organic component of sediments and petroleum. Current research foci include correlating fossil and molecular fossil records, understanding paleoenvironments and global change, determining the degree of thermal evolution of organic matter, and understanding petroleum biodegradation mechanisms. Our interests also lie in applications of organic geochemistry to understanding sedimentary basins, petroleum systems and reservoir architecture, and to environmental problems related to petroleum.

Teaching

I teach courses related to the subject matter of my research. The technology and its application in aspects of etroleum exploration and production, environmental analysis, and archeological aspects are introduced in the lecture course, Petroleum Geochemistry in Environmental and Earth Science. For those students interested in applying molecular geochemistry in their thesis research I teach a follow-up course called Laboratory Methods in Organic Geochemistry.

Professional Activities

In the past five years I have been invited to lecture at thirteen international congresses, including several keynote nd plenary lectures. In addition, I have delivered twelve short courses, workshops, and seminars outside of Stanford. My career publications in refereed journals have surpassed the century mark, and include five books, three of which are currently used widely as both text and reference books, and are considered (arguably) the most comprehensive treatise on biomarker geochemistry.

Education

  • 1972 | Ph.D., Chemistry, The University of Michigan
  • 1968 | B.S., Chemistry, Wayne State University

Professional Experience

  • 1993 – Present | Professor (Research), Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences, Stanford University
  • 1991 | Section Supervisor, Biomarker Group, Chevron Oil Field Research Co.
  • 1986 | Group Leader, Biomarker Group, Chevron Oil Field Research Co.
  • 1985 | Senior Research Associate, Chevron Oil Field Research Co.
  • 1980 | Senior Research Chemist, Chevron Oil Field Research Co.
  • 1974 | Research Chemist, Chevron Oil Field Research Company, Richmond, California
  • 1972 | Post Doctoral Associate, The University of Michigan
  • 1972 | Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

Honors & Awards

  • 1997 | Co-author of top award winning student paper at 1997 AAPG National Meeting
  • 1991 | Chevron Oil Field Research Co., Recognition Award
  • 1990 | Chevron Oil Field Research Co. Recognition Award
  • 1990 | Best Paper Published in Organic Geochemistry, Organic Geochemistry Division, Geological Society of America
  • 1979 | Best Paper Published in Organic Geochemistry, Organic Geochemistry Division, Geological Society of America
  • 1972 | National Institutes of Health, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1968 | National Science Foundation, Undergraduate Research Award

Professional Activities

  • 2007 | Invited speaker, Workshop on Biodegradation and Heavy Oils, Genesis, Processes and Exploratory Implications, Bogotá, Colombia, October 22-24, 2007
  • 2007 | Invited speaker, Joint Workshop on Rapid Environmental/Climate Change in the Cretaceous Greenhouse World: Ocean-Land Interaction; Deep Terrestrial Scientific Drilling Project of the Cretaceous Songliao Basin, Daqing, China, August 28-30, 2007.
  • 2007 | Invited lecture, 23rd International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry, Torquay, UK, September 9-14, 2007
  • 2006 | Invited lecture, Daqing Petroleum Company, Daqing, China, September 11th.
  • 2006 | Invited Short Course, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, November 13-16.
  • 2006 | Invited lecture, Latin American Congress on Organic Geochemistry, Salvador, Brazil, November 8th.
  • 2006 | Invited keynote speaker, Workshop on Cretaceous Oceanic Red Beds, Beijing, September 4th.
  • 2006 | Invited short course, Chinese Union of Geoscience, Beijing, September 2nd.
  • 2006 | Invited seminar on environmental applications of molecular geochemistry, sponsored by Norwest Laboratories, Edmonton and Calgary, February 20 and 27.
  • 2005 | Invited Key Note Lecture, Goldschmidt Conference, Moscow Idaho, May 20-25.
  • 2005 | Invited Technical School, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro & Petrobras, October 3-7.
  • 2005 | Invited lecture, 22nd International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry, Seville, Spain, September 12 - 16, 2005
  • 2005 | Invited speaker, 229th ACS National Meeting, March 13-17, San Diego
  • 2005 | Invited Technical School, Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela, February 1-2
  • 2005 | Invited technical course and workshop, Japan Oil, Gas and Minerals Exploration Corporation, February 28-March 4, 2005.
  • 2004 | Scientific committee delegate, AAAPG-2004 International Meeting, Beijing, China, October 2004
  • 2004 | Invited Technical School, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro & Petrobras, September 8-10.
  • 2004 | Invited speaker, AAPG International Conference and Exhibition, Cancun, Mexico, October 24-27, 2004
  • 2004 | Invited Key Note Speaker, 6th International Conference on Petroleum Geochemistry and Exploration in the Afro-Asian Region, Beijing, China, 12-14 October, 2004
  • 2004 | Invited speaker, 9th Latin American Congress on Organic Geochemistry, Merida, Mexico, December 5-9, 2004
  • 2003 | Invited lectures, 225th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 23-27, New Orleans
  • 2003 | Invited lecture, Technical Exchange Meeting, April 28-30, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  • 2003 | Invited speaker, 21st International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry, September 8-12, Krakow, Poland
  • 2003 | Invited course, High Resolution Geochemical Technologies And Their Application to Petroleum Exploration, November 4-6, Federal Univeristy of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2002 | Invited participant (with invited student lecture and posters), Gordon Research Conference on Organic Geochemistry, Plymouth, NH, July 28-Aug 2, 2002.
  • 2002 | Invited technical course and workshop, Japan National Oil Corporation, February 18-22, 2002.
  • 2002 | Invited speaker, 8th Latin American Congress on Organic Geochemistry, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, October 20-24th, 2002
  • 2001 | Invited visiting scholar, Universit Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France, Sept 17-28.
  • 2001 | Invited speaker, 20th International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry, Sept 10-14, Nancy, France.
  • 2001 | Invited Technical School, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro & Petrobrs, July 9-13.
  • 2001 | Invited Speaker, National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, April 1-5, Symp. on Biogeochemistry of Terrestrial Organic Matter.
  • 2000 | Invited Technical School, ICP/Ecopetrol, Bucaramanga, Colombia, Dec. 11
  • 2000 | Invited Technical School, Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing China, November 3
  • 2000 | Invited Speaker, 7th Latin American Congress on Organic Geochemistry, Foz do Iguau, Brazil, October 22-25
  • 2000 | Convenor and invited keynote speaker, 31st International Geological Congress, Rio de Janeiro, August 6-17
  • 2000 | Invited Speaker, Workshop on Life Detection, NAS Space Studies Board and Board on Biology, Carnegie Institution of Washington, April 25-26
  • 2000 | Symposium organizer, American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, March 26-31
  • 2000 | Invited Participant, Biosignatures Workshop, sponsored by NASA, University of California, San Diego, March 1-3
  • 1999 | Invited Technical School, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro & Petrobrs, Mar. 29-Apr. 1
  • 1999 | Invited Seminars on Recognizing Life and Its Evolution Through Molecular Fossils: University of California at Davis, Geology Department, Feb. 24; Ohio State University, Departments of Chemistry and Geological Sciences, Mar. 9-10; Stanford University, D
  • 1999 | Invited Speaker, National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Mar. 21-25, Symp. on Application of Geochemical Techniques to the Detection of Extraterrestrial Life
  • 1999 | Invited Participant and Speaker, Harvard Conference on the Search for Life on Europa, Mar. 12-13
  • 1999 | Invited Speaker, Stanford Krauskopf Symposium, Stanford University, Dec. 11-12
  • 1999 | Invited Participant and Speaker, National Research Council, Committee on Planetary and Lunar Exploration, Nov. 1-5
  • 1999 | Invited Workshop, ICP/Ecopetrol, Bucaramanga, Colombia, Dec. 6-7
  • 1998 | Invited Speaker, Latin American Congress on Organic Geochemistry, Margarita Island, Venezuela, October 18-21
  • 1998 | Invited Speaker, Martian Meteorite Workshop, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, November 2-4
  • 1998 | Invited Short Course, International Meeting of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Rio de Janeiro, November 8-11
  • 1998 | Invited Speaker, International Meeting of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Rio de Janeiro, November 8-11
  • 1997 | Invited Keynote Paper, Hedberg Research Symposium, Rio de Janeiro, November 16-19
  • 1997 | Invited Speaker, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, October 20-23
  • 1997 | Invited Special Course, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, November 9-13
  • 1995 – 2007 | Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Organic Geochemistry

Courses Taught

  • 2011 (Spring) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2011 (Winter) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2010 (Winter) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2010 (Winter) | GES 249 Petroleum Geochemistry [Enrolled 4]
  • 2009 (Summer) | GES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2009 (Spring) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2009 (Spring) | GES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2009 (Winter) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2009 (Winter) | GES 249 Petroleum Geochemistry [Enrolled 7]
  • 2009 (Winter) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2009 (Winter) | GES 249 Petroleum Geochemistry [Enrolled 1]
  • 2009 (Winter) | GES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2008 (Spring) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2008 (Spring) | GES 260 Organic Chemistry Lab [Enrolled 3]
  • 2008 (Fall) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2008 (Summer) | GES 385 Practical Experience [Enrolled 2]
  • 2008 (Summer) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2007 (Fall) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2007 (Winter) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Spring) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Winter) | GES 249 Petroleum Geochemistry [Enrolled 2]
  • 2007 (Fall) | GES 299 Field Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Fall) | GES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2007 (Fall) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2006 (Summer) | GES 801 TGR Project [Enrolled 1]
  • 2006 (Summer) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2006 (Spring) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2006 (Winter) | GES 249 PETROLEUM GEOCHEMISTRY [Enrolled 2]
  • 2006 (Winter) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2006 (Fall) | GES 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2006 (Fall) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2005 (Spring) | GES 260 Organic Geochemistry Lab [Enrolled 3]
  • 2005 (Spring) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2005 (Fall) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2005 (Winter) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2005 (Summer) | GES 400 Graduate Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2005 | GES 802 (WIN) TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2005 | GES 249 Petroleum Geochemistry [Enrolled 3]
  • 2005 | GES 802 (AUT) TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 2]
  • 2004 | GES 400 (SUM) Graduate Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2004 | GES 399 (SPR) Advanced Projects [Enrolled 1]
  • 2004 | GES 802 (SUM) TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 2]
  • 2004 | GES 802 (SPR) TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 2]
  • 2004 | GES 260 Organic Geochemistry Lab [Enrolled 1]
  • 2004 | GES400 (WIN) Graduate Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2004 | GES802 (WIN) TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 2]
  • 2003 | GES399 (AUT) Advanced Projects [Enrolled 1]
  • 2003 | GES802 (AUT) TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 2]
  • 2003 | GES400 (SUM) Graduate Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2003 | GES802 (SUM) TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 3]
  • 2003 | GES802 (SPR) TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 2]
  • 2003 | GES399 (SPR) Advanced Projects [Enrolled 1]
  • 2003 | GES801 (SPR) TGR Project [Enrolled 1]
  • 2003 | GES399 (WIN) Advanced Projects [Enrolled 1]
  • 2003 | GES400 (WIN) Graduate Research [Enrolled 1]
  • 2003 | GES801 (WIN) TGR Project [Enrolled 1]
  • 2003 | GES802 (WIN) TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2003 | GES260 Laboratory Methods in Organic Geochemistry [Enrolled 4]
  • 2003 | GES249 Biological Markers [Enrolled 4]
  • 2002 | GES802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 3]
  • 2002 | GES801 TGR Project [Enrolled 4]
  • 2002 | GES363 Problems in Organic Geochemistry [Enrolled 2]
  • 2002 | GES463, 469 Research [Enrolled 9]
  • 2002 | GES249 Biological Markers [Enrolled 3]
  • 2002 | GES260 Laboratory Methods in Organic Geochemistry [Enrolled 7]
  • 2001 | GES801 TGR Project [Enrolled 2]
  • 2001 | GES363 Problems in Organic Geochemistry [Enrolled 1]
  • 2001 | GES463 Research in Organic Geochemistry [Enrolled 7]
  • 2001 | GES260 Laboratory Methods in Organic Geochemistry [Enrolled 4]
  • 2001 | GES249 Biological Markers [Enrolled 1]
  • 2000 | GES463 Problems in Organic Geochemistry [Enrolled 2]
  • 2000 | GES260 Lab Methods in Organic Geochemistry [Enrolled 10]
  • 2000 | GES363 Problems in Organic Geochemistry [Enrolled 3]
  • 2000 | GES 249 Application of Biological Markers to Understanding Petroleum Systems [Enrolled 5]
  • 1999 | GES463 Research in Organic Geochemistry [Enrolled 2]
  • 1999 | GES 249 Application of Biological Markers to Understanding Petroleum Systems [Enrolled 5]
  • 1998 | GES463 Research in Organic Geochemistry [Enrolled 6]
  • 1998 | GES 249 Application of Biological Markers to Understanding Petroleum Systems [Enrolled 5]

Publications

  • 2007* | Wei, Z.; Moldowan, J.M.; Fago, F.; Dahl, J.E.; Cai, C.; Peters, K.E. Origins of Thiadiamondoids and Diamondoidthiols in Petroleum. Energy & Fuels 21, 3431-3436.
  • 2007* | Wei, Z.; Moldowan, J.M.; Zhang, S.; Hill, R.; Jarvie, D.M.; Wang, H.; Song, F.; Fago, F. Diamondoid hydrocarbons as a molecular proxy for thermal maturity and oil cracking: Geochemical models from hydrous pyrolysis. Organic Geochemistry 38, 227-249.
  • 2007* | Summons, R.E.; Albrecht, P.; McDonald, G.; Moldowan, J.M. Molecular biosignatures. Space Science Reviews: Strategy for Life Detection, Special Issue, Springer, Netherlands (published online, printed version in press)
  • 2006* | Wei, Z.; Moldowan, J.M.; Jarvie, D.M.; Hill, R. The Fate of Diamondoids in coals and sedimentary rocks. Geology 34, 1013-1016.
  • 2006* | Wei, Z.; Moldowan, J.M.; Dahl, J.; Goldstein, T.P.; Jarvie, D.M. The catalytic effects of minerals on the formation of diamondoids from kerogen macromolecules. Organic Geochemistry 37, 1421-1436.
  • 2006* | Taylor, D.W.; Li, H.; Dahl, J.; Fago, F.J.; Zinniker, D.; Moldowan, J.M. Biogeochemical evidence for the presence of the angiosperm molecular fossil oleanane in Paleozoic and Mesozoic non-angiospermous fossils. Paleobiology 32(2), 179-190.
  • 2006* | Wei, Z.; Moldowan, J.M.; Paytan, A. Diamondoids and molecular biomarkers generated from modern sediments in the absence and presence of minerals during hydrous pyrolysis. Organic Geochemistry 37, 891-911.
  • 2006* | Hanson, A.D.; Ritts, B.D.; Moldowan, J.M. Organic geochemistry of oil and source rock strata in the Ordos basin, north-central China. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin 91, 1273-1293.
  • 2005* | Fildani, A.; Hanson, A.D.; Chen, Z.; Moldowan, J. M.; Graham, S.A.; Arriola, P.R. Geochemical characteristics of oil and source rocks and implications for petroleum systems, Talara basin, northwest Peru. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulle
  • 2005* | Theissen, K.M.; Zinniker, D.A.; Moldowan, J.M.; Dunbar, R.B.; Rowe, H.D. Pronounced occurrence of long-chain alkenones and dinosterol in a 25,000-year lipid molecular fossil record from Lake Titicaca, South America. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 69, 6
  • 2005* | Peters, K.K., Walters, C.C. and Moldowan, J.M., "The Biomarker Guide, 2nd Edition. II. Biomarkers and Isotopes in Petroleum Exploration and Earth History", Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 679 pages.
  • 2005* | Peters, K.K., Walters, C.C. and Moldowan, J.M., "The Biomarker Guide, 2nd Edition. I. Biomarkers and Isotopes in the Environment and Human History", Cambridge University Press, 471 pages.
  • 2004* | Damste, J. S. Sinninghe; Muyzer, G.; Abbas, B.; Rampen, S. W.; Masse, G.; Allard, W. G.; Belt, S. T.; Robert, J.-M.; Rowland, S. J.; Moldowan, J. M.; Barbanti, S. M.; Fago, F. J.; Denisevich, P.; Dahl, J.; Trindade, L. A. F.; Schouten, S. The Rise of the
  • 2004* | Greene, T.J., Zinniker, D., Moldowan, J.M., Cheng Kemming, and Su Aiguo, Controls of oil family distribution and composition in nonmarine petroleum systems: a case study from the Turpan-Hami Basin, Northwestern China. American Association of Petroleum Geo
  • 2003* | Dahl, J.E.P., Moldowan, J.M., Peakman, T.M., Clardy, J., Lobkovsky, E., Olmstead, M.M., May, P.W., Davis T.J., Steeds, J.W., Peters, K.E., Pepper, A., Ekuan, A., and Carlson, R.M.K., Isolation and Structure Proof of the Large Diamond Molecule, Cyclohexa
  • 2003* | Johnson, C.L., Greene, T.J., Zinniker, D.A., Moldowan, J.M., Hendrix, M.S., Carroll, A.R. Geochemical characteristics and correlation of oil and nonmarine source rocks from Mongolia. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin 87(5), 817-846.
  • 2002* | Zhang Shuichang, Moldowan, J.M., Li, M., Bian Lizeng, Zhang Baomin, Wang Feiyu, He Zhonghua, and Wang Darui, The abnormal distribution of the molecular fossils in the pre-Cambrian and Cambrian: its biological significance. Science in China (Series D) 45,
  • 2002* | Moldowan, J.M. and Jacobson, S.R., Chemical signals for early evolution of major taxa: biosignatures and taxon-specific biomarkers. Frontiers in Geochemistry: Konrad Krauskopf Volume 2. Organic, Solution, and Ore Deposit Geochemistry. W.G. Ernst, ed., Bel
  • 2002* | Rangel, A., Moldowan, J.M., Nio, C., Parra, P., and Giraldo, B.N., Umir Formation: Organic geochemical and stratigraphic assessment as cosource for Middle Magdalena basin oil, Colombia. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin 86, 2069-2087.
  • 2002 | Moldowan, J. M., Biomarkers and biosignatures of fossil organic compounds. In, Signs of Life, A Report Based on the April 2000 Workshop on Life Detection Techniques. The National Research Council of the National Academies, Space Studies Board. National Ac
  • 2001* | Mello, M.R., Moldowan, J.M., Dahl, J. and Requejo, A.G., Petroleum geochemistry applied to petroleum system investigation. In Petroleum Systems of South Atlantic Margins: AAPG Memoir 73 (M.R. Mello and B.J. Katz, eds.) p. 41-52.
  • 2001* | Alberdi, M., Moldowan, J.M., Peters, K.E., and Dahl, J.E., Stereoselective biodegradation of tricyclic terpanes in heavy oil from the Bolivar Coastal Fields, Venezuela. Organic Geochemistry 32, 181-191.
  • 2001* | Hanson, A.D., Ritts, B.D., Zinniker, D., and Moldowan, J.M., Upper Oligocene lacustrine source rocks and petroleum systems of the northern Qaidam Basin, northwest China. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin 85, 601-609.
  • 2001* | Moldowan, J.M., Jacobson, S.R., Dahl, J. Al-Hajji, A., Huizinga, B.J., and Fago, F.J., Molecular fossils demonstrate Precambrian origin of dinoflagellates. In Ecology of the Cambrian Radiation, Zhuravlev, A. and Riding, R. (eds.), Columbia University Pre
  • 2000 | Moldowan, J. M. Trails of life. Chemistry in Britain, p. 34-37.
  • 2000* | Moldowan, J.M. and Jacobson, S.R., Chemical signals for early evolution of major taxa: biosignatures and taxon-specific biomarkers. International Geology Review, v. 42, p. 805-812.
  • 2000* | Zhang, S.C., Hanson, A.D., Moldowan, J.M., Graham, S.A., Liang, D.C., Chang, E., and Fago, F., Paleozoic oil-source rock correlation in the Tarim Basin, NW China. Organic Geochemistry v. 31, p. 273-286.
  • 2000* | Hanson, A.D., Zhang, S.C., Moldowan, J.M., Liang, D.G., and Zhang, B.M., Molecular organic geochemistry of the Tarim Basin, Northwest China. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 84, p. 1109-1128.
  • 2000* | Talyzina, N.M., Moldowan, J.M., Johannisson, A., Fago, F.J., Affinities of Early Cambrian acritarchs studied by using microscopy, fluorescence flow cytometry and biomarkers. Review of Paleobotany and Palynology, v. 108, p. 37-53.
  • 1999 | Moldowan, J.M., Biomarkers. In McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology 2000, p. 36-39.
  • 1999* | Dahl, J.E., Moldowan, J.M., Peters, K.E., Claypool, G.E., Rooney, M.A., Michael, G.E., Mello, M.R., and Kohnen, M.L., Diamondoid hydrocarbons as indicators of natural oil cracking. Nature, v. 399, p. 54-57.
  • 1999* | Hou, D., Wang, T., Kong, Q., Feng, Z., Moldowan, J.M., Distribution and characterization of C31 steranes from Cretaceous sediments and oils, Songliao Basin, China. Chinese Science Bulletin v. 44, p. 560-563.
  • 1999* | Dzou, L.I., Holba, A.G., Ram?n, J.C., Moldowan, J.M., and Zinniker, D., Application of new diterpane biomarkers to source, biodegradation and mixing effects on central Llanos Basin oils, Colombia. Organic Geochemistry, v. 30, p. 515-534.
  • 1999* | Ritts, B.D., Hanson, A.D., Zinniker, D., Moldowan, J.M. Lower-Middle Jurassic nonmarine source rocks and petroleum systems of the northern Qaidam basin, NW China. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 83, p. 1980-2005.
  • 1998* | Moldowan, J.M. and Talyzina, N.M., Biogeochemical evidence for dinoflagellate ancestors in the Early Cambrian. Science 281, p. 1168-1170.
  • 1998* | Holba, A.G., Tegelaar, E.W., Huizinga, B.J., Moldowan, J.M., Singletary, M. S., and Dzou, L. I., P. 24-norcholestanes as age-sensitive molecular fossils. Geology, v. 26, p. 983-986.
  • 1998* | Holba, A.G., Dzou, L.I.P., Masterson, W.D., Hughes, W.B., Huizinga, B.J., Moldowan, J.M., Mello, M.R., and Tegelaar, E., Application of 24-norcholestanes for constraining source age of petroleum. Organic Geochemistry.
  • In Press | Walters, C.C.; Peters, K.E.; Moldowan, J.M. History of life from the hydrocarbon fossil record. In, “Handbook of Hydrocarbon microbiology: microbial interactions with hydrocarbons, oils, fats and related hydrophobic substrates and products”, K. N. Timmis

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