Marco Coolen (Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry) has been a pioneer in the emerging field of “sedimentary paleogenomics”. Sedimentary paleogenomics is used to describe the development and application of advanced genomic tools to analyze preserved genetic signatures in marine and lacustrine sediment records. With such data, it is possible to reconstruct the diversity, and biogeochemical role of past marine and lacustrine planktonic communities, which in turn, provides detailed information about past ecological and environmental changes from climate variability or other perturbations.
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