Casey Saenger

Casey Saenger

  • Research Scientist
  • Education:
    • PhD, MIT/WHOI Joint Program, 2009
    • BS, Bates College, 2002
  • Email:
  • Phone:
    • 206-685-3757
  • Location:
    • UW Wallace Hall


Isotope geochemistry


Selected publications

Saenger, C, Gabitov, R., Farmer, J., Watkins, J. and Stone, R. 2017. Linear correlations in bamboo coral d13C and d18O sampled by SIMS and micromill: evaluating paleoceanographic potential and biomineralization mechanisms using d11B and ∆47 composition. Chemical Geology

Saenger, C and Watkins, J. 2016. A refined method for calculating paleotemperature from linear correlations in bamboo coral carbon and oxygen isotopes. Paleoceanography doi: 10.1002/2016PA002931

Saenger, C and Erez, J. 2016. A non-traditional stable isotope perspective on coral calcification. In: Goffredo, S. and Dubinsky, Z. (eds), The Cnidaria, past, present and future. The world of Medusa and her sisters. Springer

Schauer, A., Kelson, J., Saenger, C. and Huntington, K. submitted. Choice of 17O correction affects clumped isotope (∆47) values of CO2 measured with mass spectrometry. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. doi: 10.1002/rcm.7743

Kelson, J., Huntington, K., Schauer, A., Saenger, C. and Lechler, A. 2017. Towards a universal carbonate clumped isotope calibration: diverse synthesis and preparatory methods suggest a single temperature relationship. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta

Tierney, J.E., Abram, N.J., Anchukaitis, K.J., Evans, M.N., Giry, C., Kilbourne, K.H., Saenger, C., Wu, H. C., Zinke, J. 2015. Tropical sea surface temperatures for the past four centuries reconstructed from coral archives. Paleoceanography. doi: 10.1002/2014PA002717

Saenger, C. and Wang, Z. 2014. Magnesium isotope fractionation in biogenic and abiogenic carbonates: Implications for paleoenvironmental proxies. Quaternary Science Reviews. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.01.014

Saenger, C., Affek, H., Thiagarajan, N., Felis, T., Lough, J. and Holcomb, M. 2012. Carbonate clumped

isotopes in shallow-water corals: Temperature dependence and vital effects. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2012.09.035.

Saenger, C., Cohen, A. C., Oppo, D. W. Halley, R. B. and Carilli, J. E.: 2009. Surface temperature trends and variability in the low-latitude North Atlantic since 1552. Nature Geoscience. doi: 10.1038/NGEO552

Saenger, C., Cohen, A. C., Oppo, D. W., Hubbard, D. H. 2008a. Interpreting sea surface temperature from strontium/calcium ratios in Montastrea corals: Link with growth rate and implications for proxy reconstructions. Paleoceanography. doi:10.1029/2007PA001572