Melanie Holland


melanie_holland_01Education


University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA. 2000

  • Ph.D. Oceanography: Ecology, physiology and phylogeny of subseafloor thermophiles from mid-ocean ridge environments

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. 1990

  • B.S. Biology

Profile


Geotek Ltd. Biogeochemical Consultant (2000 – present)

  • Geochemistry and microbiology of sediments, particularly gas hydrate-bearing sediments.

Arizona State University. Faculty Research Associate (2002 – 2005)

  • Biogeochemistry of chemosynthetic microbial ecosystems.

Washington University, St. Louis. Postdoctoral Research Associate (2000 – 2002)

  • Geochemical modelling of microbial energetics.

Offshore Experience


Over 30 scientific (academic & commercial) field expeditions, including seagoing drilling expeditions, submersible cruises, ROV-assisted work, small boat oceanography, and expeditions to terrestrial hot springs.


Selected References


Wu N, Zhang H, Yang S, Zhang G, Liang J, Lu J, Su X, Schultheiss P, Holland M, Zhu Y. 2011. Gas Hydrate System of Shenhu Area, Northern South China Sea: Geochemical Results, Journal of Geological Research, Volume 2011, Article ID 370298, 10 pages. Available online at: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jgr/2011/370298/

Schultheiss P, Holland M, Humphrey G. 2009. Wireline coring and analysis under pressure: Recent use and future developments of the HYACINTH system. Scientific Drilling 7:44-50.

melanie_holland_02_300x397Holland M, Schultheiss P, Roberts J, Druce M. 2008. Observed gas hydrate morphologies in marine sediments. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Gas Hydrates (ICGH 2008), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 6-10, 2008. Available online at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/1201

Collett T, Riedel M, Cochran J, Boswell R, Presley J, Kumar P, Sathe A, Sethi A, Lall M, Siball V, and the NGHP Expedition 01 Scientific Party, including Holland M. 2008. Indian National Gas Hydrate Program Expedition 01 Initial Report: Prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey and Published by the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (India), 1 DVD.

Humphrey GD, Schultheiss PJ, Holland ME. 2008. Hydrate evaluation evolves. In: Fundamentals of the Global Oil and Gas Industry. Petroleum Economist. pp. 114-117.

Park K-P, Bahk J-J, Holland M, Yun, T-S, Schultheiss P, Santamarina C. 2009. Improved pressure core analysis provides detailed look at Korean cores. Fire in the Ice (US DOE–NETL newsletter) Spring 2009, pp. 18-20. Available online at: http://www.netl.doe.gov/technologies/oil-gas/publications/Hydrates/Newsletter/MHNewswinter09.pdf

Park K-P, Bahk J-J, Kwon Y, Kim GY, Riedel M, Holland M, Schultheiss P, Rose K, UBGH-1 Scientific Party. 2008. Korean National Program expedition confirms rich gas hydrate deposits in the Ulleung basin, East Sea. Fire in the Ice (US DOE–NETL newsletter) Spring 2008, pp. 6-9. Available online at: http://www.netl.doe.gov/technologies/oil-gas/publications/Hydrates/Newsletter/HMNewsSpring08.pdf

Schultheiss P, Holland M, Roberts J, Humphrey G. 2008. Pressure core analysis: The keystone of a gas hydrate investigation. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Gas Hydrates (ICGH 2008), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 6-10, 2008. Available online at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/1200

Schultheiss PJ, Holland ME, Humphrey GD. 2008. Borehole pressure coring and laboratory pressure core analysis for gas hydrate investigations. OTC 19601. Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, May 2008.

Yang S, Zhang H, Wu N, Su X, Schultheiss P, Holland M, Zhang G, Liang J, Lu J, Rose K. 2008. High concentration hydrate in disseminated forms obtained in Shenhu area, North Slope of South China Sea. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Gas Hydrates (ICGH 2008), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 6-10, 2008. Available online at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/1178

Schultheiss P, Santamarina C, Kumar P, Collett T. 2007. HYACINTH pressure cores from India: Analysis and subsampling reveals detailed methane hydrate structures. Fire in the Ice (US DOE–NETL newsletter) Winter 2007, pp. 11-13. Available online at: http://www.netl.doe.gov/technologies/oil-gas/publications/Hydrates/Newsletter/HMNewsWinter07.pdf

Shock E, Holland M. 2007. Quantitative habitability. Astrobiology 7(6):839-851.

Zhang H, Yang S, Wu N, Su X, Holland M, Schultheiss P, Rose K, Butler H, Humphrey G, GMGS-1 Science Team. 2007. Successful and surprising results for China’s first gas hydrate drilling expedition. Fire in the Ice (US DOE–NETL newsletter) Fall 2007, pp. 6-9. Available online at: http://www.netl.doe.gov/technologies/oil-gas/publications/Hydrates/Newsletter/HMNewsFall07.pdf

Holland M, Schultheiss P, Roberts J, Druce M. 2006. Gas hydrate-sediment morphologies revealed by pressure core analysis, EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Abstract OS33B-1689.

Riedel M, Collett TS, Malone MJ, and the Expedition 311 Scientists, including Holland M. 2006. Proceedings of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, 311: Washington, DC (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International, Inc.). doi:10.2204/iodp.proc.311.2006

Tréhu AM, Ruppel C, Holland M, Dickens G, Torres ME, Collett T, Goldberg D, Riedel M, Schultheiss P. 2006. Gas hydrates: Lessons from scientific ocean drilling. Oceanography 19(4):124-143.

Schultheiss PJ, Francis TJG, Holland M, Roberts JA, Amann H, Thjunjoto, Parkes RJ, Martin D, Rothfuss M, Tyunder F, Jackson PD. 2006. Pressure coring, logging and sub-sampling with the HYACINTH system. In: New Techniques in Sediment Core Analysis, Rothwell G (ed). Geological Society of London, Special Publication 267:151-163.

Holland ME, Schultheiss PJ, Carter RM, Roberts J, Francis TJG. 2005. IODP’s untapped wealth: multiparameter logging of legacy core. Scientific Drilling 1:50-51.

Kastner M, Claypool G, Robertson G, Schultheiss P, Holland M. 2005. Geochemical evidence for gas hydrates at Atwater Valley and Keathley Canyon, Gulf of Mexico. EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Abstract OS31D-03.

melanie_holland_03Shock EL, Holland M, Meyer-Dombard, D, Amend JP. 2005. Geochemical sources of energy for microbial metabolism in hydrothermal ecosystems: Obsidian Pool, Yellowstone National Park, USA. In : Geothermal Biology and Geochemistry in Yellowstone National Park, Inskeep W, McDermott T (eds). Thermal Biology Institute, Montana State University. pp. 95-109.

Tréhu, AM, Bohrman G, Rack FR, T.S. Collett TS, Goldberg DS, Long PE, Milkov AV, Riedel M, Schultheiss P, Torres ME, Bangs NL, Barr SR, Borowski WS, Claypool GE, Delwiche ME, Dickens GR, Gracia E, Guerin G, Holland M, Johnson JE, Lee Y-J, Liu C-S, Su X, Teichert C, Tomaru H, Vanneste M, Watanabe M, and Weinberger JL. 2004. Three-dimensional distribution of gas hydrate beneath southern Hydrate Ridge: Constraints from ODP Leg 204. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 222:845–862.

Holland ME, Shock E, Meyer-Dombard D, Amend JP. 2004. Microbial energetics in Yellowstone hot springs, or, what’s on the menu? Extremophiles 2004, Cambridge, MD.

Holland ME, Baross JA, Holden JF. 2004. Illuminating subseafloor ecosystems using microbial tracers. In: The Subsurface Biosphere at Mid-Ocean Ridges, Wilcock WSD, Cary C, DeLong E, Kelley DS, Baross JA (eds). AGU Press. pp. 291-303

Schultheiss PJ, Holland ME, Francis TJ, Roberts JA, Carter RM. 2004. Fulfilling the promise of the DSDP/ODP legacy with multi-parameter logging of archive cores. EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Abstract PP23B-1432.

Shock EL, Holland ME. 2004. Geochemical energy sources supporting the subsurface biosphere. In: The Subsurface Biosphere at Mid-Ocean Ridges, Wilcock WSD, Cary C, DeLong E, Kelley DS, Baross JA (eds). AGU Press. pp. 153-165

Zierenberg RA, Holland ME. 2004. Sedimented ridges as a laboratory for exploring the subsurface biosphere. In: The Subsurface Biosphere at Mid-Ocean Ridges, Wilcock WSD, Cary C, DeLong E, Kelley DS, Baross JA (eds). AGU Press. pp. 305-323

Holland, ME, Baross JA. 2003. Limits to life in hydrothermal systems. In: Mass and Energy Transfer in Hydrothermal Systems (Proceedings of the 89th Dahlem Workshop), Halbach PE, Tunnicliffe V, Hein JR (eds). Dahlem University Press, Berlin, pp. 235-249.

Schultheiss, P, Holland, M, ODP Leg 204 Shipboard Scientific Party. 2003. Structure and decomposition of marine gas hydrates recovered at in situ pressures. EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly, Nice, France, April 2003, abstract #4375.

Tréhu, AM, Bohrmann, G, Rack, FR, Torres, ME, et al., including Holland M. 2003. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Initial Reports, 204: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program). doi:10.2973/odp.proc.ir.204.2003

Holland M (as Summit M), Baross JA. 2001. A novel microbial habitat in the mid-ocean ridge subseafloor. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 98:2158-2163.

Holland M (as Summit M), Peacock A, Ringelberg D, White DC, Baross JA. 2000. Phospholipid fatty acid-derived microbial biomass and community dynamics in hot, hydrothermally influenced sediments from Middle Valley, Juan De Fuca Ridge. In: Zierenberg RA, Fouquet Y, Miller DJ, Normark WR (eds). Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results 169:1-18 [CD-ROM].

Fouquet Y, Zierenberg RA, Miller DJ, et al., including Holland M (as Summit M). 1998. Proc. ODP, Init. Repts., 169: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program). doi:10.2973/odp.proc.ir.169.1998

Holland M (as Summit M), Baross JA. 1998. Thermophilic subseafloor microorganisms from the 1996 North Gorda Ridge eruption. Deep-Sea Research, Part II 45:2751-2766.

Holland M (as Summit M), Scott B, Nielson KB, Mathur E, Baross JA. 1998. Pressure stabilization of DNA polymerase from three thermophilic organisms. Extremophiles 2:339-345.

Delaney JR, Kelley DS, Lilley MD, Butterfield DA, Baross JA, Wilcock WSD, Embley RW, Holland M (as Summit M). 1998. The quantum event of oceanic crustal accretion: Impacts of diking at mid-ocean ridges. Science 281:222-230.

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