Liao, S., Liu, X.-L., Manz, K. E., Pennell, K., Novak, J., Santos, E., Huang, Y., 2023.  Comprehensive analysis of alkenones by reversed-phased HPLC-MS with exceptional selectivity, linearity and sensitivity. Talanta.

Liu X.-L., 2023. Collision induced dissociation as ‘mass spectrometric filter’ for rapid screening of tetrapyrrole derivatives and their chelated metal species in complex biological and environmental samples. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry,

Halamka, T.A., Raberg, J.H., McFarlin, J.M., Younkin, A.D., Mulligan, C. Liu X.-L., Kopf, S.H., 2022. Production of diverse brGDGTs by Acidobacterium Solibacter usitatusin response to temperature, pH, and O2 provides a culturing perspective on brGDGT paleo proxies and biosynthesis. Geobiology, DOI: 10.1111/gbi.12525

Connock, G.T., Owens, J.D., Liu, X.-L., 2022. Biotic induction and microbial ecological dynamics of Oceanic Anoxic Event 2. Communications Earth & Environment, 3, 136, DOI:

Hou, M., Zhuang, G., Ellwood, B.B., Liu, X.-L., Wu, M., 2022. Enhanced precipitation in the Gulf of Mexico during the Eocene–Oligocene transition driven by interhemispherical temperature asymmetry. GSA Bulletin, DOI:

Sardar Abadi, M., Owens, J.D., Liu, X.-L., Them, T.R., Cui, X., Heavens, N.G., Soreghan, G.S., 2020. Atmospheric dust stimulated marine primary productivity during Earth’s penultimate icehouse. Geology 48, 247–251.

Cui, X., Liu, X.-L., Shen, G., Ma, J., Husain, F., Rocher, D., Zumberge, J.E., Bryant, D.A., Liu, X., 2020. Niche expansion for phototrophic sulfur bacteria at the Proterozoic–Phanerozoic transition. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117, 17599–17606.

Zeng, Z., Liu, X.-L., Farley, K.R., Wei, J.H., Metcalf, W.W., Summons, R.E., Welander, P.V., 2019. GDGT cyclization proteins identify the dominant archaeal sources of tetraether lipids in the ocean. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116, 22505–22511. (co-first author with equal contributions)

Lü, X., Liu X.-L., Xu, C., Song, J., Li, X., Yuan, H., Li, N., Wang, D., Yuan, H., Ye, S., 2019. The origins and implications of glycerol ether lipids in China coastal wetland sediments. Scientific Reports 9, 1–11.

Liu, X.-L., Russell, D.A., Bonfio, C., Summons, R.E., 2019. Glycerol configurations of environmental GDGTs investigated using a selective sn2 ether cleavage protocol. Organic Geochemistry, 128, 5762.

Zeng, Z., Liu, X.-L., Wei, J.H., Summons, R.E., Welander, P.V., 2018. Calditol-linked membrane lipids are required for acid tolerance in Sulfolobus acidocaldarius. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115, 12932–12937. (co-first author with equal contributions)

Liu X.-L., Lipp J.S., Elling F., Birgel D., Summons R.E., Hinrichs K.-U., 2018. Predominance of the parallel glycerol arrangement in archaeal tetraethers from marine subsurface sediments: structural features revealed by degradation products. Organic Geochemistry, 115, 12–23.

Natalicchio M., Birgel D., Peckmann J., Lozar F., Carnevale G., Liu X.-L., Hinrichs K.-U., Dela Pierre F., 2017. An archaeal biomarker record of paleoenvironmental change across the onset of the Messinian salinity crisis in the absence of evaporites (Piedmont Basin, Italy).  Organic Geochemistry 113, 242–253.

Liu X.-L., Birgel D., Elling F., Sutton P.A., Lipp J.S., Zhu R., Zhang C., Könneke M., Peckmann J., Rowland S.J., Summons R.E., Hinrichs K.-U., 2016. From ether to acid: a plausible degradation pathway of glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 183, 138–152.

Liu X.-L., Santiago Torio A.D., Bosak T., Summons R.E., 2016. Novel archaeal tetraether lipids with a cyclohexyl ring identified in Feyetteville Green Lake, NY and other sulfidic lacustrine settings. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 30, 1197–1205.

Wilhelm, M.B., Davila, A.F., Eigenbrode, J.L., Parenteau, M.N., Jahnke, L.L., Liu, X.-L., Summons, R.E., Wray, J.J., Stamos, B.N., O’Reilly, S.S., Williams, A., 2016. Xeropreservation of functionalized lipid biomarkers in hyperarid soils in the Atacama Desert. Organic Geochemistry 103, 97–104.

Zhang, H., Cao, C., Liu, X.-L., Mu, L., Zheng, Q., Liu, F., Xiang, L., Liu, L., Shen, S., 2015. The terrestrial end-Permian mass extinction in South China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 448, 108–124.

Lü, X., Liu, X.-L., Elling, F., Yang H., Xie, S., Song, J., Li, X., Yuan, H., Li, N., Hinrichs, K-U., 2015. Hydroxylated isoprenoid GDGTs in Chinese coastal seas and their potential as a paleotemperature proxy for mid-to-low latitude marginal seas. Organic Geochemistry 89, 31–43.

Liu X.-L., Zhu C., Wakeham S.G., Hinrichs K.-U., 2014. In situ production of branched glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers in anoxic marine water columns. Marine Chemistry 166, 1–8.

Birgel, D., Guido, D.,  Liu, X.-L., Hinrichs, K-U., Gier, S., Peckmann, J., 2014. Hypersaline conditions during deposition of the Calcare di Base revealed from archaeal di-and tetraether inventories. Organic Geochemistry 77, 11-21.

Zhu, C., Yoshinaga, M.Y., Peters, C.A., Liu, X.-L., Elvert, M., Hinrichs, K-U., 2014. Identification and significance of unsaturated archaeal tetraether lipids in marine sediments. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 28, 1144-1152.

Feng, D., Birgel, D., Peckmann, J., Roberts, H.H., Joye, S.B., Sassen, R., Liu, X.-L., Hinrichs, K.-U., Chen, D., 2014. Time integrated variation of sources of fluids and seepage dynamics archived in authigenic carbonates from Gulf of Mexico Gas Hydrate Seafloor Observatory. Chemical Geology 385, 129-139.

Xie, S., Liu, X.-L., Schubotz, F., Wakeham S.G., Hinrichs K.-U., 2014. Distribution of glycerol ether lipids in the oxygen minimum zone of the Eastern Tropical North Pacific Ocean. Organic Geochemistry 71, 60–71.

Becker, K.W., Lipp, J.S., Zhu, C., Liu, X.-L., Hinrichs, K.-U., 2013. An improved method for the analysis of archaeal and bacterial ether core lipids. Organic Geochemistry 61, 34-44.

Liu, X.-L., Summons, R.E., Hinrichs, K.-U., 2012. Extending the known range of glycerol ether lipids in the environment: structural assignments based on MS/MS fragmentation patterns. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 26, 2295–2302.

Liu, X.-L., Lipp, J.S., Simpson, J.H., Lin, Y.-S. Summons, R.E., Hinrichs, K.-U., 2012. Mono- and dihydroxyl Glycerol Dibiphytanyl Glycerol Tetraethers in marine sediments: identification of both core and intact polar lipid forms. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 89, 102-115.

Liu, X.-L., Lipp, J. S., Schröder, J. M., Summons, R. E., Hinrichs, K. -U., 2011. Isoprenoidal glycerol dialkanol diethers: a series of novel archaeal lipids in marine sediments. Organic Geochemistry 43, 50-55.

Liu, X.-L., Lipp, J.S., Hinrichs, K.-U., 2011. Distribution of intact and core GDGTs in marine sediments. Organic Geochemistry 42, 368-375.

Shen, S.-Z., Crowley, J.L., Wang, Y., Bowring, S.A., Erwin, D.H., Sadler, P.M., Cao, C.-Q., Rothman, D.H., Henderson, C.M., Ramezani, J., Zhang, H., Shen, Y., Wang, X.-D., Wang, W., Mu, L., Li, W.-Z., Tang, Y.-G., Liu, X.-L., Liu, L.-J., Zeng, Y., Jiang, Y.-F., Jin, Y.-G., 2011. Calibrating the End-Permian Mass Extinction. Science 17 Nov. 2011

Zhang, Y.G., Zhang, C.L., Liu, X.-L., Li, L., Hinrichs, K.-U., Noakes, J.E., 2011. Methane Index: A tetraether archaeal lipid biomarker indicator for detecting the instability of marine gas hydrates. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 307, 525–534.

Liu, X.-L., Leider, A. Gillespie, A., Gröger, J., Versteegh, G.J.M., Hinrichs, K-U., 2010. Identification of polar lipid precursors of the ubiquitous branched GDGT orphan lipids in a peat bog in Northern Germany. Organic Geochemistry 41, 653–660.